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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Roadrunner Sells Intermodal Business to Universal Logistics for $51 Million

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Roadrunner Transportation Systems has sold its intermodal business to Universal Logistics Holdings for $51.25 million in cash, the transportation and asset-light logistics company announced Nov. 5.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI Reports Revenue Up 1% in Q3

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TFI International Inc. reported higher revenue in the third quarter of 2019, while profits ticked downward.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS Debuts Home Delivery of CVS Medicine by Drone

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UPS Inc. has expanded its revenue-generating drone flights beyond hospital campuses, delivering prescription medicines to two customers’ homes from a CVS Health Corp. pharmacy in Cary, N.C.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 5, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

YRC Reports $16 Million Loss in Q3

YRC Freight truck

YRC Worldwide reported a net loss of $16 million or negative 48 cents per share, compared with a $2.9 million profit, or 2.9 cents per share in the same period a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 4, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Washington Supreme Court Finds State Not at Fault for Skagit River Bridge Collapse

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The Supreme Court of Washington has determined the Washington Department of Transportation cannot be held at fault for an interstate bridge collapse that occurred in 2013.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Profit Dip, Robust Revenue

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Forward Air Corp. reported strong third-quarter earnings, including skyrocketing revenue, when the Greeneville, Tenn., company announced financial results Oct. 24.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports 37th Consecutive Quarter of Growth

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Saia Inc. reported mixed third-quarter financial results Oct. 30, missing Wall Street’s expectations for earnings but surpassing analysts’ forecasts for revenue.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Swift Logistics to Close Pennsylvania Warehouse

Knight and Swift trucks

Swift Logistics will close its warehouse in Springettsbury Township, Pa., on Dec. 31, and 56 employees will be laid off.

Daniel Urie | Pennlive.com
October 30, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Canadian Carrier Mullen Sees Q3 Earnings Decline as Oil Shipments Fall

Mullen truck

Canadian carrier Mullen Group Ltd. posted a 6.4% decline in net income in the third quarter, to C$20.5 million or 20 cents per share, according to a company news release Oct. 24.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS to Upgrade Health Care-Dedicated Warehouse Network

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UPS Inc. will add major upgrades to its health care-dedicated warehouse and distribution network, according to an Oct. 28 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2019

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