2020 Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

2020 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Fleets have been overcoming unprecedented challenges to keep essential freight moving during the pandemic.
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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 Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Daseke Inc. 1,416,400
2 Landstar System 1,295,817
3 Anderson Trucking Service 767,777
4 PS Logistics 747,339
est
5 Bennett Motor Express/Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging/Bennett Heavy & Specialized 458,791
6 TMC Transportation 450,000
est
7 Mercer Transportation Co. 405,276
8 Maverick USA 389,182
9 Transport Investments 364,251
est
10 Melton Truck Lines 278,203
11 United Vision Logistics 261,000
est
12 PGT Holdings 258,893
13 CRST Malone 227,000
14 Prime Inc. 226,094
15 Acme Truck Line 205,000
16 System Transport 179,000
17 Combined Transport 137,017
est
18 Beemac Trucking 125,855
est
19 Roehl Transport 114,961
20 Evans Delivery Co. 101,000
21 Long Haul Trucking 90,000
22 Fraley & Schilling 89,000
23 PI & I Motor Express 81,000
24 Carrier One Inc. 75,000
est
25 Super Transporte Internacional 56,400
est
26 Express Anahuac 54,400
est
27 JLE Industries 52,848
28 Decker Truck Line 49,290
est
29 TransAmerica Express Logistics 40,000
est
30 National Carriers Inc. 32,200
31 Bison Transport 31,281
32 Hunt Transportation 30,000
est
33 Canada Cartage 26,790
34 C.R. England 26,300
35 Halvor Lines 23,700
36 NFI 19,000
37 WLX 18,900
est
38 Day & Ross 17,639
39 Koch Cos. Inc. 17,247
40 Bowers Trucking 15,000
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Top 100 News
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

January Sales Indicate Used Truck Market Is Poised to Grow

used truck lot

The average used Class 8 vehicle in January had higher mileage and sold for a little less than a year earlier, ACT Research reported, calling it an inkling of all the freight there was to haul in the second half of 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Top 100

Extreme Winter Weather Causes Vaccine Shipping Delays

Joggers run down an street empty in Nolensville, Tenn., Feb. 18. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Extreme winter weather has dealt the first major setback to the Biden administration’s planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines, delaying shipment of three days’ worth of shots, or about 6 million doses.

February 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Technology Brings Visibility to Supply Chains, Experts Say

Walmart truck on highway

The increased visibility that technology brings to supply chains is helping to improve efficiency in very specific ways, according to experts at a recent virtual event.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Revenue Increased While Income Declined for Q4

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. reported record fourth-quarter revenue but a decline in net income.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Reports Q4 Improved Earnings

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. on Feb. 11 reported fourth-quarter net income of $25.6 million, or 48 cents per share, compared with a loss of $53.5 million, or loss of $1.02, in the same period a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Reports Highest Quarterly Revenue Ever at $4.67 Billion

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. posted better-than-expected earnings and its highest-ever quarterly revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI Posts Increases in Profit, Revenue in Q4

TFI headquarters

TFI International Inc. reported an increase in both profits and revenue in the fourth quarter as it works toward completion of its acquisition of UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload and dedicated truckload divisions of UPS Inc., later this year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 9, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports Earnings Nearly Doubled to $40.2 Million for Q4

Saia truck

Saia Inc. saw income surge and revenue gains during the fourth quarter, the company reported Feb. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Increase in Online Shopping Spurs Innovation for Shipping Packaging

forklift in warehouse

Effective shipment packaging relies as much on science and engineering as it does diligence and common sense. Matching the right box for the product and properly securing palletized shipments is crucial in the physically challenging environment of a less-than-truckload or parcel network.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
February 8, 2021

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