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.
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Roadrunner Pares Losses for Full-Year 2017

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported a net loss of $91.2 million for full-year 2017 compared with a loss of $360.3 million in 2016. The diluted loss per share was $2.37 for 2017 compared with a diluted loss per share of $9.40 for 2016.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2018
Business, Top 100

Central Oregon Truck Increases Driver Pay

Central Oregon Truck

Central Oregon Truck Co. implemented a pay structure that gives new drivers $65,000 a year in base pay and experienced drivers more than $90,000 a year in pay.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Resume Contract Talks as Threat of Strike Looms

Teamsters jacket

The latest round of face-to-face labor negotiations between UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters was slated for the week of June 18, with the threat of a strike looming over the talks if no agreement can be reached before the current five-year contract expires Aug. 1.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 20, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Penske Logistics to Buy Epes Transport

Penske Logistics trailer

Penske Logistics will acquire Epes Transport System, a Greensboro, N.C., dry-van truckload and dedicated contract carriage provider, with more than 1,100 drivers. Terms were not disclosed.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Israeli Entrepreneur Races Tesla to Get Electric Trucks on Road

Tevva Motors Ltd., headed by a former Israeli submariner who’s vying with Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. to develop electric-powered trucks, secured a major investment that will enable it to put the vehicles on the road this year.

Matthew Kalman | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Invests $130 Million in Natural Gas Vehicles, Infrastructure

UPS truck driver

UPS Inc. announced an additional $130 million investment in compressed natural gas vehicles, including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks and five more fueling stations — underscoring the company’s role as a major catalyst for wide-scale adoption of natural gas vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 19, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon’s No Enemy — In Fact, It Needs Us, U.S. Xpress CEO Says

A vague mention of Amazon.com Inc.’s interest in any sector might be enough to send investors into a tizzy, but the top executive of U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. is unfazed.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Wyoming Supreme Court Reverses Lower Court Ruling on CRST Wrongful Death Lawsuit

CRST Expedited truck

CRST International Inc. must stand trial in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit after a state supreme court overturned a lower court’s ruling in favor of the trucking company, according to court documents.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Industry Adjusts to ELD Mandate as Focus on HOS Compliance Sharpens

ELD

The U.S. trucking industry is continuing to adjust to the federal electronic logging device mandate that took effect late last year.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 13, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

KAG Merges Two Units Into Merchant Gas Group

KAG Merchant Gas

Kenan Advantage Group Inc. announced it merged its two merchant gas subsidiaries — Jack B. Kelley and Cryogenic Transportation — into KAG Merchant Gas Group.

June 12, 2018

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