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
Business, Top 100

YRC Worldwide Provides Mixed Initial Look at 4Q Earnings

YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a holding company for less-than-truckload carriers, in its initial look at fourth-quarter results forecast flat operating revenue with operating income possibly coming in more than twice as high as a year earlier.

January 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shareholders Offered Option of Buying More Stock as Roadrunner Seeks to Recapitalize Its Business

Roadrunner truck at loading dock

Shareholders of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, who have seen the value of their holdings plummet following a finance scandal that led to the dismissal of several top executives more than a year ago, are being given a chance to buy more stock — 900 million shares to be exact — at 50 cents a...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters Exchange Contract Proposals with YRC, Holland and New Penn

YRC Freight truck

After working for eight years under a series of contract extensions, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and its two regional operations have opened contract negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2019
Business, Top 100

Saia Names Frederick Holzgrefe III President, COO

Saia

Saia Inc., a multiregional LTL, nonasset truckload, expedited and logistics services provider, announced it has named Frederick J. Holzgrefe III as its new president and chief operating officer effectively immediately, according to a Jan. 4 press release. Additionally, he has joined the board of...

January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moving Company Study Shows More Residents Left New Jersey Than any Other State in 2018

United movers map

A study by United Van Lines has revealed that Americans are moving west and south, according to a Jan. 2 press release.

January 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

United Road Services, Carlyle Group Buy Fleet Car Carriers

United Road Services carhauler

United Road Services has joined with The Carlyle Group and other investors to acquire Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

FCC Evaluates Sharing Connected Vehicle Spectrum With Wi-Fi

Two trucks platooning

The Federal Communications Commission is deciding whether further testing is needed to determine if communications between connected vehicles, including trucks, can share a slice of spectrum with Wi-Fi broadband services seeking to use it, too.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2018

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