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
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 -
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 -
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
10 13 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,759 493 65 3,642 $3.4 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
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
71 47 Beacon Roofing Supply 603 1,860 - 1,238 $7.1 billion
47 54 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $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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Government, Business, Top 100

Controversial $10 Million Toll Study Approved in Connecticut

Connecticut’s State Bond Commission recently approved a $10 million study to assess the feasibility of tolling on certain routes in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Landstar Profit Jumps on Record Revenue

Landstar truck

Landstar System reported record second-quarter net income of $62.5 million, or $1.51 a share, a rise of 67% from $37.5 million, and 89 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Surges as Jump in Foreign Sales Defies Rising Trade Tensions

UPS Inc. rose the most in almost seven years as international sales surged and the courier’s ambitious investment plans started to win over investors.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Covenant Profits Jump on 20% Revenue Rise

Covenant truck

Covenant Transportation Group reported a positive second quarter, recording greater revenues and income as it moved forward on its purchase of Landair Holdings.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Reports Steady 2Q Income, Revenue

UPS tractor-trailer

UPS Inc. reported solid second-quarter growth in revenue and profits despite charges taken for its voluntary retirement plan and efforts to upgrade the firm.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Tank/Bulk Carriers See Gains and Losses

A Merchant Gas Group nitrogen hauler.

Carriers in the tank/bulk sector posted modest gains in revenue as firms dealt with positive and negative market trends. Higher prices slowed demand for fuel shipments, while increases in oil and gas drilling and production of petrochemicals boosted demand for tankers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 23, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Heartland Profits Jump 22% in 2Q as Revenue Rises

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express reported second-quarter net income of $17.8 million, or 22 cents per share, a 22% increase from $14.6 million, or 18 cents, recorded in the second quarter of 2017.

July 19, 2018
Business, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Chairman James Thompson Sells Over $1.9 Million of Shares

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. Chairman James K. Thompson sold $1.98 million of shares, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

July 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

CDL Training Gives C.R. England Executives Insight From Behind the Wheel

CDL Training

More than three dozen managers and front-office employees at C.R. England Inc. have taken classes to earn a commercial driver license at the request of CEO Chad England, who said he believes the experience of learning to drive big rigs will help the company be more responsive to the needs of...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Reimagining Trucking

embracing technology and innovation

The nation’s largest for-hire carriers are embracing new technologies and doing more to foster innovation with the goal of reducing the cost of moving freight and providing new service capabilities.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
July 16, 2018

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