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

Kenan Advantage Group Acquires Canadian Firm Beaulac

Kenan Advantage Group tanker trailer on truck

Kenan Advantage Group has completed the acquisition of Les Distributions Carl Beaulac Inc., the company announced Sept. 18.

September 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Advances Technology Initiative With IoT Partnership

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises has teamed with fleet management service Platform Science to advance its technology initiative, the companies announced Sept. 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2020
Government, Business, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Posts Strong Quarterly Earnings, Fueled by E-Commerce

A FedEx truck is unloaded in Dallas

A huge surge in e-commerce deliveries to homes and businesses because of the COVID-19 pandemic boosted FedEx Corp.’s fiscal first-quarter earnings when the delivery giant reported its financials Sept. 15.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 50, Top 100

Nikola Issues Fuller Denial of Short Seller Hindenburg’s Claims

Nikola One electric truck

Nikola Corp. made a fuller-throated denial of a report last week that claimed the electric-truck maker had deceived investors, accusing a short seller of mischaracterizations and distortions.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2020
Business, Top 100

2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2020 logo

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week for 2020 is upon us! Fleets and others in the industry are rolling out the red carpet Sept. 13-19 to show truck drivers appreciation for all they do. Here's a roundup of some of that recognition.

September 13, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Estes Partners With Clean Energy to Expand RNG Vehicle Fleet

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. station

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced Sept. 9 that Estes Express Lines is adding 50 of its renewable natural gas trucks.

September 11, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Appoints Erik Caldwell to Head Last-Mile Unit

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics appointed Erik Caldwell president of its last-mile business unit in North America.

September 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Rally to Aid Hurricane Laura Victims

Bengal Food Drive

Hurricane Laura wreaked havoc when it made landfall Aug. 27, but fleets have rallied to help the victims in the couple of weeks since.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2020
Business, Top 100

FedEx Prepares for Unprecedented Surge Ahead of Holidays

A FedEx Ground truck

FedEx Corp. is positioning itself for what it is predicting will be an unprecedented peak holiday shipping season, the company said Sept. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Holiday Season Hiring Will Top 100,000 Amid E-Commerce Boom

UPS plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal works to weather the holiday season.

UPS Inc. said it will hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers to help handle an expected avalanche of holiday packages from online orders this year as shoppers avoid stores during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020

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