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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Business, Technology, Top 100

Walmart Wants to Expand Reach in Online Advertising

Walmart

Walmart Inc. is big in almost every way — 4,755 stores, 1.5 million employees and $380 billion in revenue in the United States alone. But one part of the world’s largest retailer remains minuscule. “We have a tiny ad business,” CEO Doug McMillon told investors in October. “It could be bigger.”

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Enterprises' Efficiency Moves Pay Off

U.S. XPress truck drives by headquarters

Efforts by dry van truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises to boost profits by improving the efficiency of its trucking operations are paying off.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
February 8, 2019
Business, Top 100

Forward Air Achieves Record Revenue, Profits in 4Q

Forward Air

Forward Air Corp. turned in its best-ever fourth quarter and full year in 2018 with profits topping expectations and revenue increasing across most of its freight service lines.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
February 7, 2019
Top 100

Old Dominion Reports Revenue Gains for 4Q, Full Year

Old Dominion Freight Lines truck

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. on Feb. 7 reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year results.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group Takes Hit From Downturn in Oil Field Services

A Mullen heavy-haul truck.

Mullen Group reported higher revenue and profits in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite a “market meltdown” caused by falling oil prices that curtailed demand for transportation services as the year ended.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
February 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Posts Record Results

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises produced record revenue and higher profits in the fourth quarter of 2018 as a strong economy fueled demand for both its trucking and logistics services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
February 7, 2019
Business, Top 100

ArcBest Reports Highest Yearly Revenue in Company History

ArcBest

For-hire carrier ArcBest reported an increase in revenue but a decline in net income for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 6, 2019
Business, Top 100

Patriot Transportation Reports Fiscal 1Q Results

Patriot Transportation

Patriot Transportation Holding, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based parent of Florida Rock & Tank Lines, reported higher profits and revenue in the first fiscal quarter of 2019.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
February 5, 2019
Business, Top 100

USA Truck Reports Improved Financial Results in 4Q

USA Truck on road

USA Truck’s financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018 show progress in boosting the profitability of its trucking business while efforts continue to do the same for the company’s freight brokerage business unit.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
February 5, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports Record Fourth-Quarter Earnings

Saia truck with twin trailers

In the midst of a strong U.S. economy, less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. reported record fourth-quarter earnings Feb. 4.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 5, 2019

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