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

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CFI marked seven decades in business Oct. 1 and held a ceremony the week prior to commemorate the anniversary at its headquarters in Joplin, Mo.

October 15, 2021
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Crunch Time at Southern California Ports as Black Friday Nears

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One day after announcing the Port of Los Angeles will begin operating 24/7, port officials said they were working feverishly to get ready for what promises to be a busy stretch.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Port of L.A. to Shift to 24/7 Operations

President Joe Biden speaks about addressing the supply chain problem

Some of the nation’s largest carriers and the operators of the country’s busiest port are joining a White House effort to ease crippling bottlenecks that are vexing supply chains through expanded service offerings that include, in some cases, 24/7 operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 13, 2021
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UPS, FedEx, USPS Set Holiday Shipping Dates

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Though it’s not yet Halloween, delivery companies UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service have released their recommended deadlines to ship packages in time for the holidays.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2021
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UPS, FedEx, Walmart Hunting for Holiday Staffing

UPS, FedEx and Walmart trucks along with a Christmas tree display

NEW YORK — All employers want for Christmas is some holiday help. But they might not get their wish. Companies like UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Walmart Inc. that typically hire thousands of seasonal workers are heading into the holidays during one of the tightest job markets in decades, making it...

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
October 12, 2021
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Walmart Stokes Hiring Rush With Plan to Add 150,000 Jobs

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Walmart Inc. is expanding its hiring push with plans to recruit 150,000 store employees, adding to U.S. employers’ search for new workers as the busy holiday season approaches.

September 29, 2021
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Ryder Partners With Embark to Open Autonomous Truck Transfer Points

Ryder technician with Embark truck

Ryder System and Embark Trucks are launching a nationwide network of transfer points that will be used to transition shipments from driverless longhaul trucks to driver-enabled last-mile trucks, the companies said Sept. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2021
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NACFE Finds Many Fleets Could Run Electric Trucks Now

Run on Less — Electric logo

Fleets in four market segments could switch to battery-electric vehicles right now, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency concluded after its recent Run on Less — Electric event.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 23, 2021
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Spec’ing Means Choosing What’s Best for Your Application, Experts Say

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CLEVELAND — Spec’ing a new truck means you’ll need to consider options, metrics and features in light of your own needs, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2021

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