2021 Top Air/Expedited Carriers

2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Forward Air 878,500
2 XPO Logistics 477,300
est
3 ArcBest 245,000
4 Landstar System 132,180
5 Magnate Worldwide 73,000
est
6 Sameday Worldwide 5,146
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Driver-assist technologies that are already widely available on the commercial truck market have demonstrated that they can prevent crashes, save lives and reduce litigation-related costs, a group of industry experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
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Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

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Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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Government, Business, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Reports Strong Third-Quarter Gains

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UPS Inc.’s strategy to focus on more profitable segments of the shipping business paid off in the third quarter as its revenue per item shipped rose 13% and earnings climbed.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
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Business, Logistics, Top 100

Daseke Reports $424.6M Revenue for Q3

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Daseke Inc. saw revenue and earnings increase during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Oct. 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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Logistics, Top 100

United Road Introduces Guaranteed Pay Benefit for Drivers

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United Road is expanding its guaranteed pay benefit to all of its drivers, the vehicle transport logistics company announced Oct. 20.

October 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Landstar Reports Record Earnings, Revenue for Q3

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Landstar System Inc. saw revenue and earnings reach records during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Oct. 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2021
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports $274.6 Million in Revenue for Q3 2021

Covenant

Covenant Logistics Group Inc. saw revenue increase to $274.6 million during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Oct. 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Strong Segment Growth Drives Knight-Swift Q3 Results

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Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings reported third-quarter revenue and earnings improvements that were driven by strong segment growth.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Hub Group Acquires Choptank Transport

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Intermodal and logistics company Hub Group announced it acquired Choptank Transport Inc., which was founded in 2000 and is a provider of non-asset refrigerated transportation solutions.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Amazon to Hire 150,000 Workers for Seasonal Jobs

Amazon

Amazon .com is ramping up its operations for the holiday shopping season, announcing Oct. 18 that it’s adding 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S.

Alexandria Burris | The Indy Star
October 18, 2021

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