2018 Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Freight 6,904,000
2 Yellow Corp. 4,891,000
3 XPO Logistics 3,600,000
4 Old Dominion Freight Line 3,358,112
5 UPS Freight 2,998,000
6 Estes Express Lines 2,740,000
7 ABF Freight 1,993,314
8 R+L Carriers 1,580,000
9 Saia Inc. 1,378,510
10 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,040,423
11 Averitt Express 768,957
12 Central Transport 754,000
13 TFI International 748,175
14 Dayton Freight Lines 558,200
15 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 555,907
16 AAA Cooper Transportation 548,000
17 Roadrunner Freight 464,000
18 New England Motor Freight 400,500
19 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 309,600
20 Day & Ross Freight 278,374
21 Central Freight Lines 266,000
22 Autotransportes de Carga Tresguerras 231,500
23 Daylight Transport 229,000
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24 Transportes Castores de Baja California 221,100
25 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 204,947
26 Transportes Julian de Obregon 173,700
27 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 166,000
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28 Forward Air Solutions 163,932
29 Fastfrate 123,764
30 Standard Forwarding 110,000
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31 Midwest Motor Express 105,100
32 TransX Group of Companies 91,419
33 Transportadora Hercel / Transportadores Unidos (Grupo Transportes) 90,600
34 Landstar System 89,041
35 Dependable Highway Express 73,600
36 Anderson Trucking Service 67,189
37 Peninsula Truck Lines 66,476
38 Transportes Comandos del Norte 63,200
39 Transportes de Carga FEMA 55,800
40 Autotransportes de Carga El Duero / Fletes El Duero 44,200
41 Servicio de Transportacion Jaguar 44,000
42 Transportes del Valle 43,200
43 Transportes Leon-Mexico 35,700
44 Fletes y Materiales Forsis 31,400
45 Spee-Dee Delivery Service 14,600
46 CalArk 13,007
47 Bison Transport 12,028
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