2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
Up Front
After navigating COVID-19's disruption, trucking now has entered a historically strong business environment.
Find out where the Top 100 are located by North American region.
Small carriers often were hardest hit by COVID, but large fleets faced challenges, too.
Rankings
Rank Company Revenue (000)
1 United Road Services 713,000
est
2 Jack Cooper Holdings 507,000
est
3 Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport 283,137
est
4 Cassens Transport Co. 182,118
5 Bennett Family of Companies 89,026
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On the Bubble

Wilson Logistics ($234 million), is a full-service carrier based in Springfield, Mo.
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Carriers publication.
How companies are working to address the persistent driver shortage.
A look at how different segments of the trucking industry fared in 2020.
Some U.S. truckers are busier than they have ever been.
For-Hire News
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Navistar Launches Integrated Powertrain

Truck maker Navistar announced Feb. 26 it has made the first deliveries of its International LT Series equipped with the International S13 Integrated Powertrain.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024
Business, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt to Promote Shelley Simpson to CEO Post

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced that company president Shelley Simpson is also taking on the post of CEO, effective July 1.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Forward Air Reports 138% Earnings Drop for Q4

Forward Air Corp. experienced a 138% earnings drop year-over-year during the fourth quarter of 2023, the company reported Feb. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, For-Hire

Groups Support Werner in Legal Filing Over ‘Nuclear’ Verdict

The Texas Trucking Association and another advocacy group have filed a “friend of the court” brief with the Texas Supreme Court asking that it reject a $100 million lower-court accident verdict against Werner Enterprises.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 28, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, For-Hire

New SEC Rules Prompt Closer Look at Cybersecurity

Trucking businesses need to take a close look at the state of their cybersecur­ity in 2024 now that tough, new disclosure rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission have gone live.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
February 23, 2024
Business, Equipment, For-Hire

Estes, Pitt Ohio Among Firms Filling Yellow Void in Buffalo

Yellow Corp.’s shutdown has opened the door for Estes Express Lines, Pitt Ohio and more to make greater inroads in the Buffalo, N.Y., Niagara region.

Matt Glynn | The Buffalo (N.Y.) News
February 20, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, For-Hire

Social Media Platforms Open Fleets to Newer Recruiting Pool

Fleets are looking more to social media platforms to increase brand awareness, reach new customers and, increasingly, find new employees.

Amanda Smith | Special to Transport Topics
February 16, 2024
Government, Business, For-Hire

Knight-Swift Adds 10 More Leased Yellow Terminals to Haul

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. extended its winning streak in auctions of former Yellow Corp. terminals, strengthening its less-than-truckload operations.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Ryder Q4 Profit Slides on Weak Used Truck Prices, Rentals

Profits at Ryder System Inc. fell 39.8% in the fourth quarter of 2023 as weak freight conditions again sapped strength from used vehicle sales prices and rental activity, it said Feb. 14.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

XPO Looks to Lower Leverage, May Buy Back Debt Early, CFO Says

Less-than-truckload carrier XPO Inc. is working to reduce its leverage after it purchased assets from Yellow Corp. and might consider buying back some of its debt at par, its finance chief said.

Nina Trentmann | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2024
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