2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest Private Carriers in the U.S. and Canada
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1 Agrium Inc. 3,930
2 Dean Foods 2,135
3 Tyson Foods 2,122
4 Frito-Lay North America 1,726
5 CHS Inc. 1,376
6 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,104
7 Darling Ingredients 1,016
8 Kellogg Snacks/Godfrey Transport 710
9 Mondelez International 680
10 ADM Logistics 602
11 Nestle Transportation Co. 596
12 JBS Carriers 569
13 Perdue Farms Inc. 567
14 Foster Farms 507
15 Sanderson Farms 469
16 J.R. Simplot Co. 408
17 Bimbo Bakeries 399
18 Valley Proteins 385
19 RWI Transportation 373
20 Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. 359
21 Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution 351
22 McKee Foods Corp. 340
23 Wilbur-Ellis Co. 296
24 Borden Dairy 290
25 Cargill Meat Solutions 245
26 Boise Cascade 237
27 Wayne Farms 216
28 International Paper Co. 197
29 Goya Foods 170
30 Earthgrains Baking Co. 152
31 Franz Family Bakery 152
32 Dairy Farmers of America 138
33 BCT Inc. 135
34 ConAgra Foods 101
35 Mid-South Baking 54
36 Land O'Lakes Inc. 44
37 National Food Corp. 41
38 Golden Flake Snack Foods 40
39 Brakebush Transportation 38
40 Giorgio Foods 26
41 Mennel Milling 24
42 Hillyard Inc. 23
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Private Carrier News
Business, Fuel, Private, TCA

Walmart Announces Sustainability Initiatives

Walmart announced June 1 it will take steps to reduce the amount of plastic and cardboard it puts in the waste stream from online orders and reduce vehicle emissions from delivery of packages.

Robert Higgs | cleveland.com
June 2, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Private

NLRB Accuses Amazon of Illegal Anti-Union Actions

Amazon.com Inc. violated federal labor law by unilaterally changing policies and terminating union supporters at its sole unionized warehouse, U.S. labor board prosecutors allege.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2023
Business, Private

Walmart Stock Outperforms Target

Walmart shares are outshining those of Target as Wall Street anticipates the shopping behemoth’s broad array of household necessities will offer shelter from slowing economic growth.

Katrina Lewis | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2023
Business, Equipment, Private

Walmart Boosts Outlook After a Strong First Quarter

NEW YORK — Walmart reported a strong first quarter and boosted its outlook for the year as the nation’s largest retailer continues to draw budget-conscious consumers.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
May 18, 2023
Government, Business, Private

Kroger CEO Vows Legal Fight for Albertsons Deal if Necessary

Kroger Co. said it’s committed to hunkering down for a long legal battle if U.S. regulators attempt to block its $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons Cos.

Brendan Case and Leah Nylen | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2023
Business, Equipment, Private

Infrastructure Spending Expected to Benefit United Rentals

United Rentals executives foresee a rosy outlook for the business and sector as a result of increased infrastructure spending in the coming months and years after posting increased year-over-year profits in the first three months of 2023, they said April 27.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
April 28, 2023
Government, Business, Private

Amazon Contract Drivers in California Join Teamsters Union

More than 80 contract drivers and dispatchers who handle deliveries for Amazon .com Inc. have joined the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

April 24, 2023
Business, Equipment, For-Hire, Private, TCA

Amazon May Charge a Return Fee at UPS Stores

If you opt to return your Amazon purchase at a UPS store, that transaction just might cost you.

Jessica Jones-Gorman | Staten Island Advance
April 19, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Private

New Executives Chosen to Steer Pilot Overhaul

Pilot Co. is to replace its top two officers with executives hand-picked by its new majority owner as one of the biggest truck stop operators readies a major overhaul of its facilities.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2023
Business, Private

Albertsons Eyes Higher Wages, Tougher Consumer Backdrop

Albertsons Cos. is anticipating higher labor costs and “a more difficult consumer environment” in a new sign of caution from big U.S. retailers.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
April 11, 2023