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

Kathleen McCann to Step Down as CEO at United Road

United Road Services carhauler

Kathleen McCann, chairman and CEO of United Road Services, announced that Mark Anderson will take over as CEO next year as she transitions to the role of executive chairman.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 14, 2018
Business, Equipment, Top 100

August Class 8 Orders Spike to a New Record

U.S. Xpress truck

Orders for Class 8 trucks in August shattered the previous record for the month, surpassing 53,000 for the highest tally of the year and for the second consecutive month setting a record in a surprisingly active summer.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Internet of Things Arrives in Intermodal

Intermodal

While intermodal may be playing catch-up in the real-time freight visibility race, the consensus among industry watchers is that the gap is closing — fast. You can thank the Internet of Things revolution and the emergence of “in the cloud” software and database platforms.

September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Survey of Trucking Companies Shows Increased Freight Efficiency

NACFE

The average fuel economy of trucking companies participating in an annual study conducted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency improved 2% on a year-over-year basis, the group announced.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 5, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Kriska Transportation Group Acquires Refrigerated Carrier BTC Express

Kriska Transportation Group truck

Kriska Transportation Group announced the purchase of BTC Express, a refrigerated truckload carrier operating in Canada and the United States.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Tesla Class 8 Prototype Crosses Country, Stops at Ruan

Tesla Semi

Officials at transportation service company Ruan got a chance to see Tesla Inc.’s prototype battery-electric heavy-duty truck, which toured the country recently, stopping at some carriers that have placed orders for the truck that is scheduled for fleet testing in 2019.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

GlobalTranz Completes Another Agent Acquisition

GlobalTranz dispatchers

GlobalTranz Enterprises announced the purchase of SynchOne, the less-than-truckload freight brokerage division of Synchrogistics LLC in Greensboro, N.C., for an undislosed amount.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 28, 2018
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2018 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

2018 Top 100 Private Carriers Map

Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 20, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

2018 Top 100 Private Carrier Rankings: A Disappearing Act and More Mergers

2018 Top 100 Private Carrier Rankings

This year’s edition of Transport Topics’ Top 100 Private Carriers list features a disappearing act — more than one, actually — as well as some big mergers in the offing and some new names.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 20, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Container Farms: A New Type of Agriculture

Forklift picks up container at Freight Farms production facility

Innovators within the produce industry are breaking the boundaries of food production — by growing crops not in fields, but in recycled shipping containers.

Keegan Wiggins | Special to Transport Topics
August 20, 2018

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