2020 Top 100 For-Hire 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.
See the locations of the headquarters for each of the Top 100 for-hire carriers in North America.
COVID-19 has transformed 2020 into a tumultuous year for trucking, but the Top 100 list remains stable, at least for now.
Rank This Year Rank Last Yearsort ascending Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
100 99 Superior Bulk Logistics 269,000
est
- - - -
98 98 PGT Holdings 273,828 - 680 1,090 1,800
95 97 Martin Transportation Systems 276,978 - 2,357 1,264 2,417
96 95 A&R Logistics 276,000 - 1,100 - -
84 95 Challenger Group 335,000 - 1,200 1,570 3,550
94 93 Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport 283,137 6,622 955 1,224 945
92 90 Heniff Transportation Systems 293,000
est
- - - -
83 89 John Christner Trucking 338,873 - 207 839 1,244
93 86 Trans-System Inc. 290,000 - 1,051 1,026 1,849
86 86 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 314,000 - 2,200 1,700 350
89 86 ContainerPort Group 300,000
est
- 400 - -
87 85 Melton Truck Lines 305,717 - 1,868 1,457 2,407
91 84 TransAm Trucking Inc. 297,000
est
- - - -
79 83 Koch Cos. 351,081 - 1,224 1,164 5,540
85 82 Foodliner/Quest Liner 334,103 - 1,315 1,317 2,340
81 81 Red Classic 342,100 - 1,275 577 2,918
80 80 IMC Cos. 347,395 - 2,012 - -
78 79 Mesilla Valley Transportation 383,950
est
- 1,662 - -
77 78 Transport Investments 384,719
est
- 200 - -
76 77 Maverick USA 389,182 - 2,125 1,582 2,582
73 76 Roehl Transport 438,659 - 2,702 2,040 5,481
70 75 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 491,100 - 3,281 1,209 2,285
71 74 LaserShip Inc. 452,000
est
- - - -
62 73 Hirschbach Motor Lines 550,530 - 1,141 1,887 3,503
72 72 TMC Transportation 450,000
est
- - - -
75 71 Eagle Express Lines 390,445 - - - -
66 70 Two Men and a Truck Movers 524,929 - 11,396 - -
61 69 Black Horse Carriers 561,000 - 4,040 1,958 4,500
74 68 Dart Transit Company 424,000
est
- 2,362 - -
64 67 Canada Cartage 535,800 5,800 3,269 2,736 3,019
58 66 Trimac Transportation 610,000 - 3,000 2,120 3,400
68 65 P.A.M. Transport 514,177 7,900 2,666 2,130 7,081
67 64 USA Truck 522,631 -4,698 2,098 1,990 6,092
65 63 Cowan Systems 533,012 - 2,397 2,279 6,782
56 62 Bison Transport 633,817 - 3,688 2,185 5,711
57 61 OnTrac Inc. 618,000
est
- - - -
69 60 Jack Cooper Holdings 507,000
est
- 3,753 - -
59 59 Suddath 600,000
est
- 2,200 - -
63 58 Mercer Transportation Co. 543,651 - 301 2,383 2,600
60 57 Heartland Express 596,815 72,967 4,050 2,630 8,000
55 56 Bennett International Group 650,846 - 1,029 1,810 2,186
51 54 United Road Services 713,000 - 1,837 2,368 1,200
53 54 Dayton Freight Lines 679,000 - 4,949 1,955 4,600
54 53 Mullen Group 664,550 - 3,768 1,978 5,139
52 52 Western Express 683,535 - 3,250 3,050 8,080
49 51 Stevens Transport 737,294 85,210 2,750 1,950 3,290
50 50 AAA Cooper Transportation 718,000 - 5,000 2,552 6,958
48 49 PS Logistics 747,339
est
- 3,664 - -
46 48 Marten Transport 843,271 61,071 4,087 3,212 5,464
47 47 Cardinal Logistics 805,000
est
- 4,220 3,055 8,700
37 46 Day & Ross 1,130,700 - 5,000 4,000 8,000
38 45 Quality Distribution 1,090,684 - - - -
44 44 Central Transport International 856,000
est
- - - -
45 43 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 855,982 - 5,680 2,055 5,836
43 42 Covenant Logistics Group 894,528 8,477 5,550 3,021 6,739
42 41 Atlas World Group 906,400 96,000 754 1,228 3,864
41 40 KLLM Transport Services 936,000 - - 3,600 5,400
40 39 Ruan 1,002,045 - 5,900 3,704 9,661
39 37 Lynden Inc. 1,075,000 - 3,039 998 2,679
36 36 Purolator 1,166,279 - 11,000 465 1,329
35 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,200,000 - 6,500 - -
34 34 Evans Delivery 1,240,000 - 430 6,200 550
33 33 Anderson Trucking Service 1,274,459 - 2,294 2,780 7,209
32 32 Averitt Express 1,319,000 - 9,007 5,319 14,905
29 31 Forward Air 1,410,395 87,099 5,652 1,353 7,178
31 30 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,384,438 - 8,839 3,385 10,666
30 29 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000
est
- - - -
27 28 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,511,998 37,586 6,541 5,343 4,428
22 27 Kenan Advantage Group 1,758,645 - 9,400 6,977 11,225
26 26 C.R. England 1,545,199 - 8,153 4,309 6,604
21 25 Saia Inc. 1,786,735 113,719 10,400 4,779 16,376
25 24 CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. 1,559,000 - 6,778 5,808 14,513
19 23 R+L Carriers 1,972,000
est
- - - -
28 22 UniGroup Inc. 1,500,000 - - - -
23 21 Daseke Inc. 1,737,000 -307,400 5,946 2,334 -
24 20 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,707,361 -3,043 8,572 6,900 15,500
18 19 NFI 2,140,000 - 12,600 4,550 12,500
17 18 Prime Inc. 2,288,397 307,504 4,900 7,416 14,116
20 17 Roadrunner Transportation Systems 1,847,862 -340,937 3,600 - -
15 16 Penske Logistics 2,600,000 - 19,475 4,634 17,626
16 15 Werner Enterprises 2,463,701 166,944 12,736 8,033 24,145
14 14 ArcBest 2,988,310 39,985 13,000 4,137 23,639
13 13 Estes Express Lines 3,260,000 - 19,000 7,485 38,617
12 12 Hub Group 3,668,117 107,171 5,000 3,900 4,920
10 11 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,968,754 226,209 - - -
11 10 TFI International 3,903,828 233,891 16,700 15,844 25,505
8 9 Old Dominion Freight Line 4,109,111 615,518 21,159 9,296 37,539
9 8 Landstar System 4,084,577 227,720 1,333 10,243 17,067
5 7 Schneider 5,000,000 147,000 15,650 9,000 35,100
6 6 Yellow Corp. 4,871,200 -104,000 30,000 14,100 43,700
7 5 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 4,843,950 310,178 23,800 19,520 58,315
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 9,165,258 516,000 29,106 17,972 35,093
3 3 XPO Logistics 16,648,000 379,000 100,000 15,500 40,000
2 2 FedEx Corp. 68,869,000 2,359,000 475,000 29,813 113,218
1 1 UPS Inc. 74,094,000 4,440,000 495,000 19,851 107,542
90 - Dupre Logistics 297,582 - 1,313 750 1,471
99 - Groendyke Transport 273,125 - - - -
82 - Salmon Cos. 341,073 - - 824 1,104
97 - FFE Transportation Services 275,000 - 1,511 1,000 1,450
88 - Consolidated Fastfrate 301,520 - 1,530 1,116 1,350
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FedEx Completes Acquisition of ShopRunner

