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

Ryder Expands Truck-Sharing Platform to South Florida

Coop open on cellphone

Ryder System Inc. announced it has expanded its digital truck-sharing platform, Coop by Ryder, to South Florida.

January 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expands Keyless Apartment-Building Entry That Started in NYC

UPS Worker

United Parcel Service Inc. is expanding a keyless-entry system for package deliveries at apartment buildings after a successful test in New York and San Francisco.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

Oaktree Capital Invests $450 Million in Rail Transportation Firm Watco

Watco mechanical repair shop in Neodesha, Kan.

Oaktree Capital Management is investing $450 million and forming a strategic partnership with Watco Cos., a privately owned company that provides a broad range of rail transportation services in North America and Australia.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
January 16, 2019
Business, Top 100

YRC Worldwide Provides Mixed Initial Look at 4Q Earnings

YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a holding company for less-than-truckload carriers, in its initial look at fourth-quarter results forecast flat operating revenue with operating income possibly coming in more than twice as high as a year earlier.

January 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shareholders Offered Option of Buying More Stock as Roadrunner Seeks to Recapitalize Its Business

Roadrunner truck at loading dock

Shareholders of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, who have seen the value of their holdings plummet following a finance scandal that led to the dismissal of several top executives more than a year ago, are being given a chance to buy more stock — 900 million shares to be exact — at 50 cents a...

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Moves Aggressively Into Final-Mile Sector With Purchase

J.B. Hunt

In an effort to strengthen its position in the growing final-mile trucking sector, J.B. Hunt on Jan. 8 announced it is purchasing Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 9, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters Exchange Contract Proposals with YRC, Holland and New Penn

YRC Freight truck

After working for eight years under a series of contract extensions, less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and its two regional operations have opened contract negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019

Nussbaum Transportation truck

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected to remain strong in 2019 but undergo a bit of a cool-down, economists say.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 7, 2019
Business, Top 100

Saia Names Frederick Holzgrefe III President, COO

Saia

Saia Inc., a multiregional LTL, nonasset truckload, expedited and logistics services provider, announced it has named Frederick J. Holzgrefe III as its new president and chief operating officer effectively immediately, according to a Jan. 4 press release. Additionally, he has joined the board of...

January 7, 2019

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