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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After navigating COVID-19's disruption, trucking now has entered a historically strong business environment.
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Small carriers often were hardest hit by COVID, but large fleets faced challenges, too.

Top Air/Expedited Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort descending
1 Sameday Worldwide 5,146
2 Magnate Worldwide 73,000
est
3 Landstar System 132,180
4 ArcBest 245,000
5 XPO Logistics 477,300
est
6 Forward Air 878,500
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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Two Key Executives to Depart Walmart

The Walmart logo is displayed on shopping carts outside a store in Burbank, Calif.

Walmart Inc. is losing two key executives in its U.S. operation as the retail giant ramps up its online offerings and attempts to reverse last year’s disappointing stock market performance.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

J.B. Hunt, Waymo Form Long-Term Alliance on Autonomous Trucking

Waymo J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport and Waymo have entered into a long-term, strategic alliance to commercialize autonomous driving technology in the trucking industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 14, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Albertsons Struggles With Rising Labor, Logistics Costs

Albertsons store

Albertsons Cos. is wrestling with higher labor and logistics costs as it seeks to cash in on surging sales.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Top 100

Quality Carriers to Deploy ELDs From Isaac Instruments

Quality Carriers drivers

Liquid bulk hauler Quality Carriers has partnered with technology supplier Isaac Instruments to improve the in-cab experience for its drivers, the companies said in a joint announcement.

January 10, 2022
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders in December Weak at 22,800

Mack plant

Class 8 orders in December were the second-weakest of the year at 22,800.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 6, 2022
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart to Hire 3,000 Drivers to Expand In-Home Delivery

 A Walmart InHome driver delivers ambient items in a customer's home.

Walmart Inc. is betting big on its service to deliver groceries directly into customers’ refrigerators with an expansion of its InHome delivery option, and will hire 3,000 drivers to support it.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2022
Business, Top 100

Maverick Increases Per Mile Pay for Glass Drivers

Maverick

Maverick Transportation is raising per mile pay by 2 cents for company drivers in its glass transportation division, the carrier announced.

January 5, 2022
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Schneider Acquires Midwest Logistics Systems

Schneider truck

Schneider National is growing its dedicated operations with the acquisition of truckload carrier Midwest Logistics Systems.

January 4, 2022
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Bison Transport Acquires Hartt Transportation Systems

Bison Transport truck

Bison Transport has acquired Hartt Transportation Systems Inc., a truckload carrier based in Bangor, Maine.

January 4, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

More Trucking Acquisitions Ahead for 2022

Acquisitions

The trucking industry experienced a surge in acquisitions during the past year, with more expected to occur in 2022.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2021

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