2021 Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 FedEx Freight 7,213,000
2 Yellow Corp. 4,513,700
3 XPO Logistics 4,450,000
4 Old Dominion Freight Line 4,015,129
est
5 Estes Express Lines 3,559,000
6 TFI International 3,088,851
7 ABF Freight 2,092,031
8 R+L Carriers 1,973,000
est
9 Saia Inc. 1,822,366
10 Southeastern Freight Lines 1,180,325
11 Central Transport 871,000
est
12 Averitt Express 823,150
13 Dayton Freight Lines 669,000
14 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 653,000
15 AAA Cooper Transportation 592,000
16 Day & Ross Freight 439,129
17 Roadrunner Freight 430,000
18 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 379,700
19 Mullen Group 331,164
20 Daylight Transport 275,000
21 Central Freight Lines 256,000
est
22 Oak Harbor Freight Lines 237,000
est
23 Ward Trucking 183,000
est
24 Fastfrate/Bestway 164,000
25 Standard Forwarding 119,000
est
26 Midwest Motor Express 105,500
27 Landstar System 97,546
28 Dependable Highway Express 85,000
est
29 Peninsula Truck Lines 76,019
30 Canada Cartage 75,375
31 Anderson Trucking Service 62,055
32 North Park Transportation 54,073
33 JP Express 53,100
34 Highlight Motor Group 29,000
35 R&R Express 25,280
36 Diligent Delivery Systems 21,420
est
37 Bison Transport 19,905
38 Atlas World Group 19,795
39 CalArk 19,455
est
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J.B. Hunt Reports Higher Profit, Revenue for Q4 2021

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