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Which is the Best Shipping Company?

Choosing the Best Shipping Company in 2022

Looking for the best shipping company for your freight? FreightCenter only uses the best truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers in the nation. Whether it’s LTL, TL, Expedited, or high-risk shipments, we match shippers with the best shipping companies for their needs.

Top 20 Best Shipping Companies in North America

There are a number of ways to determine While being the top company is mostly categorized by profit, we will go into the other factors that come into play. For example, how are the workers paid while on the road? Which company is best to work for? How many deliveries have been completed?

  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • XPO Logistics
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Knight-Swift
  • YRC Worldwide
  • Schneider
  • Landstar System
  • Old Dominion Freight Line
  • TFI International
  • ESTES Express Lines
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carriers
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • SAIA Freight Line
  • Forward Air
  • AAA Cooper Transportation
  • Roadrunner Transportation
  • Averitt Express
  • A Duie Pyle

Most Profitable Trucking Company 2021(USD)

For the year 2021, the 10 most profitable shipping companies have generated billions of dollars worth of their annual revenue:

  • UPS | $97.3 billion
  • FedEx | $84 billion
  • XPO Logistics | $12.8 billion
  • J.B.Hunt | $12 billion
  • TFI International | $7.22 billion
  • Old Dominion Freight Line | $5.07 billion
  • Landstar System | $1.73 billion
  • Knight-Swift | $743 million
  • Schneider | $530 million
  • YRC Worldwide | $109.1 million

Country-Wide Carrier Fleet Size

According to the US Department of Transportation, there were 996,894 for-hire carriers, 813,440 private carriers, and 83,235 other interstate motor carriers in the US with 3.6 million employed as professional drivers as of 2021. Out of the top 10, this shows how many truckers reside per company:

Workers in Fleet

  • UPS | 60,000
  • FedEx | 42,000
  • XPO Logistics | 12,000
  • J.B. Hunt | 29,000
  • Knight-Swift | 25,500
  • YRC Worldwide | 19,000
  • Schneider | 19,600
  • Landstar System | 1,500
  • Old Dominion Freight Line | 21,300
  • TFI International | 17,500
  • ESTES Express Lines | 22,000
  • ABF Freight/ArcBest | 7,000
  • R+L Carriers | 7,000
  • Southeastern Freight Lines | 5,000
  • SAIA Freight Line | 10,000
  • Forward Air | 4,700
  • AAA Cooper Transportation | 4,500
  • Roadrunner Transportation | 4,600
  • Averitt Express | 9,000
  • A Duie Pyle | 1,000

Trucks / Trailers in Fleet

  • UPS | 126,000
  • FedEx | 100,000
  • XPO Logistics | 12,100
  • J.B. Hunt | 12,000
  • Knight-Swift | 23,000
  • YRC Worldwide | 34,500
  • Schneider | 10,120
  • Landstar System | 13,000
  • Old Dominion Freight Line | 11,000
  • TFI International | 3,500
  • ESTES Express Lines | 8,500
  • ABF Freight/ArcBest | 10,000
  • R+L Carriers | 13,000
  • Southeastern Freight Lines | 10,200
  • SAIA Freight Line | 9,000
  • Forward Air | 1,700
  • AAA Cooper Transportation | 7,000
  • Roadrunner Transportation | 1,900
  • Averitt Express | 15,000
  • A Duie Pyle | 1,900

2021 Annual Trucker Wages

On average, truckers make about $59,158 per year. This amount may be lower or higher depending on the company, location, and experience.

Top 10 Annual Wages

  • Old Dominion Freight Line | $99,175
  • ESTES Express Lines | $97,315
  • Knight-Swift | $93,335
  • TFI International | $93,883
  • GP Transco | $90,000
  • ABF Freight | $89,837
  • Barr-Nunn | $87,124
  • Wal-Mart | $87,013
  • Epes Transportation | $83,921
  • Hogan Transportation | $83,876

Annual Wages: Top 20 National Carriers

  • UPS | $57,600
  • FedEx | $61,500
  • XPO Logistics | $56,953
  • J.B. Hunt | $63,024
  • Knight-Swift | $93,335
  • YRC Worldwide | $57,700
  • Schneider | $58,292
  • Landstar System | $73,944
  • Old Dominion Freight Line | $99,175
  • TFI International | $93,883
  • ESTES Express Lines | $97,315
  • ABF Freight | $89,837
  • R+L Carriers | $65,822
  • Southeastern Freight Lines | $64,059
  • SAIA Freight Line | $83,740
  • Forward Air | $83,294
  • AAA Cooper Transportation | $79,914
  • Roadrunner Transportation | $65,393
  • Averitt Express | $79,203
  • A Duie Pyle | $66,000

While wages differ by state, these are the national average trucker wages per shipping company.

Workers and Workplace Reviews (0-5 Star Scale)

  • UPS | 3.8
  • FedEx | 3.8
  • XPO Logistics | 3.9
  • J.B. Hunt | 3.7
  • Knight-Swift | 2.7
  • YRC Worldwide | 3.6
  • Schneider | 3.6
  • Landstar System | 3.7
  • Old Dominion Freight Line | 3.6
  • TFI International | 3.4
  • ESTES Express Lines | 3.6
  • ABF Freight | 3.8
  • R+L Carriers | 3.4
  • Southeastern Freight Lines | 4.2
  • SAIA Freight Line | 2.9
  • Forward Air | 3.3
  • AAA Cooper Transportation | 3.1
  • Roadrunner Transportation | 3.2
  • Averitt Express | 4.3
  • A Duie Pyle | 3.1

Finding A Personal Best

With there being a large number of shipping companies in the USA alone, there are many factors that tilt many truckers’ job decisions toward Averitt Express. Although there will never be a workplace where every employee is fully content with their job, Averitt Express treats its employees fairly within a relaxed workplace. A personal response from an employee of Averitt Express “The pay and benefits are good, and the people you work with are excellent. There’s nothing you can’t ask them for. That’s what I like about Averitt. Everybody tries to help each other out, and that’s what it’s all about.” Being in a workplace where help is by your side makes the job easier.

With so many variables, it’s nearly impossible to pick ‘the best freight company’ for your shipment. That’s where we come in – FreightCenter matches shippers with the best carriers available for their type of shipment.

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