2012
Rank
Parent Company Primary
Service
Subsidiary Portfolio/Services
& Comments
Public/
Private
2011
Annual
Revenue
($ million)
2012
Annual
Revenue
($ million)
2011-2012
Percent
Change
1 UPS Parcel UPS Ground, UPS Freight Public $24,752 $25,692 3.8%
2 FedEx* Parcel FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Custom Critical Public $14,149 $15,416 9.0%
3 J.B. Hunt Transport Services TL Truckload, Dedicated Contract Services, Integrated Capacity Solutions, Intermodal Public $4,527 $5,055 11.7%
4 YRC Worldwide  LTL YRC Freight, YRC Regional Public $4,869 $4,851 -0.4%
5 Con-way LTL Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload Public $3,729 $3,898 4.5%
6 Swift Transportation TL Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal Public $3,334 $3,493 4.8%
7 Schneider National TL Schneider National, Schneider National Bulk Carriers, Schneider Intermodal Private $3,170 $3,262 2.9%
8 Landstar System
(Light-Asset)
TL BCO, TBC, Intermodal Public $2,789 $2,952 5.9%
9 Old Dominion Freight Line LTL Fastest-growing LTL carrier in Top 50 List Public $1,883 $2,110 12.1%
10 Werner Enterprises TL One-way Truckload, Dedicated, Cross-Border Public $2,003 $2,036 1.7%
11 Arkansas Best LTL ABF Freight System, Truck Brokerage, Panther Expedited Public $1,756 $1,900 8.2%
12 U.S. Xpress Enterprises TL Arnold Transportation subsidiary merged with LinkAmerica in December 2012 Private $1,670 $1,760 5.4%
13 Estes Express Lines LTL Largest privately held LTL carrier Private $1,640 $1,754 6.9%
14 Prime TL Largest temperature-controlled carrier Private $1,206 $1,372 13.8%
15 R & L Carriers LTL R+L Carriers, R+L Truckload Services Private $1,207 $1,250 3.6%
16 C.R. England TL National, Regional, Dedicated, Intermodal, Mexico Private $1,005 $1,146 14.1%
17 Greatwide Logistics
(Light-Asset)
TL Merged with Cardinal Logistics in February 2013 Private $1,046 $1,105 5.6%
18 Saia LTL Saia Motor Freight Line Public $1,030 $1,099 6.6%
19 Kenan Advantage Group TL Acquired Jack B. Kelley in September 2011 Private $988 $1,091 10.4%
20 CRST International TL Acquired Specialized Transportation (STI) in July 2011 Private $846 $1,061 25.4%
21 Crete Carrier* TL Crete Carriers, Shaffer Trucking, Hunt Transportation Private $942 $999 6.1%
22 Roadrunner Transportation
Services (Light-Asset)
LTL Completed 8 acquisitions in 2012. Largest year-over-year growth in the Top 50 Trucking list Public $768 $988 28.6%
23 Knight Transportation TL Dry Van, Refrigerated, Brokerage, Port & Rail Services, Intermodal Public $866 $936 8.1%
24 Southeastern Freight Lines LTL Launched brokerage service in January 2011 Private $820 $875 6.6%
25 Averitt Express LTL Revenue growth driven by LTL division Private $769 $789 2.6%
26 Universal Truckload Services
(Light-Asset)
TL Merged with Linc Logistics in October 2012 Public $690 $758 9.8%
27 Quality Distribution
(Light-Asset)
TL Completed 3 acquisitions in 2012 Public $635 $721 13.5%
28 Trimac Group TL Acquired 3 companies in 2012 Public $642 $709 10.5%
29 Ruan Transportation
Management Services
TL Dedicated Contract Carriage, Bulk Transportation Private $672 $708 5.3%
30 Vitran LTL Divested Supply Chain division in February 2013 Public $686 $703 2.4%
31 Covenant Transport Group TL Covenant Transport, SRT, Star Transportation Public $653 $674 3.3%
32 Anderson Trucking Service TL Acquired Energy Transport in 2011 and Waylon Transport in 2012 Private $576 $668 16.0%
33 Ryder System TL Acquired The Scully Companies in January 2011 Public $601 $665 10.7%
34 NFI Industries TL Operates refrigerated containers in intermodal division Private $552 $634 14.9%
35 Celadon Group* TL Acquired 6 companies between 2011 and 2012 Public $578 $612 5.9%
36 Stevens Transport TL Temperature-controlled Truckload, Intermodal Private $575 $609 5.9%
37 Marten Transport TL Truckload, Intermodal, Brokerage Public $569 $608 6.8%
38 AAA Cooper Transportation LTL LTL, Dedicated Private $521 $553 6.2%
39 Heartland Express TL Most profitable public TL carrier Public $529 $546 3.2%
40 USA Truck TL Rejected a potential merger with Celadon in Oct. 2011 Public $519 $512 -1.3%
41 Dynamex
(Light-Asset)
Same Day Division of TransForce Public $477 $501 5.0%
42 Mercer Transportation
(Light-Asset)
TL Largest privately held flatbed carrier Private $468 $492 5.1%
43 Interstate Distributor TL Acquired by Saltchuk Resources in May 2011 Private $466 $476 2.1%
44 Forward Air
(Light-Asset)
Deferred Deferred air freight carrier. Revenue for Forward Air and TLX (excludes Forward Air Solutions) Public $436 $474 8.8%
45 Acme Truck Line
(Light-Asset)
TL First year ranked in the Top 50 Trucking list Private $393 $466 18.4%
46 United Vision Logistics
(Light-Asset)
TL Owned by private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe Private $520 $458 -11.9%
47 Dart Transit TL National, Regional, Dedicated, Intermodal Private $480 $457 -4.7%
48 Central Refrigerated Service TL Temperature-controlled carrier owned by Swift founder and CEO, Jerry Moyes Private $419 $453 8.0%
49 Shevell Group
(New England Motor Freight)
LTL NEMF, NEMF-Canada, Eastern Freightways Private $445 $447 0.4%
50 Western Express TL Dry-Van, Flatbed, Dedicated, Brokerage Private $435 $435 0.0%
Total Revenue for the Top 50 Trucking Companies $95,301 $101,229 6.2%
*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.