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
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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Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, TCA

BrightDrop Delivers First Electric Vans to FedEx

BrightDrop FedEx van

BrightDrop, General Motors Co.’s new electric delivery and logistics business, has delivered the first five vans of an order of 500 to FedEx Corp., the company said Dec. 17.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
December 17, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Surges After Higher Rates Boost Profit, Ease Labor Worries

FedEx Surges After Higher Rates Boost Profit, Ease Labor Worries

FedEx Corp. rode increased prices to post profit above analysts’ estimates, bolstering the company’s outlook and easing investor concerns over higher labor U.S. costs. The shares rose in late trading.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

FedEx Invests $72 Million in Miami Airport Cargo Hub

FedEx Invests $72 Million in Miami Airport Cargo Hub

FedEx Corp. began operations Dec. 15 at its substantially bigger air cargo hub at Miami International Airport. The $72 million addition, two years under development and roughly the size of two football fields, doubles the hub’s size to 282,000 square feet.

Anna Jean Kaiser | Miami Herald
December 16, 2021
Business, Top 100

Cowan Systems Announces New CEO, President

A Cowan Systems truck yard

Joseph Cowan is stepping down as the longtime CEO of truckload carrier Cowan Systems LLC Dec. 31 and President Dennis Morgan will be promoted to CEO.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 14, 2021
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

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