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

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.
01 Aug 2016
Despite lower volumes, many LTL carriers say they are still winning contractual rate increases.
01 Aug 2016
Strong hiring may have led to a new peak in trucking's hiring cycle. Is it downhill from here?
28 Jul 2016
The slight year-over-year drop in quarterly revenue was the first for ODFL since 2009.
High inventories continue to drag on demand for trucking and transportation services.
19 Jul 2016
Tonnage drops in June despite other improving indicators for trucking.
01 Jul 2016
It's a hard economy for smaller U.S. trucking companies such as Nebraska Transport Company. The carrier believes technology, partnerships can help it not just survive, but thrive.

Commentary

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