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.


Current Rank Company Tractors
1 Sysco Corp. 8,632
2 US Foods 5,969
3 Performance Foodservice 3,901
4 McLane Foodservice 2,151
5 Gordon Food Service 2,064
6 DOT Foods 1,788
7 Frito-Lay North America 1,567
8 The Martin-Brower Co. 1,279
9 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,104
10 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,093
11 Shamrock Foods Co. 732
12 KeHE Distributors 504
13 Domino's Pizza 408
14 Vistar Transportation 382
15 Dunkin' 374
16 Lipari Foods 362
17 Eby-Brown Co. 306
18 Panera 279
19 Blue Line Foodservice Distribution 256
20 Labatt Food Service 230
21 Merchants Foodservice 228
22 Trans Papa Logistics 181
23 Arctic Glacier USA 167
24 QuikTrip Distribution 141
25 Brakebush Transportation 84
26 Blue Bell Creameries 83
27 Coastal Pacific Food Distributors 75
28 DPI Specialty Foods 71
29 Greco and Sons 68
30 Dutch Valley 67
31 Utz Quality Foods 65
32 Vendors Supply Inc. 43
33 Orion Land Mark 42
34 Jake's Finer Foods 32
35 Golden Flake Snack Foods 28
36 Golden State Foods 24


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.

Learn more about Transport Topics’ Top 100 Private Carriers publication

A multistep process that communicates why and how the new technology will make a driver’s job easier — not harder — is key.

TT's Seth Clevenger and Mike Freeze highlight the factors involved in the growth of the food service sector.

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Private Carrier News

Business, Logistics, Private

Amazon Revenue Beats Q4 Estimates, Profits Slump

NEW YORK — Amazon on Feb. 2 reported worse-than-expected profits, but its revenue beat expectations, boosted by sales in North America businesses and the cloud-computing unit AWS.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
February 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private

Fleets, Tech Developers Chart Course to More Sustainable, Efficient Supply Chains

LAS VEGAS — Electric and autonomous vehicles can help build more sustainable and efficient supply chains, but the freight transportation sector will need to overcome various challenges to realize their potential.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 2, 2023
Business, Logistics, Private

Amazon to Sell Bay Area Office Complex as Sales Growth Cools

Amazon .com Inc. is selling a vacant Bay Area office complex purchased about 16 months ago, the company’s latest effort to unwind a pandemic-era expansion that left it with a surfeit of warehouses and employees.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
January 26, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Private

Amazon Expands Prime Service to More Stores

Amazon.com Inc. is expanding a program that lets Prime subscribers use the company’s speedy delivery service when shopping on other websites.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2023
Business, Logistics, Private

Amazon to Slash More Than 18,000 Jobs in Escalation of Cuts

Amazon.com Inc. is laying off more than 18,000 employees — the biggest reduction in its history — in the latest sign that a tech-industry slump is deepening.

January 5, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, For-Hire, Private

Last-Mile Focuses on Sustainable Shipping

The trucking industry has increased its focus on sustainability this year, mostly geared toward last-mile operations.

December 8, 2022
Government, Business, Private

District of Columbia Sues Amazon for ‘Stealing’ Delivery Driver Tips

The attorney general for Washington, D.C., is suing Amazon.com Inc., seeking civil penalties for allegedly misleading consumers who thought they were tipping delivery drivers but had the money diverted to cover the couriers’ base pay.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Private

Kroger, Albertsons CEOs Face Senate Questions Over Merger

Senators pressed the CEOs of Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. on Nov. 29 about whether their proposed $24.6 billion deal to create a supermarket giant will benefit consumers in an era of rising inflation.

Leah Nylen and Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2022
Business, Logistics, Private

Walmart’s Grocery Gains Power Sales Beat and Stock Jump

Walmart Inc. jumped Nov. 15 after the retail giant reported strong quarterly results and boosted its annual forecast, putting its shares on pace to erase this year’s losses.

Janet Freund | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2022
Business, Logistics, Private

Amazon to Take Hawaiian Airlines Stake in Cargo-Hauling Deal

Amazon.com Inc. is poised to take a stake in the parent of Hawaiian Airlines as part of a deal to expand the e-commerce giant’s cargo-hauling operations.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2022