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

Forward Air Invests $40 Million in Columbus Hub Expansion

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. is expanding the capacity of its national hub in Columbus, Ohio, by approximately 30%, the company announced July 27.

July 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Pandemic Forces Some Fleets to Furlough Drivers, but Others Have Been Quick to Hire Them

Truck at sunset

As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, it disrupted freight demand in many segments of the economy, forcing some carriers to furlough drivers while others were quick to hire those furloughed drivers as a way to swiftly onboard experienced commercial vehicle operators.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 27, 2020
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Schlumberger Shrinks Staff to Lowest Since Pre-Shale Era

Oil pumpjacks stand outside Odessa, Texas.

Schlumberger Ltd. posted its weakest sales in 14 years and is cutting one-fifth of its workforce while warning that new waves of COVID-19 could derail the nascent recovery in global energy demand.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
July 24, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Landstar Reports Lower Net Income in Q2

Landstar System truck

Landstar System Holdings Inc. on July 22 reported second-quarter net income and revenue were down compared with last year’s levels.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 23, 2020
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports Slight Profit Increase in Q2

Knight-Swift Transportation

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings posted a second-quarter profit increase of 1.2%, but revenue declined.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Baker Hughes Bracing for Second Wave of COVID-19 Lockdowns

An oil drilling rig stands in Midland, Texas.

Baker Hughes Co. is bracing for a second wave of pandemic-induced lockdowns after the virus crippled economic activity around the world and compounded a historic oil bust.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
July 22, 2020
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Halliburton Rises on ‘Outstanding’ Cuts After Frack Slump

Halliburton signage is displayed alongside storage tanks in Port Fourchon, La., on June 11.

Halliburton Co. impressed investors by slashing costs more than expected as the fracking behemoth works its way through an historic shale bust. The shares surged more than 8%.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports $121.7 Million in Net Earnings

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported that second-quarter profits and revenue declined versus year-ago levels.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

ATA Lauds Trump’s Environmental Permitting Reforms

President Trump speaks at UPS' airport hub in Atlanta

President Donald Trump’s push to advance infrastructure projects through environmental permitting changes earned broad support across the freight industry.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 15, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Expands LTL Footprint in Georgia

Forward Air

Forward Air Corp. will now offer less-than-truckload services in Savannah, Ga., the company announced July 13.

July 13, 2020

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