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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Pitt Ohio Tests Two Mack Anthem Natural Gas Trucks

A Mack Anthem truck

Carrier Pitt Ohio is testing two natural gas-powered Mack Anthem models equipped with Cummins Westport ISX12N engines as it seeks to use alternative fuels to reduce emissions.

June 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Marten Turns to WorkHound for Driver Feedback

Marten Transport

Fifty truck drivers who were considering leaving their carrier decided to stay after using an anonymous smartphone-based system designed to improve communication between staff and management.

May 31, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Invests $90 Million in LTL Fleet

XPO Logistics this year plans to spend more than $90 million to purchase 770 new tractors for its less-than-truckload network in North America.

May 31, 2018
Business, Safety, Top 100

UPS Truck Explosion at Kentucky Facility Under Investigation

State officials are investigating a May 30 truck explosion at a UPS Inc. maintenance facility in Lexington, Ky., that injured two workers.

Alex Ebert | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Plans Rate Hike for Heavy Freight as E-Commerce Volume Grows

UPS parcels

UPS Inc. will increase its over-the-maximum limits and the oversize pallet-handling surcharge to $650 from $500 beginning June 4.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 29, 2018
Business, Top 100

C.R. England to Spend $11 Million on Driver Pay Raises

CR England truck

C.R. England Inc. will raise the pay of its over-the-road drivers with an increase tallying about $11 million annually. The carrier said it is the largest driver compensation increase in the firm’s 98-year history and will impact about 60% of its drivers.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2018
Business, Top 100

New Owner of Sirva Inc. Seeks to Boost Growth for Household Goods Mover

Sirva

The new owner of Sirva Inc., the nation’s second-largest household goods mover, will try to inject new life into a business that has slumped in recent years due to changing demographics and a slowdown in business relocation activity.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
May 25, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Postal Service’s Pricing Methodology Upheld by Appeals Court

The U.S. Postal Service’s method to set prices for competitive services was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on May 22.

Bernie Pazanowski | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dr Pepper Deliveries in Critical Condition With Chicago Strike

More than 150 Teamsters walked off the job in suburban Chicago early May 22 after a wage dispute with a Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. subsidiary.

Michael J. Bologna | Bloomberg News
May 22, 2018
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Daseke Creates Fleet Services Unit, Continues Purchasing Trend

Daseke's Moore Freight Services

Flatbed and specialized transportation carrier Daseke Inc., which has been in the throes of expansion — adding seven fleets last year and one so far in 2018 — has created a new unit to improve the way it buys, sells and maintains the thousands of pieces of equipment it operates.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 21, 2018

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