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 MCT Transportation 76,337
26 Day & Ross Transportation Group 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 T-W Transport 30,000
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Transportes Castores de Baja California ($221 million), provides less-than-truckload and parcel delivery services throughout Mexico. It is based in Tijuana.
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LTL carriers are adapting and expanding services to capitalize on favorable long-term trends, such as the growth of e-commerce.
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Carriers and logistics providers are stepping into the final-mile sector to help retailers meet rising delivery expectations.
Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Covenant Transportation Posts $3.2 Million Net Loss in Q3

Covenant truck

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. reported a net loss of $3.2 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared with net income of $11.6 million in the same quarter of 2018.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Layoffs Hit Stevens Tanker, Amazon Contractors

Stevens Transport

Closures and layoffs continue to vex the trucking industry in 2019, but three recent downsizings were attributed by the companies involved more to the vicissitudes of the energy, retail and final-mile industries than to a slowdown in the overall freight market.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, TCA

UPS, AmerisourceBergen Plan Drone Drug and Device Delivery

UPS drone

UPS Inc. and AmerisourceBergen, the Chesterbrook, Pa.-based drug distributor, are working together to use UPS’ new Flight Forward “drone airline” to ship drugs and supplies to hospitals through small, unmanned aircraft across the U.S.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 22, 2019
Business, Top 100

UPS Net Income Up 15.9%, Revenue Rises 5%

UPS net income rose in Q3.

UPS Inc. reported $1.75 billion in net income in the third quarter of 2019, up 15.9% from the same period a year ago, in an earnings statement released Oct. 22.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Dependable Supply Chain Services Adds Two Orange EV Tractors to Increase Sustainability

Orange EV yard truck

ONTARIO, Calif. — Dependable Supply Chain Services has deployed two electric terminal trucks from Orange EV at its facility here.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
October 18, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Former GE Executive Aris Kekedjian Appointed to XPO Logistics Board

XPO adds Aris Kekedjian to its board.

Transportation and logistics giant XPO Logistics has announced the appointment of Aris Kekedjian, a longtime GE executive, to its board of directors.

Paul Schott | The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
October 18, 2019
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt’s Net Income Rises but Misses Earnings Expectations

J.B. Hunt earnings

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. saw net income rise for the period ended Sept. 30, but the Lowell, Ark.-based carrier missed Wall Street earnings expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Files $212 Million Building Permit for World Hub in Tennessee

FedEx boxes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx officials confirm the company has filed a building permit for its new package sorting facility and world hub in Tennessee.

October 17, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Freight to Expand Home, Business Deliveries in US

FedEx Freight truck

FedEx Freight is expanding its FedEx Freight Direct e-commerce pilot to more than 80% of the contiguous population of the United States, following expansion of the program to additional markets earlier this year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Retailers, Logistics Firms Establish Warehouses Closer to Cities

Prologis warehouse near Seattle

Retailers and logistics firms are establishing warehouses closer to large urban centers to keep up with rising consumer demand for faster delivery of products ordered online, industry experts said.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
October 15, 2019

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