2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Up Front
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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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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

ODFL Sets Company Records as Earnings, Revenue Rise

Old Dominion Freight Line truck

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line reported higher net income and revenue in the second quarter as it achieved, amid lower shipments and tonnage, company records for revenue, operating ratio and earnings per diluted share.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Announces Strong 2Q Earnings

UPS logo and truck

United Parcel Service Inc. reported second-quarter earnings benefiting from rising demand for its Next Day Air and Ground delivery services.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 24, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Will Go to Seven-Day Ground Service in 2020

UPS

UPS Inc. is joining the seven-day-a-week delivery business, announcing July 23 that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Atlanta-based shipping giant will add Sunday nationwide ground service.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 23, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Availability of Medium-Duty E-Trucks Is Limited as Testing Continues

Penske medium-duty truck

Battery-electric medium-duty trucks may have a bright future due to their potential to reduce operational costs and improve sustainability. But currently, the availability of these trucks is limited as testing continues.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
July 23, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Reports Company Record Revenue

Marten Transport truck on highway

Marten Transport Ltd. reported the highest operating revenue and operating income in the company’s 73-year history, according to a July 18 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Strong 2Q Earnings

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. reported July 18 another quarter of profit improvement despite a weakening freight environment in the second quarter of 2019.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 18, 2019
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Mixed 2Q Results

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported net income fell and revenue increased in the second quarter amid mixed results in its business units.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Cowan Acquires Carlisle Carrier, Expanding Northeastern Footprint

Cowan fleet

Baltimore trucking company Cowan Systems has acquired Carlisle Carrier Corp. of Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 16, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Ryder Increases Dividend, Adds Maintenance Facility

Ryder

Ryder System Inc. increased its regular quarterly cash dividend by 2 cents to 56 cents per share.

July 12, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

YRC Appoints Jason Bergman Chief Customer Officer

YRC Freight truck and trailers

Jason Bergman has been appointed chief customer officer for YRC Worldwide.

July 10, 2019

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