2018 Top Food Service Carriers

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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Maines Paper & Food Service (426 tractors), is an independent food distributor that provides more than 30,000 items, from table settings to entrees.
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