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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Roadrunner Board Nominates Donald Brown, Christopher Jamroz

Roadrunner truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.’s board of directors has nominated Donald Brown and Christopher Jamroz for election to the board at its annual meeting to be held May 22.

April 22, 2019
Business, Top 100

P.A.M. Transportation Reports Record 1Q Earnings

P.A.M. Transportation

Continuing a trend that started in 2017, higher rates from customers in a strong freight market produced record profits for P.A.M. Transportation Services in the first quarter of 2019.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 19, 2019
Business, Top 100, TCA

UPS CEO David Abney Earns Horatio Alger Award

UPS CEO David Abney

For more than 70 years, the Horatio Alger award has been bestowed upon individuals who have overcome adversity to achieve success and remained committed to both higher education and helping others. So UPS CEO David Abney is in good company. But his 3-year-old grandson's reaction to the news has...

Gracie Bonds Staples | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 16, 2019
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J.B. Hunt Earnings, Revenue Higher in 1Q, but Miss Wall Street Projections

A J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported on April 15 a year-over-year bump of 7% in first-quarter revenue to $2.09 billion compared with $1.95 billion for the same period in 2018.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Prognostics Takes Shape as the Future of Truck Repair

Dart Transit truck

Condition-based maintenance is coming to commercial vehicles, and bringing with it transformative possibilities to expand real-time operational insights, foster an improved warranty process and, perhaps, accelerate sales of replacement parts, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder to Shutter California Distribution Center, Lay Off 145 Workers

Ryder

Trucking and logistics company Ryder System will cease operations at its Moreno Valley, Calif., distribution center, leading to layoffs for 145 employees there.

Jack Katzanek | The Press Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.)
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Freight Line Unveils Interactive Signage at Mets’ Citi Field

Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line is upping its advertising game this season with the New York Mets. The company partnered with Chicago-based Czarnowski to create a three-dimensional replica of an ODFL tractor-trailer at Citi Field.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
April 4, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Three Former Roadrunner Executives Charged With Fraud

Roadrunner Executives

The Securities and Exchange Commission has formally charged the former chief financial officer and two of his associates at Roadrunner Transportation Systems with accounting fraud and misleading investors about the company’s financial results.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
April 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics to Launch Enhanced Last-Mile Capabilities Online

XPO logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. will launch expanded last-mile capabilities on its XPO Connect digital freight marketplace, company officials said.

April 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Bison Transport Acquires H.O. Wolding as Canadian Firms Eye US Expansion

Bison Transport trailer on display

Bison Transport Inc. acquired Amherst, Wis.-based H.O. Wolding Inc., a 320-truck dry van fleet, marking a further expansion by the Winnipeg, Manitoba-based trucking firm into the United States.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2019

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