The Top 25 Trucking & Less Than Truckload (LTL) Companies in 2017

April 4, 2018 Rolf Bax

The top trucking companies planning big investments and more strategic operations geared to serve shippers in a roaring freight environment—one that’s being driven by a booming economy and a tight labor market.

Here is a brand-new list, showing the 25 largest TL and LTL companies in the US/Canada. Enjoy reading. Feel free to share!

 

Rank

Carrier name

2016 Revenue
($ million)

2017 Revenue
($ million)

YoY % Change

16-17

1

FedEx Freight

$5,936

$6,341

6.8%

2

XPO Logistics

$3,445

$3,641

5.7%

3

Old Dominion Freight Line

$2,936

$3,304

12.5%

4

YRC Freight

$2,923

$3,033

3.8%

5

UPS Freight

$2,384

$2,596

8.9%

6

Estes Express Lines

$2,157

$2,476

14.8%

7

ABF Freight System

$1,873

$1,948

4.0%

8

R+L Carriers

$1,452

$1,580

8.8%

9

Saia Motor Freight Line

$1,218

$1,379

13.1%

10

Holland

$1,046

$1,132

8.2%

11

Southeastern Freight Lines

$1,043

$1,116

7.0%

12

Averitt Express

$717

$769

7.2%

13

Central Transport

$703

$754

7.2%

14

Dayton Freight Lines

$498

$571

14.5%

15

Pitt Ohio Transportation Group

$519

$556

7.1%

16

AAA Cooper

$518

$554

6.9%

17

Roadrunner Transportation

$462

$447

-3.2%

18

Reddaway

$386

$412

6.8%

19

New England Motor Freight

$398

$402

1.0%

20

A. Duie Pyle

$290

$310

6.9%

21

New Penn Motor Express

$309

$281

-9.1%

22

Central Freight Lines

$202

$263

30.2%

23

Daylight Transport

$195

$229

17.7%

24

Oak Harbor Freight Lines

$198

$208

5.4%

25

Ward Trucking

$153

$166

8.8%

Total Top 25 LTL Carriers

$31,960

$34,468

7.8%

Note: Revenue for LTL operations only, unless otherwise indicated and includes Canadian operations

Source: Company reports and SJ Consulting Group estimates

Prepared by SJ Consulting Group, Inc.

And the Top 25 Truckload Carriers:

 

Rank

Carrier name

2016 Revenue
($ million)

2017 Revenue
($ million)

YoY %

Change

1

Swift Transportation

$3,361

$3,344

-0.5%

2

Schneider National

$2,298

$2,457

6.9%

3

J.B. Hunt Transport Services

$1,921

$2,097

9.2%

4

Landstar Systems*

 

$1,619

$1,836

13.4%

5

Prime

$1,520

$1,638

7.7%

6

Werner Enterprises

$1,512

$1,609

6.5%

7

CRST International

$1,173

$1,448

23.4%

8

U.S. Xpress Enterprises

$1,302

$1,382

6.2%

9

Crete Carrier Corp.

$984

$1,005

2.1%

10

Knight Transportation

$900

$906

0.7%

11

Ryder Systems

$837

$899

7.4%

12

CR England

$855

$895

4.7%

13

Celadon Group**

$892

$856

-4.0%

14

Roadrunner Transportation

$862

$844

-2.0%

15

Ruan Transportation Management Services

$750

$764

1.8%

16

Penske Logistics

$642

$697

8.6%

17

Daseke

$564

$645

14.3%

18

Cardinal Logistics*

$621

$613

-1.3%

19

Heartland Express

$613

$607

-0.9%

20

Stevens Transport

$589

$607

3.0%

21

Anderson Trucking Service

$593

$605

2.0%

22

Covenant Transportation Group

$594

$601

1.2%

23

Western Express

$528

$566

7.3%

24

Marten Transport

$533

$547

2.6%

25

NFI Industries

$490

$520

6.1%

Total Top 25 Truckload Carriers

$26,551

$27,988

5.4%

* Light-Asset Carrier

** Results adjusted to closer resemble calendar year

Revenues primarily for truckload operations and may include less than ten percent for non-truckload services

Source: Company Reports and SJ Consulting Group estimates

Prepared by SJ Consulting Group, Inc.

 

Source: Logistics Management, April 3rd 2018.

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Rolf Bax

Started in 2018, Rolf Bax manages all ControlPay’s online appearances, including all social channels of ControlPay, blogs and creates up-to-date content for the HUB. Controlpay's HUB provides industry professionals the most relevant logistics and supply chain topics.

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