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 Salessort descending
16 19 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,595 554 - 1,854 -
64 79 SE Independent Delivery Services 637 250 - 2,155 -
96 100 Dunkin' 397 12 - 450 -
33 31 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,094 73 - 1,348 -
97 91 Bragg Cos. 396 - - 575 -
18 17 DOT Foods 1,568 10 40 2,645 -
82 95 The H.T. Hackney Co. 505 191 - 740 -
51 60 Shaw Industries Group 750 55 - 3,000 -
99 - Matheson Tri-Gas 392 685 - 918 -
36 37 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 1,064 - - 876 -
84 93 Columbia Distributing 478 95 - 585 -
53 57 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
54 59 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721 2,189 - 820 -
86 96 Bunzl Distribution USA 457 32 - 864 -
23 22 The Quikrete Cos. 1,348 5 - 2,051 -
87 98 Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. 456 8 - 1,543 -
24 23 Pilot Co. 1,341 28 - 1,688 -
56 55 Shamrock Foods Co. 696 107 - 1,028 -
72 73 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 574 28 - 758 -
88 94 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451 - - 4,543 -
10 25 Helena Agri-Enterprises 2,552 1,792 - 2,670 -
26 36 Ashley Furniture Industries 1,215 78 6 4,040 -
42 42 Maxim Crane Works 882 641 - 1,818 -
74 77 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
90 92 Key Energy Services 430 533 - 503 -
75 85 Foster Farms 566 9 - 1,202 -
61 51 Messer Americas 657 228 261 2,066 -
77 70 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 553 136 - 722 -
30 24 Cudd Energy Services 1,126 291 - 1,399 -
78 78 Ecology Auto Parts 543 12 - 659 -
94 90 Valley Proteins 402 128 - 1,342 -
31 58 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,120 1,649 318 3,671 -
63 63 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 644 77 - 909 -
95 - Thyssenkrupp North America 399 537 - 793 -
34 33 FTS International 1,083 74 - 1,343 $0.3 billion
70 - KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc. 578 993 - 1,061 $0.3 billion
92 62 Nine Energy Service 415 310 - 605 $0.3 billion
12 13 Basic Energy Services 2,218 642 - 1,880 $0.4 billion
52 56 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 - 1,067 $0.5 billion
28 28 ProPetro Holding Corp. 1,156 32 - 1,662 $0.8 billion
11 10 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,436 424 - 3,373 $1.2 billion
55 - WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. 707 274 - 1,272 $1.4 billion
65 69 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 1 - 1,195 $1.7 billion
73 76 Herc Rentals 572 369 - 685 $1.8 billion
44 44 Swire Coca-Cola USA 853 278 - 1,172 $2.3 billion
67 67 Stericycle Inc. 603 4,186 - 2,555 $2.7 billion
98 - Orgill Inc. 393 2 - 1,080 $3.0 billion
93 - Wilbur-Ellis 403 856 - 1,167 $3.0 billion
27 30 Clean Harbors 1,172 4,444 - 3,915 $3.1 billion
45 45 BlueLinx Holdings 836 44 - 848 $3.1 billion
76 80 Sanderson Farms 556 26 - 664 $3.6 billion
46 48 Darling Ingredients 820 710 245 4,340 $3.6 billion
91 82 Domino's Pizza 419 48 - 587 $4.1 billion
57 54 Brenntag North America 691 474 - 2,158 $4.8 billion
85 88 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
20 16 Sunbelt Rentals 1,537 3,517 - 1,507 $5.4 billion
62 72 MDU Resources Group 651 2,009 - 2,095 $5.5 billion
60 65 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 - 1,026 $6.3 billion
49 21 Univar Solutions 769 65 - 2,047 $6.6 billion
25 27 Cemex USA 1,229 3,597 - 2,257 $6.8 billion
69 71 Beacon Roofing Supply 579 1,837 - 1,232 $6.9 billion
83 83 Ace Hardware Corp. 500 - - 1,400 $7.8 billion
48 47 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $8.2 billion
14 12 United Rentals 2,047 3,730 - 2,361 $8.5 billion
80 34 Builders FirstSource 520 1,267 - 1,312 $8.6 billion
70 73 Air Products 578 98 339 2,000 $8.9 billion
79 86 SpartanNash 538 4 - 1,225 $9.3 billion
68 68 Mohawk Industries 595 156 - 2,544 $9.6 billion
89 26 Linde 450 1,423 - 1,893 $10.5 billion
41 40 CRH Americas 930 1,745 - 2,338 $11.3 billion
46 52 ABC Supply Co. 820 3,050 - 1,150 $12.1 billion
37 49 Medline Inc. 973 348 - 1,279 $13.9 billion
15 14 Gordon Food Service 1,875 16 - 2,695 $14.0 billion
4 4 Halliburton Co. 5,677 2,793 - 11,136 $14.4 billion
50 61 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 759 148 - 800 $15.6 billion
32 32 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,099 137 - 1,315 $17.0 billion
43 43 Sherwin-Williams Co. 861 1 - 2,119 $18.4 billion
5 5 US Foods 5,426 375 - 7,096 $22.9 billion
59 53 Plains All American Pipeline 680 - - 840 $23.3 billion
17 18 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,586 3,858 - 2,203 $23.4 billion
13 9 Schlumberger Limited 2,101 363 - 5,582 $23.6 billion
7 7 Performance Food Group 4,767 508 - 6,091 $25.1 billion
19 20 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,548 6 - 4,701 $26.5 billion
21 15 CHS Inc. 1,534 1,868 - 5,746 $28.4 billion
6 6 Reyes Holdings 5,104 826 1,249 6,846 $29.0 billion
35 46 Energy Transfer Partners 1,075 101 - 1,289 $39.0 billion
9 11 Tyson Foods 2,594 46 - 5,024 $43.2 billion
58 64 Publix Super Markets 689 13 - 3,840 $44.9 billion
8 8 McLane Co. 3,852 109 31 5,833 $46.8 billion
29 29 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,149 724 - 4,577 $51.8 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $52.9 billion
81 81 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 519 - - 1,453 $64.4 billion
39 35 Albertsons Cos. 948 - - 3,309 $69.7 billion
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 10,870 4,658 16,137 19,430 $70.4 billion
100 - Lowe's Companies Inc. 388 3,464 - 462 $89.6 billion
40 39 The Kroger Co. 943 15 - 14,078 $132.5 billion
38 38 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $139.5 billion
66 87 Costco Wholesale Corp. 611 320 - 4,725 $163.2 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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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Central Freight Lines Shuts Down After Nearly a Century in Business

