Top 100 Private Carriers

2014 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest Private Carriers in the U.S. and Canada
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Rankings
Rank This Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Sales
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 12,132 7,745 17,761 10,548 $66.0 billion
2 3 Sysco Corp. 7,647 1,190 388 9,577 $44.4 billion
3 2 Coca-Cola Co. 7,479 1,901 3,690 9,523 $46.9 billion
4 4 Wal-Mart Stores 6,239 - - 61,743 $473.0 billion
5 5 U.S. Foods 5,438 328 - 6,472 $22.0 billion
6 5 Halliburton Co. 5,025 1,009 - 8,437 $29.0 billion
7 7 McLane Co. 3,650 260 38 4,867 $44.0 billion
8 8 Agrium Inc. 3,395 2,379 6,817 4,431 $11.9 billion
9 10 Reyes Holdings 3,052 510 359 3,972 $20.0 billion
10 12 C $amp;amp; J Energy Services/ Nabor Industries 3,002 1,045 - 4,048 $1.1 billion
11 9 Schlumberger Limited 2,913 1,029 - 3,741 $45.0 billion
12 11 Tyson Foods 2,873 3,305 - 7,331 $34.4 billion
13 13 Dr Pepper Snapple Group 2,388 327 1,541 3,100 $6.0 billion
14 15 Performance Food Group 2,349 90 - 2,899 -
15 13 Baker Hughes Inc. 2,285 1,817 - 2,845 $22.0 billion
16 14 Dean Foods Co. 1,888 3,183 470 5,450 $9.0 billion
17 16 United Rentals Inc. 1,879 2,984 - 2,003 $5.0 billion
18 17 Basic Energy Services 1,620 386 - 1,819 $1.3 billion
19 23 Gibson Energy Inc. 1,450 - - 2,600 $3.7 billion
20 19 Weatherford International 1,428 1,106 - 3,513 $15.3 billion
21 21 Airgas Inc. 1,407 3,081 946 3,872 $4.9 billion
22 24 Kroger Co. 1,370 35 - 4,249 $98.0 billion
23 25 Clean Harbors Inc. 1,351 3,825 2,934 5,210 $3.5 billion
24 22 Gordon Food Service 1,339 136 - 1,888 -
25 20 CHS Inc. 1,322 1,837 - 2,060 $44.0 billion
26 - Calfrac Well Services 1,236 - - 1,443 $1.6 billion
27 30 Praxair Inc. 1,200 1,500 - 2,200 $11.9 billion
28 28 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,086 1,322 242 2,907 -
29 29 DOT Foods 1,070 1 12 1,650 -
30 27 Cemex USA 997 4,896 - 1,529 $3.3 billion
31 - Veritiv Corp. 948 76 124 1,352 $9.5 billion
32 32 Nestle USA 896 3,678 - 1,450 $10.0 billion
33 26 Safeway Inc. 843 450 87 3,224 $36.0 billion
33 35 Plains All American Pipeline 843 - - 1,726 $42.0 billion
35 39 Air Products Inc. 830 120 400 2,100 $10.2 billion
36 33 Ben E. Keith Co. 825 - - 1,053 -
37 45 Walgreen Co. 811 5 - 1,794 $72.2 billion
38 46 Helena Chemical Co. 809 1,937 - 2,430 -
39 37 Pilot Flying J Inc. 808 26 - 970 -
40 36 Kellogg Co. 800 - - 1,200 $14.8 billion
41 48 Darling Ingredients 796 748 - 3,940 $4.0 billion
42 31 Nuverra Environmental Solutions 762 379 - 1,073 $0.5 billion
43 40 Shaw Industries Group 754 52 234 3,319 $4.0 billion
44 18 Key Energy Services 691 1,099 - 1,500 $1.6 billion
45 44 Lowe's Companies Inc. 683 3,802 - 712 $53.4 billion
46 42 Univar USA 671 74 - 1,553 $10.3 billion
47 47 Albertsons 670 - - 2,500 -
48 38 JBS USA Holdings 638 - - 1,504 -
49 50 Sunbelt Rentals 628 1,132 - 657 $3.0 billion
50 49 Delhaize America 625 - - 2,095 $17.1 billion
50 51 Mondelez International 625 315 - 760 $35.3 billion
52 41 Linde North America 620 3,153 - 1,913 -
53 56 United Natural Foods 604 13 - 710 $6.1 billion
54 58 Ashley Furniture Industries 596 7 - 1,953 $3.0 billion
55 - Golden State Foods 594 45 - 923 $6.0 billion
56 60 Publix Super Markets 590 16 430 2,605 $28.9 billion
57 54 Land O$amp;#39;Lakes Inc. 580 1,134 1,001 1,530 $14.2 billion
58 55 Core-Mark Holding Co. 561 70 - 693 $9.8 billion
58 57 Archer Daniels Midland 561 84 - 1,510 $90.0 billion
60 62 ABC Supply Co. 560 2,000 88 750 -
61 50 Advanced Drainage Systems 550 - - 1,100 -
62 43 MDU Resources Group 537 1,827 - 1,905 $4.5 billion
63 68 American Air Liquide Holdings 536 74 - 1,244 -
64 59 Food Services of America 511 51 - 651 -
65 67 Bunzl Distribution USA 510 24 8 820 -
66 53 H.E.B. Grocery Co. 505 9 - 2,844 -
67 52 Foster Farms 503 138 - 1,166 -
68 73 Patterson-UTI Energy Co. 500 506 - 551 $2.7 billion
69 61 BlueLinx Holdings 477 15 - 724 $2.1 billion
70 78 Love$amp;#39;s Travel Stops $amp;amp; Country Stores 470 - - 490 $26.0 billion
71 66 Oldcastle 458 1,657 - 1,444 -
71 72 Supervalu Inc. 458 10 - 1,851 $17.2 billion
73 64 Perdue Inc. 449 68 - 1,432 -
74 61 Mohawk Industries 448 145 - 2,380 $7.7 billion
75 65 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 445 134 302 532 -
76 69 Wakefern Food Corp. 441 - - 2,200 -
77 74 Sanderson Farms Inc. 434 16 - 592 $2.7 billion
77 79 Sherwin-Williams Co. 434 1 - 1,378 $10.2 billion
79 70 Shamrock Foods Co. 433 59 78 659 -
80 71 Leggett $amp;amp; Platt Inc. 425 100 - 1,300 $3.7 billion
81 63 Bimbo Bakeries USA 418 4,784 - 1,565 -
82 75 Ace Hardware 411 1 - 1,355 -
83 - Maines Paper & Food Service 410 60 - 525 -
84 75 Sentinel Transportation 407 51 - 969 -
85 79 The H.T. Hackney Co. 395 161 - 469 -
86 84 J.R. Simplot Co. 382 793 - 1,422 -
87 80 Castellini Group 373 - - 530 -
88 80 Army $amp;amp; Air Force Exchange Service 369 23 10 1,633 $10.3 billion
89 76 Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. 361 - - 1,143 -
90 77 AmeriGas Partners 360 8,450 - 750 $3.2 billion
90 90 Nexeo Solutions 360 5 20 750 $4.0 billion
92 82 Silver Eagle Distributors 345 13 74 325 -
92 87 McKee Foods Corp. 345 - - 633 $1.3 billion
94 88 Valley Proteins Inc. 334 111 20 1,025 -
95 85 Stericycle Inc. 332 1,211 - 1,751 $2.1 billion
96 86 Chrysler Group Transport 331 13 - 1,294 -
97 81 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 322 357 - 415 $1.6 billion
98 72 Mobile Mini Inc. 320 199 - 399 $0.4 billion
99 88 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations 305 1,163 - 1,119 -
100 92 CVS Caremark Corp. 305 8 - 806 $126.8 billion
100 99 Beacon Roofing Supply 305 771 - 624 $2.2 billion
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FedEx to Test Nuro Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

