2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Up Front
Competition has heated up in food and oil sectors.
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Private fleets are expanding to meet consumer expectations for e-commerce.

Top Manufacturing Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Ashley Distribution Services 939
2 Shaw Transport 695
3 Advanced Drainage Systems 681
4 Mohawk Carpet Transportation of Georgia 562
5 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations 334
6 ThyssenKrupp North America 321
7 Whiteline Express 312
8 FCA Transport 273
9 Bassett Furniture Industries/Zenith Freight Lines 250
10 La-Z-Boy Inc. 238
11 Ford Motor Co. 219
12 Ryerson Cos. 202
13 Andersen Corp. 188
14 Batesville Logistics 167
15 Huttig Building Products 156
16 Reliance Steel & Aluminum 140
17 Leggett & Platt Inc. 125
18 Atlas Trucking Co. 111
19 Product Distribution Co. 106
20 Boeing Co. 97
21 Austin Powder Co. 96
22 Flexsteel Industries 89
23 Toyota Transport/Toyota Logistics Services 86
23 Great Plains Trucking 86
25 Associated Materials 79
26 Unifi Manufacturing 66
27 Provia Door Inc. 49
28 IFCO Systems/Chep USA 48
28 Greif Packaging 48
30 Deere & Co. 37
31 East Penn Manufacturing Co. 31
32 Southern Champion Tray 23
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Costco Wholesale Corp. (407 tractors), is a grocery chain with more than 700 locations internationally.
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Top 100 News
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Celadon Reaches Deal to Sell Taylor Express for $14.5 Million

Taylor Express truck

An agreement has been reached to sell the last remaining operating trucking company, Taylor Express, that is part of the now-bankrupt Celadon Group of Indianapolis.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 24, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Launches TSA-Cleared Airfreight Service

Diversified motor carrier A. Duie Pyle Inc. announced a Transportation Security Administration-compliant export service designed to move international airfreight directly from point of origin to the export location.

January 24, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Q4 Net Income Stable as Company Reports Record Year

Marten Transport truck on highway

Marten Transport Ltd. reported net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 was the same as it was for the comparable quarter in 2018: $15.7 million.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2020
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Q4 Revenue Up While Net Income Dips

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. announced Jan. 23 that net income for the fourth quarter of 2019 declined while revenue increased.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Averitt Opens New Atlanta-Area Distribution Center

Averitt Express

Averitt Express opened a new distribution and fulfillment center in Atlanta, according to a company news release.

January 21, 2020
Business, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Net Income Growth of 5.4% for 2019

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Jan. 17 reported gains in net income and operating revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year.

Connor D. Wolf | Transport Topics
January 18, 2020
Business, Top 100, TCA

J.B. Hunt Driver Wins School Supplies for Daughter’s Class

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

NEWARK, N.J. — Jihad Simmons, a driver for J.B. Hunt Transport, won $1,000 worth of school supplies for his daughter’s first-grade class through the company’s annual Adopt-a-Class contest.

Brianna Kudisch | NJ.com
January 15, 2020
Business, Top 100

Amazon Lifts Restriction on Sellers Using FedEx to Ship Packages

FedEx workers unload package

Amazon .com Inc. lifted restrictions established during the holiday shopping season that had prevented third-party merchants selling goods on the site from shipping packages with FedEx Corp.’s ground service.

January 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Drone Deliveries Begin a Slow Takeoff

Wing drone

Aerial drones are emerging as a way to help solve challenges associated with last-mile deliveries in a number of conditions and environments.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
January 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Walmart Recruits Robots in Online Grocery Battle With Amazon

Walmart's Alphabot

Walmart has unveiled the Alphabot, an automated, 20,000-square-foot warehouse that could make its grocery pickup service faster and more efficient.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2020

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