2021 Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Flatbed/Heavy Specialized Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Landstar System 1,202,295
2 Daseke Inc. 1,199,300
3 Anderson Trucking Service 796,978
4 PS Logistics 677,000
5 Bennett Motor Express/Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging/Bennett Heavy & Specialized/American Eagle 489,373
6 TMC Transportation 450,000
est
7 Maverick USA 389,182
est
8 Mercer Transportation Co. 305,576
9 Melton Truck Lines 292,125
10 United Vision Logistics 261,000
est
11 PGT Trucking 231,204
12 Prime Inc. 200,998
13 System Transport 185,000
14 Western Express 180,375
15 CRST The Transportation Solution 158,673
16 Beemac Trucking 155,616
17 Acme Truck Line 145,000
18 R&R Express 144,780
19 Evans Delivery Co. 132,000
20 Cardinal Logistics 116,800
21 Roehl Transport 114,961
est
22 Montgomery Transport 100,469
23 Fraley & Schilling 89,000
est
24 PI & I Motor Express 81,000
est
25 Long Haul Trucking 80,407
26 JLE Industries 52,848
est
27 AFC Transport 35,000
28 Challenger Motor Freight 34,500
29 Koch Cos. 28,008
30 C.R. England 26,300
est
31 Canada Cartage 25,125
32 Day & Ross 24,543
33 Bison Transport 24,471
34 Halvor Lines 23,700
est
35 Bowers Trucking 20,000
36 NFI 19,000
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Nikola Corp. announced a collaboration with PGT Trucking Inc. that includes a letter of intent from the flatbed carrier to lease 100 Nikola Tre heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles following the satisfactory completion of a Nikola Tre FCEV demonstration program.

October 15, 2021
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CFI Celebrates 70 Years in Business

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CFI marked seven decades in business Oct. 1 and held a ceremony the week prior to commemorate the anniversary at its headquarters in Joplin, Mo.

October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Crunch Time at Southern California Ports as Black Friday Nears

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One day after announcing the Port of Los Angeles will begin operating 24/7, port officials said they were working feverishly to get ready for what promises to be a busy stretch.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
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Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Port of L.A. to Shift to 24/7 Operations

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Some of the nation’s largest carriers and the operators of the country’s busiest port are joining a White House effort to ease crippling bottlenecks that are vexing supply chains through expanded service offerings that include, in some cases, 24/7 operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
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UPS, FedEx, USPS Set Holiday Shipping Dates

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UPS, FedEx, Walmart Hunting for Holiday Staffing

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Walmart Stokes Hiring Rush With Plan to Add 150,000 Jobs

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Walmart Inc. is expanding its hiring push with plans to recruit 150,000 store employees, adding to U.S. employers’ search for new workers as the busy holiday season approaches.

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Ryder Partners With Embark to Open Autonomous Truck Transfer Points

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Ryder System and Embark Trucks are launching a nationwide network of transfer points that will be used to transition shipments from driverless longhaul trucks to driver-enabled last-mile trucks, the companies said Sept. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2021
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NACFE Finds Many Fleets Could Run Electric Trucks Now

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Fleets in four market segments could switch to battery-electric vehicles right now, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency concluded after its recent Run on Less — Electric event.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 23, 2021
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Spec’ing Means Choosing What’s Best for Your Application, Experts Say

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CLEVELAND — Spec’ing a new truck means you’ll need to consider options, metrics and features in light of your own needs, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2021

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