2019 Top Beverage Carriers

2019 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 9,100
2 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,437
3 Solistica 1,102
4 Reyes Beverage Group 1,018
5 Reyes Coca Cola Bottling 931
6 Swire Coca-Cola USA 838
7 Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution 795
8 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 719
9 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 687
10 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England 677
11 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 611
12 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598
13 Columbia Distributing 450
14 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 397
15 Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 285
16 Nestle Waters North America 182
17 Breakthru Beverage Group 179
18 JJ Taylor Distributing 170
19 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country 155
20 Odom Corp. 152
21 Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Bottling Co. 150
22 Chesterman Co. 135
23 Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 118
24 Virginia Eagle Distributing 106
25 Upstate Niagara Cooperative 90
26 North Florida Sales 88
27 Clark Beverage Group 87
28 Republic National Distributing Co. 85
29 Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 75
30 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hickory, N.C. 71
31 Gulf Distributing 67
32 Pepsi MidAmerica 61
33 Pepsi Cola Newburgh Bottling Co. 60
34 Canada Dry Potomac Corp. 53
36 Brown Bottling Group 46
37 Long Beverage 45
37 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington 45
39 Quality Beverage 40
40 Birrell Brothers Co. 34
41 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin 33
41 Anheuser-Busch Distribution of New York 33
43 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of New Haven 30
44 Shore Point Distributing 28
45 DBI Beverage Napa 27
45 Lane Sales 27
47 Corwin Beverage Co. 25
48 Western Wyoming Beverages 23
48 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii 23
48 House of Schwan 23
51 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. (Virginia) 22
51 Allen Beverages 22
53 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Mansfield 21
54 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Rochester 19
55 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Lincoln 17
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