Top 50 Trucking Companies of 2012

Top 50 Trucking Companies of 2012

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.

Here is JOC's list of the Top 50 US trucking companies for 2012, as prepared by SJ Consulting Group Inc.