2017 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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The nation’s top for-hire carriers are taking steps to shore up capacity in anticipation of increasing demand for freight hauling and a tighter market for drivers.
Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.
Find out what carriers are doing to prepare for what looks like increased demand for freight hauling this year and next.

Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Swift Truckload 3,019,295
2 Schneider 2,090,953
3 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 1,920,950
4 Landstar System 1,900,406
5 Werner Enterprises Inc. 1,533,981
6 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,320,000
7 TFI International 1,231,714
8 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 1,020,895
9 Cardinal Logistics Management 935,000
10 CRST International 905,000
11 Knight-Swift Transportation 900,368
12 Celadon Trucking Services 850,000
13 Crete Carrier Corp. 780,000
14 Universal Truckload 629,200
15 Heartland Express Inc. 612,937
16 Ruan 524,127
17 Mullen Group Ltd. 520,272
18 Canada Cartage 452,728
19 P.A.M. Transport 432,852
20 Mesilla Valley Transportation 402,940
21 Convenant Transport/Star Transportation 375,564
22 Interstate Distributor Co. 370,168
23 Dart Transit Co. 349,031
24 Black Horse Carriers 337,500
25 Western Express 315,095
26 NFI 315,000
27 Bison Transport 304,782
28 USA Truck 295,807
29 Cowan Systems 258,761
30 Challenger Motor Freight 258,006
31 Hub Group Dedicated 250,000
32 Martin Transportation Systems 237,500
33 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 232,896
34 Epes Carriers Inc. 216,652
35 Roehl Transport 207,048
36 G&P Trucking 206,673
37 Auto Lineas America 169,600
38 Brown Trucking Co. 168,218
39 Forward Air Corp. 164,300
40 Marten Transport Ltd. 157,370
41 Anderson Trucking Service 156,577
42 Transportistas Unidos Mexicano 141,000
43 Transportadora Nacional 136,100
44 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 132,440
45 Transportes Cuauhtemoc 127,200
46 Trans-Mex Inc. 111,000
47 Day & Ross Freight 100,433
48 A.D. Transport Express 100,000
49 CalArk Inc. 99,434
50 Auto Lineas Regiomontanas 97,600
51 Titanium Transportation Group 91,258
52 Raven Transport 89,000
53 TransX Group of Companies 88,972
54 Titan Transfer Inc. 87,808
55 Grupo TMM / Lacto Comercial Organizada 85,800
56 Abilene Motor Express 85,350
57 Mercer Transportation Co. 83,178
58 J. Rayl Transport 76,408
59 System Freight 76,407
60 SLH Transport 71,003
61 Express Tres Fronteras 71,000
62 Transportes Quintanilla 65,100
63 Central de Fletes Monterrey / Transportes Gonzalez (Grupo MG) 64,100
64 Transportadora Egoba 62,100
65 Transportes Especializados Antonio de la Torre e Hijos 61,200
66 Freight Exchange 60,000
67 Transportes de Nuevo Laredo 58,200
68 Star Transportation 53,652
69 Transportes Lar-Mex 53,300
70 Fletes Internacionales Coss 51,300
71 Evans Delivery Company 50,500
72 Dupre Logistics 47,677
73 Transportes Lopez e Hijos 43,400
74 TRACOMEX 42,400
75 Transportes Elola 39,400
76 Transportes Internacionales JCV 38,400
77 Ryder Capital 37,000
78 Transportes Canales 36,500
79 Centauros del Sureste 31,700
80 Transportes Unidos Tampiquenos 31,600
81 Autotransportes Rapidos de Aguascalientes 31,400
82 Grupo GOR 31,200
83 Transportes Sultana 29,500
84 Autotransportes Dasa 28,600
85 Shevell Group 20,000
86 Bruce R. Smith Ltd. 16,600
87 Bolt Express 14,555
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On the Bubble

National Carriers Inc. ($205 million), Based in Liberal, Kan., National Carriers provides nationwide truckload service for refrigerated cargoes, mostly meat, with a combination of company-owned tractors and equipment provided by owner-operators. The company also provides lifestock hauling and spotting services.
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Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Coronavirus Spurs New Incentives for Drivers

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Motor carriers are developing incentive plans to provide drivers with bonuses and financial support as they serve on the front lines of the country’s battle against COVID-19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Driver Health Becomes Paramount During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Trucking companies are doing a lot to keep their drivers safe and healthy even as the coronavirus pandemic has caused notable disruptions throughout the economy as the number of infected continues to climb.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx CEO Fred Smith Takes 91% Cut in Salary for Six Months

FedEx CEO Fred Smith

FedEx Corp. said Chairman and CEO Fred Smith is taking a salary cut, effective April 1, from $115,402 per month to $10,728 per month through Sept. 30.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 7, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Truckers Work to Overcome Difficulties in Food Supply Chain

Trucks stuck on the German-Polish border near Frankfurt on March 18.

Truckers hauling food are facing delays across the globe in the latest disruption to supply chains snarled by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 3, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Airlines Shift to Cargo as Passenger Volume Falls Dramatically

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Faced with hundreds of parked planes and near-empty flights as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the world’s biggest airline executives are turning their focus to cargo.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 1, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

For Some Fleets, Adding Drivers Is a Mission

Western Flyer Xpress

In the freight-hauling sector, certain loads have dwindled to a trickle. Other parts of the trucking industry are booming to meet the demand for necessary consumer goods and medical supplies, and adding drivers however they can.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Does Your Business Belong on Our List of Top 100 For-Hire Companies?

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March 30, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Current Stock Prices for Trucking, Logistics Companies

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Same-day data for publicly traded trucking and transportation stocks in the truckload, less-than-truckload, package, logistics and leasing categories.

March 30, 2020
Business, Top 100

Roadrunner Reports Net Loss in Fourth Quarter

Roadrunner truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. reported a net loss in the fourth quarter and sharply lower revenue amid challenging market conditions.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

FedEx Ground to Close Pennsylvania Facility, Cutting 186 Jobs

An employee secures the cargo area door of a delivery truck at a FedEx Ground distribution center in New Jersey in August 2018.

FedEx Ground will be shutting down its package delivery facility in Clinton, Pa., on May 16, eliminating 186 jobs.

Patricia Sabatini | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 27, 2020

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