2020 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

2020 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Fleets have been overcoming unprecedented challenges to keep essential freight moving during the pandemic.
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COVID-19 has transformed 2020 into a tumultuous year for trucking, but the Top 100 list remains stable, at least for now.
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employeessort descending Tractors* Trailers
82 - Salmon Cos. 341,073 - - 824 1,104
41 40 KLLM Transport Services 936,000 - - 3,600 5,400
44 44 Central Transport International 856,000
est
- - - -
57 61 OnTrac Inc. 618,000
est
- - - -
38 45 Quality Distribution 1,090,684 - - - -
91 84 TransAm Trucking Inc. 297,000
est
- - - -
28 22 UniGroup Inc. 1,500,000 - - - -
19 23 R+L Carriers 1,972,000
est
- - - -
92 90 Heniff Transportation Systems 293,000
est
- - - -
75 71 Eagle Express Lines 390,445 - - - -
10 11 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,968,754 226,209 - - -
30 29 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000
est
- - - -
72 72 TMC Transportation 450,000
est
- - - -
71 74 LaserShip Inc. 452,000
est
- - - -
100 99 Superior Bulk Logistics 269,000
est
- - - -
99 - Groendyke Transport 273,125 - - - -
77 78 Transport Investments 384,719
est
- 200 - -
83 89 John Christner Trucking 338,873 - 207 839 1,244
63 58 Mercer Transportation Co. 543,651 - 301 2,383 2,600
89 86 ContainerPort Group 300,000
est
- 400 - -
34 34 Evans Delivery 1,240,000 - 430 6,200 550
98 98 PGT Holdings 273,828 - 680 1,090 1,800
42 41 Atlas World Group 906,400 96,000 754 1,228 3,864
94 93 Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport 283,137 6,622 955 1,224 945
55 56 Bennett International Group 650,846 - 1,029 1,810 2,186
93 86 Trans-System Inc. 290,000 - 1,051 1,026 1,849
96 95 A&R Logistics 276,000 - 1,100 - -
62 73 Hirschbach Motor Lines 550,530 - 1,141 1,887 3,503
84 95 Challenger Group 335,000 - 1,200 1,570 3,550
79 83 Koch Cos. 351,081 - 1,224 1,164 5,540
81 81 Red Classic 342,100 - 1,275 577 2,918
90 - Dupre Logistics 297,582 - 1,313 750 1,471
85 82 Foodliner/Quest Liner 334,103 - 1,315 1,317 2,340
9 8 Landstar System 4,084,577 227,720 1,333 10,243 17,067
97 - FFE Transportation Services 275,000 - 1,511 1,000 1,450
88 - Consolidated Fastfrate 301,520 - 1,530 1,116 1,350
78 79 Mesilla Valley Transportation 383,950
est
- 1,662 - -
51 54 United Road Services 713,000 - 1,837 2,368 1,200
87 85 Melton Truck Lines 305,717 - 1,868 1,457 2,407
80 80 IMC Cos. 347,395 - 2,012 - -
67 64 USA Truck 522,631 -4,698 2,098 1,990 6,092
76 77 Maverick USA 389,182 - 2,125 1,582 2,582
59 59 Suddath 600,000
est
- 2,200 - -
86 86 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 314,000 - 2,200 1,700 350
33 33 Anderson Trucking Service 1,274,459 - 2,294 2,780 7,209
95 97 Martin Transportation Systems 276,978 - 2,357 1,264 2,417
74 68 Dart Transit Company 424,000
est
- 2,362 - -
65 63 Cowan Systems 533,012 - 2,397 2,279 6,782
68 65 P.A.M. Transport 514,177 7,900 2,666 2,130 7,081
73 76 Roehl Transport 438,659 - 2,702 2,040 5,481
49 51 Stevens Transport 737,294 85,210 2,750 1,950 3,290
58 66 Trimac Transportation 610,000 - 3,000 2,120 3,400
39 37 Lynden Inc. 1,075,000 - 3,039 998 2,679
52 52 Western Express 683,535 - 3,250 3,050 8,080
64 67 Canada Cartage 535,800 5,800 3,269 2,736 3,019
70 75 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 491,100 - 3,281 1,209 2,285
20 17 Roadrunner Transportation Systems 1,847,862 -340,937 3,600 - -
48 49 PS Logistics 747,339
est
- 3,664 - -
56 62 Bison Transport 633,817 - 3,688 2,185 5,711
69 60 Jack Cooper Holdings 507,000
est
- 3,753 - -
54 53 Mullen Group 664,550 - 3,768 1,978 5,139
61 69 Black Horse Carriers 561,000 - 4,040 1,958 4,500
60 57 Heartland Express 596,815 72,967 4,050 2,630 8,000
46 48 Marten Transport 843,271 61,071 4,087 3,212 5,464
47 47 Cardinal Logistics 805,000
est
- 4,220 3,055 8,700
17 18 Prime Inc. 2,288,397 307,504 4,900 7,416 14,116
53 54 Dayton Freight Lines 679,000 - 4,949 1,955 4,600
37 46 Day & Ross 1,130,700 - 5,000 4,000 8,000
50 50 AAA Cooper Transportation 718,000 - 5,000 2,552 6,958
12 12 Hub Group 3,668,117 107,171 5,000 3,900 4,920
43 42 Covenant Transportation Group 894,528 8,477 5,550 3,021 6,739
29 31 Forward Air 1,410,395 87,099 5,652 1,353 7,178
45 43 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 855,982 - 5,680 2,055 5,836
40 39 Ruan 1,002,045 - 5,900 3,704 9,661
23 21 Daseke Inc. 1,737,000 -307,400 5,946 2,334 -
35 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,200,000 - 6,500 - -
27 28 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,511,998 37,586 6,541 5,343 4,428
25 24 CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. 1,559,000 - 6,778 5,808 14,513
26 26 C.R. England 1,545,199 - 8,153 4,309 6,604
24 20 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,707,361 -3,043 8,572 6,900 15,500
31 30 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,384,438 - 8,839 3,385 10,666
32 32 Averitt Express 1,319,000 - 9,007 5,319 14,905
22 27 Kenan Advantage Group 1,758,645 - 9,400 6,977 11,225
21 25 Saia Inc. 1,786,735 113,719 10,400 4,779 16,376
36 36 Purolator 1,166,279 - 11,000 465 1,329
66 70 Two Men and a Truck Movers 524,929 - 11,396 - -
18 19 NFI 2,140,000 - 12,600 4,550 12,500
16 15 Werner Enterprises 2,463,701 166,944 12,736 8,033 24,145
14 14 ArcBest 2,988,310 39,985 13,000 4,137 23,639
5 7 Schneider 5,000,000 147,000 15,650 9,000 35,100
11 10 TFI International 3,903,828 233,891 16,700 15,844 25,505
13 13 Estes Express Lines 3,260,000 - 19,000 7,485 38,617
15 16 Penske Logistics 2,600,000 - 19,475 4,634 17,626
8 9 Old Dominion Freight Line 4,109,111 615,518 21,159 9,296 37,539
7 5 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 4,843,950 310,178 23,800 19,520 58,315
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 9,165,258 516,000 29,106 17,972 35,093
6 6 Yellow Corp. 4,871,200 -104,000 30,000 14,100 43,700
3 3 XPO Logistics 16,648,000 379,000 100,000 15,500 40,000
2 2 FedEx Corp. 68,869,000 2,359,000 475,000 29,813 113,218
1 1 UPS Inc. 74,094,000 4,440,000 495,000 19,851 107,542
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