2021 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
Up Front
Pandemic disruptions and their impact on the economy have upended the advantage private fleets used to enjoy.
See the headquarters locations for each of the Top 100 private carriers in North America.
The 2021 edition of the Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list reflects last year’s volatile business conditions.
Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
PepsiCo North America Beverages
9,308
2
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United
1,595
3
Reyes Beer Division
1,270
4
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling
931
5
Swire Coca-Cola USA
853
6
Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution
795
7
Anheuser-Busch Cos.
759
8
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
721
9
Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast
644
10
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
574
11
Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages
553
12
Columbia Distributing
478
13
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
336
14
Buffalo Rock Co.
287
14
Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
287
16
Breakthru Beverage Group
213
17
JJ Taylor Distributing
205
18
BlueTriton Brands
186
19
Gulf Distributing Holdings
168
20
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country
159
21
Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Co.
150
22
Republic National Distributing Co.
142
23
Odom Corp.
141
24
Manhattan Beer Distributors
139
25
Chesterman Co.
137
26
Clark Beverage Group
126
27
Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
124
28
Virginia Eagle Distributing
100
29
North Florida Sales
89
30
Long Beverage Inc.
78
31
Anheuser-Busch Sales of Pomona (Calif.)
72
32
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hickory
71
33
Pepsi MidAmerica
64
34
Pepsi Cola Newburgh Bottling Co.
60
34
Quality Beverage
60
36
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York
52
37
Brown Bottling Group
48
38
Western Wyoming Beverages
47
39
Birrell Bottling Co.
37
40
Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii
34
41
Anheuser-Busch Distribution of New York
33
41
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin
33
43
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of New Haven
30
43
Shore Point Distributing Co.
30
45
Lane Sales
27
45
Larsen Beverage Inc.
27
47
Corwin Beverage Co.
26
48
Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington
25
49
House of Schwan
23
50
Interactions Inc.
22
Extras
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While industry sectors have unique demands, all have been dealing with various forms of disruption during the past year.
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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