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Corporate Fleets Add Capacity With Use of Dedicated Service By Daniel P. Bearth Senior Features Writer

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find drivers due in part to the physical requirements of the job. Douglas Young, director of transportation for

he nation’s largest corporate fleet

Carpenter Co., said he has problems finding driv-

operators are responding to in-

ers who are willing to load and unload freight.

creased demand for freight hauling by lining up more dedicated

“Drivers want to work in locations where they only have to drive,” he said.

hauling capacity, expanding in-

Officials at PepsiCo Inc. say they are using the

house truck fleets and, in some cases, outsourcing

delivery fleet to haul food and beverages in an ef-

transportation services.

fort to increase PepsiCo’s market share.

Fleet executives and industry experts interviewed

“Having both foods and beverages allows us to

for the 2014 T RANSPORT TOPICS Top 100 Private

launch and broadly distribute new, convergent

Carriers list said they also are taking steps to meet

food and beverage products,” Chairman and CEO

a growing number of federal regulations by invest-

Indra Nooyi said.

ing in new equipment, expanding driver training and looking more closely at medical conditions. “We continually review our mix of dedicated

Although PepsiCo has reduced the size of its fleet in recent years, the company retained its No. 1 ranking on the list with 12,132 tractors.

contract carriage and adjust the balance as our

Food service operator Sysco Corp. moved into

business needs change,” said Tim Johnson, fleet

the No. 2 spot with 7,647 tractors, displacing Coca-

manager at Praxair Inc., in Danbury, Connecticut.

Cola Co., which fell to No. 3 with 7,479 tractors.

Praxair added almost 300 tractors to its fleet

A proposed merger between Sysco and U.S.

over the past year and reduced the number of

Foods (No. 5) is under review by the U.S. Depart-

dedicated trucks.

ment of Justice.

James Donnelly Jr., president of ASL Trans-

Another deal in the works in-volves the sale of

portation Group in Williamstown, New Jersey,

Safeway Inc. to Albertsons, a combination that

said he sees a lot more interest by private carriers

would create the largest grocery fleet in North

in using dedicated service to help offset the high

America.

cost of compliance with government regulation

In the energy services sector, Nabors Industries

and truck maintenance, and help alleviate a

merged its oil and gas support operations with

driver shortage.

C&J Energy Services to create a combined fleet

Paul Mennard, director of fleet operations for Pepsi Bottling Ventures, said it is getting harder to

of 3,002 tractors and moved up to No. 10 on the TT 100 list from No. 12 a year ago.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND SOURCES The 2014 TRANSPORT TOPICS Top 100 Private Carriers is a special project of Transport Topics Publishing Group. Companies are ranked based on the number of heavy-duty tractors they operate using data from company and government sources. Senior Features Writer Daniel P. Bearth was the project coordinator with assistance from editorial researcher Brandon Green. Cover design is by Joseph Terry. The layout is by Debra Devine.

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PepsiCo Inc. Purchase, N.Y. NYSE: PEP Dennis Selle, Global Procurement Manager www.pepsico.com

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Sysco Corp. Houston NYSE: SYY Scott Charlton, Senior Vice President, Distribution Services

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

12,132 tractors 7,745 straight trucks 17,761 pickups and cargo vans 10,548 trailers

$66 billion

7,647 tractors 1,190 straight trucks 9,577 trailers 388 pickups and cargo vans

$44.4 billion

Distributes food and beverages, kitchen equipment and cleaning supplies to restaurants, schools and health-care institutions through 193 distribution centers in the United States, Canada and Ireland. The Sygma Network delivers food and nonfood products to chain restaurants through 19 operating companies. Sysco Specialty Meat delivers meat products through 14 operating companies. FreshPoint Inc. distributes fresh fruits and vegetables through 19 operating companies. Guest Supply Inc. provides housekeeping supplies, room accessories and textiles to the lodging industry. International Food Group distributes food and supplies to restaurants in more than 90 countries. Asian Foods Inc. supplies products to Asian food service market.

7,479 tractors 1,901 straight trucks 3,690 pickups and cargo vans 9,523 trailers

$46.9 billion

Coca-Cola Refreshments produces and distributes soft drinks, water, juices, coffee, tea, and energy and sports drinks.

6,239 tractors 61,743 trailers

$473 billion

Walmart U.S. operates 499 discount department stores, 3,313 supercenters, 359 neighborhood markets and 62 small-format stores in the United States. Walmart International operates 6,126 retail and wholesale department stores and food markets in 26 countries. Sam’s Club operates 635 merchandise warehouses in the United States. Yihaodian provides e-commerce services in China; 51% ownership. Walmart Transportation delivers merchandise to stores from 158 distribution centers.

5,438 tractors 328 straight trucks 6,472 trailers

$22 billion

Distributes food and related products to restaurants, hotels, health-care facilities, cafeterias and schools in the United States.

5,025 tractors 1,009 straight trucks 8,437 trailers

$29 billion

Halliburton Energy Services provides pressure pumping, production enhancement and well drilling and completion services for the oil and gas industry, plus well logging and testing equipment in the United States and more than 80 other countries.

www.sysco.com

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Coca-Cola Co. Atlanta NYSE: KO Tony Eiermann, Fleet Manager, Asset & Value Management

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS PepsiCo Americas Beverages produces and distributes soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea, sports drinks and bottled water. Frito-Lay North America produces and distributes potato chips, tortilla chips and cheese snacks, granola bars, pretzels and popcorn. Quaker Foods North America produces and distributes cereals, rice and pasta products. Sabritas produces and distributes snack foods in Mexico. Gamesa produces and distributes cookies in Mexico. Latin Americas Foods produces and distributes snack foods in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

www.coca-cola.com

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Bentonville, Ark. NYSE: WMT Chris Sultemeier, Executive Vice President, Logistics www.walmart.com

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US Foods Inc. Rosemont, Ill. (Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc./Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.) Mark Scharbo, Chief Supply Chain Officer www.usfoods.com

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Halliburton Co. Houston NYSE: HAL David Lesar, CEO www.halliburton.com

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McLane Co. Temple, Texas (Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) Robbie Wainwright, Vice President, Logistics/Engineering

