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 Trailerssort descending Annual Sales
96 100 Dunkin' 397 12 - 450 -
100 - Lowe's Companies Inc. 388 3,464 - 462 $89.6 billion
90 92 Key Energy Services 430 533 - 503 -
97 91 Bragg Cos. 396 - - 575 -
84 93 Columbia Distributing 478 95 - 585 -
91 82 Domino's Pizza 419 48 - 587 $4.1 billion
92 62 Nine Energy Service 415 310 - 605 $0.3 billion
78 78 Ecology Auto Parts 543 12 - 659 -
76 80 Sanderson Farms 556 26 - 664 $3.6 billion
73 76 Herc Rentals 572 369 - 685 $1.8 billion
77 70 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 553 136 - 722 -
82 95 The H.T. Hackney Co. 505 191 - 740 -
72 73 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 574 28 - 758 -
95 - Thyssenkrupp North America 399 537 - 793 -
85 88 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
50 61 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 759 148 - 800 $15.6 billion
54 59 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721 2,189 - 820 -
59 53 Plains All American Pipeline 680 - - 840 $23.3 billion
45 45 BlueLinx Holdings 836 44 - 848 $3.1 billion
86 96 Bunzl Distribution USA 457 32 - 864 -
36 37 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 1,064 - - 876 -
63 63 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 644 77 - 909 -
99 - Matheson Tri-Gas 392 685 - 918 -
60 65 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 - 1,026 $6.3 billion
56 55 Shamrock Foods Co. 696 107 - 1,028 -
48 47 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $8.2 billion
70 - KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc. 578 993 - 1,061 $0.3 billion
52 56 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 - 1,067 $0.5 billion
98 - Orgill Inc. 393 2 - 1,080 $3.0 billion
46 52 ABC Supply Co. 820 3,050 - 1,150 $12.1 billion
93 - Wilbur-Ellis 403 856 - 1,167 $3.0 billion
44 44 Swire Coca-Cola USA 853 278 - 1,172 $2.3 billion
65 69 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 1 - 1,195 $1.7 billion
75 85 Foster Farms 566 9 - 1,202 -
79 86 SpartanNash 538 4 - 1,225 $9.3 billion
69 71 Beacon Roofing Supply 579 1,837 - 1,232 $6.9 billion
55 - WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. 707 274 - 1,272 $1.4 billion
37 49 Medline Inc. 973 348 - 1,279 $13.9 billion
35 46 Energy Transfer Partners 1,075 101 - 1,289 $39.0 billion
80 34 Builders FirstSource 520 1,267 - 1,312 $8.6 billion
32 32 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,099 137 - 1,315 $17.0 billion
53 57 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
94 90 Valley Proteins 402 128 - 1,342 -
34 33 FTS International 1,083 74 - 1,343 $0.3 billion
33 31 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,094 73 - 1,348 -
30 24 Cudd Energy Services 1,126 291 - 1,399 -
83 83 Ace Hardware Corp. 500 - - 1,400 $7.8 billion
81 81 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 519 - - 1,453 $64.4 billion
20 16 Sunbelt Rentals 1,537 3,517 - 1,507 $5.4 billion
87 98 Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. 456 8 - 1,543 -
28 28 ProPetro Holding Corp. 1,156 32 - 1,662 $0.8 billion
24 23 Pilot Co. 1,341 28 - 1,688 -
42 42 Maxim Crane Works 882 641 - 1,818 -
16 19 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,595 554 - 1,854 -
12 13 Basic Energy Services 2,218 642 - 1,880 $0.4 billion
89 26 Linde 450 1,423 - 1,893 $10.5 billion
70 73 Air Products 578 98 339 2,000 $8.9 billion
49 21 Univar Solutions 769 65 - 2,047 $6.6 billion
23 22 The Quikrete Cos. 1,348 5 - 2,051 -
61 51 Messer Americas 657 228 261 2,066 -
62 72 MDU Resources Group 651 2,009 - 2,095 $5.5 billion
43 43 Sherwin-Williams Co. 861 1 - 2,119 $18.4 billion
64 79 SE Independent Delivery Services 637 250 - 2,155 -
57 54 Brenntag North America 691 474 - 2,158 $4.8 billion
17 18 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,586 3,858 - 2,203 $23.4 billion
25 27 Cemex USA 1,229 3,597 - 2,257 $6.8 billion
41 40 CRH Americas 930 1,745 - 2,338 $11.3 billion
14 12 United Rentals 2,047 3,730 - 2,361 $8.5 billion
68 68 Mohawk Industries 595 156 - 2,544 $9.6 billion
67 67 Stericycle Inc. 603 4,186 - 2,555 $2.7 billion
38 38 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $139.5 billion
18 17 DOT Foods 1,568 10 40 2,645 -
10 25 Helena Agri-Enterprises 2,552 1,792 - 2,670 -
15 14 Gordon Food Service 1,875 16 - 2,695 $14.0 billion
51 60 Shaw Industries Group 750 55 - 3,000 -
74 77 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
39 35 Albertsons Cos. 948 - - 3,309 $69.7 billion
11 10 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,436 424 - 3,373 $1.2 billion
31 58 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,120 1,649 318 3,671 -
58 64 Publix Super Markets 689 13 - 3,840 $44.9 billion
27 30 Clean Harbors 1,172 4,444 - 3,915 $3.1 billion
26 36 Ashley Furniture Industries 1,215 78 6 4,040 -
46 48 Darling Ingredients 820 710 245 4,340 $3.6 billion
88 94 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451 - - 4,543 -
29 29 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,149 724 - 4,577 $51.8 billion
19 20 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,548 6 - 4,701 $26.5 billion
66 87 Costco Wholesale Corp. 611 320 - 4,725 $163.2 billion
9 11 Tyson Foods 2,594 46 - 5,024 $43.2 billion
13 9 Schlumberger Limited 2,101 363 - 5,582 $23.6 billion
21 15 CHS Inc. 1,534 1,868 - 5,746 $28.4 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
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $52.9 billion
4 4 Halliburton Co. 5,677 2,793 - 11,136 $14.4 billion
40 39 The Kroger Co. 943 15 - 14,078 $132.5 billion
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 10,870 4,658 16,137 19,430 $70.4 billion
22 - Amazon.com Inc. 1,395 12,373 - 37,390 $386.1 billion
3 3 Walmart Inc. 7,400 25 - 58,826 $559.2 billion
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Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Nikola, PGT Trucking Collaborate on FCEVs

