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

Forward Air to Offer LTL Service in Vancouver

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. will expand its expedited less-than-truckload service in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company announced July 20.

July 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Reports $475 Million Revenue for Q2

U.S. XPress truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises posted gains in earnings and revenue growth during the second quarter, the company reported.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network

Ryder last-mile

Ryder System plans to extend expansion of its last-mile delivery network to meet growing consumer demand, the company said.

July 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TForce Logistics Expands Regional Last-Mile Delivery in Texas

TFI International headquarters

The TFI International operating company, TForce Logistics, launched a regional e-commerce network in Texas, the company announced July 20.

July 22, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Mullen Group’s Income Dips, Revenue Rises

Mullen

Mullen Group reported a gain in revenue but saw earnings dip in the second quarter.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 22, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Landstar Reports Record Earnings for Q2

A Landstar Inc. truck

Landstar System reported an all-time record for quarterly net income in its second-quarter financial results.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Startup Couriers Snatch Toehold in Biggest Shake-Up of E-Commerce Era

Package

Surging e-commerce is generating more package deliveries than giant couriers can handle, clogging retailers’ logistical pipelines and frustrating consumers. But the logjam is spawning startups with new ways of speeding deliveries.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
July 21, 2021
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Q2 Revenue Loss but Income Gains

Heartland Express headquarters

Heartland Express saw overall financial gains despite a drop in revenue during the second quarter, the company reported July 19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports $2.91B Revenue for Q2

J.B. Hunt trucks

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported gains in profit and revenue for the second quarter of 2021.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2021
Business, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Opens New Pennsylvania Terminal

Werner truck

Werner Enterprises opened a new terminal located in Lehigh Valley, Pa., the company announced July 12.

July 16, 2021

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