2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Rank This Year Rank Last Yearsort descending Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Sales
87 - SpartanNash 525 4 - 1,827 $8.1 billion
88 - Domino's Pizza 517 39 - 506 $3.4 billion
27 - Keane Group 1,201 135 - 2,106 $2.1 billion
62 - Messer Americas 728 150 - 2,058 -
96 - Columbia Distributing 450 154 - 635 -
66 - Nine Energy Service 702 295 - 863 $0.8 billion
83 - Ecology Auto Parts 565 13 - 679 -
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
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
3 6 US Foods 6,968 440 - 8,871 $24.2 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
13 13 C&J Energy Services 2,364 813 - 3,656 $2.2 billion
17 14 Basic Energy Services 1,686 386 - 1,822 $1.0 billion
12 15 United Rentals 2,774 5,213 - 3,121 $8.0 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
19 18 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,489 4,296 - 2,344 $24.5 billion
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 -
26 21 Clean Harbors 1,217 4,084 31 3,543 $3.3 billion
22 22 DOT Foods 1,410 6 28 2,215 -
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
34 26 FTS International 1,055 144 - 1,514 $1.5 billion
31 27 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,101 130 - 1,380 $16.4 billion
30 28 Solistica 1,102 1,100 - 2,130 -
53 28 Calfrac Well Services 780 30 - 1,027 $2.3 billion
32 30 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,066 73 - 1,333 -
35 31 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,052 734 - 4,574 $44.2 billion
33 32 Pilot Flying J 1,061 35 - 1,405 -
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
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
40 37 Builders FirstSource 891 2,177 - 1,725 $7.7 billion
37 38 Walgreen Co. 971 23 - 2,540 $131.5 billion
38 39 Maxim Crane Works 955 28 - 1,727 -
43 40 The Kroger Co. 867 35 - 12,853 $121.2 billion
39 41 Ashley Furniture Industries 939 100 25 3,500 -
45 42 BlueLinx Holdings 849 47 - 902 $2.9 billion
52 42 Veritiv Corp. 784 104 130 1,323 $8.7 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
54 46 Mondelez International 779 104 - 996 $25.9 billion
42 47 Dean Foods Co. 881 860 - 2,654 $7.8 billion
57 48 Prairie Farms Dairy 762 1,225 - 2,432 -
54 49 ABC Supply Co. 779 3,038 - 2,010 -
56 50 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 765 - - 696 -
36 50 Univar Solutions 1,036 107 - 2,509 $8.6 billion
58 52 Plains All American Pipeline 750 - - 900 $32.8 billion
68 53 Shaw Industries Group 695 55 - 3,212 -
65 54 Food Services of America 714 50 - 820 -
64 55 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 719 2,208 - 1,121 -
74 57 SE Independent Delivery Services 633 118 - 1,188 -
89 58 Bunzl Distribution USA 502 25 - 746 $6.6 billion
47 59 Beacon Roofing Supply 809 2,307 - 1,349 $6.4 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 -
46 63 Swire Coca-Cola USA 838 499 - 1,181 $2.0 billion
50 64 Sherwin-Williams Co. 790 - - 1,896 $17.5 billion
69 65 Anheuser Busch Cos. 687 261 - 754 $14.0 billion
63 66 JBS USA Holdings 726 - - 1,319 -
76 67 Publix Super Markets 625 14 443 3,062 $36.1 billion
72 68 Shamrock Foods Co. 666 90 - 990 -
60 69 Select Energy Services 749 932 - 1,996 $1.5 billion
18 70 Cudd Energy Services 1,664 347 - 2,110 -
58 71 ProPetro Holding Corp. 750 25 - 606 $1.7 billion
80 72 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 611 225 - 755 -
44 73 Energy Transfer Partners 852 68 - 929 $54.0 billion
67 74 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 700 12 - 2,400 $64.3 billion
81 75 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598 14 - 657 -
75 76 Air Products 630 92 330 1,939 $8.9 billion
61 77 Brenntag North America 732 468 - 1,804 $5.1 billion
51 78 Nestle USA 789 3,475 - 1,586 $27.7 billion
79 79 Williams Brothers Construction 613 163 - 256 -
73 80 Baker Hughes 649 55 - 355 $22.9 billion
91 81 C&S Wholesale Grocers 490 - - 4,543 -
77 82 MDU Resources Group 616 2,067 - 2,081 $4.5 billion
82 83 Stericycle Inc. 566 3,752 - 2,095 $3.5 billion
99 84 Foster Farms 440 20 - 2,500 $2.4 billion
78 85 Gravity Oilfield Services 614 285 - 3,387 -
86 86 H-E-B Grocery Co. 530 4 - 2,355 -
84 88 Mohawk Industries 562 140 - 1,990 $10.0 billion
94 89 Ace Hardware Corp. 477 1 - 1,537 $5.7 billion
92 90 Valley Proteins 488 136 55 1,311 -
85 91 Medline Inc. 561 164 - 935 $11.7 billion
41 92 CRH Americas 889 1,637 - 2,229 -
97 93 Herc Rentals 448 300 - 447 $2.0 billion
98 94 The H.T. Hackney Co. 443 172 - 613 -
100 96 KeHE Distributors 428 - - 734 $5.0 billion
90 97 Sanderson Farms 500 27 - 616 $3.2 billion
93 98 Nuverra Environmental Solutions 479 45 - 424 $0.2 billion
95 98 Bragg Cos. 454 - - 808 -
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Jack Cooper Files for Bankruptcy, but Pledges 'Business as Usual'