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

3,650 tractors 260 straight trucks 38 pickups and cargo vans 4,867 trailers

$44 billion

McLane Grocery Distribution delivers food and groceries to convenience stores, drugstores, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs and movie theaters through 21 distribution centers. McLane Foodservice Distribution delivers food and service items to quick-service restaurant chains through 18 distribution centers. McLane Beverage Distribution distributes alcoholic beverages in select states. Empire Distributors distributes alcoholic beverages in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. MBM Customized Foodservice Distribution distributes food to national restaurant chains; includes operations of Meadowbrook Meat Co. acquired in July 2012. Professional Datasolutions provides software and point-of-sale automation systems to convenience stores and vendors. Salado Sales develops and distributes private-label food products. Vantix Logistics provides supply chain consulting and transportation management. First American Carriers provides information management and logistics services. International Traders Inc. redistributes food products. McCarty-Hull Inc. distributes food and groceries to convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas. C.D. Hartnett Company distributes food and groceries to convenience stores and food service operators

3,395 tractors 2,379 straight trucks 6,817 pickups and cargo vans 4,431 trailers

$11.9 billion

Crop Production Services supplies fertilizer, seed and other agricultural products from more than 1,380 locations in North and South America and Australia; includes operations of Viterra Inc. in Canada acquired in September 2013. Agrium Wholesale distributes nitrogen, potash and phosphate from 17 production facilities in the United States and Canada, Europe, South America, Egypt and China. Agrium Advanced Technologies produces and markets nutrients and plant protection products to agriculture, turf and ornamental plant markets in North America.

3,052 tractors 510 straight trucks 359 pickups and cargo vans 3,972 trailers

$20 billion

Reinhart FoodService distributes food and beverages, utensils and paper products, and cleaning supplies to restaurants, sporting venues, schools, nursing homes and hospitals through 31 distribution centers in the United States. Martin-Brower Co. distributes food and supplies to McDonald’s restaurants in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America and Asia. Reyes Beverage Group distributes beer in 13 metropolitan markets in the United States; includes operations of Allied Beverages acquired in January.

3,002 tractors 1,046 straight trucks 4,048 trailers

$1.1 billion

Provides oil and gas drilling, production and well-completion services in the United States; includes operations of Nabors Industries acquired in July. Total Equipment and Service manufactures hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing and pressure pumping equipment.

2,913 tractors 1,029 straight trucks 3,741 trailers

$45 billion

Provides oil- and gas-drilling services and project management services in 85 countries. WesternGeco provides seismic testing services.

www.mclaneco.com

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Agrium Inc. Calgary, Alberta NYSE/TSX: AGU Michael Gates, Fleet Department Manager www.agrium.com

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Reyes Holdings Rosemont, Ill. Don Van Witzenburg, Vice President of Fleet Operations www.reyesholdings.com

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C&J Energy Services Houston NYSE: CJES Joshua E. Comstock, Chairman and CEO

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

www.cjenergy.com

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Schlumberger Limited Houston (Schlumberger N.V., Paris) NYSE: SLB Robert Drummond, President of North America Div. www.slb.com

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Tyson Foods Inc. Springdale, Ark. NYSE: TSN Larry Keene, Senior Director, Transportation

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

2,873 tractors 7,331 trailers 3,305 straght trucks

$34.4 billion

2,388 tractors 327 straight trucks 1,541 pickups and cargo vans 3,100 trailers

$6 billion

2,349 tractors 90 straight trucks 2,899 trailers

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Performance Foodservice distributes food and food-related products through 18 distribution centers to restaurants, hotels, health-care facilities and schools in the United States. PFG Customized Distribution distributes food and food-related products to restaurant chains in the United States and 41 other countries. Vistar Corp. distributes candy, snacks, beverages and other convenience food items to vending, retail, concession, theater, fundraising and coffee service industries through 20 distribution centers and 12 cash-and-carry stores. Roma Food distributes Italian food products to independent pizzerias.

2,285 tractors 1,817 straight trucks 2,845 trailers

$22 billion

Provides oil- and gas-drilling and production services in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian Sea, Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions; includes purchase of pipeline and specialty services business of Weatherford International in March.

1,888 tractors 3,183 straight trucks 470 pickups and cargo vans 5,450 trailers

$9 billion

Produces and distributes milk, ice cream, cheese, juices, tea and other dairy products to retail stores, distributors, food-service distributors, schools and government institutions in the United States.

1,879 tractors 2,984 straight trucks 2,003 trailers

$5 billion

Supplies equipment and tools to construction and industrial firms, utilities, municipalities and homeowners through more than 830 locations in the United States and Canada.

1,620 tractors 386 straight trucks 1,819 trailers

$1.3 billion

www.tyson.com

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Plano, Texas NYSE: DPS Ted Phillips, Vice President, Fleet Operations www.drpeppersnapple.com

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Performance Food Group Richmond, Va. (The Blackstone Group/Wellspring Capital Management) Michael Seekins, Vice President of Transportation and Logistics www.pfgc.com

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Baker Hughes Inc. Houston NYSE: BHI Art Soucy, President, Global Products & Services

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS Operates farms for cattle, chicken and hogs; produces and markets fresh beef, chicken and pork, pepperoni, pizza toppings, bacon, deli meats, hams, franks, snacks, appetizers, side items, refrigerated and frozen prepared meals in the United States and approximately 130 countries; includes operations of The Hillshire Brands Co. acquired in July. Tyson Prepared Foods produces and distributes pizza crusts, tortillas, soups, sauces, appetizers and side items; includes assets of Bosco Pizza Co. acquired in January. Produces and distributes soft drinks, water, tea, mixers, juices and other beverages from 21 bottling and manufacturing plants and more than 115 distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

www.bakerhughes.com

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Dean Foods Co. Dallas NYSE: DF Michael Ahart, Vice President, Transportation www.deanfoods.com

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United Rentals Inc. Stamford, Conn. NYSE: URI Michael Kneeland, CEO www.ur.com

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Basic Energy Services Fort Worth, Texas NYSE: BAS Thomas Patterson, CEO

Provides a range of well services to oil- and gas-drilling companies in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Montana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

www.basicenergyservices.com

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EQUIPMENT

Gibson Energy Inc.

