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

Celadon Reaches Deal to Sell Taylor Express for $14.5 Million

Taylor Express truck

An agreement has been reached to sell the last remaining operating trucking company, Taylor Express, that is part of the now-bankrupt Celadon Group of Indianapolis.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 24, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Launches TSA-Cleared Airfreight Service

Diversified motor carrier A. Duie Pyle Inc. announced a Transportation Security Administration-compliant export service designed to move international airfreight directly from point of origin to the export location.

January 24, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Q4 Net Income Stable as Company Reports Record Year

Marten Transport truck on highway

Marten Transport Ltd. reported net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 was the same as it was for the comparable quarter in 2018: $15.7 million.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2020
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Q4 Revenue Up While Net Income Dips

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. announced Jan. 23 that net income for the fourth quarter of 2019 declined while revenue increased.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Averitt Opens New Atlanta-Area Distribution Center

Averitt Express

Averitt Express opened a new distribution and fulfillment center in Atlanta, according to a company news release.

January 21, 2020
Business, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Net Income Growth of 5.4% for 2019

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Jan. 17 reported gains in net income and operating revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year.

Connor D. Wolf | Transport Topics
January 18, 2020
Business, Top 100, TCA

J.B. Hunt Driver Wins School Supplies for Daughter’s Class

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

NEWARK, N.J. — Jihad Simmons, a driver for J.B. Hunt Transport, won $1,000 worth of school supplies for his daughter’s first-grade class through the company’s annual Adopt-a-Class contest.

Brianna Kudisch | NJ.com
January 15, 2020
Business, Top 100

Amazon Lifts Restriction on Sellers Using FedEx to Ship Packages

FedEx workers unload package

Amazon .com Inc. lifted restrictions established during the holiday shopping season that had prevented third-party merchants selling goods on the site from shipping packages with FedEx Corp.’s ground service.

January 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Drone Deliveries Begin a Slow Takeoff

Wing drone

Aerial drones are emerging as a way to help solve challenges associated with last-mile deliveries in a number of conditions and environments.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
January 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Walmart Recruits Robots in Online Grocery Battle With Amazon

Walmart's Alphabot

Walmart has unveiled the Alphabot, an automated, 20,000-square-foot warehouse that could make its grocery pickup service faster and more efficient.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2020

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