2020 Top Air/Expedited Carriers

2020 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Fleets have been overcoming unprecedented challenges to keep essential freight moving during the pandemic.
See the locations of the headquarters for each of the Top 100 for-hire carriers in North America.
COVID-19 has transformed 2020 into a tumultuous year for trucking, but the Top 100 list remains stable, at least for now.

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Forward Air 804,100
2 Active Aero Group 672,965
est
3 XPO Logistics 477,300
4 ArcBest 252,000
5 Landstar System 121,485
6 LoadOne 108,000
est
7 Magnate Worldwide 73,000
8 Averitt Express 12,236
est
9 Sameday Worldwide 9,046
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On the Bubble

Navajo Express($243 million), is a refrigerated and truckload carrier based in Denver.
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Companies publication.
COVID-19 has created significant financial challenges for many trucking and logistics companies.
Fleets are emphasizing cleaning and physical distancing at loading docks to help protect drivers from COVID-19.
Drivers have been more isolated than usual during the pandemic due to social distancing measures.
Market uncertainty due to COVID-19 has depressed demand for new trucking equipment.
Small trucking companies such as Boyle Transportation are playing a direct role in the response to COVID-19.
Industry experts explain how this public health crisis might change freight transportation in the years ahead.
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