2020 Top Grocery Carriers

2020 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 Distribution 1,600
2 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,414
3 Ahold Delhaize Group 1,149
4 Albertsons Cos. 1,020
5 The Kroger Co. 942
6 Publix Super Markets 668
7 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567
8 SpartanNash 489
9 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451
10 Hy-Vee Inc. 250
11 Unified Grocers 245
12 Meijer Inc. 241
13 Bozzuto's Inc. 231
14 Wegmans Food Markets 190
15 Willow Run Foods 88
16 Smart & Final 85
17 Save Mart Supermarkets 83
18 Schnuck Markets 74
19 Golub Corp./Price Chopper 68
20 U R M Stores 67
21 The Grocery Supply Co. 57
22 Tops Friendly Markets 50
23 Brookshire Brothers 45
24 Amazon/Whole Foods 43
25 Eastland Food Corp. 16
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Extras
Many private fleets are adjusting their freight networks as the pandemic accelerates online ordering.
The oilfield service firm has cut staffing to 11-year low amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans have turned to cooking at home and buying in bulk, with restaurants closing across the country causing a shift in food demand.
Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports Rise in Profit, Revenue for Q4

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. reported a surge in net income and higher total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, the company reported Jan. 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Breaking News, Top 100

Navistar, GM Cooperate on Fuel Cell System for Class 8 in 2024

International Series RH truck

Navistar Inc. announced it intends to produce a zero-emission longhaul truck using fuel cell systems supplied by General Motors and will have an International RH Series FCEV model commercially available in 2024.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Latest to Invest in TuSimple

U.S. XPress truck/TuSimple logo

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced it made a “significant” investment in autonomous trucking company TuSimple and that CEO Eric Fuller was named to TuSimple’s executive advisory board.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 26, 2021
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Mixed Results for Q4 2020

Covenant

Covenant Logistics Group Inc. posted a net loss of $25.7 million, or minus $1.50 a diluted share, for the three months ending Dec. 31, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based truckload carrier announced Jan. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Strong Q4, Full-Year Earnings

J.B. Hunt final-mile delivery

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported higher earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, but said income dipped even as revenue rose for the full year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 100

TFI Buys UPS Freight for $800 Million

UPS Freight

TFI International Inc. is acquiring UPS Freight in an $800 million deal announced Jan. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

U.S. Xpress CEO Details Economic Forecast for 2021

U.S. Xpress Enterprises truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises CEO Eric Fuller on Jan. 20 detailed the findings of an economic report his company did on the trucking industry.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Werner Invests in TuSimple to Spur Autonomous Trucking

Werner, TuSimple trucks

Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises announced it invested in TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company founded in 2015, and described it as an important milestone in the journey to become an environmental leader.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 20, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Current Stock Prices for Trucking, Logistics Companies

Stock market illustration

Same-day data for publicly traded trucking and transportation stocks in the truckload, less-than-truckload, package, logistics and leasing categories.

January 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

More Fleets Are Utilizing Remote Diagnostics

UPS remote diagnostics

A growing number of motor carriers are taking advantage of remote diagnostics to streamline vehicle maintenance and reduce downtime, but fleets must know how to filter through the data to use this information effectively.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2021

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