2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

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

UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

January Sales Indicate Used Truck Market Is Poised to Grow

used truck lot

The average used Class 8 vehicle in January had higher mileage and sold for a little less than a year earlier, ACT Research reported, calling it an inkling of all the freight there was to haul in the second half of 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Top 100

Extreme Winter Weather Causes Vaccine Shipping Delays

Joggers run down an street empty in Nolensville, Tenn., Feb. 18. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Extreme winter weather has dealt the first major setback to the Biden administration’s planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines, delaying shipment of three days’ worth of shots, or about 6 million doses.

February 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Technology Brings Visibility to Supply Chains, Experts Say

Walmart truck on highway

The increased visibility that technology brings to supply chains is helping to improve efficiency in very specific ways, according to experts at a recent virtual event.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Revenue Increased While Income Declined for Q4

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. reported record fourth-quarter revenue but a decline in net income.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Reports Q4 Improved Earnings

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. on Feb. 11 reported fourth-quarter net income of $25.6 million, or 48 cents per share, compared with a loss of $53.5 million, or loss of $1.02, in the same period a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Reports Highest Quarterly Revenue Ever at $4.67 Billion

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. posted better-than-expected earnings and its highest-ever quarterly revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI Posts Increases in Profit, Revenue in Q4

TFI headquarters

TFI International Inc. reported an increase in both profits and revenue in the fourth quarter as it works toward completion of its acquisition of UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload and dedicated truckload divisions of UPS Inc., later this year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 9, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports Earnings Nearly Doubled to $40.2 Million for Q4

Saia truck

Saia Inc. saw income surge and revenue gains during the fourth quarter, the company reported Feb. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Increase in Online Shopping Spurs Innovation for Shipping Packaging

forklift in warehouse

Effective shipment packaging relies as much on science and engineering as it does diligence and common sense. Matching the right box for the product and properly securing palletized shipments is crucial in the physically challenging environment of a less-than-truckload or parcel network.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
February 8, 2021

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