Thursday, July 19, 2018

Alabama-based fleets make ‘Transport Topics Top 100’

A pair of Alabama-based carriers, AAA Cooper Transportation and PS Transportation, have been placed on Transport Topics2018 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers’ list published in the industry trade journal’s July 16 edition.

AAA Cooper, the highest ranked Alabama-based carrier on the list this year, moved up three spots from 2017 to reach number 50. The Dothan-based company employs 5,000 people at locations across the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest and Puerto Rico with coverage into Canada and Mexico. It generated $665 million in annual revenue last year with 3,000 company tractors and 6,500 trailers. The company offers regional and interregional LTL and TL, tank/bulk, dedicated contract carrier, port services, freight brokerage, ocean freight forwarding, and truck maintenance and repair.

Meanwhile, the Birmingham-based PS Transportation came in as the 55th top carrier with 2017 revenue reaching more than $595 million. PS employs 3,000 with 2,415 tractors and 2,223 trailers. Its services include flatbed/heavy specialized, refrigerated TL, freight brokerage, and transportation management.

UPS Inc. was once again the top carrier with holding off rival FedEx Corp. Rounding out the Top 10 in order are XPO Logistics, J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, YRC Worldwide, Schneider, Hub Group, TFI International, and Landstar System.

TT ranks carriers based on data received directly from company management or from financial reports filed with governmental agencies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information visit