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 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
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
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Change-of-Address Scam Moved UPS Corporate Headquarters to Tiny Chicago Apartment, Feds Say

The timeworn apartment building in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world’s largest shipping companies. But for a few recent months, that’s essentially what it became — at least as far as the U.S. Postal Service was concerned.

April 23, 2018

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