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Top 100 private carriers are a major part of US trucking

Atlanta has always been a transportation hub from its founding as a railroad town in the 1840s. At the crossroads of I-75, I-85 and I-20, Atlanta is a center of interstate trucking activity as well. On our highways we see trucks from most of the largest trucking companies in the US. Fortunately, most operate pretty safely most of the time, but unfortunately some do not.

Private carriers transport their own products, as opposed to public carriers that haul for others. While the general public may not think of these as “trucking companies” but their truck fleets are regulated by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as motor carriers hauling for other companies.

Here are the top 100 private trucking carriers, as listed by Transport Topics.

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.

Ken Shigley is president of the State Bar of Georgia, author of Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation and Practice, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (one of 20 in Georgia), a board member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, and designated as a “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta Magazine. His practice involves litigation of interstate motor carrier collision cases in Georgia and neighboring states in compliance with the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules of each state.