2021 Top Truckload/Dedicated Carriers

2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 Largest For-Hire Carriers in North America
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Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

Rank Company Sector Revenue (000)sort descending
1 Continental Express 10,000
2 Trans-System Inc. 11,000
3 Bay & Bay Transportation 12,000
est
4 Diligent Delivery Systems 14,280
est
5 Midwest Motor Express 17,500
6 RoadOne IntermodaLogistics 20,000
est
7 IMC Cos. 22,529
8 MigWay 28,020
9 Fraley & Schilling 36,000
est
10 Meiborg Inc. 36,300
11 Barnes Transportation Services 40,715
68 Ward Trucking 45,000
est
68 Highlight Motor Group 45,000
14 R&R Express 48,260
15 Cheema Freightlines 50,381
16 JRayl Transport 62,975
17 Halvor Lines 68,100
est
18 Alabama Motor Express 72,000
est
19 Dupré Logistics 73,110
20 Market Express 74,164
21 Southeastern Freight Lines 76,008
22 Arnold Transportation 80,000
est
23 A. Duie Pyle Inc. 83,500
24 Titan Transfer 84,475
25 Nussbaum Transportation 92,000
est
26 CalArk 94,559
est
27 GP Transco 96,767
28 C.R. England 105,200
est
29 Cargo Transporters 105,453
30 AAA Cooper Transportation 110,000
31 System Freight 110,973
32 Mercer Transportation Co. 114,314
33 A.D. Transport Express 120,000
est
34 Blackhawk Transport 120,531
est
35 Wilson Logistics 136,000
36 Pitt Ohio Transportation Group 138,000
37 Red Classic 141,237
38 Stan Koch & Sons Trucking 149,377
39 Titanium Transportation Group 160,000
40 Paper Transport 163,234
39 Artur Express 172,000
est
39 Evans Delivery 172,000
43 Challenger Motor Freight 172,500
44 New Legend Inc. 190,000
45 Forward Air 193,800
46 Martin Transportation Systems 200,000
47 Anderson Trucking Service 202,917
48 Lily Transportation 220,000
49 Roehl Transport 236,332
est
50 Smith Transport 246,000
51 Hub Group Dedicated 267,709
52 Mullen Group 270,124
53 Marten Transport 309,784
54 Dart Transit Co. 312,000
est
55 Universal Truckload 328,929
56 P.A.M. Transport 337,500
57 Bison Transport 345,812
58 Cowan Systems 375,479
59 USA Truck 381,589
60 Averitt Express 382,949
61 Mesilla Valley Transportation 399,317
62 Canada Cartage 402,002
63 Cardinal Logistics 427,800
64 Day & Ross Freight 461,692
65 Western Express 461,760
66 NFI 567,500
67 Covenant Logistics Group 608,854
68 Heartland Express 645,262
69 Ruan 733,669
70 CRST The Transportation Solution 817,121
71 Penske Logistics 1,101,000
est
72 Crete Carrier Corp. 1,171,000
est
73 Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions 1,229,400
74 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 1,513,276
75 TFI International 1,584,837
76 Werner Enterprises 1,843,209
77 Schneider 1,851,000
78 Landstar System 2,515,940
79 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 2,659,000
80 Knight-Swift Transportation 3,786,030
est
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

USA Truck Grabs Profit on Revenue Rise

USA Truck

USA Truck reported first-quarter 2018 net income of $1 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $4.9 million, or minus 61 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Top 100, Top 50

Hub Group Reports Higher Revenue, Profits in 1Q

Hub Group

Hub Group reported higher revenue and profits in the first quarter of 2018 with growth coming from intermodal, logistics and dedicated contract carriage operations.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Universal Logistics Buoyed by Record Revenue, Strong Profits

Universal Logistics Holdings

Universal Logistics Holdings reported first-quarter net income of $10.4 million, or 37 cents per share, a rise of 147% from $4.3 million reported for the first quarter a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Delivers 1Q Net Income of $1.34 Billion, Up 15% Year-to-Year

UPS truck

UPS Inc. reported double-digit gains in the first quarter as a result of the strength of its global business as well as economic conditions.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 26, 2018
Business, Top 100

TFI International Sees Earnings Increase, Revenue Stay Flat in 1Q

TST Overland Express truck

Canadian transportation conglomerate TFI International reported a sharp increase in profits on revenue that was essentially flat in the first quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports ‘Progress’ With Merger, Sees Challenges in Getting Enough Drivers

Knight and Swift trucks

The holding company for Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation reported results for the first quarter of 2018 that reflect “progress” in achieving cost savings for the combined enterprise but also difficulty in finding enough drivers to meet increasing demand for service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Landstar System Posts Record First Quarter

Landstar truck

Landstar System reported its best first quarter with revenue jumping 34.2% to $1.05 billion and profits reaching a record $57.5 million, or $1.37 a share, as demand for freight hauling continued to strain truck capacity in the market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Forward Air First-Quarter Results Better Than Expected

Forward Air on the road

Forward Air Corp. reported better-than-expected results in the first quarter as strong demand and tight truckload capacity boosted expedited less-than-truckload shipping and intermodal services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Posts Mixed Results in 1Q

Heartland Express Truck

Heartland Express reported first-quarter net income of $13.4 million, or 16 cents earnings per share. In comparison, first-quarter 2017 net income was $14 million, or 17 cents per share. Analysts had predicted earnings per share of 11 cents.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Solid First-Quarter Revenue, Income

Covenant truck on the road

Covenant Transportation Group reported first-quarter net income of $4.4 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $39,000 in the same period of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018

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