The Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers for 2012

Our annual list of the leading third-party logistics providers and cold storage operators in the food and beverage industry.


Star Distribution Systems, Inc.Star Distribution Systems, Inc., Plant City, FL
Web site: www.stardistribution.us
Year founded: 1892
Number of employees: 200
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: We’re Florida’s premier third party logistics provider and the only LTL distribution center that guarantees next day delivery on our private fleet to any Florida location for all orders received by 5pm EST.

 

States Logistics Services, Inc., Buena Park, CA
Web site: www.stateslogistics.com
Year founded: 1958
Number of employees: 450
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Our wide range of third-party logistics services includes warehousing, transportation, and value-added services.

 

Strive Logistics, Chicago, IL
Web site: www.strivelogistics.com
Year founded: 1995
Number of employees: 100
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: With our team-driven comprehensive process for planning, execution and communication we are able to provide our clients with custom solutions designed for their specific logistics and technology needs.

 

Sunteck Transport Group, Boca Raton, FL
Web site: www.suntecktransportgroup.com
Year founded: 1997
Number of employees: 400
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: The food/grocery industry (mfg, wholesale, retail) is Sunteck’s largest service niche, comprising nearly 30 percent of volume; Sunteck was a Food Logistics Top 3PL in 2009, 2010 & 2011.

 

Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati, OH
Web site: www.tql.com
Year founded: 1997
Number of employees: 1,900
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: TQL arranged 500,000+ loads in 2011, 48 percent in the food and beverage industry. TQL is an expert in Canadian moves and cross-docking facilities.

 

Trademark Transportation, Inc., Saint Paul, MN
Web site: www.trademarktrans.com
Year founded: 1983
Number of employees: 40
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Freight Forwarder
Worth noting: Trademark Transportation moves LTL shipments of temperature-controlled food and ingredients from, to and through the Midwest. Focus is on time, intact service with no surprises to our customers.

 

Transplace, Dallas, TX
Web site: www.transplace.com
Year founded: 2000
Number of employees: 600
Area(s) served: National; International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Transplace and Sunny Delight Beverages Co. announced the successful implementation of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet in Southern California. This program has met the company’s goals by lowering gas emissions and reducing fuel costs for the beverage company.

 

Ultra Logistics, Inc., Fair Lawn, NJ
Web site: www.ultralogistics.com
Year founded: 1996
Number of employees: 80
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: We provide supply chain services to clients in a variety of industries, by offering customized solutions, handling all transportation needs including: truckload transportation, hosted transportation management systems (TMS), supply chain management, network optimization and consulting.

 

Vantix LogisticsVantix Logistics, Carrollton, TX
Web site: www.vantixlogistics.com
Year founded: 1999
Number of employees: N/A
Area(s) served: National; International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Strong foundation of proven logistics expertise in the foodservice industry Vantix supremely positioned to execute within any supply-chain.

 

Veracity LogisticsVeracity Logistics, Clearfield, UT
Web site: www.veracitylogistics.com
Year founded: 2011
Number of employees: 22
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: AIB Superior Rating/Food Grade Distribution- Veracity Logistics delivers “Value with Velocity”

 

Verst Group LogisticsVerst Group Logistics, Walton, KY
Web site: www.verstgroup.com
Year founded: 1966
Number of employees: 1,200
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Largest third party contract decorator in the country. Numerous awards for family owned business and community service.

 

Wagner Industries, North Kansas City, MO
Web site: www.wagnerindustries.com
Year founded: 1946
Number of employees: 350
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Wagner continues to have a “bring it” attitude with the systems, people, and engineering support to deliver excellent results.

 

WSI (Warehouse Specialists, Inc.)WSI (Warehouse Specialists, Inc.), Appleton, WI
Web site: www.wsinc.com
Year founded: 1966
Number of employees: 1,200
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Three simple words: A powerful promise. WSI helps customers succeed through tailored, integrated logistics and supply chain solutions designed to maximize efficiency and reduce costs.

 

Weber Logistics, Santa Fe Springs, CA
Web site: www.weberlogistics.com
Year founded: 1924
Number of employees: 500
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: With 15 food-grade warehouses (CA, AZ & NV) and a fleet of trucks for frozen, chilled or ambient delivery, Weber Logistics has the largest temperature-controlled storage and delivery network in the western U.S.

 

Werner Enterprises / Werner Global Logistics, Omaha, NE
Web site: www.werner.com
Year founded: 1956
Number of employees: 11,000
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Through Werner Enterprises’ investment in and commitment to sustainability and keeping the roads “green,” the company has reduced its carbon footprint by 140,000 tons in the past three years.

 

Wheels GroupWheels Group, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Web site: www.wheelsgroup.com
Year founded: 1988
Number of employees: 250
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: One of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies for 15 years, providing our customers with a one-stop, flexible supply chain solution for their national and international transportation needs.

 

Witte Bros. Exchange, Inc., Troy, MO
Web site: www.wittebros.om
Year founded: 1950
Number of employees: 225
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Witte Bros. brings a “greener” approach to transportation, partnering with Cascade Sierra Solutions to promote and install transport electrification technology across the United States.

 

WOW LogisticsWOW Logistics, Appleton, WI
Web site: www.wowlogistics.com
Year founded: 1977
Number of employees: 170
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: WOW’s Inventory Financing Program allows clients in the Dairy industry the ability to finance 100 percent of their inventory and defer warehousing costs. Products include long hold cheeses and dairy powders.

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