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

Another Day, Another Pay Hike for Drivers

Maverick truck

With the annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers soaring by the end of the first quarter, companies continued to open their checkbooks, giving pay raises to drivers as a way to keep them.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 12, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dr Pepper’s ‘Final’ Contract Offer Fizzles With Chicago Deliverers

A two-week strike by 150 Chicago Teamsters targeting Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. continues after drivers voted overwhelmingly to reject the soft drink company’s latest contract proposal, union officials said June 8.

June 11, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Driver Turnover Puts Pressure on Large Carriers

Maverick Transportation truck

The rise in freight being carried nationwide led to a rise in truck driver turnover in the first quarter as large trucking firms demanded more qualified drivers to transport goods.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

KLLM Announces Another Pay Increase for Drivers

KLLM Transport Services truck

KLLM Transport Services will institute another pay hike for company drivers, bringing the increase to 30% in just the past eight months, the Jackson, Miss.-based over-the road carrier announced.

June 8, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Workers Authorize Union to Call First Strike Since 1997

UPS Inc. workers authorized their union to call what would be the first strike since 1997, giving negotiators more leverage in talks to replace a labor contract that expires at the end of July.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Schneider Executive Shaleen Devgun Named Adviser to Investment Firm 8VC

Schneider truck

The connection between Schneider, one of the nation’s largest truckload and logistics service providers, and venture capital fund 8VC is deepening with the appointment of Shaleen Devgun, chief information officer and executive vice president at Schneider, as an adviser to the San Francisco-based...

June 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Freight Lines Opens Five New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Lines

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced that by the end of the second quarter it will have opened five new service centers across the United States.

June 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Pitt Ohio Tests Two Mack Anthem Natural Gas Trucks

A Mack Anthem truck

Carrier Pitt Ohio is testing two natural gas-powered Mack Anthem models equipped with Cummins Westport ISX12N engines as it seeks to use alternative fuels to reduce emissions.

June 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Marten Turns to WorkHound for Driver Feedback

Marten Transport

Fifty truck drivers who were considering leaving their carrier decided to stay after using an anonymous smartphone-based system designed to improve communication between staff and management.

May 31, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Invests $90 Million in LTL Fleet

XPO Logistics this year plans to spend more than $90 million to purchase 770 new tractors for its less-than-truckload network in North America.

May 31, 2018

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