2020 Top Waste Management Carriers

2020 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Up Front
Fleets are changing practices for the long run while responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
See the headquarters locations for each of the Top 100 private carriers in North America.
The fleets on this year’s Top 100 list have shown resilience amid financial and logistical challenges.

Top Waste Management Carriers

Ranksort descending Company Tractors
1 Clean Harbors Environmental Services 1,097
2 Stericycle Inc. 627
3 Ecology Auto Parts 565
4 Ecolab Inc./Nalco 373
5 Hulcher Services 303
6 Liquid Environmental Solutions 176
7 Veolia North America 115
8 Heritage Environmental Services 75
9 Rumpke Waste & Recycling 65
10 U.S. Ecology 55
11 Iron Mountain 54
12 Heritage-Crystal Clean 40
13 Hillyard Inc. 22
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On the Bubble

Lowe's Companies Inc. (393 tractors), is a home improvement retailer.
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Extras
Many private fleets are adjusting their freight networks as the pandemic accelerates online ordering.
The oilfield service firm has cut staffing to 11-year low amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans have turned to cooking at home and buying in bulk, with restaurants closing across the country causing a shift in food demand.
Top 100 News
Business, Top 100

Bison Transport Sold to Canada’s James Richardson & Sons

Bison

Bison Transport Inc., one of North America’s largest diversified fleets that has been in an expansion mode over the past few years, announced it was acquired by privately held James Richardson & Sons for an undisclosed amount, effective Jan. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021
Business, Top 100

Daseke CEO Chris Easter Retires

Don Daseke and Chris Easter

Daseke Inc. announced that Chris Easter has retired as CEO and as a member of the board of directors.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Manufacturers Rethink Supply Chains, Eye Reshoring After Events of 2020

Toshiba employee

A trade war with China and the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have U.S. companies starting to question a decades-old strategy of shifting manufacturing operations to low-cost labor markets in China and other Asian nations.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 4, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Finishes Acquisition of Kuehne + Nagel’s European Logistics

XPO truck

XPO Logistics has completed its acquisition of the majority of Swiss firm Kuehne + Nagel’s European logistics, the company announced Jan. 4.

January 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Completes Acquisition of ShopRunner

FedEx van

FedEx Corp. announced Dec. 28 that it has completed its acquisition of ShopRunner, marking an expansion of the company’s e-commerce footprint.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moderna Vaccine Distribution Begins Via FedEx, UPS

FedEx truck carrying Moderna vaccine

Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a distribution center Dec. 20, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control.

December 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Adds Temperature-Controlled Services to Tech Platform

J.B. Hunt truck

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced the availability of temperature-controlled transportation services within its Shipper 360 by J.B. Hunt technology platform.

December 18, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Coca-Cola to Lay Off 2,200 Workers as it Pares Brands

Coca-Cola truck

The Coca-Cola Co. said Dec. 17 it’s laying off 2,200 workers, or 17% of its global workforce, as part of a larger restructuring aimed at paring down its business units and brands.

Dee-Ann Durbin | Associated Press
December 18, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Reports Record FY Q2 Net Sales of $20.5 Billion

FedEx truck

The global surge in e-commerce brought on by the coronavirus pandemic combined with online holiday shopping sent net quarterly sales for FedEx Corp. above $20 billion for the first time in its history, and led to an increase in net income as well, the company reported Dec. 17.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trucks Carry First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Hospitals Across the US

UPS truck leaves Pfizer

As the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine begin to ship, trucking experts on the ground level of the distribution effort said the logistical elements are in place for a successful rollout of an estimated 50 million doses of the vaccine between now and the end of January.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 15, 2020

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