Top 25 LTL Trucking Companies

The Top 25 LTL carriers are hoping 2017 looks more like 2014, when revenue grew strongly, and less like 2015 and 2016. The combined revenue of the 25 largest LTL truckers was stuck at $32.1 billion in 2016, according to SJ Consulting data, but that was better than the 0.5 percent drop in 2015. The combined revenue of the Top 25 LTL trucking companies also is 9.6 percent higher than the pre-recession record of $29.3 billion in 2008, data show. In that same decade, the revenue of all other LTL carriers has dropped 35 percent to $2.8 billion. Total LTL industry revenue dropped 0.4 percent last year, from $35.1 billion to $34.9 billion, after falling 1 percent in 2015. This special topic page delivers the most recent JOC coverage of these 25 carriers and the LTL trucking sector.

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News & Analysis

27 Apr 2017
Higher industrial output helped increase the frequency and weight of LTL shipments in the first quarter at Old Dominion Freight Line.
17 Apr 2017
Shippers and logistics operators at recent conferences didn't expect a massive capacity crunch to follow the rollout of an electronic logging mandate this year, but truckers warned there will be an impact.
03 Apr 2017
Alliance between US and Canadian trucking operators comes as both parties expand.
29 Mar 2017
The largest US trucking companies now are owned by large logistics operators looking to provide end-to-end services for shippers.
22 Mar 2017
FedEx Freight's latest quarterly earnings show LTL rates rising in the early months of 2017.
21 Mar 2017
Shippers spent more on dedicated trucking and last-mile deliveries last year, benefiting top tier carriers. Will industrial and consumer freight follow in 2017?

Commentary

Last year proved another challenging one for truckload and LTL volumes.