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
McLane Grocery Distribution
1,845
2
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI)
1,611
3
The Kroger Co.
1,404
4
Ahold Delhaize Group
1,258
5
Albertsons Cos.
957
6
Publix Super Markets
676
7
H-E-B Grocery Co.
626
8
SpartanNash
539
9
C&S Wholesale Grocers
534
10
Hy-Vee Inc.
273
11
Meijer Inc.
247
12
Bozzuto's Inc.
232
13
Wegmans Food Markets
180
14
Grocery Supply Co.
106
15
Willow Run Foods
88
16
Smart & Final
85
17
Save Mart Supermarkets
80
18
URM Stores
71
19
Schnuck Markets
69
20
Golub Corp./Price Chopper
68
21
Tops Markets
48
22
Brookshire Brothers
45
23
Eastland Food Corp.
21
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.

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, Global Freight

Amazon Prime Memberships in US Gain 8% to New High

Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime subscription service hit a new high of 180 million U.S. shoppers in March, up 8% from a year earlier, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2024
Business, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Eyes Record High

Wall Street investors are finally doing what analysts have been recommending all along: buying Amazon.com Inc.

Subrat Patnaik | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private, TCA

Inside an Amazon Last-Mile Delivery Station

Take a look inside one of Amazon's newest delivery stations, where 40,000 to 50,000 packages a day are sorted and handed off to drivers to take them to their final destination. 

Angela Palermo | The Idaho Statesman
April 3, 2024
Government, Business, Private

Lawmakers Urge FTC to Take Action on Grocery Profits

A group of lawmakers wants the FTC to take action against large retailers, such as Amazon and Walmart, that increased profits during the COVID-19 pandemic and have kept prices high since.

Leah Nylen | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2024
Business, Private

Kroger Closing Three E-Commerce Facilities in Texas, Florida

NEW YORK — Kroger is shuttering three spoke facilities in its Texas and Florida e-commerce operations, the grocery chain confirmed this week.

March 28, 2024
Business, Private

Home Depot Buys SRS Distribution in $18 Billion Deal

Home Depot will buy SRS Distribution, a materials provider for professionals, in a deal valued at approximately $18.25 billion.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
March 28, 2024
Business, Private

Big Grocers Profited From Pandemic More Than Smaller Rivals

Large grocery retailers’ annual profits rose during the COVID-19 pandemic and have remained elevated since, which warrants deeper scrutiny, says a report by the Federal Trade Commission.

Emily Birnbaum | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2024
Business, Safety, Private, Global Freight, TCA

Amazon Reports ‘Measurable Progress’ on Worker Safety

Amazon’s safety data shows a decline in its warehouse injury rate in 2023, marking an improvement for the second consecutive year, but critics disagree with how the company measures safety.

Lauren Rosenblatt | The Seattle Times
March 18, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private, TCA

Walmart Launches Express On-Demand Early-Morning Delivery

Walmart has launched an early delivery service it says will get products to your door on demand in as little as 30 minutes, starting at 6 a.m.

Robert Higgs | cleveland.com
March 13, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, For-Hire, Private

PepsiCo, Estes Express Earn Sustainability Pathfinder Awards

NEW ORLEANS — Transport Topics has presented its inaugural Sustainability Pathfinder awards to PepsiCo and Estes Express in recognition of efforts to curb emissions and eliminate waste.

March 6, 2024