FedEx/Nuro delivery

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — FedEx Corp. announced June 15 that it has partnered with Nuro, one of the nation’s leading autonomous vehicle companies, to test the use of driverless vehicles for multistop and appointment-based deliveries in Houston.

Erik Bascome | Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
June 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Announces GXO’s $800 Million Notes Offering

XPO Logistics supply chain facility

XPO Logistics upcoming spinoff, GXO Logistics, has priced an offering of $800 million on investments notes with registration rights, the company announced June 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Transportation Companies Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane

Summer means the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean and many of the world’s biggest transportation companies are taking steps to prepare for what some forecasters say could once again be above-average activity along the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Locomation Adds PGT Trucking to Its Autonomous Convoy

Locomation

Self-driving technology company Locomation announced motor carrier PGT Trucking Inc. is the latest fleet to sign up for its human-guided autonomous truck convoying technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 100

Forward Air Expands LTL Service in Washington

Forward

Forward Air Corp. will expand its expedited less-than-truckload service into Spokane, Wash., the company announced June 14.

June 15, 2021
Business, Top 100

Forward Air Institutes Destination-Based Compensation Increase

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. is pursuing a new destination-based compensation increase for its fleet partners within its LTL and truckload divisions, the company announced June 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News, Top 100

Class 8 Sales in May Jump 98.4% Year-Over-Year

Freightliner Cascadias

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in May cleared 18,000 and trounced year-earlier levels that had plunged amid the pandemic, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

J.B. Hunt, Waymo Partner to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has partnered with autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to move freight with self-driving trucks in Texas.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 10, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Manager’s Road Back to Baseball Took a Trucking Turn

San Antonio Missions' Phillip Wellman

Phillip Wellman is a baseball lifer, but a stint as a trucking fleet manager left an indelible impression.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 8, 2021
Government, Business, Top 100, TCA

CSX Plan to Buy Pan Am Railways Rejected

CSX train

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Federal regulators recently rejected CSX’s plan to buy Pan Am Railways Inc., which operates 1,200 miles of track.

Jim Kinney |  The Republican (Springfield, Mass.)
June 7, 2021

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