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 Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Sales
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 10,950 4,550 16,250 17,900 $67.2 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $60.1 billion
3 4 Walmart Inc. 7,400 25 - 58,826 $524.0 billion
4 6 Halliburton Co. 6,101 2,471 237 11,653 $22.4 billion
5 3 US Foods 5,821 421 - 7,466 $25.9 billion
6 5 Reyes Holdings 5,019 938 1,324 7,494 $33.0 billion
7 10 Performance Food Group 4,715 606 - 5,999 $19.7 billion
8 8 McLane Co. 3,886 111 25 5,853 $50.4 billion
9 9 Schlumberger Limited 3,652 510 249 5,107 $32.9 billion
10 13 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,759 493 65 3,642 $3.4 billion
11 11 Tyson Foods 2,642 62 1,433 8,051 $42.4 billion
12 12 United Rentals Inc. 2,253 4,266 - 2,100 $9.4 billion
13 17 Basic Energy Services 2,156 899 - 3,036 $0.6 billion
14 15 Gordon Food Service 1,993 22 - 2,823 $14.0 billion
15 16 CHS Inc. 1,656 5,382 - 9,188 $31.9 billion
16 24 Sunbelt Rentals 1,589 4,102 4,480 1,575 $5.5 billion
17 22 DOT Foods 1,526 10 40 2,570 $8.2 billion
18 19 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,461 4,214 - 2,352 $26.3 billion
19 20 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,437 513 - 1,915 $4.8 billion
20 23 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,414 9 - 3,430 $21.4 billion
21 36 Univar Solutions 1,372 111 - 3,489 $16.8 billion
22 25 The Quikrete Cos. 1,358 45 - 2,051 -
23 33 Pilot Co. 1,340 28 - 1,720 -
24 18 Cudd Energy Services 1,320 240 - 1,448 -
25 14 Helena Agri-Enterprises 1,237 2,838 - 2,575 -
26 28 Linde 1,215 1,568 - 2,897 $11.0 billion
27 28 Cemex USA 1,190 5,967 - 1,819 $6.7 billion
28 58 ProPetro Holding Corp. 1,156 32 - 1,662 $2.1 billion
29 35 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,149 625 - 4,577 $48.0 billion
30 26 Clean Harbors 1,097 4,531 33 3,788 $3.4 billion
31 32 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,094 73 - 1,348 -
32 31 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,079 129 - 1,216 $16.7 billion
33 34 FTS International 1,037 80 - 1,002 $0.8 billion
34 40 Builders FirstSource 1,029 2,320 - 1,776 $7.3 billion
35 21 Albertsons Cos. 1,020 1,050 - 3,688 $62.5 billion
36 39 Ashley Furniture Industries 970 10 7 3,708 -
37 56 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 963 - - 3,708 -
38 37 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $136.9 billion
39 43 The Kroger Co. 942 16 - 14,085 $122.3 billion
40 41 CRH Americas (formerly Oldcastle Inc.) 927 1,739 - 2,304 $12.5 billion
41 42 Dean Foods Co. 865 785 - 2,552 $7.3 billion
42 38 Maxim Crane Works 859 624 - 1,750 -
43 50 Sherwin-Williams Co. 839 1 - 1,996 $17.9 billion
44 46 Swire Coca-Cola USA 838 499 - 1,181 $2.2 billion
45 45 BlueLinx Holdings 836 44 - 848 $2.6 billion
46 44 Energy Transfer Partners 820 6 - 865 $54.2 billion
47 54 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $7.1 billion
48 48 Darling Ingredients 805 884 82 4,276 $3.4 billion
49 85 Medline Inc. 791 214 - 1,177 $13.9 billion
50 51 Nestle USA 790 3,475 6 1,586 $93.1 billion
51 62 Messer Americas 787 642 - 2,268 $1.7 billion
52 54 ABC Supply Co. 783 2,837 0 1,020 $12.0 billion
53 58 Plains All American Pipeline 760 - - 900 $33.7 billion
54 61 Brenntag North America 759 462 - 1,692 $5.7 billion
55 72 Shamrock Foods Co. 741 92 100 1,020 -
56 53 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 19 1,077 $1.2 billion
57 63 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
58 57 Prairie Farms Dairy 730 1,122 - 2,277 -
59 64 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721 2,189 - 820 -
60 68 Shaw Industries Group 695 55 - 3,212 -
61 69 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 687 261 - 754 $52.3 billion
62 66 Nine Energy Service 685 276 - 840 $832.9 billion
63 71 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 677 100 - 890 -
64 76 Publix Super Markets 668 26 443 3,300 $38.1 billion
65 52 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 130 1,026 $7.7 billion
66 73 Baker Hughes 642 55 - 355 $23.8 billion
67 82 Stericycle Inc. 627 5,871 - 2,367 $3.3 billion
68 84 Mohawk Industries 624 153 - 2,565 $10.0 billion
69 70 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 4 - 1,195 $1.4 billion
70 80 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 611 225 - 755 -
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
73 75 Air Products 598 92 330 2,000 $8.9 billion
73 81 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598 14 - 657 -
75 79 Williams Bros. Construction 575 201 - 432 -
76 97 Herc Rentals 568 345 - 666 $2.0 billion
77 86 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
78 83 Ecology Auto Parts 565 13 - 679 -
79 74 SE Independent Delivery Services 543 139 - 1,280 -
80 90 Sanderson Farms 542 27 - 644 $3.4 billion
81 66 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 535 - - 1,500 $64.7 billion
82 88 Domino's Pizza 517 39 - 506 $3.6 billion
83 94 Ace Hardware Corp. 505 1 1 1,666 $6.1 billion
84 - Stallion Oilfield Services 502 749 - 1,614 -
85 99 Foster Farms 501 10 150 1,800 $2.4 billion
86 87 SpartanNash 489 27 - 1,931 $8.5 billion
87 - Costco Wholsale Corp. 484 308 - 4,294 $149.4 billion
88 100 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
89 78 Gravity Oilfield Services 471 51 - 510 -
90 92 Valley Proteins 458 130 0 1,360 -
91 95 Bragg Cos. 454 - - 808 -
92 49 Key Energy Services 453 133 - 524 $0.4 billion
93 96 Columbia Distributing 452 - - 526 -
94 91 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451 - - 4,543 -
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 -
99 - O'Reilly Auto Enterprises 413 9 - 468 $10.1 billion
100 - Dunkin' Brands Group 397 12 - 450 $1.4 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 50, Top 100

