Top 100 Private Carriers

2015 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. 8,397 14,906 - 11,734 $66.7 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 7,647 1,190 388 9,577 $46.5 billion
3 4 Wal-Mart Stores 6,294 106 - 61,528 $482.2 billion
4 3 Coca-Cola 5,664 1,054 - 7,465 $46.0 billion
5 6 Halliburton 5,637 1,160 - 5,637 $29.4 billion
6 5 U.S. Foods 5,190 333 - 6,461 $22.0 billion
7 8 Agrium Inc. 3,806 2,479 7,627 5,937 $13.0 billion
8 9 Reyes Holdings 3,647 587 442 4,618 $24.0 billion
9 7 McLane Co. 3,537 305 9 5,283 $46.0 billion
10 11 Schlumberger Limited 3,394 1,299 - 4,770 $48.6 billion
11 10 C & J Energy Services 2,970 1,661 - 4,517 $1.6 billion
12 12 Tyson Foods 2,785 - 1,119 3,700 $37.6 billion
13 14 Performance Food Group 2,534 96 - 3,122 -
14 25 CHS Inc. 2,496 1,001 - 2,193 $42.7 billion
15 13 Dr Pepper Snapple Group 2,342 81 1,330 2,828 $6.1 billion
16 15 Baker Hughes Inc. 2,282 1,813 - 2,856 $24.6 billion
17 23 Clean Harbors Inc. 1,906 6,739 - 4,188 $3.4 billion
18 16 Dean Foods Co. 1,900 3,000 445 5,500 $9.5 billion
19 24 Gordon Food Service 1,700 88 - 2,158 -
20 20 Weatherford International 1,684 1,046 - 3,379 $14.9 billion
21 18 Basic Energy Services 1,620 386 - 1,819 $1.5 billion
22 22 The Kroger Co. 1,474 35 - 5,386 $108.5 billion
23 17 United Rentals Inc. 1,420 2,204 - 1,484 $5.7 billion
24 21 Airgas Inc. 1,410 2,781 1,236 3,857 $5.1 billion
25 19 Gibson Energy Inc. 1,400 - - 2,600 $8.6 billion
26 33 Albertsons 1,378 621 88 5,225 -
27 44 Key Energy Services 1,355 1,897 - 1,500 $1.4 billion
28 38 Helena Chemical Co. 1,204 1,735 - 2,575 -
29 29 DOT Foods 1,190 2 16 1,835 -
30 27 Praxair Inc. 1,099 1,877 - 3,677 $12.3 billion
31 28 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,094 1,348 250 2,946 -
32 39 Pilot Flying J Inc. 1,035 - - 1,331 -
33 30 Cemex USA 1,028 5,141 - 1,677 $3.7 billion
34 33 Plains All American Pipeline 990 - - 1,900 $43.5 billion
35 - Builders FirstSource 968 2,506 - 1,693 $1.6 billion
36 32 Nestle USA 936 4,216 - 1,313 $9.7 billion
37 31 Veritiv Corp. 870 199 172 1,290 $7.4 billion
38 49 Sunbelt Rentals 840 2,285 - 831 $2.7 billion
39 36 Ben E. Keith Co. 825 52 - 1,053 -
40 35 Air Products Inc. 811 115 400 2,100 $10.4 billion
41 41 Darling Ingredients Inc. 810 705 336 4,050 $4.0 billion
42 43 Shaw Industries Group 755 51 172 3,332 $4.8 billion
43 37 Walgreen Co. 754 10 - 1,848 $76.4 billion
44 26 Calfrac Well Services 744 378 9 914 $2.3 billion
45 52 Linde North America 733 1,840 - 2,060 $2.0 billion
46 40 Kellogg Co. 710 60 - 1,153 $14.6 billion
47 46 Univar Inc. 699 74 - 1,346 -
48 50 Delhaize America 684 - - 3,253 -
48 73 Perdue Farms Inc. 684 79 600 2,100 -
50 45 Lowe's Cos. Inc. 662 3,844 - 681 $56.2 billion
51 42 Nuverra Environmental Solutions 653 417 - 1,012 $0.5 billion
52 53 United Natural Foods Inc. 652 - - 835 $6.8 billion
53 54 Ashley Furniture Industries 646 7 - 2,300 -
54 58 Cole-Mark Holding Co. 639 64 - 794 $10.3 billion
55 61 Advanced Drainage Systems 625 - - 1,100 $1.2 billion
56 50 Mondelez International Inc. 610 300 49 730 $34.2 billion
57 56 Publix Super Markets 605 30 401 2,909 $30.6 billion
58 70 Love's Travel Stops $amp;amp; Country Stores 600 - 20 620 -
59 48 JBS USA Holdings 599 - - 1,290 -
60 64 Food Services of America 597 52 - 741 -
61 60 ABC Supply Co. 585 2,033 190 818 -
62 55 Golden State Foods 573 42 - 858 $6.5 billion
63 59 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 561 84 - 1,510 $81.2 billion
64 - Maxim Crane Works 556 - - 910 -
65 - Quikrete Cos. 554 23 - 929 -
66 - Sanjel Corp. 547 - - - -
67 - Pilot Thomas Logistics 542 826 - 870 -
68 - C&S Wholesale Grocers 541 - - 1,434 $25.9 billion
69 61 MDU Resources Group 539 1,873 - 1,915 $4.5 billion
70 63 American Air Liquide Holdings 529 57 - 1,244 -
71 65 Bunzl Distribution USA 520 24 8 835 -
72 - Cudd Energy Services 514 260 - 956 $2.3 billion
73 - Energy Transfer Partners 508 108 - 543 $51.2 billion
74 71 Oldcastle Inc. 505 1,732 - 1,509 -
74 66 H.E.B. Grocery Co. 505 9 - 2,840 -
76 79 Shamrock Foods Co. 504 60 75 757 -
77 - Veolia North America 489 1,546 - 1,231 -
78 75 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 466 147 202 530 -
79 82 Ace Hardware Corp. 450 - - 1,126 $4.7 billion
80 67 Foster Farms 449 136 - 1,089 -
80 - SE Independent Delivery Services 449 150 - 1,126 -
82 84 Sentinel Transportation 439 55 41 1,168 -
83 71 Supervalu Inc. 437 4 - 1,807 $17.8 billion
83 81 Bimbo Bakeries USA 437 4,135 - 1,365 -
83 85 The H.T. Hackney Co. 437 172 - 593 -
86 77 Sherwin-Williams Co. 436 1 - 1,447 $11.1 billion
87 - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 426 231 - 465 -
88 74 Mohawk Industries 420 138 - 2,217 $7.8 billion
89 77 Sanderson Farms Inc. 408 31 - 575 $2.8 billion
90 68 Patterson-UTI Energy Co. 407 432 - 605 $3.2 billion
91 69 BlueLinx Holdings 401 6 - 615 $2.0 billion
92 - Hertz Equipment Rental 397 745 - 431 $1.6 billion
93 94 Valley Proteins Inc. 380 107 30 1,033 -
94 - KeHE Distributors 375 - - 575 -
95 87 Castellini Group 373 - - 530 -
96 83 Maines Paper & Food Service 371 62 - 501 $4.0 billion
96 - Ecolab Inc. 371 576 - 369 $14.0 billion
98 86 J.R. Simplot Co. 370 793 - 1,444 -
98 90 AmeriGas Partners 370 8,775 - 1,040 $3.7 billion
100 90 Nexeo Solutions 369 3 - 643 $4.5 billion
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