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