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 Industrial Gases Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 American Air Liquide 1,489
2 Praxair Inc. 1,114
3 Messer Group 728
4 Air Products 630
5 AmeriGas Partners 377
6 Matheson Tri-Gas 344
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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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Pioneer Natural Resources (410 tractors), is a petroleum, natural gas and natural gas liquids exploration and production company.
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Top 100 News
Government, Business, Top 100

YRC Secures Funding Agreements With Lenders, Government

YRC Freight truck

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide Inc. has reached an agreement with its lenders that will extend until 2024 the terms of $580 million in loans it is using to help improve its business operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Posts Loss in Q4, Shows Improvement From Year Ago

FedEx Ground truck

FedEx said its fourth-quarter net income was a loss of $334 million, or negative $1.28 a share, compared with a loss of $1.97 billion, or negative $7.56 a share, in the 2019 period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Breaking News, Top 100

TuSimple Partners With Major Fleets to Launch Autonomous Freight Network

Map shows planned rollout of TuSimple's Autonomous Freight Network

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple has partnered with four major transportation companies to launch a logistics network for its highly automated trucks, marking a new phase in its push to bring its technology to market in the coming years.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

Unveiling the 2020 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

UPS Truck

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed 2020 into a challenging and unprecedented year for the trucking industry, but at least for now, Transport Topics' annual ranking of the largest for-hire carriers in North America remains fairly stable.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 22, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Sanitation, Social Distancing Become New Normal in Trucking

C.R. England

Fleets have established heightened cleaning procedures and have implemented social distancing measures at loading docks to help protect drivers from COVID-19 as they deliver essential goods.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Truck Orders Slow to Crawl Amid Pandemic

Engine assembly

Market uncertainty due to the effects of COVID-19 has depressed demand for new trucking equipment, with new Class 8 truck orders sinking to a 25-year low.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020
Business, Top 100

One Small Fleet’s Role in the COVID-19 Response

Boyle Transportation

Boyle Transportation, which has been hauling medical supplies and equipment during the pandemic, is among the many small trucking companies that have played a direct role in the nation's response to COVID-19.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020
Business, Top 100

Pandemic Exacts Heavy Financial Toll on Trucking Companies

Covid store closed

COVID-19 has delivered a powerful shock to the economy and freight transportation, creating significant financial challenges for many trucking companies.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Pandemic Puts Added Strain on Drivers

Driver

During the COVID-19 pandemic, professional drivers have found themselves more isolated that usual as companies limited in-person interaction to prevent the virus from spreading.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020
Business, Top 100

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Might Reshape Trucking’s Future

Truck

The world changed nearly overnight due to the coronavirus pandemic and governments’ responses to it. Industry experts share their views on how this public health crisis may change freight transportation in the years ahead.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020

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