2023 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
Up Front

The carriers on the TT100 list have kept busy despite a softer freight environment

Private carriers are placing increasing focus on asset utilization, costs and service

Find out where the Top 100 Private carriers are located by region

Rankings
Current Rank Company Tractors
1
Walmart Inc.
11,361
2
Amazon.com Inc.
3,909
3
Carvana
1,394
4
Walgreen Co.
1,089
5
Sherwin-Williams Co.
1,057
6
Costco Wholesale Corp.
876
7
Ace Hardware Corp.
654
8
SE Independent Delivery Services
637
9
The H.T. Hackney Co.
528
10
Bunzl Distribution USA
517
11
Hobby Lobby Stores
445
12
Orgill Inc.
422
13
Lowe's Home Centers
390
14
Autozone
372
15
Ferguson Enterprises
354
16
Fastenal Co.
328
17
Carter Lumber Co.
198
18
American Furniture Warehouse Co.
177
19
Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
164
20
Reddy Ice
129
21
Variety Wholesalers
104
22
Genuine Parts Co.
99
23
Pomps Tire Service
80
24
BWI Cos.
77
25
Wawa Inc.
60
26
Hill-Rom Holdings
46
27
Orscheln Farm & Home
43
28
Rite Aid Corp.
38
29
Fisher Auto Parts
33
30
Pioneer Hi-Bred
24
31
General Parts Distribution
17
32
American Tire Distributors
16
33
Dollar Tree
15
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The largest carriers across industries dealt with market ups and downs in 2023

Learn more about how carriers are selected for Transport Topics' Top 100 Private carriers list

Ashley Furniture’s growing private fleet streamlines furniture distribution

Former in-store and warehouse workers earn CDLs and join the retailer’s private fleet

Owners of two Top 100 private fleets offer update on planned $25 billion merger

Private Carrier News
Government, Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Thousands of Drivers File Arbitration Claims Against Amazon

NEW YORK — Thousands of delivery drivers filed legal claims against Amazon on June 11, alleging the company’s classification of them as independent contractors has led to unpaid wages.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
June 11, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, For-Hire, Private

Private Fleets Pursuing Emissions Goals More Aggressively

Across all areas of the economy, shippers are facing increasing pressure to make their operations more sustainable and to meet environmental, sustainability and governance targets.

Amanda Smith-Teutsch | Special to Transport Topics
June 11, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private

Walmart Expects E-Commerce Profits Within Two Years

Walmart Inc. said it expects to generate profits in its U.S. e-commerce business within the next two years.

Jaewon Kang | Bloomberg News
June 7, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private

Walmart Offers Workers Opportunities in Skilled Trade Jobs

NEW YORK — Walmart is offering new perks for its hourly U.S. workers, ranging from a new bonus plan to opportunities to move into skilled trade jobs within the company.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
June 5, 2024
Business, Private

International Paper Seeks to Reassure DS as Suzano Plots Bid

International Paper Co.’s top boss traveled to London to reaffirm his company’s commitment to merger partner DS Smith, downplaying a takeover offer from Suzano.

June 3, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Private

Truck-Specific Navigation Software Offers Safety, Efficiency

As navigation and routing software applications grow more granular, developers are working to integrate pertinent data to support safe, efficient fleet operations.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
June 3, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Amazon to Expand US Drone Service

Amazon.com’s Prime Air drone program has been cleared by regulators to fly devices beyond the visual line of sight of pilots, increasing range and giving more customers access to the service.

Lynn Doan | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Private

Shippers, Private Fleets Aim for Sustainability

LAS VEGAS — Despite higher costs, some shippers and carriers continue to invest in alternative fuels and zero-emission transportation to meet their corporate sustainability objectives.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 28, 2024
Business, Private, Global Freight

Walmart Delivers Strong First Quarter

NEW YORK — Walmart Inc. reported another quarter of strong results May 16 as its low prices pull in shoppers scouring for discounts with inflation stubbornly high.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
May 16, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Workers Say They Struggle to Afford Food, Rent

Five years after Amazon.com Inc. raised wages to $15 an hour, half of warehouse workers surveyed by researchers say they struggle to afford enough food or a place to live.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2024
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