2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 largest logistics companies in the U.S. and Canada
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Top 50 Logistics

Rank This Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Net Revenue (Millions) Gross Revenue (Millions) Employees
1 1 UPS Supply Chain Solutions 3,108
est
5,900 12,700
2 12 XPO Logistics Inc. 2,841
est
5,536
est
-
3 2 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 2,660
est
5,816 -
4 4 C.H. Robinson Worldwide 2,268 13,476 13,159
5 5 Expeditors International of Washington 2,188 6,617 15,397
6 3 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 1,925
est
2,443
est
-
7 6 DHL Supply Chain 1,815 3,300 -
8 10 FedEx Logistics 1,625
est
3,178 -
9 7 Ceva Logistics 1,570
est
2,452 -
10 8 Americold Logistics 1,555
est
- -
11 9 UTi Worldwide 1,330
est
3,696
est
-
12 11 Schneider 1,275
est
3,480
est
-
13 13 Kuehne + Nagel Inc. 1,197 5,230 -
14 15 Penske Logistics 1,150
est
1,430
est
13,750
15 16 NFI 1,130 1,200 8,101
16 14 Swift Transportation 1,065
est
1,418
est
120
17 20 DB Schenker USA 898 2,687 -
18 19 Neovia Logistics 860 - -
19 17 Werner Global Logistics 826 1,052 4,933
20 18 Ruan 816 869 5,558
21 - Lineage Logistics 800 - -
22 24 OHL 732
est
1,470 8,000
23 22 Cardinal Logistics Holdings 681
est
- -
24 23 APL Logistics 660
est
1,030 6,000
25 27 Kenco Group 535 582 3,800
26 26 Panalpina Inc. 459 2,784 -
27 33 Total Quality Logistics 446 2,240 3,791
28 30 Universal Logistics Holdings 444 - -
29 31 Hub Group 413 3,526 2,633
30 34 DSC Logistics 405 - -
31 32 Saddle Creek Logistics Services 390 - 2,587
32 28 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 351 508 -
33 40 BDP International 297 1,900 -
34 36 Landstar System 292
est
1,760
est
1,223
35 45 Echo Global Logistics 290 1,512 2,335
36 35 Toll Global Forwarding 285 1,448 -
37 37 Performance Team 278 279 4,300
38 38 Burris Logistics 275 3,524 -
39 42 Preferred Freezer Services 265
est
324 1,525
40 - Apex Logistics International 255
est
613 -
41 41 Cowan Logistics 252 347 1,258
42 29 Fidelitone 235 245 690
43 - Estenson Logistics 226 226 -
44 47 Crane Worldwide Logistics 217 654 -
45 44 Averitt Express Inc. 204 396 -
46 - Worldwide Express 200
est
750 -
47 - Port Logistics Group 190 200 2,500
48 - Radiant Logistics 189 872 -
49 43 SCI Group 187 189 -
50 50 Agility Logistics 180
est
774
est
-
50 48 Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. 180
est
590
est
-
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Top 50 News
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Shareholders Vote Down Teamster Plan to Split CEO, Chairman Roles

Brad Jacobs

A union proposal to separate the CEO and chairman positions at XPO Logistics Inc. was defeated in a May 15 vote by the company’s shareholders, who instead extended the chairmanship of XPO’s current leader.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Joins Autonomous Vehicle Coalition PAVE

Penske

Penske Truck Leasing has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a coalition of industry leaders that seeks to educate and assure the public about automated vehicles, according to a news release from the two organizations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Reports Revenue Rises 0.5% to $393.1 Million in 1Q

Americold signage

Americold Realty Trust, one of the world’s largest companies focused on temperature-controlled warehouses, on May 7 reported revenue rose in the first quarter ending March 31.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Beats Wall Street Expectations With 1Q Earnings

C.H. Robinson sign

Freight broker and produce distributor C.H. Robinson Worldwide beat Wall Street profit expectations, even as it saw first-quarter total revenue decline 4.4% to $3.75 billion compared with $3.92 billion in the first quarter of 2018.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Agrees to Acquire Cloverleaf Cold Storage

Americold signage

Americold Logistics has agreed to buy Cloverleaf Cold Storage for $1.24 billion, a move that ramps up a trend toward consolidation in the refrigerated warehousing sector.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

About Us: Transport Topics' Top 50 Logistics Companies

The Transport Topics’ Top 50 Logistics Companies is a listing of the largest logistics companies in North America.

Transport Topics
April 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

How Consolidation and Freight Networks Are Disrupting the Logistics Landscape

Logistics companies are employing new business strategies to adapt to an ever-changing market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Is Amazon a Logistics Company? All Signs Point to That

Amazon Warehouse

Should Amazon.com be considered one of the largest logistics companies in North America? The answer, according to most industry observers, is yes. And how big is that business? That question, unfortunately, can’t be answered definitively, at least not yet.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2018 Was a Year of Extraordinary Growth for 3PLs

C.H. Robinson truck

The two main drivers of growth for logistics companies in 2018 were an inventory buildup to beat tariffs and solid expansion in the domestic economy.

Evan Armstrong | President of Armstrong & Associates Inc.
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics remains ­firmly entrenched atop Transport Topics' 2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies rankings after a meteoric rise fueled by a string of high-profile acquisitions over the last eight years. Read about the full rankings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 8, 2019

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