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 Yearsort descending Rank Last Year Company Tractors Trucks Pickups/ Cargo Vans Trailers Annual Sales
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 10,870 4,658 16,137 19,430 $70.4 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $52.9 billion
3 3 Walmart Inc. 7,400 25 - 58,826 $559.2 billion
4 4 Halliburton Co. 5,677 2,793 - 11,136 $14.4 billion
5 5 US Foods 5,426 375 - 7,096 $22.9 billion
6 6 Reyes Holdings 5,104 826 1,249 6,846 $29.0 billion
7 7 Performance Food Group 4,767 508 - 6,091 $25.1 billion
8 8 McLane Co. 3,852 109 31 5,833 $46.8 billion
9 11 Tyson Foods 2,594 46 - 5,024 $43.2 billion
10 25 Helena Agri-Enterprises 2,552 1,792 - 2,670 -
11 10 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,436 424 - 3,373 $1.2 billion
12 13 Basic Energy Services 2,218 642 - 1,880 $0.4 billion
13 9 Schlumberger Limited 2,101 363 - 5,582 $23.6 billion
14 12 United Rentals 2,047 3,730 - 2,361 $8.5 billion
15 14 Gordon Food Service 1,875 16 - 2,695 $14.0 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 -
19 20 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,548 6 - 4,701 $26.5 billion
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
22 - Amazon.com Inc. 1,395 12,373 - 37,390 $386.1 billion
23 22 The Quikrete Cos. 1,348 5 - 2,051 -
24 23 Pilot Co. 1,341 28 - 1,688 -
25 27 Cemex USA 1,229 3,597 - 2,257 $6.8 billion
26 36 Ashley Furniture Industries 1,215 78 6 4,040 -
27 30 Clean Harbors 1,172 4,444 - 3,915 $3.1 billion
28 28 ProPetro Holding Corp. 1,156 32 - 1,662 $0.8 billion
29 29 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,149 724 - 4,577 $51.8 billion
30 24 Cudd Energy Services 1,126 291 - 1,399 -
31 58 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,120 1,649 318 3,671 -
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 -
34 33 FTS International 1,083 74 - 1,343 $0.3 billion
35 46 Energy Transfer Partners 1,075 101 - 1,289 $39.0 billion
36 37 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 1,064 - - 876 -
37 49 Medline Inc. 973 348 - 1,279 $13.9 billion
38 38 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $139.5 billion
39 35 Albertsons Cos. 948 - - 3,309 $69.7 billion
40 39 The Kroger Co. 943 15 - 14,078 $132.5 billion
41 40 CRH Americas 930 1,745 - 2,338 $11.3 billion
42 42 Maxim Crane Works 882 641 - 1,818 -
43 43 Sherwin-Williams Co. 861 1 - 2,119 $18.4 billion
44 44 Swire Coca-Cola USA 853 278 - 1,172 $2.3 billion
45 45 BlueLinx Holdings 836 44 - 848 $3.1 billion
46 52 ABC Supply Co. 820 3,050 - 1,150 $12.1 billion
46 48 Darling Ingredients 820 710 245 4,340 $3.6 billion
48 47 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $8.2 billion
49 21 Univar Solutions 769 65 - 2,047 $6.6 billion
50 61 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 759 148 - 800 $15.6 billion
51 60 Shaw Industries Group 750 55 - 3,000 -
52 56 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 - 1,067 $0.5 billion
53 57 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
54 59 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721 2,189 - 820 -
55 - WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. 707 274 - 1,272 $1.4 billion
56 55 Shamrock Foods Co. 696 107 - 1,028 -
57 54 Brenntag North America 691 474 - 2,158 $4.8 billion
58 64 Publix Super Markets 689 13 - 3,840 $44.9 billion
59 53 Plains All American Pipeline 680 - - 840 $23.3 billion
60 65 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 - 1,026 $6.3 billion
61 51 Messer Americas 657 228 261 2,066 -
62 72 MDU Resources Group 651 2,009 - 2,095 $5.5 billion
63 63 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 644 77 - 909 -
64 79 SE Independent Delivery Services 637 250 - 2,155 -
65 69 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 1 - 1,195 $1.7 billion
66 87 Costco Wholesale Corp. 611 320 - 4,725 $163.2 billion
67 67 Stericycle Inc. 603 4,186 - 2,555 $2.7 billion
68 68 Mohawk Industries 595 156 - 2,544 $9.6 billion
69 71 Beacon Roofing Supply 579 1,837 - 1,232 $6.9 billion
70 73 Air Products 578 98 339 2,000 $8.9 billion
70 - KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc. 578 993 - 1,061 $0.3 billion
72 73 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida 574 28 - 758 -
73 76 Herc Rentals 572 369 - 685 $1.8 billion
74 77 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
75 85 Foster Farms 566 9 - 1,202 -
76 80 Sanderson Farms 556 26 - 664 $3.6 billion
77 70 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 553 136 - 722 -
78 78 Ecology Auto Parts 543 12 - 659 -
79 86 SpartanNash 538 4 - 1,225 $9.3 billion
80 34 Builders FirstSource 520 1,267 - 1,312 $8.6 billion
81 81 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 519 - - 1,453 $64.4 billion
82 95 The H.T. Hackney Co. 505 191 - 740 -
83 83 Ace Hardware Corp. 500 - - 1,400 $7.8 billion
84 93 Columbia Distributing 478 95 - 585 -
85 88 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
86 96 Bunzl Distribution USA 457 32 - 864 -
87 98 Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. 456 8 - 1,543 -
88 94 C&S Wholesale Grocers 451 - - 4,543 -
89 26 Linde 450 1,423 - 1,893 $10.5 billion
90 92 Key Energy Services 430 533 - 503 -
91 82 Domino's Pizza 419 48 - 587 $4.1 billion
92 62 Nine Energy Service 415 310 - 605 $0.3 billion
93 - Wilbur-Ellis 403 856 - 1,167 $3.0 billion
94 90 Valley Proteins 402 128 - 1,342 -
95 - Thyssenkrupp North America 399 537 - 793 -
96 100 Dunkin' 397 12 - 450 -
97 91 Bragg Cos. 396 - - 575 -
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
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Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Saia Reports Q2 Profit, Revenue Increases

