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 This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
1 1
UPS Inc.
84,628,000 1,343,000 543,000 15,719 87,954
2 2
FedEx Corp.
78,752,000 3,029,000 500,000 36,598 132,540
3 3
XPO Logistics
16,252,000 79,000 102,000 15,500 40,000
4 4
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
9,640,000 506,035 30,364 17,777 35,857
5 11
TFI International
6,347,134 275,675 16,753 24,604 49,713
6 7
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings
4,673,863 410,002 22,900 19,025 57,722
7 5
Schneider
4,552,800 211,700 15,225 9,000 36,900
8 5
Yellow Corp.
4,513,700 -53,500 30,000 13,500 41,900
9 9
Landstar System
4,132,981 192,106 1,320 10,991 17,061
10 8
Old Dominion Freight Line
4,015,129 672,682 19,779 9,288 36,650
11 10
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
3,773,800 233,382 73,300 43,300
12 13
Estes Express Lines
3,559,000 - 19,000 8,043 32,656
13 12
Hub Group
3,495,644 73,559 5,000 3,600 4,800
14 15
Penske Logistics
3,200,000 - 19,954 6,674 21,961
15 14
ArcBest
2,940,163 71,100 13,000 4,136 22,776
16 18
NFI
2,630,000 - 14,500 4,500 12,500
17 16
Werner Enterprises
2,372,178 169,078 12,292 7,861 24,400
18 17
Prime Inc.
2,208,764 326,543 4,839 7,199 14,162
19 19
R+L Carriers
1,973,000
est
- 0
20 21
Saia Inc.
1,822,366 138,340 10,600 5,700 17,400
21 24
U.S. Xpress Enterprises
1,742,101 17,632 7,998 6,500 13,000
22 36
Purolator
1,646,117 - 10,882 462 1,649
23 22
Kenan Advantage Group
1,572,138 - 8,600 6,854 12,283
24 25
CRST The Transportation Solution
1,502,737 - 6,631 4,704 13,994
25 26
C.R. England
1,466,947 - 7,150 4,000 6,600
26 23
Daseke Inc.
1,454,100 6,200 4,304 5,052 11,579
27 34
Evans Delivery
1,426,000 - 536 7,500
28 30
Sirva Inc.
1,400,000
est
- 0
29 27
Universal Logistics Holdings
1,391,083 48,132 7,420 4,798 3,843
30 28
UniGroup
1,320,000 - 850 4,500 2,575
31 37
Day & Ross
1,319,498 - 8,000 4,200 8,600
32 33
Anderson Trucking Service
1,274,709 - 2,369 2,706 7,209
33 29
Forward Air
1,269,573 52,767 3,774 799 6,009
34 31
Southeastern Freight Lines
1,256,333 - 8,252 2,847 7,886
35 40
Ruan
1,222,782 - 5,500 3,413 9,468
36 32
Averitt Express
1,207,587 - 8,550 4,488 14,495
37 35
Crete Carrier Corp.
1,171,000
est
- 6,500 0
38 38
Quality Carriers
1,090,684
est
- 0
39 39
Lynden
960,000 - 2,595 877 2,428
40 48
PS Logistics
957,000 - 3,036 3,500 5,900
41 41
KLLM Transport Services
917,000 - 3,400 6,300
42 46
Marten Transport
874,374 69,500 4,140 3,331 5,395
43 44
Central Transport International
871,000
est
- 3,580 8,675
44 75
10 Roads Express
851,957
est
- 3,500 5,000
45 47
Cardinal Logistics
849,000 - 4,250 3,012 8,007
46 43
Covenant Logistics Group
838,561 -42,718 5,550 2,579 5,114
47 57
OnTrac Inc.
832,000
est
- 0
48 45
Pitt Ohio Transportation Group
828,407 - 5,697 2,028 5,871
49 42
Atlas World Group
806,000 8,000 637 994 3,803
50 71
LaserShip Inc./OnTrac Inc.
725,000
est
- 0
51 52
Western Express
721,500 - 3,416 3,000 7,900
52 51
United Road Services
713,000
est
- 1,837 2,470 2,591
53 50
AAA Cooper Transportation
702,000 - 4,500 2,679 7,474
54 55
Bennett International Group
693,196 - 1,031 3,285 2,186
55 53
Dayton Freight Lines
669,000 83,000 4,949 1,761 4,695
56 60
Heartland Express
645,262 70,806 3,780 2,630 8,000
57 56
Bison Transport
642,930 - 3,676 2,137 5,823
58 49
Stevens Transport
688,000 92,460 2,750 1,950 3,290
59 64
Canada Cartage System
628,127 - 4,332 2,880 2,700
60 54
Mullen Group
601,288 - 3,539 2,042 5,079
61 58
Trimac Transportation
600,000 - 3,100 2,500 2,900
61 59
Suddath
600,000
est
- 2,200 0
63 65
Cowan Systems
575,872 - 2,406 2,322 7,022
64 92
Heniff Transportation Systems
562,000
est
- 2,157 7,147
65 67
USA Truck
551,138 4,746 2,032 2,065 6,263
66 62
Hirschbach Motor Lines
532,531 - 1,282 1,786 3,415
67 66
Two Men and a Truck Movers
524,929
est
- 11,396 0
68 69
Jack Cooper Holdings
507,000
est
- 3,753 1,424 1,434
69 70
A. Duie Pyle Inc.
504,000 - 3,341 1,347 2,456
70 63
Mercer Transportation Co.
495,272 - 266 2,234 2,234
71 68
P.A.M. Transport
486,825 17,827 2,653 2,013 6,944
72 80
IMC Cos.
450,577 - 2,244 0
73 73
Roehl Transport
450,302
est
- 2,702 2,040 5,481
74 72
TMC Transportation
450,000
est
- 0
75 20
Roadrunner Freight
430,000
est
- 893 1,201
76 85
Foodliner/Quest Liner
416,796 - 1,564 1,569 3,030
77 88
Consolidated Fastfrate
400,000 - 2,800 1,152 1,622
78 78
Mesilla Valley Transportation
399,317 - 1,970 2,015 5,800
79 76
Maverick USA
389,182
est
- 2,125 1,582 2,582
80 74
Dart Transit Co.
377,600
est
- 0
81 89
ContainerPort Group
350,000 - 408 0
82 84
Challenger Motor Freight
345,000 - 1,220 1,582 3,375
83
R&R Express
343,110 - 291 504 642
84 83
John Christner Trucking
338,873 - 207 839 1,244
85 81
Red Classic
332,458 - 1,296 655 3,362
86 79
Koch Cos.
328,936 3,028 1,045 973 5,652
87 96
Quantix Supply Chain Solutions
324,922 -25,231 1,686 1,180 2,521
88 86
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics
314,000
est
- 2,200 1,700 350
89 91
TransAm Trucking
297,000
est
- 0
90 90
Dupré Logistics
294,058 6,464 1,125 770 1,700
91
Postal Fleet Services
292,568 - 0
92 87
Melton Truck Lines
292,125 - 1,614 1,390 2,428
93 94
Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport
283,137
est
6,622 955 1,224 945
94
Daylight Transport
275,000 - 0
95 93
Trans-System Inc.
274,000 - 1,036 1,004 1,833
96 99
Groendyke Transport
273,125
est
- 0
97
United Vision Logistics
261,000
est
- 0
98
Central Freight Lines
256,000
est
- 0
99 98
PGT Trucking
253,727 - 695 1,138 1,825
100
Smith Transport
246,000 - 1,136 816 2,250

