Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2023
May 13, 2024
Jun. 30, 2023
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Document Type 10-K/A    
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Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2023    
Entity File Number 000-22490    
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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 Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
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    
ICFR Auditor Attestation Flag true    
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Entity Public Float     $ 1,979,790,128
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   26,438,420  
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Entity Central Index Key 0000912728    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2023    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag true    
Amendment Description Forward Air Corporation (“Forward,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A (this “Amendment”) to amend the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 15, 2024 (the “2023 10-K”), to include the information required by Items 10 through 14 of Part III of Form 10-K. This information was previously omitted from the 2023 10-K in reliance on General Instruction G (3) to Form 10-K, which permits the information in the above referenced items to be incorporated in the Form 10-K by reference from the Company’s definitive proxy statement if such statement is filed no later than 120 days after the Company’s fiscal year-end. This Amendment amends and restates in their entirety Items 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of Part III of the 2023 10-K and the exhibit index set forth in Part IV of the 2023 10-K and includes certain exhibits as noted thereon. The cover page of the 2023 10-K is also amended to delete the reference to the incorporation by reference of the Company’s definitive proxy statement.Except as described above, no other changes have been made to the 2023 10-K, and this Amendment does not modify, amend or update in any way any of the financial or other information contained in the 2023 10-K. This Amendment does not reflect events occurring after the date of the filing of our 2023 10-K. Accordingly, this Amendment should be read in conjunction with our 2023 10-K and with our filings with the SEC subsequent to the filing of our 2023 10-K.Pursuant to Rule 12b-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), this Form 10-K/A also contains certifications pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which are attached hereto. Because no financial statements have been included in this Amendment and this Amendment does not contain or amend any disclosure with respect to Items 307 and 308 of Regulation S-K, paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of the certifications have been omitted. Terms used but not defined herein are as defined in our 2023 10-K.