2018 Top Refrigerated (Truckload and LTL) Carriers

2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Prime Inc. 1,623,776
2 C.R. England 1,405,411
3 KLLM Transport Services 959,000
4 Stevens Transport 694,980
5 Swift Refrigerated 539,307
est
6 Marten Transport 380,210
7 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000
est
8 Hirschbach Motor Lines 278,494
9 Navajo Express 238,000
est
10 Shaffer Trucking 220,000
11 John Christner Trucking 214,017
12 May Trucking 203,337
13 Black Horse Carriers 185,000
14 Covenant Transportation Group 162,150
15 Roadrunner Temperature Controlled 156,000
16 NFI 153,300
17 Frialsa Logistica 135,600
18 CanXpress 120,507
19 J&R Schugel Trucking 119,000
est
20 Decker Truck Line 106,206
21 WEL Companies 106,042
22 National Carriers Inc. 102,000
23 Bay & Bay Transportation 101,000
24 Freymiller Inc. 84,000
est
25 MCT Transportation 76,337
26 Day & Ross 75,561
27 Roehl Refrigerated Transport 49,311
28 Cowan Systems 39,119
29 Maverick USA 35,207
30 Transportes Garza Leal 32,700
31 CRST International 30,000
32 TWT Refrigerated 30,000
33 Challenger Motor Freight 14,008
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Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

More Fleets Are Utilizing Remote Diagnostics

UPS remote diagnostics

A growing number of motor carriers are taking advantage of remote diagnostics to streamline vehicle maintenance and reduce downtime, but fleets must know how to filter through the data to use this information effectively.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Incoming CEO of XPO Spinoff Company Outlines Plans

XPO Logistics fulfillment facility

Malcolm Wilson shared his hopes and plans Jan. 15 for when he becomes the first CEO of a new company splitting from XPO Logistics Inc.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2021
Business, Top 100

Ryder Donates to United Way, Partners With Girl Scouts

Ryder System Inc. donated more than $800,000 to the United Way in annual workplace campaign contributions for 2020. The Miami-based company also partnered with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida to create a new supply chain patch program.

January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Adds New Fee for Big Shippers, Fueled by E-Commerce

Drivers for an independent contractor to FedEx unload a ground truck in Chicago. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. plans to add a new surcharge for its largest customers, citing higher pandemic-related costs and indicating that robust demand continues to give couriers considerable power to dictate prices.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon Keeps Buying Jets to Move Closer to 30-Minute Delivery Dream

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits parked at the DHL Worldwide Express hub of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Amazon .com Inc. can’t meet its one- and two-day shipping pledge to customers without an ever-expanding fleet of pricey jets.

Matt Day and Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Recent Acquisitions Bode Well for Trucking in 2021

Bison, Black Horse

Several recent acquisitions are signaling a robust 2021 for trucking.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2021
Business, Safety, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 11 that it has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking in an effort to combat the crime.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Top 100

Bison Transport Sold to Canada’s James Richardson & Sons

Bison

Bison Transport Inc., one of North America’s largest diversified fleets that has been in an expansion mode over the past few years, announced it was acquired by privately held James Richardson & Sons for an undisclosed amount, effective Jan. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021
Business, Top 100

Daseke CEO Chris Easter Retires

Don Daseke and Chris Easter

Daseke Inc. announced that Chris Easter has retired as CEO and as a member of the board of directors.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Manufacturers Rethink Supply Chains, Eye Reshoring After Events of 2020

Toshiba employee

A trade war with China and the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have U.S. companies starting to question a decades-old strategy of shifting manufacturing operations to low-cost labor markets in China and other Asian nations.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 4, 2021

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