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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Top 100 News
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
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI International Reports Record Operating Income for 2Q

TFI International reported record results for its second quarter ending June 30, the company said in a July 25 press release.

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

China Rejects FedEx’s Defense for Rerouted Huawei Packages

FedEx Truck

China rebuffed FedEx Corp.’s claims that it mistakenly rerouted some Huawei Technologies Co. packages to the U.S. and warned that authorities found other violations by the American delivery firm, raising concern the company could face repercussions from Beijing.

July 26, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group’s Revenue Jumps 7.9% as Oil Service Remains in Demand

Mullen heavy-haul truck

Canadian carrier Mullen Group Ltd. increased revenue by C$23.3 million, or 7.9%, to $319 million in the second quarter ended June 30, according to a company news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

ODFL Sets Company Records as Earnings, Revenue Rise

Old Dominion Freight Line truck

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line reported higher net income and revenue in the second quarter as it achieved, amid lower shipments and tonnage, company records for revenue, operating ratio and earnings per diluted share.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Announces Strong 2Q Earnings

UPS logo and truck

United Parcel Service Inc. reported second-quarter earnings benefiting from rising demand for its Next Day Air and Ground delivery services.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 24, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Will Go to Seven-Day Ground Service in 2020

UPS

UPS Inc. is joining the seven-day-a-week delivery business, announcing July 23 that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Atlanta-based shipping giant will add Sunday nationwide ground service.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 23, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Availability of Medium-Duty E-Trucks Is Limited as Testing Continues

Penske medium-duty truck

Battery-electric medium-duty trucks may have a bright future due to their potential to reduce operational costs and improve sustainability. But currently, the availability of these trucks is limited as testing continues.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
July 23, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Reports Company Record Revenue

Marten Transport truck on highway

Marten Transport Ltd. reported the highest operating revenue and operating income in the company’s 73-year history, according to a July 18 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Strong 2Q Earnings

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. reported July 18 another quarter of profit improvement despite a weakening freight environment in the second quarter of 2019.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 18, 2019

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