2016 Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in the U.S. and Canada
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Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Freight 6,170,000
2 Yellow Corp. 4,832,400
3 XPO Logistics 3,600,000
4 Old Dominion Freight Line 2,972,442
5 UPS Freight 2,881,000
6 Estes Express Lines 2,367,000
7 ABF Freight 1,918,450
8 R+L Carriers 1,429,000
est
9 Saia Inc. 1,221,311
10 Southeastern Freight Lines 955,052
11 Averitt Express 702,000
12 TFI International 691,014
13 AAA Cooper Transportation 595,368
14 Roadrunner Freight 516,251
15 Dayton Freight Lines 452,817
16 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 396,000
17 New England Motor Freight 388,000
18 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 281,554
19 Day & Ross Freight 270,148
20 Central Freight Lines 205,000
21 Daylight Transport 192,000
est
22 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 186,974
23 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 166,944
24 Watkins & Shepard Trucking 159,000
est
25 Wilson Logistics 147,550
26 Forward Air Solutions 129,988
27 Lakeville Motor Express 120,000
est
28 Fastfrate 103,171
29 Midwest Motor Express 93,000
est
30 TransX Group of Companies 92,859
31 Landstar System 80,687
32 Dependable Highway Express 75,000
est
33 Anderson Trucking Service 54,096
34 Atlas World Group 38,178
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