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Market Shifts, Mergers Alter Private Fleet Sector Rankings

A Tyson Foods truck on an interstate A Tyson Foods truck rolls down an interstate highway. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The largest private carriers in North America participate in many segments of the economy, from agriculture to manufacturing and retail. All of them have been dealing with various forms of disruption during the past year.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 27, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Private Fleets Face Stiff Competition From For-Hire Carriers in Battle for Drivers

Truck driver image Surging freight demand and a worsening labor shortage are two primary headwinds facing private fleets. (kali9/Getty Images)

Private fleets once had a clear advantage in the endless competition to hire trained truck drivers and provide them with the equipment needed to move America’s goods. But the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have upended that advantage.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 27, 2021
Business, Equipment

Presenting the 2021 Top 100 Private Carriers

PepsiCo is No. 1 on the 2021 Top 100 Private Carrier rankings PepsiCo Inc. remains No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list for 2021. (Melissa Golden)

Although the top eight private carriers are unchanged from a year ago, there are some significant shifts and several notable newcomers elsewhere on the 2021 Top 100 Private Carriers list.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 100

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Reimagining Trucking'

Reimagining trucking Getty Images

Our July 18 LiveOnWeb program, “Reimagining Trucking,” explored just how intensely for-hire carriers are embracing technology and innovation in a competitive marketplace. Watch the replay.

July 11, 2018

Introducing Top 100 For-Hire Individual Company Pages

Transport Topics has expanded its Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings to include individual company pages with previously unpublished data for every company on our list. Check it out, and watch for our randomly selected Top 100 Company of the Day on the bottom of each weekday morning!

November 9, 2015

Replay: Top 100 Private Carriers and Coping With Driver Shortages

Transport Topics

The Top 100 Private Carrier list is out, and we took a deeper dive into the companies and assessed the impact of the driver shortage on the private carrier ranks in a LiveOnWeb program. Watch the replay.

September 4, 2015
Business, Technology

Replay: LiveOnWeb Focus on 2015 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers, Capacity Issue

Bob Costello, Dan Bearth, Jeff Mason

Watch the replay of our July 15 LiveOnWeb program dedicated to an analysis of the 2015 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers rankings and a discussion of capacity issues.

July 15, 2015

The Top 100 List: 2015 For-Hire Carrier Rankings

Here is the 2015 Transport Topics Top 100 list of for-hire carriers. Companies are ranked by 2014 revenue unless otherwise footnoted.

July 13, 2015

LiveOnWeb: Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers

Watch a replay of today's live streaming broadcast analyzing the companies and trends featured in the 2014 Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers issue.

August 27, 2014

The Top 100 List: 2014 Private Carriers Rankings

Here is the 2014 Transport Topics Top 100 list of private carriers. Companies are ranked by tractors. Data are provided directly by companies or by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

August 27, 2014