CCJ Top 250

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General Freight Leaders

 

 

General freight at a glance

 

Number of carriers in CCJ Top 250                124

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                49.6%

Power units

Total                                                                           257,634

Est. change from 2011                                                    2.9%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                46.0%

Drivers

Total                                                                            298,058

Est. change from 2011                                                       3.3%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                   43.5%

Trailers

Total                                                                              692,209

Est. change from 2011                                                        3.8%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                     69.1%

Est. revenue change from 2010                              12.9%

 

 

Top 20

Segment Rank                         Company                                                                                      Blended Rank

 

1                                                     YRC Worldwide Inc.                                                                          3

2                                                    Con-way Inc.                                                                                        4

3                                                    Swift Transportation Co. Inc.                                                            5

4                                                    Schneider National Carriers Inc.                                                      6

5                                                    J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.                                                                     7

6                                                    TransForce Inc.                                                                                     8

7                                                    Landstar System Inc.                                                                            9

8                                                   Werner Enterprises Inc.                                                                     10

9                                                   U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.                                                               11

10                                                 Estes Express Lines                                                                               12

11                                                 Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.                                                          13

12                                                Arkansas Best Corp.                                                                                15

13                                                CRST International Inc.                                                                         16

14                                                Crete Carrier Corp.                                                                                  22

15                                                Saia Inc.                                                                                                     24

16                                               Averitt Express Inc.                                                                                  25

17                                               Knight Transportation Inc.                                                                     26

18                                              R+L Carriers                                                                                                27

19                                              Southeastern Freight Lines                                                                      28

20                                            Ceva Logistics North America                                                                   30

 

 

Safety violations by general freight carriers in the top 250

 

Roadside Violoations Untitled 11Roadside violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Related Untitled 11Vehicle-related violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driver Related Untitled 1Driver-related violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerated Leaders

 

 

Refrigerated at a glance

 

 

Number of carriers in CCJ Top 250              24

% of total CCJ Top 250                                       9.6%

Power units

Total                                                                  30,093

Est. change from 2011                                              7.2%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                            5.4%

Drivers

Total                                                                  34,456

Est. change from 2011                                             4.9%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                           5.0%

Trailers

Total                                                                 54,199

Est. change from 2011                                            9.4%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                           5.4%

Est. revenue change from 2010                          13.8%

 

 

Top 20

 

Segment Rank                  Company                                                                       Blended Rank

 

1                                           C.R. England Inc.                                                                  18

2                                           Prime Inc.                                                                               20

3                                          Stevens Transport Inc.                                                          43

4                                          Marten Transport Ltd.                                                          45

5                                          Central Refrigerated Service Inc.                                        59

6                                          Gordon Trucking Inc.                                                            62

7                                           FFE Transportation Services Inc.                                        67

8                                          KLLM Transport Services LLC                                             72

9                                          TransAm Trucking Inc.                                                          88

10                                        John Christner Trucking LLC                                              102

11                                        Watkins Associated Industries                                              111

12                                        Navajo Express Inc.                                                                128

13                                        JBS Carriers Inc.                                                                      133

14                                        National Carriers Inc.                                                              143

15                                        H&R Transport Ltd.                                                                 156

16                                       Quickway Distribution Service Inc.                                       160

17                                        K&B Transportation Inc.                                                         174

18                                       WEL Companies Inc.                                                                177

19                                       J & R Schugel Trucking Inc.                                                    183

20                                      Xpress Cargo Inc.                                                                        192

 

 

Safety violations by Refrigerated carriers in the top 250

 

Refriger Roadside Untitled 1 Roadside violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

Refrigerated Vehicle Untitled 1Vehicle-related violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerat Driver Untitled 1Driver-related violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

 

Flatbed, specialized and Heavy haul leaders

 

Flatbed at a glance

 

Number of carriers in CCJ Top 250                                  28

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                          11.2%

Power units

Total                                                                                   28,557

Est. change from 2011                                                              17.9%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                             5.1%

Drivers

Total                                                                                      27,812

Est. change from 2011                                                               10.6%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                               4.1%

