2019 Top 100 Private Carriers

2019 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. 11,250 4,300 16,700 18,050 $64.7 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,544 1,053 698 10,478 $58.7 billion
3 6 US Foods 6,968 440 - 8,871 $24.2 billion
4 3 Walmart Inc. 6,556 95 175 64,281 $514.0 billion
5 4 Reyes Holdings 5,802 938 1,292 7,494 $33.0 billion
6 5 Halliburton Co. 5,771 4,559 335 11,653 $24.0 billion
7 7 Nutrien 4,349 2,261 8,622 8,554 $19.6 billion
8 8 McLane Co. 3,809 105 12 5,758 $50.0 billion
9 9 Schlumberger Limited 3,652 510 - 5,107 $32.8 billion
10 10 Performance Food Group 3,307 383 - 4,377 $17.6 billion
11 11 Tyson Foods 3,233 41 1,433 8,759 $40.1 billion
12 15 United Rentals 2,774 5,213 - 3,121 $8.0 billion
13 13 C&J Energy Services 2,364 813 - 3,656 $2.2 billion
14 35 Helena Agri-Enterprises 2,054 1,813 - 2,575 -
15 17 Gordon Food Service 1,939 19 - 2,821 $14.0 billion
16 16 CHS Inc. 1,826 1,689 - 11,131 $32.7 billion
17 14 Basic Energy Services 1,686 386 - 1,822 $1.0 billion
18 70 Cudd Energy Services 1,664 347 - 2,110 -
19 18 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,489 4,296 - 2,344 $24.5 billion
20 20 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,437 513 - 1,915 -
21 19 Albertsons Cos. 1,420 1,050 75 5,350 $60.6 billion
22 22 DOT Foods 1,410 6 28 2,215 -
23 36 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,355 7 - 3,272 $10.2 billion
24 25 Sunbelt Rentals 1,347 3,195 3,163 1,346 $4.2 billion
25 23 The Quikrete Cos. 1,311 55 - 1,692 -
26 21 Clean Harbors 1,217 4,084 31 3,543 $3.3 billion
27 - Keane Group 1,201 135 - 2,106 $2.1 billion
28 33 Cemex USA 1,166 5,827 - 1,761 $3.7 billion
28 34 Praxair Inc. 1,114 920 200 2,681 $11.4 billion
30 28 Solistica 1,102 1,100 - 2,130 -
31 27 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,101 130 - 1,380 $16.4 billion
32 30 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,066 73 - 1,333 -
33 32 Pilot Flying J 1,061 35 - 1,405 -
34 26 FTS International 1,055 144 - 1,514 $1.5 billion
35 31 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,052 734 - 4,574 $44.2 billion
36 50 Univar Solutions 1,036 107 - 2,509 $8.6 billion
37 38 Walgreen Co. 971 23 - 2,540 $131.5 billion
38 39 Maxim Crane Works 955 28 - 1,727 -
39 41 Ashley Furniture Industries 939 100 25 3,500 -
40 37 Builders FirstSource 891 2,177 - 1,725 $7.7 billion
41 92 CRH Americas 889 1,637 - 2,229 -
42 47 Dean Foods Co. 881 860 - 2,654 $7.8 billion
43 40 The Kroger Co. 867 35 - 12,853 $121.2 billion
44 73 Energy Transfer Partners 852 68 - 929 $54.0 billion
45 42 BlueLinx Holdings 849 47 - 902 $2.9 billion
46 63 Swire Coca-Cola USA 838 499 - 1,181 $2.0 billion
47 59 Beacon Roofing Supply 809 2,307 - 1,349 $6.4 billion
48 44 Darling Ingredients 797 743 256 4,500 $3.4 billion
49 45 Key Energy Services 792 805 - 6,034 $0.5 billion
50 64 Sherwin-Williams Co. 790 - - 1,896 $17.5 billion
51 78 Nestle USA 789 3,475 - 1,586 $27.7 billion
52 42 Veritiv Corp. 784 104 130 1,323 $8.7 billion
53 28 Calfrac Well Services 780 30 - 1,027 $2.3 billion
54 49 ABC Supply Co. 779 3,038 - 2,010 -
54 46 Mondelez International 779 104 - 996 $25.9 billion
56 50 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 765 - - 696 -
57 48 Prairie Farms Dairy 762 1,225 - 2,432 -
58 52 Plains All American Pipeline 750 - - 900 $32.8 billion
58 71 ProPetro Holding Corp. 750 25 - 606 $1.7 billion
60 69 Select Energy Services 749 932 - 1,996 $1.5 billion
61 77 Brenntag North America 732 468 - 1,804 $5.1 billion
62 - Messer Americas 728 150 - 2,058 -
63 66 JBS USA Holdings 726 - - 1,319 -
64 55 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 719 2,208 - 1,121 -
65 54 Food Services of America 714 50 - 820 -
66 - Nine Energy Service 702 295 - 863 $0.8 billion
67 74 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 700 12 - 2,400 $64.3 billion
68 53 Shaw Industries Group 695 55 - 3,212 -
69 65 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 687 261 - 754 $14.0 billion
70 61 Advanced Drainage Systems 681 4 - 1,217 $1.4 billion
71 62 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England 677 100 - 890 -
72 68 Shamrock Foods Co. 666 90 - 990 -
73 80 Baker Hughes 649 55 - 355 $22.9 billion
74 57 SE Independent Delivery Services 633 118 - 1,188 -
75 76 Air Products 630 92 330 1,939 $8.9 billion
76 67 Publix Super Markets 625 14 443 3,062 $36.1 billion
77 82 MDU Resources Group 616 2,067 - 2,081 $4.5 billion
78 85 Gravity Oilfield Services 614 285 - 3,387 -
79 79 Williams Brothers Construction 613 163 - 256 -
80 72 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 611 225 - 755 -
81 75 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598 14 - 657 -
82 83 Stericycle Inc. 566 3,752 - 2,095 $3.5 billion
83 - Ecology Auto Parts 565 13 - 679 -
84 88 Mohawk Industries 562 140 - 1,990 $10.0 billion
85 91 Medline Inc. 561 164 - 935 $11.7 billion
86 86 H-E-B Grocery Co. 530 4 - 2,355 -
87 - SpartanNash 525 4 - 1,827 $8.1 billion
88 - Domino's Pizza 517 39 - 506 $3.4 billion
89 58 Bunzl Distribution USA 502 25 - 746 $6.6 billion
90 97 Sanderson Farms 500 27 - 616 $3.2 billion
91 81 C&S Wholesale Grocers 490 - - 4,543 -
92 90 Valley Proteins 488 136 55 1,311 -
93 98 Nuverra Environmental Solutions 479 45 - 424 $0.2 billion
94 89 Ace Hardware Corp. 477 1 - 1,537 $5.7 billion
95 98 Bragg Cos. 454 - - 808 -
96 - Columbia Distributing 450 154 - 635 -
97 93 Herc Rentals 448 300 - 447 $2.0 billion
98 94 The H.T. Hackney Co. 443 172 - 613 -
99 84 Foster Farms 440 20 - 2,500 $2.4 billion
100 96 KeHE Distributors 428 - - 734 $5.0 billion
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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Ryder Donates to United Way, Partners With Girl Scouts

