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

GXO Survey Shows Pandemic Trends Have Accelerated Online Returns

Mark Manduca of GXO

GXO Logistics Chief Investment Officer Mark Manduca detailed Aug. 24 what is driving a rise in online returns and what that may mean for transportation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS Starts Drone Delivery of COVID Vaccines

Drones

UPS Inc. started delivering coronavirus vaccines with the use of drones as part of a new initiative announced Aug. 24.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2021
Business, Top 100

Yellow President Darrel Harris Sees Bright Future in Trucking

Harris

Yellow President Darrel Harris can still remember his first day in the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Cowan Systems Implements Driver Incentive Program

Cowan trucks

Cowan Systems has implemented an incentive program that guarantees every newly hired driver a $15,000 bonus, the company announced Aug. 19.

August 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart’s Slowing E-Commerce, Margin Weigh in Q2

Walmart

Walmart Inc.’s pandemic-driven gains in e-commerce slowed last quarter and profit margin fell, raising questions about the retailer’s ability to maintain momentum even after it topped Wall Street’s sales expectations.

Matt Townsend | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Xos to Supply FedEx Ground With 120 Medium-Duty EVs

Xos truck

Xos Inc., a manufacturer of Classes 5-8 electric commercial vehicles, announced an agreement to deliver 120 zero-emission, medium-duty electric trucks to 35 different FedEx Ground operators in five states.

August 9, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Steady in July

Kenworth T680

Class 8 orders poked along in July at about 25,000, ACT Research reported as order boards appear full for the remainder of this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 5, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Yellow Narrows Year-Over-Year Loss to $9.4 Million in Q2

Yellow Corp. truck

Yellow Corp. reported an increase in net revenue and a narrower net loss for the second quarter.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 5, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Daseke Reports Higher Profit, Revenue for Q2

Bulldog Hiway Express trucks in Charleston, S,C.

Daseke Inc. saw earnings and revenue increase during the second quarter, the company reported Aug. 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

ArcBest Posts Record Revenue, Profits

ABF Freight truck

ArcBest Corp. capitalized on tight capacity in the freight market to post large second-quarter gains in profit and revenue.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 2, 2021

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