2020 Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

2020 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 7,237,000
2 YRC Worldwide 4,871,200
3 XPO Logistics 4,815,000
4 Old Dominion Freight Line 4,109,111
5 UPS Freight 3,265,000
6 Estes Express Lines 3,260,000
7 ABF Freight 2,145,000
8 R+L Carriers 1,972,000
est
9 Saia Inc. 1,786,735
10 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,166,622
11 Averitt Express 873,419
12 Central Transport 856,000
est
13 Dayton Freight Lines 679,000
14 TFI International 627,322
15 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 616,000
16 AAA Cooper Transportation 593,000
17 Roadrunner Freight 430,806
18 Day & Ross Freight 426,500
19 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 385,600
20 Daylight Transport 262,000
21 Autotransportes de Carga Tresguerras 244,500
est
22 Transportes Castores de Baja California 233,500
est
23 Central Freight Lines 232,000
24 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 220,194
25 Forward Air Solutions 207,400
26 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 185,000
27 Transportes Julian de Obregon 183,400
est
28 Fastfrate 169,605
29 Standard Forwarding 119,000
est
30 Midwest Motor Express 105,300
31 Landstar System 98,324
32 Transportadora Hercel / Transportadores Unidos (Grupo Transportes) 95,700
est
33 Dependable Highway Express 85,000
est
34 Peninsula Truck Lines 76,467
35 Anderson Trucking Service 68,885
36 Transportes Comandos del Norte 66,700
est
37 Transportes de Carga FEMA 58,900
est
38 Canada Cartage 53,580
39 JP Express Service 51,862
40 Autotransportes de Carga El Duero / Fletes El Duero 46,700
est
41 Transportes del Valle 45,600
est
42 TransAmerica Express Logistics 40,000
43 Transportes Leon-Mexico 37,700
est
44 Atlas World Group 33,789
45 Fletes y Materiales Forsis 33,200
est
46 Diligent Delivery Systems 21,420
47 CalArk 19,455
48 TGR Logistics 19,000
est
49 Bison Transport 14,941
50 Highlight Motor Group 14,558
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UPS, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement for 11,000 Freight Workers

Teamsters

UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract that will cover an estimated 11,000 UPS Freight employees, the package delivery giant and union announced July 13.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 13, 2018
Business, Top 100

Legends of LTL Gather to Remember Achievements

LTL legends

PITTSBURGH — Charles Hammel III says he owes much of his family’s success in the trucking business to those who came before he and his brother Robert established Pitt Ohio Express in 1979.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Fleets Target Opportunities in Growing Final-Mile Sector

Final Mile

It was not so long ago that home delivery of products such as furniture, mattresses and televisions was straightforward and rigid, with few choices for customers.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
July 13, 2018
Business, Top 100

Proposed UPS-Teamsters Pact Reveals Expanded Driver Operations

UPS trucks in New York City

Details of a tentative new labor deal between UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have begun to emerge, including specifics on expansion of the parcel carrier’s team-driving operations and pay increases for its drivers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Reimagining Trucking'

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Our July 18 LiveOnWeb program, “Reimagining Trucking,” explored just how intensely for-hire carriers are embracing technology and innovation in a competitive marketplace. Watch the replay.

July 11, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Transport Services Acquires Landair Holdings

Covenant truck

Covenant Transport Services has acquired Landair Holdings Inc. of Greeneville, Tenn., for $83 million in cash and the assumption of $15.5 million in debt.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 6, 2018
Business, Top 100

Daseke Names New CFO

Daseke flatbed

Addison, Texas-based Daseke Inc. announced on July 2 the appointment of Bharat Mahajan as its new chief financial officer. The company has been looking for a new CFO since Scott Wheeler — who had previously held the job — became Daseke’s president earlier this year.

July 3, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

OSHA Opens Probe Into Fatal XPO Accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into a fatal accident at XPO Logistics in Lockport, N.Y., early June 25.

Tim Fenster | Lockport (N.Y.) Union-Sun & Journal
June 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

DTNA Selects Penske, NFI to Test Vehicle Electrification

eCascadia

Daimler Trucks North America announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries will operate the first trucks in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet of battery-electric eCascadia heavy-duty trucks and eM2 106 medium-duty trucks beginning late this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 28, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Pares Losses for Full-Year 2017

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported a net loss of $91.2 million for full-year 2017 compared with a loss of $360.3 million in 2016. The diluted loss per share was $2.37 for 2017 compared with a diluted loss per share of $9.40 for 2016.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2018

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