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, Ky. 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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Top 100 News
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Tech Startups Cite Progress on Path to Self-Driving Trucks

Kodiak Robotics truck on highway

Over the past year, startups working to commercialize highly auto­mated heavy-duty trucks competed for more capital and engineers, and each pushed deeper into systems development.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Shipments Swell in Amazon Era

UPS and FedEx trucks

A $20 billion investment spree detailed by UPS CEO David Abney last year, a plan that initially rattled Wall Street, is bearing fruit. Profit margins are improving even as 112-year-old Big Brown copes with swelling volume from voracious online shoppers, who are typically less lucrative to serve...

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 19, 2019
Business, Top 100

FedEx Announces 2020 Rate Increases

FedEx will raise rates in January of 2020

FedEx Corp. said on Sept. 16 that its customers will see shipping rate increases and surcharges effective Jan. 6, 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 16, 2019
Business, Top 100

PGT Trucking Makes Changes to Leadership Roles

PGT truck on highway

PGT Trucking Inc. announced changes to executive leadership in a Sept. 12 news release.

September 13, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

UPS to Pay $8.4 Million to Settle Claim of Overcharging Government

UPS logo on truck

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says United Parcel Service Inc. must pay $8.4 million to settle allegations that the company was overcharging the federal government for package deliveries.

September 13, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

A. Duie Pyle Gets Temporary Location During Construction

A. Duie Pyle truck

Demand for services has prompted A. Duie Pyle to lease space while its permanent center is being built nearby.

Shawn Hardy | The Record Herald, (Waynesboro, Pa.)
September 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Names Drivers for Regional Run on Less Showcase

NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth

Ten regional-haul drivers, whose experience ranges from one year to 42 years, will participate in the Regional Run on Less fuel efficiency roadshow from Oct. 7 through Oct. 25, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced Sept. 10.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2019
Business, Top 100

On-Time, In-Full

Walmart Trailer

To provide more aggressive delivery options, retailers have been placing increasingly stringent delivery windows on suppliers and their trucking companies.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
September 3, 2019
Business, Top 100

2019 Top 100 Private Carriers

US Foods truck

While stability reigns across much of this year’s Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list, the new rankings do reflect some significant shake-ups.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2019
Business, Top 100

Insourcing Versus Outsourcing Final-Mile Transportation

Aaron's Delivery Truck

As demand for file-mile delivery continues to expand, retailers must decide whether to outsource home delivery to a third-party carrier or handle it in-house through a private fleet.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2019

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