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 Tank Truck/Bulk Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Kenan Advantage Group 1,404,649
2 Quality Distribution Inc. 822,000
3 Trimac Transportation Services 528,672
4 Foodliner/Quest Liner 317,062
5 Heniff Transportation Systems 293,000
6 A&R Logistics 285,000
7 Superior Bulk Logistics 277,000
8 Groendyke Transport 245,295
9 Ruan 164,553
10 Dupre Logistics 147,916
11 Eagle Transport Corp. 141,127
12 Martin Transport Inc. 125,333
13 Florida Rock & Tank Lines 114,065
14 United Petroleum Transports 110,000
15 Tankstar USA 108,985
16 Coastal Transport Co. 95,331
17 Apex Logistics 92,543
18 Cliff Viessman Inc. 92,128
19 J&M Tank Lines Inc. 76,406
20 Andrews Logistics 73,926
21 Grammer Industries 73,158
22 CCC Transportation/ CTL Transportation 71,925
23 Prime Inc. 71,921
24 CLI Transport 64,563
25 Transportes Auto Tanques Ochoa 60,000
26 Herman R. Ewell Inc. 58,480
27 Solar Transport 57,825
28 Service Transport Co. 56,000
29 Tidewater Transit Co. 52,724
30 Schilli Corp. 52,421
31 Sterling Transport Co. 48,600
32 Liquid Trucking Cos. 41,683
33 Mission Petroleum Carriers 41,155
34 NFI 38,000
35 Sprint Transport 26,630
36 Dixon Bros. 25,492
37 K-Limited Carrier 24,041
38 Carbon Express Inc. 20,350
39 Bulk Service Transport 20,000
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On the Bubble

Transportes Castores de Baja California ($233 million), is a truckload and LTL carrier based in Tijuana, Mexico.
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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, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

NFI Acquires G&P Trucking Co.

A G&P truck

Supply chain services provider NFI announced it completed the acquisition of G&P Trucking Co. Inc., a logistics provider specializing in asset-based transportation, port drayage and non-asset brokerage solutions in the Southeast.

December 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Is Its Own Biggest Mailman, Shipping 3.5 Billion Parcels

Amazon package

As Amazon.com works to speed orders to customer doorsteps before Christmas, the e-commerce giant is touting an accomplishment that would have seemed absurd just a few years ago: Amazon is now its own biggest carrier.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Q2 Earnings Tumble, Even More Than Wall Street Expected

FedEx trucks at distribution center in New Jersey

FedEx Corp. reported lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings Dec. 17, missing Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

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

Bankruptcy Judge OKs Plan to Keep Celadon’s Taylor Express Operating

A Taylor Express truck

Celadon Group has been authorized by a bankruptcy court to spend $1.2 million before Jan. 3, 2020, to maintain operations for Hope Mills, N.C.-based Taylor Express Inc. — the last of its operating units that is still in business — while it pursues a sale of the company.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Cuts Off FedEx Ground for Prime Shipments This Holiday

FedEx truck and Amazon boxes

Amazon.com says FedEx Corp.’s delivery performance is slipping and will no longer let third-party merchants use the company’s ground delivery network for quick Prime shipments through the holidays.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Mesilla Valley Transportation to Use VeloCare for Technology Deployment

Mesilla Valley Transportation truck

Mesilla Valley Transportation will begin using VeloCare, a technology-monitoring and repair service by Velociti Inc.

December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air to Acquire Linn Star for $57.2 Million

Forward Air logo on trailer

Forward Air Corp. will acquire Linn Star Holdings Inc., Linn Star Transfer Inc. and Linn Star Logistics, a privately held final-mile provider, for $57.2 million, according to a Forward Air news release Dec. 12.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

XPO to Close Missouri Logistics Facility, Wiping Out 166 Jobs

XPO Logistics truck

HAZELWOOD, Mo. — A logistics facility will close here, eliminating 166 jobs, according to a notice filed with the state.

Annika Merrilees | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 13, 2019
Government, Business, Breaking News, Top 100

Celadon Files for Bankruptcy, Shuts Down

Celadon trucks

Celadon Group Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and shutting down immediately amid falling freight rates and the effects of penalties levied by the U.S. Department of Justice for settlement of securities fraud charges brought against prior management.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 9, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Two Former Celadon Executives Charged in Fraud Scheme

Celadon headquarters

The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors on Dec. 5 charged two former top executives of Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon Group Inc. for their participation in an accounting fraud in 2016 and 2017 that allegedly inflated the company’s income and earnings per share.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 5, 2019

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