This article from G-Force Shipping & Consulting lists the 25 top LTL Carriers of 2013
Ranking is based on 2013 revenue, in millions of dollars, including fuel surcharges.
Note: Revenue for LTL operations only, unless otherwise indicated and include Canadian operations
*Revenue primarily LTL and includes less than 10 percent for truckload and other services.
Source: Company reports and SJ Consulting Group estimates
|#||Carrier||2012 Revenue||2013 Revenue||Change||Comments|
|1||FedEX Freight||5011||5095||1.7%||Priority shipments declined 2%|
|3||YRC Freight||3187||3127||-1.9%||In Jan 2014, extended labor contract through March 2019|
|4||UPS Freight||2378||2502||5.2%||In Jan 2014, implemented new labor valid through July 2018|
|5||Old Dominion||1942||2126||9.5%||Most profitable public LTL carrier with an operating ratio of 85.5% in 2013|
|6||Estes||1751||1835||4.8%||Largest privately held TLT carrier|
|7||YRC regional||1641||1730||5.4%||Includes Holland, Reddaway, New Penn. Operating ratio improved to 95.4% in 2013|
|8||ABF Freight||1669||1721||3.1%||In Nov 2013, implemented new labor contract valid through March 2018|
|10||Saia||1099||1139||3.7%||Achieved revenue growth while improving operating ratio from 94.7% - 93.5%|
|11||Southeastern Freight Lines||875||914||4.5%|
|12||Averitt Express||579||606||4.6%||Rolled out climate-controlled LTL containers in Feb 2014|
|13||Roadrunner Transportation||511||559||9.4%||Acquired Expedited Freight Systems in August 2012|
|15||Central Transport||380||488||28.4%||Revenue growth tied to acquisition of Vitran Express' U.S. business in Oct 2013|
|16||Dayton Freight Lines||353||386||9.4%|
|17||PITT OHIO||327||362||10.9%||Largest organice revenue increase among LTL carriers|
|18||New England Motor Freight||351||358||2%||Division of Shevell Group of Companies|
|19||A. Duie Pyle||286||293||2.4%||Achieved revenue growth while improving operating ratio|
|20||Central Freight Lines||202||208||3%||Achieved revenue growth while improving operating ratio|
|21||Daylight Transport||169||183||8.6%||Light-asset operation with concentration on the West Coast|
|22||Oak Harbor||156||168||7.9%||Achieved revenue growth while improving operating ratio|
|24||New Century Transportation||151||145||-4.5%||Light-asset load-to-ride hybrid LTL operation (out of business)|
|25||Ward Transport and Logistics||128||140||9.8%||Returned to Top 25 list because of drop-off of Vitran|
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