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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Southern Wine & Spirits of America (270 tractors), distributes wine and alcoholic beverages in 35 states.
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Business, Top 100

YRC Worldwide Provides Mixed Initial Look at 4Q Earnings

YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a holding company for less-than-truckload carriers, in its initial look at fourth-quarter results forecast flat operating revenue with operating income possibly coming in more than twice as high as a year earlier.

January 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shareholders Offered Option of Buying More Stock as Roadrunner Seeks to Recapitalize Its Business

Roadrunner truck at loading dock

Shareholders of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, who have seen the value of their holdings plummet following a finance scandal that led to the dismissal of several top executives more than a year ago, are being given a chance to buy more stock — 900 million shares to be exact — at 50 cents a...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters Exchange Contract Proposals with YRC, Holland and New Penn

YRC Freight truck

After working for eight years under a series of contract extensions, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and its two regional operations have opened contract negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2019
Business, Top 100

Saia Names Frederick Holzgrefe III President, COO

Saia

Saia Inc., a multiregional LTL, nonasset truckload, expedited and logistics services provider, announced it has named Frederick J. Holzgrefe III as its new president and chief operating officer effectively immediately, according to a Jan. 4 press release. Additionally, he has joined the board of...

January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moving Company Study Shows More Residents Left New Jersey Than any Other State in 2018

United movers map

A study by United Van Lines has revealed that Americans are moving west and south, according to a Jan. 2 press release.

January 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

United Road Services, Carlyle Group Buy Fleet Car Carriers

United Road Services carhauler

United Road Services has joined with The Carlyle Group and other investors to acquire Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

FCC Evaluates Sharing Connected Vehicle Spectrum With Wi-Fi

Two trucks platooning

The Federal Communications Commission is deciding whether further testing is needed to determine if communications between connected vehicles, including trucks, can share a slice of spectrum with Wi-Fi broadband services seeking to use it, too.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2018

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