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 Yearsort descending Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors Trailers
92 - Melton Truck Lines Inc. 269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
77 - LaserShip Inc. 400,000 - - 29 27
64 - Two Men and a Truck Movers 487,236 - 6,136 - -
67 - Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 452,429 - - 1,935 2,421
100 - Acme Truck Line 239,000 - 1,900 1,315 1,314
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
3 3 XPO Logistics 15,380,800 312,400 95,000 16,287 27,591
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
10 9 Landstar System 3,646,364 177,088 1,273 9,438 15,534
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
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
12 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,065,500 158,400 - - -
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,740,000 - 17,397 6,695 27,443
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
19 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,875,031 208,184 4,300 6,296 12,753
23 19 CRST International 1,555,000 - 7,538 5,774 12,145
28 20 Purolator 1,343,111 - 10,000 465 1,329
26 21 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
19 21 Penske Logistics 1,700,000 - 18,011 2,935 9,108
21 21 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,600,000 - 9,522 6,600 16,800
22 24 R+L Carriers 1,580,000 - - 5,084 15,675
24 25 Kenan Advantage Group 1,441,440 - 9,000 6,686 10,744
25 26 C.R. England Inc. 1,405,411 - 7,975 4,213 6,116
17 27 NFI 1,910,000 - 10,000 4,000 8,900
27 28 Saia Inc. 1,378,510 91,156 9,800 4,259 13,901
30 29 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,260,050 - 8,792 3,635 11,697
5 30 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 5,136,261 529,922 25,400 23,069 74,949
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
35 33 Celadon Group Inc. 1,065,356 - 5,200 3,850 10,000
36 34 Anderson Trucking Service 1,004,301 - 1,996 2,652 6,958
34 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,100,000 - 6,000 5,400 14,000
44 36 Cardinal Logistics 720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
33 37 Forward Air Corp. 1,100,816 87,321 4,898 964 6,464
37 38 KLLM Transport Services 959,000 - - 3,800 5,700
38 39 Lynden Inc. 950,000 - 2,600 768 2,889
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
29 42 Daseke Inc. 1,300,000 26,996 4,700 5,200 11,500
42 43 Quality Distribution Inc. 786,000 - - 2,541 5,204
43 44 Central Transport International 754,000 - - 3,180 6,543
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
47 47 Covenant Transport Services 705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
54 48 Jack Cooper Holdings 602,825 74,839 3,753 2,637 -
49 49 Stevens Transport 694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
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
53 52 Heartland Express Inc. 607,336 75,173 3,800 6,719 19,975
50 53 AAA Cooper Transportation 665,000 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
60 54 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
58 55 Western Express 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
57 56 OnTrac Inc. 572,856 - - 36 950
51 56 United Road Services Inc. 645,000 - 1,700 1,850 1,150
52 58 Mullen Group Ltd. 627,372 - 3,535 1,919 5,065
39 59 Evans Delivery Company 898,000 - 376 5,014 550
59 60 Dayton Freight Lines 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
55 61 PS Logistics 595,780 - 3,000 2,500 -
61 62 Canada Cartage 546,309 - 3,137 2,548 2,817
63 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 492,509 - 293 2,299 2,299
68 64 Dart Transit Company 451,925 - 2,626 2,131 7,159
70 66 Shevell Group 439,500 - 3,745 1,550 3,950
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
62 69 Bennett International Group 512,874 - 1,023 1,345 2,126
69 70 USA Truck 446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
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
74 73 TMC Transportation 413,000 - - 2,613 3,404
65 74 Bison Transport 472,004 - 2,944 1,704 4,732
78 76 Roehl Transport 384,473 - 2,336 1,983 4,873
93 77 Central Freight Lines 266,000 - - 2,001 8,012
79 78 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 373,000 - 2,697 946 1,936
75 79 Black Horse Carriers 412,500 - 3,150 1,670 3,500
80 80 Maverick USA 352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
76 81 Epes Carriers Inc. 400,977 26,309 - 1,272 6,065
83 82 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
85 83 Cassens Transport Co. 302,004 - 1,265 1,231 1,231
82 84 IMC Companies 332,490 - 2,300 1,658 148
89 85 Koch Companies Inc. 277,000 - 1,190 1,053 5,476
90 86 Dependable Supply Chain Services 274,000 - - 344 1,220
81 87 Transport Investments Inc. 339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
86 88 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000 - - 1,135 1,823
96 89 Challenger Group 258,734 - 1,850 1,469 3,300
91 90 Trans-System Inc. 271,000 - 1,050 1,000 1,700
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
97 93 United Vision Logistics 256,000 - - 1,003 1,347
84 94 Salmon Cos. 314,303 - - 713 1,092
99 96 John Christner Trucking 244,696 13,138 222 809 1,112
94 97 Martin Transportation Systems 261,403 - 1,725 1,060 2,250
98 99 Superior Bulk Logistics 252,300 14,500 1,370 1,100 2,000
95 100 A&R Logistics 259,370 - 1,100 858 1,132
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Jack Cooper Holdings Acquires Assets of Selland Auto Transport

