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

Top Food Service Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Sysco Corp. 8,391
2 U.S. Foods 5,242
3 Performance Foodservice 2,064
4 Gordon Food Service 1,787
5 Reinhart Foodservice 1,328
6 DOT Transportation 1,290
7 McLane Foodservice 1,035
8 MBM Customized Foodservice Distribution 1,009
9 Ben E. Keith Co. 941
10 The Martin-Brower Co. 783
11 Food Services of America 772
12 Golden State Foods 580
13 Shamrock Foods Co. 539
14 KeHE Distributors 470
15 PFG Customized 452
16 Maines Paper & Food Service 408
17 Vistar Transportation 298
18 Blue Line Foodservice Distribution 255
19 Domino's 227
20 Perdue Transportation Inc. 226
21 Labatt Food Service 202
22 Trans Papa Logistics 130
23 QuikTrip Distribution 113
24 Schwan Food Co. 82

Top Grocery Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 McLane Grocery 1,651
2 Kroger Co. 1,557
3 Albertsons 1,497
4 Ahold Delhaize 885
5 United Natural Foods 747
6 Publix Super Markets 562
7 C & S Wholesale Grocers 541
8 H.E.B. Grocery Co. 534
9 Supervalu Inc. 440
10 Unified Grocers 269
11 Bozzuto's Inc. 254
12 Meijer Inc. 227
13 Hy-Vee Inc. 223
14 The Grocery Supply Co. 203
15 Wegmans Food Markets 150
16 Save Mart Supermarkets 115
17 Save-A-Lot Food Stores 106
18 Willow Run Foods 83
19 Golub Corp./Price Chopper 68
20 Smart & Final 68
21 U R M Stores 58

Top Beverage Carriers

Ranksort descending Company Tractors
1 Pepsi Americas Beverages 8,224
2 Coca-Cola Refreshments 5,664
3 Dr Pepper Snapple Group 2,293
4 Femsa Logistica 1,920
5 Coca-Cola Bottling Company United 806
6 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 802
7 Swire Coca-Cola USA 496
8 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 468
9 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 452
10 Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution 385
11 Silver Eagle Distributors 358
12 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 309
13 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 292
14 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England 219
15 Nestle Waters North America 139
16 Odom Corp. 98
17 Upstate Niagara Cooperative 91
18 Pepsi MidAmerica 88
19 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country 85
20 Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 75
21 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York 69
22 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Central Virginia 57
22 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hickory 57
24 Brown Bottling Group 47
25 Long Beverage 40
26 Clark Beverage Group 37
27 Anheuser-Busch Distribution of New York 33
28 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington 29
29 Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii 24
30 House of Schwan 23
31 Chesterman Co. 20

Top Petroleum/Chemical Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Halliburton Energy Services 5,637
2 Schlumberger Limited 3,994
3 C & J Energy Services 2,970
4 Baker Hughes Inc. 2,282
5 Basic Energy Service 1,620
6 Gibson Energy 1,300
7 Calfrac Well Services 1,270
8 Helena Chemicals 1,172
9 Weatherford International 1,136
10 Pilot Flying J Inc. 1,032
11 Plains All American Pipeline 990
12 Key Energy Services 946
13 Univar Inc. 735
14 Energy Transfer Partners 629
15 Cudd Energy Services 619
16 Brenntag North America 612
17 Nuverra Environmental Solutions 608
18 Gemini Motor Transport 600
19 MDU Resources Group 551
20 Pilot Thomas Logistics 542
21 Select Energy Services 407
22 Sentinel Transportation 393
23 Nexeo Solutions 359
24 Patterson UTI 342
25 Eastex Crude 315
26 Stallion Oilfied Services 238
27 Marathon Petroleum 160
28 Carpenter Co. 154
29 Convenience Transportation 154
30 Targa Resouces Partners 88
31 Delek U.S. 68

Top Industrial Gases Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 American Air Liquide 1,754
2 Praxair Inc. 1,115
3 Linde North America 699
4 Air Products Inc. 550
5 AmeriGas Partners 375
6 Ferrellgas Partners 231
7 Matheson Tri-Gas 207

Top Agriculture & Food Processing Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Agrium Inc. 3,930
2 Dean Foods 2,135
3 Tyson Foods 2,122
4 Frito-Lay North America 1,726
5 CHS Inc. 1,376
6 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,104
7 Darling Ingredients 1,016
8 Kellogg Snacks/Godfrey Transport 710
9 Mondelez International 680
10 ADM Logistics 602
11 Nestle Transportation Co. 596
12 JBS Carriers 569
13 Perdue Farms Inc. 567
14 Foster Farms 507
15 Sanderson Farms 469
16 J.R. Simplot Co. 408
17 Bimbo Bakeries 399
18 Valley Proteins 385
19 RWI Transportation 373
20 Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. 359
21 Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution 351
22 McKee Foods Corp. 340
23 Wilbur-Ellis Co. 296
24 Borden Dairy 290
25 Cargill Meat Solutions 245
26 Boise Cascade 237
27 Wayne Farms 216
28 International Paper Co. 197
29 Goya Foods 170
30 Earthgrains Baking Co. 152
31 Franz Family Bakery 152
32 Dairy Farmers of America 138
33 BCT Inc. 135
34 ConAgra Foods 101
35 Mid-South Baking 54
36 Land O'Lakes Inc. 44
37 National Food Corp. 41
38 Golden Flake Snack Foods 40
39 Brakebush Transportation 38
40 Giorgio Foods 26
41 Mennel Milling 24
42 Hillyard Inc. 23

