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) Employeessort ascending 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
3 3 XPO Logistics 15,380,800 312,400 95,000 16,287 27,591
6 5 YRC Worldwide 4,891,000 -10,800 32,000 14,100 44,600
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 7,189,568 385,308 27,670 14,392 32,931
5 30 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 5,136,261 529,922 25,400 23,069 74,949
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line 3,358,112 463,774 20,944 8,316 32,890
7 6 Schneider 4,383,600 389,900 19,600 11,859 37,637
19 21 Penske Logistics 1,700,000 - 18,011 2,935 9,108
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,740,000 - 17,397 6,695 27,443
9 10 TFI International 3,906,575 130,181 17,044 16,132 24,617
13 12 ArcBest 2,826,457 59,726 13,000 4,436 22,275
15 16 Werner Enterprises 2,116,737 92,000 12,154 7,480 24,500
28 20 Purolator 1,343,111 - 10,000 465 1,329
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
21 21 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,600,000 - 9,522 6,600 16,800
24 25 Kenan Advantage Group 1,441,440 - 9,000 6,686 10,744
30 29 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,260,050 - 8,792 3,635 11,697
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
25 26 C.R. England 1,405,411 - 7,975 4,213 6,116
23 19 CRST International 1,555,000 - 7,538 5,774 12,145
64 - Two Men and a Truck Movers 487,236 - 6,136 - -
34 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,100,000 - 6,000 5,400 14,000
41 40 Ruan 836,298 - 5,500 2,900 8,710
46 50 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 715,827 - 5,381 1,856 5,372
35 33 Celadon Group Inc. 1,065,356 - 5,200 3,850 10,000
50 53 AAA Cooper Transportation 665,000 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
33 37 Forward Air 1,100,816 87,321 4,898 964 6,464
29 42 Daseke Inc. 1,300,000 26,996 4,700 5,200 11,500
16 15 Roadrunner Transportation Systems 2,091,300 -91,200 4,600 3,625 6,920
59 60 Dayton Freight Lines 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
8 9 Hub Group 4,034,897 135,153 4,377 3,520 5,850
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,875,031 208,184 4,300 6,296 12,753
47 47 Covenant Transportation Group 705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
44 36 Cardinal Logistics 720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
53 52 Heartland Express 607,336 75,173 3,800 6,719 19,975
54 48 Jack Cooper Holdings 602,825 74,839 3,753 2,637 -
70 66 Shevell Group 439,500 - 3,745 1,550 3,950
52 58 Mullen Group 627,372 - 3,535 1,919 5,065
48 46 Marten Transport 698,120 90,284 3,492 2,738 4,909
56 45 Trimac Transportation 576,796 - 3,200 1,720 3,800
75 79 Black Horse Carriers 412,500 - 3,150 1,670 3,500
61 62 Canada Cartage 546,309 - 3,137 2,548 2,817
55 61 PS Logistics 595,780 - 3,000 2,500 -
65 74 Bison Transport 472,004 - 2,944 1,704 4,732
49 49 Stevens Transport 694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
58 55 Western Express 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
79 78 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 373,000 - 2,697 946 1,936
68 64 Dart Transit Company 451,925 - 2,626 2,131 7,159
73 71 TransX Group of Companies 415,541 - 2,617 1,365 4,410
38 39 Lynden Inc. 950,000 - 2,600 768 2,889
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 437,838 38,899 2,409 2,281 5,795
69 70 USA Truck 446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
78 76 Roehl Transport 384,473 - 2,336 1,983 4,873
82 84 IMC Cos. 332,490 - 2,300 1,658 148
45 51 Day & Ross 718,941 - 2,240 1,800 5,714
80 80 Maverick USA 352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
36 34 Anderson Trucking Service 1,004,301 - 1,996 2,652 6,958
66 67 Cowan Systems 462,544 - 1,946 2,122 5,677
100 - Acme Truck Line 239,000 - 1,900 1,315 1,314
96 89 Challenger Group 258,734 - 1,850 1,469 3,300
72 72 Mesilla Valley Transportation 430,261 - 1,760 1,450 6,000
94 97 Martin Transportation Systems 261,403 - 1,725 1,060 2,250
51 56 United Road Services 645,000 - 1,700 1,850 1,150
92 - Melton Truck Lines 269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
98 99 Superior Bulk Logistics 252,300 14,500 1,370 1,100 2,000
10 9 Landstar System 3,646,364 177,088 1,273 9,438 15,534
85 83 Cassens Transport Co. 302,004 - 1,265 1,231 1,231
88 91 Foodliner/Quest Liner 277,471 - 1,190 1,183 2,233
89 85 Koch Cos. 277,000 - 1,190 1,053 5,476
95 100 A&R Logistics 259,370 - 1,100 858 1,132
91 90 Trans-System Inc. 271,000 - 1,050 1,000 1,700
62 69 Bennett International Group 512,874 - 1,023 1,345 2,126
87 92 Hirschbach Motor Lines 278,494 - 800 1,250 1,965
40 41 Atlas World Group 842,100 4,800 671 1,271 4,076
39 59 Evans Delivery 898,000 - 376 5,014 550
63 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 492,509 - 293 2,299 2,299
99 96 John Christner Trucking 244,696 13,138 222 809 1,112
81 87 Transport Investments 339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
67 - Eagle Express Lines 452,429 - - 1,935 2,421
83 82 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
19 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
84 94 Salmon Cos. 314,303 - - 713 1,092
37 38 KLLM Transport Services 959,000 - - 3,800 5,700
22 24 R+L Carriers 1,580,000 - - 5,084 15,675
86 88 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000 - - 1,135 1,823
57 56 OnTrac Inc. 572,856 - - 36 950
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
12 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,065,500 158,400 - - -
60 54 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
76 81 Epes Carriers Inc. 400,977 26,309 - 1,272 6,065
77 - LaserShip Inc. 400,000 - - 29 27
93 77 Central Freight Lines 266,000 - - 2,001 8,012
97 93 United Vision Logistics 256,000 - - 1,003 1,347
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Carriers, Truck Dealers Take Safety Precautions Amid COVID-19

