2018 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

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* Trailerssort descending
12 13 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,065,500 158,400 - - -
60 54 Suddath 550,000 - - - -
64 - Two Men and a Truck Movers 487,236 - 6,136 - -
83 82 Dicom Transportation Group 320,700 - - - -
19 17 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - - -
54 48 Jack Cooper Holdings 602,825 74,839 3,753 2,637 -
55 61 PS Logistics 595,780 - 3,000 2,500 -
26 21 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - - -
77 - LaserShip Inc. 400,000 - - 29 27
82 84 IMC Cos. 332,490 - 2,300 1,658 148
39 59 Evans Delivery 898,000 - 376 5,014 550
57 56 OnTrac Inc. 572,856 - - 36 950
84 94 Salmon Cos. 314,303 - - 713 1,092
99 96 John Christner Trucking 244,696 13,138 222 809 1,112
95 100 A&R Logistics 259,370 - 1,100 858 1,132
51 56 United Road Services 645,000 - 1,700 1,850 1,150
90 86 Dependable Supply Chain Services 274,000 - - 344 1,220
85 83 Cassens Transport Co. 302,004 - 1,265 1,231 1,231
100 - Acme Truck Line 239,000 - 1,900 1,315 1,314
28 20 Purolator 1,343,111 - 10,000 465 1,329
97 93 United Vision Logistics 256,000 - - 1,003 1,347
91 90 Trans-System Inc. 271,000 - 1,050 1,000 1,700
86 88 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000 - - 1,135 1,823
81 87 Transport Investments 339,920 - 190 1,037 1,846
79 78 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 373,000 - 2,697 946 1,936
87 92 Hirschbach Motor Lines 278,494 - 800 1,250 1,965
98 99 Superior Bulk Logistics 252,300 14,500 1,370 1,100 2,000
92 - Melton Truck Lines 269,785 - 1,569 1,310 2,111
62 69 Bennett International Group 512,874 - 1,023 1,345 2,126
88 91 Foodliner/Quest Liner 277,471 - 1,190 1,183 2,233
94 97 Martin Transportation Systems 261,403 - 1,725 1,060 2,250
63 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 492,509 - 293 2,299 2,299
67 - Eagle Express Lines 452,429 - - 1,935 2,421
80 80 Maverick USA 352,068 - 2,122 1,648 2,480
61 62 Canada Cartage 546,309 - 3,137 2,548 2,817
38 39 Lynden Inc. 950,000 - 2,600 768 2,889
96 89 Challenger Group 258,734 - 1,850 1,469 3,300
74 73 TMC Transportation 413,000 - - 2,613 3,404
75 79 Black Horse Carriers 412,500 - 3,150 1,670 3,500
56 45 Trimac Transportation 576,796 - 3,200 1,720 3,800
59 60 Dayton Freight Lines 562,000 - 4,501 1,561 3,803
70 66 Shevell Group 439,500 - 3,745 1,550 3,950
49 49 Stevens Transport 694,980 83,845 2,925 2,810 4,010
40 41 Atlas World Group 842,100 4,800 671 1,271 4,076
73 71 TransX Group of Companies 415,541 - 2,617 1,365 4,410
65 74 Bison Transport 472,004 - 2,944 1,704 4,732
78 76 Roehl Transport 384,473 - 2,336 1,983 4,873
48 46 Marten Transport 698,120 90,284 3,492 2,738 4,909
52 58 Mullen Group 627,372 - 3,535 1,919 5,065
42 43 Quality Distribution 786,000 - - 2,541 5,204
46 50 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 715,827 - 5,381 1,856 5,372
89 85 Koch Cos. 277,000 - 1,190 1,053 5,476
69 70 USA Truck 446,533 7,497 2,400 1,669 5,596
66 67 Cowan Systems 462,544 - 1,946 2,122 5,677
37 38 KLLM Transport Services 959,000 - - 3,800 5,700
45 51 Day & Ross 718,941 - 2,240 1,800 5,714
31 32 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,216,665 28,153 8,231 3,784 5,765
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 437,838 38,899 2,409 2,281 5,795
8 9 Hub Group 4,034,897 135,153 4,377 3,520 5,850
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
25 26 C.R. England 1,405,411 - 7,975 4,213 6,116
33 37 Forward Air 1,100,816 87,321 4,898 964 6,464
50 53 AAA Cooper Transportation 665,000 - 5,000 3,000 6,500
43 44 Central Transport International 754,000 - - 3,180 6,543
16 15 Roadrunner Transportation Systems 2,091,300 -91,200 4,600 3,625 6,920
36 34 Anderson Trucking Service 1,004,301 - 1,996 2,652 6,958
68 64 Dart Transit Company 451,925 - 2,626 2,131 7,159
47 47 Covenant Logistics Group 705,007 55,439 4,297 2,700 7,389
58 55 Western Express 566,230 41,998 2,850 2,555 7,800
44 36 Cardinal Logistics 720,000 - 4,245 2,905 7,940
93 77 Central Freight Lines 266,000 - - 2,001 8,012
41 40 Ruan 836,298 - 5,500 2,900 8,710
17 27 NFI 1,910,000 - 10,000 4,000 8,900
19 21 Penske Logistics 1,700,000 - 18,011 2,935 9,108
35 33 Celadon Group Inc. 1,065,356 - 5,200 3,850 10,000
24 25 Kenan Advantage Group 1,441,440 - 9,000 6,686 10,744
29 42 Daseke Inc. 1,300,000 26,996 4,700 5,200 11,500
30 29 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,260,050 - 8,792 3,635 11,697
23 19 CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. 1,555,000 - 7,538 5,774 12,145
18 18 Prime Inc. 1,875,031 208,184 4,300 6,296 12,753
27 28 Saia Inc. 1,378,510 91,156 9,800 4,259 13,901
34 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,100,000 - 6,000 5,400 14,000
32 31 Averitt Express 1,146,970 98,967 8,500 4,513 14,585
10 9 Landstar System 3,646,364 177,088 1,273 9,438 15,534
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
53 52 Heartland Express 607,336 75,173 3,800 6,719 19,975
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
9 10 TFI International 3,906,575 130,181 17,044 16,132 24,617
14 14 Estes Express Lines 2,740,000 - 17,397 6,695 27,443
3 3 XPO Logistics 15,380,800 312,400 95,000 16,287 27,591
11 11 Old Dominion Freight Line 3,358,112 463,774 20,944 8,316 32,890
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 7,189,568 385,308 27,670 14,392 32,931
7 6 Schneider 4,383,600 389,900 19,600 11,859 37,637
6 5 Yellow Corp. 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
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
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Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Werner Invests in TuSimple to Spur Autonomous Trucking

