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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Universal Logistics Buoyed by Record Revenue, Strong Profits

Universal Logistics Holdings

Universal Logistics Holdings reported first-quarter net income of $10.4 million, or 37 cents per share, a rise of 147% from $4.3 million reported for the first quarter a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Delivers 1Q Net Income of $1.34 Billion, Up 15% Year-to-Year

UPS truck

UPS Inc. reported double-digit gains in the first quarter as a result of the strength of its global business as well as economic conditions.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 26, 2018
Business, Top 100

TFI International Sees Earnings Increase, Revenue Stay Flat in 1Q

TST Overland Express truck

Canadian transportation conglomerate TFI International reported a sharp increase in profits on revenue that was essentially flat in the first quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports ‘Progress’ With Merger, Sees Challenges in Getting Enough Drivers

Knight and Swift trucks

The holding company for Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation reported results for the first quarter of 2018 that reflect “progress” in achieving cost savings for the combined enterprise but also difficulty in finding enough drivers to meet increasing demand for service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Landstar System Posts Record First Quarter

Landstar truck

Landstar System reported its best first quarter with revenue jumping 34.2% to $1.05 billion and profits reaching a record $57.5 million, or $1.37 a share, as demand for freight hauling continued to strain truck capacity in the market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Forward Air First-Quarter Results Better Than Expected

Forward Air on the road

Forward Air Corp. reported better-than-expected results in the first quarter as strong demand and tight truckload capacity boosted expedited less-than-truckload shipping and intermodal services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Posts Mixed Results in 1Q

Heartland Express Truck

Heartland Express reported first-quarter net income of $13.4 million, or 16 cents earnings per share. In comparison, first-quarter 2017 net income was $14 million, or 17 cents per share. Analysts had predicted earnings per share of 11 cents.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Solid First-Quarter Revenue, Income

Covenant truck on the road

Covenant Transportation Group reported first-quarter net income of $4.4 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $39,000 in the same period of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Change-of-Address Scam Moved UPS Corporate Headquarters to Tiny Chicago Apartment, Feds Say

The timeworn apartment building in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world’s largest shipping companies. But for a few recent months, that’s essentially what it became — at least as far as the U.S. Postal Service was concerned.

April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Logistics Announces May Launch of Google Home, Amazon Echo for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon Echo

XPO Logistics announced beginning in May customers will be able to track deliveries using Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant personal assistant technologies.

April 20, 2018

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