2018 Top Agriculture & Food Processing Carriers

2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Top Agriculture & Food Processing Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Nutrien 4,349
2 Tyson Foods 2,819
3 CHS Inc. 1,595
4 Frito-Lay North America 1,192
5 Darling Ingredients 835
6 Mondelez International 779
7 Dean Foods 765
8 Prairie Farms Dairy 761
9 JBS Carriers 665
10 ADM Logistics 602
11 Nestle Transportation Co. 581
12 Foster Farms 536
13 Valley Proteins 466
14 Sanderson Farms 436
15 Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. 371
16 Bimbo Bakeries 353
17 Boise Cascade 351
18 McKee Foods Corp. 346
19 Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution 331
20 J.R. Simplot Co. 310
21 Wilbur-Ellis Co. 300
22 Borden Dairy 295
23 Dairy Farmers of America 255
24 Wayne Farms 208
25 Cargill Meat Solutions 185
26 America's Service Line 184
27 Goya Foods 178
28 American Proteins Inc. 157
29 International Paper Co. 156
30 RWI Transportation 134
31 Franz Family Bakery 113
32 BCT Inc. 99
33 Upstate Niagara Cooperative 90
34 Co-Alliance 80
35 MFPS Transport 70
36 Umpqua Dairy Products Co. 68
37 Castellini Group 67
38 National Food Corp. 64
39 Land O'Lakes Inc. 50
40 Brakebush Transportation 41
41 Golden Flake Snack Foods 35
42 Perdue Farms Inc. 32
43 Giorgio Foods 31
44 ConAgra Foods 23
44 Hillyard Inc. 23
46 Mennel Milling 19
47 Mid-South Baking 17
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