Werner, TuSimple trucks

Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises announced it invested in TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company founded in 2015, and described it as an important milestone in the journey to become an environmental leader.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 20, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Current Stock Prices for Trucking, Logistics Companies

Stock market illustration

Same-day data for publicly traded trucking and transportation stocks in the truckload, less-than-truckload, package, logistics and leasing categories.

January 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

More Fleets Are Utilizing Remote Diagnostics

UPS remote diagnostics

A growing number of motor carriers are taking advantage of remote diagnostics to streamline vehicle maintenance and reduce downtime, but fleets must know how to filter through the data to use this information effectively.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Incoming CEO of XPO Spinoff Company Outlines Plans

XPO Logistics fulfillment facility

Malcolm Wilson shared his hopes and plans Jan. 15 for when he becomes the first CEO of a new company splitting from XPO Logistics Inc.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2021
Business, Top 100

Ryder Donates to United Way, Partners With Girl Scouts

Ryder System Inc. donated more than $800,000 to the United Way in annual workplace campaign contributions for 2020. The Miami-based company also partnered with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida to create a new supply chain patch program.

January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Adds New Fee for Big Shippers, Fueled by E-Commerce

Drivers for an independent contractor to FedEx unload a ground truck in Chicago. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. plans to add a new surcharge for its largest customers, citing higher pandemic-related costs and indicating that robust demand continues to give couriers considerable power to dictate prices.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon Keeps Buying Jets to Move Closer to 30-Minute Delivery Dream

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits parked at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Amazon .com Inc. can’t meet its one- and two-day shipping pledge to customers without an ever-expanding fleet of pricey jets.

Matt Day and Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Recent Acquisitions Bode Well for Trucking in 2021

Bison, Black Horse

Several recent acquisitions are signaling a robust 2021 for trucking.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2021
Business, Safety, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 11 that it has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking in an effort to combat the crime.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Top 100

Bison Transport Sold to Canada’s James Richardson & Sons

Bison

Bison Transport Inc., one of North America’s largest diversified fleets that has been in an expansion mode over the past few years, announced it was acquired by privately held James Richardson & Sons for an undisclosed amount, effective Jan. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021

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