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) 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 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 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 602,825 74,839 3,753 2,637 -
45 51 Day & Ross Transportation Group 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 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 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 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 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
68 64 Dart Transit Company 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 Delivery Company 898,000 - 376 5,014 550
78 76 Roehl Transport 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 Co. 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 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 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 Companies 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 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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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

YRC Swings to a Loss for Q4 and 2019

YRC Freight truck

YRC Worldwide Inc. posted losses for both the fourth quarter and the year as it was weighed down by the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors Co., facilities closings and weakening freight traffic in its core Midwest market.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 5, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Celadon Might Sell Texas Facility as Bankruptcy Proceedings Continue

P.A.M. Transportation truck

According to bankruptcy court documents, P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. is seeking to purchase a trucking terminal and property in Laredo, Texas, that is owned by Celadon Group.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Appoints Stephen Denton to Lead Ware2Go

Ware2Go logo

Stephen Denton was appointed CEO of on-demand fulfillment platform Ware2Go Inc., the company announced Feb. 4.

February 4, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

USA Truck Reports Q4 Loss, Cuts Nondriver Staff by 8%

USA Truck on road

Van Buren, Ark.-based truckload carrier USA Truck says in the fourth quarter it reduced its nondriver staff by 8% as the company reported a quarterly loss of $4.8 million or 56 cents per share, compared with net income of $5.3 million or 64 cents per share for the same period last year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 31, 2020
Business, Top 100

Strong Holiday Orders, Close Ties to Amazon Boost UPS Q4 Earnings

UPS truck

UPS Inc., fueled by demand from e-commerce giant Amazon.com, on Jan. 30 reported a gain in fourth-quarter profit on an adjusted basis and in revenue while noting a one-time charge that dragged net results.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Q4 Earnings Miss Wall Street Expectations

Schneider

Schneider National Inc. reported Jan. 29 that fourth-quarter 2019 and yearly financial numbers declined when compared with 2018’s record year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Sells Distribution Service to C.H. Robinson for $225 Million

Roadrunner Transportation Systems trailers

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. will sell its Prime Distribution Services business to C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. for $225 million in cash, according to a Jan. 28 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Celadon Reaches Deal to Sell Taylor Express for $14.5 Million

Taylor Express truck

An agreement has been reached to sell the last remaining operating trucking company, Taylor Express, that is part of the now-bankrupt Celadon Group of Indianapolis.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 24, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Launches TSA-Cleared Airfreight Service

Diversified motor carrier A. Duie Pyle Inc. announced a Transportation Security Administration-compliant export service designed to move international airfreight directly from point of origin to the export location.

January 24, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Q4 Net Income Stable as Company Reports Record Year

Marten Transport truck on highway

Marten Transport Ltd. reported net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 was the same as it was for the comparable quarter in 2018: $15.7 million.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2020

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