2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America

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Rankings

Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Sales
1 1
PepsiCo Inc.
11,100 3,500 20,600 17,500 $63.5 billion
2 2
Sysco Corp.
8,577 1,202 - 10,696 $55.4 billion
3 3
Walmart Inc.
6,472 145 - 61,640 $500.3 billion
4 6
Reyes Holdings
5,443 804 1,250 6,659 $26.5 billion
5 7
Halliburton Co.
5,382 2,885 254 10,362 $20.6 billion
6 5
U.S. Foods
5,336 389 - 6,650 $24.0 billion
7 8
Nutrien
4,349 2,261 8,622 8,554 $13.7 billion
8 9
McLane Co.
3,941 135 31 5,750 -
9 11
Schlumberger Limited
3,652 517 249 5,107 $30.4 billion
10 12
Performance Food Group
2,835 214 - 3,810 $16.8 billion
11 13
Tyson Foods
2,819 40 1,390 7,329 $38.3 billion
12 14
Keurig Dr Pepper
2,331 86 538 2,749 $6.4 billion
13 10
C & J Energy Services
2,306 454 - 3,715 $1.6 billion
14 20
Basic Energy Services
1,686 386 - 1,819 $0.9 billion
15 24
United Rentals Inc.
1,673 3,069 - 1,291 $6.6 billion
16 18
CHS Inc.
1,595 2,002 - 11,247 $31.9 billion
17 19
Gordon Food Service
1,519 17 - 2,041 -
18 17
American Air Liquide Holdings
1,472 4,184 - 2,331 $23.7 billion
19 23
Albertsons Cos.
1,450 1,030 75 5,300 $59.9 billion
20 44
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United
1,427 513 - 1,915 -
21 25
Clean Harbors Inc.
1,375 5,187 21 4,361 $2.9 billion
22 26
DOT Foods
1,353 5 18 2,190 -
23 31
The Quikrete Cos.
1,248 47 - 1,899 -
24 27
Gibson Energy Inc.
1,200 - - 2,500 $6.1 billion
25 30
Sunbelt Rentals
1,191 2,681 - 1,524 $4.2 billion
26
FTS International
1,116 178 - 1,485 $1.5 billion
27 41
Core-Mark Holding Co.
1,108 134 - 1,469 $15.7 billion
28 21
Femsa Logistica
1,102 1,100 - 2,130 -
28 28
Calfrac Well Services
1,102 364 - 1,751 $1.5 billion
30 37
Ben E. Keith Co.
1,066 82 - 1,333 -
31 57
Ahold USA/Delhaize America
1,062 714 - 4,560 $44.5 billion
32 33
Pilot Flying J Inc.
1,061 35 - 1,405 -
33 35
Cemex USA
1,030 3,354 - 1,689 $3.5 billion
34 32
Praxair Inc.
1,021 1,518 - 3,188 $11.4 billion
35 36
Helena Chemical Co.
1,004 2,507 - 2,575 -
36 43
United Natural Foods
943 6 - 1,084 $9.3 billion
37 39
Builders FirstSource Inc.
940 2,312 - 1,639 $7.0 billion
38 45
Walgreen Co.
920 24 - 2,387 $118.2 billion
39 69
Maxim Crane Works
903 99 - 1,428 -
40 22
The Kroger Co.
879 35 - 11,211 $122.7 billion
41 48
Ashley Furniture Industries
870 7 - 3,710 -
42 38
Veritiv Corp.
836 97 149 1,415 $8.4 billion
42 97
BlueLinx Holdings
836 47 - 881 $1.8 billion
44 34
Darling Ingredients Inc.
835 930 355 4,077 $3.7 billion
45 40
Key Energy Services
790 805 - 6,034 $0.4 billion
46 73
Mondelez International
779 106 - 996 $26.0 billion
47 16
Dean Foods Co.
765 761 - 2,262 $7.8 billion
48 47
Prairie Farms Dairy
761 1,218 - 2,431 $3.0 billion
49 54
ABC Supply Co.
750 2,400 262 1,000 -
50 53
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
740 - - 780 -
50 49
Univar Inc.
740 125 - 1,775 $8.3 billion
52 42
Plains All American Pipeline
730 - - 900 $26.0 billion
53 61
Shaw Industries Group
725 60 - 3,210 -
54 46
Food Services of America
714 50 - 820 -
55 52
Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
702 2,203 - 1,118 -
56 59
Supervalu Inc.
694 5 - 2,637 $14.2 billion
57 75
SE Independent Delivery Services
691 103 - 1,202 -
58 80
Bunzl Distribution USA
686 - 37 1,168 $6.5 billion
59 83
Beacon Roofing Supply
682 1,436 - 1,168 $4.4 billion
60 68
Golden State Foods
681 33 - 877 $7.0 billion
61 55
Advanced Drainage Systems
675 - - 1,200 $1.3 billion
62
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England
672 100 - 890 -
63 56
Swire Coca-Cola USA
669 242 - 801 $1.8 billion
64 60
Sherwin-Williams Co.
667 1 - 1,670 $15.0 billion
65 50
Anheuser-Busch Cos.
666 133 - 773 -
66 65
JBS USA Holdings
665 - - 1,430 $26.8 billion
67 62
Publix Super Markets
659 18 414 3,265 $34.6 billion
68 58
Shamrock Foods
655 75 75 1,098 -
69 98
Select Energy Services
653 630 - 1,763 $0.7 billion
70 63
Cudd Energy Services
638 239 - 881 -
71
ProPetro Holding Corp.
630 43 - 773 $1.0 billion
72
Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages
620 231 - 768 -
73 66
Energy Transfer Partners
605 95 - 712 $29.0 billion
74 71
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Co.
602 87 - 1,702 $60.8 billion
75
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
598 14 - 657 -
76 78
Air Products Inc.
589 94 330 2,000 $8.2 billion
77 64
Brenntag North America
587 80 - 1,487 -
78 74
Nestle USA
581 3,353 - 1,435 $26.7 billion
79
Williams Brothers Construction
575 200 - 253 -
80 15
Baker Hughes
571 63 - 355 $22.0 billion
81 77
C&S Wholesale Grocers
567 - - 1,613 -
82 79
MDU Resources Group Inc.
563 1,797 - 1,844 $4.4 billion
83 80
Stericycle Inc.
556 3,762 - 2,095 $3.6 billion
84 82
Foster Farms
536 96 10 1,621 -
85 84
Gravity Oilfield Services
529 69 - 541 -
86 76
H.E.B. Grocery Co.
517 5 - 2,355 -
87 85
Linde North America
508 1,877 - 1,421 -
88 87
Mohawk Industries
488 159 - 2,217 $9.5 billion
89 90
Ace Hardware Corp.
469 1 1 1,440 $5.4 billion
90 88
Valley Proteins Inc.
466 151 54 1,198 -
91
Medline Inc.
462 121 - 547 $10.0 billion
92 72
Oldcastle Inc.
460 894 2 1,266 -
93 100
Herc Rentals
444 300 - 447 $1.8 billion
94 91
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
441 141 176 609 -
94 93
The H.T. Hackney Co.
441 172 - 578 -
96 89
KeHE Distributors
438 1 1 742 -
97 92
Sanderson Farms Inc.
436 31 - 706 $3.3 billion
98 94
Bragg Cos.
433 - - 682 -
98 67
Nuverra Environmental Solutions
433 180 - 553 $0.2 billion
100 95
Dunkin' Brands Group
430 12 - 450 $0.9 billion

Extras

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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

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