Southwest home to top trucking companies

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If you live — or want to move to — the U.S. Southwest, there are plenty of trucking companies located in the land where it’s hot, but where people are quick to add, “But, it’s a dry heat …”

The states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah are home to the headquarters of nine of the companies included in this year’s Top 250 ranking by Commercial Carrier Journal.

U.S. Southwest where you can be in four states at the same time.

The top companies located there include (Rank. Company. Location. Type of company. Number of drivers. Website):

3. Swift. Phoenix, Az., General freight, 23,414 drivers,

21. C.R. England, West Valley City, Utah, Refrigerated, 6,895 drivers,

24. Knight Transportation, Phoneix, Az., General freight, 5,181 drivers,

78. MVT Services/Mesilla Valley Transportation, Las Cruces, NM., General freight, 1,648 drivers,

93. Estenson Logistics, Mesa, Az., Dedicated contract carriage, 1,234 drivers,

149. Graebel Van Lines, Aurora, Colo., Household goods, 890 drivers,

165. JBS Carriers, Greeley, Colo., Refrigerated, 571 drivers,

201. Pride Transport, Salt lake City, Utah, Refrigerated, 471 drivers,