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

U.S. XPress truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced it established U.S. Xpress Ventures, a business unit focused on developing and implementing new asset-based business models and technology strategies within the company. It named Cameron Ramsdell president of the new unit.

April 23, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Celadon Sells Logistics Group, Hopes for Financial Reporting in Fall

Celadon truck parked at Indianapolis HQ

Celadon Group Inc. is selling its Celadon Logistics brokerage and third-party logistics subsidiary in a $60 million deal that helps advance the Indianapolis-based company’s plan to shore up its business in the wake of accounting troubles that date back several years.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Heartland Express Continues to Post Profit Improvement

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. reported another quarter of profit improvement despite a weakening freight environment and bad weather in the first quarter of 2019.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Board Nominates Donald Brown, Christopher Jamroz

Roadrunner truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.’s board of directors has nominated Donald Brown and Christopher Jamroz for election to the board at its annual meeting to be held May 22.

April 22, 2019
Business, Top 100

P.A.M. Transportation Reports Record 1Q Earnings

P.A.M. Transportation

Continuing a trend that started in 2017, higher rates from customers in a strong freight market produced record profits for P.A.M. Transportation Services in the first quarter of 2019.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 19, 2019
Business, Top 100, TCA

UPS CEO David Abney Earns Horatio Alger Award

UPS CEO David Abney

For more than 70 years, the Horatio Alger award has been bestowed upon individuals who have overcome adversity to achieve success and remained committed to both higher education and helping others. So UPS CEO David Abney is in good company. But his 3-year-old grandson's reaction to the news has...

Gracie Bonds Staples | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 16, 2019
Business, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Earnings, Revenue Higher in 1Q, but Miss Wall Street Projections

A J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported on April 15 a year-over-year bump of 7% in first-quarter revenue to $2.09 billion compared with $1.95 billion for the same period in 2018.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Prognostics Takes Shape as the Future of Truck Repair

Dart Transit truck

Condition-based maintenance is coming to commercial vehicles, and bringing with it transformative possibilities to expand real-time operational insights, foster an improved warranty process and, perhaps, accelerate sales of replacement parts, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder to Shutter California Distribution Center, Lay Off 145 Workers

Ryder

Trucking and logistics company Ryder System will cease operations at its Moreno Valley, Calif., distribution center, leading to layoffs for 145 employees there.

Jack Katzanek | The Press Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.)
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Freight Line Unveils Interactive Signage at Mets’ Citi Field

Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line is upping its advertising game this season with the New York Mets. The company partnered with Chicago-based Czarnowski to create a three-dimensional replica of an ODFL tractor-trailer at Citi Field.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
April 4, 2019

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