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 Vanssort descending Trailers Annual Sales
32 31 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,079 129 - 1,216 $16.7 billion
80 90 Sanderson Farms 542 27 - 644 $3.4 billion
96 89 Bunzl Distribution USA 442 29 - 836 -
33 34 FTS International 1,037 80 - 1,002 $0.8 billion
49 85 Medline Inc. 791 214 - 1,177 $13.9 billion
81 66 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 535 - - 1,500 $64.7 billion
97 60 Select Energy Services 417 723 - 3,390 -
18 19 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,461 4,214 - 2,352 $26.3 billion
34 40 Builders FirstSource 1,029 2,320 - 1,776 $7.3 billion
66 73 Baker Hughes 642 55 - 355 $23.8 billion
82 88 Domino's Pizza 517 39 - 506 $3.6 billion
98 - Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. 415 5 - 1,426 -
3 4 Walmart Inc. 7,400 25 - 58,826 $524.0 billion
19 20 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,437 513 - 1,915 $4.8 billion
35 21 Albertsons Cos. 1,020 1,050 - 3,688 $62.5 billion
51 62 Messer Americas 787 642 - 2,268 $1.7 billion
67 82 Stericycle Inc. 627 5,871 - 2,367 $3.3 billion
99 - O'Reilly Auto Enterprises 413 9 - 468 $10.1 billion
20 23 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,414 9 - 3,430 $21.4 billion
68 84 Mohawk Industries 624 153 - 2,565 $10.0 billion
84 - Stallion Oilfield Services 502 749 - 1,614 -
100 - Dunkin' Brands Group 397 12 - 450 $1.4 billion
5 3 US Foods 5,821 421 - 7,466 $25.9 billion
21 36 Univar Solutions 1,372 111 - 3,489 $16.8 billion
37 56 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 963 - - 3,708 -
53 58 Plains All American Pipeline 760 - - 900 $33.7 billion
69 70 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 4 - 1,195 $1.4 billion
22 25 The Quikrete Cos. 1,358 45 - 2,051 -
38 37 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $136.9 billion
54 61 Brenntag North America 759 462 - 1,692 $5.7 billion
70 80 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 611 225 - 755 -
86 87 SpartanNash 489 27 - 1,931 $8.5 billion
7 10 Performance Food Group 4,715 606 - 5,999 $19.7 billion
23 33 Pilot Co. 1,340 28 - 1,720 -
39 43 The Kroger Co. 942 16 - 14,085 $122.3 billion
71 47 Beacon Roofing Supply 603 1,860 - 1,238 $7.1 billion
87 - Costco Wholsale Corp. 484 308 - 4,294 $149.4 billion
24 18 Cudd Energy Services 1,320 240 - 1,448 -
40 41 CRH Americas (formerly Oldcastle Inc.) 927 1,739 - 2,304 $12.5 billion
88 100 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
25 14 Helena Agri-Enterprises 1,237 2,838 - 2,575 -
41 42 Dean Foods Co. 865 785 - 2,552 $7.3 billion
57 63 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
89 78 Gravity Oilfield Services 471 51 - 510 -
26 28 Linde 1,215 1,568 - 2,897 $11.0 billion
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 -
27 28 Cemex USA 1,190 5,967 - 1,819 $6.7 billion
43 50 Sherwin-Williams Co. 839 1 - 1,996 $17.9 billion
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 -
12 12 United Rentals Inc. 2,253 4,266 - 2,100 $9.4 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
60 68 Shaw Industries Group 695 55 - 3,212 -
76 97 Herc Rentals 568 345 - 666 $2.0 billion
92 49 Key Energy Services 453 133 - 524 $0.4 billion
13 17 Basic Energy Services 2,156 899 - 3,036 $0.6 billion
29 35 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,149 625 - 4,577 $48.0 billion
45 45 BlueLinx Holdings 836 44 - 848 $2.6 billion
61 69 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 687 261 - 754 $52.3 billion
77 86 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
93 96 Columbia Distributing 452 - - 526 -
14 15 Gordon Food Service 1,993 22 - 2,823 $14.0 billion
46 44 Energy Transfer Partners 820 6 - 865 $54.2 billion
62 66 Nine Energy Service 685 276 - 840 $832.9 billion
78 83 Ecology Auto Parts 565 13 - 679 -
94 91 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451 - - 4,543 -
15 16 CHS Inc. 1,656 5,382 - 9,188 $31.9 billion
31 32 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,094 73 - 1,348 -
47 54 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $7.1 billion
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 -
52 54 ABC Supply Co. 783 2,837 0 1,020 $12.0 billion
90 92 Valley Proteins 458 130 0 1,360 -
83 94 Ace Hardware Corp. 505 1 1 1,666 $6.1 billion
72 77 MDU Resources Group 599 1,861 5 1,841 $5.4 billion
50 51 Nestle USA 790 3,475 6 1,586 $93.1 billion
36 39 Ashley Furniture Industries 970 10 7 3,708 -
56 53 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 19 1,077 $1.2 billion
8 8 McLane Co. 3,886 111 25 5,853 $50.4 billion
30 26 Clean Harbors 1,097 4,531 33 3,788 $3.4 billion
17 22 DOT Foods 1,526 10 40 2,570 $8.2 billion
10 13 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,759 493 65 3,642 $3.4 billion
48 48 Darling Ingredients 805 884 82 4,276 $3.4 billion
55 72 Shamrock Foods Co. 741 92 100 1,020 -
65 52 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 130 1,026 $7.7 billion
85 99 Foster Farms 501 10 150 1,800 $2.4 billion
4 6 Halliburton Co. 6,101 2,471 237 11,653 $22.4 billion
9 9 Schlumberger Limited 3,652 510 249 5,107 $32.9 billion
73 75 Air Products 598 92 330 2,000 $8.9 billion
64 76 Publix Super Markets 668 26 443 3,300 $38.1 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $60.1 billion
6 5 Reyes Holdings 5,019 938 1,324 7,494 $33.0 billion
11 11 Tyson Foods 2,642 62 1,433 8,051 $42.4 billion
16 24 Sunbelt Rentals 1,589 4,102 4,480 1,575 $5.5 billion
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 10,950 4,550 16,250 17,900 $67.2 billion
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Top 100 News
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Knight-Swift Reports Rise in Profit, Revenue for Q4

