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 American Air Liquide 1,472
2 Praxair Inc. 1,018
3 Air Products Inc. 589
4 Linde North America 508
5 AmeriGas Partners 386
6 Matheson Tri-Gas 344
7 Ferrellgas Partners 298
Extras
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On the Bubble

Pioneer Natural Resources (385 tractors), is a petroleum, natural gas and natural gas liquids exploration and production company.
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Private Carrier News

Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private

Walmart Cuts Staffing Levels at Some E-Commerce Warehouses

Walmart Inc. is cutting staffing levels at some e-commerce fulfillment centers in the U.S. as the nation’s largest private-sector employer steps up investment in automation.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2023
Business, Safety, Logistics, Private

Amazon Contractors Confront Customer Bias in Driver Reviews

Amazon trusts customers to provide an honest rating of their delivery driver. But what if the customer is biased against the driver?

March 20, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, TCA

Pie From the Sky? Walmart Drone Deliveries Take Off

Drone delivery is no longer a thing of the future. It’s happening in Hampton Roads, Va., and soon, at Walmart stores across the country.

Trevor Metcalfe | The Virginian-Pilot
March 20, 2023
Business, Private

More Amazon Layoffs: 9,000 on Top of the 18,000 in January

NEW YORK — Amazon plans to eliminate 9,000 more jobs in the next few weeks, CEO Andy Jassy said in a memo to staff on March 20.

March 20, 2023
Business, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Private

Automated Truck Developer Gatik to Make Kroger Deliveries

Autonomous technology developer Gatik is partnering with grocery store chain Kroger for deliveries via automated medium-duty trucks in the Dallas area.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 15, 2023
Business, Private

Walmart Beats Q4 Expectations, Remains Cautious on Guidance

NEW YORK — Walmart on Feb. 21 reported strong sales during the holiday season as budget-conscious consumers looking for better deals on groceries and other items flocked to its stores.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
February 21, 2023
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

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