Top 25 Truckload Carriers

Top 25 Truckload Carriers

The 25 largest U.S. truckload carriers increased their combined revenue just 0.6 percent in 2013 to $25.6 billion, as rising operating costs, a slow-paced economy and difficulty finding and keeping drivers throttled back their long-term recovery. Acquisitions powered much of the growth, as truckload carriers built market share, expanded their service portfolios and gained capacity and drivers by buying up smaller competitors. The JOC and SJ Consulting Group annually rank the 25 largest truckload companies by revenue — which account for a small amount of total truckload revenue — and track their progress on this special topic page.

Special Coverage

Schneider National is No. 2 in the JOC’s ranking of the Top 25 Truckload Carriers in 2013.
When it came to expansion, the 25 largest truckload carriers idled their engines last year, increasing their combined revenue by just 0.6 percent to $25.6 billion. The growth they did enjoy came largely from acquisitions, a trend expected to continue in 2014 as truckload demand rises.

News & Analysis

11 Jun 2014
Celadon Group, a $681 million trucking operator that has been buying smaller truckload carriers at a fast clip, sold its longstanding stake in a vendor discount program aimed at smaller trucking firms.
04 Jun 2014
Better than expected freight demand in April and May pushed revenue and profit higher at Landstar System.
02 Jun 2014
Canada’s largest trucking operator, TransForce, will purchase U.S. trucking company Transport America for $310 million, including the assumption of $150 million in debt held by the Eagan, Minnesota-based carrier, the companies said today.
Trucking dashboard
16 May 2014
The first quarter was warmer for trucking than you might think — at least financially.
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14 Apr 2014
The 50 largest U.S. trucking companies raised their combined revenue 5.5 percent last year to $106.6 billion, but expanded at a slower pace than in 2012.
08 Apr 2014
Contract truckload rates are set to rise higher than anticipated, BB&T says, as carrier try to recoup high costs and compensate for lower earnings following this winter's disruptive storms.

Commentary

What will 2014 deliver to the docks of trucking companies and shippers moving freight over the highways?