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
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 -
98 - Orgill Inc. 393 2 - 1,080 $3.0 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
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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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Industry Adjusts to ELD Mandate as Focus on HOS Compliance Sharpens

ELD

The U.S. trucking industry is continuing to adjust to the federal electronic logging device mandate that took effect late last year.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 13, 2018
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.

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 | Associate News Editor
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.

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...

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.

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.

June 1, 2018

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