2020 Top Industrial Gases Carriers

2020 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Fleets are changing practices for the long run while responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The fleets on this year’s Top 100 list have shown resilience amid financial and logistical challenges.

Top Industrial Gases Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 American Air Liquide 1,461
2 Linde 1,215
3 Messer Group 787
4 Air Products 598
5 Matheson Tri-Gas 392
6 AmeriGas Partners 375
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Golden State Foods (382 tractors), is food service company.
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Extras
Many private fleets are adjusting their freight networks as the pandemic accelerates online ordering.
The oilfield service firm has cut staffing to 11-year low amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans have turned to cooking at home and buying in bulk, with restaurants closing across the country causing a shift in food demand.
Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Coca-Cola to Lay Off 2,200 Workers as it Pares Brands

Coca-Cola truck

The Coca-Cola Co. said Dec. 17 it’s laying off 2,200 workers, or 17% of its global workforce, as part of a larger restructuring aimed at paring down its business units and brands.

Dee-Ann Durbin | AP Auto Writer
December 18, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Reports Record FY Q2 Net Sales of $20.5 Billion

FedEx truck

The global surge in e-commerce brought on by the coronavirus pandemic combined with online holiday shopping sent net quarterly sales for FedEx Corp. above $20 billion for the first time in its history, and led to an increase in net income as well, the company reported Dec. 17.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trucks Carry First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Hospitals Across the US

UPS truck leaves Pfizer

As the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine begin to ship, trucking experts on the ground level of the distribution effort said the logistical elements are in place for a successful rollout of an estimated 50 million doses of the vaccine between now and the end of January.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, FedEx Trucks Begin Vaccine Shipments

A UPS truck loaded with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States headed Dec. 13 from Michigan to distribution centers across the country, with the first shots expected to be given in the coming week to health care workers and at nursing homes.

December 13, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

YRC Loan Profitable for Treasury, Mnuchin Says

 Mnuchin arrives for a Congressional Oversight Committee hearing Dec. 10.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a congressional oversight committee that the federal government has made money on a $700 million loan it extended to YRC Worldwide under a coronavirus relief package for businesses that were deemed essential in fighting the pandemic.

Laura Davison | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Top 100

Transportation Management Technologies Reach Inflection Point

Geotab screen

A series of trends and technological advancements is driving change with transportation management systems at an unprecedented pace, according to carriers and TMS providers.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group Adapts 2021 Business Plan to COVID Expectations

Mullen Group truck

Mullen Group is pursuing a business plan for next year that covers several key goals and budgets based on the coronavirus remaining an issue, the company detailed Dec. 9.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx, UPS Tell Senators of Vaccine Distribution Readiness

FedEx and UPS airplanes

Two of the country’s largest freight firms reassured federal lawmakers of their preparedness in helping to deliver COVID-19 vaccines as early as this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Says It Can Handle Vaccine Rollout, Holiday Parcel Rush

UPS trailers

UPS Inc. said it has the capacity to handle the rollout of coronavirus vaccines and an unprecedented holiday package rush this month after investments in automation, tracking technology and dry-ice production.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 8, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Announces Fleet Upgrade Leasing Program

Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing launched a program that lets carriers sell their old trucks so they can lease a new one, the company announced Dec. 7.

December 7, 2020

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