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

26 Feb 2015
Fresh from its first profitable year since the recession, USA Truck signed an agreement with two of its leading investors that will allow those firms to sell some of their stock.
24 Feb 2015
Increase shows momentum of U.S. economic recovery keeping pace, as American Trucking Associations tonnage index rises to highest level on record.
24 Feb 2015
Don't be fooled by a seasonal drop in net trailer orders in January — a stronger economy and changing equipment strategies are contributing to a "vibrant" trailer market in the U.S., as FTR sales data show.
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17 Feb 2015
U.S. regulators plan to study how truck driver pay methods affect truck and road safety, a step some trucking officials fear could lead to a government role in deciding how and how much drivers should be paid.
13 Feb 2015
After a strenuous overhaul of its business model to better match evolving shipper supply chain needs, USA Truck returned to profitability in 2014. A stronger U.S. economy and lower fuel prices also helped.
10 Feb 2015
Trucking hiring soared in 2014, climbing nearly 90 percent from 2013 as for-hire carriers aggressively recruited employees and raised driver pay. Those efforts still wasn't enough to end a driver shortage.

Commentary

What's the best way to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week? 1) Raise pay; 2) Start to build a more 'driver-centric' business.