Top 25 LTL Trucking Companies

Top 25 LTL Trucking Companies

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: 2015 Report


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Special Coverage

The fourth-largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier could double its market share in coming years, as sustained profitability supports ongoing expansion, CEO David Congdon tells

News & Analysis

21 Nov 2015
Less-than-truckload shipments increased marginally in the first nine months of 2015, as freight revenue plummeted, thanks largely to the drop in fuel surcharges, SJ Consulting Group says.
17 Nov 2015
ODFL is offering some shippers a chance to ditch fuel surcharges, a step that could lead to LTL pricing more closely aligned with service and actual costs.
05 Nov 2015
Old Dominion Freight Line is rebuilding its drayage model around company drivers to better align container hauling with its less-than-truckload business and avoid court battles over worker classification. The less-than-truckload carrier is also focusing more on East Coast ports.
03 Nov 2015
ArcBest struggled with the same forces besetting its trucking competitors in the third quarter: lower fuel surcharges, falling shipment volumes and lower industrial output. Its non-asset subsidiaries thrived, however, and ABF Freight still raised prices.
30 Oct 2015
YRC Worldwide drove further into the black in the third quarter, raising net profit at its national and regional less-than-truckload carriers.
29 Oct 2015
'Softening' freight demand affects all carriers, slowing growth at Old Dominion Freight Line and pushing down revenue and profit at Saia. Carriers are adapting to the slower paced economy.


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.


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.