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 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
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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, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group Completes Acquisition of Two Companies

Mullen Group truck

Mullen Group has closed acquisitions on two transportation businesses, the Okotoks, Alberta, company announced June 24.

June 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Tops $20 Billion in Revenue for Third Straight Quarter

FedEx truck

FedEx Corp. reported a surge in bottom-line results for its fiscal fourth quarter as e-commerce continued to fuel demand for the company’s services.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 24, 2021
Business, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of U.S. Xpress in Driver Pay Dispute

U.S. Xpress truck

A U.S. appeals court has issued an opinion in favor of U.S. Xpress Enterprises in a class-action case in which California truck drivers argued they should have been paid for nondriving work time, even while under a piece-rate basis agreement with the carrier to transport a load.

June 24, 2021
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2021 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Are in North America

Top 100 For-Hire Map 2021

Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

June 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

About Us: 2021 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

This annual publication ranks companies based on annual revenue and includes a listing of operating units and description of services, names of top executives and type of ownership, plus data on the number of employees and equipment.

June 18, 2021
Business, Fuel, Top 100

US Trucking Boom Contributes to Rising Demand for Diesel

Trucks sit at the gate leading in to the Port of Seattle. (Port of Seattle)

For a look at how dramatically U.S. oil consumption is roaring back, consider this: Bennie Baucham, a trucker for four decades, hasn’t been this busy in years.

Jeffrey Bair | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2021
Business, Top 100

A Closer Look at the 2021 For-Hire Sector Rankings

Like others in the mail delivery space, FedEx is working to electrify its van fleet.

Although trucking companies are benefiting from a favorable business environment and strong economic growth this year, the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic took a significant toll on the industry in 2020.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 18, 2021
Business, Top 100

Fleets Turn Attention to Driver Lifestyle

Groendyke Transport driver Antonio Cruz steps into his truck cab. (Groendyke Transport)

At a time when attracting and retaining professional truck drivers has become more difficult than ever, fleets are thinking differently about this persistent industry challenge.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Unveiling the 2021 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

UPS, which ranks No. 1 on the for-hire list, recently sold its LTL division UPS Freight to TFI.

The trucking firms that appear on the 2021 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers list are split nearly evenly between companies that reported a revenue decline in 2020 and those that still managed to grow during the year of COVID-19.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Turns From Pandemic to Prosperity

CRST The Transportation Solution ranks No. 24 on the Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers list. (CRST The Transportation Solution)

After navigating the disruption and uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the trucking industry has entered a historically strong business environment that many analysts expect to endure for the rest of 2021 and beyond.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 18, 2021

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