2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Up Front
Competition has heated up in food and oil sectors.
Find out where the Top 100 are located by U.S. region.
Private fleets are expanding to meet consumer expectations for e-commerce.

Top Building Materials Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Quikrete Cos. 1,311
2 Cemex USA 1,166
3 Builders FirstSource 891
4 CRH Americas 889
5 BlueLinx Holdings 849
6 Beacon Roofing Supply 809
7 ABC Supply Co. 779
8 SRS Distribution 396
9 Staker & Parson Co. 385
10 BMC Stock Holdings 354
11 Grant Group of Cos. 350
12 Acme Brick Co. 247
13 Foundation Building Materials 209
14 Weyerhaeuser Distribution 187
15 OmniSource Corp. 149
16 HD Supply 122
17 Croell Redi-Mix 98
18 Cameron Ashley Building Products 92
19 Aggregate Industries 70
20 Pacific Coast Supply 66
21 Parksite Inc. 63
22 Dolese Bros. 55
23 GCC USA Operations 50
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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.
What Ocean Spray hopes to get from Uber Freight, its new freight broker.
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On the Bubble

Dunkin’ Brands Group (397 tractors), distributes food and supplies to Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants.
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Top 100 News
Business, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Carriers, Truck Dealers Take Safety Precautions Amid COVID-19

COVID-19

As COVID-19 spread across the country and the number of cases began to spike, some trucking companies and truck dealers made significant operational changes in their maintenance shops to prevent exposure to the virus.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
June 5, 2020
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders in May Begin New Cycle’s Slow Upturn

Volvo

North American Class 8 orders in May fell below 7,000, ACT Research reported, an uptick from April’s historic low as industry analysts said progress will be slow as long as COVID-19 remains a major concern.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 4, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Leverages Carrier Network With FreightPower Launch

Schneider truck

Schneider launched a new marketplace, Schneider FreightPower, to give shippers access to an expanded and flexible capacity network.

June 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

April Used Truck Prices Post Sharp Decline

Kenworth

Used Class 8 pricing fell for the 12th consecutive month compared with a year earlier, down 22% for the largest drop in that extended period, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 28, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

Trucking Begins to Rise Off the Bottom

Warren truck plant

Present conditions signal the bottom of the pandemic’s vertiginous drawdown of the freight market, trucking industry observers said. But other economic conditions, in place earlier in 2019 and 2020, remain as a potential drag.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 27, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Last-Mile Delivery Fleets Navigate Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

UPS and FedEx trucks

Last-mile fleets such as FedEx, Amazon, XPO and UPS have been dealing with a spike in demand while also implementing safety protocols to protect employees and customers.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous, Top 100

California Becomes Epicenter of Emerging Truck Technology

California

With its emissions mandates, tough labor laws, inspection requirements and extensive regulations, California has become both a difficult and expensive environment for trucking.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Top 100

Ryder Expands E-Commerce Fulfillment Network

Crew Bottle/Ryder

Ryder System Inc. added food-grade capabilities and additional locations to its e-commerce fulfillment network, the company announced May 20.

May 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Top 100

Call Center Staffs Work From Home Due to Coronavirus

Ryder call center

Call centers industrywide have made a swift shift to working from home in response to the coronavirus.

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

Walmart Sales Soar on Consumer Stockpiling, Online Shift

A worker delivers groceries to a customer's vehicle outside a Walmart store in New York on May 15.

Walmart Inc. jumped May 19 after reporting coronavirus-related stockpiling led to a surge in quarterly sales, underscoring the company’s strong position amid widespread carnage in the U.S. retail sector.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2020

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