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

Transportes Castores de Baja California ($233 million), is a truckload and LTL carrier based in Tijuana, Mexico.
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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, Logistics, Top 100

KLLM, Pride Transport Increase Pay for Truck Drivers

Pride Transport driver

KLLM Transport Services and Pride Transport joined the surge of trucking companies set to raise driver pay.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Acquires Mass Movement to Expand Final-Mile Offerings

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. acquired the assets of Mass Movement, the company announced Nov. 30.

November 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Big Fleets to Work Together on Enhancing Driver Visibility in Cab

Truck driver checks windshield wiper

Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo Inc., Republic Services and nongovernmental organization Together for Safer Roads announced a design challenge to improve fleet safety and save lives, calling the project the Truck of the Future.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2020
Business, Top 100

Trucking Companies Increasing Pay Could Indicate Greater Trend

Stevens Transport driver wearing mask

Carriers are boosting compensation to address an ongoing driver shortage that some fear may worsen as a recent surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to put new strains on the supply chain.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Top 100

Diesel Jumps 5.8¢ a Gallon in Largest Increase of 2020

Trucks getting diesel at a station

The national average price of diesel spiked by 5.8 cents per gallon, more than twice the previous high for the year, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Nov. 16.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 16, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

KAG Completes Acquisition of Fort Transfer Co.

Kenan Advantage Group

The Kenan Advantage Group Inc. announced it completed the acquisition of Fort Transfer Co. in Morton, Ill.

November 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Highlight Industry Issues Persisting After Volatile Year

J.B. Hunt HQ

Trucking companies detailed the market challenges that persist in the waning weeks of 2020 during a three-day conference on economic trends.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020
Business, Top 100

Landstar VP, CFO Kevin Stout Transitions to Advisory Role

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. announced Chief Financial Officer Kevin Stout stepped down Nov. 2, but will remain at the company as special adviser to President Jim Gattoni.

November 9, 2020
Business, Top 100

Landstar VP, CFO Kevin Stout Transitions to Advisory Role

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. announced that Kevin Stout ended his role as vice president and chief financial officer Nov. 2 and will become special adviser to company President Jim Gattoni.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Posts Revenue Increase, Net Income Decrease in Q3

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. saw revenue tick up and net income dip in the third quarter, and the company said business activity has bounced back from earlier downturns.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 5, 2020

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