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 Inc. 1,405,411
3 KLLM Transport Services 959,000
4 Stevens Transport 694,980
5 Swift Refrigerated 539,307
6 Marten Transport Ltd. 380,210
7 TransAm Trucking Inc. 280,000
8 Hirschbach Motor Lines 278,494
9 Navajo Express 238,000
10 Shaffer Trucking 220,000
11 John Christner Trucking 214,017
12 May Trucking 203,337
13 Black Horse Carriers 185,000
14 Southern Refrigerated Transport 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
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
25 Midwest Coast Transport 76,337
26 Day & Ross Transportation 75,561
27 Roehl Refrigerated Transport 49,311
28 Cowan Systems 39,119
29 Maverick USA Inc. 35,207
30 Transportes Garza Leal 32,700
31 CRST International 30,000
32 T-W Transport 30,000
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Western Express to Invest $88 Million, Add 225 Jobs in Tennessee

Western Express, a Nashville-based freight company, announced May 1 it will spend $88 million and add 225 jobs as it adds new technology, business services and back-office support at its headquarters and expands its truck fleet nationwide.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Revenue, Net Income Rise in 1Q

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises Inc., a transportation and logistics company, said its total revenue for the first quarter ending March 31 increased 6% to $596.1 million versus the prior year quarter, primarily attributable to dedicated fleet expansion, higher contractual rates and lane-mix changes.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Celadon Group Sells Intermodal Operations to Bison Transport

Celadon truck on highway

Celadon Group Inc. sold its North American container-on-flatcar intermodal operations to Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, according to an April 26 press release.

April 29, 2019
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Adoption of FA-4 Engine Oils Has Been Slow, but Early Tests May Point to Future Acceptance

Shell technician checks engine oil

The American Petroleum Institute’s latest heavy-duty engine oil standards, designated CK-4 and FA-4, have been on the market for more than two years, but only CK-4 lubricants have by and large replaced the previous CJ-4 formulation.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
April 29, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Capable of Matching Amazon’s One-Day Pledge, Analyst Says

Walmart truck

Walmart Inc. could easily match Amazon.com’s one-day delivery gambit, according to an analyst who worked at the world’s largest retailer.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2019
Business, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Record Revenue, Profit in 1Q

Forward Air

Forward Air Corp. reported record revenue and net income when the Greeneville, Tenn.-based carrier announced first-quarter earnings April 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 26, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Remote Diagnostics to the Rescue

Navistar's OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system

Remote diagnostics systems available on modern trucks are helping fleets avoid costly repairs and reduce vehicle downtime, and this technology is rapidly advancing toward offering better predictions of when problems might occur.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
April 26, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Celadon to Pay $42.2 Million After Admitting to Accounting Fraud

Celadon truck on a highway

Celadon Group Inc. has agreed to pay $42.2 million to settle a federal investigation into allegations that a prior management team and a subsidiary company filed false and misleading statements to investors regarding tractors and trailers leased to owner-operators.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Posts Record Results in First Quarter

Marten Transport truck on highway

Marten Transport Ltd. reported its best first-quarter operating revenue in the company’s 73-year history, according to an April 16 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI International Reports Record Results for 1Q

TFI International truck

Another quarter, another record for TFI International when the Montreal-based conglomerate released its first-quarter financial report April 23.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2019

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