2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
Up Front
Competition has heated up in food and oil sectors.
Find out where the Top 100 are located by U.S. region.
Private fleets are expanding to meet consumer expectations for e-commerce.
Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
Sysco Corp.
8,544
2
US Foods
6,968
3
Performance Foodservice
2,175
4
McLane Foodservice
2,065
5
Gordon Food Service
1,939
6
DOT Transportation
1,410
7
Reinhart Foodservice
1,347
8
The Martin-Brower Co.
1,279
9
Ben E. Keith Co.
1,066
10
Food Services of America
714
11
Shamrock Foods Co.
666
12
Domino's
517
13
KeHE Distributors
428
15
PFG Customized
415
16
Vistar Transportation
388
17
Golden State Foods
382
18
Lipari Foods
299
19
Panera
289
20
Perdue Transportation
279
21
Buffalo Rock Co.
275
22
Merchants Foodservice
273
23
Blue Line Foodservice Distribution
261
24
Labatt Food Service
256
25
Trans Papa Logistics
173
26
Arctic Glacier USA
138
27
QuikTrip Distribution
125
28
Co-Alliance
97
29
G&C Foods
94
30
Blue Bell Creameries
83
31
Coastal Pacific Food Distributors
68
32
Dutch Valley
67
33
DPI Specialty Foods
66
34
Utz Quality Foods
51
35
Orion Food System/Land Mark Products
39
36
Vendors Supply
36
37
Golden Flake Snack Foods
35
38
Jake's Finer Foods
32
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Private Carrier News
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
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