America's Top Private Fleets

The Great Recession has finally caught up with America’s Top 500 private fleets. For the first time since they annual survey began seven years ago, there is a significant drop in the number of trucks operated by the country’s largest fleets. Not only is this year’s truck total for our Top 500 12.5 % lower than last year it’s also lower than 2008’s total.

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Equipment by Fleet Type


Total Vehicles Straight Trucks Tractors Trailers
Construction 86, 258 79, 724 6,534 30, 987
Concrete/cement 22,333 18,681 3,652 4,668
Food prodcuts 167,397 98,784 68,613 130,001
Manufacturing / Processing 63,856 54,935 8,921 24,021
Petroleum / Gases 77,171 53,112 24,059 38,474
Retail / Wholesale 105,023 83,396 21,610 85,608
Sanitation / Scrap 68,486 63,907 4,579 15,459
Business or Home Services 118,142 113,757 4,385 17,020
Utilities & Like Services 305,405 302,837 2,568 64,800
Total - Top 500 1,014,071 869,133 144,921 411,038

Top Fleets by Business Category

Top 500 Rank Service
10 The ServiceMaster Co. & Subsidiaries
11 Cintas Corp.
16 Asplundh
31 Rollins. Inc./Orkin, Inc.
33 Safelite Autoglass Inc/ Belron US
Top 500 Rank Concrete/Cement
47 Lafarge & Operating Cos.
112 Aggregate Industries & Operating Cos.
114 VCNA
165 Ready Mix USA LLC
167 US Concrete Inc. & Subsidiaries
Top 500 Rank Construction
14 Quanta Services, Inc. & Subsidiaries
20 Oldcastle, inc. & U.S. Subsidiaries
48 Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. & Operating Cos.
56 Pike Electric Corp.
66 Dycom Industries, Inc. & Subsidiaries
Top 500 Rank Food Industry
3 Pepsi Bottling Group
7 The Coca-Cola Co.
8 PepsiCo's Frito-Lay
17 Sysco & Subsidiaries
18 Interstate Bakeries/IBC Trucking
Top 500 Rank Mfg./Processing
9 Tyco International (US), Inc.
27 Weatherford & US Operating Cos.
29 United Technologies & Operating Cos.
41 Cemex & Operating Cos.
58 National Oilwell Varco
Top 500 Rank Petroleum/Gases
24 Baker Hughes & Divisions
28 Energy Transfer Partners LP
36 AmeriGas Propane LP
38 Airgas & Operating Cos.
42 Nabors Industries Ltd.
Top 500 Rank Sanitation
4 Republic Services (& Allied Waste)
5 Waste Management, Inc
57 Veolia ES & Divisions (North America)
68 Waste Connections & Operating Cos.
115 Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.
Top 500 Rank Retail/Wholesale
22 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
25 Agrium/Corp. Production Services, Inc.
30 Pro-Build
35 General Parts, Inc./CARQUEST
44 Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Top 500 Rank Utility
1 AT&T
2 Verizon Communications
6 Time Warner Cable
12 Cox Enterprises, Inc.
13 Qwest Corp.

Top Fleets by Equipment Type

Top 500 Rank Tractor
7 The Coca-Cola Co
17 SYSCO Corp.
22 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
23 Dean Foods & Subsidiaries
24 Baker Hughes & Divisions
32 US Foodservice Fleet Operations
43 Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
63 Haliburton Energy Services
77 McLane Co. Inc./Transco Inc.
88 Tyson Foods, Inc.
Top 500 Rank Straight Truck
1 AT&T
2 Verizon Communications
4 Republic Services (& Allied Waste)
5 Waste Management Inc.
6 Time Warner Cable
8 PepsiCo's Frito Lay
9 Tyco International (U.S.), Inc.
10 The ServiceMaster Co. & Subsidiaries
11 Cintas Corp.
12 Cox Enterprises Inc.