2020 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
Up Front
Fleets are changing practices for the long run while responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

See the headquarters locations for each of the Top 100 private carriers in North America.

The fleets on this year’s Top 100 list have shown resilience amid financial and logistical challenges.
Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
Tyson Foods
2,642
2
CHS Inc.
1,655
3
Dean Foods
865
4
Mondelez International
808
5
Darling Ingredients
805
6
JBS Carriers
739
7
Prairie Farms Dairy
710
8
Nestle Transportation Co.
597
9
Sanderson Farms
542
10
ADM Logistics
535
11
Foster Farms
501
12
Valley Proteins
458
13
McKee Foods Corp.
372
14
Wilbur-Ellis Co.
370
15
Bimbo Bakeries USA
338
16
Gilster-Mary Lee Corp.
303
17
Borden Dairy
296
18
Goya Foods
275
19
Dairy Farmers of America
255
20
Cargill Meat Solutions
216
21
J.R. Simplot Co.
213
22
America's Service Line
194
23
International Paper Co.
177
24
BCT Inc.
110
25
Co-Alliance
107
25
G&C Foods
107
27
Sunrise Transport
94
28
Upstate Niagara Cooperative
91
29
MFPS Transport
67
30
Umpqua Dairy Products Co.
64
31
Castellini Co.
57
32
Perdue Farms Inc.
41
33
Golden Flake Snack Foods
35
34
National Food Corp.
33
35
Giorgio Foods
28
36
Mennel Milling
24
36
RWI Transportation
24
38
ConAgra Foods
23
39
Hillyard Inc.
22
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On the Bubble

AmeriGas Partners (377 tractors), is a residential and commercial propane supplier.
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The oilfield service firm has cut staffing to 11-year low amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans have turned to cooking at home and buying in bulk, with restaurants closing across the country causing a shift in food demand.
Private Carrier News
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
Business, Technology, Autonomous, For-Hire, Private

Kodiak Opens Truck Port at Ryder Facility in Houston

Kodiak Robotics opened a second truck port for its autonomous semis at a Ryder System Inc. fleet maintenance facility in Houston, the companies said Jan. 23.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2024
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Private

Hyzon Sends Four Hydrogen FCEV Trucks to PFG in California

Hyzon delivered four trucks to Performance Food Group’s Vistar facility in Fontana, Calif., the first deliveries of the hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle to its largest U.S. customer.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2024
Government, Business, Private

ADM Shares Plunge After Accounting Probe Places CFO on Leave

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. plunged after the U.S. agricultural trading giant suspended its CFO and cut its earnings outlook pending an investigation into its accounting practices.

January 22, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Red Sea Attacks Disrupt Food Trade, Risk Higher Grocery Costs

Chaos in the Red Sea is starting to disrupt shipments of produce from coffee to fruit — and threatening to halt a slowdown in food inflation that brought some relief to strained consumers.

January 19, 2024
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