Top 25 LTL Carriers

Top 25 LTL Carriers

The combined revenue of the 25 largest U.S. less-than-truckload carriers jumped 9.1 percent to $32.3 billion as the pace of the U.S. economic recovery quickened in 2014. That compares with a 3.9 percent increase in 2013, the slowest year for LTL revenue growth since the recession. The JOC and SJ Consulting Group annually rank the top 25 LTL trucking companies and track the sector’s progress toward economic recovery. Years of network re-engineering are beginning to pay off for many of the large carriers, though mid-sized companies on the Top 25 list grew the fastest in 2014. Altogether, the Top 25 LTL carriers account for 91 percent of total LTL trucking revenue. This special topic page delivers the most recent JOC coverage of these 25 carriers and the LTL trucking sector.

Top 25 LTL Carriers in 2014

 

Key stories in LTL

Special Coverage

ACT Research expects the number of active Class 8 tractors in the U.S. to climb from 1.35 million last year to 1.43 million this year, but faster economic growth and a driver shortage could blunt any advantage for shippers.

News & Analysis

26 Jun 2015
Truckload and less-than-truckload pricing expected to rise more quickly than freight volumes, as carriers seek to counter rising operating costs and shippers look to secure capacity.
18 Jun 2015
The former president of Con-way Freight will lead one of the largest temperature-controlled logistics companies as demand for cold-chain services grows.
17 Jun 2015
The sudden departure of one president and the appointment of another left analysts asking whether Con-way Freight can improve its profitability faster.
16 Jun 2015
Joe Dagnese is moving from Con-way Truckload to become president of Con-way Freight, replacing Greg Lehmkuhl, who has left the company.
15 Jun 2015
Two of the largest publicly owned less-than-truckload carriers, Old Dominion Freight Line and ABF Freight System, reported stronger than expected freight demand in the early second quarter, echoing the mid-quarter report of truckload company Landstar System.
12 Jun 2015
New service centers in Phoenix and Salt Lake City will help Roadrunner deepen its less-than-truckload coverage across the southern tier of U.S. states.

Commentary

Less-than-truckload growth accelerated in a big way in 2014 as total market revenue grew 7.5 percent to a record $35.4 billion. After years of losing share to parcel and truckload carriers, it seems the LTL industry is finally regaining some of its old business.

Video

Senior Editor Bill Cassidy interviews YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch, who is getting closer to his goal of returning the troubled less-than-truckload operator to profitability.