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 Kenan Advantage Group 1,758,645
2 Quality Carriers 1,090,684
3 Trimac Transportation Services 610,000
4 Foodliner/Quest Liner 334,103
5 Heniff Transportation Systems 293,000
est
6 Quantix Supply Chain Solutions 276,000
est
7 Groendyke Transport 273,125
8 Superior Bulk Logistics 269,000
est
9 Ruan 164,553
est
10 Eagle Transport Corp. 143,700
11 Dupré Logistics 137,119
12 Martin Transport Inc. 120,523
13 Slay Transportation Co. 109,204
14 Tankstar USA 108,985
est
15 Florida Rock & Tank Lines 108,716
16 United Petroleum Transports 102,729
17 Coastal Transport Co. 95,331
est
18 Cliff Viessman Inc. 92,128
est
19 Apex Logistics 81,935
20 Andrews Logistics 72,900
21 CLI Transport 72,421
22 J&M Tank Lines Inc. 64,241
23 Service Transport Co. 63,191
24 Herman R. Ewell Inc. 61,983
25 Transportes Auto Tanques Ochoa 60,000
est
26 Prime Inc. 55,379
27 Tidewater Transit Co. 52,724
est
28 Schilli Corp. 52,421
est
29 Sterling Transport Co. 48,600
est
30 Solar Transport 45,200
31 Atlantic Bulk Carrier 43,546
est
32 Liquid Trucking Cos. 42,024
33 Mission Petroleum Carriers 41,155
est
34 NFI 39,000
35 Dixon Bros. 28,301
36 Sprint Transport 26,630
est
37 K-Limited Carrier 22,500
38 Bulk Service Transport 19,000
39 Carbon Express Inc. 18,645
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On the Bubble

Daylight Transport ($262 million), is a regional and interregional less-than-truckload carrier based in Long Beach, Calif.
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Companies publication.
COVID-19 has created significant financial challenges for many trucking and logistics companies.
Fleets are emphasizing cleaning and physical distancing at loading docks to help protect drivers from COVID-19.
Drivers have been more isolated than usual during the pandemic due to social distancing measures.
Market uncertainty due to COVID-19 has depressed demand for new trucking equipment.
Small trucking companies such as Boyle Transportation are playing a direct role in the response to COVID-19.
Industry experts explain how this public health crisis might change freight transportation in the years ahead.
For-Hire News
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New SEC Rules Prompt Closer Look at Cybersecurity

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Joe Dysart | Webology 101
February 23, 2024
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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
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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.

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Ryder Q4 Profit Slides on Weak Used Truck Prices, Rentals

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

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Nina Trentmann | Bloomberg News
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TFI Eyes Merger for Truckload Operations as Part of Spinoff

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Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

TFI Q4 Profits Fall 14.4% as Deals Dull Freight Market Toll

Profits at TFI International in the fourth quarter fell 14.4% compared with the same period a year earlier, as acquisitions softened the impact of a weak freight environment.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
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Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Forward Air CEO Tom Schmitt Exits After Omni Deal Completion

Forward Air CEO Tom Schmitt exited the company days after finally completing the carrier’s at-times contentious merger with Omni Logistics.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2024
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Trucking Executives Cite Opportunities for AI Adoption

LAS VEGAS — Artificial intelligence promises to unlock greater efficiency in the freight transportation industry, but implementing AI functions is not without its challenges.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 8, 2024
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