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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After navigating COVID-19's disruption, trucking now has entered a historically strong business environment.
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Top Truckload Dedicated Carriers

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

 Customers wait in line outside a Walmart Supercenter store April 7 in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)

Walmart is looking to hire 20,000 new workers ahead of the holiday season, including freight handlers, lift drivers, technicians and more.

Leada Gore | al.com
September 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Top 100

Largest Electric Truck Deployment Ever Gets Going in Southern California

Liane Randolph

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The largest commercial deployment of battery-electric trucks in North America is ramping up in Southern California for an eight-year run, state officials announced Aug. 31 during the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo here.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 1, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Private Fleets Face Stiff Competition From For-Hire Carriers in Battle for Drivers

Truck driver image

Private fleets once had a clear advantage in the endless competition to hire trained truck drivers and provide them with the equipment needed to move America’s goods. But the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have upended that advantage.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 27, 2021
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2021 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

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August 27, 2021
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August 27, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

GXO Survey Shows Pandemic Trends Have Accelerated Online Returns

Mark Manduca of GXO

GXO Logistics Chief Investment Officer Mark Manduca detailed Aug. 24 what is driving a rise in online returns and what that may mean for transportation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS Starts Drone Delivery of COVID Vaccines

Drones

UPS Inc. started delivering coronavirus vaccines with the use of drones as part of a new initiative announced Aug. 24.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2021
Business, Top 100

Yellow President Darrel Harris Sees Bright Future in Trucking

Harris

Yellow President Darrel Harris can still remember his first day in the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Cowan Systems Implements Driver Incentive Program

Cowan trucks

Cowan Systems has implemented an incentive program that guarantees every newly hired driver a $15,000 bonus, the company announced Aug. 19.

August 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart’s Slowing E-Commerce, Margin Weigh in Q2

Walmart

Walmart Inc.’s pandemic-driven gains in e-commerce slowed last quarter and profit margin fell, raising questions about the retailer’s ability to maintain momentum even after it topped Wall Street’s sales expectations.

Matt Townsend | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2021

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