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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Penske Announces Fleet Upgrade Leasing Program

Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing launched a program that lets carriers sell their old trucks so they can lease a new one, the company announced Dec. 7.

December 7, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Plans to Split Into Two Companies

An XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. plans to split into two by spinning off its logistics business in a tax-free transaction that will create a separate publicly traded company.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx to Buy ShopRunner in E-Commerce Push

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

FedEx Corp. has agreed to acquire ShopRunner, an e-commerce service that provides shipping for more than 100 brands, as the courier seeks to deepen its ties with online shoppers.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Logistics to Acquire Black Horse Carriers

Black Horse Carriers Penske electric truck

Penske Logistics announced it reached an agreement to acquire Chicago-based trucking company Black Horse Carriers Inc.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Coronavirus Likely Altered Supply Chains Permanently, XPO’s Chowdhury Says

XPO truck

Supply chains have changed dramatically to adapt to the coronavirus, but many of those changes may outlast the pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
Business, Top 50

Top 50 Global Freight Carriers Face Major Disruption

Port of LA

Despite pandemic challenges, the companies ranked on the Transport Topics 2020 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list have adjusted their operations to keep pace with ever-changing market conditions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Unveils Four Electric Tractor-Trailers

DHL Byd vehicle

DHL furthered its green efforts with the launch of a new fleet of electric tractor-trailer vehicles, the company announced Nov. 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 18, 2020
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Map: Where They Are

2020 Top Global Freight Carriers Map

View a world map that pinpoints the geographical breakdown by country for the 2020 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers.

November 14, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Ports See Huge Volume Swings in 2020

Port

Amid these dramatic swings in demand, ports have continued to pursue infrastructure improvement projects.

November 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

North America’s Busiest Cargo Airports

Miami Airport

While it remains to be seen how the pandemic might shift air freight patterns over the long term, this listing of the 100 busiest cargo airports in North America provides an overview of the most important hubs for air freight.

November 13, 2020

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