2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
Up Front
Here’s how shippers are coping with an increasingly constrained freight market.
Find out which North American regions host the largest private carriers.
How shippers are making better use of their limited hauling capacity.
Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
Sysco Corp.
8,577
2
U.S. Foods
5,336
3
McLane Foodservice
2,178
4
Performance Foodservice
2,047
5
Gordon Food Service
1,519
6
Reinhart Foodservice
1,379
7
The Martin-Brower Co.
1,374
8
DOT Transportation
1,353
9
Ben E. Keith Co.
1,066
10
Food Services of America
714
11
Golden State Foods
681
12
Shamrock Foods Co.
655
13
KeHE Distributors
438
14
Maines Paper & Food Service
426
15
PFG Customized
418
16
G & J Transportation Services
373
17
Vistar Transportation
336
18
Buffalo Rock Co.
275
19
Domino's
273
20
Panera
256
21
Labatt Food Service
250
22
Blue Line Foodservice Distribution
247
23
Perdue Transportation Inc.
228
24
Lipari Foods
220
25
Trans Papa Logistics
173
26
Artic Glacier USA
143
27
QuikTrip Distribution
120
28
Blue Bell Creameries
89
29
Dutch Valley
70
30
Coastal Pacific Food Distributors
68
31
DPI Specialty Foods
66
32
Utz Quality Foods
51
33
Golden State Snack Foods
35
34
Jake's Finer Foods
32
35
Vendors Supply
29
Extras
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 Private Carriers
107

On the Bubble

Nexeo Solutions (386 tractors), distributes more than 24,000 different chemicals and plastic products across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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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