Top 50 Trucking Companies

2012
Rank
Parent CompanyPrimary
Service
Subsidiary Portfolio/Services
& Comments
Public/
Private
2011
Annual
Revenue
($ million)
2012
Annual
Revenue
($ million)
2011-2012
Percent
Change
1UPSParcelUPS Ground, UPS FreightPublic$24,752$25,6923.8%
2FedEx*ParcelFedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Custom CriticalPublic$14,149$15,4169.0%
3J.B. Hunt Transport Services TLTruckload, Dedicated Contract Services, Integrated Capacity Solutions, IntermodalPublic$4,527$5,05511.7%
4YRC Worldwide  LTLYRC Freight, YRC RegionalPublic$4,869$4,851-0.4%
5Con-way LTLCon-way Freight, Con-way TruckloadPublic$3,729$3,8984.5%
6Swift TransportationTLTruckload, Dedicated, IntermodalPublic$3,334$3,4934.8%
7Schneider NationalTLSchneider National, Schneider National Bulk Carriers, Schneider IntermodalPrivate$3,170$3,2622.9%
8Landstar System
(Light-Asset)
TLBCO, TBC, IntermodalPublic$2,789$2,9525.9%
9Old Dominion Freight Line LTLFastest-growing LTL carrier in Top 50 ListPublic$1,883$2,11012.1%
10Werner Enterprises TLOne-way Truckload, Dedicated, Cross-BorderPublic$2,003$2,0361.7%
11Arkansas Best LTLABF Freight System, Truck Brokerage, Panther ExpeditedPublic$1,756$1,9008.2%
12U.S. Xpress EnterprisesTLArnold Transportation subsidiary merged with LinkAmerica in December 2012Private$1,670$1,7605.4%
13Estes Express LinesLTLLargest privately held LTL carrierPrivate$1,640$1,7546.9%
14PrimeTLLargest temperature-controlled carrierPrivate$1,206$1,37213.8%
15R & L CarriersLTLR+L Carriers, R+L Truckload ServicesPrivate$1,207$1,2503.6%
16C.R. England TLNational, Regional, Dedicated, Intermodal, MexicoPrivate$1,005$1,14614.1%
17Greatwide Logistics
(Light-Asset)
TLMerged with Cardinal Logistics in February 2013Private$1,046$1,1055.6%
18Saia LTLSaia Motor Freight LinePublic$1,030$1,0996.6%
19Kenan Advantage Group TLAcquired Jack B. Kelley in September 2011Private$988$1,09110.4%
20CRST InternationalTLAcquired Specialized Transportation (STI) in July 2011Private$846$1,06125.4%
21Crete Carrier*TLCrete Carriers, Shaffer Trucking, Hunt TransportationPrivate$942$9996.1%
22Roadrunner Transportation
Services (Light-Asset)
LTLCompleted 8 acquisitions in 2012. Largest year-over-year growth in the Top 50 Trucking listPublic$768$98828.6%
23Knight Transportation TLDry Van, Refrigerated, Brokerage, Port & Rail Services, IntermodalPublic$866$9368.1%
24Southeastern Freight LinesLTLLaunched brokerage service in January 2011Private$820$8756.6%
25Averitt ExpressLTLRevenue growth driven by LTL divisionPrivate$769$7892.6%
26Universal Truckload Services
(Light-Asset)
TLMerged with Linc Logistics in October 2012Public$690$7589.8%
27Quality Distribution
(Light-Asset)
TLCompleted 3 acquisitions in 2012Public$635$72113.5%
28Trimac GroupTLAcquired 3 companies in 2012Public$642$70910.5%
29Ruan Transportation
Management Services
TLDedicated Contract Carriage, Bulk TransportationPrivate$672$7085.3%
30Vitran LTLDivested Supply Chain division in February 2013Public$686$7032.4%
31Covenant Transport Group TLCovenant Transport, SRT, Star TransportationPublic$653$6743.3%
32Anderson Trucking ServiceTLAcquired Energy Transport in 2011 and Waylon Transport in 2012Private$576$66816.0%
33Ryder System TLAcquired The Scully Companies in January 2011Public$601$66510.7%
34NFI IndustriesTLOperates refrigerated containers in intermodal divisionPrivate$552$63414.9%
35Celadon Group*TLAcquired 6 companies between 2011 and 2012Public$578$6125.9%
36Stevens TransportTLTemperature-controlled Truckload, IntermodalPrivate$575$6095.9%
37Marten Transport TLTruckload, Intermodal, BrokeragePublic$569$6086.8%
38AAA Cooper TransportationLTLLTL, DedicatedPrivate$521$5536.2%
39Heartland Express TLMost profitable public TL carrierPublic$529$5463.2%
40USA Truck TLRejected a potential merger with Celadon in Oct. 2011Public$519$512-1.3%
41Dynamex
(Light-Asset)
Same DayDivision of TransForcePublic$477$5015.0%
42Mercer Transportation
(Light-Asset)
TLLargest privately held flatbed carrierPrivate$468$4925.1%
43Interstate DistributorTLAcquired by Saltchuk Resources in May 2011Private$466$4762.1%
44Forward Air
(Light-Asset)
DeferredDeferred air freight carrier. Revenue for Forward Air and TLX (excludes Forward Air Solutions)Public$436$4748.8%
45Acme Truck Line
(Light-Asset)
TLFirst year ranked in the Top 50 Trucking listPrivate$393$46618.4%
46United Vision Logistics
(Light-Asset)
TLOwned by private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & StowePrivate$520$458-11.9%
47Dart TransitTLNational, Regional, Dedicated, IntermodalPrivate$480$457-4.7%
48Central Refrigerated ServiceTLTemperature-controlled carrier owned by Swift founder and CEO, Jerry MoyesPrivate$419$4538.0%
49Shevell Group
(New England Motor Freight)
LTLNEMF, NEMF-Canada, Eastern FreightwaysPrivate$445$4470.4%
50Western ExpressTLDry-Van, Flatbed, Dedicated, BrokeragePrivate$435$4350.0%
Total Revenue for the Top 50 Trucking Companies$95,301$101,2296.2%
*Results adjusted to more closely resemble calendar year.
Note: Companies listed have primary operations in the U.S. Includes brokerage revenues of listed trucking companies but excludes pure brokers.
Source: Company reports, SJ Consulting estimates. Prepared by SJ Consulting Group Inc.