2016 Essential Financial and Operating Information for the 100 largest Private Carriers in the U.S. and Canada
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Rankings
Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vanssort descending Trailers Annual Sales
18 19 Gordon Food Service 1,787 36 - 2,453 -
66 58 Love's Travel Stops 585 2,048 - 1,474 -
82 - Stericycle Inc. 506 3,544 - 1,923 $3.0 billion
98 82 Sentinel Transportation 393 1 - 815 -
3 3 Wal-Mart Stores 6,277 199 - 66,191 $482.1 billion
19 70 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,754 4,117 - 3,126 -
35 34 Plains All American Pipeline 990 - - 1,930 $23.2 billion
51 45 Linde North America 733 2,270 - 1,899 $2.0 billion
67 74 Oldcastle Inc. 585 2,048 - 1,474 -
83 - Swire Coca-Cola USA 496 218 - 615 -
99 - Mobile Mini 389 178 - 428 $0.5 billion
4 4 Coca-Cola Co. 5,664 1,054 - 7,465 $44.3 billion
20 21 Basic Energy Services 1,620 386 - 1,819 $0.8 billion
35 35 Builders FirstSource Inc. 990 2,541 - 1,693 $6.1 billion
52 46 Kellogg Co. 710 60 - 1,153 $13.5 billion
68 62 Golden State Foods 580 45 - 794 $7.0 billion
5 5 Halliburton Co. 5,637 1,160 - 9,509 $23.6 billion
21 22 Kroger Co. 1,557 35 - 5,826 $109.8 billion
37 27 Key Energy Services 946 998 - 949 $0.8 billion
69 86 Sherwin-Williams Co. 571 1 - 1,548 $11.3 billion
85 79 Ace Hardware Corp. 469 1 - 1,413 $4.7 billion
6 6 U.S. Foods 5,242 354 - 6,530 $23.0 billion
22 26 Albertsons 1,497 - - 6,021 -
38 39 Ben E. Keith Co. 941 46 - 1,170 -
70 59 JBS USA Holdings 569 0 - 1,302 -
85 89 Sanderson Farms Inc. 469 5 - 654 $2.8 billion
7 10 Schlumberger Limited 3,994 1,314 - 4,770 $35.5 billion
23 23 United Rentals Inc 1,420 2,204 - 1,484 $5.8 billion
39 38 Sunbelt Rentals 919 1,972 - 1,058 $3.3 billion
55 65 Quikrete Companies 685 16 - 883 -
24 14 CHS Inc. 1,376 2,148 - 2,154 $34.6 billion
40 33 Cemex USA 902 3,968 - 1,416 $3.9 billion
72 57 Publix Super Markets 562 18 - 2,696 $32.4 billion
88 - Anheuser-Busch LLC 452 99 - 364 -
25 17 Clean Harbors Inc. 1,347 4,662 - 3,109 $3.3 billion
41 48 Ahold Delhaize Group 885 661 - 3,992 -
73 69 MDU Resources Group 553 1,747 - 1,718 $4.2 billion
89 83 Supervalu Inc. 440 4 - 1,815 $17.5 billion
26 25 Gibson Energy Inc. 1,300 - - 2,500 $5.6 billion
58 73 Energy Transfer Partners 629 120 - 740 $34.3 billion
90 83 The H.T. Hackney Co. 438 170 - 578 -
11 11 C & J Energy Services 2,970 1,661 - 4,580 $1.7 billion
42 87 Coca-Cola Bottling United 806 424 - 962 -
59 55 Advanced Drainage Systems 625 0 - 1,100 -
75 80 SE Independent Delivery Services 545 175 - 1,401 -
91 88 Mohawk Industries 420 138 - 2,217 $8.6 billion
12 13 Performance Food Group 2,814 132 - 3,500 $11.7 billion
28 44 Calfrac Well Services 1,270 568 - 2,097 $1.5 billion
44 - Southern Glazer's Wine $amp;amp; Spirits 802 2,111 - 1,276 -
60 50 Lowe's Companies Inc. 624 72 - 640 $59.1 billion
76 67 Pilot Thomas Logistics 542 826 - 870 -
92 91 BlueLinx Holdings 414 14 - 644 $1.9 billion
29 28 Helena Chemical Co. 1,172 1,932 - 2,575 -
45 60 Food Services of America 772 55 - 741 -
61 72 Cudd Energy Services 619 183 - 958 -
77 68 C&S Wholesale Grocers 541 0 - 1,434 $30.0 billion
93 96 Maines Paper & Food Service 408 58 - 506 $4.0 billion
14 16 Baker Hughes 2,282 1,813 - 2,856 $15.7 billion
30 20 Weatherford International 1,136 605 - 3,297 $9.4 billion
46 43 Walgreen Co. 754 6 - 1,848 $103.4 billion
62 - Brenntag North America 612 89 - 1,513 $11.5 billion
93 98 J.R. Simplot Co. 408 876 - 1,485 -
31 30 Praxair Inc. 1,115 1,787 - 3,677 $10.8 billion
47 52 United Natural Foods 747 2 - 913 $8.2 billion
63 51 Nuverra Environmental Solutions 608 223 - 873 $0.4 billion
79 74 H.E.B. Grocery Co. 534 9 - 2,208 -
95 - Select Energy Services 407 193 - 1,050 -
16 12 Tyson Foods 2,122 59 - 6,105 $40.6 billion
33 32 Pilot Flying J Inc. 1,032 - - 1,314 -
48 54 Core-Mark Holding Co. 745 98 - 911 $11.1 billion
63 64 Maxim Crane Works 608 0 - 985 -
96 83 Bimbo Bakeries USA 399 3,806 - 895 -
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 9,950 14,304 - 16,102 $63.1 billion
17 - Femsa Logistica 1,920 - - 2,308 $0.8 billion
49 36 Nestle USA 735 3,205 - 1,527 $9.7 billion
65 63 Archer Daniels Midland 602 87 - 1,702 $67.7 billion
81 80 Foster Farms 507 134 - 1,345 -
97 92 Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. 397 748 - 431 $1.5 billion
10 9 McLane Co. 3,837 305 9 5,283 $48.0 billion
53 53 Ashley Furniture Industries 709 1 10 3,400 -
27 29 DOT Foods 1,290 4 17 1,970 -
84 94 KeHE Distributors 470 94 40 686 -
100 93 Valley Proteins Inc. 385 94 40 1,075 -
56 56 Mondelez International 680 230 50 780 $29.6 billion
80 71 Bunzl Distribution USA 511 66 52 920 -
49 47 Univar Inc. 735 97 65 1,761 -
78 76 Shamrock Foods Co. 539 61 75 757 -
42 37 Veritiv Corp. 806 106 117 1,274 $8.7 billion
87 78 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 468 146 199 534 -
32 31 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,104 1,386 234 2,968 -
54 42 Shaw Industries Group 697 55 238 3,233 -
57 61 ABC Supply Co. 633 2,400 254 898 -
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,391 1,404 355 10,320 $48.7 billion
34 41 Darling Ingredients 1,016 682 355 4,141 $3.4 billion
74 40 Air Products Inc. 550 95 420 2,000 $9.9 billion
15 18 Dean Foods Co. 2,135 2,752 422 5,239 $8.1 billion
8 8 Reyes Holdings 3,936 616 536 4,782 $24.0 billion
71 48 Perdue Farms Inc. 567 39 582 1,627 -
13 15 Dr Pepper Snapple Group 2,293 87 1,165 2,902 $6.4 billion
9 7 Agrium Inc. 3,930 2,315 7,457 6,297 $14.8 billion
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On the Bubble

