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, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Cyber Defenders: How Fleets Are Preventing Hackers From Disrupting IT Systems, Stealing Data

Hacker

Cybersecurity threats are growing in both number and sophis­tication, forcing transportation companies to take additional steps to prevent these attacks from crippling their information technology systems, compromising proprietary data or potentially even disrupting trucks’ electronic controls.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
April 20, 2018
Business, Top 100

Marten Reports Higher Profits, Revenue in 1Q

Marten trucks

Marten Transport Ltd. reported higher profits and revenue in the first quarter of 2018 as the Mondovi, Wis.-based truckload carrier benefited from lower taxes and stronger demand for freight hauling.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 19, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Keep Rolling Out Driver Pay Raises

Driver in Peterbilt truck

The need for truck drivers has spurred a number of carriers recently to raise compensation and entice qualified drivers to stick around.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Business, Top 100

Daseke Buys Canadian Energy Services Firm Aveda

Moore Freight Services

Daseke Inc. on April 16 continued its acquisition activity, announcing it will purchase Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, a large North American oil rig moving company based in Calgary, Alberta. The deal is expected to close in June.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Mike Ducker to Step Down as FedEx Freight CEO on Aug. 15

Mike Ducker

Mike Ducker will retire Aug. 15 as president and CEO of FedEx Freight after leading the group for four years, FedEx Corp. announced April 16. His successor will be named later.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Schneider, 8VC Partner to Boost Digital Supply Chain

Schneider truck

Venture capital firm 8VC and diversified truckload carrier Schneider announced a partnership to leverage technology on trucks to create a pathway to a fully digital supply chain.

April 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Investors, Fleets Back Video-Based Telematics

SmartDrive camera

A pair of recent events helped underscore the key role video is playing in fleet operations: Lytx, a video telematics provider, received a $700 million capital infusion from private equity firms; and Penske Logistics launched a video-based safety program in 2,800 of its heavy-duty trucks in its...

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 10, 2018
Business, Top 100

FedEx Plane Becomes Learning Tool for College Students in Dayton

An airplane given to the Beavercreek City Schools by FedEx Express now will be used by Sinclair College students after the Greene County district found it would cost nearly $4 million to move and rehabilitate the plane.

Will Garbe and Caroline Reinwald | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
April 6, 2018
Business, Top 100

TFI Buys Normandin Transit

TFI International purchased Normandin Transit, a provider of less-than-truckload and truckload freight services in the United States and Canada.

April 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Ryder Acquires Last-Mile Delivery Carrier MXD Group

Ryder System Inc. is acquiring all of the outstanding equity of MXD Group, an e-commerce fulfillment provider, with its North American network of facilities, including last-mile capabilities.

April 3, 2018

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