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 Anheuser-Busch Distribution of New York 33
41 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin 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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Americans have turned to cooking at home and buying in bulk, with restaurants closing across the country causing a shift in food demand.
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Schneider to Test Freightliner eCascadia Through 2021

Schneider truck and Freightliner eCascadia truck

Schneider said it will test the Freightliner eCascadia through 2021 to address potential challenges to widespread use of commercial battery-electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trimble Aims to Streamline Supply-Chain Collaboration

James Langley, senior vice president of Trimble Transportation

Trimble Transportation has set out to create a more seamless and transparent supply chain by enabling closer collaboration among carriers, shippers and third-party logistics providers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 25, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Not Feeling Ducky: Mascot Among Those Missing NTDC

John Mallory, NTDC duck mascot

It’s not just the drivers who are disappointed the National Truck Driving Championships were canceled this year. The mascot feels like a duck out of water.

Aaron Perryman | Content Manager
August 20, 2020
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Day & Ross Continues Growth Plan by Expanding Into Ohio

Day & Ross

Day & Ross detailed the potential next steps of its multiyear expansion plan amid the completion of a new facility Aug. 19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Joins UPS, USPS in Adding Fees as Holiday Delivery Surge Looms

FedEx said on Aug. 18 it would add a surcharge ahead of the holiday season.

FedEx Corp. is joining a rush to apply extra holiday fees on high-volume shippers as couriers brace for a new jump in residential deliveries during the year-end peak season.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Black Horse Carriers Joins Penske’s Electric Vehicle Program

Penske electric vehicle

Penske Truck Leasing announced that dedicated fleet services company Black Horse Carriers has joined its electric vehicle program.

August 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Progresses Toward Sustainability Goals

J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has issued a report that provides a window into the company’s current energy usage and outlines a series of corporatewide sustainability goals it has adopted.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Canadian Carrier Fastfrate Group Acquires Bestway

Fastfrate containers

Less-than-truckload and logistics company Fastfrate Group has acquired cross-border carrier Bestway Cartage Limited and Bestway Global Limited, Fastfrate announced Aug. 10.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2020
Business, Top 100

Old Dominion Adds Nine Service Centers to Network

Old Dominion Freight Line service center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced it added nine service centers in new and existing markets during the first half of the year to lift its nationwide service center total to 238.

August 10, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS, FedEx Gear Up to Ship COVID-19 Vaccine When Ready

Vaccine

UPS and FedEx are among the companies hard at work on strategies to ship a COVID-19 vaccine safely around the world once it is ready.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 6, 2020

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