2019 Top Air/Expedited Carriers

2019 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Up Front
This year in particular has brought a changing of the guard at some of the largest companies.
See a breakdown of Top 100 For-Hire Carriers by region; get links to company pages.
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Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Forward Air 747,600
2 Active Aero Group 672,965
3 XPO Logistics 477,300
4 ArcBest (Panther) 315,000
5 LoadOne 108,000
6 Bolt Express 81,812
7 Magnate Worldwide 64,596
8 Landstar System 44,708
9 Averitt Express 12,236
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On the Bubble

Wilson Logistics ($250 million), is a dry van and refrigerated truckload, LTL, flatbed/heavy specialized and intermodal freight carrier and logistics services provider based in Springfield, Mo.
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For some companies, leadership teams stretch back four generations.
The state's trucking association has joined forces with 13 community colleges.
Women are increasingly taking on larger roles in the management of trucking companies.
The company has pressed on since losing its CEO Jeremy Rayl in 2017.
Nevertheless, industry projections remain positive.
George Casiano's family shares the story of an industry veteran.
All of Brig Sorber’s family played a part in the creation story of Two Men and a Truck, which has grown from humble origins into one of the largest moving companies in North America.
Fleet owners find inspiration in family and faith.
Lead ATA participants set out to guide trucking's future.
Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Forward Air Institutes Destination-Based Compensation Increase

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. is pursuing a new destination-based compensation increase for its fleet partners within its LTL and truckload divisions, the company announced June 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

J.B. Hunt, Waymo Partner to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has partnered with autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to move freight with self-driving trucks in Texas.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 10, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Manager’s Road Back to Baseball Took a Trucking Turn

San Antonio Missions' Phillip Wellman

Phillip Wellman is a baseball lifer, but a stint as a trucking fleet manager left an indelible impression.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 8, 2021
Government, Business, Top 100, TCA

CSX Plan to Buy Pan Am Railways Rejected

CSX train

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Federal regulators recently rejected CSX’s plan to buy Pan Am Railways Inc., which operates 1,200 miles of track.

Jim Kinney |  The Republican (Springfield, Mass.)
June 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Boosts Supply Chain Inclusivity With $1 Million Scholarship Fund

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services and the University of Arkansas jointly endowed a $1 million scholarship fund June 2 to advance supply chain sustainability and inclusivity.

June 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Drivers, Fleets Become More Comfortable With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Bendix lane-keeping

Advanced driver assistance systems initially encountered driver resistance, but over time have become a more widely accepted and even embraced trend as drivers realize their benefits.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
June 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Pete Buttigieg Cites Importance of I-40 Bridge Repair

Buttigieg

Phase 2 of the two-part effort to repair the Interstate 40 bridge is underway, according to transportation officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

May Class 8 Orders Fall to 22,900

Freightliner plant

Class 8 preliminary orders for May fell to the lowest point since August, settling just below 23,000 as the industry paused amid little chance to join this year’s orders backlog, ACT Research reported, citing truck makers’ initial data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Launches End-to-End Cold Chain Solutions

UPS

UPS is taking the lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic to expand its specialty pharmaceutical offerings by establishing UPS Cold Chain Solutions, a suite of technologies, capabilities and global facilities that incorporates those lessons into an integrated logistics platform, the company...

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 100

KAG Announces Retirement of CEO Bruce Blaise

KAG

The Kenan Advantage Group announced management changes following the retirement of president and CEO Bruce Blaise.

May 24, 2021

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