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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Trucking Turns From Pandemic to Prosperity

CRST The Transportation Solution ranks No. 24 on the Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers list. (CRST The Transportation Solution)

After navigating the disruption and uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the trucking industry has entered a historically strong business environment that many analysts expect to endure for the rest of 2021 and beyond.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, TCA

FedEx to Test Nuro Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

FedEx/Nuro delivery

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — FedEx Corp. announced June 15 that it has partnered with Nuro, one of the nation’s leading autonomous vehicle companies, to test the use of driverless vehicles for multistop and appointment-based deliveries in Houston.

Erik Bascome | Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
June 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Announces GXO’s $800 Million Notes Offering

XPO Logistics supply chain facility

XPO Logistics' upcoming spinoff, GXO Logistics, has priced an offering of $800 million on investments notes with registration rights, the company announced June 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Transportation Companies Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane

Summer means the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean and many of the world’s biggest transportation companies are taking steps to prepare for what some forecasters say could once again be above-average activity along the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Locomation Adds PGT Trucking to Its Autonomous Convoy

Locomation

Self-driving technology company Locomation announced motor carrier PGT Trucking Inc. is the latest fleet to sign up for its human-guided autonomous truck convoying technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 100

Forward Air Expands LTL Service in Washington

Forward

Forward Air Corp. will expand its expedited less-than-truckload service into Spokane, Wash., the company announced June 14.

June 15, 2021
Business, Top 100

Forward Air Institutes Destination-Based Compensation Increase

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. is pursuing a new destination-based compensation increase for its fleet partners within its LTL and truckload divisions, the company announced June 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News, Top 100

Class 8 Sales in May Jump 98.4% Year-Over-Year

Freightliner Cascadias

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in May cleared 18,000 and trounced year-earlier levels that had plunged amid the pandemic, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

J.B. Hunt, Waymo Partner to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has partnered with autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to move freight with self-driving trucks in Texas.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 10, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Manager’s Road Back to Baseball Took a Trucking Turn

San Antonio Missions' Phillip Wellman

Phillip Wellman is a baseball lifer, but a stint as a trucking fleet manager left an indelible impression.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 8, 2021

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