2019 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Up Front
This year in particular has brought a changing of the guard at some of the largest companies.
See a breakdown of Top 100 For-Hire Carriers by region; get links to company pages.
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Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employeessort descending Tractors Trailers
99 98 Superior Bulk Logistics 277,000 - - 1,100 2,000
84 86 TransAm Trucking Inc. 307,000 - - 1,135 1,823
100 97 United Vision Logistics 275,000 - - 977 1,217
22 19 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - 5,022 5,607
23 22 R+L Carriers 1,692,000 - - 5,084 15,675
71 67 Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 480,806 - - 1,857 2,281
40 37 KLLM Transport Services 917,000 - - 3,500 5,400
72 74 TMC Transportation 464,000 - - 2,752 3,691
86 - RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 300,000 - - 1,700 200
74 77 LaserShip Inc. 435,000 - - 14 10
90 - Heniff Transportation Systems 293,000 - - 1,100 3,000
11 12 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,731,457 194,806 - - -
44 43 Central Transport International 825,000 - - 3,180 6,543
92 90 Dependable Supply Chain Services 291,000 - - 346 1,113
29 26 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - 1,657 2,867
45 42 Quality Distribution Inc. 822,000 - - 2,541 5,204
61 57 OnTrac Inc. 562,856 - - 23 900
93 - Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport 290,935 - - 1,137 1,139
78 81 Transport Investments Inc. 384,719 - 200 1,035 1,899
89 99 John Christner Trucking 295,171 24,907 207 801 1,103
58 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 602,504 - 305 2,608 2,608
86 - ContainerPort Group 300,000 - 400 1,400 100
34 39 Evans Delivery Company 1,163,625 - 429 6,000 550
41 40 Atlas World Group 900,500 10,000 650 1,064 4,136
98 - PGT Holdings 280,000 - 675 1,020 1,820
86 91 Trans-System Inc. 300,000 - 1,100 1,000 1,870
95 95 A&R Logistics 285,000 - 1,100 858 1,132
56 62 Bennett International Group 612,140 - 1,124 1,632 2,698
91 85 Cassens Transport Co. 292,635 - 1,126 1,150 1,150
83 89 Koch Companies Inc. 310,000 - 1,167 1,155 5,432
81 - Red Classic 354,416 - 1,211 546 2,647
73 87 Hirschbach Motor Lines 454,454 - 1,213 1,860 3,490
82 88 Foodliner/Quest Liner 317,062 - 1,301 1,279 2,301
8 10 Landstar System 4,615,144 255,281 1,306 10,599 16,743
79 72 Mesilla Valley Transportation 383,950 - 1,662 1,400 5,000
85 92 Melton Truck Lines Inc. 302,227 - 1,701 1,359 2,276
54 51 United Road Services Inc. 659,000 - 1,846 2,550 1,300
95 96 Challenger Group 285,000 - 1,875 1,530 3,350
94 100 Acme Truck Line 290,475 - 2,000 900 1,000
80 82 IMC Companies 368,560 - 2,001 1,455 148
63 66 Cowan Systems 537,163 - 2,107 2,073 5,785
33 36 Anderson Trucking Service 1,244,459 - 2,143 2,636 6,978
77 80 Maverick USA 395,771 - 2,156 1,632 2,446
97 94 Martin Transportation Systems 282,483 - 2,179 1,261 2,592
59 60 Suddath 600,000 - 2,200 - -
68 68 Dart Transit Company 491,912 - 2,362 2,068 7,408
64 69 USA Truck 534,060 12,204 2,400 1,674 5,531
76 78 Roehl Transport 421,330 - 2,460 1,966 4,902
37 38 Lynden Inc. 1,050,000 - 2,658 998 2,679
51 49 Stevens Transport 719,870 102,660 2,700 2,715 3,900
65 71 P.A.M. Transport 533,261 23,994 2,748 2,031 6,397
75 79 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 428,800 - 2,851 1,083 2,086
62 65 Bison Transport 556,684 - 3,100 1,697 5,096
67 61 Canada Cartage 501,659 - 3,160 3,309 2,817
66 56 Trimac Transportation 528,672 - 3,165 1,966 4,080
52 58 Western Express 695,122 - 3,250 2,805 7,600
46 45 Day & Ross Transportation Group 806,806 - 3,277 2,872 9,006
69 75 Black Horse Carriers 491,000 - 3,438 1,700 4,000
57 53 Heartland Express Inc. 610,803 72,677 3,450 2,906 10,506
48 48 Marten Transport Ltd. 787,594 55,027 3,600 2,661 5,594
49 55 PS Logistics 747,339 - 3,664 3,150 5,300
60 54 Jack Cooper Holdings 581,000 - 3,753 1,843 2,290
53 52 Mullen Group Ltd. 674,027 - 3,759 1,978 5,055
47 44 Cardinal Logistics 800,000 - 4,220 2,560 8,000
17 16 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 2,216,141 -165,597 4,600 3,422 5,563
18 18 Prime Inc. 2,186,057 306,419 4,900 7,226 13,524
54 59 Dayton Freight Lines 659,000 89,577 4,922 1,752 4,408
50 50 AAA Cooper Transportation 725,000 - 5,234 2,690 6,800
12 8 Hub Group 3,683,593 201,740 5,400 3,800 5,000
31 32 Forward Air Corp. 1,320,886 92,051 5,411 1,185 6,647
38 35 Celadon Group Inc. 999,700 - 5,500 3,850 10,000
42 47 Covenant Transport Services 885,455 42,503 5,500 3,154 6,950
39 41 Ruan 957,131 - 5,700 3,700 9,600
43 46 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 826,947 - 5,751 2,047 5,534
21 29 Daseke Inc. 1,770,000 -5,187 5,930 6,144 13,824
35 34 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,156,000 - 6,000 5,373 13,430
70 64 Two Men and a Truck Movers 487,236 - 6,334 - -
28 31 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,461,708 52,178 6,335 4,057 6,152
24 23 CRST International 1,685,000 - 7,131 6,052 14,077
26 25 C.R. England Inc. 1,636,138 - 8,196 4,287 6,494
20 21 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,842,817 26,106 8,912 6,909 16,000
30 30 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,378,929 - 8,989 3,570 11,569
27 24 Kenan Advantage Group 1,536,191 - 9,000 6,409 10,732
32 32 Averitt Express 1,298,463 - 9,000 4,947 15,182
36 28 Purolator 1,078,043 - 10,000 465 1,329
25 27 Saia Inc. 1,653,849 104,981 10,300 4,834 15,483
19 17 NFI 2,040,000 - 10,900 4,000 9,700
15 15 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,457,914 168,148 12,852 7,860 25,255
14 13 ArcBest 3,093,788 67,262 13,000 4,273 22,680
10 9 TFI International 3,954,008 225,356 17,127 15,992 26,487
13 14 Estes Express Lines 3,160,000 - 18,451 7,569 29,519
16 19 Penske Logistics 2,300,000 - 19,012 3,491 10,162
7 7 Schneider 4,977,000 268,900 19,400 13,700 37,800
5 5 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 5,344,066 456,070 22,800 19,156 69,544
9 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 4,043,695 605,668 22,858 9,254 35,729
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 8,614,874 489,585 28,300 15,808 33,510
6 6 YRC Worldwide 5,092,000 20,200 31,000 14,100 45,000
3 3 XPO Logistics 17,279,000 390,000 100,000 14,438 25,689
2 2 FedEx Corp. 69,200,000 3,636,000 425,000 29,813 113,218
1 1 UPS Inc. 71,861,000 4,791,000 481,000 19,732 106,481
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For some companies, leadership teams stretch back four generations.
The state's trucking association has joined forces with 13 community colleges.
Women are increasingly taking on larger roles in the management of trucking companies.
The company has pressed on since losing its CEO Jeremy Rayl in 2017.
Nevertheless, industry projections remain positive.
George Casiano's family shares the story of an industry veteran.
All of Brig Sorber’s family played a part in the creation story of Two Men and a Truck, which has grown from humble origins into one of the largest moving companies in North America.
Fleet owners find inspiration in family and faith.
Lead ATA participants set out to guide trucking's future.
Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Roadrunner Reports Net Loss in Fourth Quarter

