2019 Top Grocery Carriers

2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Private fleets are expanding to meet consumer expectations for e-commerce.

Top Grocery Carriers

Ranksort descending 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, 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
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

LTL Carriers Refine, Expand Services

ABF truck pulls out from a loading dock

Leaders at prominent less-than-truckload carriers are optimistic about the future as their companies adapt and expand services to capitalize on favorable long-term trends, such as the move toward smaller shipments and the growth of e-commerce.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
July 16, 2018
Business, Top 100

2018 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers: Acquisitions, Growth Boost Rankings

UPS tractor-trailer

There were big gains all around for the nation’s largest for-hire carriers, some driven by acquisitions and some by expansion in response to vigorous growth in demand for freight hauling.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 16, 2018
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2018 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Are in North America

2018 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Map

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

July 16, 2018
Business, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement for 11,000 Freight Workers

Teamsters

UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract that will cover an estimated 11,000 UPS Freight employees, the package delivery giant and union announced July 13.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 13, 2018
Business, Top 100

Legends of LTL Gather to Remember Achievements

LTL legends

PITTSBURGH — Charles Hammel III says he owes much of his family’s success in the trucking business to those who came before he and his brother Robert established Pitt Ohio Express in 1979.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 13, 2018

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