2021 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Up Front
After navigating COVID-19's disruption, trucking now has entered a historically strong business environment.
Find out where the Top 100 are located by North American region.
Small carriers often were hardest hit by COVID, but large fleets faced challenges, too.
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employeessort descending Tractors* Trailers
47 57 OnTrac Inc. 832,000
est
- - - -
64 92 Heniff Transportation Systems 562,000
est
- - 2,157 7,147
80 74 Dart Transit Co. 377,600
est
- - - -
96 99 Groendyke Transport 273,125
est
- - - -
97 - United Vision Logistics 261,000
est
- - - -
50 71 LaserShip Inc. 725,000
est
- - - -
98 - Central Freight Lines 256,000
est
- - - -
19 19 R+L Carriers 1,973,000
est
- - - -
38 38 Quality Distribution 1,090,684
est
- - - -
41 41 KLLM Transport Services 917,000 - - 3,400 6,300
89 91 TransAm Trucking 297,000
est
- - - -
74 72 TMC Transportation 450,000
est
- - - -
11 10 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,773,800 233,382 - 73,300 43,300
43 44 Central Transport International 871,000
est
- - 3,580 8,675
75 20 Roadrunner Freight 430,000
est
- - 893 1,201
91 - Postal Fleet Services 292,568 - - - -
28 30 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000
est
- - - -
44 75 10 Roads Express 851,957
est
- - 3,500 5,000
94 - Daylight Transport 275,000 - - - -
84 83 John Christner Trucking 338,873 - 207 839 1,244
70 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 495,272 - 266 2,234 2,234
83 - R&R Express 343,110 - 291 504 642
81 89 ContainerPort Group 350,000 - 408 - -
27 34 Evans Delivery 1,426,000 - 536 7,500 -
49 42 Atlas World Group 806,000 8,000 637 994 3,803
99 98 PGT Trucking 253,727 - 695 1,138 1,825
30 28 UniGroup 1,320,000 - 850 4,500 2,575
93 94 Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport 283,137
est
6,622 955 1,224 945
54 55 Bennett International Group 693,196 - 1,031 3,285 2,186
95 93 Trans-System Inc. 274,000 - 1,036 1,004 1,833
86 79 Koch Cos. 328,936 3,028 1,045 973 5,652
90 90 Dupré Logistics 294,058 6,464 1,125 770 1,700
100 - Smith Transport 246,000 - 1,136 816 2,250
82 84 Challenger Motor Freight 345,000 - 1,220 1,582 3,375
66 62 Hirschbach Motor Lines 532,531 - 1,282 1,786 3,415
85 81 Red Classic 332,458 - 1,296 655 3,362
9 9 Landstar System 4,132,981 192,106 1,320 10,991 17,061
76 85 Foodliner/Quest Liner 416,796 - 1,564 1,569 3,030
92 87 Melton Truck Lines 292,125 - 1,614 1,390 2,428
87 96 A&R Logistics 324,922 -25,231 1,686 1,180 2,521
52 51 United Road Services 713,000
est
- 1,837 2,470 2,591
78 78 Mesilla Valley Transportation 399,317 - 1,970 2,015 5,800
65 67 USA Truck 551,138 4,746 2,032 2,065 6,263
79 76 Maverick USA 389,182
est
- 2,125 1,582 2,582
88 86 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 314,000
est
- 2,200 1,700 350
61 59 Suddath 600,000
est
- 2,200 - -
72 80 IMC Cos. 450,577 - 2,244 - -
32 33 Anderson Trucking Service 1,274,709 - 2,369 2,706 7,209
63 65 Cowan Systems 575,872 - 2,406 2,322 7,022
39 39 Lynden 960,000 - 2,595 877 2,428
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 486,825 17,827 2,653 2,013 6,944
73 73 Roehl Transport 450,302
est
- 2,702 2,040 5,481
58 49 Stevens Transport 688,000 92,460 2,750 1,950 3,290
77 88 Consolidated Fastfrate 400,000 - 2,800 1,152 1,622
40 48 PS Logistics 957,000 - 3,036 3,500 5,900
61 58 Trimac Transportation 600,000 - 3,100 2,500 2,900
69 70 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 504,000 - 3,341 1,347 2,456
51 52 Western Express 721,500 - 3,416 3,000 7,900
60 54 Mullen Group 601,288 - 3,539 2,042 5,079
57 56 Bison Transport 642,930 - 3,676 2,137 5,823
68 69 Jack Cooper Holdings 507,000
est
- 3,753 1,424 1,434
33 29 Forward Air 1,269,573 52,767 3,774 799 6,009
56 60 Heartland Express 645,262 70,806 3,780 2,630 8,000
42 46 Marten Transport 874,374 69,500 4,140 3,331 5,395
45 47 Cardinal Logistics 849,000 - 4,250 3,012 8,007
26 23 Daseke Inc. 1,454,100 6,200 4,304 5,052 11,579
59 64 Canada Cartage 628,127 - 4,332 2,880 2,700
53 50 AAA Cooper Transportation 702,000 - 4,500 2,679 7,474
18 17 Prime Inc. 2,208,764 326,543 4,839 7,199 14,162
55 53 Dayton Freight Lines 669,000 83,000 4,949 1,761 4,695
13 12 Hub Group 3,495,644 73,559 5,000 3,600 4,800
35 40 Ruan 1,222,782 - 5,500 3,413 9,468
46 43 Covenant Logistics Group 838,561 -42,718 5,550 2,579 5,114
48 45 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 828,407 - 5,697 2,028 5,871
37 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,171,000
est
- 6,500 - -
24 25 CRST The Transportation Solution 1,502,737 - 6,631 4,704 13,994
25 26 C.R. England 1,466,947 - 7,150 4,000 6,600
29 27 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,391,083 48,132 7,420 4,798 3,843
21 24 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,742,101 17,632 7,998 6,500 13,000
31 37 Day & Ross 1,319,498 - 8,000 4,200 8,600
34 31 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,256,333 - 8,252 2,847 7,886
36 32 Averitt Express 1,207,587 - 8,550 4,488 14,495
23 22 Kenan Advantage Group 1,572,138 - 8,600 6,854 12,283
20 21 Saia Inc. 1,822,366 138,340 10,600 5,700 17,400
22 36 Purolator 1,646,117 - 10,882 462 1,649
67 66 Two Men and a Truck Movers 524,929
est
- 11,396 - -
17 16 Werner Enterprises 2,372,178 169,078 12,292 7,861 24,400
15 14 ArcBest 2,940,163 71,100 13,000 4,136 22,776
16 18 NFI 2,630,000 - 14,500 4,500 12,500
7 5 Schneider 4,552,800 211,700 15,225 9,000 36,900
5 11 TFI International 6,347,134 275,675 16,753 24,604 49,713
12 13 Estes Express Lines 3,559,000 - 19,000 8,043 32,656
10 8 Old Dominion Freight Line 4,015,129 672,682 19,779 9,288 36,650
14 15 Penske Logistics 3,200,000 - 19,954 6,674 21,961
6 7 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 4,673,863 410,002 22,900 19,025 57,722
8 5 Yellow Corp. 4,513,700 -53,500 30,000 13,500 41,900
4 4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 9,640,000 506,035 30,364 17,777 35,857
3 3 XPO Logistics 16,252,000 79,000 102,000 15,500 40,000
2 2 FedEx Corp. 78,752,000 3,029,000 500,000 36,598 132,540
1 1 UPS Inc. 84,628,000 1,343,000 543,000 15,719 87,954
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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports $274.6 Million in Revenue for Q3 2021

