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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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

USA Truck Sets Quarterly Revenue Record for Q2

USA Truck on road

USA Truck saw revenue increase to a new quarterly record during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021
Business, Top 100

Saia Reports Q2 Profit, Revenue Increases

Saia

Saia Inc. reported large second-quarter increases in profit and revenue, helped by improved operating efficiency and the economic rebound from the COVID-19 recession.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 29, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Reports Year-Over-Year Turnaround for Q2

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. saw growth across its business during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Reports Large Rise in Q2 Earnings

Schneider

Schneider National on July 29 reported net income increased 129% year-over-year during the second quarter.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

TuSimple, Ryder Partner on Terminals for Autonomous Trucks

Ryder and TuSimple trucks

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple and Ryder System Inc. announced a partnership intended to leverage select Ryder fleet maintenance facilities to serve as terminals on TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Old Dominion Freight Line Reports Record Revenue for Q2

ODFL

Old Dominion Freight Line saw net income increase year-over-year by 82.4% during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Freight Purchase Powers TFI to Q2 Gains

TForce Freight truck

TFI International reported large gains in second-quarter net income and revenue, helped by its acquisition of the UPS Freight operation.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 28, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Earns $2.7 Billion in Q2

UPS truck

Robust e-commerce business and the company’s role in delivering millions of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide helped contribute to strong second-quarter financial results for Atlanta-based UPS Inc.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 27, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Teams With Bed, Bath & Beyond on Distribution Centers

Ryder truck

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. will partner with logistics specialist Ryder System Inc. to develop two distribution centers in Pennsylvania and California.

Jordyn Holman | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air to Offer LTL Service in Vancouver

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. will expand its expedited less-than-truckload service in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company announced July 20.

July 23, 2021

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