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 Yearsort descending Company Gross Revenue (Millions) Net Revenue (Millions) Employees
1 C.H. Robinson Worldwide 15,490
est
2,241 9,114
2 XPO Logistics 12,107
est
6,470
est
62,000
3 UPS Supply Chain Solutions 11,048 5,565
est
77,000
4 Expeditors International of Washington 10,116 2,927 17,908
5 J.B. Hunt Transport Services 9,198 3,045
est
23,000
6 Kuehne + Nagel Americas 6,615
est
1,656
est
15,000
7 DHL Supply Chain 5,800 5,290
est
36,339
8 Transportation Insight Holding Co. 4,270 280
est
1,800
9 Total Quality Logistics 4,138 736 5,000
10 Burris Logistics 4,100 435
est
2,109
11 Ryder Supply Chain Solutions 3,774 2,800 15,000
12 Hub Group 3,646 449 5,000
13 Transplace Inc. 3,400
est
334
est
2,800
14 DSV Panalpina 2,970 730
est
-
15 Schneider 2,814 1,135
est
1,500
16 Geodis (North America) 2,700 1,600
est
17,337
17 NFI 2,631 2,214 14,500
18 Penske Logistics 2,600 2,040
est
20,033
19 Echo Global Logistics 2,512 393 2,593
20 DB Schenker (North America) 2,335
est
840
est
8,700
21 Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services 2,300 2,140
est
28,500
22 Landstar System 2,196
est
365
est
700
23 MODE Transportation 2,100 287 435
23 FedEx Logistics 2,100
est
1,075
est
20,000
25 Americold Logistics 1,990 1,580
est
16,000
26 Ceva Logistics (North America) 1,975
est
935
est
17,000
27 GlobalTranz Enterprises 1,651 263 1,152
28 Worldwide Express 1,650 360 2,000
29 BDP International 1,552
est
379
est
5,000
30 Werner Logistics 1,527 1,120 6,495
31 Lineage Logistics 1,440
est
1,440
est
14,000
32 Knight-Swift Transportation 1,330
est
665
est
20,000
33 TransGroup Global Logistics 1,300 580
est
1,740
34 Ruan 1,223 860 5,500
35 AIT Worldwide Logistics 1,220 256 1,719
36 Syncreon Holdings 1,203
est
1,080
est
-
37 Radial 1,200 1,200
est
4,600
38 Universal Logistics Holdings 1,190 550
est
7,550
39 Capstone Logistics 1,040
est
900
est
12,000
40 Odyssey Logistics & Technology 1,018
est
365
est
2,600
41 Uber Freight 1,011 120
est
-
42 APL Logistics (North America) 1,010
est
625
est
4,000
43 Ascent Global Logistics 974 140 950
44 Crane Worldwide Logistics 916
est
267
est
1,800
45 OIA Global 876
est
164
est
1,300
46 Pilot Freight Services 874 250 2,500
47 U.S. Xpress Enterprises 857 609 3,895
48 Cardinal Logistics 849 752 4,250
49 Radiant Logistics 847 199 603
50 Nippon Express (North America) 844 300
est
2,931
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Top 50 News
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

XPO Opening Automated Logistics Facility in Indiana

An XPO Logistics supply chain facility

XPO Logistics will open an automated logistics facility in Clayton, Ind., at one of the state’s major logistics hubs in Hendricks County. The new facility is expected to employ 800 people and become fully operational sometime this summer, according to XPO.

Rashika Jaipuriar | The Indianapolis Star
March 24, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Rides E-Commerce to $21.5 Billion Third Quarter

A FedEx employee carries a box before loading into a van at a coronavirus testing facility in New Jersey.

The continued yearlong surge in e-commerce brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic sent FedEx’s year-over-year fiscal third-quarter net revenue up 23% to $21.5 billion, compared with $17.4 billion in the same period in 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 50

XPO Sets GXO Logistics as Name of New Spinoff Company

XPO

XPO Logistics has selected GXO Logistics as the name of the stand-alone logistics company that it will spin off from its larger operation later this year.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Making Strides Toward Electrification

Electric

Original equipment manufacturers, shippers and environmental activist groups are aligning behind the promised benefits of zero-emission trucks, and are encouraging the trucking industry to accelerate adoption of vehicles powered by alternatives to diesel.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 11, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 50

COVID-19 Exposes Cold Chain Problems, Solutions

dry ice added to vaccine box

The coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges and opportunities for innovation in cold chain shipments.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Kuehne + Nagel Buys Apex Logistics in $1.5 Billion Deal

Trucks and trailers at the Kuehne + Nagel International AG logistics center in Haiger, Germany.

Kuehne + Nagel International AG has agreed to acquire Apex International Corp. in a deal that values the freight forwarder at about $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

February 22, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

US Steps Up Heat on Container Carriers to Ease Port Congestion

A container ship is berthed at the Kobe Port in Hyogo, Japan. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg News)

U.S. regulators stepped up the heat on ocean shipping companies and the seaport terminals some of them operate, seeking to smooth the disrupted flow of containers that are swamping America’s biggest ports and wreaking havoc on the nation’s strained supply chains.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
February 18, 2021
Logistics, Top 50

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February 10, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Chinese Package-Delivery Firm SF Holding Eyes Stake in Kerry Logistics

Employees handle packages at an SF Express store in Hong Kong. (Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News)

SF Holding Co., one of the largest Chinese package-delivery services, is exploring a potential investment in tycoon Robert Kuok’s listed logistics business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

February 4, 2021

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