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 Vans Trailerssort descending Annual Sales
66 73 Baker Hughes 642 55 - 355 $23.8 billion
75 79 Williams Bros. Construction 575 201 - 432 -
100 - Dunkin' Brands Group 397 12 - 450 $1.4 billion
99 - O'Reilly Auto Enterprises 413 9 - 468 $10.1 billion
82 88 Domino's Pizza 517 39 - 506 $3.6 billion
89 78 Gravity Oilfield Services 471 51 - 510 -
92 49 Key Energy Services 453 133 - 524 $0.4 billion
93 96 Columbia Distributing 452 - - 526 -
95 98 The H.T. Hackney Co. 443 172 - 613 -
80 90 Sanderson Farms 542 27 - 644 $3.4 billion
73 81 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 598 14 - 657 -
76 97 Herc Rentals 568 345 - 666 $2.0 billion
78 83 Ecology Auto Parts 565 13 - 679 -
61 69 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 687 261 - 754 $52.3 billion
70 80 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 611 225 - 755 -
88 100 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
91 95 Bragg Cos. 454 - - 808 -
59 64 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721 2,189 - 820 -
96 89 Bunzl Distribution USA 442 29 - 836 -
62 66 Nine Energy Service 685 276 - 840 $832.9 billion
45 45 BlueLinx Holdings 836 44 - 848 $2.6 billion
46 44 Energy Transfer Partners 820 6 - 865 $54.2 billion
63 71 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 677 100 - 890 -
53 58 Plains All American Pipeline 760 - - 900 $33.7 billion
33 34 FTS International 1,037 80 - 1,002 $0.8 billion
52 54 ABC Supply Co. 783 2,837 0 1,020 $12.0 billion
55 72 Shamrock Foods Co. 741 92 100 1,020 -
65 52 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 130 1,026 $7.7 billion
47 54 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $7.1 billion
56 53 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 19 1,077 $1.2 billion
49 85 Medline Inc. 791 214 - 1,177 $13.9 billion
44 46 Swire Coca-Cola USA 838 499 - 1,181 $2.2 billion
69 70 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 4 - 1,195 $1.4 billion
32 31 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,079 129 - 1,216 $16.7 billion
71 47 Beacon Roofing Supply 603 1,860 - 1,238 $7.1 billion
79 74 SE Independent Delivery Services 543 139 - 1,280 -
57 63 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
31 32 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,094 73 - 1,348 -
90 92 Valley Proteins 458 130 0 1,360 -
98 - Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. 415 5 - 1,426 -
24 18 Cudd Energy Services 1,320 240 - 1,448 -
81 66 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 535 - - 1,500 $64.7 billion
16 24 Sunbelt Rentals 1,589 4,102 4,480 1,575 $5.5 billion
50 51 Nestle USA 790 3,475 6 1,586 $93.1 billion
84 - Stallion Oilfield Services 502 749 - 1,614 -
28 58 ProPetro Holding Corp. 1,156 32 - 1,662 $2.1 billion
83 94 Ace Hardware Corp. 505 1 1 1,666 $6.1 billion
54 61 Brenntag North America 759 462 - 1,692 $5.7 billion
23 33 Pilot Co. 1,340 28 - 1,720 -
42 38 Maxim Crane Works 859 624 - 1,750 -
34 40 Builders FirstSource 1,029 2,320 - 1,776 $7.3 billion
85 99 Foster Farms 501 10 150 1,800 $2.4 billion
27 28 Cemex USA 1,190 5,967 - 1,819 $6.7 billion
72 77 MDU Resources Group 599 1,861 5 1,841 $5.4 billion
19 20 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,437 513 - 1,915 $4.8 billion
86 87 SpartanNash 489 27 - 1,931 $8.5 billion
43 50 Sherwin-Williams Co. 839 1 - 1,996 $17.9 billion
73 75 Air Products 598 92 330 2,000 $8.9 billion
22 25 The Quikrete Cos. 1,358 45 - 2,051 -
12 12 United Rentals Inc. 2,253 4,266 - 2,100 $9.4 billion
51 62 Messer Americas 787 642 - 2,268 $1.7 billion
58 57 Prairie Farms Dairy 730 1,122 - 2,277 -
40 41 CRH Americas (formerly Oldcastle Inc.) 927 1,739 - 2,304 $12.5 billion
18 19 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,461 4,214 - 2,352 $26.3 billion
67 82 Stericycle Inc. 627 5,871 - 2,367 $3.3 billion
41 42 Dean Foods Co. 865 785 - 2,552 $7.3 billion
68 84 Mohawk Industries 624 153 - 2,565 $10.0 billion
17 22 DOT Foods 1,526 10 40 2,570 $8.2 billion
25 14 Helena Agri-Enterprises 1,237 2,838 - 2,575 -
38 37 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $136.9 billion
14 15 Gordon Food Service 1,993 22 - 2,823 $14.0 billion
26 28 Linde 1,215 1,568 - 2,897 $11.0 billion
77 86 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
13 17 Basic Energy Services 2,156 899 - 3,036 $0.6 billion
60 68 Shaw Industries Group 695 55 - 3,212 -
64 76 Publix Super Markets 668 26 443 3,300 $38.1 billion
97 60 Select Energy Services 417 723 - 3,390 -
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
10 13 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,759 493 65 3,642 $3.4 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 -
30 26 Clean Harbors 1,097 4,531 33 3,788 $3.4 billion
48 48 Darling Ingredients 805 884 82 4,276 $3.4 billion
87 - Costco Wholsale Corp. 484 308 - 4,294 $149.4 billion
94 91 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451 - - 4,543 -
29 35 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,149 625 - 4,577 $48.0 billion
9 9 Schlumberger Limited 3,652 510 249 5,107 $32.9 billion
8 8 McLane Co. 3,886 111 25 5,853 $50.4 billion
7 10 Performance Food Group 4,715 606 - 5,999 $19.7 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
11 11 Tyson Foods 2,642 62 1,433 8,051 $42.4 billion
15 16 CHS Inc. 1,656 5,382 - 9,188 $31.9 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $60.1 billion
4 6 Halliburton Co. 6,101 2,471 237 11,653 $22.4 billion
39 43 The Kroger Co. 942 16 - 14,085 $122.3 billion
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 10,950 4,550 16,250 17,900 $67.2 billion
3 4 Walmart Inc. 7,400 25 - 58,826 $524.0 billion
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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
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Trucking Industry Adjusts to ELD Mandate as Focus on HOS Compliance Sharpens

