State's Largest Trucking Companies Coping With Tough Economy

by John Henry  on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 12:00 am  

The Private Fleets

Out of Transport Topics' annual list of the largest private trucking fleets, two of the top five are based in Arkansas.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. operates the second-largest fleet of trucks with 7,053. Tyson Foods Inc. is ranked No. 5 with 2,993 trucks.

Many of the private carriers are involved in the food service industry. Sysco Corp. of Houston is the largest with 7,666 trucks. U.S. Foodservices of Columbia, Md., follows Wal-Mart in third place.

Two other Arkansas-based trucking have large fleets. Both Pat Salmon & Son Inc. of North Little Rock and MCA Inc. of Little Rock are mail carriers. Salmon operates about 1,000 trucks and MCA about 900.



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