2020 Top Beverage Carriers

2020 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 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 House of Schwan 23
47 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii 23
49 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. (Virginia) 22
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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, Logistics, Top 100

TFI International Posts Profit Rebound in Q3

TST Overland Express truck

Profit at TFI International Inc. rebounded in the third quarter from pandemic lows as the carrier experienced operating income improvements.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

Heroes Among Heroes: Three Truckers Honored for Selflessness During Pandemic

Reggie Barrows, Charlton Paul Jr. and Rich Miller

Three members of the trucking industry who demonstrated courage and selflessness during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic were honored by Transport Topics during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition. See the video.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

Old Dominion Profit, Revenue Up in Third Quarter

ODFL

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.’s profit and revenue rose in the third quarter as freight demand picked up as the economy started to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic recession.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon, FedEx, UPS Boost US Warehouse Jobs Amid Online Boom

The warehousing and storage industry is one of the few sectors where employment is actually higher.

Warehouse operators across the U.S. are rushing to hire workers amid a boom in online sales, a bright spot for a labor market that faces mounting challenges.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

Covenant Logistics Reports Mixed Results for Q3

Covenant

Covenant Logistics Group reported increased earnings on lower income during the third quarter, the carrier reported Oct. 26.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

Roehl Works With Former Drivers Through Relaunch Program

Roehl Transport truck

Roehl Transport unveiled a program Oct. 21 to add hundreds of jobs for former truck drivers who want to relaunch their careers.

October 23, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Announces Strong Profit for Q3

U.S. Xpress

U.S. Xpress Enterprises posted increased earnings on a modest revenue gain during the third quarter, the fleet announced Oct. 22.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

Mullen Reports Profit Gain on Lower Revenue in Q3

Mullen Group truck

Mullen Group posted a gain in profit during the third quarter, helped by COVID-19-related economic subsidies, an improving economy and strong e-commerce business.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 22, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Landstar System Reports Net Income, Revenue Increase for Q3

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. saw net income reach $61.9 million during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2020
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Posts Q3 Increases in Earnings, Revenue

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. saw net income and revenue increase during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2020

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