The top 15 LTL carriers have revenues of $27.5B (2012) and 78.3% of market share

The LTL carrier directory contains a list of 52 LTL carriers.  The LTL carrier directory contains the largest 25 LTL carriers along with  over 27 other top LTL carriers.  Each listing contains the company’s contact info including websites, address, toll free phone number.  A brief listing of the company assets, service areas and services is also provided.  See below for an sample listing.

LTL Carrier Directory – Sample Listing

A. Duie Pyle
P.O. Box 564 650 Westtown Road West Chester, PA 19381
A. Duie Pyle is a regional LTL carrier. The LTL unit maintains a fleet of about 790 tractors and 1,800 trailers; another 325 tractors for heated truckload hauling. A. Duie Pyle’s LTL business operates primarily in the Northeast US and in Canada from a network of more than 15 service depots. The company offers service outside its core region through alliances with other carriers.

 LTL Carrier Directory – Explaining LTL

LTL is an acronym for Less Than Truckload. This means a shipment that does not require a full 48 or 53 foot trailer. There are many carriers that specialize or offer this service and like full truck load carriers the LTL carriers themselves specialize in different services such as lift gate and residential pick ups and deliveries, guaranteed services, protect from freeze, transit, and bottom line cost to name a few.

Within a local area the LTL freight operator has a number of vehicles which collect shipments from their customers. After finishing the daily collection, the shipments are taken to a terminal where the vehicles are unloaded. Each shipment is weighed and rated which allows customer bills to be processed. The individual shipment is loaded on to an outbound vehicle which contains shipments from other customers bound for the same geographic area. The outbound shipments are trucked to appropriate regional terminals, where they are unloaded. The shipments are sorted and placed on local vehicles for delivery. Each individual shipment is handled a number of times from the time it is picked up from the customer until it reaches its final delivery location.

Wikipedia definition of LTL

LTL Carrier Directory – Top 15 Carriers

Top 15 LTL Carriers,  2012 Sales, and % of Mkt

1.  Fedex Freight, $5.2B,  14.9%

2.  Con-way Freight  $3.3B   9.4%

3.  YRC Freight  $3.2B   9.2%

4.  UPS Freight  $2.4B   6.9%

5.  Old Dominion  $2.1B   6.0%

6.  ABF Freight Line  $2.1B   5.1%

7.  Estes Express  $1.8B   5.1%

8.  YRC Regional  $1.6B   4.7%

9.  R+L Carriers  $1.3B   3.7%

10. SAIA Motor Freight $1.1B   3.1%

11. Southeastern  $900M   2.6%

12. Vitran Express  $720M   2.1%

13. Averitt Express  $685M   2.0%

14. AAA Cooper  $550M   1.6%

15. Roadrunner  $504M   1.4%

The top 15 LTL carriers have revenues of $27.5B (2012) and 78.3% of market share.  The top 15 LTL carrier information provided by Carrier Direct.  Click here for a great LTL industry report by Carrier Direct.

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