Top 25 Truckload Companies

The 25 largest U.S. truckload carriers increased their combined dropped 2.3 percent to $27.2 billion last year, according to The Journal of Commerce’s 2016 list of the Top 25 TL Carriers, prepared by SJ Consulting Group. That compares with an 8 percent increase in 2014, when those truckers had $27.8 billion in sales. Nineteen of the Top 25 Truckload Carriers saw revenue decline, as lower demand, surging capacity and falling fueling surcharges took a bite out of their business. A truck-buying spree in late 2014 and early 2015 drove up capacity levels, making rate hikes more difficult for carriers. 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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Interactive 2014 Rankings

News & Analysis

20 Sep 2016
Seasonal adjustments may account, in part, for an unusually strong gain in truck tonnage in "difficult-to-read" August.
15 Sep 2016
Shipments on the truckload spot market increased year-over-year for the first time since December 2014 in August.
12 Sep 2016
Acquiring California-based Gardner Trucking will add more than $400 million to CRST's annual revenue while adding new services and markets.
08 Sep 2016
Jerry Moyes, who built Swift Transportation into the largest US truckload carrier, will retire at the end of the year, the company said Thursday.
02 Sep 2016
US trucking companies kept their hiring engines firing in August.
Although as a less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line is somewhat less exposed to the driver shortage than truckload companies, the North Carolina-based trucker is paying close attention to the issue.
24 Aug 2016
The long-anticipated, much-discussed truck driver shortage could surface again as a major problem as early as next year.

Commentary

Despite the calm market in early 2016, a storm is forming that is going to hit the trucking industry. New regulations coming into play in the next several months and the increasing influence of a major retailer are prepped to cause significant turbulence in the U.S. trucking market.