1,450 tractors 2,600 trailers

3.7 billion

Provides transportation and storage of crude oil, natural-gas liquids and refined petroleum products in Canada and the United States. Canwest Propane supplies wholesale and retail propane in Canada; includes operations of Cal-Gas Inc. and Sittco Energy Limited acquired in April. Moose Jaw Refinery refines and markets petroleum products, asphalt, well site fluids and roofing flux. Gibson Environmental Services provides water treatment and disposal and oil field waste-management services. Chief Hauling Contractors provides liquid and dry bulk transportation services.

1,428 tractors 1,106 straight trucks 3,513 trailers

$15.3 billion

Provides oil and gas drilling, well-completion and production services in the United States, Canada and more than 100 other countries.

1,407 tractors 3,081 straight trucks 946 pickups and cargo vans 3,872 trailers 14,500 bulk tanks

$4.9 billion

Distributes industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding and related safety products through 1,100 locations in the United States. The company also manufactures nitrous oxide and liquid CO2 and supplies dry ice; includes operations of The Encompass Gas Group acquired in 2013, Welding & Therapy Service Inc. acquired in March, Team Welding Ltd. and Hember Ltd. acquired in June. Airgas Specialty Products distributes anhydrous and aqua ammonia, diesel exhaust fluid and related services through 25 locations in the United States.

1,370 tractors 35 straight trucks 4,249 trailers

$98 billion

Operates 2,640 supermarkets and department stores under the Kroger, Pay Less Super Markets, Baker’s, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Ruler Foods, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralph’s, Scott’s Food & Pharmacy, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores and Harris Teeter brand names. The company also operates 2,109 pharmacies, 786 convenience stores, 320 jewelry stores, 1,240 fueling stations and 38 food-processing plants in the United States. YOU Technology Brand Services provides digital coupons and promotions, acquired in February. Vitacost.com Inc. provides online sales and order fulfillment of dietary supplements, cosmetics, personal care products, pet products, sports nutrition and health foods; acquisiton agreement announced in July.

1,351 tractors 3,825 straight trucks 2,934 pickups and cargo vans 5,210 trailers

$3.5 billion

Clean Harbors Environmental Services provides collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous materials in the United States and Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Safety-Kleen Systems provides used oil recycling and re-refining, parts washers and environmental services for small-quantity generators.

1,339 tractors 136 straight trucks 1,888 trailers

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Manufactures and distributes food and beverages and related supplies to restaurants, schools and institutions in the United States and Canada. GFS Marketplace delivers food and supplies through more than 160 cash-and-carry stores in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Florida , Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Calgary, Alberta TSX: GEI Rick Wise, COO www.gibsons.com

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Weatherford International Fort Worth, Texas (Weatherford International Ltd., Geneva) NYSE: WFT Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, Chairman and CEO

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

www.weatherford.com

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Airgas Inc. Radnor, Pa. NYSE: ARG Dallas Hamilton, Fleet Director www.airgas.com

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The Kroger Co. Cincinnati NYSE: KR Kevin Dougherty, Chief Supply Chain Officer www.kroger.com

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Clean Harbors Inc. Norwell, Mass. NYSE: CLH William McKim, Vice President, Asset Management www.cleanharbors.com

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Gordon Food Service Grand Rapids, Mich. David Ponstein, National Director, Transportation www.gfs.com

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CHS Inc. Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Nasdaq: CHSCP Patrick Hessini, Vice President, Transportation

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ANNUAL SALES

1,322 tractors 1,837 straight trucks 2,060 trailers

$44 billion

Operates petroleum refineries and pipelines and supplies propane, lubricants and renewable fuels. The company also sells grain and oilseeds, fertilizer and animal feed, processes soybeans and flour and provides insurance and financial services; includes purchase of retail assets in Alberta and Saskatchewan from Crop Production Services (Canada) Inc. in April. CHS Transportation distributes petroleum, propane, anhydrous ammonia, fertilizer and other bulk and packaged products to local cooperatives and retail stores.

1,263 tractors 1,443 trailers

$1.6 billion

Provides production services for oil and gas drilling in the United States, western Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Russia; includes operations of Mission Well Services acquired in October 2013.

1,200 tractors 1,500 straight trucks 2,200 trailers

$11.9 billion

Supplies atmospheric and process gases and metal and ceramic coatings in North and South America, Europe and Asia; includes operations of United Welding Supplies and Best Welders Supply acquired in March and Lake Welding Supply Co. acquired in April. Praxair Surface Technologies supplies metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to aviation, industrial gas turbine and energy industries. NuCO2 provides carbon dioxide for beverages served at restaurants, convenience stores, theme parks and sports venues.

1,086 tractors 1,322 straight trucks 242 pickups, cargo vans 2,907 trailers

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Produces and distributes dairy and nondairy products for about 700 member dairies in 13 states and is a joint venture partner with regional dairy manufacturers and distributors, including: Hiland Dairy Foods, Hiland-Roberts Ice Cream Co., Madison Farms Butter Co., Muller-Pinehurst Dairy, Roberts Dairy, Turner Dairy, Southern Belle Dairy, Central Dairy, East Side Jersey Dairy and LuVel Dairy. Hawthorne-Mellody Distributors, Tom Davis & Sons Distributors distribute dairy products in Chicago and Detroit, respectively. Ice Cream Specialties produces ice cream sandwiches, fudge bars and popsicles. PFD Supply Corp., GMS Transportation distribute food and paper products to restaurants and fast-food restaurants.

1,070 tractors 1 straight truck 12 pickups and cargo vans 1,650 trailers

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Redistributes groceries, flatware and janitorial supplies from manufacturers to food processors and food-service distributors through nine distribution centers. Reliable Parts Inc. distributes parts for appliances and barbecue equipment; acquired partial ownership in July. DOT Transportation provides dry van and refrigerated truckload and LTL freight transportation services.

