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

FedEx Revenue Rises, but Higher Labor Costs Affect Bottom Line

A FedEx driver scans packages in San Francisco

FedEx Corp. reported an increase in revenue for its fiscal first quarter, but said rising costs affected bottom-line results for the period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Sets Rate Increase, Cites Challenging Operating Environment

FedEx truck

FedEx Corp. plans to raise its delivery rates in 2022 by the most in at least a decade as the courier shoulders rising costs in what it called a “challenging operating environment.”

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

FedEx to Spend $100 Million on Improving Delivery Vehicle Safety

FedEx truck

FedEx Corp. plans to spend more than $100 million to improve delivery van safety and reduce costs from accidents, potentially dragging on short-term earnings as the courier faces pressure from rising wages and other expenses.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Electrification Key to FedEx’s Energy Goals, Executive Says

FedEx

With industries considering adopting zero-emission sustainability operations in the coming years, a senior executive at FedEx Express recently outlined the company’s objectives related to electrifying vehicles.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Celebrates 60 Years in Business

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services marked its 60th anniversary last month during a virtual event that included a company founder.

September 10, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS to Acquire Same-Day Delivery Startup Roadie

A UPS driver delivers packages

UPS Inc. agreed to acquire Roadie, a same-day delivery startup, looking to speed service and expand into atypical parcels such as oversized packages and perishable goods.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Hendrickson Achieves Milestone With Front Steer Axle

Hendrickson J.B. Hunt

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced it produced its 500,000th Steertek fabricated front steer axle.

September 10, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS to Hire 100,000, Many in 30 Minutes or Less

UPS to Hire 100,000 Employees

The package delivery company said Sept. 9 that it plans to hire more than 100,000 people for the busy holiday shipping season, many of whom will get job offers within 30 minutes of applying.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
September 9, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Truckers Face Outages, Road Closures and Fuel Supply Challenges in Ida’s Wake

La. bridge damage by Ida

Trucking companies are contending with obstructed routes, power outages and fuel supply challenges in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2021
Business, Top 100, TCA

Walmart Hiring 20,000, Including Freight Handlers, Technicians

 Customers wait in line outside a Walmart Supercenter store April 7 in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)

Walmart is looking to hire 20,000 new workers ahead of the holiday season, including freight handlers, lift drivers, technicians and more.

Leada Gore | al.com
September 1, 2021

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