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 Company 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 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 Shore Point Distributing 24
47 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii 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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YRC Worldwide

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Shareholders Offered Option of Buying More Stock as Roadrunner Seeks to Recapitalize Its Business

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Shareholders of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, who have seen the value of their holdings plummet following a finance scandal that led to the dismissal of several top executives more than a year ago, are being given a chance to buy more stock — 900 million shares to be exact — at 50 cents a...

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J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
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Teamsters Exchange Contract Proposals with YRC, Holland and New Penn

YRC Freight truck

After working for eight years under a series of contract extensions, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and its two regional operations have opened contract negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
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Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
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Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
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Saia Names Frederick Holzgrefe III President, COO

Saia

Saia Inc., a multiregional LTL, nonasset truckload, expedited and logistics services provider, announced it has named Frederick J. Holzgrefe III as its new president and chief operating officer effectively immediately, according to a Jan. 4 press release. Additionally, he has joined the board of...

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Moving Company Study Shows More Residents Left New Jersey Than any Other State in 2018

United movers map

A study by United Van Lines has revealed that Americans are moving west and south, according to a Jan. 2 press release.

January 4, 2019
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United Road Services, Carlyle Group Buy Fleet Car Carriers

United Road Services carhauler

United Road Services has joined with The Carlyle Group and other investors to acquire Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
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FCC Evaluates Sharing Connected Vehicle Spectrum With Wi-Fi

Two trucks platooning

The Federal Communications Commission is deciding whether further testing is needed to determine if communications between connected vehicles, including trucks, can share a slice of spectrum with Wi-Fi broadband services seeking to use it, too.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
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