2020 Top Tank Truck/Bulk Carriers

2020 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Fleets have been overcoming unprecedented challenges to keep essential freight moving during the pandemic.
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COVID-19 has transformed 2020 into a tumultuous year for trucking, but the Top 100 list remains stable, at least for now.

Top Tank Truck/Bulk Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort ascending
1 Kenan Advantage Group 1,758,645
2 Quality Distribution 1,090,684
3 Trimac Transportation Services 610,000
4 Foodliner/Quest Liner 334,103
5 Heniff Transportation Systems 293,000
est
6 A&R Logistics 276,000
est
7 Groendyke Transport 273,125
8 Superior Bulk Logistics 269,000
est
9 Ruan 164,553
est
10 Eagle Transport Corp. 143,700
11 Dupre Logistics 137,119
12 Martin Transport Inc. 120,523
13 Slay Transportation Co. 109,204
14 Tankstar USA 108,985
est
15 Florida Rock & Tank Lines 108,716
16 United Petroleum Transports 102,729
17 Coastal Transport Co. 95,331
est
18 Cliff Viessman Inc. 92,128
est
19 Apex Logistics 81,935
20 Andrews Logistics 72,900
21 CLI Transport 72,421
22 J&M Tank Lines Inc. 64,241
23 Service Transport Co. 63,191
24 Herman R. Ewell Inc. 61,983
25 Transportes Auto Tanques Ochoa 60,000
est
26 Prime Inc. 55,379
27 Tidewater Transit Co. 52,724
est
28 Schilli Corp. 52,421
est
29 Sterling Transport Co. 48,600
est
30 Solar Transport 45,200
31 Atlantic Bulk Carrier 43,546
est
32 Liquid Trucking Cos. 42,024
33 Mission Petroleum Carriers 41,155
est
34 NFI 39,000
35 Dixon Bros. 28,301
36 Sprint Transport 26,630
est
37 K-Limited Carrier 22,500
38 Bulk Service Transport 19,000
39 Carbon Express Inc. 18,645
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Top 100 News
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

More Fleets Are Utilizing Remote Diagnostics

UPS remote diagnostics

A growing number of motor carriers are taking advantage of remote diagnostics to streamline vehicle maintenance and reduce downtime, but fleets must know how to filter through the data to use this information effectively.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Incoming CEO of XPO Spinoff Company Outlines Plans

XPO Logistics fulfillment facility

Malcolm Wilson shared his hopes and plans Jan. 15 for when he becomes the first CEO of a new company splitting from XPO Logistics Inc.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2021
Business, Top 100

Ryder Donates to United Way, Partners With Girl Scouts

Ryder System Inc. donated more than $800,000 to the United Way in annual workplace campaign contributions for 2020. The Miami-based company also partnered with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida to create a new supply chain patch program.

January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Adds New Fee for Big Shippers, Fueled by E-Commerce

Drivers for an independent contractor to FedEx unload a ground truck in Chicago. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. plans to add a new surcharge for its largest customers, citing higher pandemic-related costs and indicating that robust demand continues to give couriers considerable power to dictate prices.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon Keeps Buying Jets to Move Closer to 30-Minute Delivery Dream

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits parked at the DHL Worldwide Express hub of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Amazon .com Inc. can’t meet its one- and two-day shipping pledge to customers without an ever-expanding fleet of pricey jets.

Matt Day and Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Recent Acquisitions Bode Well for Trucking in 2021

Bison, Black Horse

Several recent acquisitions are signaling a robust 2021 for trucking.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2021
Business, Safety, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 11 that it has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking in an effort to combat the crime.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Top 100

Bison Transport Sold to Canada’s James Richardson & Sons

Bison

Bison Transport Inc., one of North America’s largest diversified fleets that has been in an expansion mode over the past few years, announced it was acquired by privately held James Richardson & Sons for an undisclosed amount, effective Jan. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021
Business, Top 100

Daseke CEO Chris Easter Retires

Don Daseke and Chris Easter

Daseke Inc. announced that Chris Easter has retired as CEO and as a member of the board of directors.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Manufacturers Rethink Supply Chains, Eye Reshoring After Events of 2020

Toshiba employee

A trade war with China and the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have U.S. companies starting to question a decades-old strategy of shifting manufacturing operations to low-cost labor markets in China and other Asian nations.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 4, 2021

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