Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Aug. 02, 2023
Cover [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2023  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 000-22490  
Entity Registrant Name FORWARD AIR CORPORATION  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code TN  
Entity Tax Identification Number 62-1120025  
Entity Address, Address Line One 1915 Snapps Ferry Road  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Building N  
Entity Address, City or Town Greeneville  
Entity Address, State or Province TN  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 37745  
City Area Code 423  
Local Phone Number 636-7000  
Title of each class Common Stock, $0.01 par value  
Trading Symbol(s) FWRD  
Name of each exchange on which registered NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   25,695,709
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2023  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0000912728