2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Rank This Year Rank Last Year Companysort descending Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors Trailers
1 1 UPS Inc. 65,872,000 4,910,000 454,000 18,683 97,746
2 2 FedEx Corp. 63,864,000 4,465,000 425,000 29,873 113,218
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 7,189,568 385,308 27,670 14,392 32,931
6 5 YRC Worldwide 4,891,000 -10,800 32,000 14,100 44,600
7 6 Schneider 4,383,600 389,900 19,600 11,859 37,637
8 9 Hub Group 4,034,897 135,153 4,377 3,520 5,850
9 10 TFI International 3,906,575 130,181 17,044 16,132 24,617
10 9 Landstar System 3,646,364 177,088 1,273 9,438 15,534
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 3,358,112 463,774 20,944 8,316 32,890
13 12 ArcBest 2,826,457 59,726 13,000 4,436 22,275
3 3 XPO Logistics 15,380,800 312,400 95,000 16,287 27,591
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,740,000 - 17,397 6,695 27,443
15 16 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,116,737 92,000 12,154 7,480 24,500
16 15 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 2,091,300 -91,200 4,600 3,625 6,920
21 21 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,600,000 - 9,522 6,600 16,800
19 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
24 25 Kenan Advantage Group Inc. 1,441,440 - 9,000 6,686 10,744
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,875,031 208,184 4,300 6,296 12,753
28 20 Purolator Holdings Ltd. 1,343,111 - 10,000 465 1,329
25 26 C.R. England Inc. 1,405,411 - 7,975 4,213 6,116
26 21 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
23 19 CRST International 1,555,000 - 7,538 5,774 12,145
27 28 Saia Inc. 1,378,510 91,156 9,800 4,259 13,901
31 32 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,216,665 28,153 8,231 3,784 5,765
30 29 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,260,050 - 8,792 3,635 11,697
19 21 Penske Logistics 1,700,000 - 18,011 2,935 9,108
17 27 NFI 1,910,000 - 10,000 4,000 8,900
5 30 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 5,136,261 529,922 25,400 23,069 74,949
34 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,100,000 - 6,000 5,400 14,000
33 37 Forward Air Corp. 1,100,816 87,321 4,898 964 6,464
38 39 Lynden Inc. 950,000 - 2,600 768 2,889
42 43 Quality Distribution Inc. 786,000 - - 2,541 5,204
40 41 Atlas World Group 842,100 4,800 671 1,271 4,076
36 34 Anderson Trucking Service 1,004,301 - 1,996 2,652 6,958
53 52 Heartland Express Inc. 607,336 75,173 3,800 6,719 19,975
37 38 KLLM Transport Services 959,000 - - 3,800 5,700
41 40 Ruan 836,298 - 5,500 2,900 8,710
35 33 Celadon Group Inc. 1,065,356 - 5,200 3,850 10,000
54 48 Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. 602,825 74,839 3,753 2,637 -
45 51 Day & Ross Transportation 718,941 - 2,240 1,800 5,714
56 45 Trimac Transportation 576,796 - 3,200 1,720 3,800
47 47 Covenant Transport Services 705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
49 49 Stevens Transport 694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
48 46 Marten Transport Ltd. 698,120 90,284 3,492 2,738 4,909
29 42 Daseke Inc. 1,300,000 26,996 4,700 5,200 11,500
50 53 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 665,000 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
46 50 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 715,827 - 5,381 1,856 5,372
63 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 492,509 - 293 2,299 2,299
58 55 Western Express Inc. 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
51 56 United Road Services Inc. 645,000 - 1,700 1,850 1,150
61 62 Canada Cartage 546,309 - 3,137 2,548 2,817
52 58 Mullen Group Ltd. 627,372 - 3,535 1,919 5,065
60 54 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
65 74 Bison Transport Inc. 472,004 - 2,944 1,704 4,732
100 - Acme Truck Line 239,000 - 1,900 1,315 1,314
73 71 TransX Group of Companies 415,541 - 2,617 1,365 4,410
70 66 Shevell Group 439,500 - 3,745 1,550 3,950
62 69 Bennett International Group 512,874 - 1,023 1,345 2,126
59 60 Dayton Freight Lines Inc. 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
68 64 Dart Holding Co. 451,925 - 2,626 2,131 7,159
66 67 Cowan Systems 462,544 - 1,946 2,122 5,677
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 437,838 38,899 2,409 2,281 5,795
39 59 Evans Network of Cos. 898,000 - 376 5,014 550
78 76 Roehl Transport Inc. 384,473 - 2,336 1,983 4,873
72 72 Mesilla Valley Transportation 430,261 - 1,760 1,450 6,000
76 81 Epes Carriers Inc. 400,977 26,309 - 1,272 6,065
85 83 Cassens Transport 302,004 - 1,265 1,231 1,231
79 78 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 373,000 - 2,697 946 1,936
80 80 Maverick USA Inc. 352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
96 89 Challenger Group 258,734 - 1,850 1,469 3,300
89 85 Koch Companies Inc. 277,000 - 1,190 1,053 5,476
90 86 Dependable Supply Chain Services 274,000 - - 344 1,220
99 96 John Christner Trucking 244,696 13,138 222 809 1,112
91 90 Trans-System Inc. 271,000 - 1,050 1,000 1,700
98 99 Superior Bulk Logistics Inc. 252,300 14,500 1,370 1,100 2,000
88 91 Foodliner/Quest Liner 277,471 - 1,190 1,183 2,233
81 87 Transport Investments Inc. 339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
92 - Melton Truck Lines Inc. 269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
82 84 IMC Cos. 332,490 - 2,300 1,658 148
83 82 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
95 100 A&R Logistics 259,370 - 1,100 858 1,132
94 97 Martin Transportation Systems 261,403 - 1,725 1,060 2,250
93 77 Central Freight Lines 266,000 - - 2,001 8,012
43 44 Central Transport International 754,000 - - 3,180 6,543
44 36 Cardinal Logistics Holdings 720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
57 56 OnTrac Inc. 572,856 - - 36 950
77 - LaserShip Inc. 400,000 - - 29 27
55 61 PS Logistics 595,780 - 3,000 2,500 -
67 - Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 452,429 - - 1,935 2,421
12 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,065,500 158,400 - - -
22 24 R+L Carriers 1,580,000 - - 5,084 15,675
86 88 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000 - - 1,135 1,823
69 70 USA Truck 446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
75 79 Black Horse Carriers 412,500 - 3,150 1,670 3,500
87 92 Hirschbach Motor Lines 278,494 - 800 1,250 1,965
84 94 Salmon Cos. 314,303 - - 713 1,092
64 - Two Men and a Truck Movers 487,236 - 6,136 - -
97 93 United Vision Logistics 256,000 - - 1,003 1,347
32 31 Averitt Express 1,146,970 98,967 8,500 4,513 14,585
74 73 TMC Transportation 413,000 - - 2,613 3,404
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YRC Worldwide Provides Mixed Initial Look at 4Q Earnings

YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a holding company for less-than-truckload carriers, in its initial look at fourth-quarter results forecast flat operating revenue with operating income possibly coming in more than twice as high as a year earlier.

January 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shareholders Offered Option of Buying More Stock as Roadrunner Seeks to Recapitalize Its Business

Roadrunner truck at loading dock

Shareholders of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, who have seen the value of their holdings plummet following a finance scandal that led to the dismissal of several top executives more than a year ago, are being given a chance to buy more stock — 900 million shares to be exact — at 50 cents a...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters Exchange Contract Proposals with YRC, Holland and New Penn

YRC Freight truck

After working for eight years under a series of contract extensions, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and its two regional operations have opened contract negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2019
Business, Top 100

Saia Names Frederick Holzgrefe III President, COO

Saia

Saia Inc., a multiregional LTL, nonasset truckload, expedited and logistics services provider, announced it has named Frederick J. Holzgrefe III as its new president and chief operating officer effectively immediately, according to a Jan. 4 press release. Additionally, he has joined the board of...

January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moving Company Study Shows More Residents Left New Jersey Than any Other State in 2018

United movers map

A study by United Van Lines has revealed that Americans are moving west and south, according to a Jan. 2 press release.

January 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

United Road Services, Carlyle Group Buy Fleet Car Carriers

United Road Services carhauler

United Road Services has joined with The Carlyle Group and other investors to acquire Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

FCC Evaluates Sharing Connected Vehicle Spectrum With Wi-Fi

Two trucks platooning

The Federal Communications Commission is deciding whether further testing is needed to determine if communications between connected vehicles, including trucks, can share a slice of spectrum with Wi-Fi broadband services seeking to use it, too.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2018

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