2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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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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Maines Paper & Food Service (416 tractors), distributes food to restaurants, convenience stores, health care and educational facilities across the United States.
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Top 100 News
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS, Startup Begin First Regular Drone Deliveries in US

UPS

UPS Inc. and a startup drone partner began the first continuing commercial drone deliveries in the United States, making a short flight carrying a medical sample between North Carolina hospitals March 26.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters, YRC Strike Tentative Deal on Labor Contract

YRC Worldwide truck

The chief negotiator for the Teamsters union announced that a tentative accord has been reached with YRC Worldwide for a new collective bargaining agreement covering 24,000 drivers and freight handlers at YRC Freight, one of the nation’s largest less-than-truckload carriers, and two of YRC’s...

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
March 22, 2019
Business, Top 100

FedEx Names Don Colleran New CEO of Express

FedEx Corp. named company veteran Don Colleran president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express, the latest change linked to a shakeup of the shipping company’s top executives last month.

March 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Earnings Take a Hit as International Shipping Slows

FedEx warehouse

FedEx Corp. reported higher revenue but lower profits in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 and cut its earnings forecast for the remainder of the year.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
March 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Old Dominion Moves Into Expanded Facility in Mobile

Old Dominion Freight Line

Trucking company Old Dominion Freight Line held a ribbon-cutting March 13 to celebrate its move to a larger facility for its Mobile, Ala., service center, one of five in the state.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

New England Motor Freight Increases Severance Packages for Employees

Parked NEMF trucks

About 2,500 workers will get additional severance pay from New England Motor Freight, a New Jersey-based carrier that declared bankruptcy in February, according to an attorney representing terminated employees.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Tennessee Panel OKs $10 Million for FedEx Project in Memphis

Gibson Guitar factory

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee panel has approved a $10 million economic development grant to establish the FedEx Logistics headquarters in downtown Memphis.

March 11, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

February Class 8 Orders Slow; Backlog Falls

Oakley Transport truck

Class 8 orders for February trickled in to reach 16,900, down 58% compared with a year earlier, reflecting a backlog already swollen by record demand in 2018, reports ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

In Driver Recruitment, Both Old and New Media Matter

Heartland direct mail

Today’s recruitment efforts to attract truck drivers have tended to lean on digital media. But in a sea of digital information, recruitment opportunities can be lost. That concern is why some trucking companies are returning to older media approaches for recruitment.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

TFI International Acquires Schilli, Toronto Tank Lines

TFI International

TFI International Inc., one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in the United States and Canada, is making moves in the tanker business, snapping up two trucking companies in February.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2019

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