Trailers

Total                                                                                      42,820

Est. change from 2011                                                                  6.8%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                                 4.3%

Est. revenue change from 2010                                        25.9%

 

 

Top 20

 

Segment Rank                     Company                                                   Blended Rank

 

1                                                      Anderson Trucking Service Inc.                              47

2                                                     TMC Transportation Inc./Annett Holdings           48

3                                                     United Vision Logistics Holding Corp.                     52

4                                                     Acme Truck Line Inc.                                                   53

5                                                     Mercer Transportation Co. Inc.                                  54

6                                                     Bennett International Group                                      58

7                                                     Maverick USA Inc.                                                        90

8                                                     Mr. Bult’s Inc.                                                                 99

9                                                     Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc.                                  110

10                                                   Melton Truck Lines Inc.                                                113

11                                                    PGT Trucking Inc.                                                          119

12                                                   Transport Investments Inc.                                          122

13                                                   Lone Star Transportation LLC                                     140

14                                                   P&S Transportation Inc.                                                147

15                                                   Admiral Merchants Motor Freight Inc.                       157

16                                                  Gypsum Express Ltd.                                                       191

17                                                   Williams Bros. Trucking Inc.                                         198

18                                                  Tennessee Steel Haulers Inc.                                          203

19                                                  PI&I Motor Express Inc.                                                   205

20                                                  McElroy Truck Lines Inc.                                                209

 

 

Safety violations by Flatbed, specialized and heavy haul carriers in the top 250

 

Flatbed Roadside Untitled 1Roadside violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

 

Flatbed Vehicle Untitled 1Vehicle-related violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flatbed Driver Untitled 1

Driver-related violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

 

Tank/bulk commodities leaders

 

Tank/bulk at a glance

 

 

Number of carriers in CCJ Top 250                                   31

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                          12.4%

Power units

Total                                                                                 26,444

Est. change from 2011                                                             2.7%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                           4.7%

Drivers

Total                                                                                 29,330

Est. change from 2011                                                             6.3%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                           4.3%

Trailers

Total                                                                                 39,287

Est. change from 2011                                                             2.3%

% of total CCJ Top 250                                                           3.9%

Est. revenue change from 2010                                 13.5%

 

 

 

Top 20

 

Segment Rank Company Blended Rank

 

1 Kenan Advantage Group 21

2 Quality Distribution Inc. 37

3 Trimac Transportation 44

4 Groendyke Transport Inc. 105

5 Superior Bulk Logistics 107

6 The Dana Companies 112

7 McCoy Group Transportation Division 115

8 Enterprise Transportation Co. 125

9 A&R Logistics Inc. 127

10 TransWood Carriers Inc. 129

11 Venezia Inc. 135

12 Western Dairy Transport LLC 136

13 Tankstar USA Inc. 150

14 Dupre Logistics LLC 154

15 Tutle & Tutle Trucking Inc. 155

16 Martin Transport Inc. 158

17 Beelman Truck Co. 164

18 American Bulk Commodities 169

19 Bulkmatic Transport Co. Inc. 178

20 Slay Transportation Co. Inc. 182

 

 

Safety violations by

Tank/bulk carriers in the top 250

 

 

Tank Roadside Untitled 1Roadside violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

 

Tank Vehicle Untitled 1Vehicle-related violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

Tank Driver Untitled 1

Driver-related violations

Most recent 24 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Segment Rankings

 Segment Rank                 Company                                                    Blended Rank

DEDICATED CONTRACT/CARRIAGE

1                                       Greatwide Logistics Services                                       17

2                                       Ryder Supply Chain Solutions                                    19

3                                       Ruan Transportation Management Systems           29

4                                       Penske Logistics                                                            36

5                                       FirstFleet Inc.                                                                 71

6                                      Cardinal Logistics Management Corp.                       74

7                                      Black Horse Carriers Inc.                                              121

8                                      Estenson Logistics LLC                                                 132

9                                      National Retail Systems Inc.                                        144

10                                    Webster Trucking Corp.                                                181

11                                     Salem Carriers Inc.                                                        228

12                                    Dedicated Logistics Inc.                                                235

 

