2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Rank This Yearsort ascending Rank Last Year Company Tractors 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 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
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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