2018 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 3,636,472
2 Schneider 2,187,400
3 Landstar System 2,163,832
4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 2,096,920
5 TFI International 1,797,453
6 Penske Logistics 1,700,000
7 Werner Enterprises Inc. 1,635,244
8 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,400,000
9 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 1,096,000
10 CRST International 945,000
11 Crete Carrier Corp. 850,000
12 Hub Group Dedicated 822,410
13 Cardinal Logistics Management 720,000
14 Mullen Group Ltd. 627,372
15 Heartland Express Inc. 607,336
16 Ruan 590,968
17 Canada Cartage 546,309
18 Covenant Transport Services 437,100
19 Mesilla Valley Transportation 430,261
20 Universal Truckload 396,419
21 P.A.M. Transport 377,854
22 Dart Holding Co. 367,214
23 Red Classic Transit 350,000
24 Western Express Inc. 330,000
25 Bison Transport Inc. 327,847
26 NFI Transportation 311,300
27 USA Truck 302,052
28 Cowan Systems 266,683
29 Martin Transportation Systems 261,403
30 Challenger Motor Freight 258,734
31 Paschall Truck Lines Inc. 238,523
32 Epes Carriers Inc. 230,767
33 Day & Ross Freight 228,264
34 Black Horse Carriers 227,500
35 Evans Network of Cos. 226,000
36 Roehl Transport Inc. 214,209
37 G&P Trucking 209,096
38 Auto Lineas America 181,000
39 Averitt Express 180,248
40 Forward Air Corp. 171,970
41 Marten Transport Ltd. 166,881
42 Anderson Trucking Service 163,891
43 Brown Trucking Co. 160,000
44 Transportistas Unidos Mexicano 150,400
45 Transportadora Nacional 145,200
46 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 137,234
47 Transportes Cuauhtemoc 135,700
48 Wilson Logistics 135,447
49 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 126,788
50 A.D. Transport Express 120,000
51 Trans-Mex Inc. 118,400
52 Artur Express 110,000
53 Titanium Transportation Group 106,790
54 Auto Lineas Regiomontanas 104,100
55 Kriska Transportation 102,625
56 G&D Integrated 101,300
57 Mercer Transportation Co. 96,562
58 CalArk Inc. 93,657
59 Grupo TMM / Lacto Comercial Organizada 91,500
60 Titan Transfer Inc. 82,262
61 System Freight 82,227
62 Legend Transportation 82,000
63 Express Tres Fronteras 75,800
64 TransX Group of Companies 74,797
65 Transportes Quintanilla 69,500
66 Central de Fletes Monterrey / Transportes Gonzalez (Grupo MG) 68,400
67 Transportadora Egoba 66,300
68 Transportes Especializados Antonio de la Torre e Hijos 65,300
69 Transportes de Nuevo Laredo 62,100
70 Fleetmaster Express 61,000
71 Transportes Lar-Mex 56,900
72 Dupre Logistics 55,542
73 Fletes Internacionales Coss 54,700
74 Transportes Lopez e Hijos 46,300
75 TRACOMEX 45,200
76 Transportes Elola 42,000
77 Transportes Internacionales JCV 41,000
78 Ryder Capital 39,500
79 Transportes Canales 38,900
80 Centauros del Sureste 33,800
81 Transportes Unidos Tampiquenos 33,700
82 Autotransportes Rapidos de Aguascalientes 33,500
83 Grupo GOR 33,300
84 Transportes Sultana 31,500
85 Autotransportes Dasa 30,500
86 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 28,500
87 Bruce R. Smith Ltd. 21,341
88 Transport Investments Inc. 20,581
89 Market Express 15,831
90 Bolt Express 13,400
91 ContainerPort Group 10,000
92 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 10,000
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Top 100 News
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Pennsylvania Borough Could Be New Home for $7.5 Million, 80-Bay Trucking Facility

R+L Carriers truck

JERMYN, Pa. ­— The borough could be the new home of a $7.5 million, 80-bay trucking facility for R+L Carriers.

Frank Wilkes Lesnefsky | The (Scranton, Pa.) Times-Tribune
August 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

July Class 8 Sales Jump Amid Demand for Safety Tech

Freightliner dealer

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July were the second-highest of the year, increasing by more than 33% as they cleared 20,000.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Universal Logistics Purchases Southern Counties Express for $65 Million

Universal Logistics truck

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. is expanding its intermodal business, announcing Aug. 10 it is acquiring Compton, Calif.-based Southern Counties Express Inc. for $65 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 14, 2018
Business, Top 100

UPS Reaches Tentative Agreement With Airline Mechanics

Teamsters Union

Local union leaders with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters which represents UPS Inc. and UPS freight workers approved on Aug. 9 two separate five-year national contracts. This paves the way for the 250,000 workers, including drivers, loaders, package sorters, dockworkers and operations...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

XPO Opens Final-Mile Distribution Hub in Toronto

XPO

XPO Logistics has expanded its home-delivery business in Canada with the opening of a 50,000-square-foot distribution hub in Toronto.

Transport Topics
August 8, 2018
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Sunoco Completes Equity Purchase of Sandford Energy

Sandford fuel station

Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals said it has paid approximately $66 million to obtain the equity stake in Sandford Energy it did not already own, giving Sunoco full control of the company.

Transport Topics
August 7, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA, Top 100

Oil Companies Fret as Congress Debates Russia Sanctions

Gazprom oil producing facility in the Yamal region, Russia.

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas executives have watched wearily in recent years as the relationship between the United States and Russia deteriorated, steadily closing off their ability to drill the vast shale plays underlying Siberia and the deep-water oil fields off Russia’s Arctic coast.

James Osborne | Houston Chronicle
August 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Revenue Grows 21.4% in Past Year

U.S. XPress truck

A three-year turnaround in the operations and culture at U.S. Xpress Enterprises helped the Chattanooga, Tenn., trucking firm raise more than $250 million in an initial stock offering in June and deliver its best operating ratio in two decades this spring.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

YRC Worldwide Reports Mixed 2Q Earnings Compared With 2017

YRC Worldwide truck

YRC Worldwide Inc. reported a decline in second-quarter net income, even as operating revenue increased.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 2, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Follows Industry Trend With Record Earnings in 2Q

Saia truck with twin trailers

In the midst of a buoyant economy, less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. on Aug. 1 reported record second-quarter earnings. Saia said operating revenue was up nearly 18%, reaching nearly $428.7 million, or $1.18 a share, compared with $364.4 million, or 69 cents a share, for the same period in 2017.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 1, 2018

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