2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Up Front
Competition has heated up in food and oil sectors.
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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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Top 100 News
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS, Startup Begin First Regular Drone Deliveries in US

UPS

UPS Inc. and a startup drone partner began the first continuing commercial drone deliveries in the United States, making a short flight carrying a medical sample between North Carolina hospitals March 26.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters, YRC Strike Tentative Deal on Labor Contract

YRC Worldwide truck

The chief negotiator for the Teamsters union announced that a tentative accord has been reached with YRC Worldwide for a new collective bargaining agreement covering 24,000 drivers and freight handlers at YRC Freight, one of the nation’s largest less-than-truckload carriers, and two of YRC’s...

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
March 22, 2019
Business, Top 100

FedEx Names Don Colleran New CEO of Express

FedEx Corp. named company veteran Don Colleran president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express, the latest change linked to a shakeup of the shipping company’s top executives last month.

March 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Earnings Take a Hit as International Shipping Slows

FedEx warehouse

FedEx Corp. reported higher revenue but lower profits in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 and cut its earnings forecast for the remainder of the year.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
March 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Old Dominion Moves Into Expanded Facility in Mobile

Old Dominion Freight Line

Trucking company Old Dominion Freight Line held a ribbon-cutting March 13 to celebrate its move to a larger facility for its Mobile, Ala., service center, one of five in the state.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

New England Motor Freight Increases Severance Packages for Employees

Parked NEMF trucks

About 2,500 workers will get additional severance pay from New England Motor Freight, a New Jersey-based carrier that declared bankruptcy in February, according to an attorney representing terminated employees.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Tennessee Panel OKs $10 Million for FedEx Project in Memphis

Gibson Guitar factory

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee panel has approved a $10 million economic development grant to establish the FedEx Logistics headquarters in downtown Memphis.

March 11, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

February Class 8 Orders Slow; Backlog Falls

Oakley Transport truck

Class 8 orders for February trickled in to reach 16,900, down 58% compared with a year earlier, reflecting a backlog already swollen by record demand in 2018, reports ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

In Driver Recruitment, Both Old and New Media Matter

Heartland direct mail

Today’s recruitment efforts to attract truck drivers have tended to lean on digital media. But in a sea of digital information, recruitment opportunities can be lost. That concern is why some trucking companies are returning to older media approaches for recruitment.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

TFI International Acquires Schilli, Toronto Tank Lines

TFI International

TFI International Inc., one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in the United States and Canada, is making moves in the tanker business, snapping up two trucking companies in February.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2019

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