Top 25 LTL Trucking Companies

The Top 25 LTL carriers are hoping 2017 looks more like 2014, when revenue grew strongly, and less like 2015 and 2016. The combined revenue of the 25 largest LTL truckers was stuck at $32.1 billion in 2016, according to SJ Consulting data, but that was better than the 0.5 percent drop in 2015. The combined revenue of the Top 25 LTL trucking companies also is 9.6 percent higher than the pre-recession record of $29.3 billion in 2008, data show. In that same decade, the revenue of all other LTL carriers has dropped 35 percent to $2.8 billion. Total LTL industry revenue dropped 0.4 percent last year, from $35.1 billion to $34.9 billion, after falling 1 percent in 2015. This special topic page delivers the most recent JOC coverage of these 25 carriers and the LTL trucking sector.

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Special Coverage

Truckload carriers of all sizes and types suffered in last year’s freight slump, but they did not suffer equally.

News & Analysis

18 Aug 2017
Does an atypically "robust" summer for US freight demand signal higher road and rail rates ahead for shippers?
24 May 2017
A new chief financial officer may speed Roadrunner Transportation's recovery from financial stumbles last year.
08 May 2017
A 40 percent increase in residential business threw ABF Freight System's delivery network out of kilter in the first quarter.
06 May 2017
Less-than-truckload operator advances contract talks and said it takes more than price hikes to make a profit.
05 May 2017
The $14.6 billion 3PL closed $716 million in new business in the quarter, including major logistics and intermodal deals.
04 May 2017
Increases in profit, volume and revenue at XPO's LTL business underscore widening rift between LTL and truckload sector.

Commentary

Last year proved another challenging one for truckload and LTL volumes.