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 ascending
1 Swift Truckload 3,131,771
2 Schneider 2,380,000
est
3 Landstar System 1,894,221
4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 1,836,766
5 Werner Enterprises 1,644,874
6 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,346,000
7 TFI International 1,263,357
8 Knight-Swift Transportation 952,098
9 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 895,538
10 Crete Carrier Corp. 775,000
est
11 XPO Logistics 770,000
12 Celadon Trucking Services 748,337
13 Heartland Express 736,345
14 Universal Truckload 696,134
15 CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. 585,587
16 Mullen Group 559,477
17 Ruan 521,063
18 Western Express 520,079
19 Canada Cartage 466,463
20 Covenant Transportation Group 449,029
21 Cowan Systems 432,000
22 P.A.M. Transport 417,050
23 Mesilla Valley Transportation 397,716
24 Interstate Distributor Co. 392,109
25 USA Truck 356,528
26 Dart Transit Co. 349,456
27 NFI 332,700
28 Bison Transport 303,191
29 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 290,000
30 Paschall Truck Lines 259,301
31 Challenger Motor Freight 258,496
32 G&P Trucking 227,329
33 Martin Transportation Systems 220,000
34 Epes Carriers Inc. 215,979
35 Roehl Transport 211,154
36 Brown Trucking Co. 176,521
37 Anderson Trucking Service 155,898
38 Black Horse Carriers 143,000
39 CalArk 124,218
40 SLH Transport 114,581
41 Day & Ross Freight 112,324
42 Forward Air 110,950
43 Abilene Motor Express 95,000
est
44 Titan Transfer 84,002
45 TransX Group of Companies 79,593
46 System Freight 72,562
47 Bruce R. Smith Ltd. 44,604
48 Atlas World Group 28,501
49 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 15,490
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North America’s for-hire carriers face an onslaught of regulations and potential disruption from technologies.
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Schneider Reports Increased Net Income During Q4 2020

Schneider

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