2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Top Grocery Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 McLane Grocery 1,790
2 Albertsons 1,450
3 Ahold Delhaize Group 1,062
4 United Natural Foods 943
5 Kroger Co. 879
6 Supervalu Inc. 694
7 Publix Super Markets 659
8 C & S Wholesale Grocers 567
9 H.E.B. Grocery Co. 517
10 SpartanNash 408
11 Unified Grocers 245
12 Bozzuto's Inc. 243
13 Meijer Inc. 227
14 Hy-Vee Inc. 225
15 Wegmans Food Markets 180
16 Save Mart Supermarkets 115
17 Willow Run Foods 114
18 Save-A-Lot Food Stores 108
19 Tops Friendly Markets 106
20 Smart & Final 81
21 Schnuck Markets 69
21 Golub Corp./Price Chopper 69
23 U R M Stores 60
24 Amazon/Whole Foods 58
25 The Grocery Supply Co. 55
26 Brookshire Brothers 44
27 Class Produce Group 25
28 Eastland Food Corp. 16
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Nexeo Solutions (386 tractors), distributes more than 24,000 different chemicals and plastic products across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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YRC Worldwide, Teamsters Enter Into Five-Year Contract

Teamsters building

A fully ratified, five-year labor contract among less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight, regional LTL carriers Holland and New Penn Motor Express, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters went into effect May 14, covering an estimated 24,000 workers, YRC Worldwide announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Joins Autonomous Vehicle Coalition PAVE

Penske

Penske Truck Leasing has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a coalition of industry leaders that seeks to educate and assure the public about automated vehicles, according to a news release from the two organizations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Puts Two Electric Trucks on New York City Streets

eCanter

Executives with less-than-truckload carrier A. Duie Pyle Inc. said the company is on the verge of operating two battery-electric Fuso eCanter Class 4 trucks in New York City as it steps up its involvement with electrified commercial vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Smooth Cross-Border Operations Hinge on Trade Agreement

ATA Mid-Year panel

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is the proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, is critical to uninterrupted, timely border crossings, trucking executives said here during American Trucking Associations’ Mid-Year...

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Wind Point Partners Acquires A&R Logistics

A&R Logistics

Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, has acquired A&R Logistics and will partner with management to expand the company’s business and make additional acquisitions, according to a statement issued May 7.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
May 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

FedEx, UPS Strive to Automate Loading and Unloading Trucks

UPS

As FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. beef up automation to keep pace with surging e-commerce and a potential threat from Amazon.com, they’ve been stumped at a crucial stage: loading and unloading trucks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
Business, Safety, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Finalize New Five-Year Labor Contract

Teamsters

UPS Inc. and an estimated 255,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are now working under a new five-year agreement that brings labor stability to the Atlanta-based shipping giant. The contract took effect on April 29 after workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Western Express to Invest $88 Million, Add 225 Jobs in Tennessee

Western Express, a Nashville-based freight company, announced May 1 it will spend $88 million and add 225 jobs as it adds new technology, business services and back-office support at its headquarters and expands its truck fleet nationwide.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Revenue, Net Income Rise in 1Q

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises Inc., a transportation and logistics company, said its total revenue for the first quarter ending March 31 increased 6% to $596.1 million versus the prior year quarter, primarily attributable to dedicated fleet expansion, higher contractual rates and lane-mix changes.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Celadon Group Sells Intermodal Operations to Bison Transport

Celadon truck on highway

Celadon Group Inc. sold its North American container-on-flatcar intermodal operations to Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, according to an April 26 press release.

April 29, 2019

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