FleetOwner magazine ranked the top 500 private fleets based on the number of trucks and tractors they operate in its April issue. The list, according to the company, is based on a FleetSeek database that’s continuously updated.
FleetOwner noted its data is current as of Dec. 31, 2019, and stated private fleets tend to pay drivers more and have lower turnover rates than other carriers.
“These fleets measure key performance indicators and best practices typically used by successful private fleets operating at or near world-class standards and are from a representative cross-section of industries, business sectors, and customer markets throughout the U.S.,” said Gary Petty, National Private Truck Council (NPTC) president.
According to the listing the top ten companies were:
- AT&T in San Antonio, Texas;
- PepsiCo in Purchase, N.Y.;
- Waste Management Inc. in Houston, Texas;
- Comcast Corp. in Philadelphia, Pa.;
- Republic Services Inc. in Phoenix, Ariz.;
- Verizon Communications in West Babylon, Ariz.;
- Coca-Cola Refreshments USA in Atlanta, Ga.;
- Quanta Services Inc. and Subsidiaries in Houston, Texas;
- Clean Harbors in Norwell, Mass.; and
- Halliburton Co. in Houston, Texas.
Advance Auto Parts in Roanoke, Va., came in at 14th place. Meanwhile, Safelite AutoGlass Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, came in at 21st place, which is four places ahead of O’Reilly Auto Parts in Springfield, Mo., which came in at 25th place. Mygrant Glass Co. Inc. in Hayward, Calif., made the list and came in at 350th place.
“Companies with private fleets benefit from constant reminders to senior executives that outsourcing their private fleet can be a perilous option, which, especially in this extreme market, could result in prohibitively expensive transportation costs, a decline in customer service, and the risk of business loss,” said Petty.