2016 Top Truckload/Dedicated Carriers

2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in the U.S. and Canada
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Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort descending
1 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 15,490
2 Atlas World Group 28,501
3 Bruce R. Smith Ltd. 44,604
4 System Freight 72,562
5 TransX Group of Companies 79,593
6 Titan Transfer 84,002
7 Abilene Motor Express 95,000
est
8 Forward Air 110,950
9 Day & Ross Freight 112,324
10 SLH Transport 114,581
11 CalArk 124,218
12 Black Horse Carriers 143,000
13 Anderson Trucking Service 155,898
14 Brown Trucking Co. 176,521
15 Roehl Transport 211,154
16 Epes Carriers Inc. 215,979
17 Martin Transportation Systems 220,000
18 G&P Trucking 227,329
19 Challenger Motor Freight 258,496
20 Paschall Truck Lines 259,301
21 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 290,000
22 Bison Transport 303,191
23 NFI 332,700
24 Dart Transit Co. 349,456
25 USA Truck 356,528
26 Interstate Distributor Co. 392,109
27 Mesilla Valley Transportation 397,716
28 P.A.M. Transport 417,050
29 Cowan Systems 432,000
30 Covenant Logistics Group 449,029
31 Canada Cartage 466,463
32 Western Express 520,079
33 Ruan 521,063
34 Mullen Group 559,477
35 CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. 585,587
36 Universal Truckload 696,134
37 Heartland Express 736,345
38 Celadon Trucking Services 748,337
39 XPO Logistics 770,000
40 Crete Carrier Corp. 775,000
est
41 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 895,538
42 Knight-Swift Transportation 952,098
43 TFI International 1,263,357
44 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,346,000
45 Werner Enterprises 1,644,874
46 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 1,836,766
47 Landstar System 1,894,221
48 Schneider 2,380,000
est
49 Swift Truckload 3,131,771
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Extras
North America’s for-hire carriers face an onslaught of regulations and potential disruption from technologies.
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January Sales Indicate Used Truck Market Is Poised to Grow

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The average used Class 8 vehicle in January had higher mileage and sold for a little less than a year earlier, ACT Research reported, calling it an inkling of all the freight there was to haul in the second half of 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
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Extreme Winter Weather Causes Vaccine Shipping Delays

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WASHINGTON — Extreme winter weather has dealt the first major setback to the Biden administration’s planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines, delaying shipment of three days’ worth of shots, or about 6 million doses.

February 19, 2021
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Technology Brings Visibility to Supply Chains, Experts Say

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The increased visibility that technology brings to supply chains is helping to improve efficiency in very specific ways, according to experts at a recent virtual event.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021
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Forward Air Revenue Increased While Income Declined for Q4

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Forward Air Corp. reported record fourth-quarter revenue but a decline in net income.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Reports Q4 Improved Earnings

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Ryder System Inc. on Feb. 11 reported fourth-quarter net income of $25.6 million, or 48 cents per share, compared with a loss of $53.5 million, or loss of $1.02, in the same period a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 11, 2021
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XPO Reports Highest Quarterly Revenue Ever at $4.67 Billion

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XPO Logistics Inc. posted better-than-expected earnings and its highest-ever quarterly revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI Posts Increases in Profit, Revenue in Q4

TFI headquarters

TFI International Inc. reported an increase in both profits and revenue in the fourth quarter as it works toward completion of its acquisition of UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload and dedicated truckload divisions of UPS Inc., later this year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 9, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports Earnings Nearly Doubled to $40.2 Million for Q4

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Saia Inc. saw income surge and revenue gains during the fourth quarter, the company reported Feb. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Increase in Online Shopping Spurs Innovation for Shipping Packaging

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Effective shipment packaging relies as much on science and engineering as it does diligence and common sense. Matching the right box for the product and properly securing palletized shipments is crucial in the physically challenging environment of a less-than-truckload or parcel network.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
February 8, 2021
Business, Top 100

ABF Freight’s Tim Thorne Gets Service Award

Tim Thorne, president of ABF Freight, ArcBest’s less-than-truckload carrier, was honored with the 2020 Herbert Metzger Service Award from the Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services.

February 5, 2021

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