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
Pepsi Beverages
8,578
2
Coca-Cola Refreshments
5,487
3
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
2,331
4
Femsa Logistica
1,500
5
Reyes Beverage Group
1,120
6
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United
806
7
Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution
795
8
Anheuser-Busch Cos.
714
9
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
699
10
Swire Coca-Cola USA
664
11
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
461
12
Columbia Distributing
402
13
Silver Eagle Distributors
363
14
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
292
15
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
249
16
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England
213
17
Gulf Distributing
189
18
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country
148
19
Nestle Waters North America
140
20
Clark Beverage Group
129
21
Odom Corp.
98
22
Clare Rose Inc.
97
23
Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
93
24
Upstate Niagara Cooperative
91
25
North Florida Sales
88
26
Virginia Eagle Distributing
80
27
Pepsi MidAmerica
77
28
Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
75
29
Republic National Distributing Co.
74
30
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hickory, N.C.
71
31
Pepsi Cola Newburgh Bottling Co.
60
32
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York
52
33
Brown Bottling Group
47
33
Carolina Beverage Corp.
47
35
Long Beverage
45
36
Anheuser-Busch Distribution of New York
33
36
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin
33
38
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of New Haven
32
38
Quality Beverage
32
40
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. (Virginia)
30
41
Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington
29
42
Birrell Brothers Co.
28
43
Lane Sales
25
44
Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii
24
44
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. (Logansport
24
44
Shore Point Distributing
24
47
House of Schwan
23
47
Western Wyoming Beverages
23
49
Allen Beverages
22
50
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Mansfield
21
51
Chesterman Co.
20
52
Corwin Beverage Co.
18
52
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Lincoln
18
52
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Rochester
18
Extras
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Private Carrier News
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Is Shifting to Recycled Paper Filling for Packages

Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it’s more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
June 20, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Efficient Use of Space Is Key in Weak Freight Market: Study

Over-the-road carriers waiting for an upturn in the freight cycle must make the most efficient use of their trucks’ space to best ride out ongoing market weakness, according to CSCMP.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2024
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