2019 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Up Front
This year in particular has brought a changing of the guard at some of the largest companies.
See a breakdown of Top 100 For-Hire Carriers by region; get links to company pages.
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Top Mail Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Corp. 2,001,155
2 Eagle Express Lines/Hoovestol Inc. 480,806
3 Salmon Cos. 212,776
4 UPS Inc. 205,556
5 United Airlines 167,471
6 Postal Fleet Services 161,273
7 Mail Contractors of America 122,546
8 Matheson Trucking 113,911
9 Midwest Transport 103,063
10 Kalitta Air 102,054
11 Southern Mail Service 101,238
12 American Airlines 98,047
13 Evo Transportation & Energy Services 97,704
14 Delta Air Lines 84,945
15 Bancroft and Sons Transportation 77,166
16 Northern Aviation Services 58,738
17 B&B Trucking 58,404
18 Tracie McCormick Inc. 50,158
19 Beco Inc. 48,265
20 AJR Trucking 40,315
21 Alaska Air Group 39,448
22 XPO Logistics 38,678
23 Ravn Alaska 38,179
24 Sodrel Truck Lines 35,873
25 FLS Transportation Services 35,552
26 Davenport Transportation 35,340
27 MTC Transportation 34,863
28 Metro Air Service 33,536
29 Alan Ritchey Inc. 32,652
30 McCormick Trucking 32,300
31 Alaska Central Express 32,277
32 Everts Air Alaska 31,211
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On the Bubble

Central Freight Lines ($248 million), is a regional and interregional less-than-truckload carrier based in Waco, Texas.
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For some companies, leadership teams stretch back four generations.
The state's trucking association has joined forces with 13 community colleges.
Women are increasingly taking on larger roles in the management of trucking companies.
The company has pressed on since losing its CEO Jeremy Rayl in 2017.
Nevertheless, industry projections remain positive.
George Casiano's family shares the story of an industry veteran.
All of Brig Sorber’s family played a part in the creation story of Two Men and a Truck, which has grown from humble origins into one of the largest moving companies in North America.
Fleet owners find inspiration in family and faith.
Lead ATA participants set out to guide trucking's future.
Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Roadrunner Reports Net Loss in Fourth Quarter

Roadrunner truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. reported a net loss in the fourth quarter and sharply lower revenue amid challenging market conditions.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

FedEx Ground to Close Pennsylvania Facility, Cutting 186 Jobs

An employee secures the cargo area door of a delivery truck at a FedEx Ground distribution center in New Jersey in August 2018.

FedEx Ground will be shutting down its package delivery facility in Clinton, Pa., on May 16, eliminating 186 jobs.

Patricia Sabatini | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Showers of Praise Greet Busy Truckers

Trucking

As truck drivers crisscross the country hauling goods vital to the fight against the coronavirus, they find themselves at the center of another fast-spreading outbreak: nationwide gratitude. It’s showing up along the roads, on TV, in emails and social media, and even at the White House.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 26, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Agree on Sick Leave as Coronavirus Spreads

UPS driver

UPS Inc. said it is taking steps to protect its employees from contracting the COVID-19 virus and that it reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters concerning paid-leave guidelines for unionized workers who are affected by it.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Fred Smith: It’s Unlikely Company Will Need Federal Help

FedEx CEO Fred Smith

FedEx Corp. CEO Fred Smith said during a television appearance that he doesn’t expect his company to seek assistance from the federal government to survive the economic downturn being caused by the spread of COVID-19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 22, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Walmart Plans 150,000 New Hires, Virus Testing Sites

Walmart headquarters

Walmart Inc. is hiring 150,000 temporary workers and readying its parking lots for coronavirus tests as the world’s largest retailer girds itself to deal with the unprecedented challenges of the fast-spreading outbreak.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Backs Away From Possible Sale, Spinoffs of Units

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. said the current economic environment has compelled it to step back from earlier plans to explore the sale or spinoff of some of its assets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings; Leadership Cites Impact of Coronavirus

FedEx truck

FedEx announced March 17 that year-over-year quarterly net income for its fiscal third quarter fell 57% to $315 million, compared with $739 million in the same period a year ago. But Q3 revenue rose 3% to $17.5 billion from $17 billion a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 17, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

CRST Buys New Jersey-Based Final-Mile Logistics Company NAL Group

CRST trucks

CRST International on March 2 announced it had acquired final-mile specialist NAL Group. Financial terms of the agreement were not made public.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

FedEx to Add 42 Electric Charging Stations in California

FedEx Chanje vehicle

FedEx Corp. plans to electrify 42 FedEx stations in California, in the next phase of its electric vehicle rollout — calling it one of the largest deployments of integrated charging infrastructure by a single commercial fleet to date.

February 28, 2020

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