2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Top Food Service Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Sysco Corp. 8,577
2 U.S. Foods 5,336
3 McLane Foodservice 2,178
4 Performance Foodservice 2,047
5 Gordon Food Service 1,519
6 Reinhart Foodservice 1,379
7 The Martin-Brower Co. 1,374
8 DOT Transportation 1,353
9 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,066
10 Food Services of America 714
11 Golden State Foods 681
12 Shamrock Foods Co. 655
13 KeHE Distributors 438
14 Maines Paper & Food Service 426
15 PFG Customized 418
16 G & J Transportation Services 373
17 Vistar Transportation 336
18 Buffalo Rock Co. 275
19 Domino's 273
20 Panera 256
21 Labatt Food Service 250
22 Blue Line Foodservice Distribution 247
23 Perdue Transportation Inc. 228
24 Lipari Foods 220
25 Trans Papa Logistics 173
26 Artic Glacier USA 143
27 QuikTrip Distribution 120
28 Blue Bell Creameries 89
29 Dutch Valley 70
30 Coastal Pacific Food Distributors 68
31 DPI Specialty Foods 66
32 Utz Quality Foods 51
33 Golden State Snack Foods 35
34 Jake's Finer Foods 32
35 Vendors Supply Inc. 29
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Crestwood Transportation (414 tractors), manages a nationwide network of trucks to distribute crude oil, condensate, water and natural gas liquids.
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Kathleen McCann to Step Down as CEO at United Road

United Road Services carhauler

Kathleen McCann, chairman and CEO of United Road Services, announced that Mark Anderson will take over as CEO next year as she transitions to the role of executive chairman.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 14, 2018
Business, Equipment, Top 100

August Class 8 Orders Spike to a New Record

U.S. Xpress truck

Orders for Class 8 trucks in August shattered the previous record for the month, surpassing 53,000 for the highest tally of the year and for the second consecutive month setting a record in a surprisingly active summer.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Internet of Things Arrives in Intermodal

Intermodal

While intermodal may be playing catch-up in the real-time freight visibility race, the consensus among industry watchers is that the gap is closing — fast. You can thank the Internet of Things revolution and the emergence of “in the cloud” software and database platforms.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Survey of Trucking Companies Shows Increased Freight Efficiency

NACFE

The average fuel economy of trucking companies participating in an annual study conducted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency improved 2% on a year-over-year basis, the group announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 5, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Kriska Transportation Group Acquires Refrigerated Carrier BTC Express

Kriska Transportation Group truck

Kriska Transportation Group announced the purchase of BTC Express, a refrigerated truckload carrier operating in Canada and the United States.

Transport Topics
September 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Tesla Class 8 Prototype Crosses Country, Stops at Ruan

Tesla Semi

Officials at transportation service company Ruan got a chance to see Tesla Inc.’s prototype battery-electric heavy-duty truck, which toured the country recently, stopping at some carriers that have placed orders for the truck that is scheduled for fleet testing in 2019.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

GlobalTranz Completes Another Agent Acquisition

GlobalTranz dispatchers

GlobalTranz Enterprises announced the purchase of SynchOne, the less-than-truckload freight brokerage division of Synchrogistics LLC in Greensboro, N.C., for an undislosed amount.

Transport Topics
August 28, 2018
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2018 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

2018 Top 100 Private Carriers Map

Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

Transport Topics
August 20, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

2018 Top 100 Private Carrier Rankings: A Disappearing Act and More Mergers

2018 Top 100 Private Carrier Rankings

This year’s edition of Transport Topics’ Top 100 Private Carriers list features a disappearing act — more than one, actually — as well as some big mergers in the offing and some new names.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 20, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Container Farms: A New Type of Agriculture

Forklift picks up container at Freight Farms production facility

Innovators within the produce industry are breaking the boundaries of food production — by growing crops not in fields, but in recycled shipping containers.

Keegan Wiggins | Special to Transport Topics
August 20, 2018

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