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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Werner Reports Revenue, Earnings Growth for Q3

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Werner Enterprises achieved record third-quarter earnings per share despite supply chain and labor woes, the company reported Oct. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2021
Business, Top 100

Universal Posts Higher Revenue, Lower Profit in Q3

Universal Logistics truck

Universal Logistics Holdings posted higher revenue, but earnings declined during the third quarter, the carrier reported Oct. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2021
Business, Top 100

USA Truck Reports Revenue, Earnings Growth in Q3

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USA Truck’s revenue and earnings improved during the third quarter, the company reported Oct. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2021
Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Rise in Q3 Net Income

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Forward Air Corp. saw revenue and net income growth during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Oct. 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Schneider Reports 147% Jump in Earnings for Q3

Schneider truck

Schneider National saw third-quarter earnings surge 147% from last year, using its “scaled and diversified platform” to deliver solutions, the carrier reported Oct. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

September Shatters Already High Used Class 8 Prices

Used

In a market growing even hotter in September, the average price for a used Class 8 and for a 3-year-old Class 8 set records, blowing past those set a month earlier. The average price for an 8-year-old heavy-duty used truck even took an unexpected and dramatic leap higher, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Ryder Reports Strong Q3, Beats Expectations

Ryder

Vehicle leasing and rental company Ryder System Inc. reported strong third-quarter earnings on Oct. 27, exceeding Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 27, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Posts Record Quarterly Profits, Revenue

ODFL

Old Dominion Freight Line posted large third-quarter increases in profits and revenue as it took advantage of tight freight capacity and focused on transitioning to more profitable accounts.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 100

Current Driver-Assist Tech Effective, Experts Say

Panel Members

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Driver-assist technologies that are already widely available on the commercial truck market have demonstrated that they can prevent crashes, save lives and reduce litigation-related costs, a group of industry experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2021
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

ATA Recognizes Trucking Industry Works With Awards Luncheon

View of the floor at ATA's 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition presented Robert Low, president and founder of Prime Inc., with the 2021 Cathy Evans Highway to Victory award.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2021

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