Top 50 Trucking Companies

Top 50 Trucking Companies

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A resurgent economy kickstarted growth at the Top 50 U.S. Trucking Companies in 2014, pushing their combined revenue up by 10 percent to $117 billion. Half the companies in the Top 50 rankings, prepared for JOC.com by SJ Consulting Group, now have more than $1 billion in revenue, compared with 12 in 2003. The Top 50 growth rate last year nearly doubled from 5.5 percent in 2013 and 6 percent in 2012 and is the third-best performance for the group, after 2004 and 2011.

JOC.com and SJ Consulting Group annually rank the top 50 trucking companies and track the group’s progress in the economic recovery. This special topic page delivers the most recent JOC coverage of these 50 carriers. The 2015 Top 50 trucking rankings will be available April 20.

Key Top Trucking ranking stories:

Top 50 2015 Rankings

Top 25 LTL 2015: Revenue up 9.1 percent for 25 largest LTL carriers

Top 50 2014: Top 50 trucking companies rode their brakes in 2013

Top 50 2013: A first: Top 50 trucking revenue exceeds $100 billion

Top 50 2014 Rankings

Top 50 2013 Rankings

Special Coverage

U.S. trucking companies continue to make more from less, with Saia, the 10th-largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier, reporting bigger second-quarter profits on reduced revenue and tonnage.

News & Analysis

28 Jul 2015
Strong cross-border business in Europe and the highest demand for deferred package service in the U.S. in a decade helped UPS increase second quarter profits, despite falling revenue.
26 Jun 2015
Truckload and less-than-truckload pricing expected to rise more quickly than freight volumes, as carriers seek to counter rising operating costs and shippers look to secure capacity.
23 Jun 2015
Truck drivers may be legally permitted to drive 11 hours a day, but do they? Trucking technology provider PeopleNet reviewed data from more than 200,000 onboard computers used to log driver hours and concluded many drivers don’t even come close to that limit.
18 Jun 2015
The former president of Con-way Freight will lead one of the largest temperature-controlled logistics companies as demand for cold-chain services grows.
17 Jun 2015
The sudden departure of one president and the appointment of another left analysts asking whether Con-way Freight can improve its profitability faster.
16 Jun 2015
Joe Dagnese is moving from Con-way Truckload to become president of Con-way Freight, replacing Greg Lehmkuhl, who has left the company.

Commentary

J.B. Hunt grew its top line revenue by 10.4 percent in 2014 from 2013. While this mark may not be noteworthy by itself, what is unique is that this marks the fifth consecutive year J.B. Hunt increased its revenue by double digits. Only two other companies in SJ Consulting Group’s Top 50 Trucking Companies list have achieved the same feat: Kenan Advantage Group and Roadrunner, although the manner at which they went about this growth is very different.

Video

Senior Editor Bill Cassidy interviews YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch, who is getting closer to his goal of returning the troubled less-than-truckload operator to profitability.