2018 Top Beverage Carriers

2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
  • Sponsored by:

    TMW Systems

    TMW Systems® is a leading, transportation-enterprise technology provider to for-hire and private fleets, freight brokers and 3PL operations that deliver high performance. Our more than 2,000 customers collectively manage over $70 billion in annual freight spend, direct more than 500,000 power units and maintain more than 2 million assets with our transportation management systems (TMS) and asset maintenance management software. TMW Systems is part of the Transportation and Logistics group of Trimble® Navigation. www.tmwsystems.com

  • Sponsored by:

    EFS

    WEX | EFS is a leading provider of innovative fleet payment technology solutions designed specifically to help fleets drive efficiencies and improve bottom-line performance. Serving the industry for five decades, WEX | EFS brings unparalleled service, customer-driven innovation, and the latest technologies to make payments faster, smarter and simpler. Our portfolio includes a suite of private-label corporate cards; money transfer and payroll distribution; expense management and processing services; and real-time analytics to improve intelligence, visibility and control. www.efsllc.com

Share
Up Front
Here’s how shippers are coping with an increasingly constrained freight market.
Find out which North American regions host the largest private carriers.
How shippers are making better use of their limited hauling capacity.

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
About the Rankings...
Extras
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 100 Private Carriers
106

On the Bubble

BMC Stock Holdings (402 tractors), provides building products and services to builders, contractors and remodelers in 43 metropolitan areas across 18 states, principally in the South and West regions of the United States.
If your company appears in the 2018 list, you have a few ways to announce it! Visit our logo library to get web- and print-ready graphics.
Top 100 News
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

January Sales Indicate Used Truck Market Is Poised to Grow

used truck lot

The average used Class 8 vehicle in January had higher mileage and sold for a little less than a year earlier, ACT Research reported, calling it an inkling of all the freight there was to haul in the second half of 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Top 100

Extreme Winter Weather Causes Vaccine Shipping Delays

Joggers run down an street empty in Nolensville, Tenn., Feb. 18. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Extreme winter weather has dealt the first major setback to the Biden administration’s planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines, delaying shipment of three days’ worth of shots, or about 6 million doses.

February 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Technology Brings Visibility to Supply Chains, Experts Say

Walmart truck on highway

The increased visibility that technology brings to supply chains is helping to improve efficiency in very specific ways, according to experts at a recent virtual event.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Revenue Increased While Income Declined for Q4

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. reported record fourth-quarter revenue but a decline in net income.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Reports Q4 Improved Earnings

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. on Feb. 11 reported fourth-quarter net income of $25.6 million, or 48 cents per share, compared with a loss of $53.5 million, or loss of $1.02, in the same period a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Reports Highest Quarterly Revenue Ever at $4.67 Billion

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. posted better-than-expected earnings and its highest-ever quarterly revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI Posts Increases in Profit, Revenue in Q4

TFI headquarters

TFI International Inc. reported an increase in both profits and revenue in the fourth quarter as it works toward completion of its acquisition of UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload and dedicated truckload divisions of UPS Inc., later this year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 9, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports Earnings Nearly Doubled to $40.2 Million for Q4

Saia truck

Saia Inc. saw income surge and revenue gains during the fourth quarter, the company reported Feb. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Increase in Online Shopping Spurs Innovation for Shipping Packaging

forklift in warehouse

Effective shipment packaging relies as much on science and engineering as it does diligence and common sense. Matching the right box for the product and properly securing palletized shipments is crucial in the physically challenging environment of a less-than-truckload or parcel network.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
February 8, 2021

Pages

Archives
  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

  • 2008

  • 2007

  • 2006

  • 2005

  • 2004