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, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Ryder Acquires Last-Mile Delivery Carrier MXD Group

Ryder System Inc. is acquiring all of the outstanding equity of MXD Group, an e-commerce fulfillment provider, with its North American network of facilities, including last-mile capabilities.

April 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Pilots Complain About Shortage of Airplanes

UPS Inc. already was in trouble with Wall Street over a long-term investment plan to cope with soaring e-commerce. Now the company is clashing with its pilots union because of a short-term fix for the same challenge.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Begins Regular Cargo Flights Out of San Bernardino Airport

UPS Inc. has started operating five cargo flights a week out of San Bernardino International Airport, officials announced March 26.

Brian Whitehead | San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun
March 28, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Logistics Revenues Due to Go Up in Quarterly Reports, but Margins Still Drag Down Profits

Third-party logistics firms capitalized on stronger demand to transport freight this summer but spent more to purchase trucks, resulting in what Wall Street analysts predict will be a mixed-earnings season.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2017
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Universal Expects Growth in Operating Income, EPS for First Time Since 2015

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. expects revenue to grow about 10% in the third quarter when earnings are released after the market closes Oct. 26.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2017
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Cardinal Logistics to Lay Off 69 Employees in Virginia on Dec. 2

Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. will lay off 69 employees in Salem, Va., on Dec. 2 because of the “unexpected termination of a major business contract,” according to a filing with the state. Most of the 69 are truck drivers.

October 6, 2017
Top 50

North American Ports

Port of Los Angeles

A working group tasked with setting standards on port performance has not convened once in 2017 after business leaders and unions battled over whether to include metrics such as truck turn times and chassis availability in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s first annual report to Congress.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2017
Top 50

Focus on Air Cargo

FedEx cargo plane

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September 11, 2017
Top 50

Map: Where They Are

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September 11, 2017
Top 50

Top Cargo Airports in North America

September 11, 2017

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