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