997 tractors 4,896 straight trucks 1,529 trailers

$3.3 billion

Manufactures and sells ready-mix cement, concrete blocks and aggregates and operates 13 cement plants, 46 distribution terminals, 100 rock quarries, 450 ready-mix plants and 4 marine terminals in the United States. New Line Transport operates as a private and for-hire flatbed carrier.

www.chsinc.com

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Calfrac Well Services Calgary, Alberta TSE: CFW Fernando Aguilar, CEO

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

www.calfrac.com

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Praxair Inc. Danbury, Conn. NYSE: PX Tim Johnson, U.S. Fleet Manager www.praxair.com

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Prairie Farms Dairy Carlinville, Ill. Jay Naples, Corporate Fleet Manager www.prairiefarms.com

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DOT Foods Mount Sterling, Ill. Paul Mugerditchian, President, DOT Transportation www.dotfoods.com

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CEMEX USA Houston (CEMEX, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) NYSE: CX Karl Watson Jr., President www.cemexusa.com

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Veritiv Corp. Norcross, Ga./Loveland, Ohio NTSE: VRTV Dave Rodenroth, Manager of Delivery Optimization www.veritivcorp.com

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Nestlé USA Glendale, Calif. (Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland) Paul Grimwood, CEO

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

948 tractors 76 straight trucks 124 pickups and cargo vans 1,352 trailers

$9.5 billion

Distributes commercial printing and office paper products, packaging materials and facility maintenance supplies through 170 distribution centers in the United States, Canada and Mexico; includes operations of Unisource Worldwide and xpedx division of International Paper Co. merged in July. PaperPlus sells paper products through retail stores in the United States. Graphic Communications provides consulting services. Bulkey Dunton Publishing Group supplies paper for publishing catalogs, advertising inserts, magazines and books. Unisource Logistics Solutions provides packaging design and sourcing and fulfillment services.

896 tractors 3,678 straight trucks 1,450 trailers

$10 billion

Nestlé Prepared Foods & Baking produces and distributes frozen meals, pasta and sauces, sandwiches and snacks from nine manufacturing plants. Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream Co. produces and distributes ice cream and frozen snacks. Nestlé Beverage produces and sells coffee, juices and beverage mixes. Nestlé Confections & Snacks produces candy and snacks. Nestlé Pizza produces frozen pizza. Nestlé Purina PetCare produces and distributes pet food. Nestlé Waters North America produces and distributes bottled water.

843 tractors 450 straight trucks 87 pickups and cargo vans 3,224 trailers

$36 billion

Operates 1,335 supermarkets and drugstores, produces milk, bread, ice cream, cheese and meat products, soft drinks, fruits and vegetables at 19 plants and distributes products from 13 distribution centers in the United States. Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V. sells food and general merchandise in 195 stores in western Mexico; 49% interest. GroceryWorks.com provides online grocery shopping and home-delivery services.

843 tractors 1,726 trailers 7,400 railcars 130 barges 62 tugboats

$42 billion

Distributes crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas through pipelines, trucks, railcars and barges. Settoon Towing operates barges and tugboats, 50% interest.

www.nestleusa.com

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Safeway Inc. Pleasanton, Calif. NYSE: SWY Duane Woods, Director of Transportation www.safeway.com

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Plains All American Pipeline Houston NYSE: PAA James Ferrell, Vice President, Supply Chain Management

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

www.paalp.com

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Air Products Inc. Trexlertown, Pa. NYSE: APD Douglas Sarbaugh, Manager, Fleet Maintenance www.airproducts.com

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Ben E. Keith Co. Forth Worth, Texas Daryl Wigington, Vice Pesident

830 tractors 120 straight trucks 400 pickups and cargo vans 2,100 trailers 825 tractors 52 straight trucks 1,053 trailers

$10.2 billion

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Produces and distributes industrial gases and chemicals, equipment and process technology for a variety of industries, including electronics, energy, home health care and chemical processing in the United States and more than 50 other countries.

Ben E. Keith Foods delivers food, paper goods, equipment and supplies to restaurants, hospitals, schools and other institutional businesses in 11 states through seven distribution centers. Ben E. Keith Beverage distributes beer and other beverages throughout Texas. Winn Meat Co. supplies meat products to customers in Texas and other areas of the Southwest.

www.benekeith.com

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Walgreen Co. Deerfield, Ill. NYSE: WAG Dan Laine, Director, Transportation

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS Operates 8,116 drugstores and pharmacies, 371 work-site health and wellness centers, 82 infusion and respiratory service facilities, 11 specialty pharmacies and two mail service facilities in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico. Walgreen Oshkosh Inc. operates as a private and for-hire carrier.

811 tractors 5 straight trucks 1,794 trailers

$72.2 billion

809 tractors 1,937 straight trucks 2,430 trailers

NA

Distributes fertilizer and pesticides for agricultural, turf, ornamental, forestry, aquatics and vegetationmanagement markets. Marubeni Specialty Chemicals supplies specialty chemicals, agricultural chemicals and plastics for import and export.

808 tractors 26 straight trucks 970 trailers

NA

Operates more than 650 travel plazas and fuel stops in the United States and Canada and counts banking and financial services, insurance, fuel purchasing, communications and truck sales among its offerings. Flying J Transportation operates as a for-hire and private carrier.

800 tractors 1,200 trailers

$14.8 billion

Kellogg North America produces and distributes cereal, Keebler cookie and cracker products and frozen food in the United States and Canada. Godfrey Transport Inc. operates as a private and for-hire truckload carrier.

796 tractors 748 straight trucks 3,940 trailers

$4 billion

762 tractors 379 straight trucks 1,073 trailers

$525 million

700 tractors 54 straight trucks 3,366 trailers

$4 billion

www.walgreens.com

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Helena Chemical Co. Collierville, Tenn. (Marubeni America/Marubeni Corp., Tokyo) www.helenachemical.com

39

37

Pilot Flying J Inc. Knoxville, Tenn. Jimmy Haslam, CEO www.pilotflyingj.com

40

36

Kellogg Co. Battle Creek, Mich. NYSE: K Brian Beale, Associate Director, Transportation Procurement www.kelloggs.com

41

48

Darling Ingredients Irving, Texas NYSE: DAR Patrick McNutt, Vice President, Fleet Operations

Collects used cooking oil and animal byproducts and converts them into ingredients for pharmaceutical, food, animal feed, pet food, fuel and fertilizer companies, includes operations of Terra Renewal Services and the rendering and biodiesel division of Maple Leaf Foods acquired in 2013, and Vion Ingredients divison of Vion Foods in The Netherlands acquired in 2014.

www.darlingii.com

42

31

Nuverra Enviromental Solutions Scottsdale, Ariz. NYSE: NES Brett Quigley, Director of Fleet Management

Provides transportation, treatment, disposal and recylcing of water and liquid waste used in oil and gas drilling in the United States.

www.nuverra.com

43

40

Shaw Industries Group Dalton, Ga. (Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) Ralph Tentler, Director of Transportation Operations

Shaw Floors manufactures carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic and vinyl tile, stone flooring and synthetic turf for residential and commercial purposes. Shaw Transport operates as a for-hire and private carrier.

www.shawfloors.com

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Key Energy Services Houston NYSE: KEG Dick Alario, Chairman and CEO

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

691 tractors 1,099 straight trucks 1,500 trailers

$1.6 billion

Provides oil and gas well servicing, contract drilling, pressure pumping, fishing and rental tools, electric wireline and other oil field services.

