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 The Transportation Solution, Inc. 30,000
32 TWT Refrigerated 30,000
33 Challenger Motor Freight 14,008
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Comcar Industries ($225 million), is a holding company based in Auburdale, Fla. The company provides dry van and refrigerated truckload, flatbed/heavy specialized, dry and liquid bulk, and chemical tank transportation services.
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UPS Inc. is ordering 10 electric aircraft that are designed to take off and land like a helicopter, allowing it to fly cargo directly between its facilities in small markets and bypass airports.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Roadrunner Takes Major Steps in Transformation Plans

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Roadrunner Freight took another step in its ongoing transformation with a March 25 announcement of a $50 million equity private placement and additions to its leadership team.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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Carriers Provide Resources to Help Drivers Get Vaccinated

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Trucking companies are taking steps to help ensure their drivers, and support staff, can get the coronavirus vaccine in a bid to minimize workplace disruptions.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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Werner Enterprises Named Military Friendly Company

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Werner Enterprises announced it was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a company that is friendly toward military veterans.

March 22, 2021
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Walmart Opens E-Commerce Marketplace to Non-US Vendors

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Walmart Inc. has removed rules requiring sellers on its marketplace website to be registered in the U.S. — an attempt to close the e-commerce gap with Amazon .com Inc. and tap into China’s vast network of manufacturers.

March 19, 2021
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FedEx Rides E-Commerce to $21.5 Billion Third Quarter

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The continued yearlong surge in e-commerce brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic sent FedEx’s year-over-year fiscal third-quarter net revenue up 23% to $21.5 billion, compared with $17.4 billion in the same period in 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
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IMC Cos. Acquires Empire Truck Lines

IMC Cos. announced it acquired Empire Truck Lines, a container drayage company, effective March 12.

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Trucking Industry Making Strides Toward Electrification

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Original equipment manufacturers, shippers and environmental activist groups are aligning behind the promised benefits of zero-emission trucks, and are encouraging the trucking industry to accelerate adoption of vehicles powered by alternatives to diesel.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 11, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Penske Agrees to Acquire Kansas City Freightliner

Penske Automotive Group Inc. announced it entered into an agreement to acquire Kansas City Freightliner, a retailer of medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks.

March 5, 2021

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