What Are The USA’s Largest Trucking Companies?

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Trucking companies are truly the backbone of our country’s transportation industry. The USA’s largest trucking companies provide invaluable services that represent a vital part of our economy that keeps the world’s businesses and companies throughout the country running smoothly.

Each day throughout our nation, there are large trucks carrying millions of units of goods. Major corporations worldwide are earning billions of dollars in revenue from the logistics operations of these trucking companies.

Top Ten Largest Trucking Companies in the U.S.

This post will look at our country’s ten largest trucking companies, in no particular order, break down their contribution to our economy, and investigate how many accidents each company is involved in each year.

1. Knight-Swift Transportation

Based in Phoenix, AZ, Knight-Swift Transportation boasts over 18,000 trucks, some of which are company-owned, while others remain owner-operated. Knight-Swift Transportation has flight terminals within significant freight centers and traffic lanes throughout the United States and Mexico. Knight-Swift Transportation offers its clients a range of services through the use of various types of trucks, and its annual revenue in 2021 was reported to be $5.99 Billion. Between August 2019 and August 2021, the company’s drivers were involved in 1,222 truck crashes, 312 of which involved injuries and 31 deaths.

2. Yellow Corporation (formerly YRC Worldwide)

Based out of Oklahoma City, Yellow Corporation has held dominance in the U.S. transportation market for several decades. Founded initially as the Yellow Roadway Corporation, a bus, and taxi company, in 1924, YRC Worldwide asserted its dominance after merging with Reimer Express and Roadway, two leading North American trucking companies. The company focuses on what is known as less than truckload freight shipping (LTL), which means that they move small freight, typically in amounts that do not require the use of a whole tractor-trailer. Yellow Corporation’s 2020 revenue was reported to be $5.09 Billion. Between 2019 and 2021, it was reported that Yellow Corporation was involved in 151 truck accidents involving injuries and 18 fatal truck crashes.

3. J.B. Hunt

This massive U.S.-based trucking company is known as one of our country’s first large trucking firms to adopt a container approach, where cargo is loaded directly into trucks from ships and trains. J.B. Hunt specializes in custom freight transport equipment and logistics for Fortune 500 clients. In 2021, the company’s annual revenue was a whopping $12.17 billion. During a two-year period between 2019 and 2021, J.B. Hunt drivers were reportedly involved in 535 truck accidents involving injuries and 39 truck crashes resulting in death.

4. XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics, previously called Con-Way Freight, is a multinational trucking firm that has been a significant player in the U.S. trucking industry for almost a century. Founded in 1929 under the name Consolidated Truck Lines, the company is based in the city of Portland, OR, and currently operates in over 21 countries worldwide. The company reported total revenue of more than $12.8 billion in 2021. During a two-year period, between 2016 and 2018, XPO Logistics drivers in the U.S. were involved in 692 truck accidents.

 

5. Schneider National

Founded in 1935, Schneider National has been a leading freight corporation with offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. The company reported revenues of nearly $5 billion in 2021. Between 2018 and 2020, Schneider National drivers were reportedly involved in 264 truck accidents with injuries and 17 resulting in death.

6. Landstar System

One of our country’s largest trucking firms is Landstar System. It features a network of drivers who act as independent agents, allowing it to tap into various markets locally and globally. That network involves upwards of 16,000 tractor-trailer trucks, 10,000 owner-operators, and approximately 59,000 vehicles with other capacities. Landstar System hauls specialized and heavy items both in the U.S. and worldwide. The company’s 2021 revenue was $6.5 billion. Between 2019 and 2021, Landstar vehicles were involved in 125 truck accidents involving injuries, nine of which were fatal.

7. Werner Enterprises

Founded in 1956, Warner Enterprises is a freight transport and logistics company. In its initial public offering in 1986, Werner had just 630 vehicles. Today, Warner Enterprises operates worldwide with a fleet of more than 24,000 trailers, more than 7,800 tractors, and approximately 13,000 independent drivers. The company specializes in freight management, intermodal transport, and truck brokerage. The company’s 2021 revenue was $2.6 billion.

 

8. U.S. Xpress

When U.S. Xpress Enterprises was established in 1986, it had an operating fleet of 48 tucks. U.S. Xpress Enterprises now has over 15,500 trailers with more than 7,000 tractors that provide logistics services for major corporations throughout the United States. Its annual revenue for 2021 was 1.33 billion. Between 2019 and 2021, U.S. Xpress Enterprises drivers were involved in 211 accidents involving injuries and 13 accidents involving fatalities.

9. Daseke

Daseke, a Texas-based transportation logistics company specializing in the North American freight market, represents one of the country’s largest flatbed trucking firms. The company’s fleet consists of over 13,000 specialized trailer vehicles, as well as 6,000 tractors. Daseke’s annual revenue is approximately $1.6 billion. The company reports an accident rate of less than one accident per one million miles.

10. CRST International

CRST International is headquartered in the State of Iowa and has been a significant player in the industry since 1955. CRST is a privately held firm with a fleet of approximately 4,500 trucks and annual revenue of $1.5 billion. Between 2020 and 2021, CRST International was involved in 92 truck accidents involving injuries and 11 involving deaths.

When Large Trucking Companies Cause Accidents with Injuries

These large trucking companies are worth billions of dollars each, yet many try to escape responsibility for the accidents that they cause.

Have you suffered an injury from a New Jersey truck accident involving one of these companies? Has someone you love has been injured or died due to a trucking accident? If so, you should contact the truck accident attorneys at Richard J. Hollawell and Associates, LLC. Our team can help you fight for medical expenses, wages lost, or other costs related to the accident. We are committed to protecting the legal rights of you and your loved ones.

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