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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Government, Business, Top 100

Controversial $10 Million Toll Study Approved in Connecticut

Connecticut’s State Bond Commission recently approved a $10 million study to assess the feasibility of tolling on certain routes in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Landstar Profit Jumps on Record Revenue

Landstar truck

Landstar System reported record second-quarter net income of $62.5 million, or $1.51 a share, a rise of 67% from $37.5 million, and 89 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Surges as Jump in Foreign Sales Defies Rising Trade Tensions

UPS Inc. rose the most in almost seven years as international sales surged and the courier’s ambitious investment plans started to win over investors.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Covenant Profits Jump on 20% Revenue Rise

Covenant truck

Covenant Transportation Group reported a positive second quarter, recording greater revenues and income as it moved forward on its purchase of Landair Holdings.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Reports Steady 2Q Income, Revenue

UPS tractor-trailer

UPS Inc. reported solid second-quarter growth in revenue and profits despite charges taken for its voluntary retirement plan and efforts to upgrade the firm.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Tank/Bulk Carriers See Gains and Losses

A Merchant Gas Group nitrogen hauler.

Carriers in the tank/bulk sector posted modest gains in revenue as firms dealt with positive and negative market trends. Higher prices slowed demand for fuel shipments, while increases in oil and gas drilling and production of petrochemicals boosted demand for tankers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 23, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Heartland Profits Jump 22% in 2Q as Revenue Rises

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express reported second-quarter net income of $17.8 million, or 22 cents per share, a 22% increase from $14.6 million, or 18 cents, recorded in the second quarter of 2017.

July 19, 2018
Business, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Chairman James Thompson Sells Over $1.9 Million of Shares

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. Chairman James K. Thompson sold $1.98 million of shares, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

July 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

CDL Training Gives C.R. England Executives Insight From Behind the Wheel

CDL Training

More than three dozen managers and front-office employees at C.R. England Inc. have taken classes to earn a commercial driver license at the request of CEO Chad England, who said he believes the experience of learning to drive big rigs will help the company be more responsive to the needs of...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Reimagining Trucking

embracing technology and innovation

The nation’s largest for-hire carriers are embracing new technologies and doing more to foster innovation with the goal of reducing the cost of moving freight and providing new service capabilities.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 16, 2018

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