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

YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a holding company for less-than-truckload carriers, in its initial look at fourth-quarter results forecast flat operating revenue with operating income possibly coming in more than twice as high as a year earlier.

January 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shareholders Offered Option of Buying More Stock as Roadrunner Seeks to Recapitalize Its Business

Roadrunner truck at loading dock

Shareholders of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, who have seen the value of their holdings plummet following a finance scandal that led to the dismissal of several top executives more than a year ago, are being given a chance to buy more stock — 900 million shares to be exact — at 50 cents a...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters Exchange Contract Proposals with YRC, Holland and New Penn

YRC Freight truck

After working for eight years under a series of contract extensions, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and its two regional operations have opened contract negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2019
Business, Top 100

Saia Names Frederick Holzgrefe III President, COO

Saia

Saia Inc., a multiregional LTL, nonasset truckload, expedited and logistics services provider, announced it has named Frederick J. Holzgrefe III as its new president and chief operating officer effectively immediately, according to a Jan. 4 press release. Additionally, he has joined the board of...

January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moving Company Study Shows More Residents Left New Jersey Than any Other State in 2018

United movers map

A study by United Van Lines has revealed that Americans are moving west and south, according to a Jan. 2 press release.

January 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

United Road Services, Carlyle Group Buy Fleet Car Carriers

United Road Services carhauler

United Road Services has joined with The Carlyle Group and other investors to acquire Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

FCC Evaluates Sharing Connected Vehicle Spectrum With Wi-Fi

Two trucks platooning

The Federal Communications Commission is deciding whether further testing is needed to determine if communications between connected vehicles, including trucks, can share a slice of spectrum with Wi-Fi broadband services seeking to use it, too.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2018

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