2020 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Up Front
Fleets are changing practices for the long run while responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
See the headquarters locations for each of the Top 100 private carriers in North America.
The fleets on this year’s Top 100 list have shown resilience amid financial and logistical challenges.

Top Beverage Carriers

Ranksort descending Company Tractors
1 PepsiCo North America Beverages 9,100
2 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,437
3 Reyes Beer Division 1,340
4 Reyes Coca Cola Bottling 931
5 Swire Coca-Cola USA 838
6 Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution 795
7 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721
8 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 687
9 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 677
10 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 611
11 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598
12 Columbia Distributing 452
13 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 355
14 Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 287
15 JJ Taylor Distributing 205
16 Breakthru Beverage Group 183
17 Nestle Waters North America 182
18 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country 155
19 Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Co. 150
20 Odom Corp. 141
21 Chesterman Co. 137
22 Clark Beverage Group 125
23 Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 118
24 Virginia Eagle Distributing 100
25 Upstate Niagara Cooperative 91
26 North Florida Sales 89
27 Republic National Distributing Co. 84
28 Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 75
29 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hickory, N.C. 71
30 Gulf Distributing 64
31 Pepsi MidAmerica 61
32 Pepsi Cola Newburgh Bottling Co. 60
33 Canada Dry Potomac Corp. 53
34 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York 52
35 Brown Bottling Group 48
35 Long Beverage 48
37 Western Wyoming Beverages 47
38 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington 45
39 Quality Beverage 40
40 Birrell Bottling Co 34
41 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin 33
41 Anheuser-Busch Distribution of New York 33
43 Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of New Haven 30
44 Shore Point Distributing 28
45 Lane Sales 27
46 Corwin Beverage Co. 26
47 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii 23
47 House of Schwan 23
49 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. (Virginia) 22
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On the Bubble

Matheson Tri-Gas (392 tractors), is an industrial and medical gases, propane and equipment supplier.
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Extras
Many private fleets are adjusting their freight networks as the pandemic accelerates online ordering.
The oilfield service firm has cut staffing to 11-year low amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans have turned to cooking at home and buying in bulk, with restaurants closing across the country causing a shift in food demand.
Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Kenan Advantage Group Acquires Canadian Firm Beaulac

Kenan Advantage Group tanker trailer on truck

Kenan Advantage Group has completed the acquisition of Les Distributions Carl Beaulac Inc., the company announced Sept. 18.

September 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Advances Technology Initiative With IoT Partnership

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises has teamed with fleet management service Platform Science to advance its technology initiative, the companies announced Sept. 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2020
Government, Business, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Posts Strong Quarterly Earnings, Fueled by E-Commerce

A FedEx truck is unloaded in Dallas

A huge surge in e-commerce deliveries to homes and businesses because of the COVID-19 pandemic boosted FedEx Corp.’s fiscal first-quarter earnings when the delivery giant reported its financials Sept. 15.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 50, Top 100

Nikola Issues Fuller Denial of Short Seller Hindenburg’s Claims

Nikola One electric truck

Nikola Corp. made a fuller-throated denial of a report last week that claimed the electric-truck maker had deceived investors, accusing a short seller of mischaracterizations and distortions.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2020
Business, Top 100

2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2020 logo

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week for 2020 is upon us! Fleets and others in the industry are rolling out the red carpet Sept. 13-19 to show truck drivers appreciation for all they do. Here's a roundup of some of that recognition.

September 13, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Estes Partners With Clean Energy to Expand RNG Vehicle Fleet

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. station

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced Sept. 9 that Estes Express Lines is adding 50 of its renewable natural gas trucks.

September 11, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Appoints Erik Caldwell to Head Last-Mile Unit

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics appointed Erik Caldwell president of its last-mile business unit in North America.

September 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Rally to Aid Hurricane Laura Victims

Bengal Food Drive

Hurricane Laura wreaked havoc when it made landfall Aug. 27, but fleets have rallied to help the victims in the couple of weeks since.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2020
Business, Top 100

FedEx Prepares for Unprecedented Surge Ahead of Holidays

A FedEx Ground truck

FedEx Corp. is positioning itself for what it is predicting will be an unprecedented peak holiday shipping season, the company said Sept. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Holiday Season Hiring Will Top 100,000 Amid E-Commerce Boom

UPS plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal works to weather the holiday season.

UPS Inc. said it will hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers to help handle an expected avalanche of holiday packages from online orders this year as shoppers avoid stores during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020

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