2019 Top 100 Private

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 Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Salessort descending
32 30 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,066 73 - 1,333 -
65 54 Food Services of America 714 50 - 820 -
80 72 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 611 225 - 755 -
96 - Columbia Distributing 450 154 - 635 -
33 32 Pilot Flying J 1,061 35 - 1,405 -
81 75 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598 14 - 657 -
18 70 Cudd Energy Services 1,664 347 - 2,110 -
98 94 The H.T. Hackney Co. 443 172 - 613 -
68 53 Shaw Industries Group 695 55 - 3,212 -
83 - Ecology Auto Parts 565 13 - 679 -
20 20 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,437 513 - 1,915 -
22 22 DOT Foods 1,410 6 28 2,215 -
38 39 Maxim Crane Works 955 28 - 1,727 -
54 49 ABC Supply Co. 779 3,038 - 2,010 -
86 86 H-E-B Grocery Co. 530 4 - 2,355 -
39 41 Ashley Furniture Industries 939 100 25 3,500 -
71 62 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England 677 100 - 890 -
56 50 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 765 - - 696 -
72 68 Shamrock Foods Co. 666 90 - 990 -
25 23 The Quikrete Cos. 1,311 55 - 1,692 -
41 92 CRH Americas 889 1,637 - 2,229 -
57 48 Prairie Farms Dairy 762 1,225 - 2,432 -
74 57 SE Independent Delivery Services 633 118 - 1,188 -
91 81 C&S Wholesale Grocers 490 - - 4,543 -
92 90 Valley Proteins 488 136 55 1,311 -
62 - Messer Americas 728 150 - 2,058 -
14 35 Helena Agri-Enterprises 2,054 1,813 - 2,575 -
30 28 Solistica 1,102 1,100 - 2,130 -
63 66 JBS USA Holdings 726 - - 1,319 -
78 85 Gravity Oilfield Services 614 285 - 3,387 -
64 55 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 719 2,208 - 1,121 -
79 79 Williams Brothers Construction 613 163 - 256 -
95 98 Bragg Cos. 454 - - 808 -
93 98 Nuverra Environmental Solutions 479 45 - 424 $0.2 billion
49 45 Key Energy Services 792 805 - 6,034 $0.5 billion
66 - Nine Energy Service 702 295 - 863 $0.8 billion
17 14 Basic Energy Services 1,686 386 - 1,822 $1.0 billion
70 61 Advanced Drainage Systems 681 4 - 1,217 $1.4 billion
34 26 FTS International 1,055 144 - 1,514 $1.5 billion
60 69 Select Energy Services 749 932 - 1,996 $1.5 billion
58 71 ProPetro Holding Corp. 750 25 - 606 $1.7 billion
97 93 Herc Rentals 448 300 - 447 $2.0 billion
46 63 Swire Coca-Cola USA 838 499 - 1,181 $2.0 billion
27 - Keane Group 1,201 135 - 2,106 $2.1 billion
13 13 C&J Energy Services 2,364 813 - 3,656 $2.2 billion
53 28 Calfrac Well Services 780 30 - 1,027 $2.3 billion
99 84 Foster Farms 440 20 - 2,500 $2.4 billion
45 42 BlueLinx Holdings 849 47 - 902 $2.9 billion
90 97 Sanderson Farms 500 27 - 616 $3.2 billion
26 21 Clean Harbors 1,217 4,084 31 3,543 $3.3 billion
48 44 Darling Ingredients 797 743 256 4,500 $3.4 billion
88 - Domino's Pizza 517 39 - 506 $3.4 billion
82 83 Stericycle Inc. 566 3,752 - 2,095 $3.5 billion
28 33 Cemex USA 1,166 5,827 - 1,761 $3.7 billion
24 25 Sunbelt Rentals 1,347 3,195 3,163 1,346 $4.2 billion
77 82 MDU Resources Group 616 2,067 - 2,081 $4.5 billion
100 96 KeHE Distributors 428 - - 734 $5.0 billion
61 77 Brenntag North America 732 468 - 1,804 $5.1 billion
94 89 Ace Hardware Corp. 477 1 - 1,537 $5.7 billion
47 59 Beacon Roofing Supply 809 2,307 - 1,349 $6.4 billion
89 58 Bunzl Distribution USA 502 25 - 746 $6.6 billion
40 37 Builders FirstSource 891 2,177 - 1,725 $7.7 billion
42 47 Dean Foods Co. 881 860 - 2,654 $7.8 billion
12 15 United Rentals 2,774 5,213 - 3,121 $8.0 billion
87 - SpartanNash 525 4 - 1,827 $8.1 billion
36 50 Univar Solutions 1,036 107 - 2,509 $8.6 billion
52 42 Veritiv Corp. 784 104 130 1,323 $8.7 billion
75 76 Air Products 630 92 330 1,939 $8.9 billion
84 88 Mohawk Industries 562 140 - 1,990 $10.0 billion
23 36 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,355 7 - 3,272 $10.2 billion
28 34 Praxair Inc. 1,114 920 200 2,681 $11.4 billion
85 91 Medline Inc. 561 164 - 935 $11.7 billion
69 65 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 687 261 - 754 $14.0 billion
15 17 Gordon Food Service 1,939 19 - 2,821 $14.0 billion
31 27 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,101 130 - 1,380 $16.4 billion
50 64 Sherwin-Williams Co. 790 - - 1,896 $17.5 billion
10 10 Performance Food Group 3,307 383 - 4,377 $17.6 billion
7 7 Nutrien 4,349 2,261 8,622 8,554 $19.6 billion
73 80 Baker Hughes 649 55 - 355 $22.9 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
19 18 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,489 4,296 - 2,344 $24.5 billion
54 46 Mondelez International 779 104 - 996 $25.9 billion
51 78 Nestle USA 789 3,475 - 1,586 $27.7 billion
16 16 CHS Inc. 1,826 1,689 - 11,131 $32.7 billion
9 9 Schlumberger Limited 3,652 510 - 5,107 $32.8 billion
58 52 Plains All American Pipeline 750 - - 900 $32.8 billion
5 4 Reyes Holdings 5,802 938 1,292 7,494 $33.0 billion
76 67 Publix Super Markets 625 14 443 3,062 $36.1 billion
11 11 Tyson Foods 3,233 41 1,433 8,759 $40.1 billion
35 31 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,052 734 - 4,574 $44.2 billion
8 8 McLane Co. 3,809 105 12 5,758 $50.0 billion
44 73 Energy Transfer Partners 852 68 - 929 $54.0 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,544 1,053 698 10,478 $58.7 billion
21 19 Albertsons Cos. 1,420 1,050 75 5,350 $60.6 billion
67 74 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 700 12 - 2,400 $64.3 billion
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 11,250 4,300 16,700 18,050 $64.7 billion
43 40 The Kroger Co. 867 35 - 12,853 $121.2 billion
37 38 Walgreen Co. 971 23 - 2,540 $131.5 billion
4 3 Walmart Inc. 6,556 95 175 64,281 $514.0 billion
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Baker Hughes Bracing for Second Wave of COVID-19 Lockdowns