Nikola-PGT

Nikola Corp. announced a collaboration with PGT Trucking Inc. that includes a letter of intent from the flatbed carrier to lease 100 Nikola Tre heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles following the satisfactory completion of a Nikola Tre FCEV demonstration program.

October 15, 2021
Business, Top 100

CFI Celebrates 70 Years in Business

CFI

CFI marked seven decades in business Oct. 1 and held a ceremony the week prior to commemorate the anniversary at its headquarters in Joplin, Mo.

October 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Crunch Time at Southern California Ports as Black Friday Nears

Gene Seroka

One day after announcing the Port of Los Angeles will begin operating 24/7, port officials said they were working feverishly to get ready for what promises to be a busy stretch.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Port of L.A. to Shift to 24/7 Operations

President Joe Biden speaks about addressing the supply chain problem

Some of the nation’s largest carriers and the operators of the country’s busiest port are joining a White House effort to ease crippling bottlenecks that are vexing supply chains through expanded service offerings that include, in some cases, 24/7 operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 13, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

UPS, FedEx, USPS Set Holiday Shipping Dates

December 2021 calendar

Though it’s not yet Halloween, delivery companies UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service have released their recommended deadlines to ship packages in time for the holidays.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, FedEx, Walmart Hunting for Holiday Staffing

UPS, FedEx and Walmart trucks along with a Christmas tree display

NEW YORK — All employers want for Christmas is some holiday help. But they might not get their wish. Companies like UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Walmart Inc. that typically hire thousands of seasonal workers are heading into the holidays during one of the tightest job markets in decades, making it...

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
October 12, 2021
Business, Top 100

Walmart Stokes Hiring Rush With Plan to Add 150,000 Jobs

Shoppers walk in front of a Walmart store in San Leandro, Calif.

Walmart Inc. is expanding its hiring push with plans to recruit 150,000 store employees, adding to U.S. employers’ search for new workers as the busy holiday season approaches.

September 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Ryder Partners With Embark to Open Autonomous Truck Transfer Points

Ryder technician with Embark truck

Ryder System and Embark Trucks are launching a nationwide network of transfer points that will be used to transition shipments from driverless longhaul trucks to driver-enabled last-mile trucks, the companies said Sept. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Finds Many Fleets Could Run Electric Trucks Now

Run on Less — Electric logo

Fleets in four market segments could switch to battery-electric vehicles right now, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency concluded after its recent Run on Less — Electric event.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 23, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Spec’ing Means Choosing What’s Best for Your Application, Experts Say

TMC

CLEVELAND — Spec’ing a new truck means you’ll need to consider options, metrics and features in light of your own needs, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2021

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