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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Universal Posts Lower Profit, Declining Revenue in Q2

Universal Logistics Holdings truck

Universal Logistics Holdings reported July 30 that net income and revenue were down during the second quarter compared with last year.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Posts Decline in Net Income, Revenue for Q2

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. saw net income and total revenue decrease during the second quarter from prior-year levels, the company reported July 30.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2020
Business, Top 100

Old Dominion Profit, Revenue Fall in Q2

ODFL

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.’s profit and revenue fell in the second quarter as freight demand dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic recession.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Schneider Reports Profit Rises, Revenue Dips

Schneider truck

Schneider National saw net income increase while revenue fell during the second quarter, the truckload, intermodal and logistics services company reported July 30.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Reports Strong Q2 Earnings as Deliveries Surge

A UPS logo is displayed on the tail of a cargo jet at the company's Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky.

UPS Inc. reported strong results in the second quarter, as a surge in deliveries to homes and businesses has helped lift the company through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Steps in as Amazon Restricts Third-Party Sellers

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Ryder System Inc. is positioning itself to fill a major void left by Amazon.com Inc. after the online retail giant announced it will restrict warehouse space for third-party sellers.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Werner Reports Q2 Revenue of $569 Million

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises reported declines in second-quarter revenue and net income during what the company’s leader said was one of the toughest business environments it has ever confronted.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Posts Q2 Net Loss, Revenue Decline

Ryder

A net loss and a drop-off in revenue marked Ryder System Inc.’s second-quarter results.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 29, 2020
Business, Top 100

Saia Posts Decrease in Q2 Profit, Revenue

Saia truck on interstate

Profit and revenue declined during the second quarter at Saia Inc. as the company dealt with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Reports Profit, Revenue Gains for Q2

U.S. Xpress truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises’ net income and revenue increased during the second quarter, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based carrier reported July 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2020

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