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 Revenue
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 28
Calfrac Well Services
1,102 364 - 1,751
$1.5 billion
28 21
Femsa Logistica
1,102 1,100 - 2,130 -
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 97
BlueLinx Holdings
836 47 - 881
$1.8 billion
42 38
Veritiv Corp.
836 97 149 1,415
$8.4 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
Government, Business, Private

FTC, States Expected to Sue Over Kroger-Albertsons Deal

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and a group of states are poised to sue to block the tie-up between supermarkets Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos., according to people familiar with the plans.

Leah Nylen and Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2024
Business, Private

Walmart Posts Strong Q4, Weakens Forecast on Less Spending

NEW YORK — Walmart reported another quarter of great results, ending 2023 on a high note as low prices attract shoppers looking for deals in an economically challenging environment for many.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
February 20, 2024
Government, Business, Private

Colorado Files Lawsuit to Block Kroger-Albertsons Merger

Colorado sued to block Kroger Co.’s $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons Cos. in court Feb. 14, becoming the second state to challenge the deal.

Leah Nylen and Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2024
Business, Private

Kroger CFO Departs During Uncertainty on Albertsons Merger

Kroger Co. said Feb. 5 that its chief financial officer is leaving for another company as the supermarket operator waits for regulators’ ruling on its proposed merger with Albertsons Cos.

Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2024
Business, Private

Walmart Adds Stock Grants as Perk in Manager-Retainment Push

NEW YORK — Walmart is further sweetening the perks for its U.S. store managers as it seeks to retain its leaders and attract new ones in a still competitive job market.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
January 29, 2024
Business, Equipment, Private

United Rentals Q4 Profit Rises 6.3% on Broad Demand Strength

United Rentals reported net profit of $679 million in the fourth quarter of 2023, a 6.3% year-over-year increase compared with $639 million in the year-ago period.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, For-Hire, Private

Kodiak Opens Truck Port at Ryder Facility in Houston

Kodiak Robotics opened a second truck port for its autonomous semis at a Ryder System Inc. fleet maintenance facility in Houston, the companies said Jan. 23.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2024
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Private

Hyzon Sends Four Hydrogen FCEV Trucks to PFG in California

Hyzon delivered four trucks to Performance Food Group’s Vistar facility in Fontana, Calif., the first deliveries of the hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle to its largest U.S. customer.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2024
Government, Business, Private

ADM Shares Plunge After Accounting Probe Places CFO on Leave

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. plunged after the U.S. agricultural trading giant suspended its CFO and cut its earnings outlook pending an investigation into its accounting practices.

January 22, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Red Sea Attacks Disrupt Food Trade, Risk Higher Grocery Costs

Chaos in the Red Sea is starting to disrupt shipments of produce from coffee to fruit — and threatening to halt a slowdown in food inflation that brought some relief to strained consumers.

January 19, 2024
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