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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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
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Reports Strong Revenue Growth, Higher Profits in 3Q

UPS building and truck

UPS Inc. reported strong revenue growth and higher profits in the third quarter, despite international headwinds from currency valuations, rising fuel costs and ongoing investment in transformation initiatives.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

Arkansas Federal Judge Rules Sleeper Berth Time Is 'Time-Worked'

Sleeper Berth Time

A federal district judge in Arkansas has ruled that a legal class of nearly 3,000 truck drivers is entitled to compensation for time in the sleeper berth even though the drivers were signed out as off-duty.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Transport Reports Record Profits, Revenue in 3Q

Covenant truck on a Kentucky interstate

Covenant Transportation Group posted record revenue and profits in the third quarter as a strong freight market drove rates higher and the company began to see benefits from its recent acquisition of Landair Holdings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 23, 2018
Business, Top 100

USA Truck Acquires Davis Transfer Co.

USA Truck

USA Truck announced the purchase of Davis Transfer Co., a family-owned trucking company based in Carnesville, Ga., for $53 million in cash and stock, a deal that signals the start of a more aggressive growth strategy at USA Truck by the company’s new management team.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon, FedEx, UPS Could Gain from Trump Threat to Leave Postal Union

Package warehouse

U.S. e-commerce companies including Amazon.com and shippers such as FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. stand to gain from the Trump administration’s move Oct. 17 to withdraw from an international postal agreement.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2018
Business, Top 100

Marten Transport Posts Record Results in Third Quarter

Marten Transport

Marten Transport Ltd. reported its best quarterly operating results ever, among the first of what is expected to be a string of bullish financial reports from trucking companies in the third quarter.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Returns to Historical Levels of Profitability

Heartland Express

Heartland Express Inc. is getting back to its old self. The North Liberty, Iowa-based truckload carrier has been battling to restore its historically rich profit margins after the acquisition of Interstate Distributor Co. in July 2017.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Revenue Soars, but Profits Lag in Third Quarter

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported a big bump in revenue in the third quarter as higher rates boosted the top line for each of its four freight segments. Profits, however, did not keep pace as the company dealt with outstanding legal issues and absorbed start-up costs for several new large...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 16, 2018
Business, Top 100

UPS Announces Hiring Blitz for Holiday Shipping Season

UPS driver and truck

UPS Inc. plans to hire as many as 40,000 seasonal employees nationwide when it holds a one-day hiring blitz, the package delivery giant announced Oct. 15. UPS will hold 170 job fairs Oct. 19 and hire employees on the spot.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 15, 2018
Business, Top 100

Element Sells Stock, Winds Down Investment in Celadon Joint Venture

Celadon

Element Fleet Management Corp. has sold 45 million shares of stock to a group of banks and investment firms for $300 million and will use the net proceeds to pay down debt and implement a plan to “meaningfully” improve the company’s financial performance and position the business for growth.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 15, 2018

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