2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
Up Front
Here’s how shippers are coping with an increasingly constrained freight market.
Find out which North American regions host the largest private carriers.
How shippers are making better use of their limited hauling capacity.
Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
Walmart Transportation
6,472
2
Core-Mark Holding Co.
1,108
3
Walgreen Oshkosh Inc.
920
4
SE Independent Delivery Services
691
5
Bunzl Distribution USA
686
6
Contract Transportation Systems
508
7
Ace Hardware Corp.
469
8
The H.T. Hackney Co.
441
9
Dunkin' Brands Group
430
10
Lowe's Home Centers
409
11
O'Reilly Auto Enterprises
386
12
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
364
13
Autozone
363
14
Costco Wholesale Corp.
354
15
Hobby Lobby Stores
342
16
CVS Caremark
318
17
Orgill Inc.
313
18
Fastenal Co.
301
19
Owens & Minor Distribution
282
20
MFA Inc.
274
21
Ferguson Enterprises
246
22
Reddy Ice
191
23
General Parts Distribution (Carquest)
163
24
Genuine Parts Co.
162
25
American Furniture Warehouse
149
25
Carter Lumber Co.
149
27
J.J. Haines & Co.
81
28
Southern States Cooperative Inc.
76
29
Wawa Inc.
75
30
Rite Aid Corp.
67
31
Orscheln Farm and Home
54
32
Amazon Logistics
46
32
Hill-Rom Holdings
46
34
Pomps Tire Service
44
35
Fisher Auto Parts
30
36
Pioneer Hi-Bred
24
37
American Tire Distributors
21
38
Dollar Tree
18
38
Target Transportation
18
40
American Furniture Rentals
9
41
Savers
4
Extras
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On the Bubble

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Private Carrier News
Government, Business, Private

Kroger, Albertsons Agree to Divest More Stores

Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. agreed to divest more stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers, seeking to make their planned $24.6 billion merger more appealing to antitrust authorities.

John J. Edwards III | Bloomberg News
April 22, 2024
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
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