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
81 81 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 519 - - 1,453 $64.4 billion
97 91 Bragg Cos. 396 - - 575 -
83 83 Ace Hardware Corp. 500 - - 1,400 $7.8 billion
36 37 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 1,064 - - 876 -
53 57 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
39 35 Albertsons Cos. 948 - - 3,309 $69.7 billion
88 94 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451 - - 4,543 -
59 53 Plains All American Pipeline 680 - - 840 $23.3 billion
65 69 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 1 - 1,195 $1.7 billion
85 88 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
43 43 Sherwin-Williams Co. 861 1 - 2,119 $18.4 billion
98 - Orgill Inc. 393 2 - 1,080 $3.0 billion
79 86 SpartanNash 538 4 - 1,225 $9.3 billion
23 22 The Quikrete Cos. 1,348 5 - 2,051 -
19 20 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,548 6 - 4,701 $26.5 billion
87 98 Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. 456 8 - 1,543 -
74 77 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
75 85 Foster Farms 566 9 - 1,202 -
18 17 DOT Foods 1,568 10 40 2,645 -
78 78 Ecology Auto Parts 543 12 - 659 -
96 100 Dunkin' 397 12 - 450 -
58 64 Publix Super Markets 689 13 - 3,840 $44.9 billion
40 39 The Kroger Co. 943 15 - 14,078 $132.5 billion
15 14 Gordon Food Service 1,875 16 - 2,695 $14.0 billion
38 38 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $139.5 billion
3 3 Walmart Inc. 7,400 25 - 58,826 $559.2 billion
76 80 Sanderson Farms 556 26 - 664 $3.6 billion
24 23 Pilot Co. 1,341 28 - 1,688 -
72 73 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 574 28 - 758 -
86 96 Bunzl Distribution USA 457 32 - 864 -
28 28 ProPetro Holding Corp. 1,156 32 - 1,662 $0.8 billion
45 45 BlueLinx Holdings 836 44 - 848 $3.1 billion
9 11 Tyson Foods 2,594 46 - 5,024 $43.2 billion
91 82 Domino's Pizza 419 48 - 587 $4.1 billion
60 65 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 - 1,026 $6.3 billion
51 60 Shaw Industries Group 750 55 - 3,000 -
48 47 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $8.2 billion
49 21 Univar Solutions 769 65 - 2,047 $6.6 billion
33 31 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,094 73 - 1,348 -
34 33 FTS International 1,083 74 - 1,343 $0.3 billion
63 63 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 644 77 - 909 -
26 36 Ashley Furniture Industries 1,215 78 6 4,040 -
84 93 Columbia Distributing 478 95 - 585 -
70 73 Air Products 578 98 339 2,000 $8.9 billion
35 46 Energy Transfer Partners 1,075 101 - 1,289 $39.0 billion
56 55 Shamrock Foods Co. 696 107 - 1,028 -
8 8 McLane Co. 3,852 109 31 5,833 $46.8 billion
94 90 Valley Proteins 402 128 - 1,342 -
77 70 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 553 136 - 722 -
32 32 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,099 137 - 1,315 $17.0 billion
50 61 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 759 148 - 800 $15.6 billion
68 68 Mohawk Industries 595 156 - 2,544 $9.6 billion
82 95 The H.T. Hackney Co. 505 191 - 740 -
52 56 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 - 1,067 $0.5 billion
61 51 Messer Americas 657 228 261 2,066 -
64 79 SE Independent Delivery Services 637 250 - 2,155 -
55 - WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. 707 274 - 1,272 $1.4 billion
44 44 Swire Coca-Cola USA 853 278 - 1,172 $2.3 billion
30 24 Cudd Energy Services 1,126 291 - 1,399 -
92 62 Nine Energy Service 415 310 - 605 $0.3 billion
66 87 Costco Wholesale Corp. 611 320 - 4,725 $163.2 billion
37 49 Medline Inc. 973 348 - 1,279 $13.9 billion
13 9 Schlumberger Limited 2,101 363 - 5,582 $23.6 billion
73 76 Herc Rentals 572 369 - 685 $1.8 billion
5 5 US Foods 5,426 375 - 7,096 $22.9 billion
11 10 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,436 424 - 3,373 $1.2 billion
57 54 Brenntag North America 691 474 - 2,158 $4.8 billion
7 7 Performance Food Group 4,767 508 - 6,091 $25.1 billion
90 92 Key Energy Services 430 533 - 503 -
95 - Thyssenkrupp North America 399 537 - 793 -
16 19 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,595 554 - 1,854 -
42 42 Maxim Crane Works 882 641 - 1,818 -
12 13 Basic Energy Services 2,218 642 - 1,880 $0.4 billion
99 - Matheson Tri-Gas 392 685 - 918 -
46 48 Darling Ingredients 820 710 245 4,340 $3.6 billion
29 29 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,149 724 - 4,577 $51.8 billion
6 6 Reyes Holdings 5,104 826 1,249 6,846 $29.0 billion
93 - Wilbur-Ellis 403 856 - 1,167 $3.0 billion
70 - KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc. 578 993 - 1,061 $0.3 billion
80 34 Builders FirstSource 520 1,267 - 1,312 $8.6 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $52.9 billion
89 26 Linde 450 1,423 - 1,893 $10.5 billion
31 58 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,120 1,649 318 3,671 -
41 40 CRH Americas 930 1,745 - 2,338 $11.3 billion
10 25 Helena Agri-Enterprises 2,552 1,792 - 2,670 -
69 71 Beacon Roofing Supply 579 1,837 - 1,232 $6.9 billion
21 15 CHS Inc. 1,534 1,868 - 5,746 $28.4 billion
62 72 MDU Resources Group 651 2,009 - 2,095 $5.5 billion
54 59 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721 2,189 - 820 -
4 4 Halliburton Co. 5,677 2,793 - 11,136 $14.4 billion
46 52 ABC Supply Co. 820 3,050 - 1,150 $12.1 billion
100 - Lowe's Companies Inc. 388 3,464 - 462 $89.6 billion
20 16 Sunbelt Rentals 1,537 3,517 - 1,507 $5.4 billion
25 27 Cemex USA 1,229 3,597 - 2,257 $6.8 billion
14 12 United Rentals 2,047 3,730 - 2,361 $8.5 billion
17 18 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,586 3,858 - 2,203 $23.4 billion
67 67 Stericycle Inc. 603 4,186 - 2,555 $2.7 billion
27 30 Clean Harbors 1,172 4,444 - 3,915 $3.1 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
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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 | Associate News Editor
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.

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.

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.

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
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

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