Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2011
Jul. 25, 2011
Jun. 30, 2010
Entity Registrant Name Forward Air Corporation    
Entity Central Index Key 0000912728    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 782,940,733
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   29,508,864  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2    
Document Type 10-Q    
Amendment Flag true    
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2011
Amendment Description The purpose of this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-Q/A to Forward Air Corporation’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 27, 2011 (“the Form 10-Q”), is solely to furnish Exhibit 101 to the Form 10-Q in accordance with Rule 405 of Regulation S-T.