The Top Commercial Transportation Companies of 2017

Transportation brings our world together in exciting ways.

Commercial transportation, in particular, is the key to connecting industries of all kinds. More and more commercial transportation companies are excelling at what they do. This puts more demand on industries that support these companies, such as commercial truck wash equipment and freighting and unloading companies.

Check out this inspiring list of the top companies of 2017. Learn why they are leading the industry this year and see what inspiration you can take from them.

The Top Commercial Transportation Companies of 2017

1. The United Parcel Service

UPS trucks are everywhere. They have become a fixture of the American neighborhood afternoon. This is because UPS is doing good things, and continuing to do good things within the industry.

As online e-commerce companies like Amazon continue to grow their customer base, UPS is also growing to accommodate the package needs of populations throughout the country and the world.

UPS ranked in this year’s Forbes’s Global 2000 List as the number one largest global commercial company. In 2016 alone, UPS’s annual revenue clocked in at an astounding $61 billion. UPS also holds top-of-the-industry freight and unloading systems that establish it as cutting-edge for commercial efficiency.

UPS also has high reviews from its employee base and ranks high when it comes to employment benefits and professional development of employees.

2. The Union Pacific Railroad

This Nebraska-originated railroad comes in at second place for the largest transportation companies in the world this year. This railroad boasts over 30,000 miles of track and is extremely versatile in the nature of the goods it delivers to locations all across the country.

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The UPR has also been around for 150 years and services 23 states, making it really the heart of America’s railroad history. It comes in at #63 in the top public companies in America, with good reason.

3. Delta Airlines

Delta is the largest U.S. airline that shows immense potential for investments and increases in revenue in the near future. More and more passengers are boarding Delta flights these days as this airline expands to connect travelers to 335 destinations.

This airline was named as one of the top fifty Most Admired Companies of 2017 and continues to top various business and commercial ratings. Its 80,000 global employees assist in the performance of over 800 aircraft–all astounding numbers.

4. FedEx

Although UPS is leading the 2017 list of top commercial transport, FedEx is right at its heels for similar reasons. With over 168,000 employees and a 2016 annual revenue of $52.3 billion, FedEx is on the rise as one of the largest global transport companies.

FedEx also tops the charts when it comes to valuable brands and notable employment. It is also working with technological advances to improve its commercial systems.

In particular, FedEx is experimenting with improving its loading and unloading systems by implementing robotics. Although not quite at drone status, this reliance on automation is an investment in our digital future.

5. Convoy

It’s critical for commercial transportation companies to respond to the digital and technological advances of the age in order to stay competitive and boost revenue.

Convoy, although not nearly as large as some of the companies on this list, is at the top because of its efforts to digitize and meet growing commercial needs. This savvy start-up relies on highly advanced software in order to optimize shipment delivery and efficiency. Amazingly, it linked up with the giant Unilever recently in order to bring this efficiency to Unilever’s North American precincts.

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There are many factors that play into determining a commercial transportation company’s success. This includes size, revenue, areas serviced, and systems of technology. The companies that are taking the lead this year are those that make efficient use of digitization, have a large employee base, and generate competitive revenue.