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 Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company 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
3 3 Walmart Inc. 6,472 145 - 61,640 $500.3 billion
4 6 Reyes Holdings 5,443 804 1,250 6,659 $26.5 billion
5 7 Halliburton Co. 5,382 2,885 254 10,362 $20.6 billion
6 5 U.S. Foods 5,336 389 - 6,650 $24.0 billion
7 8 Nutrien 4,349 2,261 8,622 8,554 $13.7 billion
8 9 McLane Co. 3,941 135 31 5,750 -
9 11 Schlumberger Limited 3,652 517 249 5,107 $30.4 billion
10 12 Performance Food Group 2,835 214 - 3,810 $16.8 billion
11 13 Tyson Foods 2,819 40 1,390 7,329 $38.3 billion
12 14 Keurig Dr Pepper 2,331 86 538 2,749 $6.4 billion
13 10 C & J Energy Services 2,306 454 - 3,715 $1.6 billion
14 20 Basic Energy Services 1,686 386 - 1,819 $0.9 billion
15 24 United Rentals Inc. 1,673 3,069 - 1,291 $6.6 billion
16 18 CHS Inc. 1,595 2,002 - 11,247 $31.9 billion
17 19 Gordon Food Service 1,519 17 - 2,041 -
18 17 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,472 4,184 - 2,331 $23.7 billion
19 23 Albertsons Cos. 1,450 1,030 75 5,300 $59.9 billion
20 44 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,427 513 - 1,915 -
21 25 Clean Harbors Inc. 1,375 5,187 21 4,361 $2.9 billion
22 26 DOT Foods 1,353 5 18 2,190 -
23 31 The Quikrete Cos. 1,248 47 - 1,899 -
24 27 Gibson Energy Inc. 1,200 - - 2,500 $6.1 billion
25 30 Sunbelt Rentals 1,191 2,681 - 1,524 $4.2 billion
26 - FTS International 1,116 178 - 1,485 $1.5 billion
27 41 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,108 134 - 1,469 $15.7 billion
28 21 Femsa Logistica 1,102 1,100 - 2,130 -
28 28 Calfrac Well Services 1,102 364 - 1,751 $1.5 billion
30 37 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,066 82 - 1,333 -
31 57 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,062 714 - 4,560 $44.5 billion
32 33 Pilot Flying J Inc. 1,061 35 - 1,405 -
33 35 Cemex USA 1,030 3,354 - 1,689 $3.5 billion
34 32 Praxair Inc. 1,021 1,518 - 3,188 $11.4 billion
35 36 Helena Chemical Co. 1,004 2,507 - 2,575 -
36 43 United Natural Foods 943 6 - 1,084 $9.3 billion
37 39 Builders FirstSource Inc. 940 2,312 - 1,639 $7.0 billion
38 45 Walgreen Co. 920 24 - 2,387 $118.2 billion
39 69 Maxim Crane Works 903 99 - 1,428 -
40 22 The Kroger Co. 879 35 - 11,211 $122.7 billion
41 48 Ashley Furniture Industries 870 7 - 3,710 -
42 38 Veritiv Corp. 836 97 149 1,415 $8.4 billion
42 97 BlueLinx Holdings 836 47 - 881 $1.8 billion
44 34 Darling Ingredients Inc. 835 930 355 4,077 $3.7 billion
45 40 Key Energy Services 790 805 - 6,034 $0.4 billion
46 73 Mondelez International 779 106 - 996 $26.0 billion
47 16 Dean Foods Co. 765 761 - 2,262 $7.8 billion
48 47 Prairie Farms Dairy 761 1,218 - 2,431 $3.0 billion
49 54 ABC Supply Co. 750 2,400 262 1,000 -
50 53 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 740 - - 780 -
50 49 Univar Inc. 740 125 - 1,775 $8.3 billion
52 42 Plains All American Pipeline 730 - - 900 $26.0 billion
53 61 Shaw Industries Group 725 60 - 3,210 -
54 46 Food Services of America 714 50 - 820 -
55 52 Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits 702 2,203 - 1,118 -
56 59 Supervalu Inc. 694 5 - 2,637 $14.2 billion
57 75 SE Independent Delivery Services 691 103 - 1,202 -
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
60 68 Golden State Foods 681 33 - 877 $7.0 billion
61 55 Advanced Drainage Systems 675 - - 1,200 $1.3 billion
62 - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England 672 100 - 890 -
63 56 Swire Coca-Cola USA 669 242 - 801 $1.8 billion
64 60 Sherwin-Williams Co. 667 1 - 1,670 $15.0 billion
65 50 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 666 133 - 773 -
66 65 JBS USA Holdings 665 - - 1,430 $26.8 billion
67 62 Publix Super Markets 659 18 414 3,265 $34.6 billion
68 58 Shamrock Foods 655 75 75 1,098 -
69 98 Select Energy Services 653 630 - 1,763 $0.7 billion
70 63 Cudd Energy Services 638 239 - 881 -
71 - ProPetro Holding Corp. 630 43 - 773 $1.0 billion
72 - Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 620 231 - 768 -
73 66 Energy Transfer Partners 605 95 - 712 $29.0 billion
74 71 Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Co. 602 87 - 1,702 $60.8 billion
75 - Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598 14 - 657 -
76 78 Air Products Inc. 589 94 330 2,000 $8.2 billion
77 64 Brenntag North America 587 80 - 1,487 -
78 74 Nestle USA 581 3,353 - 1,435 $26.7 billion
79 - Williams Brothers Construction 575 200 - 253 -
80 15 Baker Hughes 571 63 - 355 $22.0 billion
81 77 C&S Wholesale Grocers 567 - - 1,613 -
82 79 MDU Resources Group Inc. 563 1,797 - 1,844 $4.4 billion
83 80 Stericycle Inc. 556 3,762 - 2,095 $3.6 billion
84 82 Foster Farms 536 96 10 1,621 -
85 84 Gravity Oilfield Services 529 69 - 541 -
86 76 H.E.B. Grocery Co. 517 5 - 2,355 -
87 85 Linde North America 508 1,877 - 1,421 -
88 87 Mohawk Industries 488 159 - 2,217 $9.5 billion
89 90 Ace Hardware Corp. 469 1 1 1,440 $5.4 billion
90 88 Valley Proteins Inc. 466 151 54 1,198 -
91 - Medline Inc. 462 121 - 547 $10.0 billion
92 72 Oldcastle Inc. 460 894 2 1,266 -
93 100 Herc Rentals 444 300 - 447 $1.8 billion
94 91 Pepsi Bottling Ventures 441 141 176 609 -
94 93 The H.T. Hackney Co. 441 172 - 578 -
96 89 KeHE Distributors 438 1 1 742 -
97 92 Sanderson Farms Inc. 436 31 - 706 $3.3 billion
98 94 Bragg Cos. 433 - - 682 -
98 67 Nuverra Environmental Solutions 433 180 - 553 $0.2 billion
100 95 Dunkin' Brands Group 430 12 - 450 $0.9 billion
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Top 100 News
Business, Technology, Top 100

