2017 Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

2017 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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The nation’s top for-hire carriers are taking steps to shore up capacity in anticipation of increasing demand for freight hauling and a tighter market for drivers.
Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.
Find out what carriers are doing to prepare for what looks like increased demand for freight hauling this year and next.

Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Freight 6,352,000
2 YRC Worldwide 4,697,500
3 XPO Logistics 3,445,300
4 Old Dominion Freight Line 2,991,517
5 UPS Freight 2,736,000
6 Estes Express Lines 2,400,000
7 ABF Freight 1,916,394
8 R+L Carriers 1,429,000
9 Saia Inc. 1,218,481
10 Southeastern Freight Lines 975,884
11 Averitt Express 717,000
est
12 Central Transport 703,000
est
13 TFI International 610,263
14 AAA Cooper Transportation 518,000
est
15 Dayton Freight Lines 489,277
16 Roadrunner Freight 461,000
17 New England Motor Freight 398,000
18 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 397,000
est
19 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 290,000
est
20 Day & Ross Freight 249,673
21 Autotransportes de Carga Tresguerras 217,000
22 Transportes Castores de Baja California 207,200
23 Central Freight Lines 206,000
24 Daylight Transport 195,000
25 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 194,000
26 Carlile 180,000
27 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 153,000
28 Forward Air Solutions 148,600
29 Wilson Logistics 141,800
30 Lakeville Motor Express 126,000
31 Celadon Group Inc. 125,000
32 Fastfrate 111,371
33 TransX Group of Companies 97,446
34 Midwest Motor Express 95,400
35 Servicio de Transportacion Jaguar 88,800
36 Transportadora Hercel / Transportadores Unidos (Grupo Transportes) 84,900
37 Dependable Highway Express 77,373
38 Landstar System 74,530
39 Transportes Comandos del Norte 59,200
40 Anderson Trucking Service 53,310
41 Transportes de Carga FEMA 52,300
42 Autotransportes de Carga El Duero / Fletes El Duero 41,400
43 Transportes del Valle 40,500
44 Transportes Leon-Mexico 33,500
45 Fletes y Materiales Forsis 29,400
46 Spee-Dee Delivery Service 14,000
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On the Bubble

National Carriers Inc. ($205 million), Based in Liberal, Kan., National Carriers provides nationwide truckload service for refrigerated cargoes, mostly meat, with a combination of company-owned tractors and equipment provided by owner-operators. The company also provides lifestock hauling and spotting services.
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