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

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Trucking groups prepared their drivers with tips on operations and safety as a polar vortex gripped the Midwest, delivering extremely cold temperatures and harsh wind chills.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

ELD Era Brings Fleets, Shippers Toward More Collaboration, Experts Say

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The advent of ELDs is influencing how carriers and shippers work together to control costs, deploy capacity, design networks, offer and charge for services, make capital investments, recruit and assign drivers and leverage new technology.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
January 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Introduces Way for Retailers to Outrace Amazon in Delivery

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FedEx Corp., looking beyond Amazon.com Inc. for growth in e-commerce, is introducing a new late-night shipping option for retailers who want to speedily send orders directly to online customers.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Reports Profit Gains in 4Q

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Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings reported higher profits and revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 with improvement noted across all of its business units.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 29, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Ceva Logistics Board Rejects Stock Buyout Bid by CMA CGM

Ceva

Ceva Logistics’ board of directors has recommended that shareholders reject a tender offer from CMA CGM to buy all of the publicly held shares of stock in the Swiss company, saying the price of 30 Swiss francs per share is too low.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Fleets Eye Camera Systems to Replace Mirrors

Interior cab with MirrorEye

Camera monitor systems designed to replace a truck’s conventional side mirrors are getting favor­able reviews from drivers, according to exec­utives at fleets that are testing the new technology, which also recently received a nod of approval from federal regulators.

Bruce Lilly | Contributing Writer
January 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Express Agrees to Buy International Business From Israeli Firm

FedEx Express van

FedEx Express is acquiring the international express delivery business of Flying Cargo Group, a company based in Israel that has been a service partner with FedEx since 1990, company officials announced Jan. 15.

January 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Ryder Expands Truck-Sharing Platform to South Florida

Coop open on cellphone

Ryder System Inc. announced it has expanded its digital truck-sharing platform, Coop by Ryder, to South Florida.

January 24, 2019
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UPS Expands Keyless Apartment-Building Entry That Started in NYC

UPS Worker

United Parcel Service Inc. is expanding a keyless-entry system for package deliveries at apartment buildings after a successful test in New York and San Francisco.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019
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Oaktree Capital Invests $450 Million in Rail Transportation Firm Watco

Watco mechanical repair shop in Neodesha, Kan.

Oaktree Capital Management is investing $450 million and forming a strategic partnership with Watco Cos., a privately owned company that provides a broad range of rail transportation services in North America and Australia.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 16, 2019

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