Top 25 Truckload Companies

The combined revenue of the 25 largest U.S. truckload carriers fell 1 percent to $26.9 billion, according to The Journal of Commerce’s 2017 list of the Top 25 TL Carriers, prepared by SJ Consulting Group. That compares with a 2.2 percent decrease in 2015, when those truckers had $27.2 billion in sales. Fifteen of the Top 25 Truckload Carriers saw revenue decline, as truckload rates tanked and lower fuel prices and surcharges took a bite out of their business. The JOC and SJ Consulting Group annually rank the 25 largest truckload companies by revenue — which account for a small amount of total truckload revenue — and track their progress on this special topic page.

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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?
17 Aug 2017
The $95 million sale of cold-chain specialist Unitrans follows months of consolidation and rebranding at the multimodal transport operator.
25 Jul 2017
“We expect contractual rates to begin to improve over the next few quarters.”
17 Jul 2017
Higher second-quarter freight demand drove up costs faster than contract rates for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, squeezing the $6.6 billion company's profits.
06 Jul 2017
The $113 million acquisition of Interstate Distributor will give Heartland greater "depth" in important truck lanes and a roster of experienced drivers.
20 Jun 2017
Shipper spending on dedicated trucking rose last year, almost equaling spending on one-way full truckloads, a CSCMP report shows.

Commentary

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