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As COVID-19 spread across the country and the number of cases began to spike, some trucking companies and truck dealers made significant operational changes in their maintenance shops to prevent exposure to the virus.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
June 5, 2020
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders in May Begin New Cycle’s Slow Upturn

Volvo

North American Class 8 orders in May fell below 7,000, ACT Research reported, an uptick from April’s historic low as industry analysts said progress will be slow as long as COVID-19 remains a major concern.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 4, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Leverages Carrier Network With FreightPower Launch

Schneider truck

Schneider launched a new marketplace, Schneider FreightPower, to give shippers access to an expanded and flexible capacity network.

June 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

April Used Truck Prices Post Sharp Decline

Kenworth

Used Class 8 pricing fell for the 12th consecutive month compared with a year earlier, down 22% for the largest drop in that extended period, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 28, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

Trucking Begins to Rise Off the Bottom

Warren truck plant

Present conditions signal the bottom of the pandemic’s vertiginous drawdown of the freight market, trucking industry observers said. But other economic conditions, in place earlier in 2019 and 2020, remain as a potential drag.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 27, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Last-Mile Delivery Fleets Navigate Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

UPS and FedEx trucks

Last-mile fleets such as FedEx, Amazon, XPO and UPS have been dealing with a spike in demand while also implementing safety protocols to protect employees and customers.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous, Top 100

California Becomes Epicenter of Emerging Truck Technology

California

With its emissions mandates, tough labor laws, inspection requirements and extensive regulations, California has become both a difficult and expensive environment for trucking.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Top 100

Ryder Expands E-Commerce Fulfillment Network

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Ryder System Inc. added food-grade capabilities and additional locations to its e-commerce fulfillment network, the company announced May 20.

May 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Top 100

Call Center Staffs Work From Home Due to Coronavirus

Ryder call center

Call centers industrywide have made a swift shift to working from home in response to the coronavirus.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2020
Business, Top 100

Walmart Sales Soar on Consumer Stockpiling, Online Shift

A worker delivers groceries to a customer's vehicle outside a Walmart store in New York on May 15.

Walmart Inc. jumped May 19 after reporting coronavirus-related stockpiling led to a surge in quarterly sales, underscoring the company’s strong position amid widespread carnage in the U.S. retail sector.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2020

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