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

Top Food Service Carriers

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

Top Grocery Carriers

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

Top Beverage Carriers

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

Top Petroleum/Chemical Carriers

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

Top Industrial Gases Carriers

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

Top Agriculture & Food Processing Carriers

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

Top Wholesale/Retail Carriers

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

Top Manufacturing Carriers

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

Top Equipment Rental Carriers

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

Top Building Materials Carriers

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

Top Waste Management Carriers

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

Top Paper/Office Products Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
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
4 Lindenmyer Munroe 96
4 Lindenmyer Munroe 96
4 Lindenmyer Munroe 96
4 Lindenmyer Munroe 96
4 Lindenmyer Munroe 96
3 Essendant Co. 120
3 Essendant Co. 120
3 Essendant Co. 120
3 Essendant Co. 120
3 Essendant Co. 120
2 BlueLinx Holdings 414
2 BlueLinx Holdings 414
2 BlueLinx Holdings 414
2 BlueLinx Holdings 414
2 BlueLinx Holdings 414
1 Veritiv Corp. 806
1 Veritiv Corp. 806
1 Veritiv Corp. 806
1 Veritiv Corp. 806
1 Veritiv Corp. 806
Total 1,487
Total 1,487
Total 1,487
Total 1,487

Top Construction Carriers

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Top Health Care Carriers

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Top Uniform Rental Carriers

No rankings are available for this year.

Top Media & Entertainment Carriers

No rankings are available for this year.

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