2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
Up Front
Competition has heated up in food and oil sectors.
Find out where the Top 100 are located by U.S. region.
Private fleets are expanding to meet consumer expectations for e-commerce.
Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
Nutrien
4,349
2
Tyson Foods
3,233
3
CHS Inc.
1,826
4
Dean Foods
881
5
Darling Ingredients
797
6
Nestle Transportation Co.
789
7
Mondelez International
779
8
Prairie Farms Dairy
762
9
JBS Carriers
726
10
ADM Logistics
700
11
Sanderson Farms
500
12
Valley Proteins
488
13
Foster Farms
440
14
McKee Foods Corp.
346
15
Bimbo Bakeries USA
343
16
Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution
309
17
Gilster-Mary Lee Corp.
303
18
Wilbur-Ellis Co.
300
19
Borden Dairy
295
20
Goya Foods
264
21
Dairy Farmers of America
255
22
Boise Cascade
253
23
J.R. Simplot Co.
213
24
America's Service Line
194
25
Wayne Farms
188
26
International Paper Co.
177
27
American Proteins
157
28
Cargill Meat Solutions
141
29
Franz Family Bakery
125
30
BCT Inc.
110
31
Sunrise Transport
99
32
Co-Alliance
97
33
Upstate Niagara Cooperative
90
34
Brakebush Transportation
73
35
MFPS Transport
70
36
Umpqua Dairy Products Co.
64
37
Castellini Co.
58
38
Giorgio Foods
47
39
Land O'Lakes Inc.
43
40
Perdue Farms Inc.
41
41
Golden Flake Snack Foods
35
42
National Food Corp.
33
43
RWI Transportation
26
44
ConAgra Foods
23
44
Hillyard Inc.
23
46
Mennel Milling
20
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Private Carrier News
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Navistar Launches Integrated Powertrain

Truck maker Navistar announced Feb. 26 it has made the first deliveries of its International LT Series equipped with the International S13 Integrated Powertrain.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Private

Canada to Invest in Revamp of Port Windsor Grain Terminal

Canada is investing up to $26.3 million to improve multimodal operations in Port Windsor in Ontario at a key grain terminal operated by U.S.-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. that handles corn, soya and canola.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2024
Government, Business, Private

FTC Sues to Block Kroger’s $24.6 Billion Albertsons Deal

The Federal Trade Commission, eight states and Washington, D.C., sued to block Kroger Co.’s $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons Cos. on Feb. 26.

Leah Nylen and Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Investors Flee Tumbling EV Upstarts

Investors have all but thrown in the towel on shares of EV startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid Group. 

Esha Day | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2024
Government, Business, Private

FTC, States Expected to Sue Over Kroger-Albertsons Deal

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and a group of states are poised to sue to block the tie-up between supermarkets Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos., according to people familiar with the plans.

Leah Nylen and Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2024
Business, Private

Walmart Posts Strong Q4, Weakens Forecast on Less Spending

NEW YORK — Walmart reported another quarter of great results, ending 2023 on a high note as low prices attract shoppers looking for deals in an economically challenging environment for many.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
February 20, 2024
Government, Business, Private

Colorado Files Lawsuit to Block Kroger-Albertsons Merger

Colorado sued to block Kroger Co.’s $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons Cos. in court Feb. 14, becoming the second state to challenge the deal.

Leah Nylen and Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2024
Business, Private

Kroger CFO Departs During Uncertainty on Albertsons Merger

Kroger Co. said Feb. 5 that its chief financial officer is leaving for another company as the supermarket operator waits for regulators’ ruling on its proposed merger with Albertsons Cos.

Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2024
Business, Private

Walmart Adds Stock Grants as Perk in Manager-Retainment Push

NEW YORK — Walmart is further sweetening the perks for its U.S. store managers as it seeks to retain its leaders and attract new ones in a still competitive job market.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
January 29, 2024
Business, Equipment, Private

United Rentals Q4 Profit Rises 6.3% on Broad Demand Strength

United Rentals reported net profit of $679 million in the fourth quarter of 2023, a 6.3% year-over-year increase compared with $639 million in the year-ago period.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2024
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