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
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China Rejects FedEx’s Defense for Rerouted Huawei Packages

FedEx Truck

China rebuffed FedEx Corp.’s claims that it mistakenly rerouted some Huawei Technologies Co. packages to the U.S. and warned that authorities found other violations by the American delivery firm, raising concern the company could face repercussions from Beijing.

July 26, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group’s Revenue Jumps 7.9% as Oil Service Remains in Demand

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Canadian carrier Mullen Group Ltd. increased revenue by C$23.3 million, or 7.9%, to $319 million in the second quarter ended June 30, according to a company news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

ODFL Sets Company Records as Earnings, Revenue Rise

Old Dominion Freight Line truck

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line reported higher net income and revenue in the second quarter as it achieved, amid lower shipments and tonnage, company records for revenue, operating ratio and earnings per diluted share.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Announces Strong 2Q Earnings

UPS logo and truck

United Parcel Service Inc. reported second-quarter earnings benefiting from rising demand for its Next Day Air and Ground delivery services.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 24, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Will Go to Seven-Day Ground Service in 2020

UPS

UPS Inc. is joining the seven-day-a-week delivery business, announcing July 23 that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Atlanta-based shipping giant will add Sunday nationwide ground service.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 23, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Availability of Medium-Duty E-Trucks Is Limited as Testing Continues

Penske medium-duty truck

Battery-electric medium-duty trucks may have a bright future due to their potential to reduce operational costs and improve sustainability. But currently, the availability of these trucks is limited as testing continues.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
July 23, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Reports Company Record Revenue

Marten Transport truck on highway

Marten Transport Ltd. reported the highest operating revenue and operating income in the company’s 73-year history, according to a July 18 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Strong 2Q Earnings

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. reported July 18 another quarter of profit improvement despite a weakening freight environment in the second quarter of 2019.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 18, 2019
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Mixed 2Q Results

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported net income fell and revenue increased in the second quarter amid mixed results in its business units.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Cowan Acquires Carlisle Carrier, Expanding Northeastern Footprint

Cowan fleet

Baltimore trucking company Cowan Systems has acquired Carlisle Carrier Corp. of Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 16, 2019

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