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Despite filing for bankruptcy, it will be “business as usual” for Jack Cooper Ventures Inc.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner to Focus on 3PL, LTL After Net Losses in 2Q

Roadrunner Transportation Systems truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. will narrow future operations to logistics and less-than-truckload after a disappointing second quarter, company officials said in an Aug. 7 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 100

FedEx Ends Ground-Delivery Deal With Amazon

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FedEx Corp. is ending its ground-service delivery contract with Amazon.com, a sign the delivery giant is pulling away from the largest U.S. e-commerce company and focusing on other clients in the market, such as Walmart and Walgreens.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

Freight, Agriculture Stakeholders Express Support for USMCA Trade Deal

Derek Leathers

WASHINGTON — Derek Leathers, the top executive of Werner Enterprises, joined other business leaders for a hearing on Capitol Hill on July 30 to call on lawmakers to approve a landmark new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

July 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Covenant 2Q Transport Revenue Up, Net Income Down

Covenant truck

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. reported earnings of 33 cents per share on $6.1 million in net income in the quarter ending June 30, the company said in a July 24 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Sets Revenue Record in 2Q

Forward Air logo on trailer

Forward Air Corp.’s net income dropped 8.2% from the same quarter last year, the Greeneville, Tenn.-based company reported July 26. But at the same time, the company set a second-quarter record for revenue.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI International Reports Record Operating Income for 2Q

TFI International reported record results for its second quarter ending June 30, the company said in a July 25 press release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

China Rejects FedEx’s Defense for Rerouted Huawei Packages

FedEx Truck

China rebuffed FedEx Corp.’s claims that it mistakenly rerouted some Huawei Technologies Co. packages to the U.S. and warned that authorities found other violations by the American delivery firm, raising concern the company could face repercussions from Beijing.

July 26, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group’s Revenue Jumps 7.9% as Oil Service Remains in Demand

Mullen heavy-haul truck

Canadian carrier Mullen Group Ltd. increased revenue by C$23.3 million, or 7.9%, to $319 million in the second quarter ended June 30, according to a company news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

ODFL Sets Company Records as Earnings, Revenue Rise

Old Dominion Freight Line truck

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line reported higher net income and revenue in the second quarter as it achieved, amid lower shipments and tonnage, company records for revenue, operating ratio and earnings per diluted share.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2019

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