2022 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
Up Front

Shippers work to improve the efficiency and reliability of their private fleet operation, starting with attracting, retaining drivers.

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

Top 100 companies overcome supply chain constraints and stiff competition for drivers; now they face mixed economic signals.

Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
PepsiCo North America Beverages
9,512
2
Reyes Beer Division
1,680
3
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United
1,595
4
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling
931
5
Swire Coca-Cola USA
867
6
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
823
7
Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution
795
8
Anheuser-Busch Cos.
758
9
Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast
644
10
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
574
11
Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages
504
12
Columbia Distributing
486
13
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
336
14
Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
327
15
Buffalo Rock Co.
289
16
Breakthru Beverage Group
215
17
Manhattan Beer Distributors
190
18
BlueTriton Brands
186
19
JJ Taylor Distributing
170
20
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country
164
21
Gulf Distributing Holdings
155
22
Odom Corp.
154
23
Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Co.
150
24
Republic National Distributing Co.
143
25
Chesterman Co.
137
26
Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
124
27
Clark Beverage Group
119
28
Virginia Eagle Distributing
101
29
North Florida Sales
94
30
Long Beverage Inc.
78
31
Anheuser-Busch Sales 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
47
38
Birrell Bottling Co.
38
39
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin
33
40
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of New Haven
30
40
Shore Point Distributing Co.
30
42
Pepsi Cola Bottling of Ogden (Utah)
27
43
Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington
25
44
House of Schwan
23
44
Western Wyoming Beverages
23
46
Interactions Inc.
22
47
Corwin Beverage Co.
20
Extras

Fleets, shippers debate how best to use and share the growing amount of data they are collecting.

Shifting market conditions, notable mergers and acquisitions help reshape competitive landscape in many industry sectors.

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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