2019 Top Grocery Carriers

2019 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 1,905
2 Albertsons 1,420
3 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,355
4 Ahold Delhaize Group 1,052
5 Kroger Co. 867
6 Publix Super Markets 625
7 H-E-B Grocery Co. 530
8 SpartanNash 525
9 C & S Wholesale Grocers 490
10 Bozzuto's Inc. 251
11 Unified Grocers 245
12 Meijer Inc. 240
13 Hy-Vee Inc. 237
14 Wegmans Food Markets 174
15 Save Mart Supermarkets 115
16 Willow Run Foods 88
17 Smart & Final 81
18 Schnuck Markets 69
19 Golub Corp./Price Chopper 68
20 U R M Stores 60
21 The Grocery Supply Co. 55
22 Tops Friendly Markets 50
23 Brookshire Brothers 45
24 Amazon/Whole Foods 24
25 Eastland Food Corp. 16
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Roadrunner Completes Strategic Transformation, Focuses on LTL Business

Roadrunner Transportation Systems truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems said it consists solely of its less-than-truckload operations, having finished its multiyear restructuring plan earlier this year.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider to Test Freightliner eCascadia Through 2021

Schneider truck and Freightliner eCascadia truck

Schneider said it will test the Freightliner eCascadia through 2021 to address potential challenges to widespread use of commercial battery-electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trimble Aims to Streamline Supply-Chain Collaboration

James Langley, senior vice president of Trimble Transportation

Trimble Transportation has set out to create a more seamless and transparent supply chain by enabling closer collaboration among carriers, shippers and third-party logistics providers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 25, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Not Feeling Ducky: Mascot Among Those Missing NTDC

John Mallory, NTDC duck mascot

It’s not just the drivers who are disappointed the National Truck Driving Championships were canceled this year. The mascot feels like a duck out of water.

Aaron Perryman | Content Manager
August 20, 2020
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Day & Ross Continues Growth Plan by Expanding Into Ohio

Day & Ross

Day & Ross detailed the potential next steps of its multiyear expansion plan amid the completion of a new facility Aug. 19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Joins UPS, USPS in Adding Fees as Holiday Delivery Surge Looms

FedEx said on Aug. 18 it would add a surcharge ahead of the holiday season.

FedEx Corp. is joining a rush to apply extra holiday fees on high-volume shippers as couriers brace for a new jump in residential deliveries during the year-end peak season.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Black Horse Carriers Joins Penske’s Electric Vehicle Program

Penske electric vehicle

Penske Truck Leasing announced that dedicated fleet services company Black Horse Carriers has joined its electric vehicle program.

August 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Progresses Toward Sustainability Goals

J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has issued a report that provides a window into the company’s current energy usage and outlines a series of corporatewide sustainability goals it has adopted.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Canadian Carrier Fastfrate Group Acquires Bestway

Fastfrate containers

Less-than-truckload and logistics company Fastfrate Group has acquired cross-border carrier Bestway Cartage Limited and Bestway Global Limited, Fastfrate announced Aug. 10.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2020
Business, Top 100

Old Dominion Adds Nine Service Centers to Network

Old Dominion Freight Line service center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced it added nine service centers in new and existing markets during the first half of the year to lift its nationwide service center total to 238.

August 10, 2020

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