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, Top 100

Ruling That Awarded Walmart Drivers $54 Million Stands, Appeals Court Says

A Walmart store

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court’s judgment that Walmart pay a court-certified class of its California truck drivers more than $54 million in back pay for layovers, rest breaks and pre-trip and post-trip inspections.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 7, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

FedEx Begins Construction on Distribution Facility in Florida

FedEx trailers

Construction has begun on a 42,000-square-foot FedEx distribution center near the airport in Gainesville, Fla.

Emily Mavrakis | The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun
January 7, 2020
Business, Top 100

Borden Becomes Second Big US Milk Producer to File for Bankruptcy

milk

Borden Dairy Co. filed for bankruptcy, becoming the second major U.S. milk seller to do so in two months as competitive pressures, declining consumption and falling profits made its debt load unsustainable.

Jeremy Hill | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Acquires RDI Last Mile

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. acquired the assets of RDI Last Mile Co. on Dec. 31, marking the company’s latest purchase of a final-mile service.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

NFI Acquires G&P Trucking Co.

A G&P truck

Supply chain services provider NFI announced it completed the acquisition of G&P Trucking Co. Inc., a logistics provider specializing in asset-based transportation, port drayage and non-asset brokerage solutions in the Southeast.

December 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Is Its Own Biggest Mailman, Shipping 3.5 Billion Parcels

Amazon package

As Amazon.com works to speed orders to customer doorsteps before Christmas, the e-commerce giant is touting an accomplishment that would have seemed absurd just a few years ago: Amazon is now its own biggest carrier.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Q2 Earnings Tumble, Even More Than Wall Street Expected

FedEx trucks at distribution center in New Jersey

FedEx Corp. reported lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings Dec. 17, missing Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

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

Bankruptcy Judge OKs Plan to Keep Celadon’s Taylor Express Operating

A Taylor Express truck

Celadon Group has been authorized by a bankruptcy court to spend $1.2 million before Jan. 3, 2020, to maintain operations for Hope Mills, N.C.-based Taylor Express Inc. — the last of its operating units that is still in business — while it pursues a sale of the company.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Cuts Off FedEx Ground for Prime Shipments This Holiday

FedEx truck and Amazon boxes

Amazon.com says FedEx Corp.’s delivery performance is slipping and will no longer let third-party merchants use the company’s ground delivery network for quick Prime shipments through the holidays.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Mesilla Valley Transportation to Use VeloCare for Technology Deployment

Mesilla Valley Transportation truck

Mesilla Valley Transportation will begin using VeloCare, a technology-monitoring and repair service by Velociti Inc.

December 16, 2019

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