2021 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America

Up Front

Pandemic disruptions and their impact on the economy have upended the advantage private fleets used to enjoy.
See the headquarters locations for each of the Top 100 private carriers in North America.
The 2021 edition of the Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list reflects last year’s volatile business conditions.

Rankings

Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Sales
1 1
PepsiCo Inc.
10,870 4,658 16,137 19,430 $70.4 billion
2 2
Sysco Corp.
8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $52.9 billion
3 3
Walmart Inc.
7,400 25 - 58,826 $559.2 billion
4 4
Halliburton Co.
5,677 2,793 - 11,136 $14.4 billion
5 5
US Foods
5,426 375 - 7,096 $22.9 billion
6 6
Reyes Holdings
5,104 826 1,249 6,846 $29.0 billion
7 7
Performance Food Group
4,767 508 - 6,091 $25.1 billion
8 8
McLane Co.
3,852 109 31 5,833 $46.8 billion
9 11
Tyson Foods
2,594 46 - 5,024 $43.2 billion
10 25
Helena Agri-Enterprises
2,552 1,792 - 2,670 -
11 10
NexTier Oilfield Solutions
2,436 424 - 3,373 $1.2 billion
12 13
Basic Energy Services
2,218 642 - 1,880 $0.4 billion
13 9
Schlumberger Limited
2,101 363 - 5,582 $23.6 billion
14 12
United Rentals
2,047 3,730 - 2,361 $8.5 billion
15 14
Gordon Food Service
1,875 16 - 2,695 $14.0 billion
16 19
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United
1,595 554 - 1,854 -
17 18
American Air Liquide Holdings
1,586 3,858 - 2,203 $23.4 billion
18 17
DOT Foods
1,568 10 40 2,645 -
19 20
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI)
1,548 6 - 4,701 $26.5 billion
20 16
Sunbelt Rentals
1,537 3,517 - 1,507 $5.4 billion
21 15
CHS Inc.
1,534 1,868 - 5,746 $28.4 billion
22
Amazon.com Inc.
1,395 12,373 - 37,390 $386.1 billion
23 22
The Quikrete Cos.
1,348 5 - 2,051 -
24 23
Pilot Co.
1,341 28 - 1,688 -
25 27
Cemex USA
1,229 3,597 - 2,257 $6.8 billion
26 36
Ashley Furniture Industries
1,215 78 6 4,040 -
27 30
Clean Harbors
1,172 4,444 - 3,915 $3.1 billion
28 28
ProPetro Holding Corp.
1,156 32 - 1,662 $0.8 billion
29 29
Ahold USA/Delhaize America
1,149 724 - 4,577 $51.8 billion
30 24
Cudd Energy Services
1,126 291 - 1,399 -
31 58
Prairie Farms Dairy
1,120 1,649 318 3,671 -
32 32
Core-Mark Holding Co.
1,099 137 - 1,315 $17.0 billion
33 31
Ben E. Keith Co.
1,094 73 - 1,348 -
34 33
FTS International
1,083 74 - 1,343 $0.3 billion
35 46
Energy Transfer Partners
1,075 101 - 1,289 $39.0 billion
36 37
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
1,064 - - 876 -
37 49
Medline Inc.
973 348 - 1,279 $13.9 billion
38 38
Walgreen Co.
959 23 - 2,595 $139.5 billion
39 35
Albertsons Cos.
948 - - 3,309 $69.7 billion
40 39
The Kroger Co.
943 15 - 14,078 $132.5 billion
41 40
CRH Americas
930 1,745 - 2,338 $11.3 billion
42 42
Maxim Crane Works
882 641 - 1,818 -
43 43
Sherwin-Williams Co.
861 1 - 2,119 $18.4 billion
44 44
Swire Coca-Cola USA
853 278 - 1,172 $2.3 billion
45 45
BlueLinx Holdings
836 44 - 848 $3.1 billion
46 52
ABC Supply Co.
820 3,050 - 1,150 $12.1 billion
46 48
Darling Ingredients
820 710 245 4,340 $3.6 billion
48 47
Mondelez International
808 64 - 1,031 $8.2 billion
49 21
Univar Solutions
769 65 - 2,047 $6.6 billion
50 61
Anheuser-Busch Cos.
759 148 - 800 $15.6 billion
51 60
Shaw Industries Group
750 55 - 3,000 -
52 56
Calfrac Well Services
740 203 - 1,067 $0.5 billion
53 57
JBS USA Holdings
739 - - 1,336 -
54 59
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
721 2,189 - 820 -
55
WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp.
707 274 - 1,272 $1.4 billion
56 55
Shamrock Foods Co.
696 107 - 1,028 -
57 54
Brenntag North America
691 474 - 2,158 $4.8 billion
58 64
Publix Super Markets
689 13 - 3,840 $44.9 billion
59 53
Plains All American Pipeline
680 - - 840 $23.3 billion
60 65
Veritiv Corp.
661 53 - 1,026 $6.3 billion
61 51
Messer Americas
657 228 261 2,066 -
62 72
MDU Resources Group
651 2,009 - 2,095 $5.5 billion
63 63
Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast
644 77 - 909 -
64 79
SE Independent Delivery Services
637 250 - 2,155 -
65 69
Advanced Drainage Systems
620 1 - 1,195 $1.7 billion
66 87
Costco Wholesale Corp.
611 320 - 4,725 $163.2 billion
67 67
Stericycle Inc.
603 4,186 - 2,555 $2.7 billion
68 68
Mohawk Industries
595 156 - 2,544 $9.6 billion
69 71
Beacon Roofing Supply
579 1,837 - 1,232 $6.9 billion
70 73
Air Products
578 98 339 2,000 $8.9 billion
70
KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc.
578 993 - 1,061 $0.3 billion
72 73
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
574 28 - 758 -
73 76
Herc Rentals
572 369 - 685 $1.8 billion
74 77
H-E-B Grocery Co.
567 8 - 3,002 -
75 85
Foster Farms
566 9 - 1,202 -
76 80
Sanderson Farms
556 26 - 664 $3.6 billion
77 70
Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages
553 136 - 722 -
78 78
Ecology Auto Parts
543 12 - 659 -
79 86
SpartanNash
538 4 - 1,225 $9.3 billion
80 34
Builders FirstSource
520 1,267 - 1,312 $8.6 billion
81 81
Archer Daniels Midland Co.
519 - - 1,453 $64.4 billion
82 95
The H.T. Hackney Co.
505 191 - 740 -
83 83
Ace Hardware Corp.
500 - - 1,400 $7.8 billion
84 93
Columbia Distributing
478 95 - 585 -
85 88
KeHE Distributors
472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
86 96
Bunzl Distribution USA
457 32 - 864 -
87 98
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.
456 8 - 1,543 -
88 94
C&S Wholesale Grocers
451 - - 4,543 -
89 26
Linde
450 1,423 - 1,893 $10.5 billion
90 92
Key Energy Services
430 533 - 503 -
91 82
Domino's Pizza
419 48 - 587 $4.1 billion
92 62
Nine Energy Service
415 310 - 605 $0.3 billion
93
Wilbur-Ellis
403 856 - 1,167 $3.0 billion
94 90
Valley Proteins
402 128 - 1,342 -
95
Thyssenkrupp North America
399 537 - 793 -
96 100
Dunkin'
397 12 - 450 -
97 91
Bragg Cos.
396 - - 575 -
98
Orgill Inc.
393 2 - 1,080 $3.0 billion
99
Matheson Tri-Gas
392 685 - 918 -
100
Lowe's Companies Inc.
388 3,464 - 462 $89.6 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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