2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
Up Front
Competition has heated up in food and oil sectors.
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Private fleets are expanding to meet consumer expectations for e-commerce.
Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
Walmart Inc.
6,556
2
Core-Mark Holding Co.
1,101
3
Walgreen Co.
971
4
SE Independent Delivery Services
633
5
Contract Transportation Systems
540
6
Bunzl Distribution USA
502
7
Ace Hardware Corp.
477
8
The H.T. Hackney Co.
443
9
O'Reilly Auto Enterprises
413
10
Costco Wholesale Corp.
407
11
Hobby Lobby Stores
406
12
Dunkin' Brands Group
397
13
Lowe's Home Centers
393
14
Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
371
15
Autozone
356
16
Orgill Inc.
340
17
Fastenal Co.
320
18
MFA Inc.
274
19
Reddy Ice
167
20
American Furniture Warehouse
149
20
Carter Lumber Co.
149
22
Genuine Parts Co.
148
23
Ferguson Enterprises
139
24
Variety Wholesalers
87
25
J.J. Haines & Co.
81
26
BWI Cos.
70
27
General Parts Distribution
66
28
Wawa Inc.
55
29
Orscheln Farm and Home
54
30
Rite Aid Corp.
50
31
Hill-Rom Holdings
46
32
Pomps Tire Service
44
33
Amazon Logistics
41
34
Fisher Auto Parts
32
35
Pioneer Hi-Bred
24
36
American Tire Distributors
21
37
Dollar Tree
18
37
Target Transportation
18
39
Simoniz USA
11
40
American Furniture Rentals
10
40
Tractor Supply Co.
10
42
Savers
6
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Private Carrier News
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Navistar Launches Integrated Powertrain

Truck maker Navistar announced Feb. 26 it has made the first deliveries of its International LT Series equipped with the International S13 Integrated Powertrain.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Private

Canada to Invest in Revamp of Port Windsor Grain Terminal

Canada is investing up to $26.3 million to improve multimodal operations in Port Windsor in Ontario at a key grain terminal operated by U.S.-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. that handles corn, soya and canola.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2024
Government, Business, Private

FTC Sues to Block Kroger’s $24.6 Billion Albertsons Deal

The Federal Trade Commission, eight states and Washington, D.C., sued to block Kroger Co.’s $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons Cos. on Feb. 26.

Leah Nylen and Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Investors Flee Tumbling EV Upstarts

Investors have all but thrown in the towel on shares of EV startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid Group. 

Esha Day | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2024
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
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