An oil drilling rig stands in Midland, Texas.

Baker Hughes Co. is bracing for a second wave of pandemic-induced lockdowns after the virus crippled economic activity around the world and compounded a historic oil bust.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
July 22, 2020
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Halliburton Rises on ‘Outstanding’ Cuts After Frack Slump

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Halliburton Co. impressed investors by slashing costs more than expected as the fracking behemoth works its way through an historic shale bust. The shares surged more than 8%.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports $121.7 Million in Net Earnings

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported that second-quarter profits and revenue declined versus year-ago levels.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

ATA Lauds Trump’s Environmental Permitting Reforms

President Trump speaks at UPS' airport hub in Atlanta

President Donald Trump’s push to advance infrastructure projects through environmental permitting changes earned broad support across the freight industry.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 15, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Expands LTL Footprint in Georgia

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Forward Air Corp. will now offer less-than-truckload services in Savannah, Ga., the company announced July 13.

July 13, 2020
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2020 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Are in North America

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Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

July 9, 2020
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Walmart Jumps With Amazon Prime Challenger Nearing Debut

Packages move along a conveyor belt inside a Walmart fulfillment center in Pennsylvania.

Walmart Inc. will introduce a subscription service this month to compete with Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime program, according to a person familiar with the plans.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

YRC Secures Funding Agreements With Lenders, Government

YRC Freight truck

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide Inc. has reached an agreement with its lenders that will extend until 2024 the terms of $580 million in loans it is using to help improve its business operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Posts Loss in Q4, Shows Improvement From Year Ago

FedEx Ground truck

FedEx said its fourth-quarter net income was a loss of $334 million, or negative $1.28 a share, compared with a loss of $1.97 billion, or negative $7.56 a share, in the 2019 period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Breaking News, Top 100

TuSimple Partners With Major Fleets to Launch Autonomous Freight Network

Map shows planned rollout of TuSimple's Autonomous Freight Network

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple has partnered with four major transportation companies to launch a logistics network for its highly automated trucks, marking a new phase in its push to bring its technology to market in the coming years.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 1, 2020

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