2018 Top Wholesale/Retail Carriers

2018 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Up Front
Here’s how shippers are coping with an increasingly constrained freight market.
Find out which North American regions host the largest private carriers.
How shippers are making better use of their limited hauling capacity.

Top Wholesale/Retail Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Walmart Transportation 6,472
2 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,108
3 Walgreen Oshkosh Inc. 920
4 SE Independent Delivery Services 691
5 Bunzl Distribution USA 686
6 Contract Transportation Systems 508
7 Ace Hardware Corp. 469
8 The H.T. Hackney Co. 441
9 Dunkin' Brands Group 430
10 Lowe's Home Centers 409
11 O'Reilly Auto Enterprises 386
12 Army & Air Force Exchange Service 364
13 Autozone 363
14 Costco Wholesale Corp. 354
15 Hobby Lobby Stores 342
16 CVS Caremark 318
17 Orgill Inc. 313
18 Fastenal Co. 301
19 Owens & Minor Distribution 282
20 MFA Inc. 274
21 Ferguson Enterprises 246
22 Reddy Ice 191
23 General Parts Distribution (Carquest) 163
24 Genuine Parts Co. 162
25 American Furniture Warehouse 149
25 Carter Lumber Co. 149
27 J.J. Haines & Co. 81
28 Southern States Cooperative Inc. 76
29 Wawa Inc. 75
30 Rite Aid Corp. 67
31 Orscheln Farm and Home 54
32 Amazon Logistics 46
32 Hill-Rom Holdings 46
34 Pomps Tire Service 44
35 Fisher Auto Parts 30
36 Pioneer Hi-Bred 24
37 American Tire Distributors 21
38 Dollar Tree 18
38 Target Transportation 18
40 American Furniture Rentals 9
41 Savers 4
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AmeriGas Partners (386 tractors), is a propane supplier with 8,500 employees and headquartered in Pennsylvania.
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Interactive Map: Where the 2021 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Are in North America

Top 100 For-Hire Map 2021

Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

June 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

About Us: 2021 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

This annual publication ranks companies based on annual revenue and includes a listing of operating units and description of services, names of top executives and type of ownership, plus data on the number of employees and equipment.

June 18, 2021
Business, Fuel, Top 100

US Trucking Boom Contributes to Rising Demand for Diesel

Trucks sit at the gate leading in to the Port of Seattle. (Port of Seattle)

For a look at how dramatically U.S. oil consumption is roaring back, consider this: Bennie Baucham, a trucker for four decades, hasn’t been this busy in years.

Jeffrey Bair | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2021
Business, Top 100

A Closer Look at the 2021 For-Hire Sector Rankings

Like others in the mail delivery space, FedEx is working to electrify its van fleet.

Although trucking companies are benefiting from a favorable business environment and strong economic growth this year, the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic took a significant toll on the industry in 2020.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 18, 2021
Business, Top 100

Fleets Turn Attention to Driver Lifestyle

Groendyke Transport driver Antonio Cruz steps into his truck cab. (Groendyke Transport)

At a time when attracting and retaining professional truck drivers has become more difficult than ever, fleets are thinking differently about this persistent industry challenge.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 18, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Unveiling the 2021 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

UPS, which ranks No. 1 on the for-hire list, recently sold its LTL division UPS Freight to TFI.

The trucking firms that appear on the 2021 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers list are split nearly evenly between companies that reported a revenue decline in 2020 and those that still managed to grow during the year of COVID-19.

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

Trucking Turns From Pandemic to Prosperity

Hirschbach, like many carriers, endured highly volatile market conditions in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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

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