These Companies Are Buying Thousands of American Cars

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Individual buyers have always represented the bulk of U.S. car sales. While this is certainly still the case, corporate customers buying fleets of vehicles may be becoming increasingly important. Cox Automotive estimates that corporate fleet purchases will comprise 19% of new cars sales in 2019, amounting to 3.2 million vehicles. That would be the highest percentage and the highest total of fleet units sales in years. 

Major corporations or organizations looking to update or grow their fleet of vehicles would look at the deal the car company is offering and the specifications of the vehicles available. Some American companies looking to demonstrate their patriotism will buy from the Big Three American auto manufacturers: Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler. Some major companies own tens of thousands of American-made vehicles. 

24/7 Wall St. compiled a list of the companies with the largest fleets of vehicles made by the Big Three American Automakers. Our list of corporate fleets comes from the list of the 2018 edition of the 300 largest commercial fleets, published by trade publication Automotive Fleet Magazine. This table includes the 32 companies for which at least 5,000 vehicles in their fleet are made by General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, or Ford. Manufacturer origin is not available for all large corporate fleets, and this list only includes those companies for which complete estimates are available.

Many of the companies with the largest American-made vehicle fleet are delivery services, while others are major corporations that need to send employees to install equipment or perform maintenance as part of their business. Such companies include telecommunications companies, utilities, shipping companies, and more. These companies tend to need a great many vehicles because of their size. Several of the companies on this list also rank among the largest employers in the country. These are the largest employers in every state

The U.S. government, of course, almost exclusively purchases from American companies. That includes the brand-new 2020 Ford Police Interceptor, which is designed to do much more than the equivalent civilian SUV. Here is a list of 10 ways a new police car is better than your car.

Largest Big 3 Corporate Fleets

Company Total Corporate Fleet Pct. Chrysler Pct. Ford Pct. GM Big 3 Fleet
Ingersoll Rand 5,553 11 84 3 5,442
BP PLC 5,685 5 90 5 5,685
Kinder Morgan 5,946 0 90 9 5,887
BNSF Railway Ft. 6,171 0 99 1 6,171
GSK 6,191 0 5 95 6,191
Rent-A-Center Inc. 6,428 5 20 75 6,428
Genuine Parts Company 8,971 1 19 53 6,549
Quanta Services, Inc. 10,769 40 20 5 7,000
United States Infrastructure Corp. 8,358 2 6 76 7,021
Service Corp. International 7,249 30 18 52 7,249
Compass Group USA 8,724 7 40 37 7,328
Siemens Corporate 11,193 31 21 14 7,387
American Electric Power 7,691 0 99 0 7,614
Sherwin-Williams Co. 7,890 0 98 0 7,732
Sanofi 8,500 0 0 93 7,905
Safelite AutoGlass 8,120 0 60 40 8,120
FedEx Corporation 68,208 1 5 6 8,185
Nutrien (Crop Production Services) 8,569 27 25 47 8,483
United Technologies Corp. 9,800 2 83 3 8,624
Rollins, Inc. 8,800 5 30 65 8,800
ServiceMaster 9,700 0 70 22 8,924
Sears Holdings Management Corp. 9,157 1 28 71 9,157
AutoZone Inc. 15,613 5 39 15 9,212
Pacific Gas & Electric 9,853 0 50 50 9,853
Ecolab 11,650 9 71.5 5 9,961
State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. 10,656 3 80 17 10,656
Advance Auto Parts 13,814 17 1 81 13,676
CenturyLink 15,424 7 37 55 15,270
Johnson Controls, Inc. 19,636 0 89 11 19,636
PepsiCo, Inc. 23,653 0 50 50 23,653
Charter Communications, Inc. 35,956 4 82 13 35,596
AT&T 80,044 0 49 47 76,842