2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Top Manufacturing Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Ashley Distribution Services 870
2 Shaw Transport 725
3 Allied Drainage Transport 675
4 Mohawk Carpet Transportation of Georgia 488
5 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations 333
6 IFCO Systems/Chep USA 326
7 Whiteline Express 312
8 ThyssenKrupp North America 306
9 Bassett Furniture Industries/Zenith Freight Lines 273
10 FCA Transport 271
11 Tempur Sealy International 257
12 La-Z-Boy Logistics/England Furniture/Kincaid Furniture 238
13 Ford Motor Co. 219
14 Ryerson Cos. 202
15 Andersen Corp. 168
16 Batesville Logistics 167
17 Huttig Building Products 153
18 Howard Industries 135
19 Reliance Steel & Aluminum 131
20 Leggett & Platt Inc. 125
21 Atlas Trucking Co. 116
22 Austin Powder Co. 101
23 Product Distribution Co. 100
24 Boeing Co. 97
25 Foamex LP 93
26 Toyota Transport/Toyota Logistics Services 85
27 VF Corporation 83
28 Associated Materials 79
29 Unifi Manufacturing 65
30 Greif Packaging 48
31 Deere & Co. 27
32 Southern Champion Tray 26
33 Provia Door Inc. 24
34 Bundy Baking Solutions 17
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Kathleen McCann to Step Down as CEO at United Road

United Road Services carhauler

Kathleen McCann, chairman and CEO of United Road Services, announced that Mark Anderson will take over as CEO next year as she transitions to the role of executive chairman.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 14, 2018
Business, Equipment, Top 100

August Class 8 Orders Spike to a New Record

U.S. Xpress truck

Orders for Class 8 trucks in August shattered the previous record for the month, surpassing 53,000 for the highest tally of the year and for the second consecutive month setting a record in a surprisingly active summer.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Internet of Things Arrives in Intermodal

Intermodal

While intermodal may be playing catch-up in the real-time freight visibility race, the consensus among industry watchers is that the gap is closing — fast. You can thank the Internet of Things revolution and the emergence of “in the cloud” software and database platforms.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Survey of Trucking Companies Shows Increased Freight Efficiency

NACFE

The average fuel economy of trucking companies participating in an annual study conducted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency improved 2% on a year-over-year basis, the group announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 5, 2018
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.

Transport Topics
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 | Staff 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.

Transport Topics
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.

Transport Topics
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

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