2020 Top Agriculture & Food Processing Carriers

2020 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 Tyson Foods 2,642
2 CHS Inc. 1,655
3 Dean Foods 865
4 Mondelez International 808
5 Darling Ingredients 805
6 JBS Carriers 739
7 Prairie Farms Dairy 710
8 Nestle Transportation Co. 597
9 Sanderson Farms 542
10 ADM Logistics 535
11 Foster Farms 501
12 Valley Proteins 458
13 McKee Foods Corp. 372
14 Wilbur-Ellis Co. 370
15 Bimbo Bakeries USA 338
16 Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. 303
17 Borden Dairy 296
18 Goya Foods 275
19 Dairy Farmers of America 255
20 Cargill Meat Solutions 216
21 J.R. Simplot Co. 213
22 America's Service Line 194
23 International Paper Co. 177
24 BCT Inc. 110
25 G&C Foods 107
25 Co-Alliance 107
27 Sunrise Transport 94
28 Upstate Niagara Cooperative 91
29 MFPS Transport 67
30 Umpqua Dairy Products Co. 64
31 Castellini Group 57
32 Perdue Farms Inc. 41
33 Golden Flake Snack Foods 35
34 National Food Corp. 33
35 Giorgio Foods 28
36 RWI Transportation 24
36 Mennel Milling 24
38 ConAgra Foods 23
39 Hillyard Inc. 22
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Extras
Many private fleets are adjusting their freight networks as the pandemic accelerates online ordering.
The oilfield service firm has cut staffing to 11-year low amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans have turned to cooking at home and buying in bulk, with restaurants closing across the country causing a shift in food demand.
Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports $274.6 Million in Revenue for Q3 2021

Covenant

Covenant Logistics Group Inc. saw revenue increase to $274.6 million during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Oct. 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Strong Segment Growth Drives Knight-Swift Q3 Results

Knight and Swift trucks

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings reported third-quarter revenue and earnings improvements that were driven by strong segment growth.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Hub Group Acquires Choptank Transport

Hub Group logo

Intermodal and logistics company Hub Group announced it acquired Choptank Transport Inc., which was founded in 2000 and is a provider of non-asset refrigerated transportation solutions.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Amazon to Hire 150,000 Workers for Seasonal Jobs

Amazon

Amazon .com is ramping up its operations for the holiday shopping season, announcing Oct. 18 that it’s adding 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S.

Alexandria Burris | The Indy Star
October 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Opens New LTL Hub in Chicago Area

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. opened a new less-than-truckload service center in the Chicago area, the company announced Oct. 18.

October 18, 2021
Business, Top 100

AAA Cooper Expands in St. Louis

AAA Cooper

AAA Cooper Transportation, a subsidiary of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, announced it would expand its less-than-truckload capacity with the opening of a St. Louis service center this fall.

October 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Nikola, PGT Trucking Collaborate on FCEVs

Nikola-PGT

Nikola Corp. announced a collaboration with PGT Trucking Inc. that includes a letter of intent from the flatbed carrier to lease 100 Nikola Tre heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles following the satisfactory completion of a Nikola Tre FCEV demonstration program.

October 15, 2021
Business, Top 100

CFI Celebrates 70 Years in Business

CFI

CFI marked seven decades in business Oct. 1 and held a ceremony the week prior to commemorate the anniversary at its headquarters in Joplin, Mo.

October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Crunch Time at Southern California Ports as Black Friday Nears

Gene Seroka

One day after announcing the Port of Los Angeles will begin operating 24/7, port officials said they were working feverishly to get ready for what promises to be a busy stretch.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Port of L.A. to Shift to 24/7 Operations

President Joe Biden speaks about addressing the supply chain problem

Some of the nation’s largest carriers and the operators of the country’s busiest port are joining a White House effort to ease crippling bottlenecks that are vexing supply chains through expanded service offerings that include, in some cases, 24/7 operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 13, 2021

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