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

GXO Survey Shows Pandemic Trends Have Accelerated Online Returns

Mark Manduca of GXO

GXO Logistics Chief Investment Officer Mark Manduca detailed Aug. 24 what is driving a rise in online returns and what that may mean for transportation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS Starts Drone Delivery of COVID Vaccines

Drones

UPS Inc. started delivering coronavirus vaccines with the use of drones as part of a new initiative announced Aug. 24.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2021
Business, Top 100

Yellow President Darrel Harris Sees Bright Future in Trucking

Harris

Yellow President Darrel Harris can still remember his first day in the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Cowan Systems Implements Driver Incentive Program

Cowan trucks

Cowan Systems has implemented an incentive program that guarantees every newly hired driver a $15,000 bonus, the company announced Aug. 19.

August 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart’s Slowing E-Commerce, Margin Weigh in Q2

Walmart

Walmart Inc.’s pandemic-driven gains in e-commerce slowed last quarter and profit margin fell, raising questions about the retailer’s ability to maintain momentum even after it topped Wall Street’s sales expectations.

Matt Townsend | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Xos to Supply FedEx Ground With 120 Medium-Duty EVs

Xos truck

Xos Inc., a manufacturer of Classes 5-8 electric commercial vehicles, announced an agreement to deliver 120 zero-emission, medium-duty electric trucks to 35 different FedEx Ground operators in five states.

August 9, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Steady in July

Kenworth T680

Class 8 orders poked along in July at about 25,000, ACT Research reported as order boards appear full for the remainder of this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 5, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Yellow Narrows Year-Over-Year Loss to $9.4 Million in Q2

Yellow Corp. truck

Yellow Corp. reported an increase in net revenue and a narrower net loss for the second quarter.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 5, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Daseke Reports Higher Profit, Revenue for Q2

Bulldog Hiway Express trucks in Charleston, S,C.

Daseke Inc. saw earnings and revenue increase during the second quarter, the company reported Aug. 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

ArcBest Posts Record Revenue, Profits

ABF Freight truck

ArcBest Corp. capitalized on tight capacity in the freight market to post large second-quarter gains in profit and revenue.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 2, 2021

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