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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