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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Top 100 News
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

UPS Shipping First Ventilators From GM Facility to Hospitals

A UPS cargo plane is pushed from its gate after being loaded at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky., in November 2015.

UPS is shipping ventilators made in a General Motors facility to hospitals in the Chicago area.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Mixed Results for Q1

J.B. Hunt

Truckload carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported lower first-quarter net income on increased operating revenue on April 14.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Food Makers See Issues Now that Panic Buying Has Waned

Chairs sit on the tables of a closed restaurant in New Orleans on April 8.

Some of America’s largest food companies are finally feeling the pinch with restaurants across the U.S. remaining closed for weeks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

April 16, 2020
Government, Business, Breaking News, Top 100

Trump Praises Trucking Industry’s Pandemic Response at White House Event

President Trump and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao honor four truck drivers

President Donald Trump commended America’s truckers for their dedication while serving as essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic during a presentation at the White House April 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Feds Lean on Carriers in Fight Against the Coronavirus

Project Airbridge UPS

Trucking companies are diligently working with the federal government in an effort to defeat the coronavirus.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

Trump Says Trucking CEOs to Help Advise on Economic Recovery

President Trump speaks at an April 14 Coronavirus Task Force press briefing

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear is among the prominent business executives tapped by President Donald Trump to help revive the economy as the coronavirus pandemic shows signs of easing in some parts of the country.

April 14, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Coronavirus Spurs New Incentives for Drivers

Tyson Foods truck

Motor carriers are developing incentive plans to provide drivers with bonuses and financial support as they serve on the front lines of the country’s battle against COVID-19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Driver Health Becomes Paramount During Coronavirus Outbreak

hand sanitizer

Trucking companies are doing a lot to keep their drivers safe and healthy even as the coronavirus pandemic has caused notable disruptions throughout the economy as the number of infected continues to climb.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx CEO Fred Smith Takes 91% Cut in Salary for Six Months

FedEx CEO Fred Smith

FedEx Corp. said Chairman and CEO Fred Smith is taking a salary cut, effective April 1, from $115,402 per month to $10,728 per month through Sept. 30.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 7, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Truckers Work to Overcome Difficulties in Food Supply Chain

Trucks stuck on the German-Polish border near Frankfurt on March 18.

Truckers hauling food are facing delays across the globe in the latest disruption to supply chains snarled by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 3, 2020

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