Ryder System Inc. donated more than $800,000 to the United Way in annual workplace campaign contributions for 2020. The Miami-based company also partnered with Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida to create a new supply chain patch program.

January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Adds New Fee for Big Shippers, Fueled by E-Commerce

Drivers for an independent contractor to FedEx unload a ground truck in Chicago. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. plans to add a new surcharge for its largest customers, citing higher pandemic-related costs and indicating that robust demand continues to give couriers considerable power to dictate prices.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Amazon Keeps Buying Jets to Move Closer to 30-Minute Delivery Dream

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits parked at the DHL Worldwide Express hub of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Amazon .com Inc. can’t meet its one- and two-day shipping pledge to customers without an ever-expanding fleet of pricey jets.

Matt Day and Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Recent Acquisitions Bode Well for Trucking in 2021

Bison, Black Horse

Several recent acquisitions are signaling a robust 2021 for trucking.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2021
Business, Safety, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

XPO

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 11 that it has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking in an effort to combat the crime.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Top 100

Bison Transport Sold to Canada’s James Richardson & Sons

Bison

Bison Transport Inc., one of North America’s largest diversified fleets that has been in an expansion mode over the past few years, announced it was acquired by privately held James Richardson & Sons for an undisclosed amount, effective Jan. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021
Business, Top 100

Daseke CEO Chris Easter Retires

Don Daseke and Chris Easter

Daseke Inc. announced that Chris Easter has retired as CEO and as a member of the board of directors.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Manufacturers Rethink Supply Chains, Eye Reshoring After Events of 2020

Toshiba employee

A trade war with China and the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have U.S. companies starting to question a decades-old strategy of shifting manufacturing operations to low-cost labor markets in China and other Asian nations.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 4, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Finishes Acquisition of Kuehne + Nagel’s European Logistics

XPO truck

XPO Logistics has completed its acquisition of the majority of Swiss firm Kuehne + Nagel’s European logistics, the company announced Jan. 4.

January 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Completes Acquisition of ShopRunner

FedEx van

FedEx Corp. announced Dec. 28 that it has completed its acquisition of ShopRunner, marking an expansion of the company’s e-commerce footprint.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2020

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