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 Yellow Corp. 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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Universal Logistics Buoyed by Record Revenue, Strong Profits

Universal Logistics Holdings

Universal Logistics Holdings reported first-quarter net income of $10.4 million, or 37 cents per share, a rise of 147% from $4.3 million reported for the first quarter a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
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UPS Delivers 1Q Net Income of $1.34 Billion, Up 15% Year-to-Year

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UPS Inc. reported double-digit gains in the first quarter as a result of the strength of its global business as well as economic conditions.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 26, 2018
Business, Top 100

TFI International Sees Earnings Increase, Revenue Stay Flat in 1Q

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Canadian transportation conglomerate TFI International reported a sharp increase in profits on revenue that was essentially flat in the first quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports ‘Progress’ With Merger, Sees Challenges in Getting Enough Drivers

Knight and Swift trucks

The holding company for Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation reported results for the first quarter of 2018 that reflect “progress” in achieving cost savings for the combined enterprise but also difficulty in finding enough drivers to meet increasing demand for service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Landstar System Posts Record First Quarter

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Landstar System reported its best first quarter with revenue jumping 34.2% to $1.05 billion and profits reaching a record $57.5 million, or $1.37 a share, as demand for freight hauling continued to strain truck capacity in the market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Forward Air First-Quarter Results Better Than Expected

Forward Air on the road

Forward Air Corp. reported better-than-expected results in the first quarter as strong demand and tight truckload capacity boosted expedited less-than-truckload shipping and intermodal services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Posts Mixed Results in 1Q

Heartland Express Truck

Heartland Express reported first-quarter net income of $13.4 million, or 16 cents earnings per share. In comparison, first-quarter 2017 net income was $14 million, or 17 cents per share. Analysts had predicted earnings per share of 11 cents.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Solid First-Quarter Revenue, Income

Covenant truck on the road

Covenant Transportation Group reported first-quarter net income of $4.4 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $39,000 in the same period of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Change-of-Address Scam Moved UPS Corporate Headquarters to Tiny Chicago Apartment, Feds Say

The timeworn apartment building in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world’s largest shipping companies. But for a few recent months, that’s essentially what it became — at least as far as the U.S. Postal Service was concerned.

April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Logistics Announces May Launch of Google Home, Amazon Echo for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon Echo

XPO Logistics announced beginning in May customers will be able to track deliveries using Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant personal assistant technologies.

April 20, 2018

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