2019 Top 100 Private Carriers

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
95 98 Bragg Cos. 454 - - 808 -
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 -
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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U.S. Xpress Names Matt Herndon President of Dedicated Unit

U.S. Xpress truck

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced the appointment of Matt Herndon to president of dedicated services.

September 3, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group Acquires Remaining Shares of Pacific Coast Express Limited

Pacific Coast Express truck

Mullen Group has acquired the remaining shares of Pacific Coast Express Ltd., the company announced Sept. 1.

September 3, 2020
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

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Mouse over our interactive map to find out where the 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers are located by region in North America.

August 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Unveiling the 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers List

Pepsi truck

Through financial and logistical challenges, the companies on this year’s Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list have been finding ways to navigate this turbulent time while ensuring that shipments continue to reach their destinations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Private Fleets Respond to Higher E-Commerce Demand

Brakebush Bros. truck

Private fleet operators have been riding a roller coaster since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2020
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August 29, 2020
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Walmart Cuts 230 Million Tons of Emissions, With Supplier Help

A Walmart truck in front of the company's fulfillment center in Bethlehem,  Pa.  (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. has cut 230 million metric tons of greenhouse gases out of its supply chain in the past three years, putting the world’s largest retailer on track to achieve its 2030 emissions goal.

Emily Chasan | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Completes Strategic Transformation, Focuses on LTL Business

Roadrunner Transportation Systems truck

Roadrunner Transportation Systems said it consists solely of its less-than-truckload operations, having finished its multiyear restructuring plan earlier this year.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider to Test Freightliner eCascadia Through 2021

Schneider truck and Freightliner eCascadia truck

Schneider said it will test the Freightliner eCascadia through 2021 to address potential challenges to widespread use of commercial battery-electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trimble Aims to Streamline Supply-Chain Collaboration

James Langley, senior vice president of Trimble Transportation

Trimble Transportation has set out to create a more seamless and transparent supply chain by enabling closer collaboration among carriers, shippers and third-party logistics providers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 25, 2020

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