Mesilla Valley Transportation to Use VeloCare for Technology Deployment

Mesilla Valley Transportation truck

Mesilla Valley Transportation will begin using VeloCare, a technology-monitoring and repair service by Velociti Inc.

December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air to Acquire Linn Star for $57.2 Million

Forward Air logo on trailer

Forward Air Corp. will acquire Linn Star Holdings Inc., Linn Star Transfer Inc. and Linn Star Logistics, a privately held final-mile provider, for $57.2 million, according to a Forward Air news release Dec. 12.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

XPO to Close Missouri Logistics Facility, Wiping Out 166 Jobs

XPO Logistics truck

HAZELWOOD, Mo. — A logistics facility will close here, eliminating 166 jobs, according to a notice filed with the state.

Annika Merrilees | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 13, 2019
Government, Business, Breaking News, Top 100

Celadon Files for Bankruptcy, Shuts Down

Celadon trucks

Celadon Group Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and shutting down immediately amid falling freight rates and the effects of penalties levied by the U.S. Department of Justice for settlement of securities fraud charges brought against prior management.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 9, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Two Former Celadon Executives Charged in Fraud Scheme

Celadon headquarters

The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors on Dec. 5 charged two former top executives of Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon Group Inc. for their participation in an accounting fraud in 2016 and 2017 that allegedly inflated the company’s income and earnings per share.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Slump for Weakest November Since 2015

Freightliner eCascadia

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for November passed 17,000 and hit the second-highest point reached this year, but analysts at two data-tracking firms said it did nothing to alter the slumping direction of the overall trend.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

Schneider truck

Schneider launched an automated tool that enables third-party carriers to instantly book loads with the click of a button, the carrier said in a Nov. 26 news release.

November 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shippers, Carriers Shift Into High Gear for Cyber Monday

UPS holiday delivery

The holiday shopping season is here, and the big e-commerce day is expected to make shippers busy.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Coyote Predicts Spot Market Prices to Rise in Q1 2020

truck at loading dock

Coyote Logistics forecast truckload spot rates will increase heading into 2019’s peak season and continue into 2020 in its prediction for the final quarter of the year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dean Foods Bankruptcy Should Have Little Impact on Trucking, Experts Say

Milk case in grocery store

Trucking and agriculture officials said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Dean Foods and its decision to sell its assets to the national milk marketing cooperative Dairy Farmers of America is not an indication of a broader problem in the sector, at least in the short term.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 20, 2019

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