2020 Top 100 Private Carriers

2020 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
59 64 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721 2,189 - 820 -
75 79 Williams Bros. Construction 575 201 - 432 -
91 95 Bragg Cos. 454 - - 808 -
60 68 Shaw Industries Group 695 55 - 3,212 -
77 86 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
93 96 Columbia Distributing 452 - - 526 -
78 83 Ecology Auto Parts 565 13 - 679 -
94 91 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451 - - 4,543 -
31 32 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,094 73 - 1,348 -
63 71 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 677 100 - 890 -
79 74 SE Independent Delivery Services 543 139 - 1,280 -
95 98 The H.T. Hackney Co. 443 172 - 613 -
96 89 Bunzl Distribution USA 442 29 - 836 -
97 60 Select Energy Services 417 723 - 3,390 -
98 - Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. 415 5 - 1,426 -
36 39 Ashley Furniture Industries 970 10 7 3,708 -
84 - Stallion Oilfield Services 502 749 - 1,614 -
37 56 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 963 - - 3,708 -
22 25 The Quikrete Cos. 1,358 45 - 2,051 -
70 80 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 611 225 - 755 -
23 33 Pilot Co. 1,340 28 - 1,720 -
55 72 Shamrock Foods Co. 741 92 100 1,020 -
24 18 Cudd Energy Services 1,320 240 - 1,448 -
25 14 Helena Agri-Enterprises 1,237 2,838 - 2,575 -
57 63 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
89 78 Gravity Oilfield Services 471 51 - 510 -
42 38 Maxim Crane Works 859 624 - 1,750 -
58 57 Prairie Farms Dairy 730 1,122 - 2,277 -
73 81 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598 14 - 657 -
90 92 Valley Proteins 458 130 0 1,360 -
92 49 Key Energy Services 453 133 - 524 $0.4 billion
13 17 Basic Energy Services 2,156 899 - 3,036 $0.6 billion
33 34 FTS International 1,037 80 - 1,002 $0.8 billion
56 53 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 19 1,077 $1.2 billion
100 - Dunkin' Brands Group 397 12 - 450 $1.4 billion
69 70 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 4 - 1,195 $1.4 billion
51 62 Messer Americas 787 642 - 2,268 $1.7 billion
76 97 Herc Rentals 568 345 - 666 $2.0 billion
28 58 ProPetro Holding Corp. 1,156 32 - 1,662 $2.1 billion
44 46 Swire Coca-Cola USA 838 499 - 1,181 $2.2 billion
85 99 Foster Farms 501 10 150 1,800 $2.4 billion
45 45 BlueLinx Holdings 836 44 - 848 $2.6 billion
67 82 Stericycle Inc. 627 5,871 - 2,367 $3.3 billion
30 26 Clean Harbors 1,097 4,531 33 3,788 $3.4 billion
48 48 Darling Ingredients 805 884 82 4,276 $3.4 billion
80 90 Sanderson Farms 542 27 - 644 $3.4 billion
10 13 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,759 493 65 3,642 $3.4 billion
82 88 Domino's Pizza 517 39 - 506 $3.6 billion
19 20 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,437 513 - 1,915 $4.8 billion
88 100 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
72 77 MDU Resources Group 599 1,861 5 1,841 $5.4 billion
16 24 Sunbelt Rentals 1,589 4,102 4,480 1,575 $5.5 billion
54 61 Brenntag North America 759 462 - 1,692 $5.7 billion
83 94 Ace Hardware Corp. 505 1 1 1,666 $6.1 billion
27 28 Cemex USA 1,190 5,967 - 1,819 $6.7 billion
47 54 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $7.1 billion
71 47 Beacon Roofing Supply 603 1,860 - 1,238 $7.1 billion
34 40 Builders FirstSource 1,029 2,320 - 1,776 $7.3 billion
41 42 Dean Foods Co. 865 785 - 2,552 $7.3 billion
65 52 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 130 1,026 $7.7 billion
17 22 DOT Foods 1,526 10 40 2,570 $8.2 billion
86 87 SpartanNash 489 27 - 1,931 $8.5 billion
73 75 Air Products 598 92 330 2,000 $8.9 billion
12 12 United Rentals Inc. 2,253 4,266 - 2,100 $9.4 billion
68 84 Mohawk Industries 624 153 - 2,565 $10.0 billion
99 - O'Reilly Auto Enterprises 413 9 - 468 $10.1 billion
26 28 Linde 1,215 1,568 - 2,897 $11.0 billion
52 54 ABC Supply Co. 783 2,837 0 1,020 $12.0 billion
40 41 CRH Americas (formerly Oldcastle Inc.) 927 1,739 - 2,304 $12.5 billion
49 85 Medline Inc. 791 214 - 1,177 $13.9 billion
14 15 Gordon Food Service 1,993 22 - 2,823 $14.0 billion
32 31 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,079 129 - 1,216 $16.7 billion
21 36 Univar Solutions 1,372 111 - 3,489 $16.8 billion
43 50 Sherwin-Williams Co. 839 1 - 1,996 $17.9 billion
7 10 Performance Food Group 4,715 606 - 5,999 $19.7 billion
20 23 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,414 9 - 3,430 $21.4 billion
4 6 Halliburton Co. 6,101 2,471 237 11,653 $22.4 billion
66 73 Baker Hughes 642 55 - 355 $23.8 billion
5 3 US Foods 5,821 421 - 7,466 $25.9 billion
18 19 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,461 4,214 - 2,352 $26.3 billion
15 16 CHS Inc. 1,656 5,382 - 9,188 $31.9 billion
9 9 Schlumberger Limited 3,652 510 249 5,107 $32.9 billion
6 5 Reyes Holdings 5,019 938 1,324 7,494 $33.0 billion
53 58 Plains All American Pipeline 760 - - 900 $33.7 billion
64 76 Publix Super Markets 668 26 443 3,300 $38.1 billion
11 11 Tyson Foods 2,642 62 1,433 8,051 $42.4 billion
29 35 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,149 625 - 4,577 $48.0 billion
8 8 McLane Co. 3,886 111 25 5,853 $50.4 billion
61 69 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 687 261 - 754 $52.3 billion
46 44 Energy Transfer Partners 820 6 - 865 $54.2 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $60.1 billion
35 21 Albertsons Cos. 1,020 1,050 - 3,688 $62.5 billion
81 66 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 535 - - 1,500 $64.7 billion
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 10,950 4,550 16,250 17,900 $67.2 billion
50 51 Nestle USA 790 3,475 6 1,586 $93.1 billion
39 43 The Kroger Co. 942 16 - 14,085 $122.3 billion
38 37 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $136.9 billion
87 - Costco Wholsale Corp. 484 308 - 4,294 $149.4 billion
3 4 Walmart Inc. 7,400 25 - 58,826 $524.0 billion
62 66 Nine Energy Service 685 276 - 840 $832.9 billion
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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

