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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Up Front
After navigating COVID-19's disruption, trucking now has entered a historically strong business environment.
Find out where the Top 100 are located by North American region.
Small carriers often were hardest hit by COVID, but large fleets faced challenges, too.

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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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100, TCA

Walmart Hiring 20,000, Including Freight Handlers, Technicians

 Customers wait in line outside a Walmart Supercenter store April 7 in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)

Walmart is looking to hire 20,000 new workers ahead of the holiday season, including freight handlers, lift drivers, technicians and more.

Leada Gore | al.com
September 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Top 100

Largest Electric Truck Deployment Ever Gets Going in Southern California

Liane Randolph

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The largest commercial deployment of battery-electric trucks in North America is ramping up in Southern California for an eight-year run, state officials announced Aug. 31 during the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo here.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 1, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Private Fleets Face Stiff Competition From For-Hire Carriers in Battle for Drivers

Truck driver image

Private fleets once had a clear advantage in the endless competition to hire trained truck drivers and provide them with the equipment needed to move America’s goods. But the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have upended that advantage.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 27, 2021
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2021 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

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August 27, 2021
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August 27, 2021
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

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