2021 Top Refrigerated (Truckload and LTL) Carriers

2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Prime Inc. 1,932,669
2 KLLM Transport Services 917,000
3 C.R. England 897,868
est
4 Swift Refrigerated 755,000
est
5 Stevens Transport 688,000
est
6 Hirschbach Motor Lines 423,222
7 Marten Transport 379,148
8 John Christner Trucking 338,873
est
9 TransAm Trucking 297,000
est
10 Penske Logistics 280,500
est
11 Navajo Express 243,000
est
12 Bay & Bay Transportation 150,752
est
13 Day & Ross 139,339
14 Pride Transport 134,000
15 NFI 130,000
16 National Carriers 125,800
17 WEL Cos. 124,252
18 A&A Express 110,000
19 Cardinal Logistics 109,900
20 Soar Transport 103,006
21 Continental Express 95,000
22 Canada Cartage System 94,219
23 Wilson Logistics 82,000
24 Raider Express 80,000
25 Bison Transport 74,851
26 Great Plains Transport 64,249
27 Roehl Refrigerated Transport 59,078
est
28 CRST The Transportation Solution 44,417
29 Highlight Motor Group 36,380
30 Challenger Motor Freight 34,500
31 Halvor Lines 28,100
est
32 PS Logistics 27,000
33 Cowan Systems 26,933
34 May Trucking 26,304
est
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Daseke Reports Mixed Results in Second Quarter

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Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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Forward Air Reports Record-Setting Quarter for Q2

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Forward Air Corp. on July 27 reported all-time quarterly records for revenue, income from operations and net income per diluted share for the second quarter.

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ODFL Reports Profit, Revenue Records for Second Quarter

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Walmart Canada Adds 60-Foot Multizone Refrigerated Trailer

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Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
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Knight-Swift Posts Higher Earnings, Revenue for Q2

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Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. experienced revenue and earnings growth during the second quarter, the company reported July 20.

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Marten Reports Record-Breaking Results for Q2

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Marten Transport on July 18 reported the highest operating revenue and operating income in its history for the second quarter.

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Trucking Faces Pressure to Prepare for Holidays Early

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Supply chain pressures are forcing trucking to get an early start to the holiday shipping season despite a shift of underlying conditions within the industry.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2022

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