Saia

Saia Inc. reported large second-quarter increases in profit and revenue, helped by improved operating efficiency and the economic rebound from the COVID-19 recession.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 29, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Reports Year-Over-Year Turnaround for Q2

Ryder truck

Ryder System Inc. saw growth across its business during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Reports Large Rise in Q2 Earnings

Schneider

Schneider National on July 29 reported net income increased 129% year-over-year during the second quarter.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

TuSimple, Ryder Partner on Terminals for Autonomous Trucks

Ryder and TuSimple trucks

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple and Ryder System Inc. announced a partnership intended to leverage select Ryder fleet maintenance facilities to serve as terminals on TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Old Dominion Freight Line Reports Record Revenue for Q2

ODFL

Old Dominion Freight Line saw net income increase year-over-year by 82.4% during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Freight Purchase Powers TFI to Q2 Gains

TForce Freight truck

TFI International reported large gains in second-quarter net income and revenue, helped by its acquisition of the UPS Freight operation.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 28, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Earns $2.7 Billion in Q2

UPS truck

Robust e-commerce business and the company’s role in delivering millions of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide helped contribute to strong second-quarter financial results for Atlanta-based UPS Inc.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 27, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Teams With Bed, Bath & Beyond on Distribution Centers

Ryder truck

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. will partner with logistics specialist Ryder System Inc. to develop two distribution centers in Pennsylvania and California.

Jordyn Holman | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air to Offer LTL Service in Vancouver

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. will expand its expedited less-than-truckload service in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company announced July 20.

July 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Reports $475 Million Revenue for Q2

U.S. XPress truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises posted gains in earnings and revenue growth during the second quarter, the company reported.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 23, 2021

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