2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
  • Sponsored by:

    TMW Systems

    TMW Systems® is a leading, transportation-enterprise technology provider to for-hire and private fleets, freight brokers and 3PL operations that deliver high performance. Our more than 2,000 customers collectively manage over $70 billion in annual freight spend, direct more than 500,000 power units and maintain more than 2 million assets with our transportation management systems (TMS) and asset maintenance management software. TMW Systems is part of the Transportation and Logistics group of Trimble® Navigation. www.tmwsystems.com

  • Sponsored by:

    EFS

    WEX | EFS is a leading provider of innovative fleet payment technology solutions designed specifically to help fleets drive efficiencies and improve bottom-line performance. Serving the industry for five decades, WEX | EFS brings unparalleled service, customer-driven innovation, and the latest technologies to make payments faster, smarter and simpler. Our portfolio includes a suite of private-label corporate cards; money transfer and payroll distribution; expense management and processing services; and real-time analytics to improve intelligence, visibility and control. www.efsllc.com

Share
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.

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
About the Rankings...
Extras
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 Private Carriers
107

On the Bubble

Nexeo Solutions (386 tractors), distributes more than 24,000 different chemicals and plastic products across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
If your company appears in the 2018 list, you have a few ways to announce it! Visit our logo library to get web- and print-ready graphics.
Top 100 News
Government, Business, Top 100

Two Former Celadon Executives Charged in Fraud Scheme

Celadon headquarters

The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors on Dec. 5 charged two former top executives of Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon Group Inc. for their participation in an accounting fraud in 2016 and 2017 that allegedly inflated the company’s income and earnings per share.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Slump for Weakest November Since 2015

Freightliner eCascadia

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for November passed 17,000 and hit the second-highest point reached this year, but analysts at two data-tracking firms said it did nothing to alter the slumping direction of the overall trend.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

Schneider truck

Schneider launched an automated tool that enables third-party carriers to instantly book loads with the click of a button, the carrier said in a Nov. 26 news release.

November 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shippers, Carriers Shift Into High Gear for Cyber Monday

UPS holiday delivery

The holiday shopping season is here, and the big e-commerce day is expected to make shippers busy.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Coyote Predicts Spot Market Prices to Rise in Q1 2020

truck at loading dock

Coyote Logistics forecast truckload spot rates will increase heading into 2019’s peak season and continue into 2020 in its prediction for the final quarter of the year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Bankruptcy Should Have Little Impact on Trucking, Experts Say

Milk case in grocery store

Trucking and agriculture officials said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Dean Foods and its decision to sell its assets to the national milk marketing cooperative Dairy Farmers of America is not an indication of a broader problem in the sector, at least in the short term.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 20, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Global Shipment Giant DHL Says Worst Is Over for Trade, Brexit

DHL vehicles

The worst may be over for global trade as tensions over Brexit and the U.S.-China relationship show signs of easing, according to John Pearson of DHL Express.

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Donates 10 Tractors to CDL Schools

Schneider

Schneider is donating 10 gently used, late-model trucks to select CDL driver training programs at community or technical colleges throughout the U.S., the company said in a news release Nov. 15.

November 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization

McArthur Dairy milk, a Dean Foods brand

Top U.S. milk processor Dean Foods Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in advanced talks with Dairy Farmers of America Inc. about a potential sale.

November 13, 2019
Business, Top 100

Daseke Reports Net Loss of $273.3 Million in Q3

Daseke reports loss

Flatbed and specialized fleet Daseke Inc. reported a net loss of $273.3 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared with a net profit of $2.2 million in the same quarter last year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019

Pages

Archives
  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

  • 2008

  • 2007

  • 2006

  • 2005

  • 2004