2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Private fleets are expanding to meet consumer expectations for e-commerce.

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 Anheuser-Busch Distribution of New York 33
41 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin, Ky. 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
About the Rankings...
Extras
The story of Valley Proteins, one of the largest rendering businesses in the United States.
In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, companies are reducing their carbon footprint.
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Top 100 News
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

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
Business, Top 100

Shippers Turn to Transportation to Reduce Emissions

Smithfield Bacon Truck

In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, many companies are adopting more sustainable transportation methods to reduce their carbon footprint.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
August 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Ocean Spray Partners With Uber Freight to Help Streamline Its Supply Chain

Ocean Spray Partners with Uber Freight

Ocean Spray, best known for its fruit juices, snacks and cranberry sauce to accompany Thanksgiving turkeys, has taken a new approach to transporting those products to market.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
August 26, 2019
Business, Top 100

Turning Grease Into Gold

Valley Proteins truck

In six decades, Valley Proteins has gone from a fleet of a single truck to a fleet of nearly 500 tractors and more than 100 straight trucks.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
August 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Retailers, Private Fleets Expand Delivery Options to Keep Pace With E-Commerce Demand

Udelv Autonomous Truck

The inexorable growth of e-commerce and rising consumer expectations are quickly elevating the cost and complexity of final-mile delivery.

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

Interactive Map: Where the 2019 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

Interactive Map

Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

August 22, 2019
Business, Top 100

Celadon Gets $165 Million Infusion From Luminus Management

Celadon receives big investment from Luminus Management.

An investor that helped Celadon Group Inc. refinance its debt has acquired nearly half of the company through a $165 million deal that the motor carrier said will help it move forward with its turnaround plans.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2019

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