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 Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors Trailers
1 1 UPS Inc. 71,861,000 4,791,000 481,000 19,732 106,481
2 2 FedEx Corp. 69,200,000 3,636,000 425,000 29,813 113,218
3 3 XPO Logistics 17,279,000 390,000 100,000 14,438 25,689
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 8,614,874 489,585 28,300 15,808 33,510
5 5 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 5,344,066 456,070 22,800 19,156 69,544
6 6 YRC Worldwide 5,092,000 20,200 31,000 14,100 45,000
7 7 Schneider 4,977,000 268,900 19,400 13,700 37,800
8 10 Landstar System 4,615,144 255,281 1,306 10,599 16,743
9 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 4,043,695 605,668 22,858 9,254 35,729
10 9 TFI International 3,954,008 225,356 17,127 15,992 26,487
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
13 14 Estes Express Lines 3,160,000 - 18,451 7,569 29,519
14 13 ArcBest 3,093,788 67,262 13,000 4,273 22,680
15 15 Werner Enterprises Inc. 2,457,914 168,148 12,852 7,860 25,255
16 19 Penske Logistics 2,300,000 - 19,012 3,491 10,162
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
19 17 NFI 2,040,000 - 10,900 4,000 9,700
20 21 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,842,817 26,106 8,912 6,909 16,000
21 29 Daseke Inc. 1,770,000 -5,187 5,930 6,144 13,824
22 19 UniGroup Inc. 1,700,000 - - 5,022 5,607
23 22 R+L Carriers 1,692,000 - - 5,084 15,675
24 23 CRST International 1,685,000 - 7,131 6,052 14,077
25 27 Saia Inc. 1,653,849 104,981 10,300 4,834 15,483
26 25 C.R. England Inc. 1,636,138 - 8,196 4,287 6,494
27 24 Kenan Advantage Group 1,536,191 - 9,000 6,409 10,732
28 31 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,461,708 52,178 6,335 4,057 6,152
29 26 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000 - - 1,657 2,867
30 30 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,378,929 - 8,989 3,570 11,569
31 32 Forward Air Corp. 1,320,886 92,051 5,411 1,185 6,647
32 32 Averitt Express 1,298,463 - 9,000 4,947 15,182
33 36 Anderson Trucking Service 1,244,459 - 2,143 2,636 6,978
34 39 Evans Delivery Company 1,163,625 - 429 6,000 550
35 34 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,156,000 - 6,000 5,373 13,430
36 28 Purolator 1,078,043 - 10,000 465 1,329
37 38 Lynden Inc. 1,050,000 - 2,658 998 2,679
38 35 Celadon Group Inc. 999,700 - 5,500 3,850 10,000
39 41 Ruan 957,131 - 5,700 3,700 9,600
40 37 KLLM Transport Services 917,000 - - 3,500 5,400
41 40 Atlas World Group 900,500 10,000 650 1,064 4,136
42 47 Covenant Transport Services 885,455 42,503 5,500 3,154 6,950
43 46 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 826,947 - 5,751 2,047 5,534
44 43 Central Transport International 825,000 - - 3,180 6,543
45 42 Quality Distribution Inc. 822,000 - - 2,541 5,204
46 45 Day & Ross Transportation Group 806,806 - 3,277 2,872 9,006
47 44 Cardinal Logistics 800,000 - 4,220 2,560 8,000
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
50 50 AAA Cooper Transportation 725,000 - 5,234 2,690 6,800
51 49 Stevens Transport 719,870 102,660 2,700 2,715 3,900
52 58 Western Express 695,122 - 3,250 2,805 7,600
53 52 Mullen Group Ltd. 674,027 - 3,759 1,978 5,055
54 51 United Road Services Inc. 659,000 - 1,846 2,550 1,300
54 59 Dayton Freight Lines 659,000 89,577 4,922 1,752 4,408
56 62 Bennett International Group 612,140 - 1,124 1,632 2,698
57 53 Heartland Express Inc. 610,803 72,677 3,450 2,906 10,506
58 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 602,504 - 305 2,608 2,608
59 60 Suddath 600,000 - 2,200 - -
60 54 Jack Cooper Holdings 581,000 - 3,753 1,843 2,290
61 57 OnTrac Inc. 562,856 - - 23 900
62 65 Bison Transport 556,684 - 3,100 1,697 5,096
63 66 Cowan Systems 537,163 - 2,107 2,073 5,785
64 69 USA Truck 534,060 12,204 2,400 1,674 5,531
65 71 P.A.M. Transport 533,261 23,994 2,748 2,031 6,397
66 56 Trimac Transportation 528,672 - 3,165 1,966 4,080
67 61 Canada Cartage 501,659 - 3,160 3,309 2,817
68 68 Dart Transit Company 491,912 - 2,362 2,068 7,408
69 75 Black Horse Carriers 491,000 - 3,438 1,700 4,000
70 64 Two Men and a Truck Movers 487,236 - 6,334 - -
71 67 Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 480,806 - - 1,857 2,281
72 74 TMC Transportation 464,000 - - 2,752 3,691
73 87 Hirschbach Motor Lines 454,454 - 1,213 1,860 3,490
74 77 LaserShip Inc. 435,000 - - 14 10
75 79 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 428,800 - 2,851 1,083 2,086
76 78 Roehl Transport 421,330 - 2,460 1,966 4,902
77 80 Maverick USA 395,771 - 2,156 1,632 2,446
78 81 Transport Investments Inc. 384,719 - 200 1,035 1,899
79 72 Mesilla Valley Transportation 383,950 - 1,662 1,400 5,000
80 82 IMC Companies 368,560 - 2,001 1,455 148
81 - Red Classic 354,416 - 1,211 546 2,647
82 88 Foodliner/Quest Liner 317,062 - 1,301 1,279 2,301
83 89 Koch Companies Inc. 310,000 - 1,167 1,155 5,432
84 86 TransAm Trucking Inc. 307,000 - - 1,135 1,823
85 92 Melton Truck Lines Inc. 302,227 - 1,701 1,359 2,276
86 91 Trans-System Inc. 300,000 - 1,100 1,000 1,870
86 - ContainerPort Group 300,000 - 400 1,400 100
86 - RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 300,000 - - 1,700 200
89 99 John Christner Trucking 295,171 24,907 207 801 1,103
90 - Heniff Transportation Systems 293,000 - - 1,100 3,000
91 85 Cassens Transport Co. 292,635 - 1,126 1,150 1,150
92 90 Dependable Supply Chain Services 291,000 - - 346 1,113
93 - Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport 290,935 - - 1,137 1,139
94 100 Acme Truck Line 290,475 - 2,000 900 1,000
95 95 A&R Logistics 285,000 - 1,100 858 1,132
95 96 Challenger Group 285,000 - 1,875 1,530 3,350
97 94 Martin Transportation Systems 282,483 - 2,179 1,261 2,592
98 - PGT Holdings 280,000 - 675 1,020 1,820
99 98 Superior Bulk Logistics 277,000 - - 1,100 2,000
100 97 United Vision Logistics 275,000 - - 977 1,217
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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.
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Refrigerated, Flatbed Carriers See Surge in Business in 2018