683 tractors 3,802 straight trucks 712 trailers

$53.4 billion

Operates 1,832 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

671 tractors 74 straight trucks 1,553 trailers

$10.3 billion

Distributes industrial and specialty chemicals through more than 700 facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

670 tractors 2,500 trailers

NA

Operates 1,075 supermarkets and pharmacies in 29 states under the Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market names.

638 tractors 1,504 trailers

NA

JBS USA processes and delivers beef, pork, poultry, lamb and mutton products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Australia. The company also operates 12 feedlots in the United States, Australia, Brazil and Italy. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. processes and delivers chicken products in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The company operates 26 feed mills, 30 hatcheries and 13 distribution centers, 75% ownership. JBS Carriers operates as a private and for-hire refrigerated carrier.

628 tractors 1,132 straight trucks 657 trailers

$3 billion

625 tractors 2,095 trailers

$17.1 billon

www.keyenergy.com

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44

Lowe’s Companies Inc. Mooresville, N.C. NYSE: LOW www.lowes.com

46

42

Univar Inc. Downers Grove, Ill. Rick DeVore, Director of Transportation www.univar.com

47

47

Albertsons Boise, Idaho (Cerberus Capital Management, Kimco Realty Corp., Klaff Realty, Lubert-Adler Partners, and Schottenstein Stores Corp.) www.albertsons.com

48

38

JBS USA Holdings Greeley, Colo. (JBS S.A., Sao Paulo, Brazil) Gary Acromite, Vice President, Supply Chain Management www.jbssa.com

49

50

Sunbelt Rentals Fort Mill, S.C. (Ashtead Group PLC, London) Brendan Horgan, CEO

Provides equipment rental for construction, industrial and utility industries through 388 locations in 36 states; includes operations of MAC Leasing acquired in September 2013.

www.sunbeltrentals.com

50

49

Delhaize America Salisbury, N.C. (Delhaize Group, Brussels)

Operates 1,514 supermarkets in 18 states under the Food Lion, Bottom Dollar Food and Hannaford Bros. names. Hannaford Trucking Co. operates as a private and for-hire carrier.

www.foodlion.com

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Mondelez International Inc. Deerfield, Ill. Nasdaq: MDLZ Joseph Tuturice, Transportation Director

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

$35.3 billion

Manufactures and sells cookies and biscuits, chocolate, gum and candy, beverages, cheese and dairy products in more than 165 countries.

NA

Distributes industrial and specialty gases through more than 400 locations in the United States and Canada. Linde Engineering North America supplies and constructs air separation and synthetic gas plants for petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Lincare Holdings Inc. provides respiratory care, infusion therapy and medical equipment to patients in the home.

604 tractors 13 straight trucks 710 trailers

$6.1 billion

Distributes natural foods and organic products to supermarkets and specialty stores through 22 distribution centers in the United States and Canada; includes operations of Tony’s Fine Foods acquired in May. Albert’s Organics distributes organic produce, milk, dressings, eggs, juices, poultry and other specialty items through four distribution centers in the United States. Select Nutrition Distributors ships health and beauty aids, vitamins and supplements from distribution centers in California and Pennsylvania. Woodstock Farms produces nuts, dried fruits and other snack items. Earth Origins Market operates 12 retail grocery stores in Florida, Maryland and Massachusetts. Trudeau Distributing Co. distributes specialty-food products; includes operations of Trudeau Foods acquired in 2013. Honest Green provides drop ship services to retailers and online food sellers.

596 tractors 7 straight trucks 1,953 trailers

$3 billion

Manufactures and distributes furniture and bedding and operates more than 500 Ashley Furniture HomeStores. Ashley Distribution Services operates as a for-hire and private carrier.

594 tractors 45 straight trucks 923 trailers

$6 billion

Distributes food and meat products, beverages and produce to food-service operators and restaurants in the United States and 49 other countries; includes operations of a Gateway Distribution facility in Lebanon, Illinois, acquired in April 2013. Groenz Group manufactures sauces, dressings, condiments and powders for quick-service restaurants and food service operators in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands; majority ownership acquired in February 2013.

590 tractors 16 straight trucks 430 pickups and cargo vans 2,605 trailers

$28.9 billion

Operates 1,077 supermarkets and pharmacies in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company also operates eight distribution centers, two bakeries, three dairies and two fresh food production facilities in Florida and Georgia.

580 tractors 1,134 straight trucks 1,081 pickups and cargo vans 1,530 trailers

$14.2 billion

Manufactures and distributes milk, butter and cheese to farm cooperatives, supermarkets and food-service companies throughout the United States and 50 other countries. Northwest Food Products Transportation transports milk for Land O’Lakes and other dairy producers. Land O’Lakes Purina Feed makes feed for livestock. Moark engages in egg production. Winfield Solutions distributes crop nutrients and crop protection products and seeds.

625 tractors 315 straight trucks 760 trailers

www.mondelezinternational.com

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Linde North America Murray Hill, N.J. (The Linde Group, Munich) Mark Motter, Head of Supply Chain Excellence

620 tractors 3,153 straight trucks 1,913 trailers

www.linde.com

53

56

United Natural Foods Providence, R.I. Nasdaq: UNFI Steven Spinner, CEO www.unfi.com

54

58

Ashley Furniture Industries Arcadia, Wis. www.ashleyfurniture.com

55

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Golden State Foods Irvine, Calif. Mark Wetterau, CEO www.goldenstatefoods.com

56

60

Publix Super Markets Lakeland, Fla. Jeffrey Day, Director of Transportation and Maintenance www.publix.com

57

54

Land O’ Lakes Inc. Arden Hills, Minn. Roger Nordtvedt, Director, Northwest Food Products www.landolakesinc.com

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Core-Mark Holding Co. San Francisco Nasdaq: CORE Thomas Perkins, CEO

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

561 tractors 70 straight trucks 693 trailers

$9.8 billion

Distributes packaged consumer goods to convenience stores, grocery stores, mass merchandisers and drug, liquor and specialty stores through 28 distribution centers in the United States and Canada.

