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, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

The Rise of Amazon Logistics

Stacked Amazon Prime boxes.

Amazon's announcement last month was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before the company reveals plans for a comprehensive logistics network.

Eytan Buchman | Vice President of Marketing at Freightos
August 20, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

Building a Case for True Collaboration

Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer.

Even in today’s technology advanced environment, matching freight with capacity, particu­larly in the spot market, remains a labor-­intensive process.

Noam Frankel | CEO of FreightFriend
August 20, 2018
Safety, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

Examining Sources of Driver Stress

The lifestyle of a truck driver can take a toll on emotional and physical health.

In a 2017 study, researchers asked truck drivers about the profession. Here's what they learned, and how it could impact the future.

Stephanie Thomas | Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Arkansas
August 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, Perspective

Fixing the Final-Mile Delivery Mess

Truck out for delivery in urban area.

Though it seems like every week there's a new startup introduced to the field, last-mile retail delivery is still a mess.

Will Salter | CEO, Paragon Software Systems
August 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Orchestrating the Supply Chain

Flatbed truck carrying lumber.

An increasingly constrained freight market is ratcheting up the pressure on shippers to improve the performance of their supply chains and make better use of the limited hauling capacity of their own private fleets and for-hire carriers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Pennsylvania Borough Could Be New Home for $7.5 Million, 80-Bay Trucking Facility

R+L Carriers truck

JERMYN, Pa. ­— The borough could be the new home of a $7.5 million, 80-bay trucking facility for R+L Carriers.

Frank Wilkes Lesnefsky | The (Scranton, Pa.) Times-Tribune
August 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

July Class 8 Sales Jump Amid Demand for Safety Tech

Freightliner dealer

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July were the second-highest of the year, increasing by more than 33% as they cleared 20,000.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Orchestrating the Supply Chain'

Orchestrating the Supply Chain

What are shippers doing to orchestrate the supply chain? How are they tackling capacity, service, visibility and control? That's the focus of our Aug. 22 LiveOnWeb program, "Orchestrating the Supply Chain." Watch the replay.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Universal Logistics Purchases Southern Counties Express for $65 Million

Universal Logistics truck

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. is expanding its intermodal business, announcing Aug. 10 it is acquiring Compton, Calif.-based Southern Counties Express Inc. for $65 million.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 14, 2018
Business, Top 100

UPS Reaches Tentative Agreement With Airline Mechanics

Teamsters Union

Local union leaders with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters which represents UPS Inc. and UPS freight workers approved on Aug. 9 two separate five-year national contracts. This paves the way for the 250,000 workers, including drivers, loaders, package sorters, dockworkers and operations...

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2018

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