2021 Top 100 Private Carriers

2021 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Up Front
Pandemic disruptions and their impact on the economy have upended the advantage private fleets used to enjoy.
See the headquarters locations for each of the Top 100 private carriers in North America.
The 2021 edition of the Transport Topics Top 100 Private Carriers list reflects last year’s volatile business conditions.
Rank This Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Sales
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 10,870 4,658 16,137 19,430 $70.4 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $52.9 billion
3 3 Walmart Inc. 7,400 25 - 58,826 $559.2 billion
4 4 Halliburton Co. 5,677 2,793 - 11,136 $14.4 billion
5 5 US Foods 5,426 375 - 7,096 $22.9 billion
6 6 Reyes Holdings 5,104 826 1,249 6,846 $29.0 billion
7 7 Performance Food Group 4,767 508 - 6,091 $25.1 billion
8 8 McLane Co. 3,852 109 31 5,833 $46.8 billion
9 11 Tyson Foods 2,594 46 - 5,024 $43.2 billion
10 25 Helena Agri-Enterprises 2,552 1,792 - 2,670 -
11 10 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,436 424 - 3,373 $1.2 billion
12 13 Basic Energy Services 2,218 642 - 1,880 $0.4 billion
13 9 Schlumberger Limited 2,101 363 - 5,582 $23.6 billion
14 12 United Rentals 2,047 3,730 - 2,361 $8.5 billion
15 14 Gordon Food Service 1,875 16 - 2,695 $14.0 billion
16 19 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,595 554 - 1,854 -
17 18 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,586 3,858 - 2,203 $23.4 billion
18 17 DOT Foods 1,568 10 40 2,645 -
19 20 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,548 6 - 4,701 $26.5 billion
20 16 Sunbelt Rentals 1,537 3,517 - 1,507 $5.4 billion
21 15 CHS Inc. 1,534 1,868 - 5,746 $28.4 billion
22 - Amazon.com Inc. 1,395 12,373 - 37,390 $386.1 billion
23 22 The Quikrete Cos. 1,348 5 - 2,051 -
24 23 Pilot Co. 1,341 28 - 1,688 -
25 27 Cemex USA 1,229 3,597 - 2,257 $6.8 billion
26 36 Ashley Furniture Industries 1,215 78 6 4,040 -
27 30 Clean Harbors 1,172 4,444 - 3,915 $3.1 billion
28 28 ProPetro Holding Corp. 1,156 32 - 1,662 $0.8 billion
29 29 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,149 724 - 4,577 $51.8 billion
30 24 Cudd Energy Services 1,126 291 - 1,399 -
31 58 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,120 1,649 318 3,671 -
32 32 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,099 137 - 1,315 $17.0 billion
33 31 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,094 73 - 1,348 -
34 33 FTS International 1,083 74 - 1,343 $0.3 billion
35 46 Energy Transfer Partners 1,075 101 - 1,289 $39.0 billion
36 37 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 1,064 - - 876 -
37 49 Medline Inc. 973 348 - 1,279 $13.9 billion
38 38 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $139.5 billion
39 35 Albertsons Cos. 948 - - 3,309 $69.7 billion
40 39 The Kroger Co. 943 15 - 14,078 $132.5 billion
41 40 CRH Americas 930 1,745 - 2,338 $11.3 billion
42 42 Maxim Crane Works 882 641 - 1,818 -
43 43 Sherwin-Williams Co. 861 1 - 2,119 $18.4 billion
44 44 Swire Coca-Cola USA 853 278 - 1,172 $2.3 billion
45 45 BlueLinx Holdings 836 44 - 848 $3.1 billion
46 52 ABC Supply Co. 820 3,050 - 1,150 $12.1 billion
46 48 Darling Ingredients 820 710 245 4,340 $3.6 billion
48 47 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $8.2 billion
49 21 Univar Solutions 769 65 - 2,047 $6.6 billion
50 61 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 759 148 - 800 $15.6 billion
51 60 Shaw Industries Group 750 55 - 3,000 -
52 56 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 - 1,067 $0.5 billion
53 57 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
54 59 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721 2,189 - 820 -
55 - WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. 707 274 - 1,272 $1.4 billion
56 55 Shamrock Foods Co. 696 107 - 1,028 -
57 54 Brenntag North America 691 474 - 2,158 $4.8 billion
58 64 Publix Super Markets 689 13 - 3,840 $44.9 billion
59 53 Plains All American Pipeline 680 - - 840 $23.3 billion
60 65 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 - 1,026 $6.3 billion
61 51 Messer Americas 657 228 261 2,066 -
62 72 MDU Resources Group 651 2,009 - 2,095 $5.5 billion
63 63 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 644 77 - 909 -
64 79 SE Independent Delivery Services 637 250 - 2,155 -
65 69 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 1 - 1,195 $1.7 billion
66 87 Costco Wholesale Corp. 611 320 - 4,725 $163.2 billion
67 67 Stericycle Inc. 603 4,186 - 2,555 $2.7 billion
68 68 Mohawk Industries 595 156 - 2,544 $9.6 billion
69 71 Beacon Roofing Supply 579 1,837 - 1,232 $6.9 billion
70 73 Air Products 578 98 339 2,000 $8.9 billion
70 - KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc. 578 993 - 1,061 $0.3 billion
72 73 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 574 28 - 758 -
73 76 Herc Rentals 572 369 - 685 $1.8 billion
74 77 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
75 85 Foster Farms 566 9 - 1,202 -
76 80 Sanderson Farms 556 26 - 664 $3.6 billion
77 70 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 553 136 - 722 -
78 78 Ecology Auto Parts 543 12 - 659 -
79 86 SpartanNash 538 4 - 1,225 $9.3 billion
80 34 Builders FirstSource 520 1,267 - 1,312 $8.6 billion
81 81 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 519 - - 1,453 $64.4 billion
82 95 The H.T. Hackney Co. 505 191 - 740 -
83 83 Ace Hardware Corp. 500 - - 1,400 $7.8 billion
84 93 Columbia Distributing 478 95 - 585 -
85 88 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
86 96 Bunzl Distribution USA 457 32 - 864 -
87 98 Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. 456 8 - 1,543 -
88 94 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451 - - 4,543 -
89 26 Linde 450 1,423 - 1,893 $10.5 billion
90 92 Key Energy Services 430 533 - 503 -
91 82 Domino's Pizza 419 48 - 587 $4.1 billion
92 62 Nine Energy Service 415 310 - 605 $0.3 billion
93 - Wilbur-Ellis 403 856 - 1,167 $3.0 billion
94 90 Valley Proteins 402 128 - 1,342 -
95 - Thyssenkrupp North America 399 537 - 793 -
96 100 Dunkin' 397 12 - 450 -
97 91 Bragg Cos. 396 - - 575 -
98 - Orgill Inc. 393 2 - 1,080 $3.0 billion
99 - Matheson Tri-Gas 392 685 - 918 -
100 - Lowe's Companies Inc. 388 3,464 - 462 $89.6 billion
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Business, Logistics, Top 100

