2020 Top Refrigerated (Truckload and LTL) Carriers

2020 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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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 Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Prime Inc. 2,006,924
2 KLLM Transport Services 936,000
3 C.R. England 897,868
4 Swift Refrigerated 755,000
est
5 Stevens Transport 737,294
6 Hirschbach Motor Lines 440,862
7 Marten Transport 378,000
8 John Christner Trucking 338,873
9 TransAm Trucking Inc. 297,000
est
10 Black Horse Carriers 280,500
11 FFE Transportation Services 275,000
12 Shaffer Trucking 266,000
est
13 Navajo Express 243,000
est
14 Bay & Bay Transportation 150,752
15 Frialsa Logistica 143,200
est
16 NFI 126,000
17 Pride Transport 122,000
18 WEL Companies 120,284
19 J&R Schugel Trucking 119,000
est
20 Day & Ross 118,837
21 National Carriers Inc. 108,500
22 Decker Truck Line 106,206
est
23 Covenant Transportation Group 98,272
est
24 Freymiller Inc. 98,000
est
25 Roadrunner Temperature Controlled 96,692
est
26 Schuster Co. 83,200
est
27 Raider Express 80,000
28 Wilson Logistics 75,000
29 Continental Express Inc. 71,500
30 Great Plains Transport 64,302
31 Roehl Refrigerated Transport 59,078
32 Canada Cartage 53,580
33 Denney Transport 46,401
est
34 CRST International 38,000
35 Transportes Garza Leal 34,500
36 Cowan Systems 32,590
37 Halvor Lines 28,100
38 May Trucking 26,304
39 TWT Refrigerated 20,000
40 Sorenson Transport 12,474
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Landstar System Reports Net Income, Revenue Increase for Q3

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. saw net income reach $61.9 million during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.

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

Knight-Swift Posts Q3 Increases in Earnings, Revenue

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. saw net income and revenue increase during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Year-Over-Year Rise in Q3 Earnings, Revenue

J.B. Hunt trucks

J.B. Hunt Transport Services posted increased earnings and revenue in the third quarter year-over-year, the carrier announced Oct. 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Marten Reports 8.8% Climb in Earnings; Revenue Ticks Up

Marten Transport truck

Marten Transport saw net income increase 8.8% during the third quarter of 2020, the carrier reported Oct. 15.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Ware2Go Launches FulfillmentVu Technology Platform

Warehouse worker

Ware2Go launched a new technology platform Oct. 8 that combines warehouse management systems to help merchants meet customer expectations across all sales channels.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Truck Leasing Expands in Vermont

Penske maintenance

Penske Truck Leasing announced it opened a new facility in Essex Junction, Vt., to offer full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance services.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Sysco Tests Freightliner eCascadia in California

Sysco trucks

Sysco Corp. announced it is testing in California an all-electric Freightliner eCascadia from Daimler Trucks North America.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Executives See Bright Future for Savvy Fleets

CQ Roll Call panel

Three trucking executives said they remain enthusiastic about the future of their businesses after technology helped them weather the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the video from the TT/CQ Roll Call Symposium.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Executives Discuss Long-Term Effects of Pandemic on Supply Chain

Panel

Executives from C.R. England and XPO Logistics said their customers are looking for stable, nimble and innovative partners to help them navigate an economic environment that remains uncertain several months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video from the TT/CQ Roll Call Symposium.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Marks App Milestone

XPO Connect

XPO Logistics Inc. announced that demand for its XPO Connect digital freight marketplace has reached two global milestones — more than 200,000 downloads of the Drive XPO mobile app and over 65,000 carriers registered on the platform.

October 5, 2020

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