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