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
71 67 Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 480,806 - - 1,857 2,281
23 22 R+L Carriers 1,692,000 - - 5,084 15,675
72 74 TMC Transportation 464,000 - - 2,752 3,691
86 - RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 300,000 - - 1,700 200
40 37 KLLM Transport Services 917,000 - - 3,500 5,400
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 - - -
92 90 Dependable Supply Chain Services 291,000 - - 346 1,113
44 43 Central Transport International 825,000 - - 3,180 6,543
61 57 OnTrac Inc. 562,856 - - 23 900
93 - Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport 290,935 - - 1,137 1,139
29 26 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - 1,657 2,867
45 42 Quality Distribution Inc. 822,000 - - 2,541 5,204
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
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
95 95 A&R Logistics 285,000 - 1,100 858 1,132
86 91 Trans-System Inc. 300,000 - 1,100 1,000 1,870
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
42 47 Covenant Transport Services 885,455 42,503 5,500 3,154 6,950
38 35 Celadon Group Inc. 999,700 - 5,500 3,850 10,000
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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Lead ATA participants set out to guide trucking's future.
Top 100 News
Government, Business, Top 100

Two Former Celadon Executives Charged in Fraud Scheme

Celadon headquarters

The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors on Dec. 5 charged two former top executives of Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon Group Inc. for their participation in an accounting fraud in 2016 and 2017 that allegedly inflated the company’s income and earnings per share.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Slump for Weakest November Since 2015

Freightliner eCascadia

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for November passed 17,000 and hit the second-highest point reached this year, but analysts at two data-tracking firms said it did nothing to alter the slumping direction of the overall trend.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

Schneider truck

Schneider launched an automated tool that enables third-party carriers to instantly book loads with the click of a button, the carrier said in a Nov. 26 news release.

November 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shippers, Carriers Shift Into High Gear for Cyber Monday

UPS holiday delivery

The holiday shopping season is here, and the big e-commerce day is expected to make shippers busy.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Coyote Predicts Spot Market Prices to Rise in Q1 2020

truck at loading dock

Coyote Logistics forecast truckload spot rates will increase heading into 2019’s peak season and continue into 2020 in its prediction for the final quarter of the year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Bankruptcy Should Have Little Impact on Trucking, Experts Say

Milk case in grocery store

Trucking and agriculture officials said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Dean Foods and its decision to sell its assets to the national milk marketing cooperative Dairy Farmers of America is not an indication of a broader problem in the sector, at least in the short term.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 20, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Global Shipment Giant DHL Says Worst Is Over for Trade, Brexit

DHL vehicles

The worst may be over for global trade as tensions over Brexit and the U.S.-China relationship show signs of easing, according to John Pearson of DHL Express.

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Donates 10 Tractors to CDL Schools

Schneider

Schneider is donating 10 gently used, late-model trucks to select CDL driver training programs at community or technical colleges throughout the U.S., the company said in a news release Nov. 15.

November 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization

McArthur Dairy milk, a Dean Foods brand

Top U.S. milk processor Dean Foods Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in advanced talks with Dairy Farmers of America Inc. about a potential sale.

November 13, 2019
Business, Top 100

Daseke Reports Net Loss of $273.3 Million in Q3

Daseke reports loss

Flatbed and specialized fleet Daseke Inc. reported a net loss of $273.3 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared with a net profit of $2.2 million in the same quarter last year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019

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