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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YRC Secures Funding Agreements With Lenders, Government

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Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
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Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Posts Loss in Q4, Shows Improvement From Year Ago

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FedEx said its fourth-quarter net income was a loss of $334 million, or negative $1.28 a share, compared with a loss of $1.97 billion, or negative $7.56 a share, in the 2019 period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
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Business, Technology, Autonomous, Breaking News, Top 100

TuSimple Partners With Major Fleets to Launch Autonomous Freight Network

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Self-driving truck developer TuSimple has partnered with four major transportation companies to launch a logistics network for its highly automated trucks, marking a new phase in its push to bring its technology to market in the coming years.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
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Unveiling the 2020 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed 2020 into a challenging and unprecedented year for the trucking industry, but at least for now, Transport Topics' annual ranking of the largest for-hire carriers in North America remains fairly stable.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 22, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Sanitation, Social Distancing Become New Normal in Trucking

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Fleets have established heightened cleaning procedures and have implemented social distancing measures at loading docks to help protect drivers from COVID-19 as they deliver essential goods.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020
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Truck Orders Slow to Crawl Amid Pandemic

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Market uncertainty due to the effects of COVID-19 has depressed demand for new trucking equipment, with new Class 8 truck orders sinking to a 25-year low.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
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One Small Fleet’s Role in the COVID-19 Response

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Boyle Transportation, which has been hauling medical supplies and equipment during the pandemic, is among the many small trucking companies that have played a direct role in the nation's response to COVID-19.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020
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Pandemic Exacts Heavy Financial Toll on Trucking Companies

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COVID-19 has delivered a powerful shock to the economy and freight transportation, creating significant financial challenges for many trucking companies.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2020

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