2021 Top Beverage Carriers

2021 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Pandemic disruptions and their impact on the economy have upended the advantage private fleets used to enjoy.
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Top Beverage Carriers

Ranksort descending Company Tractors
1 PepsiCo North America Beverages 9,308
2 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,595
3 Reyes Beer Division 1,270
4 Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling 931
5 Swire Coca-Cola USA 853
6 Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution 795
7 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 759
8 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721
9 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 644
10 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 574
11 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 553
12 Columbia Distributing 478
13 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 336
14 Buffalo Rock Co. 287
14 Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 287
16 Breakthru Beverage Group 213
17 JJ Taylor Distributing 205
18 BlueTriton Brands 186
19 Gulf Distributing Holdings 168
20 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country 159
21 Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Co. 150
22 Republic National Distributing Co. 142
23 Odom Corp. 141
24 Manhattan Beer Distributors 139
25 Chesterman Co. 137
26 Clark Beverage Group 126
27 Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 124
28 Virginia Eagle Distributing 100
29 North Florida Sales 89
30 Long Beverage Inc. 78
31 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Pomona (Calif.) 72
32 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hickory 71
33 Pepsi MidAmerica 64
34 Pepsi Cola Newburgh Bottling Co. 60
34 Quality Beverage 60
36 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York 52
37 Brown Bottling Group 48
38 Western Wyoming Beverages 47
39 Birrell Bottling Co. 37
40 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii 34
41 Anheuser-Busch Distribution of New York 33
41 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Corbin 33
43 Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of New Haven 30
43 Shore Point Distributing Co. 30
45 Lane Sales 27
45 Larsen Beverage Inc. 27
47 Corwin Beverage Co. 26
48 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington 25
49 House of Schwan 23
50 Interactions Inc. 22
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