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

Tech Startups Cite Progress on Path to Self-Driving Trucks

Kodiak Robotics truck on highway

Over the past year, startups working to commercialize highly auto­mated heavy-duty trucks competed for more capital and engineers, and each pushed deeper into systems development.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Shipments Swell in Amazon Era

UPS and FedEx trucks

A $20 billion investment spree detailed by UPS CEO David Abney last year, a plan that initially rattled Wall Street, is bearing fruit. Profit margins are improving even as 112-year-old Big Brown copes with swelling volume from voracious online shoppers, who are typically less lucrative to serve...

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 19, 2019
Business, Top 100

FedEx Announces 2020 Rate Increases

FedEx will raise rates in January of 2020

FedEx Corp. said on Sept. 16 that its customers will see shipping rate increases and surcharges effective Jan. 6, 2020.

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

PGT Trucking Makes Changes to Leadership Roles

PGT truck on highway

PGT Trucking Inc. announced changes to executive leadership in a Sept. 12 news release.

September 13, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

UPS to Pay $8.4 Million to Settle Claim of Overcharging Government

UPS logo on truck

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says United Parcel Service Inc. must pay $8.4 million to settle allegations that the company was overcharging the federal government for package deliveries.

September 13, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

A. Duie Pyle Gets Temporary Location During Construction

A. Duie Pyle truck

Demand for services has prompted A. Duie Pyle to lease space while its permanent center is being built nearby.

Shawn Hardy | The Record Herald, (Waynesboro, Pa.)
September 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Names Drivers for Regional Run on Less Showcase

NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth

Ten regional-haul drivers, whose experience ranges from one year to 42 years, will participate in the Regional Run on Less fuel efficiency roadshow from Oct. 7 through Oct. 25, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced Sept. 10.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2019
Business, Top 100

On-Time, In-Full

Walmart Trailer

To provide more aggressive delivery options, retailers have been placing increasingly stringent delivery windows on suppliers and their trucking companies.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
September 3, 2019
Business, Top 100

2019 Top 100 Private Carriers

US Foods truck

While stability reigns across much of this year’s Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list, the new rankings do reflect some significant shake-ups.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2019
Business, Top 100

Insourcing Versus Outsourcing Final-Mile Transportation

Aaron's Delivery Truck

As demand for file-mile delivery continues to expand, retailers must decide whether to outsource home delivery to a third-party carrier or handle it in-house through a private fleet.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 26, 2019

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