Top 50 Trucking Companies - 2013

2013 Rank Parent Company Primary Service Subsidiary Portfolio / Services
& Comments
Public/
Private
2012 Annual Revenue
(In millions of dollars)
2013 Annual Revenue
(In millions of dollars)
2012-2013 Percent Change
1
UPS Parcel UPS Ground, UPS Freight
Public
$25,692
$27,076
5.4%
2
FedEx* Parcel FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Custom Critical
Public
$15,416
$16,585
7.6%
3
J.B. Hunt Transport Services TL Dedicated Contract Services, Integrated Capacity Solutions, Truckload, Intermodal
Public
$5,055
$5,585
10.5%
4
YRC Worldwide LTL YRC Freight, Holland, Reddaway, New Penn
Public
$4,851
$4,865
0.3%
5
Con-way LTL Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload
Public
$3,898
$3,991
2.4%
6
Swift Transportation TL Swift Transportation, Central Refrigerated Service (acquired in Aug. 2013)
Private
$3,493
$3,862
10.5%
7
Schneider National TL Schneider National, Schneider National Bulk Carriers, Schneider Intermodal
Public
$3,262
$3,354
2.8%
8
Landstar System TL Business Capacity Owners, Truck Brokerage Carriers, Intermodal
Public
$2,952
$2,821
-4.4%
9
Old Dominion Freight Line LTL Most profitable publicly-held LTL carrier
Public
$2,135
$2,338
9.5%
10
Arkansas Best LTL ABF Freight, Panther Expedited, ABF Logistics
Public
$1,900
$2,114
11.2%
11
Werner Enterprises TL One-way Truckload, Dedicated, Value Added Services
Public
$2,036
$2,029
-0.4%
12
Estes Express Line LTL Largest privately-held LTL carrier
Private
$1,754
$1,835
4.6%
13
U.S. Xpress Enterprises TL Revenue decline due to spin-off of Arnold Transportation in Jan. 2013
Private
$1,760
$1,600
-9.1%
14
Prime TL Refrigerated, Flatbed, Tanker
Private
$1,372
$1,478
7.7%
15
R+L Carriers LTL R+L Carriers, R+L Truckload Services
Private
$1,250
$1,298
3.8%
16
Kenan Advantage Group TL Acquired RTL-Westcan in Nov. 2013
Private
$1,091
$1,287
18.0%
17
C.R. England TL National, Regional, Dedicated, Intermodal, Mexico
Private
$1,146
$1,258
9.8%
18
Roadrunner Transportation Systems TL Completed six acquisitions in 2013. TL division is now the largest contributor to company revenue
Public
$988
$1,217
23.2%
19
Saia LTL LTL Freight, TL Plus, Logistics
Public
$1,099
$1,139
3.7%
20
CRST International TL Acquired Besl Transfer in Jan. 2014
Private
$1,061
$1,070
0.8%
21
Greatwide/Cardinal Logistics TL Merged in Feb. 2013
Private
$1,181
$1,010
-14.5%
22
Crete Carrier TL Crete Carriers, Shaffer Trucking, Hunt Transportation
Private
$999
$1,008
0.9%
23
Averitt Express LTL LTL, TL, Dedicated
Private
$960
$1,000
4.1%
24
Knight Transportation TL Dry Van, Refrigerated, Brokerage, Port & Rail Services, Intermodal
Public
$936
$969
3.5%
25
Southeastern Freight Lines LTL Southeastern Freight Lines
Private
$875
$914
4.5%
26
Universal Truckload Services TL Merged with Linc Logistics in Oct. 2012
Public
$758
$828
9.3%
27
Quality Distribution TL Energy Logistics division was largest contributor to revenue growth due to acquisitions in 2012
Public
$721
$800
11.0%
28
Trimac Group TL Acquired three companies in 2012
Public
$709
$761
7.2%
29
Ruan Transportation Management Services TL Dedicated Contract Carriage, Bulk Transportation
Private
$708
$735
3.9%
30
NFI Industries TL Dedicated, Intermodal
Private
$634
$717
13.1%
31
Ryder System TL Dedicated Contract Carriage
Public
$665
$709
6.6%
32
Covenant Transportation Group TL Covenant Transport, SRT, Star Transportation
Public
$674
$685
1.5%
33
Celadon Group* TL Acquired 9 companies in 2013
Public
$612
$681
11.2%
34
Marten Transport TL Truckload, Intermodal
Public
$608
$653
7.4%
35
Stevens Transport TL Temperature-Controlled Truckload, Intermodal
Private
$609
$621
2.0%
36
Dynamex Same Day Division of Transforce. Merged with Velocity Express in 2013 
Public
$501
$598
19.2%
37
Heartland Express TL Heartland Express, Gordon Trucking (acquired Nov. 2013)
Public
$546
$582
6.7%
38
AAA Cooper Transportation LTL LTL, Dedicated
Private
$553
$580
4.9%
39
Anderson Trucking Service TL Revenue decline primarily due to drop in wind turbine installations nationwide
Private
$668
$567
-15.1%
40
USA Truck TL Rejected merger proposal from Knight Transportation
Public
$512
$555
8.3%
41
KLLM TL Merged with FFE Transportation in July 2013
Private
$334
$541
61.9%
42
Forward Air Deferred Acquired TQI in March 2013
Public
$474
$513
8.1%
43
Jack Cooper TL Acquired Allied Systems in Dec 2013
Private
$488
$491
0.7%
44
Central Transport International LTL Acquired U.S. Business of Vitran Express in Oct. 2013
Private
$380
$488
28.4%
45
Mercer Transportation TL Largest privately-held flatbed carrier
Private
$492
$483
-1.8%
46
Hub Group Trucking TL Drayage subsidiary of Hub Group, formerly known as Comtrak Logistics
Public
$429
$480
11.9%
47
Western Express TL Dry-van, Flatbed, Dedicated, Brokerage
Private
$435
$460
5.7%
48
Shevell Group (New England Motor Freight) LTL NEMF, NEMF - Canada, Eastern Freightways
Private
$447
$450
0.6%
49
Acme Truck Line TL Heavy concentration in the oil and gas industries
Private
$466
$438
-5.9%
50
Pitt Ohio LTL Pitt Ohio Express, ECM Transport, US Cargo
Private
$387
$430
11.0%
Total Revenue for the Top 50 Trucking Companies (Reporting)
$100,973
$106,547
5.5%

*Results adjusted to closer resemble calendar year.
Note: Companies listed have primary operations in the US. Includes brokerage revenues of listed trucking companies but excludes pure brokers.
Includes intermodal revenues for companies whose intermodal service is less than two-thirds of total trucking revenues
Source: Company Reports, SJC Estimates
Prepared by SJ Consulting Group