Biggest US truckers grab larger market share

The 50 largest US trucking operators now claim 38 percent of the for-hire trucking market, up from 27 percent in 2009, indicating long-term sustained growth in a volatile market. Photo Credit: UPS.

The 50 largest US trucking operators now claim 38 percent of the for-hire trucking market, up from 27 percent in 2009, indicating long-term sustained growth in a volatile market. Photo Credit: UPS.

Trucking may be a fragmented market, but the largest trucking companies in North America are increasing their market share, year-to-year and decade-to-decade. Truck pricing may be volatile, and subject to short-term swings in the US economy, but in the long-term, the growth rate of the biggest US trucking operators reveals a steady and sizeable surge of business.