561 tractors 64 straight trucks 1,510 trailers 27,400 railcars 2.500 barges 52 ocean vessels

$90 billion

Processes soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa into soy meal and oil, ethanol, high-fructose corn syrup and flour at 270 processing plants and more than 470 sourcing facilities in more than 140 countries. American River Transportation Co. transports agriculture commodities by barge. ADM Logistics provides bulk transportation for food-grade and chemical products, truckload and LTL, expedited, intermodal and flatbed freight, rail and port services, container shipping and ocean freight services.

560 tractors 2,000 straight trucks 88 pickups and cargo vans 750 trailers

NA

Supplies roofing, siding, windows, gutters, doors and related materials through more than 450 locations in 44 states.

550 tractors 1,100 trailers

NA

Manufactures polyethylene pipe for agricultural, waste, mining, timber, residential and commercial construction and highway drainage markets through 58 plants and 28 distribution centers in the United States and Canada.

537 tractors 1,834 straight trucks 1,905 trailers

$4.5 billion

MDU Construction Services Group provides construction contracting services for utilities, gas pipelines and other industrial projects. Knife River Corp. supplies crushed stone, sand and gravel, asphalt and ready-mix concrete and building materials. Fidelity Exploration & Production Co. produces and delivers natural gas and oil. Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. generates electricity and distributes natural gas in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Cascade Natural Gas Corp., Great Plains Natural Gas Co. and Intermountain Gas Co. distribute natural gas in Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, North Dakota and Idaho. WBI Energy distributes and stores natural gas and oil.

536 tractors 74 straight trucks 1,244 trailers

NA

Supplies industrial and medical gases and related services to the steel, oil refining, chemistry, glass, electronics, paper, metallurgy, food-processing, health-care and aerospace industries from more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada.

511 tractors 51 straight trucks 651 trailers

NA

Distributes food and business supplies to hospitals, restaurants and schools in 15 Western states through 10 distribution centers. Systems Services of America distributes food to chain restaurants in the western United States and Pacific Rim. Amerifresh supplies fresh fruits and vegetables to grocery and food-service companies in the United States. Ameristar Meats processes and distributes meat products to restaurants. Gampac provides supply chain logistics consulting services.

www.core-mark.com

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Archer Daniels Midland Co. Chicago NYSE: ADM Patricia Woertz, Chairman and CEO www.adm.com

60

62

ABC Supply Co. Beloit, Wis. Bob Kislia, National Fleet Manager www.abcsupply.com

61

50

Advanced Drainage Systems Hilliard, Ohio www.ads-pipe.com

62

43

MDU Resources Group Bismarck, N.D. NYSE: MDU David Goodin, CEO www.mdu.com

63

68

American Air Liquide Holdings Houston (L’Air Liquide SA, Paris) Michael Graff, CEO www.us.airliquide.com

64

59

Food Services of America Scottsdale, Ariz. (Services Group of America) Doug Minert, CEO www.fsafood.com

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Bunzl Distribution USA St. Louis (Bunzl PLC, London) Dan Hoover, Corporate Transportation Manager www.bunzlusa.com

66

53

H.E.B. Grocery Co. San Antonio www.heb.com

67

52

Foster Farms Livingston, Calif. Ron Foster, CEO

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

510 tractors 24 straight trucks 8 pickups and cargo vans 820 trailers

NA

Supplies paper and plastic packaging, disposable operating supplies, cleaning and safety products to food processors, supermarkets, non-food retailers, convenience stores and others in the United States, Canada, parts of Mexico and the Caribbean; includes operations of ProEpta in Mexico and Wesclean in Canada acquired in 2013.

505 tractors 9 straight trucks 2,844 trailers

NA

Operates supermarkets under the names H-E-B and Central Market in Texas, Louisiana and Mexico. The company also processes meat, dairy products, bread and tortillas.

503 tractors 138 straight trucks 1,166 trailers

NA

Processes and distributes chicken and turkey products. The company also operates chicken hatcheries, grow-out ranches and feed mills. Crystal Creamery, Humbolt Creamery process and distribute milk and dairy products in California. Fernandos Foodservice produces and distributes Mexican food.

500 tractors 506 straight trucks 551 trailers

$2.7 billion

Patterson UTI Drilling Co. operates 275 oil and gas rigs in the United States and western Canada. Universal Pressure Pumping Inc. and Universal Well Services provide pressure pumping services and drilling and completion fluid services in Texas and the Appalachian region.

477 tractors 15 straight trucks 724 trailers

$2.1 billion

BlueLinx Corp. distributes building products through 50 distribution centers in the United States.

470 tractors 490 trailers

$26 billion

Love’s Travel Stops operates highway fueling stations in more than 300 locations in 39 states. Love’s Country Stores operates convenience stores. Love’s Truck Tire Care operates more than 190 tire centers and provides roadside assistance. Gemini Motor Transport operates as a for-hire and private carrier.

www.fosterfarms.com

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Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. Houston Nasdaq: PTEN William Hendricks Jr., CEO www.patenergy.com

69

61

BlueLinx Holdings Atlanta NYSE: BXC Mitchell Lewis, CEO www.bluelinxco.com

70

78

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Oklahoma City Brent Bergevin, Director, Transportation www.loves.com

71

66

Oldcastle Inc. Atlanta (CRH PLC, Dublin) Mark Towe, CEO

458 tractors 1,657 straight trucks 1,444 trailers

NA

Allied Building Products supplies roofing, siding, window and interior products to residential and commercial contractors through 200 locations in the United States. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope supplies windows and glass walls, doors, skylights and architectural glass. Oldcastle Materials provides aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete for construction and paving projects. Oldcastle Building Products supplies concrete masonry, decorative stone, lawn and garden paving products, clay brick and roof tiles through 206 locations in the United States and Canada.

