2020 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
Up Front
Fleets have been overcoming unprecedented challenges to keep essential freight moving during the pandemic.
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COVID-19 has transformed 2020 into a tumultuous year for trucking, but the Top 100 list remains stable, at least for now.

Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Freight 7,237,000
2 YRC Worldwide 4,871,200
3 XPO Logistics 4,815,000
4 Old Dominion Freight Line 4,109,111
5 UPS Freight 3,265,000
6 Estes Express Lines 3,260,000
7 ABF Freight 2,145,000
8 R+L Carriers 1,972,000
9 Saia Inc. 1,786,735
10 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,166,622
11 Averitt Express 873,419
12 Central Transport 856,000
13 Dayton Freight Lines 679,000
14 TFI International 627,322
15 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 616,000
16 AAA Cooper Transportation 593,000
17 Roadrunner Freight 430,806
18 Day & Ross Freight 426,500
19 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 385,600
20 Daylight Transport 262,000
21 Autotransportes de Carga Tresguerras 244,500
22 Transportes Castores de Baja California 233,500
23 Central Freight Lines 232,000
24 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 220,194
25 Forward Air Solutions 207,400
26 Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. 185,000
27 Transportes Julian de Obregon 183,400
28 Fastfrate 169,605
29 Standard Forwarding 119,000
30 Midwest Motor Express 105,300
31 Landstar System 98,324
32 Transportadora Hercel / Transportadores Unidos (Grupo Transportes) 95,700
33 Dependable Highway Express 85,000
34 Peninsula Truck Lines 76,467
35 Anderson Trucking Service 68,885
36 Transportes Comandos del Norte 66,700
37 Transportes de Carga FEMA 58,900
38 Canada Cartage 53,580
39 JP Express Service 51,862
40 Autotransportes de Carga El Duero / Fletes El Duero 46,700
41 Transportes del Valle 45,600
42 TransAmerica Express Logistics 40,000
43 Transportes Leon-Mexico 37,700
44 Atlas World Group 33,789
45 Fletes y Materiales Forsis 33,200
46 Diligent Delivery Systems 21,420
47 CalArk 19,455
48 TGR Logistics 19,000
49 Bison Transport 14,941
50 Highlight Motor Group 14,558
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Top 100 News
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Meat Supply Threats Grow With First Brazil Shutdown

Pork chops are displayed for sale during the grand opening of a Whole Foods store in Burbank, Calif., in June 2018.

It’s no longer just the U.S. that’s facing a meat scare. Top exporter Brazil is seeing its first plant shutdown, meaning the coronavirus is now snarling supplies from arguably the world’s most critical producer.

April 24, 2020
Business, Top 100

Mullen Group Records 59.5% Decline in Q1 Profit

Mullen Group

Mullen Group Ltd. posted weaker first-quarter profits on steady revenue, but the Canadian motor carrier warned that business began to erode significantly in April.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 23, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Landstar Reports $927.6 Million Revenue for Q1

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. reported lower first-quarter net income of $40.9 million, or diluted earnings per share of $1.04, compared with $63.3 million, or $1.58, in the same period a year ago.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2020
Business, Top 100

Old Dominion Q1 Profit, Revenue Keep Pace

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.’s first-quarter profit and revenue held steady as the motor carrier didn’t start to see business erode from the coronavirus pandemic until the start of April.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 23, 2020
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Q1 Net Income of $13.2 Million

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. reported a 23.6% drop in first-quarter net income to $13.2 million, or 16 cents per share, from $17.3 million, or 21 cents, in the same period a year ago.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2020
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports Decline in Q1 Net Income, Revenue


Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings reported a decline in net income for the first quarter of 2020 due partially to the effects of tax and foreign currency fluctuations, and also reported a decline in revenue for the period.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2020
Business, Top 100

TFI Posts Solid Q1 Results; Workforce Measures Taken


TFI International Inc. posted a strong first quarter, logging record operating income for the period and solid profit growth.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 23, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Covenant Relocates Texarkana Terminal Operations

Covenant truck

Covenant Transportation Group is planning to close its Texarkana, Ark., terminal and relocate operations to other facilities, the company announced April 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 21, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

JBS to Shut Down Minnesota Pork Plant After COVID-19 Outbreak

A Kroger employee restocks meat at a store location in Kentucky in March 2019.

JBS SA, the world’s top meat company, will shutter its pork processing facility in Minnesota following an outbreak of the coronavirus, adding to concerns that slaughterhouse logjams will tighten meat supplies for consumers.

April 20, 2020
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Stocks Sink Under Weight of Another Collapse in Oil Prices

Oil storage tanks stand in Tuapse, Russia, on March 23.

Stocks have fallen in early trading on Wall Street April 20, as energy stocks get hammered by the latest collapse in the price of oil.

Stan Choe | Associated Press
April 20, 2020


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