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

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 12, 2018
Business, Top 100

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 | Senior Reporter
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
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

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.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
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
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

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...

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

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.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Pitt Ohio Tests Two Mack Anthem Natural Gas Trucks

A Mack Anthem truck

Carrier Pitt Ohio is testing two natural gas-powered Mack Anthem models equipped with Cummins Westport ISX12N engines as it seeks to use alternative fuels to reduce emissions.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Top 100

Marten Turns to WorkHound for Driver Feedback

Marten Transport

Fifty truck drivers who were considering leaving their carrier decided to stay after using an anonymous smartphone-based system designed to improve communication between staff and management.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 31, 2018

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