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

Penske Joins Autonomous Vehicle Coalition PAVE

Penske

Penske Truck Leasing has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a coalition of industry leaders that seeks to educate and assure the public about automated vehicles, according to a news release from the two organizations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Puts Two Electric Trucks on New York City Streets

eCanter

Executives with less-than-truckload carrier A. Duie Pyle Inc. said the company is on the verge of operating two battery-electric Fuso eCanter Class 4 trucks in New York City as it steps up its involvement with electrified commercial vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 8, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Smooth Cross-Border Operations Hinge on Trade Agreement

ATA Mid-Year panel

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is the proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, is critical to uninterrupted, timely border crossings, trucking executives said here during American Trucking Associations’ Mid-Year...

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Wind Point Partners Acquires A&R Logistics

A&R Logistics

Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, has acquired A&R Logistics and will partner with management to expand the company’s business and make additional acquisitions, according to a statement issued May 7.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
May 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

FedEx, UPS Strive to Automate Loading and Unloading Trucks

UPS

As FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. beef up automation to keep pace with surging e-commerce and a potential threat from Amazon.com, they’ve been stumped at a crucial stage: loading and unloading trucks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
Business, Safety, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Finalize New Five-Year Labor Contract

Teamsters

UPS Inc. and an estimated 255,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are now working under a new five-year agreement that brings labor stability to the Atlanta-based shipping giant. The contract took effect on April 29 after workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Western Express to Invest $88 Million, Add 225 Jobs in Tennessee

Western Express, a Nashville-based freight company, announced May 1 it will spend $88 million and add 225 jobs as it adds new technology, business services and back-office support at its headquarters and expands its truck fleet nationwide.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Revenue, Net Income Rise in 1Q

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises Inc., a transportation and logistics company, said its total revenue for the first quarter ending March 31 increased 6% to $596.1 million versus the prior year quarter, primarily attributable to dedicated fleet expansion, higher contractual rates and lane-mix changes.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Celadon Group Sells Intermodal Operations to Bison Transport

Celadon truck on highway

Celadon Group Inc. sold its North American container-on-flatcar intermodal operations to Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, according to an April 26 press release.

April 29, 2019
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Adoption of FA-4 Engine Oils Has Been Slow, but Early Tests May Point to Future Acceptance

Shell technician checks engine oil

The American Petroleum Institute’s latest heavy-duty engine oil standards, designated CK-4 and FA-4, have been on the market for more than two years, but only CK-4 lubricants have by and large replaced the previous CJ-4 formulation.

April 29, 2019

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