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FedEx Corp. announced Dec. 28 that it has completed its acquisition of ShopRunner, marking an expansion of the company’s e-commerce footprint.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moderna Vaccine Distribution Begins Via FedEx, UPS

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Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a distribution center Dec. 20, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control.

December 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Adds Temperature-Controlled Services to Tech Platform

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced the availability of temperature-controlled transportation services within its Shipper 360 by J.B. Hunt technology platform.

December 18, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Coca-Cola to Lay Off 2,200 Workers as it Pares Brands

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The Coca-Cola Co. said Dec. 17 it’s laying off 2,200 workers, or 17% of its global workforce, as part of a larger restructuring aimed at paring down its business units and brands.

Dee-Ann Durbin | Associated Press
December 18, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Reports Record FY Q2 Net Sales of $20.5 Billion

FedEx truck

The global surge in e-commerce brought on by the coronavirus pandemic combined with online holiday shopping sent net quarterly sales for FedEx Corp. above $20 billion for the first time in its history, and led to an increase in net income as well, the company reported Dec. 17.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trucks Carry First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Hospitals Across the US

UPS truck leaves Pfizer

As the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine begin to ship, trucking experts on the ground level of the distribution effort said the logistical elements are in place for a successful rollout of an estimated 50 million doses of the vaccine between now and the end of January.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, FedEx Trucks Begin Vaccine Shipments

A UPS truck loaded with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States headed Dec. 13 from Michigan to distribution centers across the country, with the first shots expected to be given in the coming week to health care workers and at nursing homes.

December 13, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

YRC Loan Profitable for Treasury, Mnuchin Says

 Mnuchin arrives for a Congressional Oversight Committee hearing Dec. 10.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a congressional oversight committee that the federal government has made money on a $700 million loan it extended to YRC Worldwide under a coronavirus relief package for businesses that were deemed essential in fighting the pandemic.

Laura Davison | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Top 100

Transportation Management Technologies Reach Inflection Point

Geotab screen

A series of trends and technological advancements is driving change with transportation management systems at an unprecedented pace, according to carriers and TMS providers.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group Adapts 2021 Business Plan to COVID Expectations

Mullen Group truck

Mullen Group is pursuing a business plan for next year that covers several key goals and budgets based on the coronavirus remaining an issue, the company detailed Dec. 9.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020

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