Top 100 Private Motor Carriers for 2010

Recently, we published a list of the Top 100 public motor carriers in the U.S., and now we present the Top 100 private motor carriers. Nearly half the private trucking carriers in the United States are food and beverage distributors.

Since the last time we published this list, in 2008, PepsiCo has moved up from fourth place to first, displacing Coca-Cola Enterprises, according to the industry trade magazine Transport Topics, which provided this information.

Private carriers transport their own products, as opposed to public carriers that haul for others, such as J.B. Hunt, Roadway, Shneider, Werner, and Yellow, to name some of the biggest public motor carriers. These private trucking carriers may not be known as “trucking companies” to the general public, but the trucks in their fleet are regulated by stringent trucking laws, just as public carriers are.

The Top 100 actually encompasses 106 companies, thanks to six ties in the list. And here they are, the top 100 private trucking carriers:

1. PepsiCo Inc.
2. Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
3. Sysco Corp.
4. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
5. U.S. Foodservice
6. Tyson Foods Inc.
7. Halliburton Co.
8. Dean Foods Co.
9. Dr Pepper Snapple Group
10. Baker Hughes Inc.
11. McLane Co.
12. Performance Food Group
13. Reyes Holdings
14. Schlumberger Limited
15. Agrium Inc.
16. Key Energy Services
17. Airgas Inc.
18. Oldcastle Inc.
19. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
20. Supervalu Inc.
21. Safeway Inc.
22. Gordon Food Service
23. Hostess Brands Inc.
24. United Rentals Inc.
25. MDU Resources Group
26. International Paper Co.
27. CHS Inc.
28. Weatherford International
29. MBM Foodservice
30. Prairie Farms Inc.
31. Praxair Inc.
32. Shaw Industries Group
33. Ben E. Keith Co.
34. Delhaize America
35. Dot Foods
36. Perdue Inc.
37. Cemex Inc.
Linde North America
38. Walgreen Co.
39. Kellogg Co.
40. RSC Equipment Rental
41. Clean Harbors Inc.
42. Basic Energy Services
43. BlueLinx Holdings
44. Kraft Foods Inc.
45. Castellini Group
46. Plains All American Pipeline
47. Sunbelt Rentals Inc.
48. H-E-B Grocery Co.
49. Nabors Industries
50. Archer Daniels Midland
51. Land O’ Lakes Inc.
52. AmeriGas Partners
53. Air Products Inc.
54. Publix Super Markets
55. Advanced Drainage Systems
56. Leggett & Platt Inc.
57. Food Services of America
58. Ashley Furniture Industries
59. Pilot Flying J Inc.
60. Quanta Services
Sanderson Farms Inc.
61. Mohawk Industries Inc.
62. Pepsi Bottling Ventures
63. American Air Liquide
64. United Natural Foods
65. Bunzl Distribution USA
66. Ace Hardware Corp.
67. Wakefern Food Corp.
68. Helena Chemical Co.
69. Sentinel Transportation
70. Patterson-UTI Energy
71. Cardinal Health Inc.
Foster Farms
72. Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Core-Mark Holding Co.
73. Ashland Inc.
74. Sherwin-Williams Co.
75. Mobile Mini Inc.
76. Genuine Parts Co.
77. Gilster-Mary Lee Corp.
78. Silver Eagle Distributors
79. Darling International
80. Stericycle Inc.
81. ABC Supply Co. Inc.
82. Chrysler Transport
83. True Value Co.
84. Austin Powder Co.
(tie) McKee Foods Corp.
85. CVS Caremark Corp.
86. HD Supply Inc.
87. Costco Wholesale Corp.
88. Unisource Worldwide
89. Owens & Minor Inc.
90. Valley Proteins Inc.
91. Bridgestone Americas
92. IFCO Systems North America
93. Cargill Meat Logistics Solutions
94. Trinity Industries Inc.
95. Stock Building Supply
96. Bimbo Bakeries USA
97. Sealy Corp.
98. Safety-Kleen Systems
99. Builders FirstSource Inc.
McGriff Industries
100. Grocers Supply Co.

As ever, I am available for consultations on all trucking litigation matters. Wondering if you have a case? Feel free to contact me at michael@leizerman.com or call me at 1-800-628-4500.

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