2019 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 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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On the Bubble

Pepsi Bottling Ventures (397 tractors), produces and distributes soft drinks through 20 bottling, distribution and sales facilities.
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Top 100 News
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Layoffs Hit Stevens Tanker, Amazon Contractors

Stevens Transport truck on highway

Closures and layoffs continue to vex the trucking industry in 2019, but three recent downsizings were attributed by the companies involved more to the vicissitudes of the energy, retail and final-mile industries than to a slowdown in the overall freight market.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, TCA

UPS, AmerisourceBergen Plan Drone Drug and Device Delivery

UPS drone

UPS Inc. and AmerisourceBergen, the Chesterbrook, Pa.-based drug distributor, are working together to use UPS’ new Flight Forward “drone airline” to ship drugs and supplies to hospitals through small, unmanned aircraft across the U.S.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 22, 2019
Business, Top 100

UPS Net Income Up 15.9%, Revenue Rises 5%

UPS net income rose in Q3.

UPS Inc. reported $1.75 billion in net income in the third quarter of 2019, up 15.9% from the same period a year ago, in an earnings statement released Oct. 22.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Dependable Supply Chain Services Adds Two Orange EV Tractors to Increase Sustainability

Orange EV yard truck

ONTARIO, Calif. — Dependable Supply Chain Services has deployed two electric terminal trucks from Orange EV at its facility here.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
October 18, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Former GE Executive Aris Kekedjian Appointed to XPO Logistics Board

XPO adds Aris Kekedjian to its board.

Transportation and logistics giant XPO Logistics has announced the appointment of Aris Kekedjian, a longtime GE executive, to its board of directors.

Paul Schott | The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
October 18, 2019
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt’s Net Income Rises but Misses Earnings Expectations

J.B. Hunt earnings

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. saw net income rise for the period ended Sept. 30, but the Lowell, Ark.-based carrier missed Wall Street earnings expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Files $212 Million Building Permit for World Hub in Tennessee

FedEx boxes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx officials confirm the company has filed a building permit for its new package sorting facility and world hub in Tennessee.

October 17, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Freight to Expand Home, Business Deliveries in US

FedEx Freight truck

FedEx Freight is expanding its FedEx Freight Direct e-commerce pilot to more than 80% of the contiguous population of the United States, following expansion of the program to additional markets earlier this year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Retailers, Logistics Firms Establish Warehouses Closer to Cities

Prologis warehouse near Seattle

Retailers and logistics firms are establishing warehouses closer to large urban centers to keep up with rising consumer demand for faster delivery of products ordered online, industry experts said.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
October 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

UPS Invests $450 Million in CNG Trucks, Stations

UPS CNG truck

UPS Inc. announced it will spend $450 million to add 6,000 vehicles powered by compressed natural gas as well as supporting infrastructure beginning next year.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2019

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