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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
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KAG Merges Two Units Into Merchant Gas Group

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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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Another Day, Another Pay Hike for Drivers

Maverick truck

With the annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers soaring by the end of the first quarter, companies continued to open their checkbooks, giving pay raises to drivers as a way to keep them.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 12, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dr Pepper’s ‘Final’ Contract Offer Fizzles With Chicago Deliverers

A two-week strike by 150 Chicago Teamsters targeting Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. continues after drivers voted overwhelmingly to reject the soft drink company’s latest contract proposal, union officials said June 8.

June 11, 2018
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Driver Turnover Puts Pressure on Large Carriers

Maverick Transportation truck

The rise in freight being carried nationwide led to a rise in truck driver turnover in the first quarter as large trucking firms demanded more qualified drivers to transport goods.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

KLLM Announces Another Pay Increase for Drivers

KLLM Transport Services truck

KLLM Transport Services will institute another pay hike for company drivers, bringing the increase to 30% in just the past eight months, the Jackson, Miss.-based over-the road carrier announced.

June 8, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Workers Authorize Union to Call First Strike Since 1997

UPS Inc. workers authorized their union to call what would be the first strike since 1997, giving negotiators more leverage in talks to replace a labor contract that expires at the end of July.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
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Schneider Executive Shaleen Devgun Named Adviser to Investment Firm 8VC

Schneider truck

The connection between Schneider, one of the nation’s largest truckload and logistics service providers, and venture capital fund 8VC is deepening with the appointment of Shaleen Devgun, chief information officer and executive vice president at Schneider, as an adviser to the San Francisco-based...

June 4, 2018
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Old Dominion Freight Lines Opens Five New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Lines

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced that by the end of the second quarter it will have opened five new service centers across the United States.

June 1, 2018

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