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

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Marten Transport Ltd. reported its best first-quarter operating revenue in the company’s 73-year history, according to an April 16 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2019
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TFI International Reports Record Results for 1Q

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Another quarter, another record for TFI International when the Montreal-based conglomerate released its first-quarter financial report April 23.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2019
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Old Dominion Posts Record Per-Share Results in 1Q

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Old Dominion Freight Line beat the Wall Street consensus estimate on its earnings per share when the Thomasville, N.C., less-than-truckload carrier reported first-quarter results April 25.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2019
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UPS Says Cites Winter Weather for 1Q Earnings Downturn

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UPS Inc. said difficult weather including heavy snow, extremely cold temperatures and spring flooding impacted its first-quarter 2019 earnings when the company announced its financial results April 25.

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April 25, 2019
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UPS Sees Payoff From $20 Billion Tech Bet, but Investors Remain Wary

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UPS Inc. is counting on algorithms you can’t see to prove that investors were wrong to doubt its three-year, $20 billion technological makeover. It’s all part of CEO David Abney’s bet on squeezing out costs and becoming more nimble as UPS adjusts to surging e-commerce deliveries.

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April 23, 2019
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Cameron Ramsdell to Lead Newly Formed U.S. Xpress Ventures

U.S. XPress truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced it established U.S. Xpress Ventures, a business unit focused on developing and implementing new asset-based business models and technology strategies within the company. It named Cameron Ramsdell president of the new unit.

April 23, 2019
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Celadon Sells Logistics Group, Hopes for Financial Reporting in Fall

Celadon truck parked at Indianapolis HQ

Celadon Group Inc. is selling its Celadon Logistics brokerage and third-party logistics subsidiary in a $60 million deal that helps advance the Indianapolis-based company’s plan to shore up its business in the wake of accounting troubles that date back several years.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 22, 2019
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Heartland Express Continues to Post Profit Improvement

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. reported another quarter of profit improvement despite a weakening freight environment and bad weather in the first quarter of 2019.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 22, 2019
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Roadrunner Board Nominates Donald Brown, Christopher Jamroz

Roadrunner truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.’s board of directors has nominated Donald Brown and Christopher Jamroz for election to the board at its annual meeting to be held May 22.

April 22, 2019
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P.A.M. Transportation Reports Record 1Q Earnings

P.A.M. Transportation

Continuing a trend that started in 2017, higher rates from customers in a strong freight market produced record profits for P.A.M. Transportation Services in the first quarter of 2019.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 19, 2019

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