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, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Driver Turnover Puts Pressure on Large Carriers

Maverick Transportation truck

The rise in freight being carried nationwide led to a rise in truck driver turnover in the first quarter as large trucking firms demanded more qualified drivers to transport goods.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

KLLM Announces Another Pay Increase for Drivers

KLLM Transport Services truck

KLLM Transport Services will institute another pay hike for company drivers, bringing the increase to 30% in just the past eight months, the Jackson, Miss.-based over-the road carrier announced.

June 8, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Workers Authorize Union to Call First Strike Since 1997

UPS Inc. workers authorized their union to call what would be the first strike since 1997, giving negotiators more leverage in talks to replace a labor contract that expires at the end of July.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Schneider Executive Shaleen Devgun Named Adviser to Investment Firm 8VC

Schneider truck

The connection between Schneider, one of the nation’s largest truckload and logistics service providers, and venture capital fund 8VC is deepening with the appointment of Shaleen Devgun, chief information officer and executive vice president at Schneider, as an adviser to the San Francisco-based...

June 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Freight Lines Opens Five New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Lines

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced that by the end of the second quarter it will have opened five new service centers across the United States.

June 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Pitt Ohio Tests Two Mack Anthem Natural Gas Trucks

A Mack Anthem truck

Carrier Pitt Ohio is testing two natural gas-powered Mack Anthem models equipped with Cummins Westport ISX12N engines as it seeks to use alternative fuels to reduce emissions.

June 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Marten Turns to WorkHound for Driver Feedback

Marten Transport

Fifty truck drivers who were considering leaving their carrier decided to stay after using an anonymous smartphone-based system designed to improve communication between staff and management.

May 31, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Invests $90 Million in LTL Fleet

XPO Logistics this year plans to spend more than $90 million to purchase 770 new tractors for its less-than-truckload network in North America.

May 31, 2018
Business, Safety, Top 100

UPS Truck Explosion at Kentucky Facility Under Investigation

State officials are investigating a May 30 truck explosion at a UPS Inc. maintenance facility in Lexington, Ky., that injured two workers.

Alex Ebert | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Plans Rate Hike for Heavy Freight as E-Commerce Volume Grows

UPS parcels

UPS Inc. will increase its over-the-maximum limits and the oversize pallet-handling surcharge to $650 from $500 beginning June 4.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 29, 2018

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