UPS Reaches Tentative Agreement With Airline Mechanics

Teamsters Union

Local union leaders with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters which represents UPS Inc. and UPS freight workers approved on Aug. 9 two separate five-year national contracts. This paves the way for the 250,000 workers, including drivers, loaders, package sorters, dockworkers and operations...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

XPO Opens Final-Mile Distribution Hub in Toronto

XPO

XPO Logistics has expanded its home-delivery business in Canada with the opening of a 50,000-square-foot distribution hub in Toronto.

August 8, 2018
Business, Fuel, Top 100

Sunoco Completes Equity Purchase of Sandford Energy

Sandford fuel station

Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals said it has paid approximately $66 million to obtain the equity stake in Sandford Energy it did not already own, giving Sunoco full control of the company.

August 7, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA, Top 100

Oil Companies Fret as Congress Debates Russia Sanctions

Gazprom oil producing facility in the Yamal region, Russia.

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas executives have watched wearily in recent years as the relationship between the United States and Russia deteriorated, steadily closing off their ability to drill the vast shale plays underlying Siberia and the deep-water oil fields off Russia’s Arctic coast.

James Osborne | Houston Chronicle
August 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Revenue Grows 21.4% in Past Year

U.S. XPress truck

A three-year turnaround in the operations and culture at U.S. Xpress Enterprises helped the Chattanooga, Tenn., trucking firm raise more than $250 million in an initial stock offering in June and deliver its best operating ratio in two decades this spring.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

YRC Worldwide Reports Mixed 2Q Earnings Compared With 2017

YRC Worldwide truck

YRC Worldwide Inc. reported a decline in second-quarter net income, even as operating revenue increased.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 2, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Follows Industry Trend With Record Earnings in 2Q

Saia truck with twin trailers

In the midst of a buoyant economy, less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. on Aug. 1 reported record second-quarter earnings. Saia said operating revenue was up nearly 18%, reaching nearly $428.7 million, or $1.18 a share, compared with $364.4 million, or 69 cents a share, for the same period in 2017.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 1, 2018
Business, Top 100

Universal Logistics Holdings Reports Revenue Record for 2Q

Universal Holdings truck

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc., a Warren, Mich., truckload carrier, said the company set a record for total operating revenue in the second quarter, reaching $366 million compared with $305 million in 2017.

July 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

New CNG Station Opens in Central Virginia

American Natural Gas station

American Natural Gas announced it opened a fast-fill compressed natural gas station in Lynchburg, Va. The facility will primarily serve CNG tractor-trailers operated from a nearby plant of PepsiCo Inc.’s Frito-Lay division, but it will also be open to the public.

July 27, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Strong 2Q Earnings

Forward Air trailer

Forward Air Corp., a mostly expedited LTL carrier, reported July 26 second-quarter net income of $24.3 million, or 83 cents per share compared with $19.7 million, or 65 cents, a 23% increase from a year ago. The company’s operating revenue increased to $330.3 million compared with $283.9 million, a...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 26, 2018

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