2020 Top Industrial Gases Carriers

2020 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Up Front
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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Matheson Tri-Gas (392 tractors), is an industrial and medical gases, propane and equipment supplier.
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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, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Big Fleets to Work Together on Enhancing Driver Visibility in Cab

Truck driver checks windshield wiper

Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo Inc., Republic Services and nongovernmental organization Together for Safer Roads announced a design challenge to improve fleet safety and save lives, calling the project the Truck of the Future.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2020
Business, Top 100

Trucking Companies Increasing Pay Could Indicate Greater Trend

Stevens Transport driver wearing mask

Carriers are boosting compensation to address an ongoing driver shortage that some fear may worsen as a recent surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to put new strains on the supply chain.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Top 100

Diesel Jumps 5.8¢ a Gallon in Largest Increase of 2020

Trucks getting diesel at a station

The national average price of diesel spiked by 5.8 cents per gallon, more than twice the previous high for the year, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Nov. 16.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 16, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

KAG Completes Acquisition of Fort Transfer Co.

Kenan Advantage Group

The Kenan Advantage Group Inc. announced it completed the acquisition of Fort Transfer Co. in Morton, Ill.

November 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Highlight Industry Issues Persisting After Volatile Year

J.B. Hunt HQ

Trucking companies detailed the market challenges that persist in the waning weeks of 2020 during a three-day conference on economic trends.

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

Landstar VP, CFO Kevin Stout Transitions to Advisory Role

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. announced Chief Financial Officer Kevin Stout stepped down Nov. 2, but will remain at the company as special adviser to President Jim Gattoni.

November 9, 2020
Business, Top 100

Landstar VP, CFO Kevin Stout Transitions to Advisory Role

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. announced that Kevin Stout ended his role as vice president and chief financial officer Nov. 2 and will become special adviser to company President Jim Gattoni.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Posts Revenue Increase, Net Income Decrease in Q3

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. saw revenue tick up and net income dip in the third quarter, and the company said business activity has bounced back from earlier downturns.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Looks to Advance Tech With Venture Capital Fund

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. is working to advance its technology and forge new partnerships with the launch of its corporate venture capital fund, the company detailed Nov. 2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

ArcBest Records Increase in Q3 Net Income, Revenue

ABF Freight truck

ArcBest Corp. posted gains in net income and revenue in the third quarter as its business rebounded from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 3, 2020

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