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 Knight-Swift Transportation 3,786,030
est
2 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 2,659,000
3 Landstar System 2,515,940
4 Schneider 1,851,000
5 Werner Enterprises 1,843,209
6 TFI International 1,584,837
7 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,513,276
8 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 1,229,400
9 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,171,000
est
10 Penske Logistics 1,101,000
est
11 CRST The Transportation Solution 817,121
12 Ruan 733,669
13 Heartland Express 645,262
14 Covenant Logistics Group 608,854
15 NFI 567,500
16 Western Express 461,760
17 Day & Ross Freight 461,692
18 Cardinal Logistics 427,800
19 Canada Cartage 402,002
20 Mesilla Valley Transportation 399,317
21 Averitt Express 382,949
22 USA Truck 381,589
23 Cowan Systems 375,479
24 Bison Transport 345,812
25 P.A.M. Transport 337,500
26 Universal Truckload 328,929
27 Dart Transit Co. 312,000
est
28 Marten Transport 309,784
29 Mullen Group 270,124
30 Hub Group Dedicated 267,709
31 Smith Transport 246,000
32 Roehl Transport 236,332
est
33 Lily Transportation 220,000
34 Anderson Trucking Service 202,917
35 Martin Transportation Systems 200,000
36 Forward Air 193,800
37 New Legend 190,000
38 Challenger Motor Freight 172,500
39 Artur Express 172,000
est
40 Evans Delivery 172,000
41 Paper Transport 163,234
42 Titanium Transportation Group 160,000
43 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 149,377
44 Red Classic 141,237
45 Pitt Ohio 138,000
46 Wilson Logistics 136,000
47 Blackhawk Transport 120,531
est
48 A.D. Transport Express 120,000
est
49 Mercer Transportation 114,314
50 System Freight 110,973
51 AAA Cooper Transportation 110,000
52 Cargo Transporters 105,453
53 C.R. England 105,200
est
54 GP Transco 96,767
55 CalArk 94,559
est
56 Nussbaum Transportation 92,000
est
57 Titan Transfer 84,475
58 A. Duie Pyle 83,500
59 Arnold Transportation 80,000
est
60 Southeastern Freight Lines 76,008
61 Market Express 74,164
62 Dupré Logistics 73,110
63 Alabama Motor Express 72,000
est
64 Halvor Lines 68,100
est
65 JRayl Transport 62,975
66 Cheema Freightlines 50,381
67 R&R Family of Cos. 48,260
68 Highlight Motor Group 45,000
69 Ward Trucking 45,000
est
70 Barnes Transportation Services 40,715
71 Meiborg Inc. 36,300
72 Fraley & Schilling 36,000
est
73 MigWay 28,020
74 IMC Logistics 22,529
75 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 20,000
est
76 Midwest Motor Express 17,500
77 Diligent Delivery Systems 14,280
est
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For-Hire News
Government, Business, For-Hire

XPO Launches Cross-Border Expansion Into Mexico

XPO launched a new service aimed at expanding its cross-border services between the U.S. and Mexico, the company announced July 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Freight Recession Still Squeezing Marten’s Profits, Margins

Profits and margins at Marten Transport continued to weaken in Q2 of 2024, dented by the ongoing industrywide supply-demand imbalance, higher costs and softer freight rates.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt Reports $2.9 Billion in Revenue for Q2

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported that second-quarter net income declined on revenue that fell just short of $3 billion.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2024
Business, Technology, For-Hire

Leonard’s Express Eyes Planning Boost With Optimal Dynamics

Leonard’s Express will begin deploying Optimal Dynamics’ load planning and dispatch software starting in August, executives said July 16.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
July 16, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Ryder Buys Mobile Maintenance Firm Pit Stop Fleet Service

Ryder System Inc. is set to buy Pit Stop Fleet Service for an undisclosed sum, it said July 15. The deal is expected to close by Aug. 1.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
July 16, 2024
Equipment, Safety, For-Hire

Are Air Disc Brakes Worth It?

In choosing brake systems for a commercial fleet, there’s no wrong answer whether air disc brakes are a right fit versus drum brakes. There are plenty of advantages for both.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
July 12, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, For-Hire

Federal Maritime Commission Reopens Port Chassis Probe

The Federal Maritime Commission has opened a follow-up investigation involving the right of motor carrier choice in chassis provisioning.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 11, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

UPS Names Brian Dykes New CFO

UPS Inc. named a company veteran to be its new chief financial officer after the parcel giant’s former finance leader left the company last month to focus on his health.

Cailley LaPara | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, For-Hire

US Chamber Files Amicus Brief in Werner Verdict

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has filed a “friend of the court” brief with the Texas Supreme Court asking the court to reject a $100 million lower-court jury verdict against Werner Enterprises.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

FedEx’s Strong Profit Forecast Drives Stock Surge

FedEx Corp. forecast profit above Wall Street’s expectations and said it would buy back $2.5 billion of its stock over the next year.

Cailley LaPara | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2024
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