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

McLane Names Chris Smith to Lead Grocery Unit

McLane driver making delivery

McLane Co. Inc. announced Chris Smith joined the company as president of McLane Grocery, a $33 billion business unit that provides supply chain service to more than 70,000 retail locations.

December 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Cares Foundation Tackles Workforce Efforts and More

Chris Spear, John Lex, Darren Hawkins

The Trucking Cares Foundation is exploring ways it can help remedy the extended shortage of truck drivers, technicians and warehouse workers in transportation.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Top 100

Ashley Furniture Affiliate Set to Acquire Wilson Logistics Assets

Ashley Furniture Industries truck

Ashley Furniture Industries affiliate Ashley Pacific Northwest on Nov. 22 entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Wilson Logistics.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Werner, TFI Bolster Operations With Acquisitions

Werner

Werner Enterprises and TFI International completed separate acquisitions Nov. 29 to bolster their operations.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine

Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine

Walmart Inc. is expanding its efforts to offer aerial deliveries to homes, joining with startup DroneUp to begin dropping off items ranging from cans of tuna to children’s thermometers.

Alan Levine and Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

Teamwork Brings US Capitol Christmas Tree Cheer

Capitol Christmas Tree

WASHINGTON — A truckload of holiday cheer has appeared at the U.S. Capitol Building with the arrival of an 84-foot white fir, made possible by committed industry partnerships.

Anneliese Mahoney | Associate Editor
November 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Closes Hong Kong Crew Base Amid Stricter COVID Rules

FedEx Closes Hong Kong Crew Base Amid Stricter COVID Rules

FedEx Corp. is shutting its crew base in Hong Kong, the world’s busiest international cargo hub, and relocating its pilots as the city considers stricter measures on flight crews to curb the spread of COVID.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Brand Owner Heyday Raises $555 Million in Funding Round

Amazon Brand Owner Heyday Raises $555 Million in Funding Round

Heyday, a platform that buys and builds consumer brands that sell on Amazon .com Inc., raised $555 million in a funding round led by Raine Group and Indian tycoon Azim Premji’s investment firm.

Crystal Tse | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2021
Business, Top 100

Walmart Boosts Outlook as Sales Rise Despite Inflation

Walmart Boosts Outlook as Sales Rise Despite Inflation

Walmart Inc. surpassed Wall Street’s expectations and lifted its outlook again, signaling that the retail giant is weathering global supply chain snarls and rising inflation.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2021
Business, Top 100

Tyson Foods’ Earnings Beat Estimates on Soaring Meat Prices

Tyson Foods’ Earnings Beat Estimates on Soaring Meat Prices

Tyson Foods Inc., the top U.S. meat company by sales, reported better-than-expected earnings as surging prices for beef and chicken helped to offset a decline in volumes amid a tight labor market.

Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2021

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