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

FedEx’s Q2 Earnings Tumble, Even More Than Wall Street Expected

FedEx trucks at distribution center in New Jersey

FedEx Corp. reported lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings Dec. 17, missing Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Bankruptcy Judge OKs Plan to Keep Celadon’s Taylor Express Operating

A Taylor Express truck

Celadon Group has been authorized by a bankruptcy court to spend $1.2 million before Jan. 3, 2020, to maintain operations for Hope Mills, N.C.-based Taylor Express Inc. — the last of its operating units that is still in business — while it pursues a sale of the company.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Cuts Off FedEx Ground for Prime Shipments This Holiday

FedEx truck and Amazon boxes

Amazon.com says FedEx Corp.’s delivery performance is slipping and will no longer let third-party merchants use the company’s ground delivery network for quick Prime shipments through the holidays.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Mesilla Valley Transportation to Use VeloCare for Technology Deployment

Mesilla Valley Transportation truck

Mesilla Valley Transportation will begin using VeloCare, a technology-monitoring and repair service by Velociti Inc.

December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air to Acquire Linn Star for $57.2 Million

Forward Air logo on trailer

Forward Air Corp. will acquire Linn Star Holdings Inc., Linn Star Transfer Inc. and Linn Star Logistics, a privately held final-mile provider, for $57.2 million, according to a Forward Air news release Dec. 12.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

XPO to Close Missouri Logistics Facility, Wiping Out 166 Jobs

XPO Logistics truck

HAZELWOOD, Mo. — A logistics facility will close here, eliminating 166 jobs, according to a notice filed with the state.

Annika Merrilees | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 13, 2019
Government, Business, Breaking News, Top 100

Celadon Files for Bankruptcy, Shuts Down

Celadon trucks

Celadon Group Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and shutting down immediately amid falling freight rates and the effects of penalties levied by the U.S. Department of Justice for settlement of securities fraud charges brought against prior management.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 9, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Two Former Celadon Executives Charged in Fraud Scheme

Celadon headquarters

The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors on Dec. 5 charged two former top executives of Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon Group Inc. for their participation in an accounting fraud in 2016 and 2017 that allegedly inflated the company’s income and earnings per share.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Slump for Weakest November Since 2015

Freightliner eCascadia

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for November passed 17,000 and hit the second-highest point reached this year, but analysts at two data-tracking firms said it did nothing to alter the slumping direction of the overall trend.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Launches Load-Booking Tool for Third Parties

Schneider truck

Schneider launched an automated tool that enables third-party carriers to instantly book loads with the click of a button, the carrier said in a Nov. 26 news release.

November 27, 2019

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