Central Freight Lines truck

Central Freight Lines is ceasing operations after nearly a century in business, according to reports Dec. 11.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Announces General Rate Increase

Forward Air

Forward Air Corp. announced a general rate increase of 7.9%, applicable to rates established under existing tariffs effective Feb. 1.

December 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Enterprises Integrates With Decisiv to Expand Repair Network

Werner

Werner Enterprises is integrating Decisiv into its application programming interface to expand its repair network, the company announced Dec. 2.

December 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Knight-Swift Transportation Purchases RAC MME Holdings

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings announced Dec. 6 that it acquired RAC MME Holdings and its subsidiaries from Red Arts Capital for $150 million in cash.

December 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Better Planning, Equipment Maintenance Are Key to Improved Loading Dock Efficiency

Averitt warehouse

In a time when supply chain issues have reached critical mass, trucking and warehouse companies, as well as dock equipment managers, have been searching for solutions for better efficiency.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
December 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

McLane Names Chris Smith to Lead Grocery Unit

McLane driver making delivery

McLane Co. Inc. announced Chris Smith joined the company as president of McLane Grocery, a $33 billion business unit that provides supply chain service to more than 70,000 retail locations.

December 3, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Cares Foundation Tackles Workforce Efforts and More

Chris Spear, John Lex, Darren Hawkins

The Trucking Cares Foundation is exploring ways it can help remedy the extended shortage of truck drivers, technicians and warehouse workers in transportation.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Top 100

Ashley Furniture Affiliate Set to Acquire Wilson Logistics Assets

Ashley Furniture Industries truck

Ashley Furniture Industries affiliate Ashley Pacific Northwest on Nov. 22 entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Wilson Logistics.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Werner, TFI Bolster Operations With Acquisitions

Werner

Werner Enterprises and TFI International completed separate acquisitions Nov. 29 to bolster their operations.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine

Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine

Walmart Inc. is expanding its efforts to offer aerial deliveries to homes, joining with startup DroneUp to begin dropping off items ranging from cans of tuna to children’s thermometers.

Alan Levine and Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2021

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