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 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
10 Sameday Worldwide 6,454
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On the Bubble

Paschall Truck Lines ($268 million), is a dry van truckload carrier based in Murray, Ky.
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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, TCA

UPS, FedEx, USPS Set Holiday Shipping Dates

December 2021 calendar

Though it’s not yet Halloween, delivery companies UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service have released their recommended deadlines to ship packages in time for the holidays.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, FedEx, Walmart Hunting for Holiday Staffing

UPS, FedEx and Walmart trucks along with a Christmas tree display

NEW YORK — All employers want for Christmas is some holiday help. But they might not get their wish. Companies like UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Walmart Inc. that typically hire thousands of seasonal workers are heading into the holidays during one of the tightest job markets in decades, making it...

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
October 12, 2021
Business, Top 100

Walmart Stokes Hiring Rush With Plan to Add 150,000 Jobs

Shoppers walk in front of a Walmart store in San Leandro, Calif.

Walmart Inc. is expanding its hiring push with plans to recruit 150,000 store employees, adding to U.S. employers’ search for new workers as the busy holiday season approaches.

September 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Ryder Partners With Embark to Open Autonomous Truck Transfer Points

Ryder technician with Embark truck

Ryder System and Embark Trucks are launching a nationwide network of transfer points that will be used to transition shipments from driverless longhaul trucks to driver-enabled last-mile trucks, the companies said Sept. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Finds Many Fleets Could Run Electric Trucks Now

Run on Less — Electric logo

Fleets in four market segments could switch to battery-electric vehicles right now, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency concluded after its recent Run on Less — Electric event.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 23, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Spec’ing Means Choosing What’s Best for Your Application, Experts Say

TMC

CLEVELAND — Spec’ing a new truck means you’ll need to consider options, metrics and features in light of your own needs, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Revenue Rises, but Higher Labor Costs Affect Bottom Line

A FedEx driver scans packages in San Francisco

FedEx Corp. reported an increase in revenue for its fiscal first quarter, but said rising costs affected bottom-line results for the period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Sets Rate Increase, Cites Challenging Operating Environment

FedEx truck

FedEx Corp. plans to raise its delivery rates in 2022 by the most in at least a decade as the courier shoulders rising costs in what it called a “challenging operating environment.”

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

FedEx to Spend $100 Million on Improving Delivery Vehicle Safety

FedEx truck

FedEx Corp. plans to spend more than $100 million to improve delivery van safety and reduce costs from accidents, potentially dragging on short-term earnings as the courier faces pressure from rising wages and other expenses.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Electrification Key to FedEx’s Energy Goals, Executive Says

FedEx

With industries considering adopting zero-emission sustainability operations in the coming years, a senior executive at FedEx Express recently outlined the company’s objectives related to electrifying vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2021

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