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.
After you've absorbed the changes and trends in this year's Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings, take our interactive quiz!
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000)sort descending Employees Tractors Trailers
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 Inc. 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
30 30 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,378,929 - 8,989 3,570 11,569
46 45 Day & Ross Transportation Group 806,806 - 3,277 2,872 9,006
62 65 Bison Transport 556,684 - 3,100 1,697 5,096
78 81 Transport Investments Inc. 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 Companies 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 Company 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 Companies Inc. 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 Ltd. 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 Inc. 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 Inc. 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/Hoovestol Inc. 480,806 - - 1,857 2,281
86 - ContainerPort Group 300,000 - 400 1,400 100
24 23 CRST International 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 Inc. 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
17 16 Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. 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 YRC Worldwide 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 Transport Services 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 Ltd. 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 Inc. 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 Corp. 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 Inc. 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 Inc. 8,614,874 489,585 28,300 15,808 33,510
9 11 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 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.
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Retailers, Private Fleets Expand Delivery Options to Keep Pace With E-Commerce Demand

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The inexorable growth of e-commerce and rising consumer expectations are quickly elevating the cost and complexity of final-mile delivery.

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August 26, 2019
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2019 Top 100 Private Carriers

US Foods truck

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August 26, 2019
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Insourcing Versus Outsourcing Final-Mile Transportation

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As demand for file-mile delivery continues to expand, retailers must decide whether to outsource home delivery to a third-party carrier or handle it in-house through a private fleet.

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August 22, 2019
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Celadon Gets $165 Million Infusion From Luminus Management

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An investor that helped Celadon Group Inc. refinance its debt has acquired nearly half of the company through a $165 million deal that the motor carrier said will help it move forward with its turnaround plans.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2019
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Amazon-FedEx Split Sets Battle Lines in E-Commerce Delivery Feud

A FedEx Ground truck

FedEx Corp.’s retreat from handling packages for Amazon.com Inc. signals that the lines are being drawn in the battle over surging e-commerce shipments.

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August 8, 2019
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Jack Cooper Files for Bankruptcy, but Pledges 'Business as Usual'

A Jack Cooper truck transports cars down a highway.

Despite filing for bankruptcy, it will be “business as usual” for Jack Cooper Ventures Inc.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
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Roadrunner to Focus on 3PL, LTL After Net Losses in 2Q

Roadrunner Transportation Systems truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. will narrow future operations to logistics and less-than-truckload after a disappointing second quarter, company officials said in an Aug. 7 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
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FedEx Ends Ground-Delivery Deal With Amazon

fedex

FedEx Corp. is ending its ground-service delivery contract with Amazon.com, a sign the delivery giant is pulling away from the largest U.S. e-commerce company and focusing on other clients in the market, such as Walmart and Walgreens.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019

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