2020 Top Wholesale/Retail Carriers

2020 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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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 Wholesale/Retail Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 Walmart Inc. 7,400
2 Core-Mark Holding Co. 1,079
3 Walgreen Co. 959
4 Contract Transportation Systems 682
5 SE Independent Delivery Services 543
6 Ace Hardware Corp. 505
7 Costco Wholesale Corp. 484
8 The H.T. Hackney Co. 443
9 Bunzl Distribution USA 442
10 Hobby Lobby Stores 415
11 O'Reilly Auto Enterprises 413
12 Dunkin' Brands Group 397
13 Lowe's Home Centers 393
14 Fastenal Co. 362
15 Autozone 356
16 Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) 342
17 Orgill Inc. 337
18 Ferguson Enterprises 241
19 American Furniture Warehouse 192
20 Reddy Ice 191
20 Carter Lumber Co. 191
22 MFA Inc. 168
23 Genuine Parts Co. 148
24 Variety Wholesalers 104
25 BWI Companies 77
26 J.J. Haines & Co. 72
27 Wawa Inc. 61
28 General Parts Distribution 56
29 Orscheln Farm and Home 54
30 Rite Aid Corp. 50
31 Hill-Rom Holdings 45
32 Pomps Tire Service 44
33 Fisher Auto Parts 31
34 American Tire Distributors 28
35 Pioneer Hi-Bred 26
36 Dollar Tree 18
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McKee Foods Corp.(372 tractors), is a food and snack bakery.
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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.
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XPO Marks Earth Day With Carbon Offsets Program

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. introduced a carbon-offset shipping option for customers of its truck brokerage business in North America, the company announced April 22.

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Walmart Announces Driver Pay Increase, Training Program

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Walmart Inc. is raising pay for its private fleet truck drivers and launching a new training program, the retailer announced April 7.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2022
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DHL Transport Chief Sees ‘So Much Strength’ in US Economy

DHL Supply Chain on U.S. Economy

The U.S. economy is strong enough to avoid a sharp downturn, even as concerns are growing about how long consumers can sustain healthy spending levels amid rising inflation, the head of transportation at Deutsche Post AG’s DHL supply chain division said.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
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Walmart to Pay Truck Drivers Up to $110,000 in First Year

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Walmart Inc. is ramping up pay for its truckers as it seeks to shore up staffing amid a nationwide rush to hire drivers, saying its truck drivers will be able to earn between $95,000 and $110,000 in their first year at the company,

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
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MSC Buys Bollore’s African Logistics Unit

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MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. agreed to buy the African transport and logistics business of Bollore SA for 5.7 billion euros ($6.3 billion) including debt.

Anthony Palazzo | Bloomberg News
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FedEx Logistics Opens Global Headquarters in Memphis

Gibson guitar factory

FedEx Logistics Inc. opened its new global headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., on April 5.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
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Werner Partners With Aurora to Haul Freight Autonomously in Texas

Aurora

Aurora Innovation Inc. has announced a deal to haul freight on a route between Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas, for Werner Enterprises.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 6, 2022
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Gloom in Transports Sends Smoke Signal for US Stocks

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The latest warning sign for U.S. stocks is emerging from a corner of the market that investors closely watch to get a read on the state of the economy and the health of American consumers: Transportation shares.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
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J.B. Hunt Launches Clean Transport Program

J.B. Hunt truck on highway

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. launched a program April 4 to help customers offset the carbon footprint of their supply chain.

April 4, 2022

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