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
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
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 -
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
70 73 Air Products 578 98 339 2,000 $8.9 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 -
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

Universal Expands Drayage Business With Purchase of Specialized Rail Service

Universal

Universal Logistics Holdings expanded its intermodal drayage business in the western United States with the purchase of Specialized Rail Service Inc. for $12.3 million.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 15, 2018
Business, Top 100

Teamsters Ratify Five-Year Contract With UPS

UPS

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has ratified a new five-year contract with UPS Inc. for the company’s estimated 255,000 drivers and other employees who handle small freight.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Set to Acquire 5,000 Robots From Peter Thiel-Backed Startup

XPO logistics robot arm

XPO Logistics Inc. will buy 5,000 warehouse robots from a Singapore startup backed by billionaire Peter Thiel as part of a deal that makes XPO the only logistics provider to use the technology in North America, the U.K. and eight other European countries.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

The Integration Challenge

Man tracking fleets on two monitors

The cloud computing services offered by businesses such as Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft Azure have made integration easier to accomplish. But there's a catch: The task of integrating systems “is never-ending,” technology executives say.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
October 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Accelerates Network Expansion

Old Dominion Freight Lines truck

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced it has upgraded six service centers as it continues to expand its network of 233 locations.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Volvo to Sell Electric Trucks in North America in 2020

Volvo FE

Volvo Trucks announced it would commercialize all-electric trucks in North America in 2020 after introducing them in California next year, a move made in conjunction with a partnership that includes Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District and industry leaders in...

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Logistics Expands Driver Training Program

XPO Logistics truck on city street

XPO Logistics Inc. is joining the growing ranks of trucking and logistical companies offering its employees some kind of educational benefit to combat the nationwide shortage of truck drivers and technicians.The Greenwich, Conn.-based carrier announced on Sept. 25 it is starting “The Drive for...

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 25, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Supply Chain Partners Focus on Efficiency to Improve Capacity

Supply Chain

LONG BEACH, Calif. — High freight levels, decreased productivity and the driver shortage have contributed to tightened capacity, and carriers and intermodal providers said they are focusing on efficiency to meet supply chain demands.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

The Aftertreatment Treatment

P.A.M. Transport truck

Fleets continue to encounter challenges dealing with aftertreatment technologies that are now being refined after major changes in years past. From a maintenance perspective, aftertreatment systems are improving.

September 21, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Owner of Dicom Transportation Group Sells off Canadian Business

Dicom van

General Logistics Systems, a division of Royal Mail in the United Kingdom and a major parcel carrier in Europe as well as regional operator in the United States, is buying the Canadian operations of Montreal-based Dicom Transportation Group for C$360 million from Wind Point Partners.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 14, 2018

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