Covenant

Covenant Logistics Group Inc. saw revenue increase to $274.6 million during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Oct. 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Strong Segment Growth Drives Knight-Swift Q3 Results

Knight and Swift trucks

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings reported third-quarter revenue and earnings improvements that were driven by strong segment growth.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Hub Group Acquires Choptank Transport

Hub Group logo

Intermodal and logistics company Hub Group announced it acquired Choptank Transport Inc., which was founded in 2000 and is a provider of non-asset refrigerated transportation solutions.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Amazon to Hire 150,000 Workers for Seasonal Jobs

Amazon

Amazon .com is ramping up its operations for the holiday shopping season, announcing Oct. 18 that it’s adding 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S.

Alexandria Burris | The Indy Star
October 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Opens New LTL Hub in Chicago Area

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. opened a new less-than-truckload service center in the Chicago area, the company announced Oct. 18.

October 18, 2021
Business, Top 100

AAA Cooper Expands in St. Louis

AAA Cooper

AAA Cooper Transportation, a subsidiary of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, announced it would expand its less-than-truckload capacity with the opening of a St. Louis service center this fall.

October 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Nikola, PGT Trucking Collaborate on FCEVs

Nikola-PGT

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
Business, Top 100

CFI Celebrates 70 Years in Business

CFI

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

Gene Seroka

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
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

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

President Joe Biden speaks about addressing the supply chain problem

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
October 13, 2021

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