MOTOR VEHICLES

1                                       Allied Systems Holdings                                                 55

2                                       Jack Cooper Transport Co. Inc.                                    70

3                                       JHT Holdings                                                                    84

4                                       Cassens Transport Co.                                                    92

5                                       Quality Drive-Away Inc.                                                 101

6                                       United Road Services Inc.                                              104

7                                       The Waggoners Trucking                                               106

8                                       Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport                                165

9                                       Star Fleet Trucking Inc.                                                 168

10                                     Fleet-Car Lease Inc.                                                        193

 

INTERMODAL

1                                        Comtrak Logistics                                                            56

2                                        Pacer International                                                         69

3                                        RoadLink LLC                                                                  80

4                                        Bridge Terminal Transport Inc.                                    98

5                                        Kaplan Trucking Co./Horizon Freight System         100

6                                        C&K Trucking LLC                                                          186

7                                        California Multimodal LLC                                            221

 

HOUSEHOLD GOODS

1                                        UniGroup Inc.                                                                    14

2                                        Sirva Inc. Moving Services North America                 23

3                                        Atlas Van Lines Inc.                                                         38

4                                        Coleman World Group                                                    131

5                                        Wheaton Van Lines Inc.                                                  138

6                                        The Suddath Companies                                                  159

7                                         Graebel Van Lines Inc.                                                     170

8                                         Arpin Group Inc.                                                               172

9                                         Stevens Worldwide Van Lines                                        236

 

PACKAGES/SMALL SHIPMENTS

1                                          UPS/United Parcel Service Inc.                                          1

2                                         FedEx Corp.                                                                             2

3                                         DHL Americas                                                                       32

4                                         Spee Dee Delivery Service Inc.                                          217

5                                         Tricor America                                                                     220

 

 

 

Source of the CCJ Top 250 data

 

Data for the CCJ Top 250 is drawn from a combination of surveys of trucking companies and publicly available information, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Management Information System and reports ­filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All carriers included in the ranking were given an opportunity to review for accuracy data obtained from public sources.

 

Ranking methodology

Commercial Carrier Journal’s ranking of companies is a blended scale based on a combination of revenue, total power units and number of drivers rather than a ranking simply by revenue. Companies considered for inclusion in the Top 250 were ranked from high to low by revenue, power units (weighted based on the type of power unit as discussed below) and drivers and assigned a rank in each category.

The numerical rank stored in each of the three fields was added together (revenue rank + vehicle rank + driver rank) to provide a rank sum. This sum then was ordered to provide the overall ranking assigned to each carrier, with the lowest sum receiving the highest rank.

A number of carriers failed to report actual 2011 revenue. In order to be included in the blended ranking,they were assigned – for blended ranking purposes only – a calculated revenue figure. This calculated revenue was based on the following:

If the carrier had provided actual revenue in 2010, revenue growth was determined for carriers operating in the same industry segment that provided both 2010 and 2011 revenue. The bottom 50 percent of performers then were isolated, and an average performance of that group was calculated. The result was applied to the 2010 revenue to determine calculated revenue for that carrier failing to report actual revenue.

If the carrier had not reported revenue for 2010, its 2011 revenues were calculated by multiplying the carrier’s total number of power units by a segment-specific revenue total per power unit. Revenue per power unit was calculated for all revenue-reporting carriers in that segment. The average of the bottom 50 percent of performers then was multiplied by the nonreporting carrier’s power units to achieve a calculated revenue figure.

Calculated revenue is discounted by using the average of the bottom 50 percent of performers so that carriers failing to report revenue are not given an undue advantage in the ranking. Calculated revenue will be different by some amount from actual revenue, but it is anticipated that for its part in the blended ranking the difference will be slight.

The power unit ranking, which represents an investment as much as a physical-count measure of trucking assets, took into account the difference between tractors and trucks. The assumption is that a for-hire carrier with 1,000 tractors has a greater investment in equipment than one with 1,000 straight trucks. For the purpose of the blended rank, a truck was weighted at half the value of a tractor.