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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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

Knight-Swift Reports Rise in Profit, Revenue for Q4

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. reported a surge in net income and higher total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, the company reported Jan. 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Breaking News, Top 100

Navistar, GM Cooperate on Fuel Cell System for Class 8 in 2024

International Series RH truck

Navistar Inc. announced it intends to produce a zero-emission longhaul truck using fuel cell systems supplied by General Motors and will have an International RH Series FCEV model commercially available in 2024.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Latest to Invest in TuSimple

U.S. XPress truck/TuSimple logo

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced it made a “significant” investment in autonomous trucking company TuSimple and that CEO Eric Fuller was named to TuSimple’s executive advisory board.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 26, 2021
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Mixed Results for Q4 2020

Covenant

Covenant Logistics Group Inc. posted a net loss of $25.7 million, or minus $1.50 a diluted share, for the three months ending Dec. 31, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based truckload carrier announced Jan. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Strong Q4, Full-Year Earnings

J.B. Hunt final-mile delivery

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported higher earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, but said income dipped even as revenue rose for the full year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 100

TFI Buys UPS Freight for $800 Million

UPS Freight

TFI International Inc. is acquiring UPS Freight in an $800 million deal announced Jan. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

U.S. Xpress CEO Details Economic Forecast for 2021

U.S. Xpress Enterprises truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises CEO Eric Fuller on Jan. 20 detailed the findings of an economic report his company did on the trucking industry.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Werner Invests in TuSimple to Spur Autonomous Trucking

Werner, TuSimple trucks

Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises announced it invested in TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company founded in 2015, and described it as an important milestone in the journey to become an environmental leader.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 20, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Current Stock Prices for Trucking, Logistics Companies

Stock market illustration

Same-day data for publicly traded trucking and transportation stocks in the truckload, less-than-truckload, package, logistics and leasing categories.

January 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

More Fleets Are Utilizing Remote Diagnostics

UPS remote diagnostics

A growing number of motor carriers are taking advantage of remote diagnostics to streamline vehicle maintenance and reduce downtime, but fleets must know how to filter through the data to use this information effectively.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2021

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