2017 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest Private Carriers in North America
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Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
Ashley Distribution Services
722
2
Allied Drainage Transport
675
3
Shaw Transport
643
4
FCA Transport
495
5
Mohawk Carpet Transportation of Georgia
488
6
Leggett & Platt Inc.
370
7
ThyssenKrupp USA
349
8
IFCO Systems/Chep USA
338
9
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
332
10
Whiteline Express
312
11
Tempur Sealy International
282
12
La-Z-Boy Logistics/England Furniture/Kincaid Furniture
263
13
Bassett Furniture Industries/Zenith Freight Lines
246
14
Ford Motor Co.
213
15
Ryerson Cos.
202
16
Andersen Corp.
168
17
Batesville Logistics
167
18
Huttig Building Products
165
19
Boeing Co.
136
20
Howard Transportation
135
21
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
126
22
Austin Powder Co.
111
23
Product Distribution Co.
105
24
Foamex LP
93
25
Toyota Transport/ Toyota Logistics Services
91
26
Associated Materials
70
27
Unifi Manufacturing
64
28
Greif Packaging
52
29
Deere & Co.
47
30
ProVia Logistics
28
Extras
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 Private Carriers
109

On the Bubble

Wilbur-Ellis Co. (364 tractors), is an international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients.
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Private Carrier News
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
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Workers Say They Struggle to Afford Food, Rent

Five years after Amazon.com Inc. raised wages to $15 an hour, half of warehouse workers surveyed by researchers say they struggle to afford enough food or a place to live.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2024
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