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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