Top 100 Private Carriers

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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
Top 100

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August 27, 2021
Business, Logistics

Target to Buy Shipt for $550 Million in Challenge to Amazon

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Target Corp. agreed to purchase grocery-delivery startup Shipt Inc. for $550 million, stepping up its challenge to Amazon.com Inc. by speeding the rollout of same-day shipping.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2017
Business, Top 100

Breakthru Beverage Group to Merge N.J. Business With Allied

Breakthru Beverage Group, a major distributor of wine and spirits with operations in 15 states, is merging its business in New Jersey with Allied Beverage Group, the state’s largest distributor of alcoholic beverages, company officials said.

September 18, 2017
Top 100

Anheuser-Busch: A Timeline

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Check out this timeline on the history of Anheuser Busch.

August 14, 2017
Top 100

Interactive Map: Where The 2017 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

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Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

August 14, 2017
Top 100

Takeaway: Embracing Innovation

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Find out how some corporations are using private fleets as a proving ground for technology.

August 14, 2017
Business

Schlumberger to Buy Cameron in $14.8 Billion Oil Services Deal

By Kosuke Okahara/Bloomberg News

Schlumberger Ltd., No. 10 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of private carriers in North America, agreed to buy Cameron International Corp. for $14.8 billion, allowing the world’s largest oil field-services provider to bundle its offerings and gear more effectively.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2015