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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USA Truck Reports Revenue, Earnings Growth in Q3

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USA Truck’s revenue and earnings improved during the third quarter, the company reported Oct. 28.

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Forward Air Reports Rise in Q3 Net Income

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Forward Air Corp. saw revenue and net income growth during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Oct. 27.

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Schneider Reports 147% Jump in Earnings for Q3

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Ryder Reports Strong Q3, Beats Expectations

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Old Dominion Posts Record Quarterly Profits, Revenue

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