2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Competition has heated up in food and oil sectors.
Find out where the Top 100 are located by U.S. region.
Private fleets are expanding to meet consumer expectations for e-commerce.

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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Extras
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August 26, 2019
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Interactive Map: Where the 2019 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

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Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

August 22, 2019
Business, Top 100

Celadon Gets $165 Million Infusion From Luminus Management

Celadon receives big investment from Luminus Management.

An investor that helped Celadon Group Inc. refinance its debt has acquired nearly half of the company through a $165 million deal that the motor carrier said will help it move forward with its turnaround plans.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon-FedEx Split Sets Battle Lines in E-Commerce Delivery Feud

A FedEx Ground truck

FedEx Corp.’s retreat from handling packages for Amazon.com Inc. signals that the lines are being drawn in the battle over surging e-commerce shipments.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 8, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Jack Cooper Files for Bankruptcy, but Pledges 'Business as Usual'

A Jack Cooper truck transports cars down a highway.

Despite filing for bankruptcy, it will be “business as usual” for Jack Cooper Ventures Inc.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner to Focus on 3PL, LTL After Net Losses in 2Q

Roadrunner Transportation Systems truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. will narrow future operations to logistics and less-than-truckload after a disappointing second quarter, company officials said in an Aug. 7 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 100

FedEx Ends Ground-Delivery Deal With Amazon

fedex

FedEx Corp. is ending its ground-service delivery contract with Amazon.com, a sign the delivery giant is pulling away from the largest U.S. e-commerce company and focusing on other clients in the market, such as Walmart and Walgreens.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Freight, Agriculture Stakeholders Express Support for USMCA Trade Deal

Derek Leathers

WASHINGTON — Derek Leathers, the top executive of Werner Enterprises, joined other business leaders for a hearing on Capitol Hill on July 30 to call on lawmakers to approve a landmark new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

July 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Covenant 2Q Transport Revenue Up, Net Income Down

Covenant truck

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. reported earnings of 33 cents per share on $6.1 million in net income in the quarter ending June 30, the company said in a July 24 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Sets Revenue Record in 2Q

Forward Air logo on trailer

Forward Air Corp.’s net income dropped 8.2% from the same quarter last year, the Greeneville, Tenn.-based company reported July 26. But at the same time, the company set a second-quarter record for revenue.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2019

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