2020 Top 100 Private Carriers

2020 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Fleets are changing practices for the long run while responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Rank This Year Rank Last Year Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Salessort descending
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 -
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 -
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
69 70 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 4 - 1,195 $1.4 billion
100 - Dunkin' Brands Group 397 12 - 450 $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
41 42 Dean Foods Co. 865 785 - 2,552 $7.3 billion
34 40 Builders FirstSource 1,029 2,320 - 1,776 $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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Many private fleets are adjusting their freight networks as the pandemic accelerates online ordering.
The oilfield service firm has cut staffing to 11-year low amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans have turned to cooking at home and buying in bulk, with restaurants closing across the country causing a shift in food demand.
Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

John Smith Appointed Mike Ducker’s Successor as FedEx Freight President, CEO

FedEx Freight

Transportation industry veteran John Smith will become president and CEO of FedEx Freight on Aug. 16, moving up from his position as senior vice president of operations at the FedEx Corp. subsidiary.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2018
Business, Safety, Top 100

FedEx Office Imposes Photo ID Policy in Response to Austin Bombings

FedEx Office has started asking customers to show photo identification when mailing packages from one of its 1,900 stores.

Maria Halkias | The Dallas Morning News
April 30, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Posts Robust Profit, Revenue in 1Q

Saia Inc. truck

Saia Inc. reported April 27 first-quarter net income of $21.1 million, or 80 cents per share, an increase of 85% from the $11.4 million in net income and 44 cents per share reported in the first quarter of 2017.

April 27, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

USA Truck Grabs Profit on Revenue Rise

USA Truck

USA Truck reported first-quarter 2018 net income of $1 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $4.9 million, or minus 61 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Top 100, Top 50

Hub Group Reports Higher Revenue, Profits in 1Q

Hub Group

Hub Group reported higher revenue and profits in the first quarter of 2018 with growth coming from intermodal, logistics and dedicated contract carriage operations.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

Universal Logistics Buoyed by Record Revenue, Strong Profits

Universal Logistics Holdings

Universal Logistics Holdings reported first-quarter net income of $10.4 million, or 37 cents per share, a rise of 147% from $4.3 million reported for the first quarter a year ago.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Delivers 1Q Net Income of $1.34 Billion, Up 15% Year-to-Year

UPS truck

UPS Inc. reported double-digit gains in the first quarter as a result of the strength of its global business as well as economic conditions.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 26, 2018
Business, Top 100

TFI International Sees Earnings Increase, Revenue Stay Flat in 1Q

TST Overland Express truck

Canadian transportation conglomerate TFI International reported a sharp increase in profits on revenue that was essentially flat in the first quarter of 2018.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports ‘Progress’ With Merger, Sees Challenges in Getting Enough Drivers

Knight and Swift trucks

The holding company for Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation reported results for the first quarter of 2018 that reflect “progress” in achieving cost savings for the combined enterprise but also difficulty in finding enough drivers to meet increasing demand for service.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Landstar System Posts Record First Quarter

Landstar truck

Landstar System reported its best first quarter with revenue jumping 34.2% to $1.05 billion and profits reaching a record $57.5 million, or $1.37 a share, as demand for freight hauling continued to strain truck capacity in the market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 25, 2018

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