2020 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
Up Front
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.
Rankings
Rank Company Revenue (000)
1 FedEx Freight 7,237,000
2 Yellow Corp. 4,871,200
3 XPO 4,815,000
4 Old Dominion Freight Line 4,109,111
5 UPS Inc. 3,265,000
6 Estes Express Lines 3,260,000
7 ABF Freight 2,145,000
8 R+L Carriers 1,972,000
est
9 Saia Inc. 1,786,735
10 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,166,622
11 Averitt Express 873,419
12 Central Transport 856,000
est
13 Dayton Freight Lines 679,000
14 TFI International 627,322
15 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 616,000
16 AAA Cooper Transportation 593,000
17 Roadrunner Freight 430,806
18 Day & Ross Freight 426,500
19 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 385,600
20 Daylight Transport 262,000
21 Autotransportes de Carga Tresguerras 244,500
est
22 Transportes Castores de Baja California 233,500
est
23 Central Freight Lines 232,000
24 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 220,194
25 Forward Air 207,400
26 Ward Trucking 185,000
27 Transportes Julian de Obregon 183,400
est
28 Fastfrate Group 169,605
29 Standard Forwarding 119,000
est
30 Midwest Motor Express 105,300
31 Landstar System 98,324
32 Transportadora Hercel / Transportadores Unidos (Grupo Transportes) 95,700
est
33 Dependable Highway Express 85,000
est
34 Peninsula Truck Lines 76,467
35 Anderson Trucking Service 68,885
36 Transportes Comandos del Norte 66,700
est
37 Transportes de Carga FEMA 58,900
est
38 Canada Cartage System 53,580
39 JP Express Service 51,862
40 Autotransportes de Carga El Duero / Fletes El Duero 46,700
est
41 Transportes del Valle 45,600
est
42 TransAmerica Express Logistics 40,000
43 Transportes Leon-Mexico 37,700
est
44 Atlas World Group 33,789
45 Fletes y Materiales Forsis 33,200
est
46 Diligent Delivery Systems 21,420
47 CalArk 19,455
48 TGR Logistics 19,000
est
49 Bison Transport 14,941
50 Highlight Motor Group 14,558
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For-Hire News
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Forward Air Reports 82% Earnings Drop During Q3

Forward Air Corp. reported an 82.2% drop in earnings during the third quarter of 2023 as revenue declined amid a weak freight environment, the company reported Oct 30.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, For-Hire, TCA

Jack Cooper Making $2 Billion Bid for Bankrupt Yellow

Jack Cooper Transport is reportedly making a nearly $2 billion bid to snatch up the assets of Yellow, the trucking firm that collapsed in late July and filed for bankruptcy.

Michael E. Kanell | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 31, 2023
Business, Equipment, For-Hire

Court Approves Yellow Administrators’ Auction Plans

A court on Oct. 27 approved plans by the administrators of Yellow to use auctioneers to sell the company’s rolling stock, as Jack Cooper Transport eyes a bid to rescue the motor carrier.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2023
Business, Technology, For-Hire

XPO Reports Revenue Increase Despite Tough Conditions

XPO posted an increase in revenue but a dip in profit during the third quarter amid a challenging freight environment, the company said Oct 30.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Universal Reports Revenue Decline Amid Q3 Headwinds

Universal Logistics Holdings experienced an overall decrease in revenue, with each segment facing year-over-year declines for the third quarter of 2023, the company reported Oct 26.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Ryder Reports Slight Revenue Decline for Q3

Ryder System Inc. experienced a slight decline in year-over-year revenue amid market headwinds during the third quarter of 2023, the company reported Oct. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, For-Hire

Estes Express IT System Fully Restored, COO Says

Estes Express Lines’ information technology systems are “completely restored” after a cyberattack earlier in October, according to Chief Operating Officer Webb Estes.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2023
Business, For-Hire

UPS Reports Lower Earnings on Labor Deal Costs

UPS Inc. cut its annual profit target on a spike in costs from a new union labor contract and weaker package demand.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

TFI Third-Quarter Profit Dives 45.6% on Weak Freight Market

TFI International profits in the third quarter slumped 45.6% year-over-year, with the Canadian company primarily citing weaker market conditions, especially in the truckload market.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2023
Logistics, For-Hire

Ryder to Buy Impact Fulfillment Services

Ryder System Inc. is to buy IFS Holdings, also known as Impact Fulfillment Services (IFS), for an undisclosed sum, the Miami-based company said Oct. 23.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2023
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