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)sort descending 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 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 Co. 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 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 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 Transit Company 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 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 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
58 55 Western Express 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 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 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 Group 718,941 - 2,240 1,800 5,714
44 36 Cardinal Logistics 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 Delivery Company 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 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 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 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
19 21 Penske Logistics 1,700,000 - 18,011 2,935 9,108
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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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports ‘Progress’ With Merger, Sees Challenges in Getting Enough Drivers

Knight and Swift trucks

The holding company for Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation reported results for the first quarter of 2018 that reflect “progress” in achieving cost savings for the combined enterprise but also difficulty in finding enough drivers to meet increasing demand for service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Landstar System Posts Record First Quarter

Landstar truck

Landstar System reported its best first quarter with revenue jumping 34.2% to $1.05 billion and profits reaching a record $57.5 million, or $1.37 a share, as demand for freight hauling continued to strain truck capacity in the market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Forward Air First-Quarter Results Better Than Expected

Forward Air on the road

Forward Air Corp. reported better-than-expected results in the first quarter as strong demand and tight truckload capacity boosted expedited less-than-truckload shipping and intermodal services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Posts Mixed Results in 1Q

Heartland Express Truck

Heartland Express reported first-quarter net income of $13.4 million, or 16 cents earnings per share. In comparison, first-quarter 2017 net income was $14 million, or 17 cents per share. Analysts had predicted earnings per share of 11 cents.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Solid First-Quarter Revenue, Income

Covenant truck on the road

Covenant Transportation Group reported first-quarter net income of $4.4 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $39,000 in the same period of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Change-of-Address Scam Moved UPS Corporate Headquarters to Tiny Chicago Apartment, Feds Say

The timeworn apartment building in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world’s largest shipping companies. But for a few recent months, that’s essentially what it became — at least as far as the U.S. Postal Service was concerned.

April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Logistics Announces May Launch of Google Home, Amazon Echo for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon Echo

XPO Logistics announced beginning in May customers will be able to track deliveries using Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant personal assistant technologies.

Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Top 100

Werner Transportation Announces First Quarter Earnings Beating Expectations

Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises Inc. on April 19 reported improved year-over-year revenue and earnings for its fiscal first quarter.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Cyber Defenders: How Fleets Are Preventing Hackers From Disrupting IT Systems, Stealing Data

Hacker

Cybersecurity threats are growing in both number and sophis­tication, forcing transportation companies to take additional steps to prevent these attacks from crippling their information technology systems, compromising proprietary data or potentially even disrupting trucks’ electronic controls.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
April 20, 2018
Business, Top 100

Marten Reports Higher Profits, Revenue in 1Q

Marten trucks

Marten Transport Ltd. reported higher profits and revenue in the first quarter of 2018 as the Mondovi, Wis.-based truckload carrier benefited from lower taxes and stronger demand for freight hauling.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 19, 2018

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