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
17 18 American Air Liquide Holdings 1,586 3,858 - 2,203 $23.4 billion
33 31 Ben E. Keith Co. 1,094 73 - 1,348 -
49 21 Univar Solutions 769 65 - 2,047 $6.6 billion
65 69 Advanced Drainage Systems 620 1 - 1,195 $1.7 billion
81 81 Archer Daniels Midland Co. 519 - - 1,453 $64.4 billion
97 91 Bragg Cos. 396 - - 575 -
34 33 FTS International 1,083 74 - 1,343 $0.3 billion
50 61 Anheuser-Busch Cos. 759 148 - 800 $15.6 billion
66 87 Costco Wholesale Corp. 611 320 - 4,725 $163.2 billion
82 95 The H.T. Hackney Co. 505 191 - 740 -
98 - Orgill Inc. 393 2 - 1,080 $3.0 billion
3 3 Walmart Inc. 7,400 25 - 58,826 $559.2 billion
19 20 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,548 6 - 4,701 $26.5 billion
35 46 Energy Transfer Partners 1,075 101 - 1,289 $39.0 billion
51 60 Shaw Industries Group 750 55 - 3,000 -
67 67 Stericycle Inc. 603 4,186 - 2,555 $2.7 billion
83 83 Ace Hardware Corp. 500 - - 1,400 $7.8 billion
99 - Matheson Tri-Gas 392 685 - 918 -
4 4 Halliburton Co. 5,677 2,793 - 11,136 $14.4 billion
20 16 Sunbelt Rentals 1,537 3,517 - 1,507 $5.4 billion
36 37 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 1,064 - - 876 -
52 56 Calfrac Well Services 740 203 - 1,067 $0.5 billion
68 68 Mohawk Industries 595 156 - 2,544 $9.6 billion
84 93 Columbia Distributing 478 95 - 585 -
100 - Lowe's Companies Inc. 388 3,464 - 462 $89.6 billion
5 5 US Foods 5,426 375 - 7,096 $22.9 billion
21 15 CHS Inc. 1,534 1,868 - 5,746 $28.4 billion
37 49 Medline Inc. 973 348 - 1,279 $13.9 billion
53 57 JBS USA Holdings 739 - - 1,336 -
69 71 Beacon Roofing Supply 579 1,837 - 1,232 $6.9 billion
85 88 KeHE Distributors 472 1 - 793 $5.0 billion
22 - Amazon.com Inc. 1,395 12,373 - 37,390 $386.1 billion
38 38 Walgreen Co. 959 23 - 2,595 $139.5 billion
54 59 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 721 2,189 - 820 -
86 96 Bunzl Distribution USA 457 32 - 864 -
7 7 Performance Food Group 4,767 508 - 6,091 $25.1 billion
23 22 The Quikrete Cos. 1,348 5 - 2,051 -
39 35 Albertsons Cos. 948 - - 3,309 $69.7 billion
55 - WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. 707 274 - 1,272 $1.4 billion
70 - KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc. 578 993 - 1,061 $0.3 billion
87 98 Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. 456 8 - 1,543 -
24 23 Pilot Co. 1,341 28 - 1,688 -
40 39 The Kroger Co. 943 15 - 14,078 $132.5 billion
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 -
9 11 Tyson Foods 2,594 46 - 5,024 $43.2 billion
25 27 Cemex USA 1,229 3,597 - 2,257 $6.8 billion
41 40 CRH Americas 930 1,745 - 2,338 $11.3 billion
57 54 Brenntag North America 691 474 - 2,158 $4.8 billion
73 76 Herc Rentals 572 369 - 685 $1.8 billion
89 26 Linde 450 1,423 - 1,893 $10.5 billion
10 25 Helena Agri-Enterprises 2,552 1,792 - 2,670 -
42 42 Maxim Crane Works 882 641 - 1,818 -
58 64 Publix Super Markets 689 13 - 3,840 $44.9 billion
74 77 H-E-B Grocery Co. 567 8 - 3,002 -
90 92 Key Energy Services 430 533 - 503 -
11 10 NexTier Oilfield Solutions 2,436 424 - 3,373 $1.2 billion
27 30 Clean Harbors 1,172 4,444 - 3,915 $3.1 billion
43 43 Sherwin-Williams Co. 861 1 - 2,119 $18.4 billion
59 53 Plains All American Pipeline 680 - - 840 $23.3 billion
75 85 Foster Farms 566 9 - 1,202 -
91 82 Domino's Pizza 419 48 - 587 $4.1 billion
12 13 Basic Energy Services 2,218 642 - 1,880 $0.4 billion
28 28 ProPetro Holding Corp. 1,156 32 - 1,662 $0.8 billion
44 44 Swire Coca-Cola USA 853 278 - 1,172 $2.3 billion
60 65 Veritiv Corp. 661 53 - 1,026 $6.3 billion
76 80 Sanderson Farms 556 26 - 664 $3.6 billion
92 62 Nine Energy Service 415 310 - 605 $0.3 billion
13 9 Schlumberger Limited 2,101 363 - 5,582 $23.6 billion
29 29 Ahold USA/Delhaize America 1,149 724 - 4,577 $51.8 billion
45 45 BlueLinx Holdings 836 44 - 848 $3.1 billion
77 70 Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages 553 136 - 722 -
93 - Wilbur-Ellis 403 856 - 1,167 $3.0 billion
14 12 United Rentals 2,047 3,730 - 2,361 $8.5 billion
30 24 Cudd Energy Services 1,126 291 - 1,399 -
46 52 ABC Supply Co. 820 3,050 - 1,150 $12.1 billion
62 72 MDU Resources Group 651 2,009 - 2,095 $5.5 billion
78 78 Ecology Auto Parts 543 12 - 659 -
94 90 Valley Proteins 402 128 - 1,342 -
15 14 Gordon Food Service 1,875 16 - 2,695 $14.0 billion
63 63 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast 644 77 - 909 -
79 86 SpartanNash 538 4 - 1,225 $9.3 billion
95 - Thyssenkrupp North America 399 537 - 793 -
16 19 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United 1,595 554 - 1,854 -
32 32 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,099 137 - 1,315 $17.0 billion
48 47 Mondelez International 808 64 - 1,031 $8.2 billion
64 79 SE Independent Delivery Services 637 250 - 2,155 -
80 34 Builders FirstSource 520 1,267 - 1,312 $8.6 billion
96 100 Dunkin' 397 12 - 450 -
26 36 Ashley Furniture Industries 1,215 78 6 4,040 -
8 8 McLane Co. 3,852 109 31 5,833 $46.8 billion
18 17 DOT Foods 1,568 10 40 2,645 -
46 48 Darling Ingredients 820 710 245 4,340 $3.6 billion
61 51 Messer Americas 657 228 261 2,066 -
31 58 Prairie Farms Dairy 1,120 1,649 318 3,671 -
70 73 Air Products 578 98 339 2,000 $8.9 billion
2 2 Sysco Corp. 8,745 1,345 840 10,593 $52.9 billion
6 6 Reyes Holdings 5,104 826 1,249 6,846 $29.0 billion
1 1 PepsiCo Inc. 10,870 4,658 16,137 19,430 $70.4 billion
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Top 100 News
Business, Logistics, Top 100

