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)sort descending Employees Tractors* Trailers
22 36 Purolator 1,646,117 - 10,882 462 1,649
38 38 Quality Distribution 1,090,684
est
- - - -
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
23 22 Kenan Advantage Group 1,572,138 - 8,600 6,854 12,283
39 39 Lynden 960,000 - 2,595 877 2,428
24 25 CRST The Transportation Solution 1,502,737 - 6,631 4,704 13,994
40 48 PS Logistics 957,000 - 3,036 3,500 5,900
72 80 IMC Cos. 450,577 - 2,244 - -
88 86 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 314,000
est
- 2,200 1,700 350
25 26 C.R. England 1,466,947 - 7,150 4,000 6,600
41 41 KLLM Transport Services 917,000 - - 3,400 6,300
57 56 Bison Transport 642,930 - 3,676 2,137 5,823
73 73 Roehl Transport 450,302
est
- 2,702 2,040 5,481
89 91 TransAm Trucking 297,000
est
- - - -
74 72 TMC Transportation 450,000
est
- - - -
27 34 Evans Delivery 1,426,000 - 536 7,500 -
43 44 Central Transport International 871,000
est
- - 3,580 8,675
59 64 Canada Cartage 628,127 - 4,332 2,880 2,700
75 20 Roadrunner Freight 430,000
est
- - 893 1,201
91 - Postal Fleet Services 292,568 - - - -
12 13 Estes Express Lines 3,559,000 - 19,000 8,043 32,656
28 30 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000
est
- - - -
44 75 10 Roads Express 851,957
est
- - 3,500 5,000
60 54 Mullen Group 601,288 - 3,539 2,042 5,079
76 85 Foodliner/Quest Liner 416,796 - 1,564 1,569 3,030
92 87 Melton Truck Lines 292,125 - 1,614 1,390 2,428
45 47 Cardinal Logistics 849,000 - 4,250 3,012 8,007
61 58 Trimac Transportation 600,000 - 3,100 2,500 2,900
77 88 Consolidated Fastfrate 400,000 - 2,800 1,152 1,622
14 15 Penske Logistics 3,200,000 - 19,954 6,674 21,961
30 28 UniGroup 1,320,000 - 850 4,500 2,575
61 59 Suddath 600,000
est
- 2,200 - -
78 78 Mesilla Valley Transportation 399,317 - 1,970 2,015 5,800
94 - Daylight Transport 275,000 - - - -
31 37 Day & Ross 1,319,498 - 8,000 4,200 8,600
47 57 OnTrac Inc. 832,000
est
- - - -
63 65 Cowan Systems 575,872 - 2,406 2,322 7,022
79 76 Maverick USA 389,182
est
- 2,125 1,582 2,582
95 93 Trans-System Inc. 274,000 - 1,036 1,004 1,833
16 18 NFI 2,630,000 - 14,500 4,500 12,500
32 33 Anderson Trucking Service 1,274,709 - 2,369 2,706 7,209
48 45 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 828,407 - 5,697 2,028 5,871
64 92 Heniff Transportation Systems 562,000
est
- - 2,157 7,147
80 74 Dart Transit Co. 377,600
est
- - - -
96 99 Groendyke Transport 273,125
est
- - - -
81 89 ContainerPort Group 350,000 - 408 - -
97 - United Vision Logistics 261,000
est
- - - -
34 31 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,256,333 - 8,252 2,847 7,886
50 71 LaserShip Inc. 725,000
est
- - - -
66 62 Hirschbach Motor Lines 532,531 - 1,282 1,786 3,415
82 84 Challenger Motor Freight 345,000 - 1,220 1,582 3,375
98 - Central Freight Lines 256,000
est
- - - -
19 19 R+L Carriers 1,973,000
est
- - - -
35 40 Ruan 1,222,782 - 5,500 3,413 9,468
51 52 Western Express 721,500 - 3,416 3,000 7,900
67 66 Two Men and a Truck Movers 524,929
est
- 11,396 - -
83 - R&R Express 343,110 - 291 504 642
99 98 PGT Trucking 253,727 - 695 1,138 1,825
36 32 Averitt Express 1,207,587 - 8,550 4,488 14,495
52 51 United Road Services 713,000
est
- 1,837 2,470 2,591
68 69 Jack Cooper Holdings 507,000
est
- 3,753 1,424 1,434
84 83 John Christner Trucking 338,873 - 207 839 1,244
100 - Smith Transport 246,000 - 1,136 816 2,250
37 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,171,000
est
- 6,500 - -
53 50 AAA Cooper Transportation 702,000 - 4,500 2,679 7,474
69 70 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 504,000 - 3,341 1,347 2,456
85 81 Red Classic 332,458 - 1,296 655 3,362
8 5 Yellow Corp. 4,513,700 -53,500 30,000 13,500 41,900
46 43 Covenant Logistics Group 838,561 -42,718 5,550 2,579 5,114
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
65 67 USA Truck 551,138 4,746 2,032 2,065 6,263
26 23 Daseke Inc. 1,454,100 6,200 4,304 5,052 11,579
90 90 Dupré Logistics 294,058 6,464 1,125 770 1,700
93 94 Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport 283,137
est
6,622 955 1,224 945
49 42 Atlas World Group 806,000 8,000 637 994 3,803
21 24 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,742,101 17,632 7,998 6,500 13,000
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 486,825 17,827 2,653 2,013 6,944
29 27 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,391,083 48,132 7,420 4,798 3,843
33 29 Forward Air 1,269,573 52,767 3,774 799 6,009
42 46 Marten Transport 874,374 69,500 4,140 3,331 5,395
56 60 Heartland Express 645,262 70,806 3,780 2,630 8,000
15 14 ArcBest 2,940,163 71,100 13,000 4,136 22,776
13 12 Hub Group 3,495,644 73,559 5,000 3,600 4,800
3 3 XPO Logistics 16,252,000 79,000 102,000 15,500 40,000
55 53 Dayton Freight Lines 669,000 83,000 4,949 1,761 4,695
58 49 Stevens Transport 688,000 92,460 2,750 1,950 3,290
20 21 Saia Inc. 1,822,366 138,340 10,600 5,700 17,400
17 16 Werner Enterprises 2,372,178 169,078 12,292 7,861 24,400
9 9 Landstar System 4,132,981 192,106 1,320 10,991 17,061
7 5 Schneider 4,552,800 211,700 15,225 9,000 36,900
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
18 17 Prime Inc. 2,208,764 326,543 4,839 7,199 14,162
6 7 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings 4,673,863 410,002 22,900 19,025 57,722
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
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, Top 100

