Top 50 Trucking Companies: 2014 Edition

Top 50 Trucking Companies: 2014 Edition

2013 RankParent CompanyPrimary ServiceSubsidiary Portfolio / Services
& Comments
Public/
Private
2012 Annual Revenue
(In millions of dollars)
2013 Annual Revenue
(In millions of dollars)
2012-2013 Percent Change
1
UPSParcelUPS Ground, UPS Freight
Public
$25,692
$27,076
5.4%
2
FedEx*ParcelFedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Custom Critical
Public
$15,416
$16,585
7.6%
3
J.B. Hunt Transport ServicesTLDedicated Contract Services, Integrated Capacity Solutions, Truckload, Intermodal
Public
$5,055
$5,585
10.5%
4
YRC WorldwideLTLYRC Freight, Holland, Reddaway, New Penn
Public
$4,851
$4,865
0.3%
5
Con-wayLTLCon-way Freight, Con-way Truckload
Public
$3,898
$3,991
2.4%
6
Swift TransportationTLSwift Transportation, Central Refrigerated Service (acquired in Aug. 2013)
Private
$3,493
$3,862
10.5%
7
Schneider NationalTLSchneider National, Schneider National Bulk Carriers, Schneider Intermodal
Public
$3,262
$3,354
2.8%
8
Landstar SystemTLBusiness Capacity Owners, Truck Brokerage Carriers, Intermodal
Public
$2,952
$2,821
-4.4%
9
Old Dominion Freight LineLTLMost profitable publicly-held LTL carrier
Public
$2,135
$2,338
9.5%
10
Arkansas BestLTLABF Freight, Panther Expedited, ABF Logistics
Public
$1,900
$2,114
11.2%
11
Werner EnterprisesTLOne-way Truckload, Dedicated, Value Added Services
Public
$2,036
$2,029
-0.4%
12
Estes Express LineLTLLargest privately-held LTL carrier
Private
$1,754
$1,835
4.6%
13
U.S. Xpress EnterprisesTLRevenue decline due to spin-off of Arnold Transportation in Jan. 2013
Private
$1,760
$1,600
-9.1%
14
PrimeTLRefrigerated, Flatbed, Tanker
Private
$1,372
$1,478
7.7%
15
R+L CarriersLTLR+L Carriers, R+L Truckload Services
Private
$1,250
$1,298
3.8%
16
Kenan Advantage GroupTLAcquired RTL-Westcan in Nov. 2013
Private
$1,091
$1,287
18.0%
17
C.R. EnglandTLNational, Regional, Dedicated, Intermodal, Mexico
Private
$1,146
$1,258
9.8%
18
Roadrunner Transportation SystemsTLCompleted six acquisitions in 2013. TL division is now the largest contributor to company revenue
Public
$988
$1,217
23.2%
19
SaiaLTLLTL Freight, TL Plus, Logistics
Public
$1,099
$1,139
3.7%
20
CRST InternationalTLAcquired Besl Transfer in Jan. 2014
Private
$1,061
$1,070
0.8%
21
Greatwide/Cardinal LogisticsTLMerged in Feb. 2013
Private
$1,181
$1,010
-14.5%
22
Crete CarrierTLCrete Carriers, Shaffer Trucking, Hunt Transportation
Private
$999
$1,008
0.9%
23
Averitt ExpressLTLLTL, TL, Dedicated
Private
$960
$1,000
4.1%
24
Knight TransportationTLDry Van, Refrigerated, Brokerage, Port & Rail Services, Intermodal
Public
$936
$969
3.5%
25
Southeastern Freight LinesLTLSoutheastern Freight Lines
Private
$875
$914
4.5%
26
Universal Truckload ServicesTLMerged with Linc Logistics in Oct. 2012
Public
$758
$828
9.3%
27
Quality DistributionTLEnergy Logistics division was largest contributor to revenue growth due to acquisitions in 2012
Public
$721
$800
11.0%
28
Trimac GroupTLAcquired three companies in 2012
Public
$709
$761
7.2%
29
Ruan Transportation Management ServicesTLDedicated Contract Carriage, Bulk Transportation
Private
$708
$735
3.9%
30
NFI IndustriesTLDedicated, Intermodal
Private
$634
$717
13.1%
31
Ryder SystemTLDedicated Contract Carriage
Public
$665
$709
6.6%
32
Covenant Transportation GroupTLCovenant Transport, SRT, Star Transportation
Public
$674
$685
1.5%
33
Celadon Group*TLAcquired 9 companies in 2013
Public
$612
$681
11.2%
34
Marten TransportTLTruckload, Intermodal
Public
$608
$653
7.4%
35
Stevens TransportTLTemperature-Controlled Truckload, Intermodal
Private
$609
$621
2.0%
36
DynamexSame DayDivision of Transforce. Merged with Velocity Express in 2013 
Public
$501
$598
19.2%
37
Heartland ExpressTLHeartland Express, Gordon Trucking (acquired Nov. 2013)
Public
$546
$582
6.7%
38
AAA Cooper TransportationLTLLTL, Dedicated
Private
$553
$580
4.9%
39
Anderson Trucking ServiceTLRevenue decline primarily due to drop in wind turbine installations nationwide
Private
$668
$567
-15.1%
40
USA TruckTLRejected merger proposal from Knight Transportation
Public
$512
$555
8.3%
41
KLLMTLMerged with FFE Transportation in July 2013
Private
$334
$541
61.9%
42
Forward AirDeferredAcquired TQI in March 2013
Public
$474
$513
8.1%
43
Jack CooperTLAcquired Allied Systems in Dec 2013
Private
$488
$491
0.7%
44
Central Transport InternationalLTLAcquired U.S. Business of Vitran Express in Oct. 2013
Private
$380
$488
28.4%
45
Mercer TransportationTLLargest privately-held flatbed carrier
Private
$492
$483
-1.8%
46
Hub Group TruckingTLDrayage subsidiary of Hub Group, formerly known as Comtrak Logistics
Public
$429
$480
11.9%
47
Western ExpressTLDry-van, Flatbed, Dedicated, Brokerage
Private
$435
$460
5.7%
48
Shevell Group (New England Motor Freight)LTLNEMF, NEMF - Canada, Eastern Freightways
Private
$447
$450
0.6%
49
Acme Truck LineTLHeavy concentration in the oil and gas industries
Private
$466
$438
-5.9%
50
Pitt OhioLTLPitt 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