USA Truck Continues Turnaround With Improved Results in 3Q

USA Truck on road

USA Truck reported higher revenues and profits in the third quarter of 2018, continuing a financial turnaround started in 2017.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS, Seattle to Launch eBike Downtown Delivery Program

UPS eBike in Seattle

UPS Inc. and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Oct. 25 the parcel delivery company will begin a pilot project aimed at reducing congestion downtown and addressing air quality concerns. Delivery drivers will use electric pedal-assist cargo bicycles with a customized modular trailer attached to...

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Groendyke Transport Announces Largest Acquisition in Company History

Groendyke

Groendyke Transport Inc. has agreed to purchase the tank truck assets of McKenzie Tank Lines, a bulk carrier based in Tallahassee, Fla., for an undisclosed amount.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Top 100

Top For-Hire Carriers Contribute to Freight Congressional Leaders in Midterms

U.S. Capitol

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp., the top two for-hire carriers in North America, have contributed to the re-election efforts of freight transportation leaders from both parties in Congress, according to a review of public records.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 25, 2018
Business, Top 100

Mullen Group’s Trucking Segment Bolsters 3Q Results

Mullen Group

Mullen Group reported strong revenue growth in its Canadian trucking business and expanded its oil field transportation services with a couple of key acquisitions, but the company’s profits dipped in the third quarter of 2018 as it dealt with rising costs and a decline in the value of the Canadian...

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 25, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Knight-Swift Says 3Q Results Reflect ‘Progress’ in All Segments

Knight and Swift trucks

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings beat analysts’ profit projections in the third quarter as cost-cutting measures implemented after the acquisition of Swift Transportation in September 2017 compensated for slower-than-expected growth in revenue.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Reports Strong Revenue Growth, Higher Profits in 3Q

UPS building and truck

UPS Inc. reported strong revenue growth and higher profits in the third quarter, despite international headwinds from currency valuations, rising fuel costs and ongoing investment in transformation initiatives.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

Arkansas Federal Judge Rules Sleeper Berth Time Is 'Time-Worked'

Sleeper Berth Time

A federal district judge in Arkansas has ruled that a legal class of nearly 3,000 truck drivers is entitled to compensation for time in the sleeper berth even though the drivers were signed out as off-duty.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2018
Business, Top 100

Covenant Transport Reports Record Profits, Revenue in 3Q

Covenant truck on a Kentucky interstate

Covenant Transportation Group posted record revenue and profits in the third quarter as a strong freight market drove rates higher and the company began to see benefits from its recent acquisition of Landair Holdings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 23, 2018
Business, Top 100

USA Truck Acquires Davis Transfer Co.

USA Truck

USA Truck announced the purchase of Davis Transfer Co., a family-owned trucking company based in Carnesville, Ga., for $53 million in cash and stock, a deal that signals the start of a more aggressive growth strategy at USA Truck by the company’s new management team.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 22, 2018

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