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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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

Stallion Oilfield Services (379 tractors), provides auxiliary rentals and services for oil and gas operations in the United States.
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Top 100 News
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


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


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
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Rises to Meet Unprecedented Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic

Chris and Megan Lyndberg offer a free lunch to a truck driver.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains and caused severe business challenges for many fleets, but it also will be remembered as a time when the trucking industry’s essential role within our society has never been clearer.

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

About Us: Transport Topics' Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

The Transport Topics’ Top 100 For-Hire Carriers is a listing of the largest trucking companies in North America.

June 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

TT Wins Five ASBPE Regional Awards

Top 100 For-Hire cover, Road to NTDC landing page and NTDC photo gallery

Transport Topics has won five “Azbee” awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in the Mid-Atlantic region, including gold awards in three categories.

June 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Technology Is Key in Fleets’ Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Saia truck crosses bridge

Technology has shaped how trucking companies have navigated through the coronavirus pandemic while setting the resulting economic slowdown apart from past ones.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 17, 2020
Business, Top 100

Roadrunner Accelerates Restructuring Plan Amid Pandemic

Roadrunner Freight

Roadrunner Transportation Systems was in the final steps in a multiyear financial turnaround effort when the coronavirus pandemic hit, forcing the company to confront the same economic challenges facing all of trucking while also seeing its plans through, a company executive said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Carriers, Truck Dealers Take Safety Precautions Amid 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


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