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 YRC Worldwide 4,891,000
3 XPO Logistics 3,600,000
4 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. 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 International 754,000
13 TFI International 748,175
14 Dayton Freight Lines 558,200
15 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 555,907
16 AAA Cooper Transportation Inc. 548,000
17 Roadrunner Less-Than-Truckload 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
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
28 Forward Air Solutions 163,932
29 Fastfrate 123,764
30 Standard Forwarding Co. 110,000
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 Inc. 13,007
47 Bison Transport Inc. 12,028
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Top 100 News
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

UPS Signs Biggest Renewable Gas Deal With Clean Energy Fuels

UPS

UPS Inc. has agreed to buy the equivalent of 170 million gallons of renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. over the next seven years in what the company described as the biggest-ever deal involving the alternative fuel.

Emily Chasan | Bloomberg News
May 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Biodiesel, Mudflaps Help Improve Emissions

DPF installer

Although large gains have been made in cleaning up new diesel engines, nearly two-thirds of all commercial trucks don’t meet the latest emissions standards. As of 2017, some 36% of all commercial trucks (Classes 3-8) in the United States rely on the newest generation of diesel engines — a 6%...

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Shareholders Vote Down Teamster Plan to Split CEO, Chairman Roles

Brad Jacobs

A union proposal to separate the CEO and chairman positions at XPO Logistics Inc. was defeated in a May 15 vote by the company’s shareholders, who instead extended the chairmanship of XPO’s current leader.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 21, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Top 100

Diesel Inches Higher to $3.163 a Gallon

Diesel

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 0.3 cent to $3.163 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported, while crude climbed to $63.14, the highest level in almost three weeks amid opposing supply-and-demand signals.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Hub Group Enhances Visibility, Arrival Estimates

Hub Group

Hub Group introduced enhanced end-to-end visibility, which the trucking and supply chain company said will deliver real-time estimated-time-of-arrivals, unveiling the new options May 16.

May 16, 2019
Business, Top 100

YRC Worldwide, Teamsters Enter Into Five-Year Contract

Teamsters building

A fully ratified, five-year labor contract among less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight, regional LTL carriers Holland and New Penn Motor Express, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters went into effect May 14, covering an estimated 24,000 workers, YRC Worldwide announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Joins Autonomous Vehicle Coalition PAVE

Penske

Penske Truck Leasing has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a coalition of industry leaders that seeks to educate and assure the public about automated vehicles, according to a news release from the two organizations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Puts Two Electric Trucks on New York City Streets

eCanter

Executives with less-than-truckload carrier A. Duie Pyle Inc. said the company is on the verge of operating two battery-electric Fuso eCanter Class 4 trucks in New York City as it steps up its involvement with electrified commercial vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Smooth Cross-Border Operations Hinge on Trade Agreement

ATA Mid-Year panel

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is the proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, is critical to uninterrupted, timely border crossings, trucking executives said here during American Trucking Associations’ Mid-Year...

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Wind Point Partners Acquires A&R Logistics

A&R Logistics

Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, has acquired A&R Logistics and will partner with management to expand the company’s business and make additional acquisitions, according to a statement issued May 7.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
May 8, 2019

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