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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Knight-Swift Says 3Q Results Reflect ‘Progress’ in All Segments

Knight and Swift trucks

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings beat analysts’ profit projections in the third quarter as cost-cutting measures implemented after the acquisition of Swift Transportation in September 2017 compensated for slower-than-expected growth in revenue.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Reports Strong Revenue Growth, Higher Profits in 3Q

UPS building and truck

UPS Inc. reported strong revenue growth and higher profits in the third quarter, despite international headwinds from currency valuations, rising fuel costs and ongoing investment in transformation initiatives.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

Arkansas Federal Judge Rules Sleeper Berth Time Is 'Time-Worked'

Sleeper Berth Time

A federal district judge in Arkansas has ruled that a legal class of nearly 3,000 truck drivers is entitled to compensation for time in the sleeper berth even though the drivers were signed out as off-duty.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Transport Reports Record Profits, Revenue in 3Q

Covenant truck on a Kentucky interstate

Covenant Transportation Group posted record revenue and profits in the third quarter as a strong freight market drove rates higher and the company began to see benefits from its recent acquisition of Landair Holdings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 23, 2018
Business, Top 100

USA Truck Acquires Davis Transfer Co.

USA Truck

USA Truck announced the purchase of Davis Transfer Co., a family-owned trucking company based in Carnesville, Ga., for $53 million in cash and stock, a deal that signals the start of a more aggressive growth strategy at USA Truck by the company’s new management team.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon, FedEx, UPS Could Gain from Trump Threat to Leave Postal Union

Package warehouse

U.S. e-commerce companies including Amazon.com and shippers such as FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. stand to gain from the Trump administration’s move Oct. 17 to withdraw from an international postal agreement.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2018
Business, Top 100

Marten Transport Posts Record Results in Third Quarter

Marten Transport

Marten Transport Ltd. reported its best quarterly operating results ever, among the first of what is expected to be a string of bullish financial reports from trucking companies in the third quarter.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Returns to Historical Levels of Profitability

Heartland Express

Heartland Express Inc. is getting back to its old self. The North Liberty, Iowa-based truckload carrier has been battling to restore its historically rich profit margins after the acquisition of Interstate Distributor Co. in July 2017.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Revenue Soars, but Profits Lag in Third Quarter

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported a big bump in revenue in the third quarter as higher rates boosted the top line for each of its four freight segments. Profits, however, did not keep pace as the company dealt with outstanding legal issues and absorbed start-up costs for several new large...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 16, 2018
Business, Top 100

UPS Announces Hiring Blitz for Holiday Shipping Season

UPS driver and truck

UPS Inc. plans to hire as many as 40,000 seasonal employees nationwide when it holds a one-day hiring blitz, the package delivery giant announced Oct. 15. UPS will hold 170 job fairs Oct. 19 and hire employees on the spot.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 15, 2018

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