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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Special Coverage

Shippers are likely to see LTL rates and fuel surcharges rise in 2017.

News & Analysis

29 Mar 2017
The largest US trucking companies now are owned by large logistics operators looking to provide end-to-end services for shippers.
21 Feb 2017
As XPO gains global scale, it is blending disparate networks to offer new services to shippers.
17 Feb 2017
More than 60 trucking groups joined to ask the new US transportation secretary to immediately rescind a key rule in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability, or CSA, initiative.
13 Feb 2017
The economic impact of a challenge to Mexican trucking in the United States is small, but the debate could fuel a growing trade dispute.
10 Feb 2017
The rapid development of safety-related technology for trucks will speed autonomous trucking, Ryder's chief technology officer says.
09 Feb 2017
Large less-than-truckload carriers are rolling into 2017 on a firmer foundation and look to boost pricing.

Commentary

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