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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Matheson Tri-Gas (392 tractors), is an industrial and medical gases, propane and equipment supplier.
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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, Logistics, Top 100

TFI International Posts Profit Rebound in Q3

TST Overland Express truck

Profit at TFI International Inc. rebounded in the third quarter from pandemic lows as the carrier experienced operating income improvements.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

Heroes Among Heroes: Three Truckers Honored for Selflessness During Pandemic

Reggie Barrows, Charlton Paul Jr. and Rich Miller

Three members of the trucking industry who demonstrated courage and selflessness during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic were honored by Transport Topics during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition. See the video.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

Old Dominion Profit, Revenue Up in Third Quarter

ODFL

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.’s profit and revenue rose in the third quarter as freight demand picked up as the economy started to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic recession.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon, FedEx, UPS Boost US Warehouse Jobs Amid Online Boom

The warehousing and storage industry is one of the few sectors where employment is actually higher.

Warehouse operators across the U.S. are rushing to hire workers amid a boom in online sales, a bright spot for a labor market that faces mounting challenges.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

Covenant Logistics Reports Mixed Results for Q3

Covenant

Covenant Logistics Group reported increased earnings on lower income during the third quarter, the carrier reported Oct. 26.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

Roehl Works With Former Drivers Through Relaunch Program

Roehl Transport truck

Roehl Transport unveiled a program Oct. 21 to add hundreds of jobs for former truck drivers who want to relaunch their careers.

October 23, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Announces Strong Profit for Q3

U.S. Xpress

U.S. Xpress Enterprises posted increased earnings on a modest revenue gain during the third quarter, the fleet announced Oct. 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

Mullen Reports Profit Gain on Lower Revenue in Q3

Mullen Group truck

Mullen Group posted a gain in profit during the third quarter, helped by COVID-19-related economic subsidies, an improving economy and strong e-commerce business.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 22, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Landstar System Reports Net Income, Revenue Increase for Q3

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. saw net income reach $61.9 million during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2020
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Posts Q3 Increases in Earnings, Revenue

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. saw net income and revenue increase during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2020

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