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. reported a surge in net income and higher total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, the company reported Jan. 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Breaking News, Top 100

Navistar, GM Cooperate on Fuel Cell System for Class 8 in 2024

International Series RH truck

Navistar Inc. announced it intends to produce a zero-emission longhaul truck using fuel cell systems supplied by General Motors and will have an International RH Series FCEV model commercially available in 2024.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Latest to Invest in TuSimple

U.S. XPress truck/TuSimple logo

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced it made a “significant” investment in autonomous trucking company TuSimple and that CEO Eric Fuller was named to TuSimple’s executive advisory board.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 26, 2021
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Mixed Results for Q4 2020

Covenant

Covenant Logistics Group Inc. posted a net loss of $25.7 million, or minus $1.50 a diluted share, for the three months ending Dec. 31, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based truckload carrier announced Jan. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Strong Q4, Full-Year Earnings

J.B. Hunt final-mile delivery

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported higher earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, but said income dipped even as revenue rose for the full year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 100

TFI Buys UPS Freight for $800 Million

UPS Freight

TFI International Inc. is acquiring UPS Freight in an $800 million deal announced Jan. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

U.S. Xpress CEO Details Economic Forecast for 2021

U.S. Xpress Enterprises truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises CEO Eric Fuller on Jan. 20 detailed the findings of an economic report his company did on the trucking industry.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Werner Invests in TuSimple to Spur Autonomous Trucking

Werner, TuSimple trucks

Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises announced it invested in TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company founded in 2015, and described it as an important milestone in the journey to become an environmental leader.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 20, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Current Stock Prices for Trucking, Logistics Companies

Stock market illustration

Same-day data for publicly traded trucking and transportation stocks in the truckload, less-than-truckload, package, logistics and leasing categories.

January 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

More Fleets Are Utilizing Remote Diagnostics

UPS remote diagnostics

A growing number of motor carriers are taking advantage of remote diagnostics to streamline vehicle maintenance and reduce downtime, but fleets must know how to filter through the data to use this information effectively.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2021

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