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

Hub Group

Hub Group introduced enhanced end-to-end visibility, which the trucking and supply chain company said will deliver real-time estimated-time-of-arrivals, unveiling the new options May 16.

May 16, 2019
Business, Top 100

YRC Worldwide, Teamsters Enter Into Five-Year Contract

Teamsters building

A fully ratified, five-year labor contract among less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight, regional LTL carriers Holland and New Penn Motor Express, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters went into effect May 14, covering an estimated 24,000 workers, YRC Worldwide announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Joins Autonomous Vehicle Coalition PAVE

Penske

Penske Truck Leasing has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a coalition of industry leaders that seeks to educate and assure the public about automated vehicles, according to a news release from the two organizations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Puts Two Electric Trucks on New York City Streets

eCanter

Executives with less-than-truckload carrier A. Duie Pyle Inc. said the company is on the verge of operating two battery-electric Fuso eCanter Class 4 trucks in New York City as it steps up its involvement with electrified commercial vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Smooth Cross-Border Operations Hinge on Trade Agreement

ATA Mid-Year panel

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is the proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, is critical to uninterrupted, timely border crossings, trucking executives said here during American Trucking Associations’ Mid-Year...

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Wind Point Partners Acquires A&R Logistics

A&R Logistics

Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, has acquired A&R Logistics and will partner with management to expand the company’s business and make additional acquisitions, according to a statement issued May 7.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
May 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

FedEx, UPS Strive to Automate Loading and Unloading Trucks

UPS

As FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. beef up automation to keep pace with surging e-commerce and a potential threat from Amazon.com, they’ve been stumped at a crucial stage: loading and unloading trucks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
Business, Safety, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Finalize New Five-Year Labor Contract

Teamsters

UPS Inc. and an estimated 255,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are now working under a new five-year agreement that brings labor stability to the Atlanta-based shipping giant. The contract took effect on April 29 after workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Western Express to Invest $88 Million, Add 225 Jobs in Tennessee

Western Express, a Nashville-based freight company, announced May 1 it will spend $88 million and add 225 jobs as it adds new technology, business services and back-office support at its headquarters and expands its truck fleet nationwide.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Revenue, Net Income Rise in 1Q

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises Inc., a transportation and logistics company, said its total revenue for the first quarter ending March 31 increased 6% to $596.1 million versus the prior year quarter, primarily attributable to dedicated fleet expansion, higher contractual rates and lane-mix changes.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 30, 2019

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