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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On the Bubble

BMC Stock Holdings (402 tractors), provides building products and services to builders, contractors and remodelers in 43 metropolitan areas across 18 states, principally in the South and West regions of the United States.
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Top 100 News
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Federal Framework on Autonomous Vehicles Policy Essential, UPS Executive Says

Tom Jensen

WASHINGTON — Nationwide policy for autonomous cars and trucks has the potential of facilitating the flow of freight while improving safety, according to a senior executive at UPS Inc. on Feb. 12.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2019
Business, Top 100

New England Motor Freight Shutdown Shakes Less-Than-Truckload Freight Market

New England Motor Freight

In a move sure to shake up the regional less-than-truckload freight market in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, New England Motor Freight filed for bankruptcy Feb. 11 and said it intends to wind down all of its trucking operations.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Walmart Wants to Expand Reach in Online Advertising


Walmart Inc. is big in almost every way — 4,755 stores, 1.5 million employees and $380 billion in revenue in the United States alone. But one part of the world’s largest retailer remains minuscule. “We have a tiny ad business,” CEO Doug McMillon told investors in October. “It could be bigger.”

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Enterprises' Efficiency Moves Pay Off

U.S. XPress truck drives by headquarters

Efforts by dry van truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises to boost profits by improving the efficiency of its trucking operations are paying off.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 8, 2019
Business, Top 100

Forward Air Achieves Record Revenue, Profits in 4Q

Forward Air

Forward Air Corp. turned in its best-ever fourth quarter and full year in 2018 with profits topping expectations and revenue increasing across most of its freight service lines.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 7, 2019
Top 100

Old Dominion Reports Revenue Gains for 4Q, Full Year

Old Dominion Freight Lines truck

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. on Feb. 7 reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year results.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group Takes Hit From Downturn in Oil Field Services

A Mullen heavy-haul truck.

Mullen Group reported higher revenue and profits in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite a “market meltdown” caused by falling oil prices that curtailed demand for transportation services as the year ended.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Posts Record Results

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises produced record revenue and higher profits in the fourth quarter of 2018 as a strong economy fueled demand for both its trucking and logistics services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 7, 2019
Business, Top 100

ArcBest Reports Highest Yearly Revenue in Company History


For-hire carrier ArcBest reported an increase in revenue but a decline in net income for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 6, 2019
Business, Top 100

Patriot Transportation Reports Fiscal 1Q Results

Patriot Transportation

Patriot Transportation Holding, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based parent of Florida Rock & Tank Lines, reported higher profits and revenue in the first fiscal quarter of 2019.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 5, 2019


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