2017 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest Private Carriers in North America
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Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
Agrium Inc.
4,239
2
Tyson Foods
2,380
3
Dean Foods
2,073
4
CHS Inc.
1,781
5
Frito-Lay North America
1,431
6
Darling Ingredients
1,066
7
Prairie Farms Dairy
769
8
Kellogg Snacks/Godfrey Transport
710
9
JBS Carriers
627
10
ADM Logistics
602
11
Mondelez International
582
12
Nestle Transportation Co.
581
13
Foster Farms
545
14
Valley Proteins
482
15
Sanderson Farms
456
16
Bimbo Bakeries
386
17
J.R. Simplot Co.
377
18
RWI Transportation
373
19
Wilbur-Ellis Co.
364
20
Gilster-Mary Lee Corp.
347
21
McKee Foods Corp.
346
22
Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution
331
23
Borden Dairy
305
24
Boise Cascade
241
25
International Paper Co.
219
26
Cargill Meat Solutions
215
27
Wayne Farms
203
28
Goya Foods
178
29
American Proteins Inc.
157
30
Dairy Farmers of America
138
31
Franz Family Bakery
123
32
BCT Inc.
120
33
Upstate Niagara Cooperative
91
34
Co-Alliance
80
35
MFPS Transport
72
36
Umpqua Dairy Products Co.
68
37
Perdue Farms Inc.
65
38
National Food Corp.
64
39
Land O'Lakes Inc.
50
40
Brakebush Transportation
38
41
Golden Flake Snack Foods
35
42
Giorgio Foods
31
43
Mid-South Baking
25
44
Mennel Milling
24
45
ConAgra Foods
23
45
Hillyard Inc.
23
Extras
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102

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Private Carrier News
Government, Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Thousands of Drivers File Arbitration Claims Against Amazon

NEW YORK — Thousands of delivery drivers filed legal claims against Amazon on June 11, alleging the company’s classification of them as independent contractors has led to unpaid wages.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
June 11, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Private Fleets Pursuing Emissions Goals More Aggressively

Across all areas of the economy, shippers are facing increasing pressure to make their operations more sustainable and to meet environmental, sustainability and governance targets.

Amanda Smith-Teutsch | Special to Transport Topics
June 11, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private

Walmart Expects E-Commerce Profits Within Two Years

Walmart Inc. said it expects to generate profits in its U.S. e-commerce business within the next two years.

Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
June 7, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private

Walmart Offers Workers Opportunities in Skilled Trade Jobs

NEW YORK — Walmart is offering new perks for its hourly U.S. workers, ranging from a new bonus plan to opportunities to move into skilled trade jobs within the company.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
June 5, 2024
Business, Private

International Paper Seeks to Reassure DS as Suzano Plots Bid

International Paper Co.’s top boss traveled to London to reaffirm his company’s commitment to merger partner DS Smith, downplaying a takeover offer from Suzano.

June 3, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Private

Truck-Specific Navigation Software Offers Safety, Efficiency

As navigation and routing software applications grow more granular, developers are working to integrate pertinent data to support safe, efficient fleet operations.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
June 3, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Amazon to Expand US Drone Service

Amazon.com’s Prime Air drone program has been cleared by regulators to fly devices beyond the visual line of sight of pilots, increasing range and giving more customers access to the service.

Lynn Doan | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Private

Shippers, Private Fleets Aim for Sustainability

LAS VEGAS — Despite higher costs, some shippers and carriers continue to invest in alternative fuels and zero-emission transportation to meet their corporate sustainability objectives.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 28, 2024
Business, Private, Global Freight

Walmart Delivers Strong First Quarter

NEW YORK — Walmart Inc. reported another quarter of strong results May 16 as its low prices pull in shoppers scouring for discounts with inflation stubbornly high.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
May 16, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Workers Say They Struggle to Afford Food, Rent

Five years after Amazon.com Inc. raised wages to $15 an hour, half of warehouse workers surveyed by researchers say they struggle to afford enough food or a place to live.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2024
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