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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Columbia Distributing (424 tractors), delivers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout Oregon, Washington and Northern California.
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YRC Worldwide Provides Mixed Initial Look at 4Q Earnings

YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a holding company for less-than-truckload carriers, in its initial look at fourth-quarter results forecast flat operating revenue with operating income possibly coming in more than twice as high as a year earlier.

January 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shareholders Offered Option of Buying More Stock as Roadrunner Seeks to Recapitalize Its Business

Roadrunner truck at loading dock

Shareholders of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, who have seen the value of their holdings plummet following a finance scandal that led to the dismissal of several top executives more than a year ago, are being given a chance to buy more stock — 900 million shares to be exact — at 50 cents a...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters Exchange Contract Proposals with YRC, Holland and New Penn

YRC Freight truck

After working for eight years under a series of contract extensions, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and its two regional operations have opened contract negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2019
Business, Top 100

Saia Names Frederick Holzgrefe III President, COO

Saia

Saia Inc., a multiregional LTL, nonasset truckload, expedited and logistics services provider, announced it has named Frederick J. Holzgrefe III as its new president and chief operating officer effectively immediately, according to a Jan. 4 press release. Additionally, he has joined the board of...

January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moving Company Study Shows More Residents Left New Jersey Than any Other State in 2018

United movers map

A study by United Van Lines has revealed that Americans are moving west and south, according to a Jan. 2 press release.

January 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

United Road Services, Carlyle Group Buy Fleet Car Carriers

United Road Services carhauler

United Road Services has joined with The Carlyle Group and other investors to acquire Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

FCC Evaluates Sharing Connected Vehicle Spectrum With Wi-Fi

Two trucks platooning

The Federal Communications Commission is deciding whether further testing is needed to determine if communications between connected vehicles, including trucks, can share a slice of spectrum with Wi-Fi broadband services seeking to use it, too.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2018

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