458 tractors 10 straight trucks 1,851 trailers

$17.2 billion

Provides wholesale distribution of produce and groceries to 1,820 independent grocery stores in 42 states through 17 distribution centers. The company also operates 1,330 Save-A-Lot discount grocery stores and 190 retail grocery stores under the Cub Foods, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Shop ‘n Save, Farm Fresh and Hornbacher’s banners in the United States; includes 18 Rainbow grocery stores, 13 pharmacies and 3 liquor stores in Minnesota acquired in May. W. Newell & Co. supplies fresh produce.

www.oldcastle.com

71

72

Supervalu Inc. Eden Prairie, Minn. NYSE: SVU Sam Duncan, CEO www.supervalu.com

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Perdue Inc. Salisbury, Md. Thomas Pollard, Corporate Director of Fleet Safety

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

449 tractors 68 straight trucks 1,432 trailers

NA

448 tractors 145 straight trucks 2,380 trailers

$7.7 billion

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS Perdue Farms produces, distributes and markets chicken and turkey products to retail grocery stores, food-service and international customers. Perdue AgriBusiness processes grain and soybeans to produce animal feed and pet-food ingredients and vegetable-based oils.

www.perdue.com

74

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Mohawk Industries Calhoun, Ga. NYSE: MHK Jeffrey Lorberbaum, Chairman and CEO

Manufactures and distributes carpets and rugs, hardwood laminate, wood, stone, ceramic tile and vinyl flooring in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico and Russia; includes operations of Pergo, Spano Invest NV and Marazzi Group acquired in 2013. Mohawk Carpet Transportation of Georgia operates as a for-hire and private carrier.

www.mohawkflooring.com

75

65

Pepsi Bottling Ventures Raleigh, N.C. Paul Mennard, Director of Fleet Operations www.pepsibottlingventures.com

76

69

Wakefern Food Corp. Keasbey, N.J. Joseph Colalillo, CEO

445 tractors 134 straight trucks 302 pickups and cargo vans 532 trailers

NA

Produces and distributes soft drinks through 21 bottling, distribution and sales facilities to customers in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

441 tractors 1 straight truck 2,200 trailers

NA

Distributes food and merchandise to 275 ShopRite and PriceRite supermarkets in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

www.wakefern.com

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Sanderson Farms Inc. Laurel, Miss. Nasdaq: SAFM Joe Sanderson Jr., Chairman and CEO

434 tractors 16 straight trucks 592 trailers

$2.7 billion

Produces, processes and sells fresh and frozen chicken products and prepared food items to retailers, distributors and fast-food restaurants.

www.sandersonfarms.com

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Sherwin-Williams Co. Cleveland NYSE: SHW David Phillips, Director of Fleet Operations

$10.2 billion

Manufactures paint, finishes, coatings and varnishes, operates 3,908 retail paint stores in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The company distributes products from 43 plants and 20 distribution centers. Sherwin-Williams Global Finishes Group distributes liquid and powder finishes to more than 100 countries and operates 300 branch locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Latin America Coatings Group operates 282 stores in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay and Colombia. Contract Transportation Systems operates as a for-hire and private carrier.

433 tractors 59 straight trucks 659 trailers

NA

Produces and distributes food and groceries, dairy products, fresh and frozen seafood and meat, produce, dietary products, equipment and beverage and chemical supplies through four distribution centers in the southwestern United States. Shamrock Farms produces milk.

425 tractors 100 straight trucks 1,300 trailers

$3.7 billion

434 tractors 1 straight truck 1,378 trailers

www.sherwin.com

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70

Shamrock Foods Co. Phoenix www.shamrockfoods.com

80

71

Leggett & Platt Inc. Carthage, Mo. NYSE: LEG Maik Breckwoldt, Vice President, Logistics

Manufactures components for residential furniture and bedding, retail store fixtures and displays, office furniture, die castings, steel tubing and wire, automotive seat support and lumbar systems and bedding industry machinery in 130 plants in 17 countries.

www.leggett.com

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63

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Bimbo Bakeries USA Horsham, Pa. (Grupo Bimbo, Mexico City) Gary Prince, President

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

418 tractors 4,784 straight trucks 1,565 trailers

NA

Produces and distributes bread, buns, bagels, English muffins, tortillas, chips, snack cakes, cookies, doughnuts, cakes and pastries from more than 70 bakeries and operates more than 13,000 sales routes in the United States.

411 tractors 1 straight truck 1,355 trailers

NA

Distributes hardware and building materials to 4,700 member-owned stores in more than 60 countries through 14 warehouses in the United States and distribution centers in China, Panama and the United Arab Emirates.

410 tractors 60 straight trucks 525 trailers

NA

Distributes food and grocery products, produce and cleaning supplies for food-service operators, restraurants, schools and health-care institutions in 36 states through 11 distribution centers. Maines Food & Party Warehouse provides food and party supplies. ServiSolutions provides beverage services and equipment.

407 tractors 51 straight trucks 969 trailers

NA

Provides bulk transportation of chemicals and petroleum products.

395 tractors 171 straight trucks 469 trailers

NA

Distributes food and groceries to supermarkets, convenience stores and food-service operators in 22 states in the eastern United States. Hackney Petroleum operates convenience stores in Tennessee and North Carolina. Hackney Home Furnishings operates retail furniture stores in Indianapolis, and Athens, Tenn. Uncle Ray’s Potato Chips produces potato chips and snack foods. Natural Springs Water Group distributes bottled water. Great American Deli produces packaged sandwiches and ready-to-eat food items. Neuro Fuel produces a mood-enhancing drink.

382 tractors 793 straight trucks 1,422 trailers

NA

Produces potatoes and vegetables; manufactures fertilizer and animal feed, veterinary products and grass seed; operates phosphate and silica mines, cattle ranches and feedlots with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and China. Western Stockmen’s sells supplies for cattle, horses, dogs, cats, swine, sheep, goats, rabbits and poultry.

