2018 Top 100 Private Carriers

2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Rank This Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Sales
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 11,100 3,500 20,600 17,500 $63.5 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,577 1,202 - 10,696 $55.4 billion
3 3 Walmart Inc. 6,472 145 - 61,640 $500.3 billion
4 6 Reyes Holdings 5,443 804 1,250 6,659 $26.5 billion
5 7 Halliburton Co. 5,382 2,885 254 10,362 $20.6 billion
6 5 U.S. Foods 5,336 389 - 6,650 $24.0 billion
7 8 Nutrien 4,349 2,261 8,622 8,554 $13.7 billion
8 9 McLane Co. 3,941 135 31 5,750 -
9 11 Schlumberger Limited 3,652 517 249 5,107 $30.4 billion
10 12 Performance Food Group 2,835 214 - 3,810 $16.8 billion
11 13 Tyson Foods 2,819 40 1,390 7,329 $38.3 billion
12 14 Keurig Dr Pepper 2,331 86 538 2,749 $6.4 billion
13 10 C & J Energy Services 2,306 454 - 3,715 $1.6 billion
14 20 Basic Energy Services 1,686 386 - 1,819 $0.9 billion
15 24 United Rentals Inc. 1,673 3,069 - 1,291 $6.6 billion
16 18 CHS Inc. 1,595 2,002 - 11,247 $31.9 billion
17 19 Gordon Food Service 1,519 17 - 2,041 -
18 17 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,472 4,184 - 2,331 $23.7 billion
19 23 Albertsons Cos. 1,450 1,030 75 5,300 $59.9 billion
20 44 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,427 513 - 1,915 -
21 25 Clean Harbors Inc. 1,375 5,187 21 4,361 $2.9 billion
22 26 DOT Foods 1,353 5 18 2,190 -
23 31 The Quikrete Cos. 1,248 47 - 1,899 -
24 27 Gibson Energy Inc. 1,200 - - 2,500 $6.1 billion
25 30 Sunbelt Rentals 1,191 2,681 - 1,524 $4.2 billion
26 - FTS International 1,116 178 - 1,485 $1.5 billion
27 41 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,108 134 - 1,469 $15.7 billion
28 28 Calfrac Well Services 1,102 364 - 1,751 $1.5 billion
28 21 Femsa Logistica 1,102 1,100 - 2,130 -
30 37 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,066 82 - 1,333 -
31 57 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,062 714 - 4,560 $44.5 billion
32 33 Pilot Flying J Inc. 1,061 35 - 1,405 -
33 35 Cemex USA 1,030 3,354 - 1,689 $3.5 billion
34 32 Praxair Inc. 1,021 1,518 - 3,188 $11.4 billion
35 36 Helena Chemical Co. 1,004 2,507 - 2,575 -
36 43 United Natural Foods 943 6 - 1,084 $9.3 billion
37 39 Builders FirstSource Inc. 940 2,312 - 1,639 $7.0 billion
38 45 Walgreen Co. 920 24 - 2,387 $118.2 billion
39 69 Maxim Crane Works 903 99 - 1,428 -
40 22 The Kroger Co. 879 35 - 11,211 $122.7 billion
41 48 Ashley Furniture Industries 870 7 - 3,710 -
42 38 Veritiv Corp. 836 97 149 1,415 $8.4 billion
42 97 BlueLinx Holdings 836 47 - 881 $1.8 billion
44 34 Darling Ingredients Inc. 835 930 355 4,077 $3.7 billion
45 40 Key Energy Services 790 805 - 6,034 $0.4 billion
46 73 Mondelez International 779 106 - 996 $26.0 billion
47 16 Dean Foods Co. 765 761 - 2,262 $7.8 billion
48 47 Prairie Farms Dairy 761 1,218 - 2,431 $3.0 billion
49 54 ABC Supply Co. 750 2,400 262 1,000 -
50 53 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 740 - - 780 -
50 49 Univar Inc. 740 125 - 1,775 $8.3 billion
52 42 Plains All American Pipeline 730 - - 900 $26.0 billion
53 61 Shaw Industries Group 725 60 - 3,210 -
54 46 Food Services of America 714 50 - 820 -
55 52 Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits 702 2,203 - 1,118 -
56 59 Supervalu Inc. 694 5 - 2,637 $14.2 billion
57 75 SE Independent Delivery Services 691 103 - 1,202 -
58 80 Bunzl Distribution USA 686 - 37 1,168 $6.5 billion
59 83 Beacon Roofing Supply 682 1,436 - 1,168 $4.4 billion
60 68 Golden State Foods 681 33 - 877 $7.0 billion
61 55 Advanced Drainage Systems 675 - - 1,200 $1.3 billion
62 - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England 672 100 - 890 -
63 56 Swire Coca-Cola USA 669 242 - 801 $1.8 billion
64 60 Sherwin-Williams Co. 667 1 - 1,670 $15.0 billion
65 50 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 666 133 - 773 -
66 65 JBS USA Holdings 665 - - 1,430 $26.8 billion
67 62 Publix Super Markets 659 18 414 3,265 $34.6 billion
68 58 Shamrock Foods 655 75 75 1,098 -
69 98 Select Energy Services 653 630 - 1,763 $0.7 billion
70 63 Cudd Energy Services 638 239 - 881 -
71 - ProPetro Holding Corp. 630 43 - 773 $1.0 billion
72 - Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 620 231 - 768 -
73 66 Energy Transfer Partners 605 95 - 712 $29.0 billion
74 71 Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Co. 602 87 - 1,702 $60.8 billion
75 - Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598 14 - 657 -
76 78 Air Products Inc. 589 94 330 2,000 $8.2 billion
77 64 Brenntag North America 587 80 - 1,487 -
78 74 Nestle USA 581 3,353 - 1,435 $26.7 billion
79 - Williams Brothers Construction 575 200 - 253 -
80 15 Baker Hughes 571 63 - 355 $22.0 billion
81 77 C&S Wholesale Grocers 567 - - 1,613 -
82 79 MDU Resources Group Inc. 563 1,797 - 1,844 $4.4 billion
83 80 Stericycle Inc. 556 3,762 - 2,095 $3.6 billion
84 82 Foster Farms 536 96 10 1,621 -
85 84 Gravity Oilfield Services 529 69 - 541 -
86 76 H.E.B. Grocery Co. 517 5 - 2,355 -
87 85 Linde North America 508 1,877 - 1,421 -
88 87 Mohawk Industries 488 159 - 2,217 $9.5 billion
89 90 Ace Hardware Corp. 469 1 1 1,440 $5.4 billion
90 88 Valley Proteins Inc. 466 151 54 1,198 -
91 - Medline Inc. 462 121 - 547 $10.0 billion
92 72 Oldcastle Inc. 460 894 2 1,266 -
93 100 Herc Rentals 444 300 - 447 $1.8 billion
94 91 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 441 141 176 609 -
94 93 The H.T. Hackney Co. 441 172 - 578 -
96 89 KeHE Distributors 438 1 1 742 -
97 92 Sanderson Farms Inc. 436 31 - 706 $3.3 billion
98 94 Bragg Cos. 433 - - 682 -
98 67 Nuverra Environmental Solutions 433 180 - 553 $0.2 billion
100 95 Dunkin' Brands Group 430 12 - 450 $0.9 billion
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