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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Nuverra Environmental Solutions (374 tractors), is an oilfield logistics and equipment company.
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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, Equipment, Top 100

Day & Ross Continues Growth Plan by Expanding Into Ohio

Day & Ross

Day & Ross detailed the potential next steps of its multiyear expansion plan amid the completion of a new facility Aug. 19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Joins UPS, USPS in Adding Fees as Holiday Delivery Surge Looms

FedEx said on Aug. 18 it would add a surcharge ahead of the holiday season.

FedEx Corp. is joining a rush to apply extra holiday fees on high-volume shippers as couriers brace for a new jump in residential deliveries during the year-end peak season.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Black Horse Carriers Joins Penske’s Electric Vehicle Program

Penske electric vehicle

Penske Truck Leasing announced that dedicated fleet services company Black Horse Carriers has joined its electric vehicle program.

August 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Progresses Toward Sustainability Goals

J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has issued a report that provides a window into the company’s current energy usage and outlines a series of corporatewide sustainability goals it has adopted.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Canadian Carrier Fastfrate Group Acquires Bestway

Fastfrate containers

Less-than-truckload and logistics company Fastfrate Group has acquired cross-border carrier Bestway Cartage Limited and Bestway Global Limited, Fastfrate announced Aug. 10.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2020
Business, Top 100

Old Dominion Adds Nine Service Centers to Network

Old Dominion Freight Line service center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced it added nine service centers in new and existing markets during the first half of the year to lift its nationwide service center total to 238.

August 10, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS, FedEx Gear Up to Ship COVID-19 Vaccine When Ready

Vaccine

UPS and FedEx are among the companies hard at work on strategies to ship a COVID-19 vaccine safely around the world once it is ready.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 6, 2020
Business, Top 100

Daseke Reports Q2 Revenue of $351.7 Million

Daseke

Daseke Inc. reported second-quarter net income climbed out of the red compared with the year-ago period, lifted by changes over the past year to operational and cost improvement plans.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 6, 2020
Business, Top 100

Trucking Companies Reaffirm Commitment to Diversity

drivers at truck yard

Trucking companies are taking steps to expand and reaffirm their commitment to a diversified workforce, and to promote trucking as an inclusive industry.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 5, 2020
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Wilks Brothers Swoop In With Competing Offer for Calfrac

A pumpjack operates above an oil well on the outskirts of Williston, North Dakota.

Wilks Brothers has made a competing proposal to recapitalize struggling energy company Calfrac Well Services Ltd. and criticized management’s deal as favoring insiders.

Paula Sambo | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2020

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