2019 Top Refrigerated (Truckload and LTL) Carriers

2019 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Up Front
This year in particular has brought a changing of the guard at some of the largest companies.
See a breakdown of Top 100 For-Hire Carriers by region; get links to company pages.
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Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Prime Inc. 1,887,004
2 C.R. England 1,636,138
3 KLLM Transport Services 917,000
4 Swift Refrigerated 819,190
5 Stevens Transport 719,870
6 Marten Transport 375,340
7 Hirschbach Motor Lines 369,285
8 TransAm Trucking Inc. 307,000
est
9 John Christner Trucking 295,171
10 Shaffer Trucking 266,000
11 Navajo Express 255,000
est
12 Black Horse Carriers 214,000
13 May Trucking 203,337
14 Bay & Bay Transportation 155,000
15 NFI 148,000
16 Frialsa Logistica 143,200
17 Covenant Transportation Group 135,200
18 Pride Transport 120,000
19 J&R Schugel Trucking 119,000
20 WEL Companies 118,799
21 National Carriers Inc. 115,500
22 Decker Truck Line 106,206
23 Freymiller Inc. 98,000
24 Roadrunner Temperature Controlled 96,692
25 Continental Express Inc. 96,500
26 Day & Ross 84,795
27 Schuster Co. 83,200
28 Roehl Refrigerated Transport 50,667
29 Great Plains Transport Inc. 48,697
30 Denney Transport 46,401
31 Maverick USA 45,484
32 MCT Transportation 44,148
33 Cowan Systems 41,571
34 PS Logistics 36,367
35 CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. 36,000
36 Transportes Garza Leal 34,500
37 TWT Refrigerated 30,000
38 TransAmerica Express Logistics 30,000
39 Halvor Lines 26,401
40 Blackhawk Transport 18,157
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On the Bubble

Central Freight Lines ($248 million), is a regional and interregional less-than-truckload carrier based in Waco, Texas.
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For some companies, leadership teams stretch back four generations.
The state's trucking association has joined forces with 13 community colleges.
Women are increasingly taking on larger roles in the management of trucking companies.
The company has pressed on since losing its CEO Jeremy Rayl in 2017.
Nevertheless, industry projections remain positive.
George Casiano's family shares the story of an industry veteran.
All of Brig Sorber’s family played a part in the creation story of Two Men and a Truck, which has grown from humble origins into one of the largest moving companies in North America.
Fleet owners find inspiration in family and faith.
Lead ATA participants set out to guide trucking's future.
Top 100 News
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

January Sales Indicate Used Truck Market Is Poised to Grow

used truck lot

The average used Class 8 vehicle in January had higher mileage and sold for a little less than a year earlier, ACT Research reported, calling it an inkling of all the freight there was to haul in the second half of 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Top 100

Extreme Winter Weather Causes Vaccine Shipping Delays

Joggers run down an street empty in Nolensville, Tenn., Feb. 18. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Extreme winter weather has dealt the first major setback to the Biden administration’s planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines, delaying shipment of three days’ worth of shots, or about 6 million doses.

February 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Technology Brings Visibility to Supply Chains, Experts Say

Walmart truck on highway

The increased visibility that technology brings to supply chains is helping to improve efficiency in very specific ways, according to experts at a recent virtual event.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Revenue Increased While Income Declined for Q4

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. reported record fourth-quarter revenue but a decline in net income.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Reports Q4 Improved Earnings

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. on Feb. 11 reported fourth-quarter net income of $25.6 million, or 48 cents per share, compared with a loss of $53.5 million, or loss of $1.02, in the same period a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Reports Highest Quarterly Revenue Ever at $4.67 Billion

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. posted better-than-expected earnings and its highest-ever quarterly revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI Posts Increases in Profit, Revenue in Q4

TFI headquarters

TFI International Inc. reported an increase in both profits and revenue in the fourth quarter as it works toward completion of its acquisition of UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload and dedicated truckload divisions of UPS Inc., later this year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 9, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports Earnings Nearly Doubled to $40.2 Million for Q4

Saia truck

Saia Inc. saw income surge and revenue gains during the fourth quarter, the company reported Feb. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Increase in Online Shopping Spurs Innovation for Shipping Packaging

forklift in warehouse

Effective shipment packaging relies as much on science and engineering as it does diligence and common sense. Matching the right box for the product and properly securing palletized shipments is crucial in the physically challenging environment of a less-than-truckload or parcel network.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
February 8, 2021

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