XPO Posts Revenue Increase, Net Income Decrease in Q3

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. saw revenue tick up and net income dip in the third quarter, and the company said business activity has bounced back from earlier downturns.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Looks to Advance Tech With Venture Capital Fund

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. is working to advance its technology and forge new partnerships with the launch of its corporate venture capital fund, the company detailed Nov. 2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

ArcBest Records Increase in Q3 Net Income, Revenue

ABF Freight truck

ArcBest Corp. posted gains in net income and revenue in the third quarter as its business rebounded from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 3, 2020
Business, Top 100

YRC Posts Narrowed Q3 Loss, Will Change Corporate Name to Yellow

In 2018 a Yellow truck pulls YRC and Roadway trailers

YRC Worldwide Inc. narrowed its losses during the third quarter, announced plans to change its name to Yellow and expanded its board of directors.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Universal Logistics Reports Higher Net Income of $13.6M for Q3

Universal Logistics tractors

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. reported higher third-quarter net income, lifted largely by the recovery in automotive production.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Daseke Reports Net Income of $15.7M for Q3

Daseke truck on highway

Daseke Inc. reported that its third-quarter bottom line result rebounded to a profit from a loss a year ago.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Top 100

USA Truck Posts Strong Net Income During Q3

USA Truck

USA Truck Inc. reported that its third-quarter bottom-line result swung to a profit from a loss in the year-ago period.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Lower Q3 Earnings as Pandemic Pressures Profits

Forward Air

Forward Air Corp. saw net income decease year-over-year in the third quarter, a result of effects driven by the pandemic, the carrier reported Oct. 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Hub Group’s Q3 Earnings Lower as Pricing Issues Squeeze Profits

Hub Group reported lower third-quarter earnings as pricing issues hurt its profit margin.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 29, 2020
Business, Top 100

Saia Reports 26% Net Income Gain in Q3

Saia truck crosses bridge

Saia Inc. posted a strong gain in profit even as revenue grew modestly in the third quarter.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 29, 2020

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