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

Ecolab Inc./Nalco (373 tractors), is a water, hygiene and infection prevention company.
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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, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Ryder Expands Truck, Trailer Sharing Service

COOP booking

Ryder System Inc. expanded its truck ride-sharing program into California, Tennessee and North Carolina, the company announced Jan. 27.

January 29, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Landstar Reports Record-Setting Q4 Revenue

Landstar truck

Landstar System Inc. on Jan. 27 reported record-setting fourth-quarter revenue that helped lift the company’s profits for the period.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 28, 2021
Business, Top 100

NFI Icon Bernard Brown Dies at 96

Bernard Brown

Bernard Brown, the visionary behind National Freight Inc., one of the oldest trucking companies in the U.S., died Jan. 21 at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2021
Business, Top 100

Knight-Swift Reports Rise in Profit, Revenue for Q4

Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. reported a surge in net income and higher total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, the company reported Jan. 27.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Breaking News, Top 100

Navistar, GM Cooperate on Fuel Cell System for Class 8 in 2024

International Series RH truck

Navistar Inc. announced it intends to produce a zero-emission longhaul truck using fuel cell systems supplied by General Motors and will have an International RH Series FCEV model commercially available in 2024.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Latest to Invest in TuSimple

U.S. XPress truck/TuSimple logo

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced it made a “significant” investment in autonomous trucking company TuSimple and that CEO Eric Fuller was named to TuSimple’s executive advisory board.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 26, 2021
Business, Top 100

Covenant Reports Mixed Results for Q4 2020

Covenant

Covenant Logistics Group Inc. posted a net loss of $25.7 million, or minus $1.50 a diluted share, for the three months ending Dec. 31, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based truckload carrier announced Jan. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Strong Q4, Full-Year Earnings

J.B. Hunt final-mile delivery

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported higher earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, but said income dipped even as revenue rose for the full year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 100

TFI Buys UPS Freight for $800 Million

UPS Freight

TFI International Inc. is acquiring UPS Freight in an $800 million deal announced Jan. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

U.S. Xpress CEO Details Economic Forecast for 2021

U.S. Xpress Enterprises truck

U.S. Xpress Enterprises CEO Eric Fuller on Jan. 20 detailed the findings of an economic report his company did on the trucking industry.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2021

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