2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Top Wholesale/Retail Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Walmart Inc. 6,556
2 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,101
3 Walgreen Co. 971
4 SE Independent Delivery Services 633
5 Contract Transportation Systems 540
6 Bunzl Distribution USA 502
7 Ace Hardware Corp. 477
8 The H.T. Hackney Co. 443
9 O'Reilly Auto Enterprises 413
10 Costco Wholesale Corp. 407
11 Hobby Lobby Stores 406
12 Dunkin' Brands Group 397
13 Lowe's Home Centers 393
14 Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) 371
15 Autozone 356
16 Orgill Inc. 340
17 Fastenal Co. 320
18 MFA Inc. 274
19 Reddy Ice 167
20 American Furniture Warehouse 149
20 Carter Lumber Co. 149
22 Genuine Parts Co. 148
23 Ferguson Enterprises 139
24 Variety Wholesalers 87
25 J.J. Haines & Co. 81
26 BWI Cos. 70
27 General Parts Distribution 66
28 Wawa Inc. 55
29 Orscheln Farm and Home 54
30 Rite Aid Corp. 50
31 Hill-Rom Holdings 46
32 Pomps Tire Service 44
33 Amazon Logistics 41
34 Fisher Auto Parts 32
35 Pioneer Hi-Bred 24
36 American Tire Distributors 21
37 Dollar Tree 18
37 Target Transportation 18
39 Simoniz USA 11
40 Tractor Supply Co. 10
40 American Furniture Rentals 10
42 Savers 6
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Top 100 News
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Celadon Reaches Deal to Sell Taylor Express for $14.5 Million

Taylor Express truck

An agreement has been reached to sell the last remaining operating trucking company, Taylor Express, that is part of the now-bankrupt Celadon Group of Indianapolis.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 24, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Launches TSA-Cleared Airfreight Service

Diversified motor carrier A. Duie Pyle Inc. announced a Transportation Security Administration-compliant export service designed to move international airfreight directly from point of origin to the export location.

January 24, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Q4 Net Income Stable as Company Reports Record Year

Marten Transport truck on highway

Marten Transport Ltd. reported net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 was the same as it was for the comparable quarter in 2018: $15.7 million.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2020
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Q4 Revenue Up While Net Income Dips

Heartland Express truck

Heartland Express Inc. announced Jan. 23 that net income for the fourth quarter of 2019 declined while revenue increased.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Averitt Opens New Atlanta-Area Distribution Center

Averitt Express

Averitt Express opened a new distribution and fulfillment center in Atlanta, according to a company news release.

January 21, 2020
Business, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Net Income Growth of 5.4% for 2019

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Jan. 17 reported gains in net income and operating revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year.

Connor D. Wolf | Transport Topics
January 18, 2020
Business, Top 100, TCA

J.B. Hunt Driver Wins School Supplies for Daughter’s Class

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

NEWARK, N.J. — Jihad Simmons, a driver for J.B. Hunt Transport, won $1,000 worth of school supplies for his daughter’s first-grade class through the company’s annual Adopt-a-Class contest.

Brianna Kudisch | NJ.com
January 15, 2020
Business, Top 100

Amazon Lifts Restriction on Sellers Using FedEx to Ship Packages

FedEx workers unload package

Amazon .com Inc. lifted restrictions established during the holiday shopping season that had prevented third-party merchants selling goods on the site from shipping packages with FedEx Corp.’s ground service.

January 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Drone Deliveries Begin a Slow Takeoff

Wing drone

Aerial drones are emerging as a way to help solve challenges associated with last-mile deliveries in a number of conditions and environments.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
January 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Walmart Recruits Robots in Online Grocery Battle With Amazon

Walmart's Alphabot

Walmart has unveiled the Alphabot, an automated, 20,000-square-foot warehouse that could make its grocery pickup service faster and more efficient.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2020

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