McLane Names Chris Smith to Lead Grocery Unit

McLane driver making delivery

McLane Co. Inc. announced Chris Smith joined the company as president of McLane Grocery, a $33 billion business unit that provides supply chain service to more than 70,000 retail locations.

December 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Cares Foundation Tackles Workforce Efforts and More

Chris Spear, John Lex, Darren Hawkins

The Trucking Cares Foundation is exploring ways it can help remedy the extended shortage of truck drivers, technicians and warehouse workers in transportation.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Top 100

Ashley Furniture Affiliate Set to Acquire Wilson Logistics Assets

Ashley Furniture Industries truck

Ashley Furniture Industries affiliate Ashley Pacific Northwest on Nov. 22 entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Wilson Logistics.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Werner, TFI Bolster Operations With Acquisitions

Werner

Werner Enterprises and TFI International completed separate acquisitions Nov. 29 to bolster their operations.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine

Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine

Walmart Inc. is expanding its efforts to offer aerial deliveries to homes, joining with startup DroneUp to begin dropping off items ranging from cans of tuna to children’s thermometers.

Alan Levine and Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

Teamwork Brings US Capitol Christmas Tree Cheer

Capitol Christmas Tree

WASHINGTON — A truckload of holiday cheer has appeared at the U.S. Capitol Building with the arrival of an 84-foot white fir, made possible by committed industry partnerships.

Anneliese Mahoney | Associate Editor
November 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Closes Hong Kong Crew Base Amid Stricter COVID Rules

FedEx Closes Hong Kong Crew Base Amid Stricter COVID Rules

FedEx Corp. is shutting its crew base in Hong Kong, the world’s busiest international cargo hub, and relocating its pilots as the city considers stricter measures on flight crews to curb the spread of COVID.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Brand Owner Heyday Raises $555 Million in Funding Round

Amazon Brand Owner Heyday Raises $555 Million in Funding Round

Heyday, a platform that buys and builds consumer brands that sell on Amazon .com Inc., raised $555 million in a funding round led by Raine Group and Indian tycoon Azim Premji’s investment firm.

Crystal Tse | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2021
Business, Top 100

Walmart Boosts Outlook as Sales Rise Despite Inflation

Walmart Boosts Outlook as Sales Rise Despite Inflation

Walmart Inc. surpassed Wall Street’s expectations and lifted its outlook again, signaling that the retail giant is weathering global supply chain snarls and rising inflation.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2021
Business, Top 100

Tyson Foods’ Earnings Beat Estimates on Soaring Meat Prices

Tyson Foods’ Earnings Beat Estimates on Soaring Meat Prices

Tyson Foods Inc., the top U.S. meat company by sales, reported better-than-expected earnings as surging prices for beef and chicken helped to offset a decline in volumes amid a tight labor market.

Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2021

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