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 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 Highlight Motor Group 45,000
68 Ward Trucking 45,000
est
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
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Surges as Jump in Foreign Sales Defies Rising Trade Tensions

UPS Inc. rose the most in almost seven years as international sales surged and the courier’s ambitious investment plans started to win over investors.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Covenant Profits Jump on 20% Revenue Rise

Covenant truck

Covenant Transportation Group reported a positive second quarter, recording greater revenues and income as it moved forward on its purchase of Landair Holdings.

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

UPS Reports Steady 2Q Income, Revenue

UPS tractor-trailer

UPS Inc. reported solid second-quarter growth in revenue and profits despite charges taken for its voluntary retirement plan and efforts to upgrade the firm.

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

Tank/Bulk Carriers See Gains and Losses

A Merchant Gas Group nitrogen hauler.

Carriers in the tank/bulk sector posted modest gains in revenue as firms dealt with positive and negative market trends. Higher prices slowed demand for fuel shipments, while increases in oil and gas drilling and production of petrochemicals boosted demand for tankers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 23, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Heartland Profits Jump 22% in 2Q as Revenue Rises

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express reported second-quarter net income of $17.8 million, or 22 cents per share, a 22% increase from $14.6 million, or 18 cents, recorded in the second quarter of 2017.

July 19, 2018
Business, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Chairman James Thompson Sells Over $1.9 Million of Shares

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. Chairman James K. Thompson sold $1.98 million of shares, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

July 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

CDL Training Gives C.R. England Executives Insight From Behind the Wheel

CDL Training

More than three dozen managers and front-office employees at C.R. England Inc. have taken classes to earn a commercial driver license at the request of CEO Chad England, who said he believes the experience of learning to drive big rigs will help the company be more responsive to the needs of...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Reimagining Trucking

embracing technology and innovation

The nation’s largest for-hire carriers are embracing new technologies and doing more to foster innovation with the goal of reducing the cost of moving freight and providing new service capabilities.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 16, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

LTL Carriers Refine, Expand Services

ABF truck pulls out from a loading dock

Leaders at prominent less-than-truckload carriers are optimistic about the future as their companies adapt and expand services to capitalize on favorable long-term trends, such as the move toward smaller shipments and the growth of e-commerce.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
July 16, 2018
Business, Top 100

2018 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers: Acquisitions, Growth Boost Rankings

UPS tractor-trailer

There were big gains all around for the nation’s largest for-hire carriers, some driven by acquisitions and some by expansion in response to vigorous growth in demand for freight hauling.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 16, 2018

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