2021 Top Air/Expedited Carriers

2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Forward Air 878,500
2 XPO Logistics 477,300
est
3 ArcBest 245,000
4 Landstar System 132,180
5 Magnate Worldwide 73,000
est
6 Sameday Worldwide 5,146
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5 Questions: Daragh Mahon, Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises' Daragh Mahon sheds some light on how technology is shaping the trucking industry.

May 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Marks Earth Day With Carbon Offsets Program

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. introduced a carbon-offset shipping option for customers of its truck brokerage business in North America, the company announced April 22.

April 22, 2022
Business, Private, Top 100

Walmart Announces Driver Pay Increase, Training Program

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Walmart Inc. is raising pay for its private fleet truck drivers and launching a new training program, the retailer announced April 7.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

DHL Transport Chief Sees ‘So Much Strength’ in US Economy

DHL Supply Chain on U.S. Economy

The U.S. economy is strong enough to avoid a sharp downturn, even as concerns are growing about how long consumers can sustain healthy spending levels amid rising inflation, the head of transportation at Deutsche Post AG’s DHL supply chain division said.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2022
Business, Top 100

Walmart to Pay Truck Drivers Up to $110,000 in First Year

A Walmart truck

Walmart Inc. is ramping up pay for its truckers as it seeks to shore up staffing amid a nationwide rush to hire drivers, saying its truck drivers will be able to earn between $95,000 and $110,000 in their first year at the company,

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
April 7, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

MSC Buys Bollore’s African Logistics Unit

MSC ship

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. agreed to buy the African transport and logistics business of Bollore SA for 5.7 billion euros ($6.3 billion) including debt.

Anthony Palazzo | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Logistics Opens Global Headquarters in Memphis

Gibson guitar factory

FedEx Logistics Inc. opened its new global headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., on April 5.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Werner Partners With Aurora to Haul Freight Autonomously in Texas

Aurora

Aurora Innovation Inc. has announced a deal to haul freight on a route between Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas, for Werner Enterprises.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 6, 2022
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Gloom in Transports Sends Smoke Signal for US Stocks

Chart comparing transportation stocks to market on the whole

The latest warning sign for U.S. stocks is emerging from a corner of the market that investors closely watch to get a read on the state of the economy and the health of American consumers: Transportation shares.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Launches Clean Transport Program

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. launched a program April 4 to help customers offset the carbon footprint of their supply chain.

April 4, 2022

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