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

Shippers, Carriers Shift Into High Gear for Cyber Monday

UPS holiday delivery

The holiday shopping season is here, and the big e-commerce day is expected to make shippers busy.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Coyote Predicts Spot Market Prices to Rise in Q1 2020

truck at loading dock

Coyote Logistics forecast truckload spot rates will increase heading into 2019’s peak season and continue into 2020 in its prediction for the final quarter of the year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Bankruptcy Should Have Little Impact on Trucking, Experts Say

Milk case in grocery store

Trucking and agriculture officials said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Dean Foods and its decision to sell its assets to the national milk marketing cooperative Dairy Farmers of America is not an indication of a broader problem in the sector, at least in the short term.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 20, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Global Shipment Giant DHL Says Worst Is Over for Trade, Brexit

DHL vehicles

The worst may be over for global trade as tensions over Brexit and the U.S.-China relationship show signs of easing, according to John Pearson of DHL Express.

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Donates 10 Tractors to CDL Schools

Schneider

Schneider is donating 10 gently used, late-model trucks to select CDL driver training programs at community or technical colleges throughout the U.S., the company said in a news release Nov. 15.

November 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization

McArthur Dairy milk, a Dean Foods brand

Top U.S. milk processor Dean Foods Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in advanced talks with Dairy Farmers of America Inc. about a potential sale.

November 13, 2019
Business, Top 100

Daseke Reports Net Loss of $273.3 Million in Q3

Daseke reports loss

Flatbed and specialized fleet Daseke Inc. reported a net loss of $273.3 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared with a net profit of $2.2 million in the same quarter last year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019

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