2020 Top Air/Expedited Carriers

2020 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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COVID-19 has transformed 2020 into a tumultuous year for trucking, but the Top 100 list remains stable, at least for now.

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Forward Air 804,100
2 Active Aero Group 672,965
est
3 XPO Logistics 477,300
4 ArcBest 252,000
5 Landstar System 121,485
6 LoadOne 108,000
est
7 Magnate Worldwide 73,000
8 Averitt Express 12,236
est
9 Sameday Worldwide 9,046
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Daylight Transport ($262 million), is a regional and interregional less-than-truckload carrier based in Long Beach, Calif.
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