373 tractors 530 trailers

NA

Distributes fresh produce and organic foods. Crosset Company provides store delivery. Grant County Foods operates tomato- and banana-ripening facilities. Club Chef supplies fresh-cut vegetables and lettuce. RWI Transportation provides refrigerated and dry van truckload and LTL transportation services.

www.bimbobakeriesusa.com

82

75

Ace Hardware Corp. Oak Brook, Ill. Scott McLean, Director of Transportation www.acehardware.com

83

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Maines Paper & Food Service Conklin, N.Y. James Bullins, Fleet Manager www.maines.net

84

75

Sentinel Transportation Wilmington, Del. (DuPont/Phillips 66) Adam Gregori, CEO www.sentineltrans.com

85

79

The H.T. Hackney Co. Knoxville, Tenn. www.hthackney.com

86

84

J.R. Simplot Co. Boise, Idaho www.simplot.com

87

80

Castellini Group Wilder, Ky. David Caldwell, Corpoate Transportation Manager www.castellinicompany.com

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Dallas (Department of Defense) Nicholas DeVincenzo, Chief of Fleet Operations www.shopmyexchange.com

89

76

Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. Chester, Ill. Donald Welge, CEO

EQUIPMENT 369 tractors 23 straight trucks 10 pickups and cargo vans 1,633 trailers

ANNUAL SALES $10.3 billion

361 tractors 1,143 trailers

NA

360 tractors 8,450 straight trucks 750 trailers 360 railcars

$3.2 billion

360 tractors 5 straight trucks 20 pickups and cargo vans 750 trailers

$4 billion

345 tractors 13 straight trucks 74 pickups and cargo vans 325 trailers

NA

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS Operates more than 3,100 post and base exchanges in the United States and 30 other countries with retail merchandise, fast-food outlets, movie theaters, beauty shops and gas stations.

Manufactures and distributes cereal, cake, cocoa, dinners, drink mixes, pasta and popcorn to grocery stores and food wholesalers in the United States and Canada from 14 production facilities in four states.

www.gilstermarylee.com

90

77

AmeriGas Partners Valley Forge, Pa. NYSE: APU www.amerigas.com

90

90

Nexeo Solutions Dublin, Ohio (TPG Capital) David Zimmerman, Manager of Fleet Transportation www.nexeosolutions.com

92

82

Silver Eagle Distributors Houston Ed Pritchard, Senior Vice President www.wideworldofbud.com

92

87

McKee Foods Corp. Collegedale, Tenn. Debbie McKee-Fowler, President, McKee Foods Transportation

345 tractors 633 trailers

AmeriGas Propane delivers propane to residential and commercial customers from approximately 2,500 locations in the United States.

Distributes chemicals, plastics and composite materials in North America, Europe and Asia; includes operations of Chemical Specialists and Development Inc. acquired in December 2013 and Archway Sales Inc. acquired in April.

Distributes beer and nonalcoholic beverages in the greater Houston and San Antonio areas.

$1.3 billion

Manufactures and distributes Little Debbie snack cakes in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and U.S. military commissaries overseas; includes certain assets of Hostess Brands acquired in April. Blue Planet Foods produces Heartland granola cereals, granola bars and pie crusts. Fieldstone Bakery produces snacks and cereals for institutional food-service organizations. McKee Foods Transportation operates as a for-hire and private carrier.

NA

Collects and resells animal byproducts, used grease and dead animal stock to manufacturers of pet food, fatty acids, chemicals and lubricants. The company also makes biofuel at 12 conversion facilities in the United States.

www.mckeefoods.com

94

88

Valley Proteins Inc. Winchester, Va. Richard Evans, Director of Transportation www.valleyproteins.com

334 tractors 111 straight trucks 20 pickups and cargo vans 1,025 trailers

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RANK 2013

95

85

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Stericycle Inc. Lake Forest, Ill. Nasdaq: SRCL Charles Alutto, CEO

EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL SALES

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS Provides medical and hazardous-waste disposal services for health care, manufacturing and retail industries in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom. The company operates 166 processing facilities, 155 transfer sites and 70 service facilities.

332 tractors 1,211 straight trucks 1,751 trailers

$2.1 billion

331 tractors 13 straight trucks 1,294 trailers

NA

322 tractors 357 straight trucks 415 trailers

$1.6 billion

Manufactures and distributes soft drinks in nine states, primarily in the Southeast. Beverages and Beyond Brands Inc. provides beverage brand creation services. Data Ventures provides market analysis for retail, grocery and consumer goods industries. Swift Water Logistics provides supply chain consulting, network design and implementation services. Red Classic Transportation Services operates as a for-hire and private carrier and provides freight brokerage and equipment maintenance services.

320 tractors 199 straight trucks 399 trailers

$407 million

Manufactures, leases and sells portable storage containers and mobile offices from 136 locations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom; includes assets and operations of portable storage providers in North Dakota and North Carolina acquired in March and in Connecticut, Tennessee and Texas acquired in June.

NA

Manufactures and distributes tires for cars and light trucks, trucks and buses, motorcycles, tractors and earthmoving equipment through nine distribution centers in the United States and Canada. Bridgestone Retail Operations operates more than 2,500 stores in the United States and Canada and 2,200 in Latin America, selling tires and providing maintenance and repair services. Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions provides new and retread tires for commercial trucks and off-road vehicles.

305 tractors 8 straight trucks 806 trailers

$126.8 billion

Operates more than 7,600 drugstores and more than 800 MinuteClinic locations in the United States and Puerto Rico; includes operations of Coram acquired in January. CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services provides benefits management. CVS Transportation operates as a private and for-hire carrier.

305 tractors 771 straight trucks 624 trailers

$2.2 billion

Distributes roofing and related building materials through 236 locations in the United States and Canada.

www.stericycle.com

96

86

Chrysler Group Transport Detroit (Chrysler Group)

Provides transportation of parts and supplies to manufacturing plants.

www.chryslerllc.com

97

81

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Charlotte, N.C. Nasdaq: COKE J. Frank Harrison III, CEO www.cokeconsolidated.com

98

72

Mobile Mini Inc. Tempe, Ariz. Nasdaq: MINI Erik Olsson, CEO www.mobilemini.com

99

88

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Nashville, Tenn. (Bridgestone Corp., Tokyo) Andrew Montpas, General Manager, Private Fleet

315 tractors 1,163 straight trucks 1,119 trailers

www.bridgestone.com

100

92

CVS Caremark Corp. Woonsocket, R.I. NYSE: CVS Dennis Berard, Director, Transportation www.cvs.com

100

99

Beacon Roofing Supply Herndon, Va. Nasdaq: BECN Brendan Daly, Chief Supply Chain Officer www.beaconroofingsupply.com

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