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
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt’s Net Income Rises but Misses Earnings Expectations

J.B. Hunt earnings

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. saw net income rise for the period ended Sept. 30, but the Lowell, Ark.-based carrier missed Wall Street earnings expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Files $212 Million Building Permit for World Hub in Tennessee

FedEx boxes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx officials confirm the company has filed a building permit for its new package sorting facility and world hub in Tennessee.

October 17, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Freight to Expand Home, Business Deliveries in US

FedEx Freight truck

FedEx Freight is expanding its FedEx Freight Direct e-commerce pilot to more than 80% of the contiguous population of the United States, following expansion of the program to additional markets earlier this year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Retailers, Logistics Firms Establish Warehouses Closer to Cities

Prologis warehouse near Seattle

Retailers and logistics firms are establishing warehouses closer to large urban centers to keep up with rising consumer demand for faster delivery of products ordered online, industry experts said.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
October 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

UPS Invests $450 Million in CNG Trucks, Stations

UPS CNG truck

UPS Inc. announced it will spend $450 million to add 6,000 vehicles powered by compressed natural gas as well as supporting infrastructure beginning next year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100, TCA

Penske Truck Leasing Adds Terminal Tractor to Its EV Fleet

Penske Truck Leasing HQ

Penske Truck Leasing is growing its electric vehicle fleet with the addition of the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor (T2E).

October 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Daseke Plans Pivot of Cutting Costs, Adding Council of CEOs

Phil Byrd and Chris Easter

SAN DIEGO — Daseke Inc. is launching a series of business improvement plans that includes an internal council of CEOs from flatbed carriers it owns, and that targets reducing operating ratios and cutting costs at its Addison, Texas, headquarters, company executives told Transport Topics.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Top 100

Omnitracs Announces Rollout of Unified Technology Platform

Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway unit

Trucking technology supplier Omnitracs announced the launch of its Omnitracs One fleet-management platform, which unifies its various in-cab and back-office systems into a single offering.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Technology Should Be Majority Player in Supply Chain, Coyote Says

Coyote Logistics sign

Supply chain managers should give AI and other technologies 60% of tasks, according to a recent report by Coyote Logistics, a UPS Inc. subsidiary based in Chicago.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Off 71% From Year-Ago Levels

Peterbilts on the assembly line

North American Class 8 orders in September cleared 12,000 units, ACT Research reported, citing preliminary data, but the volume remained just a faint shadow of what occurred a year earlier.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 3, 2019

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