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
- - - -
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
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FedEx to Invest $100 Million in Logistics Company in India

FedEx truck

FedEx Express Corp. on July 16 said it has entered into equity and commercial agreements with Delhivery, a logistics and supply chain services company in India, which will utilize their combined strengths to unlock India’s international trade potential.

Mint | New Delhi
July 16, 2021
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System Transport Selected to Transport US Capitol Christmas Tree

System Transport truck

System Transport, the flatbed division of Trans-System Inc., was selected to transport the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree for 2021, the company announced.

July 14, 2021
Business, Top 100

PepsiCo’s Sales Jump Most in a Decade as Restaurants Reopen

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PepsiCo Inc. reported the fastest sales growth in at least a decade and raised its forecast, benefiting from thirsty consumers returning to restaurants, bars and stadiums and others diving into bags of chips.

Brett Pulley | Bloomberg News
July 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Survey Finds Pandemic End Will Not Deter Online Shopping

UPS

Ware2Go, the on-demand fulfillment and warehousing provider founded by UPS Inc., said 89% of consumers plan to do as much or more of their shopping online even as restrictions that began at the height of the coronavirus pandemic begin to ease and stores reopen.

July 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Werner Introduces New App for Drivers

Werner

Werner Enterprises launched a new app to help make work easier for its professional drivers, the company announced July 9.

July 9, 2021
Business, Breaking News, Top 100

Knight-Swift Transportation Acquires AAA Cooper

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings has announced a deal to acquire less-than-truckload specialist AAA Cooper Transportation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Does Your Business Belong on Our List of Top 100 Private Carriers?

2021 Top 100 Private Carrier logo.

Think your company deserves a spot on our prestigious 2021 Private Carriers rankings? Or perhaps on one of our sector lists?

July 6, 2021
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Groendyke Announces Phase 2 of Driver Pay Increase Plan

Groendyke Transport tanker

Groendyke Transport has increased pay rates for more of its drivers as part of the second phase of a larger driver pay initiative, the company announced July 1.

July 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 100

Navistar Merges With Traton Group in $3.7 Billion Deal

Traton-Navistar

Navistar International Corp. announced it merged with Munich-based Traton Group in a transaction valued at $3.7 billion, finalizing a strategic alliance launched in 2017.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

LTL Trucking Enters Summer With Strong Tailwinds

Old Dominion Freight Line truck on a city street

The less-than-truckload sector is moving through summer with strong tailwinds at its back, experts say.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 1, 2021

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