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 Yearsort descending Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Sales
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
93 - Wilbur-Ellis 403 856 - 1,167 $3.0 billion
95 - Thyssenkrupp North America 399 537 - 793 -
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
22 - Amazon.com Inc. 1,395 12,373 - 37,390 $386.1 billion
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
13 9 Schlumberger Limited 2,101 363 - 5,582 $23.6 billion
11 10 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,436 424 - 3,373 $1.2 billion
9 11 Tyson Foods 2,594 46 - 5,024 $43.2 billion
14 12 United Rentals 2,047 3,730 - 2,361 $8.5 billion
12 13 Basic Energy Services 2,218 642 - 1,880 $0.4 billion
15 14 Gordon Food Service 1,875 16 - 2,695 $14.0 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
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 -
19 20 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,548 6 - 4,701 $26.5 billion
49 21 Univar Solutions 769 65 - 2,047 $6.6 billion
23 22 The Quikrete Cos. 1,348 5 - 2,051 -
24 23 Pilot Co. 1,341 28 - 1,688 -
30 24 Cudd Energy Services 1,126 291 - 1,399 -
10 25 Helena Agri-Enterprises 2,552 1,792 - 2,670 -
89 26 Linde 450 1,423 - 1,893 $10.5 billion
25 27 Cemex USA 1,229 3,597 - 2,257 $6.8 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
27 30 Clean Harbors 1,172 4,444 - 3,915 $3.1 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
34 33 FTS International 1,083 74 - 1,343 $0.3 billion
80 34 Builders FirstSource 520 1,267 - 1,312 $8.6 billion
39 35 Albertsons Cos. 948 - - 3,309 $69.7 billion
26 36 Ashley Furniture Industries 1,215 78 6 4,040 -
36 37 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 1,064 - - 876 -
38 38 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $139.5 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
35 46 Energy Transfer Partners 1,075 101 - 1,289 $39.0 billion
48 47 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $8.2 billion
46 48 Darling Ingredients 820 710 245 4,340 $3.6 billion
37 49 Medline Inc. 973 348 - 1,279 $13.9 billion
61 51 Messer Americas 657 228 261 2,066 -
46 52 ABC Supply Co. 820 3,050 - 1,150 $12.1 billion
59 53 Plains All American Pipeline 680 - - 840 $23.3 billion
57 54 Brenntag North America 691 474 - 2,158 $4.8 billion
56 55 Shamrock Foods Co. 696 107 - 1,028 -
52 56 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 - 1,067 $0.5 billion
53 57 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
31 58 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,120 1,649 318 3,671 -
54 59 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721 2,189 - 820 -
51 60 Shaw Industries Group 750 55 - 3,000 -
50 61 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 759 148 - 800 $15.6 billion
92 62 Nine Energy Service 415 310 - 605 $0.3 billion
63 63 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 644 77 - 909 -
58 64 Publix Super Markets 689 13 - 3,840 $44.9 billion
60 65 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 - 1,026 $6.3 billion
67 67 Stericycle Inc. 603 4,186 - 2,555 $2.7 billion
68 68 Mohawk Industries 595 156 - 2,544 $9.6 billion
65 69 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 1 - 1,195 $1.7 billion
77 70 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 553 136 - 722 -
69 71 Beacon Roofing Supply 579 1,837 - 1,232 $6.9 billion
62 72 MDU Resources Group 651 2,009 - 2,095 $5.5 billion
72 73 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 574 28 - 758 -
70 73 Air Products 578 98 339 2,000 $8.9 billion
73 76 Herc Rentals 572 369 - 685 $1.8 billion
74 77 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
78 78 Ecology Auto Parts 543 12 - 659 -
64 79 SE Independent Delivery Services 637 250 - 2,155 -
76 80 Sanderson Farms 556 26 - 664 $3.6 billion
81 81 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 519 - - 1,453 $64.4 billion
91 82 Domino's Pizza 419 48 - 587 $4.1 billion
83 83 Ace Hardware Corp. 500 - - 1,400 $7.8 billion
75 85 Foster Farms 566 9 - 1,202 -
79 86 SpartanNash 538 4 - 1,225 $9.3 billion
66 87 Costco Wholesale Corp. 611 320 - 4,725 $163.2 billion
85 88 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
94 90 Valley Proteins 402 128 - 1,342 -
97 91 Bragg Cos. 396 - - 575 -
90 92 Key Energy Services 430 533 - 503 -
84 93 Columbia Distributing 478 95 - 585 -
88 94 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451 - - 4,543 -
82 95 The H.T. Hackney Co. 505 191 - 740 -
86 96 Bunzl Distribution USA 457 32 - 864 -
87 98 Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. 456 8 - 1,543 -
96 100 Dunkin' 397 12 - 450 -
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Werner Reports Revenue, Earnings Growth for Q3

Werner Enterprises truck

Werner Enterprises achieved record third-quarter earnings per share despite supply chain and labor woes, the company reported Oct. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2021
Business, Top 100

Universal Posts Higher Revenue, Lower Profit in Q3

Universal Logistics truck

Universal Logistics Holdings posted higher revenue, but earnings declined during the third quarter, the carrier reported Oct. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2021
Business, Top 100

USA Truck Reports Revenue, Earnings Growth in Q3

USA Truck truck

USA Truck’s revenue and earnings improved during the third quarter, the company reported Oct. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2021
Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Rise in Q3 Net Income

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. saw revenue and net income growth during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Oct. 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Schneider Reports 147% Jump in Earnings for Q3

Schneider truck

Schneider National saw third-quarter earnings surge 147% from last year, using its “scaled and diversified platform” to deliver solutions, the carrier reported Oct. 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

September Shatters Already High Used Class 8 Prices

Used

In a market growing even hotter in September, the average price for a used Class 8 and for a 3-year-old Class 8 set records, blowing past those set a month earlier. The average price for an 8-year-old heavy-duty used truck even took an unexpected and dramatic leap higher, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Ryder Reports Strong Q3, Beats Expectations

Ryder

Vehicle leasing and rental company Ryder System Inc. reported strong third-quarter earnings on Oct. 27, exceeding Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 27, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Posts Record Quarterly Profits, Revenue

ODFL

Old Dominion Freight Line posted large third-quarter increases in profits and revenue as it took advantage of tight freight capacity and focused on transitioning to more profitable accounts.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 100

Current Driver-Assist Tech Effective, Experts Say

Panel Members

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Driver-assist technologies that are already widely available on the commercial truck market have demonstrated that they can prevent crashes, save lives and reduce litigation-related costs, a group of industry experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2021
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

ATA Recognizes Trucking Industry Works With Awards Luncheon

View of the floor at ATA's 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition presented Robert Low, president and founder of Prime Inc., with the 2021 Cathy Evans Highway to Victory award.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2021

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