2018 Top Manufacturing Carriers

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, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Big Fleets to Work Together on Enhancing Driver Visibility in Cab

Truck driver checks windshield wiper

Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo Inc., Republic Services and nongovernmental organization Together for Safer Roads announced a design challenge to improve fleet safety and save lives, calling the project the Truck of the Future.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2020
Business, Top 100

Trucking Companies Increasing Pay Could Indicate Greater Trend

Stevens Transport driver wearing mask

Carriers are boosting compensation to address an ongoing driver shortage that some fear may worsen as a recent surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to put new strains on the supply chain.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Top 100

Diesel Jumps 5.8¢ a Gallon in Largest Increase of 2020

Trucks getting diesel at a station

The national average price of diesel spiked by 5.8 cents per gallon, more than twice the previous high for the year, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Nov. 16.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 16, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

KAG Completes Acquisition of Fort Transfer Co.

Kenan Advantage Group

The Kenan Advantage Group Inc. announced it completed the acquisition of Fort Transfer Co. in Morton, Ill.

November 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Highlight Industry Issues Persisting After Volatile Year

J.B. Hunt HQ

Trucking companies detailed the market challenges that persist in the waning weeks of 2020 during a three-day conference on economic trends.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020
Business, Top 100

Landstar VP, CFO Kevin Stout Transitions to Advisory Role

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. announced Chief Financial Officer Kevin Stout stepped down Nov. 2, but will remain at the company as special adviser to President Jim Gattoni.

November 9, 2020
Business, Top 100

Landstar VP, CFO Kevin Stout Transitions to Advisory Role

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. announced that Kevin Stout ended his role as vice president and chief financial officer Nov. 2 and will become special adviser to company President Jim Gattoni.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Posts Revenue Increase, Net Income Decrease in Q3

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. saw revenue tick up and net income dip in the third quarter, and the company said business activity has bounced back from earlier downturns.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Looks to Advance Tech With Venture Capital Fund

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. is working to advance its technology and forge new partnerships with the launch of its corporate venture capital fund, the company detailed Nov. 2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

ArcBest Records Increase in Q3 Net Income, Revenue

ABF Freight truck

ArcBest Corp. posted gains in net income and revenue in the third quarter as its business rebounded from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 3, 2020

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