2018 Top Beverage Carriers

2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Top Beverage Carriers

Ranksort descending Company Tractors
1 Pepsi Beverages 8,578
2 Keurig Dr Pepper 2,331
3 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,427
4 Femsa Logistica 1,102
5 Reyes Coca Cola Bottling 947
6 Reyes Beverage Group 907
7 Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution 836
8 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 702
9 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England 672
10 Swire Coca-Cola USA 669
11 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 666
12 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 620
13 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598
14 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 441
15 Columbia Distributing 424
16 Silver Eagle Distributors 357
17 Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 285
18 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 236
19 Clark Beverage Group 187
20 Breakthru Beverage Group 175
21 Gulf Distributing 170
22 Odom Corp. 154
23 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country 148
24 Nestle Waters North America 140
25 Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 100
26 Clare Rose Inc. 97
27 Upstate Niagara Cooperative 90
28 North Florida Sales 88
29 Republic National Distributing Co. 85
30 Virginia Eagle Distributing 84
31 Pepsi MidAmerica 77
32 Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 75
33 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hickory, N.C. 71
34 Pepsi Cola Newburgh Bottling Co. 60
35 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York 52
36 Carolina Beverage Corp. 47
37 Brown Bottling Group 46
38 Long Beverage 45
39 Birrell Brothers Co. 34
40 Anheuser-Busch Distribution of New York 33
40 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin 33
42 Quality Beverage 32
42 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of New Haven 32
44 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington 29
45 Lane Sales 27
46 Corwin Beverage Co. 25
47 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii 24
47 Shore Point Distributing 24
49 House of Schwan 23
49 Western Wyoming Beverages 23
51 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. (Virginia) 22
51 Allen Beverages 22
53 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Mansfield 21
54 Chesterman Co. 20
55 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Rochester 19
56 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Lincoln 18
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