2021 Top Refrigerated (Truckload and LTL) Carriers

2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Refrigerated (Truckload & LTL) Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort descending
1 TWT Refrigerated 18,000
2 May Trucking 26,304
est
3 Cowan Systems 26,933
4 PS Logistics 27,000
5 Halvor Lines 28,100
est
6 Challenger Motor Freight 34,500
7 Highlight Motor Group 36,380
8 CRST The Transportation Solution 44,417
9 Roehl Refrigerated Transport 59,078
est
10 Great Plains Transport 64,249
11 Bison Transport 74,851
12 Raider Express 80,000
13 Wilson Logistics 82,000
14 Canada Cartage 94,219
15 Continental Express 95,000
16 Soar Transport 103,006
17 Cardinal Logistics 109,900
18 A&A Express 110,000
19 WEL Cos. 124,252
20 National Carriers 125,800
21 NFI 130,000
22 Pride Transport 134,000
23 Day & Ross 139,339
24 Bay & Bay Transportation 150,752
est
25 Navajo Express 243,000
est
26 Penske Logistics 280,500
est
27 TransAm Trucking 297,000
est
28 John Christner Trucking 338,873
est
29 Marten Transport 379,148
30 Hirschbach Motor Lines 423,222
31 Stevens Transport 688,000
est
32 Swift Refrigerated 755,000
est
33 C.R. England 897,868
est
34 KLLM Transport Services 917,000
35 Prime Inc. 1,932,669
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Opens New LTL Hub in Chicago Area

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. opened a new less-than-truckload service center in the Chicago area, the company announced Oct. 18.

October 18, 2021
Business, Top 100

AAA Cooper Expands in St. Louis

AAA Cooper

AAA Cooper Transportation, a subsidiary of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, announced it would expand its less-than-truckload capacity with the opening of a St. Louis service center this fall.

October 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Nikola, PGT Trucking Collaborate on FCEVs

Nikola-PGT

Nikola Corp. announced a collaboration with PGT Trucking Inc. that includes a letter of intent from the flatbed carrier to lease 100 Nikola Tre heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles following the satisfactory completion of a Nikola Tre FCEV demonstration program.

October 15, 2021
Business, Top 100

CFI Celebrates 70 Years in Business

CFI

CFI marked seven decades in business Oct. 1 and held a ceremony the week prior to commemorate the anniversary at its headquarters in Joplin, Mo.

October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Crunch Time at Southern California Ports as Black Friday Nears

Gene Seroka

One day after announcing the Port of Los Angeles will begin operating 24/7, port officials said they were working feverishly to get ready for what promises to be a busy stretch.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Freight Stakeholders Aim to Clear Supply Chain Bottlenecks

President Joe Biden speaks about addressing the supply chain problem

Some of the nation’s largest carriers and the operators of the country’s busiest port are joining a White House effort to ease crippling bottlenecks that are vexing supply chains through expanded service offerings that include, in some cases, 24/7 operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 13, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

UPS, FedEx, USPS Set Holiday Shipping Dates

December 2021 calendar

Though it’s not yet Halloween, delivery companies UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service have released their recommended deadlines to ship packages in time for the holidays.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, FedEx, Walmart Hunting for Holiday Staffing

UPS, FedEx and Walmart trucks along with a Christmas tree display

NEW YORK — All employers want for Christmas is some holiday help. But they might not get their wish. Companies like UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Walmart Inc. that typically hire thousands of seasonal workers are heading into the holidays during one of the tightest job markets in decades, making it...

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
October 12, 2021
Business, Top 100

Walmart Stokes Hiring Rush With Plan to Add 150,000 Jobs

Shoppers walk in front of a Walmart store in San Leandro, Calif.

Walmart Inc. is expanding its hiring push with plans to recruit 150,000 store employees, adding to U.S. employers’ search for new workers as the busy holiday season approaches.

September 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Ryder Partners With Embark to Open Autonomous Truck Transfer Points

Ryder technician with Embark truck

Ryder System and Embark Trucks are launching a nationwide network of transfer points that will be used to transition shipments from driverless longhaul trucks to driver-enabled last-mile trucks, the companies said Sept. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2021

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