2019 Top Agriculture & Food Processing Carriers

2019 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 3,233
3 CHS Inc. 1,826
4 Dean Foods 881
5 Darling Ingredients 797
6 Nestle Transportation Co. 789
7 Mondelez International 779
8 Prairie Farms Dairy 762
9 JBS Carriers 726
10 ADM Logistics 700
11 Sanderson Farms 500
12 Valley Proteins 488
13 Foster Farms 440
14 McKee Foods Corp. 346
15 Bimbo Bakeries USA 343
16 Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution 309
17 Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. 303
18 Wilbur-Ellis Co. 300
19 Borden Dairy 295
20 Goya Foods 264
21 Dairy Farmers of America 255
22 Boise Cascade 253
23 J.R. Simplot Co. 213
24 America's Service Line 194
25 Wayne Farms 188
26 International Paper Co. 177
27 American Proteins 157
28 Cargill Meat Solutions 141
29 Franz Family Bakery 125
30 BCT Inc. 110
31 Sunrise Transport 99
32 Co-Alliance 97
33 Upstate Niagara Cooperative 90
34 Brakebush Transportation 73
35 MFPS Transport 70
36 Umpqua Dairy Products Co. 64
37 Castellini Group 58
38 Giorgio Foods 47
39 Land O'Lakes Inc. 43
40 Perdue Farms Inc. 41
41 Golden Flake Snack Foods 35
42 National Food Corp. 33
43 RWI Transportation 26
44 Hillyard Inc. 23
44 ConAgra Foods 23
46 Mennel Milling 20
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