2018 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

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

UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

January Sales Indicate Used Truck Market Is Poised to Grow

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The average used Class 8 vehicle in January had higher mileage and sold for a little less than a year earlier, ACT Research reported, calling it an inkling of all the freight there was to haul in the second half of 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Top 100

Extreme Winter Weather Causes Vaccine Shipping Delays

Joggers run down an street empty in Nolensville, Tenn., Feb. 18. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Extreme winter weather has dealt the first major setback to the Biden administration’s planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines, delaying shipment of three days’ worth of shots, or about 6 million doses.

February 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Technology Brings Visibility to Supply Chains, Experts Say

Walmart truck on highway

The increased visibility that technology brings to supply chains is helping to improve efficiency in very specific ways, according to experts at a recent virtual event.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Revenue Increased While Income Declined for Q4

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. reported record fourth-quarter revenue but a decline in net income.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Reports Q4 Improved Earnings

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. on Feb. 11 reported fourth-quarter net income of $25.6 million, or 48 cents per share, compared with a loss of $53.5 million, or loss of $1.02, in the same period a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Reports Highest Quarterly Revenue Ever at $4.67 Billion

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. posted better-than-expected earnings and its highest-ever quarterly revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI Posts Increases in Profit, Revenue in Q4

TFI headquarters

TFI International Inc. reported an increase in both profits and revenue in the fourth quarter as it works toward completion of its acquisition of UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload and dedicated truckload divisions of UPS Inc., later this year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 9, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports Earnings Nearly Doubled to $40.2 Million for Q4

Saia truck

Saia Inc. saw income surge and revenue gains during the fourth quarter, the company reported Feb. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Increase in Online Shopping Spurs Innovation for Shipping Packaging

forklift in warehouse

Effective shipment packaging relies as much on science and engineering as it does diligence and common sense. Matching the right box for the product and properly securing palletized shipments is crucial in the physically challenging environment of a less-than-truckload or parcel network.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
February 8, 2021

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