A Landstar flatbed truck hauling a tractor

Refrigerated carriers posted uneven results in 2018 with several firms generating double-digit gains and others seeing a drop in revenue.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
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LTL, Parcel Fleets Grow, but Outlook Mixed in Other Sectors

FedEx trucks

Revenue gains for less-than-truckload carriers were solid in 2018, with momentum coming from increased manufacturing activity and retail sales, along with the loss of competition in some markets due to the shutdown of New England Motor Freight.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
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Many Carriers Enjoy 2018 Banner Year for Revenue Growth

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It was a historically great year for trucking in 2018 with robust growth in revenue and better margins, but not all companies saw the benefits of a strong economy.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
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2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

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Fleets Transitioning to New Management as Industry Prepares for the Road Ahead

Ben McLean and John Ruan III

As the trucking industry enters a new age, fleets increasingly are turning to a new generation of leaders.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
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Female Executives Advancing in Trucking Industry

ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds

Women are taking on larger roles in the management of trucking companies, a move that is being championed by executives at some of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Top 100

North Carolina Cultivates Talent for Careers in Trucking Operations

For young people and others seeking ways to prepare for a new and rewarding career without racking up serious college debt, the North Carolina Trucking Association has joined forces with 13 state community colleges to ­offer some options.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
June 24, 2019
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A Trucking Industry Veteran's Family Comments on Bygone Age at New England Motor Freight

George Casiano

Ashley Casiano writes about the larger issues surrounding her father's job loss when New England Motor Freight ceased operation.

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A New Generation of Leaders: Lead ATA Participants Set Out to Guide Trucking’s Future

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The freight transportation industry, much like many other core segments of the economy, has experienced its share of growing pains in the Information Age. But trucking companies are tackling those challenges with fresh ideas, increasingly spearheaded by a new crop of leaders.

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June 24, 2019
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Four Generations and Counting at C.R. England, Pride Transport

Dan England with sons

No trucking company has a longer history of keeping the business in the family than C.R. England Inc.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019

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