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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Quality Carriers to Deploy ELDs From Isaac Instruments

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Liquid bulk hauler Quality Carriers has partnered with technology supplier Isaac Instruments to improve the in-cab experience for its drivers, the companies said in a joint announcement.

January 10, 2022
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders in December Weak at 22,800

Mack plant

Class 8 orders in December were the second-weakest of the year at 22,800.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 6, 2022
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart to Hire 3,000 Drivers to Expand In-Home Delivery

 A Walmart InHome driver delivers ambient items in a customer's home.

Walmart Inc. is betting big on its service to deliver groceries directly into customers’ refrigerators with an expansion of its InHome delivery option, and will hire 3,000 drivers to support it.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2022
Business, Top 100

Maverick Increases Per Mile Pay for Glass Drivers

Maverick

Maverick Transportation is raising per mile pay by 2 cents for company drivers in its glass transportation division, the carrier announced.

January 5, 2022
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Schneider Acquires Midwest Logistics Systems

Schneider truck

Schneider National is growing its dedicated operations with the acquisition of truckload carrier Midwest Logistics Systems.

January 4, 2022
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Bison Transport Acquires Hartt Transportation Systems

Bison Transport truck

Bison Transport has acquired Hartt Transportation Systems Inc., a truckload carrier based in Bangor, Maine.

January 4, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

More Trucking Acquisitions Ahead for 2022

Acquisitions

The trucking industry experienced a surge in acquisitions during the past year, with more expected to occur in 2022.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Hosts Conference for Women in Leadership

XPO

XPO Logistics held its inaugural Women in Leadership Conference in Atlanta Nov. 17-19.

December 22, 2021
Business, Top 100

CFI Raises $39,000 for Eight Charities During Holiday Giving Campaign

CFI

CFI and its associates raised $39,000 to support local charities in communities where its employees live and work across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the company announced Dec. 8.

December 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS to Buy $1.5 Billion of Boeing Freighters as Air Cargo Booms

UPS to Buy $1.5 Billion of Boeing Freighters as Air Cargo Booms

UPS Inc. agreed to buy 19 Boeing Co. freighter jets as soaring e-commerce and snarled shipping lines lead to a boom in air-cargo demand.

Richard Clough | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2021

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