2021 Top 50 Logistics Companies

2021 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Logistics Companies in North America
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Up Front
The pandemic-driven spike in online shopping has forced firms to adjust operations.
For the 2021 list, we've decided to use a different metric to rank companies.
Find out where the Top 50 are located by U.S. region.
Rank This Year Company Gross Revenue (Millions) Net Revenue (Millions)sort descending Employees
41 Uber Freight 1,011 120
est
-
43 Ascent Global Logistics 974 140 950
45 OIA Global 876
est
164
est
1,300
49 Radiant Logistics 847 199 603
46 Pilot Freight Services 874 250 2,500
35 AIT Worldwide Logistics 1,220 256 1,719
27 GlobalTranz Enterprises 1,651 263 1,152
44 Crane Worldwide Logistics 916
est
267
est
1,800
8 Transportation Insight Holding Co. 4,270 280
est
1,800
23 MODE Transportation 2,100 287 435
50 Nippon Express (North America) 844 300
est
2,931
13 Transplace Inc. 3,400
est
334
est
2,800
28 Worldwide Express 1,650 360 2,000
22 Landstar System 2,196
est
365
est
700
40 Odyssey Logistics & Technology 1,018
est
365
est
2,600
29 BDP International 1,552
est
379
est
5,000
19 Echo Global Logistics 2,512 393 2,593
10 Burris Logistics 4,100 435
est
2,109
12 Hub Group 3,646 449 5,000
38 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,190 550
est
7,550
33 TransGroup Global Logistics 1,300 580
est
1,740
47 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 857 609 3,895
42 APL Logistics (North America) 1,010
est
625
est
4,000
32 Knight-Swift Transportation 1,330
est
665
est
20,000
14 DSV Panalpina 2,970 730
est
-
9 Total Quality Logistics 4,138 736 5,000
48 Cardinal Logistics 849 752 4,250
20 DB Schenker (North America) 2,335
est
840
est
8,700
34 Ruan 1,223 860 5,500
39 Capstone Logistics 1,040
est
900
est
12,000
26 Ceva Logistics (North America) 1,975
est
935
est
17,000
23 FedEx Logistics 2,100
est
1,075
est
20,000
36 Syncreon Holdings 1,203
est
1,080
est
-
30 Werner Logistics 1,527 1,120 6,495
15 Schneider 2,814 1,135
est
1,500
37 Radial 1,200 1,200
est
4,600
31 Lineage Logistics 1,440
est
1,440
est
14,000
25 Americold Logistics 1,990 1,580
est
16,000
16 Geodis (North America) 2,700 1,600
est
17,337
6 Kuehne + Nagel Americas 6,615
est
1,656
est
15,000
18 Penske Logistics 2,600 2,040
est
20,033
21 Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services 2,300 2,140
est
28,500
17 NFI 2,631 2,214 14,500
1 C.H. Robinson Worldwide 15,490
est
2,241 9,114
11 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,774 2,800 15,000
4 Expeditors International of Washington 10,116 2,927 17,908
5 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 9,198 3,045
est
23,000
7 DHL Supply Chain 5,800 5,290
est
36,339
3 UPS Supply Chain Solutions 11,048 5,565
est
77,000
2 XPO Logistics 12,107
est
6,470
est
62,000
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Evan Armstrong breaks down how COVID-19 challenged companies in 2020.
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Seko Logistics ($800 million), Itasca, Ill., provides air and ocean freight forwarding, custom brokerage, freight brokerage, inventory management and packaging, order fulfillment, supply chain consulting, transportation management and warehousing and distribution.
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Top 50 News
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Hapag-Lloyd CEO Says Ocean-Shipping Demand Staying ‘Very Strong’

A pair of shipping containers hang from a ship-to-shore crane while a Hapag-Lloyd ship is unloaded.

Robust demand for shipping goods across the world’s oceans shows no signs of slowing down, the chief executive of Germany’s largest container carrier said, signaling that elevated rates in the tight market for seaborne cargo may extend into the second half of the year.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Pilot Freight Services Acquires DSI Logistics

Pilot

Pilot Freight Services announced it acquired DSI Logistics, a nonasset-based provider of last-mile home delivery and installation for heavy and hard-to-handle goods.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Syncreon Holdings Reported to Be Weighing $1.5 Billion Sale

Syncreon Holdings is said to be weighing a sale of about $1.5 billion.

The owners of supply-chain services company Syncreon Holdings are exploring a sale of the company that could value it at as much as $1.5 billion, including debt, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

April 8, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO Logistics Announces Hiring Plans, Taps CFO for Spinoff GXO

XPO

XPO Logistics plans to fill more than 1,400 positions to meet growing demand in its less-than-truckload business.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 7, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

About Us: Transport Topics Top 50 Logistics Companies

The Transport Topics’ Top 50 Logistics Companies is a listing of the largest logistics companies in North America.

April 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Drones Could Help Bridge Divides for Vaccine Distribution

Drones could be used to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to remote areas off Florida's coast. (Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg News)

The challenge of ensuring equitable distribution of the coronavirus vaccine is one of global scale, and the city of Miami provides a backdrop for the social and economic divides that the medical community must overcome.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Lineage Logistics Acquires Cryo-Trans for $500 Million

Lineage Logistics is taking steps to be a one-stop shop for refrigerated storage. (Lineage Logistics)

Cold-storage specialist Lineage Logistics is branching into rail.

Gillian Tan | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

Pandemic Upends Logistics Market

An XPO Logistics employee works in a warehouse. (XPO Logistics)

The COVID-19 outbreak created a volatile U.S. third-party logistics market in 2020, which presented growth opportunities for 3PLs with strong carrier management, e-commerce and airfreight forwarding capabilities, while other 3PLs did not fare as well.

Evan Armstrong | President of Armstrong & Associates Inc.
April 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

A Fresh Look at the 2021 Top 50 Logistics Companies

C.H. Robinson, which ranks No. 1 on the 2021 list, has expanded its fulfillment capabilities through acquisitions.

Transport Topics has produced an annual ranking of the largest companies in this dynamic segment of the transportation business for nearly two decades, but much like the industry itself, this list continues to evolve.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

How Logistics Firms Are Handling the Pandemic's E-Commerce Boom

Employees sort crates of packages at a DHL facility in Chicago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The COVID-19 pandemic has squeezed many years of growth in online sales and e-commerce fulfillment into a single 12-month period.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 3, 2021

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