Driver Shortage Has Trucking Companies Looking Abroad

A haulage truck drives along a highway in Budapest, Hungary.

A shortage of truckers across the U.S. has become so severe that companies are trying to bring in drivers from abroad like seemingly never before.

Ari Hawkins | Bloomberg News
August 2, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Spinoff GXO Officially Goes Public

GXO

XPO Logistics Inc.'s completion of its spinoff of GXO Logistics Inc. as a publicly traded pure-play contract logistics provider culminated with GXO officials ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell Aug. 2.

Connor D. Wolf and Dan Ronan | Staff Reporters
August 2, 2021
Business, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Q2 Set Highest Quarterly Revenue Mark

Forward Air

Forward Air Corp. reported July 29 its second quarter set records for revenue and operating income.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Hub Group Posts Q2 Profit, Revenue Gains

Hub Group electric truck

Hub Group Inc. reported strong growth in second-quarter profits and revenue as it benefited from the robust rebound in the U.S. freight market.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 30, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Reports Q2 Record for Net Income

Werner

Werner Enterprises posted record results for net income, operating income and diluted earnings per share during the second quarter, the company announced.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021
Business, Top 100

USA Truck Sets Quarterly Revenue Record for Q2

USA Truck on road

USA Truck saw revenue increase to a new quarterly record during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021
Business, Top 100

Saia Reports Q2 Profit, Revenue Increases

Saia

Saia Inc. reported large second-quarter increases in profit and revenue, helped by improved operating efficiency and the economic rebound from the COVID-19 recession.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 29, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Reports Year-Over-Year Turnaround for Q2

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. saw growth across its business during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Reports Large Rise in Q2 Earnings

Schneider

Schneider National on July 29 reported net income increased 129% year-over-year during the second quarter.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

TuSimple, Ryder Partner on Terminals for Autonomous Trucks

Ryder and TuSimple trucks

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple and Ryder System Inc. announced a partnership intended to leverage select Ryder fleet maintenance facilities to serve as terminals on TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 29, 2021

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