Hulcher Services (344 tractors), is a nationwide services contractor to the railroads, general industry and government.
Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Q2 Earnings Tumble, Even More Than Wall Street Expected

FedEx trucks at distribution center in New Jersey

FedEx Corp. reported lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings Dec. 17, missing Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Bankruptcy Judge OKs Plan to Keep Celadon’s Taylor Express Operating

A Taylor Express truck

Celadon Group has been authorized by a bankruptcy court to spend $1.2 million before Jan. 3, 2020, to maintain operations for Hope Mills, N.C.-based Taylor Express Inc. — the last of its operating units that is still in business — while it pursues a sale of the company.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Cuts Off FedEx Ground for Prime Shipments This Holiday

FedEx truck and Amazon boxes

Amazon.com says FedEx Corp.’s delivery performance is slipping and will no longer let third-party merchants use the company’s ground delivery network for quick Prime shipments through the holidays.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Mesilla Valley Transportation to Use VeloCare for Technology Deployment

Mesilla Valley Transportation truck

Mesilla Valley Transportation will begin using VeloCare, a technology-monitoring and repair service by Velociti Inc.

December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air to Acquire Linn Star for $57.2 Million

Forward Air logo on trailer

Forward Air Corp. will acquire Linn Star Holdings Inc., Linn Star Transfer Inc. and Linn Star Logistics, a privately held final-mile provider, for $57.2 million, according to a Forward Air news release Dec. 12.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

XPO to Close Missouri Logistics Facility, Wiping Out 166 Jobs

XPO Logistics truck

HAZELWOOD, Mo. — A logistics facility will close here, eliminating 166 jobs, according to a notice filed with the state.

Annika Merrilees | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 13, 2019
Government, Business, Breaking News, Top 100

Celadon Files for Bankruptcy, Shuts Down

Celadon trucks

Celadon Group Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and shutting down immediately amid falling freight rates and the effects of penalties levied by the U.S. Department of Justice for settlement of securities fraud charges brought against prior management.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 9, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Two Former Celadon Executives Charged in Fraud Scheme

Celadon headquarters

The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors on Dec. 5 charged two former top executives of Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon Group Inc. for their participation in an accounting fraud in 2016 and 2017 that allegedly inflated the company’s income and earnings per share.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Slump for Weakest November Since 2015

Freightliner eCascadia

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for November passed 17,000 and hit the second-highest point reached this year, but analysts at two data-tracking firms said it did nothing to alter the slumping direction of the overall trend.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

Schneider truck

Schneider launched an automated tool that enables third-party carriers to instantly book loads with the click of a button, the carrier said in a Nov. 26 news release.

November 27, 2019

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