2018 Top 100 Private Carriers

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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Strong Holiday Orders, Close Ties to Amazon Boost UPS Q4 Earnings

UPS truck

UPS Inc., fueled by demand from e-commerce giant Amazon.com, on Jan. 30 reported a gain in fourth-quarter profit on an adjusted basis and in revenue while noting a one-time charge that dragged net results.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Q4 Earnings Miss Wall Street Expectations

Schneider

Schneider National Inc. reported Jan. 29 that fourth-quarter 2019 and yearly financial numbers declined when compared with 2018’s record year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Sells Distribution Service to C.H. Robinson for $225 Million

Roadrunner Transportation Systems trailers

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. will sell its Prime Distribution Services business to C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. for $225 million in cash, according to a Jan. 28 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Celadon Reaches Deal to Sell Taylor Express for $14.5 Million

Taylor Express truck

An agreement has been reached to sell the last remaining operating trucking company, Taylor Express, that is part of the now-bankrupt Celadon Group of Indianapolis.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 24, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Launches TSA-Cleared Airfreight Service

Diversified motor carrier A. Duie Pyle Inc. announced a Transportation Security Administration-compliant export service designed to move international airfreight directly from point of origin to the export location.

January 24, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Q4 Net Income Stable as Company Reports Record Year

Marten Transport truck on highway

Marten Transport Ltd. reported net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 was the same as it was for the comparable quarter in 2018: $15.7 million.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2020
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Q4 Revenue Up While Net Income Dips

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. announced Jan. 23 that net income for the fourth quarter of 2019 declined while revenue increased.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Averitt Opens New Atlanta-Area Distribution Center

Averitt Express

Averitt Express opened a new distribution and fulfillment center in Atlanta, according to a company news release.

January 21, 2020
Business, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Net Income Growth of 5.4% for 2019

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Jan. 17 reported gains in net income and operating revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2020
Business, Top 100, TCA

J.B. Hunt Driver Wins School Supplies for Daughter’s Class

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

NEWARK, N.J. — Jihad Simmons, a driver for J.B. Hunt Transport, won $1,000 worth of school supplies for his daughter’s first-grade class through the company’s annual Adopt-a-Class contest.

Brianna Kudisch | NJ.com
January 15, 2020

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