These interactive tables enable you to explore Motor Transport's Top 100 2010.

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Please refer to the notes to explain the methodology behind each entry.

Largest 100 companiesGrowth in turnoverProfit per employeeReturn on salesGrowth in profitSales per employeeNotes

The rankings were finalised on Friday 19 November 2010. The data is compiled from financial accounts filed at Companies House during the 12 months since the last Top 100 was compiled (Dec 2009). Tables list the company as the official registered company name at Companies House, which is not always the same as the company’s trading name.

We have compiled the tables using the turnover and pre-tax profit figures generated solely or primarily from the UK transport activities of the businesses concerned, unless otherwise stated below. Where possible we have tried to avoid including turnover from non-transport related business.

Figures shown for employees are for those employed solely or primarily in the UK. Likewise the numbers for trucks, trailers and depots relate to the UK and were provided by the companies themselves.

ARR Craib Transport has published two sets of accounts since last year’s Top 100, so we have used the most recent: for the year ending 31 March 2010.

Bibby Distribution has this year acquired Taygroup in April, certain assets of MRS Distribution in August, and TM Logistics in October 2010. The additional revenue and profit this generates is not included within the most recent accounts.

Brit European Transport is listed as a ‘new’ entry as last year we included the full group results for Brit European Transport (Holdings) but as this includes £28m of turnover derived from outside the UK along with rental income from stock held for resale it was determined that Brit European Transport’s results gave a fairer like-for-like comparison with the other companies in the Top 100. We have omitted the turnover derived from overseas for Brit European Transport, but if included total turnover for the year ended 31 Dec 2009 would be £16.7m.

DHL does not publish results for its UK operation as a whole, so the DHL figures have been calculated by combining the turnover and pre-tax profit from the following DHL companies registered in the UK: Maritime Container Logistics (formerly DHL Container Logistics (UK) ); DHL Express (UK); DHL Global Mail (UK); Exel Europe; and Tradeteam. At the start of 2010, DHL sold its container arm to Maritime Transport, and its Day Definite Domestic business, a division of DHL Express, to Home Delivery Network. The staff figure for DHL was provided by the company. The consequent fall in turnover is not reflected in the accounts in question.

Harry Yearsley’s turnover relates to its cold storage and distribution work and does not include revenue from its wholesale frozen foods arm.

Home Delivery Network on 1 March 2010 purchased, through its subsidiary firm Parcelpoint, the domestic B2B and B2C businesses of DHL Express (UK) Limited. Consolidated accounts for the financial year ended April 2010 have not yet been filed.

Kammac’s results are for its packaging, warehousing and distribution division. It does not include turnover from its property management, keg manufacturing, or environmental ventures businesses.

Last year the entry for Lenham Storage Company included turnover from Lenham Garages which is a vehicle maintenance business. The results for this company have not been included in this list.

Maritime Transport purchased DHL Container Logistics at the end of 2009. The additional revenue and profit this generates is not included within the most recent accounts.

Meachers Global Logistics’ previous year’s results are for a 17-month period to 31 May 2008, compared with a 12-month period for the year ended 31 May 2009.

Norbert Dentressangle does not publish results for its UK operation as a whole, so the figures have been calculated by combining the turnover and pre-tax profit from the following Norbert companies registered in the UK: Norbert Dentressangle Transport Services; Norbert Dentressangle UK; Norbert Dentressangle Tankers; and Norbert Dentressangle Logistics. On 29 November 2010 Norbert acquired TDG.

Parcelforce has not been combined with Royal Mail this year as the large bulk of Royal Mail’s turnover is derived from its letters income which is effectively own-account as no one else can bid for this work. As Royal Mail does not separate out its letters income from its non-letters it was impossible to provide an accurate result and if included would have skewed the results enormously.

Pass J Holdings is the registered company name for the Online Group, which includes Online Roadways.

Reed Boardall’s results have been calculated by combining the results for Reed Boardall Transport and Reed Boardall Cold Storage.

Richard Preston & Son trades as Prestons of Potto.

Sutton and Son (St Helen) has been added this year instead of its parent company Thomas Cradley Holdings as the majority of Thomas Cradley’s income is derived from the US and the Far East and is not all road related.

The Bartrum Group’s results have had the results of its CV maintenance business Trumbar Truck Care deducted. If included total group turnover is £19.9m with a pre-tax profit of £890,458 for the year ended 31 Dec 2009.

TNT UK’s pre-tax profit in 2009 was boosted signficantly by a loan payable of £295.4m being waived and being recognised in the accounts as an exceptional item.

UK Mail Group was listed as Business Post Group last year. It has changed its name since last year’s Top 100.

Wincanton’s results are for its UK and Ireland operations as it does not provide a UK only breakdown. The pre-tax profit figure provided is actually its operating profit for UK and Ireland as it does not provide a pre-tax profit for UK & Ireland.

Woodland Group’s results have been compiled by combining the results of Woodland Logistics Limited with the road element from Woodland Global Ltd’s results at the company’s suggestion.