Top 25 Truckload Companies

The combined revenue of the 25 largest U.S. truckload carriers fell 1 percent to $26.9 billion, according to The Journal of Commerce’s 2017 list of the Top 25 TL Carriers, prepared by SJ Consulting Group. That compares with a 2.2 percent decrease in 2015, when those truckers had $27.2 billion in sales. Fifteen of the Top 25 Truckload Carriers saw revenue decline, as truckload rates tanked and lower fuel prices and surcharges took a bite out of their business. 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.

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News & Analysis

17 Jul 2017
Higher second-quarter freight demand drove up costs faster than contract rates for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, squeezing the $6.6 billion company's profits.
06 Jul 2017
The $113 million acquisition of Interstate Distributor will give Heartland greater "depth" in important truck lanes and a roster of experienced drivers.
20 Jun 2017
Shipper spending on dedicated trucking rose last year, almost equaling spending on one-way full truckloads, a CSCMP report shows.
24 May 2017
A new chief financial officer may speed Roadrunner Transportation's recovery from financial stumbles last year.
15 May 2017
Long-haul truckload operator launches final-mile service using straight trucks, team drivers.
15 May 2017
The purchase of last-mile logistics businesses in 2016 drove Schneider revenue higher despite a soft truckload market.

Commentary

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