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For-Hire News

Business, For-Hire

Covenant Sees Year-End Slowdown

Covenant Logistics Group Inc. saw a 35% year-over-year decline in earnings amid marginal revenue improvements during the fourth quarter of 2022, the company reported Jan. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Marten Transport Reports 16th Consecutive Profitable Quarter

Marten Transport reported higher fourth-quarter earnings, marking its 16th consecutive year-over-year increase.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, For-Hire

Former USA Truck CEO James Reed Joins Kodiak

Former USA Truck CEO James Reed has joined autonomous truck technology company Kodiak Robotics, the company announced Jan. 19.

January 23, 2023
Business, Equipment, For-Hire

Wabash Inks Long-Term Agreements With Key Carrier, Supplier

Wabash announced two long-term agreements, one with a carrier to create an extended backlog and one with a supplier to enhance supply surety.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 20, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Roadrunner Notches Gains in Transit Times

Roadrunner implemented another round of transit time improvements across its network as part of an ongoing, multiyear process to improve business operations, the company announced Jan. 5

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2023
Business, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Profit Tops Estimates as Higher Prices Offset Decline in Shipments

FedEx Corp. on Dec. 20 reported fiscal-year, second-quarter income that beat Wall Street expectations and revenue that fell below expectations.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 21, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Ryder Plans New Multiclient Distribution Center Near Chicago

Ryder System Inc. will open its 10th multiclient distribution center in the greater Chicago area, the company announced Dec. 14.

December 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, For-Hire, Private

Last-Mile Focuses on Sustainable Shipping

The trucking industry has increased its focus on sustainability this year, mostly geared toward last-mile operations.

December 8, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Daseke Founder Sells Shares Amid Board Retirement

Daseke Inc. founder Don Daseke will sell his holdings in the company and step down from its board of directors, the company announced Nov. 14.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2022
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt Plans Carbon Emission Intensity Reduction of 32% by 2034

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. set a new goal to reduce its carbon emission intensity 32% by 2034, the company announced Nov. 14.

November 14, 2022

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