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.
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FedEx Prepares for Unprecedented Surge Ahead of Holidays

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FedEx Corp. is positioning itself for what it is predicting will be an unprecedented peak holiday shipping season, the company said Sept. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Holiday Season Hiring Will Top 100,000 Amid E-Commerce Boom

UPS plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal works to weather the holiday season.

UPS Inc. said it will hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers to help handle an expected avalanche of holiday packages from online orders this year as shoppers avoid stores during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Business, Top 100

Old Dominion Provides Q3 Update

Old Dominion Freight Line truck

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced updates for the third quarter.

September 4, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Names Matt Herndon President of Dedicated Unit

U.S. Xpress truck

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced the appointment of Matt Herndon to president of dedicated services.

September 3, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group Acquires Remaining Shares of Pacific Coast Express Limited

Pacific Coast Express truck

Mullen Group has acquired the remaining shares of Pacific Coast Express Ltd., the company announced Sept. 1.

September 3, 2020
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

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Mouse over our interactive map to find out where the 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers are located by region in North America.

August 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Unveiling the 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers List

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Through financial and logistical challenges, the companies on this year’s Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list have been finding ways to navigate this turbulent time while ensuring that shipments continue to reach their destinations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Private Fleets Respond to Higher E-Commerce Demand

Brakebush Bros. truck

Private fleet operators have been riding a roller coaster since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2020
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August 29, 2020
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Walmart Cuts 230 Million Tons of Emissions, With Supplier Help

A Walmart truck in front of the company's fulfillment center in Bethlehem,  Pa.  (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. has cut 230 million metric tons of greenhouse gases out of its supply chain in the past three years, putting the world’s largest retailer on track to achieve its 2030 emissions goal.

Emily Chasan | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2020

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