2021 Top Agriculture & Food Processing Carriers

2021 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 2,594
2 Helena Agri-Enterprises 2,552
3 CHS Inc. 1,534
4 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,120
5 Darling Ingredients 820
6 Mondelez International 808
7 JBS Carriers 739
8 Foster Farms 566
9 Sanderson Farms 556
10 Wilbur-Ellis 403
11 Valley Proteins 402
12 Borden Dairy 347
13 McKee Foods Corp. 346
14 J.R. Simplot Co. 337
15 Bimbo Bakeries USA 335
16 Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. 284
17 Goya Foods 264
18 Dairy Farmers of America 255
19 America's Service Line 221
20 MFA Inc. 216
21 Cargill Meat Logistics Solutions 206
22 International Paper Co. 174
23 Growmark 130
24 Co-Alliance Cooperative 127
25 BCT Inc. 116
26 Sunrise Transport 94
27 Castellini Group 93
28 Upstate Niagara Cooperative 91
29 Umpqua Dairy Products Co. 69
30 MFPS Transport Inc. 67
31 National Food Corp. 30
32 Perdue Farms Inc. 29
33 Giorgio Foods 28
34 RWI Transportation 24
35 ConAgra Foods 23
36 Mennel Milling 22
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