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 Yearsort descending Company Revenue (000) Net Income (000) Employees Tractors* Trailers
91 - Postal Fleet Services 292,568 - - - -
94 - Daylight Transport 275,000 - - - -
97 - United Vision Logistics 261,000
est
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98 - Central Freight Lines 256,000
est
- - - -
83 - R&R Express 343,110 - 291 504 642
100 - Smith Transport 246,000 - 1,136 816 2,250
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
16 18 NFI 2,630,000 - 14,500 4,500 12,500
19 19 R+L Carriers 1,973,000
est
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75 20 Roadrunner Freight 430,000
est
- - 893 1,201
20 21 Saia Inc. 1,822,366 138,340 10,600 5,700 17,400
23 22 Kenan Advantage Group 1,572,138 - 8,600 6,854 12,283
26 23 Daseke Inc. 1,454,100 6,200 4,304 5,052 11,579
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
25 26 C.R. England 1,466,947 - 7,150 4,000 6,600
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
33 29 Forward Air 1,269,573 52,767 3,774 799 6,009
28 30 Sirva Inc. 1,400,000
est
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34 31 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,256,333 - 8,252 2,847 7,886
36 32 Averitt Express 1,207,587 - 8,550 4,488 14,495
32 33 Anderson Trucking Service 1,274,709 - 2,369 2,706 7,209
27 34 Evans Delivery 1,426,000 - 536 7,500 -
37 35 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,171,000
est
- 6,500 - -
22 36 Purolator 1,646,117 - 10,882 462 1,649
31 37 Day & Ross 1,319,498 - 8,000 4,200 8,600
38 38 Quality Distribution 1,090,684
est
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39 39 Lynden 960,000 - 2,595 877 2,428
35 40 Ruan 1,222,782 - 5,500 3,413 9,468
41 41 KLLM Transport Services 917,000 - - 3,400 6,300
49 42 Atlas World Group 806,000 8,000 637 994 3,803
46 43 Covenant Logistics Group 838,561 -42,718 5,550 2,579 5,114
43 44 Central Transport International 871,000
est
- - 3,580 8,675
48 45 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 828,407 - 5,697 2,028 5,871
42 46 Marten Transport 874,374 69,500 4,140 3,331 5,395
45 47 Cardinal Logistics 849,000 - 4,250 3,012 8,007
40 48 PS Logistics 957,000 - 3,036 3,500 5,900
58 49 Stevens Transport 688,000 92,460 2,750 1,950 3,290
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
55 53 Dayton Freight Lines 669,000 83,000 4,949 1,761 4,695
60 54 Mullen Group 601,288 - 3,539 2,042 5,079
54 55 Bennett International Group 693,196 - 1,031 3,285 2,186
57 56 Bison Transport 642,930 - 3,676 2,137 5,823
47 57 OnTrac Inc. 832,000
est
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61 58 Trimac Transportation 600,000 - 3,100 2,500 2,900
61 59 Suddath 600,000
est
- 2,200 - -
56 60 Heartland Express 645,262 70,806 3,780 2,630 8,000
66 62 Hirschbach Motor Lines 532,531 - 1,282 1,786 3,415
70 63 Mercer Transportation Co. 495,272 - 266 2,234 2,234
59 64 Canada Cartage 628,127 - 4,332 2,880 2,700
63 65 Cowan Systems 575,872 - 2,406 2,322 7,022
67 66 Two Men and a Truck Movers 524,929
est
- 11,396 - -
65 67 USA Truck 551,138 4,746 2,032 2,065 6,263
71 68 P.A.M. Transport 486,825 17,827 2,653 2,013 6,944
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
50 71 LaserShip Inc. 725,000
est
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74 72 TMC Transportation 450,000
est
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73 73 Roehl Transport 450,302
est
- 2,702 2,040 5,481
80 74 Dart Transit Co. 377,600
est
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44 75 10 Roads Express 851,957
est
- - 3,500 5,000
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
86 79 Koch Cos. 328,936 3,028 1,045 973 5,652
72 80 IMC Cos. 450,577 - 2,244 - -
85 81 Red Classic 332,458 - 1,296 655 3,362
84 83 John Christner Trucking 338,873 - 207 839 1,244
82 84 Challenger Motor Freight 345,000 - 1,220 1,582 3,375
76 85 Foodliner/Quest Liner 416,796 - 1,564 1,569 3,030
88 86 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 314,000
est
- 2,200 1,700 350
92 87 Melton Truck Lines 292,125 - 1,614 1,390 2,428
77 88 Consolidated Fastfrate 400,000 - 2,800 1,152 1,622
81 89 ContainerPort Group 350,000 - 408 - -
90 90 Dupré Logistics 294,058 6,464 1,125 770 1,700
89 91 TransAm Trucking 297,000
est
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64 92 Heniff Transportation Systems 562,000
est
- - 2,157 7,147
95 93 Trans-System Inc. 274,000 - 1,036 1,004 1,833
93 94 Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport 283,137
est
6,622 955 1,224 945
87 96 A&R Logistics 324,922 -25,231 1,686 1,180 2,521
99 98 PGT Trucking 253,727 - 695 1,138 1,825
96 99 Groendyke Transport 273,125
est
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

USA Truck Grabs Profit on Revenue Rise

USA Truck

USA Truck reported first-quarter 2018 net income of $1 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $4.9 million, or minus 61 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Top 100, Top 50

Hub Group Reports Higher Revenue, Profits in 1Q

Hub Group

Hub Group reported higher revenue and profits in the first quarter of 2018 with growth coming from intermodal, logistics and dedicated contract carriage operations.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Universal Logistics Buoyed by Record Revenue, Strong Profits

Universal Logistics Holdings

Universal Logistics Holdings reported first-quarter net income of $10.4 million, or 37 cents per share, a rise of 147% from $4.3 million reported for the first quarter a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Delivers 1Q Net Income of $1.34 Billion, Up 15% Year-to-Year

UPS truck

UPS Inc. reported double-digit gains in the first quarter as a result of the strength of its global business as well as economic conditions.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 26, 2018
Business, Top 100

TFI International Sees Earnings Increase, Revenue Stay Flat in 1Q

TST Overland Express truck

Canadian transportation conglomerate TFI International reported a sharp increase in profits on revenue that was essentially flat in the first quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports ‘Progress’ With Merger, Sees Challenges in Getting Enough Drivers

Knight and Swift trucks

The holding company for Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation reported results for the first quarter of 2018 that reflect “progress” in achieving cost savings for the combined enterprise but also difficulty in finding enough drivers to meet increasing demand for service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Landstar System Posts Record First Quarter

Landstar truck

Landstar System reported its best first quarter with revenue jumping 34.2% to $1.05 billion and profits reaching a record $57.5 million, or $1.37 a share, as demand for freight hauling continued to strain truck capacity in the market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Forward Air First-Quarter Results Better Than Expected

Forward Air on the road

Forward Air Corp. reported better-than-expected results in the first quarter as strong demand and tight truckload capacity boosted expedited less-than-truckload shipping and intermodal services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Posts Mixed Results in 1Q

Heartland Express Truck

Heartland Express reported first-quarter net income of $13.4 million, or 16 cents earnings per share. In comparison, first-quarter 2017 net income was $14 million, or 17 cents per share. Analysts had predicted earnings per share of 11 cents.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Solid First-Quarter Revenue, Income

Covenant truck on the road

Covenant Transportation Group reported first-quarter net income of $4.4 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $39,000 in the same period of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018

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