2020 Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

2020 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Freight 7,237,000
2 Yellow Corp. 4,871,200
3 XPO Logistics 4,815,000
4 Old Dominion Freight Line 4,109,111
5 UPS Freight 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 Solutions 207,400
26 Ward Trucking 185,000
27 Transportes Julian de Obregon 183,400
est
28 Fastfrate/Bestway 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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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Saia’s Annual Revenue Tops $2 Billion for First Time

Saia

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. reported large revenue and profit gains for the fourth quarter and year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 2, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

ArcBest Reports Strong Q4, Year on High Demand

ABF

ArcBest Corp. reported record profits and revenue for the fourth quarter and the full year thanks to surging freight demand.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Fleets Can Take Steps to Reduce Risk of Cybersecurity Threats

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It may not be possible to eliminate cybersecurity breaches, but with the right safeguards in place, trucking and logistics companies can reduce the risk of being hacked or falling victim to a ransomware attack, industry experts said.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
February 1, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Surges After 2022 Forecasts Exceed Wall Street’s Estimates

UPS

UPS Inc. on Feb. 1 announced record fourth-quarter and full-year financial results, as online holiday shopping boosted home parcel deliveries while an increase in medical shipments kept the company’s drivers and trucks busy.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Werner to Validate Cummins 15-Liter Natural Gas, Hydrogen Engines

Cummins X15N engine

Werner Enterprises and Cummins Inc. announced Werner will begin validation and integration of Cummins’ recently announced 15-liter natural gas and 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines in its vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 1, 2022
Business, Equipment, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Set to Acquire Zenith Freight Lines for $87 Million

J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Zenith Freight Lines for approximately $87 million.

January 31, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Landstar Reports Record Revenue of $1.95B for Q4

Landstar System truck

Landstar System on Jan. 26 reported record quarterly revenue and operating income for the fourth quarter of 2021.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports 78.9% Jump in Earnings for Q4

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings reported a 78.9% jump in earnings Jan. 26 for the fourth quarter of 2021.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Reports Revenue, Earnings Growth for Q4

Marten Transport truck

Marten Transport saw revenue and earnings grow during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2022
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Current Stock Prices for Trucking, Logistics Companies

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Same-day data for publicly traded trucking and transportation stocks in the autonomous, truckload, less-than-truckload, package, logistics and leasing categories.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 24, 2022

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