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

Ranksort descending 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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Maines Paper & Food Service (426 tractors), is an independent food distributor that provides more than 30,000 items, from table settings to entrees.
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Expands Private Fleet Delivery, Adds New Intermodal Service

Walmart

Walmart has begun expanding the scope and capabilities of its private fleet, taking over store distribution from dedicated contract carriers at facilities in Maine, Indiana and Ohio, while also adding a new intermodal service using a proprietary container design and company drivers to provide...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

PepsiCo Buys Wellness-Focused Muscle Milk in New CEO’s First Move

pepsi

New PepsiCo Inc. CEO Ramon Laguarta has made his first acquisition, purchasing the maker of sports and wellness products Muscle Milk from Hormel Foods Corp. for an undisclosed amount.

Jonathan Roeder | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Fleets, Maintenance Shops Eye 24-Hour Service to Enhance Driver Productivity

Atlas Trucking maintenance facility

Fleets find that by performing their own repairs, they can better control repair and wait times, and going commercial enables them to offset costs. Repairs can happen quickly while drivers are at home during their off-duty hours, making it a recruiting and retention tool.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
February 20, 2019
Business, Top 100

FedEx Names Raj Subramaniam New President, COO

David Bronczek and Raj Subramaniam

FedEx Corp. is elevating Raj Subramaniam to the position of president and chief operating officer in the wake of the departure of David Bronczek, who the company said is making a “personal decision” to retire.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

George Soros Cuts Stake in Agriculture Giant ADM

ADM

Billionaire George Soros has cut his holdings in agriculture giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. by more than half as the company contends with sluggish commodity markets amid the U.S.-China trade war.

Millie Munshi | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Pepsi Soothes Investors With Sales Growth, Plans for Payouts

pepsi

PepsiCo Inc. rose in early trading as investors brushed off a lower profit forecast, instead focusing on sales growth in snacks and North American beverages and the company’s plans to return about $8 billion to shareholders this year.

Craig Giammona | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Reports Disappointing Earnings

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics reported disappointing earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018 and lowered its guidance for 2019 due, in large part, to a sharp drop-off in shipments from its largest customer — believed to be Amazon.com.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Sales Jump 39.7% in January

Class 8 Sales

Daimler Trucks North America rode its Freightliner brand to a nearly 50% market share of U.S. Class 8 retail sales in January as volume industrywide cleared 20,000 units, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Logistics Announces Headquarters Move

Former Gibson Guitar factory in Memphis

FedEx Logistics will move its global headquarters to the former Gibson Guitar factory building in Memphis, Tenn., according to a Feb. 12 press release.

February 13, 2019
Business, Top 100

Fleets Offer Salaries, Other Pay Models to Retain Drivers Amid Labor Shortage

Driver behind the wheel

Cents per mile remains the dominant form of pay in the for-hire truckload sector, but its dominance is not as strong as it once was as fleets embrace alternative pay models that take cyclicality out of driver pay. Fleets that have implemented new payment methods said drivers appreciate the steady...

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
February 13, 2019

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