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, Ky. 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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Columbia Distributing (424 tractors), delivers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout Oregon, Washington and Northern California.
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Top 100 News
Government, Business, Top 100

Two Former Celadon Executives Charged in Fraud Scheme

Celadon headquarters

The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors on Dec. 5 charged two former top executives of Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon Group Inc. for their participation in an accounting fraud in 2016 and 2017 that allegedly inflated the company’s income and earnings per share.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Slump for Weakest November Since 2015

Freightliner eCascadia

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for November passed 17,000 and hit the second-highest point reached this year, but analysts at two data-tracking firms said it did nothing to alter the slumping direction of the overall trend.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

Schneider truck

Schneider launched an automated tool that enables third-party carriers to instantly book loads with the click of a button, the carrier said in a Nov. 26 news release.

November 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shippers, Carriers Shift Into High Gear for Cyber Monday

UPS holiday delivery

The holiday shopping season is here, and the big e-commerce day is expected to make shippers busy.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Coyote Predicts Spot Market Prices to Rise in Q1 2020

truck at loading dock

Coyote Logistics forecast truckload spot rates will increase heading into 2019’s peak season and continue into 2020 in its prediction for the final quarter of the year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Bankruptcy Should Have Little Impact on Trucking, Experts Say

Milk case in grocery store

Trucking and agriculture officials said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Dean Foods and its decision to sell its assets to the national milk marketing cooperative Dairy Farmers of America is not an indication of a broader problem in the sector, at least in the short term.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 20, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Global Shipment Giant DHL Says Worst Is Over for Trade, Brexit

DHL vehicles

The worst may be over for global trade as tensions over Brexit and the U.S.-China relationship show signs of easing, according to John Pearson of DHL Express.

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Donates 10 Tractors to CDL Schools

Schneider

Schneider is donating 10 gently used, late-model trucks to select CDL driver training programs at community or technical colleges throughout the U.S., the company said in a news release Nov. 15.

November 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization

McArthur Dairy milk, a Dean Foods brand

Top U.S. milk processor Dean Foods Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in advanced talks with Dairy Farmers of America Inc. about a potential sale.

November 13, 2019
Business, Top 100

Daseke Reports Net Loss of $273.3 Million in Q3

Daseke reports loss

Flatbed and specialized fleet Daseke Inc. reported a net loss of $273.3 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared with a net profit of $2.2 million in the same quarter last year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019

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