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, Logistics, Top 100

Kriska Transportation Group Acquires Refrigerated Carrier BTC Express

Kriska Transportation Group truck

Kriska Transportation Group announced the purchase of BTC Express, a refrigerated truckload carrier operating in Canada and the United States.

September 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Tesla Class 8 Prototype Crosses Country, Stops at Ruan

Tesla Semi

Officials at transportation service company Ruan got a chance to see Tesla Inc.’s prototype battery-electric heavy-duty truck, which toured the country recently, stopping at some carriers that have placed orders for the truck that is scheduled for fleet testing in 2019.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

GlobalTranz Completes Another Agent Acquisition

GlobalTranz dispatchers

GlobalTranz Enterprises announced the purchase of SynchOne, the less-than-truckload freight brokerage division of Synchrogistics LLC in Greensboro, N.C., for an undislosed amount.

August 28, 2018
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2018 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

2018 Top 100 Private Carriers Map

Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

August 20, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

2018 Top 100 Private Carrier Rankings: A Disappearing Act and More Mergers

2018 Top 100 Private Carrier Rankings

This year’s edition of Transport Topics’ Top 100 Private Carriers list features a disappearing act — more than one, actually — as well as some big mergers in the offing and some new names.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 20, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Container Farms: A New Type of Agriculture

Forklift picks up container at Freight Farms production facility

Innovators within the produce industry are breaking the boundaries of food production — by growing crops not in fields, but in recycled shipping containers.

Keegan Wiggins | Special to Transport Topics
August 20, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

The Rise of Amazon Logistics

Stacked Amazon Prime boxes.

Amazon's announcement last month was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before the company reveals plans for a comprehensive logistics network.

Eytan Buchman | Vice President of Marketing at Freightos
August 20, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

Building a Case for True Collaboration

Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer.

Even in today’s technology advanced environment, matching freight with capacity, particu­larly in the spot market, remains a labor-­intensive process.

Noam Frankel | CEO of FreightFriend
August 20, 2018
Safety, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

Examining Sources of Driver Stress

The lifestyle of a truck driver can take a toll on emotional and physical health.

In a 2017 study, researchers asked truck drivers about the profession. Here's what they learned, and how it could impact the future.

Stephanie Thomas | Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Arkansas
August 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, Perspective

Fixing the Final-Mile Delivery Mess

Truck out for delivery in urban area.

Though it seems like every week there's a new startup introduced to the field, last-mile retail delivery is still a mess.

Will Salter | CEO, Paragon Software Systems
August 20, 2018

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