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 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii 23
48 House of Schwan 23
48 Western Wyoming Beverages 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, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Off 71% From Year-Ago Levels

Peterbilts on the assembly line

North American Class 8 orders in September cleared 12,000 units, ACT Research reported, citing preliminary data, but the volume remained just a faint shadow of what occurred a year earlier.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2019
Business, Top 100

Pepsi Says Higher Prices Haven’t Quenched Consumer Demand

Pepsi

PepsiCo Inc. is getting a boost from higher prices on its drinks and snacks, a sign U.S. consumers still feel good amid recent indicators of a looming economic slowdown.

Craig Giammona | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

CEO Brad Jacobs Looks to Grow XPO, According to Analysts

Bradley Jacobs

Brad Jacobs built XPO Logistics through aggressive mergers and acquisitions over the past eight years, only to cool to purchasing other companies. The high-profile CEO now appears to be back in acquisition mode.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 2, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

DHL Express Announces 2020 Rates

DHL truck

DHL Express is the latest company to announce it is raising rates effective Jan. 1.

September 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Estes Signs On DDC Intelligence for Bills of Lading

Estes logo on truck door

Estes Express Lines, a privately owned freight transportation carrier, added to its existing billing program with DDC FPO by migrating its bill of lading volume to the provider’s machine-learning, Software-as-a-Service program, DDC Intelligence, Estes said in a Sept. 23 news release.

September 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Will Hire 55,000 for Holiday Season

FedEx trailers

FedEx Corp. will hire 55,000 additional workers for the holiday season, the parcel delivery company announced Sept. 20.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2019
Business, Top 100

UPS Announces New Uniforms for Drivers

New UPS uniforms

For nearly 100 years drivers at UPS Inc. have been known around the world by their brown uniforms. Now comes a newly designed uniform, and, yes, the iconic brown remains.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 20, 2019
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

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