Top Wholesale/Retail Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Wal-Mart Transportation 6,277
2 Walgreen Oshkosh Inc. 754
3 Coremark Holding Co. 745
4 Lowe's Home Centers 624
5 Contract Transportation Systems 571
6 SE Independent Delivery Services 545
7 Bunzl Distribution USA 511
8 Ace Hardware Corp. 469
9 The H.T. Hackney Co. 438
10 Autozone 363
11 Dunkin' Brands Group 341
12 CVS Caremark 318
13 Costco Wholesale Corp. 315
14 O'Reilly Auto Enterprises 309
15 Orgill Inc. 297
16 Owens & Minor Distribution 296
17 Hobby Lobby Stores 260
18 Ferguson Enterprises 252
19 Reddy Ice 236
20 Genuine Parts Co. 164
21 American Furniture Warehouse 130
22 J.J. Haines & Co. 98
23 Dollar Tree 81
24 Rite Aid Corp. 56
25 Wawa Inc. 55
26 TruServ Logistics 42

Top Manufacturing Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Ashley Distribution Services 709
2 Shaw Transport 697
3 Allied Drainage Transport 625
4 Mohawk Carpet Transportation of Georgia 420
5 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations 332
6 Chrysler Group Transport 331
7 Tempur Sealy International 305
8 ThyssenKrupp USA 289
9 IFCO Systems/Chep USA 250
10 La-Z-Boy Logistics/England Furniture/Kincaid Furniture 222
11 Ryerson Cos. 205
12 Andersen Corp. 176
13 Batesville Logistics 167
14 Bassett Furniture Industries/Zenith Global Logistics 157
15 Huttig Building Products 131
16 Boeing Co. 128
17 Leggett & Platt Inc. 123
18 Reliance Steel & Aluminum 119
19 Product Distribution Co. 115
20 Austin Powder Co. 111
21 Toyota Transport/ Toyota Logistics Services 91
22 Unifi Manufacturing 64
23 Greif Packaging 52
24 Provia Door Inc. 21

Top Equipment Rental Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 United Rentals 1,420
2 Sunbelt Rentals 919
3 Maxim Crane Works 608
4 Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. 397
5 Mobile Mini Inc. 389
6 TNT Crane & Rigging Inc. 250
7 AmQuip Crane Rental 115
8 Empire Southwest 57

Top Building Materials Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Builders FirstSource 990
2 CEMEX USA 902
3 Quikrete Cos. 685
4 ABC Supply Co. 633
5 Oldcastle Inc. 585
6 BMC Stock Holdings 355
7 Beacon Roofing Supply 318
8 Staker & Parson Co. 288
9 HD Supply 268
10 OmniSource Corp. 263
11 Weyerhaeuser Distribution 220
12 SRS Distribution 138
13 Guardian Building Products 87

Top Waste Management Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Clean Harbors Environmental Services 1,347
2 Stericycle Inc. 506
3 Ecolab Inc./Nalco 371
4 Hulcher Services 344
5 Veolia North America 228
6 Heritage Environmental Services 171
7 Rumpke Waste & Recycling 59
8 LKQ Corp. 57

Top Paper/Office Products Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
Total 1,487
Total 1,487
Total 1,487
Total 1,487
1 Veritiv Corp. 806
1 Veritiv Corp. 806
1 Veritiv Corp. 806
1 Veritiv Corp. 806
1 Veritiv Corp. 806
2 BlueLinx Holdings 414
2 BlueLinx Holdings 414
2 BlueLinx Holdings 414
2 BlueLinx Holdings 414
2 BlueLinx Holdings 414
3 Essendant Co. 120
3 Essendant Co. 120
3 Essendant Co. 120
3 Essendant Co. 120
3 Essendant Co. 120
4 Lindenmyer Munroe 96
4 Lindenmyer Munroe 96
4 Lindenmyer Munroe 96
4 Lindenmyer Munroe 96
4 Lindenmyer Munroe 96
5 Imperial Bag & Paper Co. 51
5 Imperial Bag & Paper Co. 51
5 Imperial Bag & Paper Co. 51
5 Imperial Bag & Paper Co. 51
5 Imperial Bag & Paper Co. 51

Top Construction Carriers

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Top Health Care Carriers

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Top Uniform Rental Carriers

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Top Media & Entertainment Carriers

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