Roadrunner truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. reported a net loss in the fourth quarter and sharply lower revenue amid challenging market conditions.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

FedEx Ground to Close Pennsylvania Facility, Cutting 186 Jobs

An employee secures the cargo area door of a delivery truck at a FedEx Ground distribution center in New Jersey in August 2018.

FedEx Ground will be shutting down its package delivery facility in Clinton, Pa., on May 16, eliminating 186 jobs.

Patricia Sabatini | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Showers of Praise Greet Busy Truckers

Trucking

As truck drivers crisscross the country hauling goods vital to the fight against the coronavirus, they find themselves at the center of another fast-spreading outbreak: nationwide gratitude. It’s showing up along the roads, on TV, in emails and social media, and even at the White House.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 26, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Agree on Sick Leave as Coronavirus Spreads

UPS driver

UPS Inc. said it is taking steps to protect its employees from contracting the COVID-19 virus and that it reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters concerning paid-leave guidelines for unionized workers who are affected by it.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Fred Smith: It’s Unlikely Company Will Need Federal Help

FedEx CEO Fred Smith

FedEx Corp. CEO Fred Smith said during a television appearance that he doesn’t expect his company to seek assistance from the federal government to survive the economic downturn being caused by the spread of COVID-19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 22, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Walmart Plans 150,000 New Hires, Virus Testing Sites

Walmart headquarters

Walmart Inc. is hiring 150,000 temporary workers and readying its parking lots for coronavirus tests as the world’s largest retailer girds itself to deal with the unprecedented challenges of the fast-spreading outbreak.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Backs Away From Possible Sale, Spinoffs of Units

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. said the current economic environment has compelled it to step back from earlier plans to explore the sale or spinoff of some of its assets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings; Leadership Cites Impact of Coronavirus

FedEx truck

FedEx announced March 17 that year-over-year quarterly net income for its fiscal third quarter fell 57% to $315 million, compared with $739 million in the same period a year ago. But Q3 revenue rose 3% to $17.5 billion from $17 billion a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 17, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

CRST Buys New Jersey-Based Final-Mile Logistics Company NAL Group

CRST trucks

CRST International on March 2 announced it had acquired final-mile specialist NAL Group. Financial terms of the agreement were not made public.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

FedEx to Add 42 Electric Charging Stations in California

FedEx Chanje vehicle

FedEx Corp. plans to electrify 42 FedEx stations in California, in the next phase of its electric vehicle rollout — calling it one of the largest deployments of integrated charging infrastructure by a single commercial fleet to date.

February 28, 2020

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