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

Coronavirus Likely Altered Supply Chains Permanently, XPO’s Chowdhury Says

XPO truck

Supply chains have changed dramatically to adapt to the coronavirus, but many of those changes may outlast the pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

KLLM, Pride Transport Increase Pay for Truck Drivers

Pride Transport driver

KLLM Transport Services and Pride Transport joined the surge of trucking companies set to raise driver pay.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Acquires Mass Movement to Expand Final-Mile Offerings

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. acquired the assets of Mass Movement, the company announced Nov. 30.

November 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Big Fleets to Work Together on Enhancing Driver Visibility in Cab

Truck driver checks windshield wiper

Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo Inc., Republic Services and nongovernmental organization Together for Safer Roads announced a design challenge to improve fleet safety and save lives, calling the project the Truck of the Future.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2020
Business, Top 100

Trucking Companies Increasing Pay Could Indicate Greater Trend

Stevens Transport driver wearing mask

Carriers are boosting compensation to address an ongoing driver shortage that some fear may worsen as a recent surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to put new strains on the supply chain.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Top 100

Diesel Jumps 5.8¢ a Gallon in Largest Increase of 2020

Trucks getting diesel at a station

The national average price of diesel spiked by 5.8 cents per gallon, more than twice the previous high for the year, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Nov. 16.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 16, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

KAG Completes Acquisition of Fort Transfer Co.

Kenan Advantage Group

The Kenan Advantage Group Inc. announced it completed the acquisition of Fort Transfer Co. in Morton, Ill.

November 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Highlight Industry Issues Persisting After Volatile Year

J.B. Hunt HQ

Trucking companies detailed the market challenges that persist in the waning weeks of 2020 during a three-day conference on economic trends.

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

Landstar VP, CFO Kevin Stout Transitions to Advisory Role

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. announced Chief Financial Officer Kevin Stout stepped down Nov. 2, but will remain at the company as special adviser to President Jim Gattoni.

November 9, 2020
Business, Top 100

Landstar VP, CFO Kevin Stout Transitions to Advisory Role

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. announced that Kevin Stout ended his role as vice president and chief financial officer Nov. 2 and will become special adviser to company President Jim Gattoni.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2020

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