Our first quarter results were excellent. Revenue grew in Q1 2017 by 17%, compared to sales from Q1 2016 levels. We were really excited by our net income growth of 76% (this was stronger than expected) with total load count increasing by 19% over the same period.
As Becker Logistics is in the middle of Q2, we are optimistic for this quarter to do even better than the Q1 and definitely from Q2 of 16. Certain segments of our revenue streams are forecasted for growth y/y; Total TL volume +28%, LTL volume +10.9%, refrigerated volume +20.8% and adding momentum to our managed freight services division 3PL 360.
We are excited to share that Becker Logistics is celebrating 20 years in business. It seems like yesterday that we opened our doors on May 16, 1997. Our employees have built a great thing here. This is what we're looking forward to in 2017; We have hired 9 employees in the Q1 and 6 employees halfway through Q2 with hopes that these new team members sustain our current business and continue to support our growth. We have seen our Barrington office grow in revenue 47% y/y and we will be opening a Branch office in Chicago, IL August 1.
We would like to acknowledge and thank all of our customers, carriers, vendors, associations and employees for making this all possible. Without you our success and this growth would not have been possible.