Jack Cooper truck hauling Corvettes

Jack Cooper Holdings has acquired the assets of Seattle-based Selland Auto Transport, a move that extends the car hauler’s presence in the western United States and provides more balance to the firm’s delivery network.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 29, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Effective Cab Ergonomics Has Key Role in Driver Productivity, Safety and Health, Industry Experts Say

Driver behind wheel

Manufacturers that supply over-the-road trucks, as well as those who operate them, have something to say about their trucks’ cab design. And ergonomics plays a critical role to help enable drivers to perform efficiently.

Jim Romeo | Special to Transport Topics
November 28, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Kuehne + Nagel Continues Acquisition Strategy, Buys Quick International Courier

Kuehne + Nagel

Swiss freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel International AG has purchased Quick International Courier, a leading provider of time-critical transportation services, from The Jordan Co., an investment firm that has been on a logistics buying spree over the past couple of years.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Ryder Buys 900 Commercial Electric Vehicles From Chanje

FedEx Chanje vehicle

Ryder System Inc. announced it is buying 900 Class 5 electric vehicles from truck maker Chanje Energy Inc., and that FedEx Corp. will lease the vehicles from Ryder and buy 100 of the same all-electric trucks itself.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

Increase in Online Shopping Could Lead to Package Delays

Packages

Area shoppers will want to purchase their holiday gifts earlier this year, as a major jump in online holiday shopping could complicate the delivery system.

Holly Shively | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
November 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

As Freight on Trucks Becomes More Valuable, Thieves Get Creative in Their Attempts to Steal It

Parked trailer

Cargo theft is an ever-evolving threat to motor carriers. Keeping cargo safe means defending against not only traditional methods but recognizing and overcoming emerging new tactics and techniques increasingly employed by the bad guys.

November 15, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Logistics Unveils LTL Optimization Plan

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics will begin a four-point plan to optimize less-than-truckload operations.

November 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Here Comes the Sun

eNow solar charging

As truck makers prepare to test and introduce Class 8 battery-electric and hydrogen-electric trucks in the next 12 to 24 months, one must wonder why only a very small number of truck operators have adopted clean solar technology.

Phil Romba | Contributing Writer
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Thwarting Thermal Events

Thermal Events

Fires in tractor-trailers, often referred to as thermal events, can result in significant damage to equipment as well as cargo, but despite an ongoing focus on preventing them, the number of incidents doesn’t appear to be dropping.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
November 9, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Radiant Logistics Reports Positive Results in Fiscal 1Q

Radiant Logistics sign on building

Radiant Logistics reported strong gains in profits and net revenue in the three months ended Sept. 30 as the Bellevue, Wash.-based company saw a broad-based improvement in its international freight forwarding, truck and rail brokerage, warehousing and supply chain management business in the United...

November 9, 2018

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