The Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers for 2013

Third-party logistics and cold storage providers together provide essential transportation, logistics, warehousing and distribution support for the food and beverage supply chain. Their capabilities have become as diverse as the customers they serve—from small local producers to global food manufactur-ers—all of whom have unique requirements. This year’s list has familiar names and newcomers. The alphabetized profiles contain basic information while details on each company’s service offerings are provided on the accompanying graph.

Acme Distribution Centers, Inc., Aurora, CO

Web site: www.acmedistribution.com

Year founded: 1947

Number of employees: 250

Area(s) served: North America; U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Since 1947, Acme has been providing a consistent “best in class” solution and execution of supply chain services for all types of companies and channel paths.

 

Americold, Atlanta, GA

Web site: www.americold.com

Year founded: In service 80+ years

Number of employees: 12,000 globally

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Americold’s network is an integral component of the global supply chain. We implement customizable solutions from “farm to fork” in temperatures of -40 to ambient.

 

 

Atlanta Bonded Warehouse, Kennesaw, GA

Web site: www.atlantabonded.com

Year founded: 1948

Number of employees: 400-500

Area(s) served: National

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Featuring public and food-grade, temp-controlled distribution services.

 

Badger Farm Rail LLC, Reedsburg, WI

Web site: www.badgerfarmrail.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 30

Area(s) served: Regional; International

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: “Rail freight friendly.”

 

Bolingbrook Cold Storage, Bolingbrook, IL

Web site: www.bolingbrookcoldstorage.com

Year founded: 2010

Number of employees: 50+

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: BBCS takes great care of temperature-sensitive products using the latest in technology & equipment. Our sealed temp-controlled loading docks & staging areas allow fast loading & unloading. All areas within our 3 warehouses are fully maintained with state-of-the-art security systems and the highest sanitation standards.

 

Britton & Company, Calexico, CA

Web site: www.brittoncompany.com

Year founded: 1944

Number of employees: 12

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based

Worth noting: Our main customer is the largest bakery worldwide.

 

Burris Logistics, Milford, DE

Web site: www.burrislogistics.com

Year founded: 1925

Number of employees: 1722

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Our Custom Retail Distribution gives you all the benefits of self-distribution with none of the headaches.

 

C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, MN

Web site: www.chrobinson.com

Year founded: 1905

Number of employees: 11,144

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: In the past year, C.H. Robinson has been named Carrier of the Year by Sharp Electronics, won the Collaboration Award from Brookshire Grocery Company, named a World’s Most Admired Company by Fortune, named a National Top Workplace and handled approximately 11.5 million shipments in 2012.

 

Cardinal Logistics Management

Corporation, Concord, NC

Web site: www.cardlog.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 5,100

Area(s) served: Entire U.S. + Puerto Rico

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Cardinal manages multi-temp shipments and incorporates vendor freight without increasing fixed assets by engineering a dedicated fleet operation.

 

Cargo Service Center India ( Pvt.), Ltd. Mumbai, India

Web site: www.cscindia.in

Year founded: 1995

Number of employees:

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Fruit ripening facility; cleaning, sorting, grading and storage of fruits and vegetables; and other related services.

 

CaseStack, Santa Monica, CA

Web site: www.casestack.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: >150

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

A key component of CaseStack’s growth has been its ability to successfully collaborate with the largest US retailers and grocery chains, such as Walmart, Kroger, and Roundy’s Supermarkets.

 

Castlecool, Castleblayney, Ireland

Web site: www.castlecool.ie

Year founded: 1994

Number of employees: 50

Area(s) served: International/ Ireland & UK

Asset/Non-asset: N/A

Worth noting: Castlecool is Ireland’s leading and largest provider of temperature-controlled supply chain solutions. The company has been awarded a Best Managed Companies Award by Deloitte for four consecutive years.

 

CBT, Inc., Oakwood, GA

Web site: www.cbtoakwood.com

Year founded: 1989

Number of employees: 11

Area(s) served: National (Entire U.S)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: CBT, Inc is a TIA Performance Certified, woman-owned, debt-free brokerage founded in 1989. We currently haul for the major foodservice, poultry, egg companies and many other shippers across the U.S.

 

Choptank Transport, Preston, MD

Web site: www.choptanktransport.com

Year founded: 1984

Number of employees: 150

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Offering exceptional freight brokerage services and competitive rates.

 

Classic Transportation & Warehousing, Grand Rapids, MI

Web site: www.classictransportation.com

Year founded: 1988

Number of employees: 70

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Classic is U.S. Customs bonded, C-TPAT certified and audited by AIB. We have a tradition of being one of the most efficient third-party warehouse providers in the industry.

 

Cloverleaf Cold Storage, Sioux City, IA

Web site: www.cloverleaf.com

Year founded: 1896

Number of employees: 265

Area(s) served: Regional

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Cloverleaf Cold Storage is a family owned and operated company that has been dedicated to service for over 60 years.

 

Cold Storage Solutions, North Las Vegas, NV

Web site: www.coldstoragesolutions.com

Year founded: 2012

Number of employees: 12

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: We are “Cold Storage...Simplified” offering 4,600 total pallet positions at 35, 28 and -5 degrees.

 

Columbian Logistics Network,

Grand Rapids, MI

Web site: www.Columbian.us

Year founded: 1892

Number of employees: 260

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Earning SQF Level 2 and SHARP Certifications in 2013, Columbian is driven by its values and commitment to the food industry, providing solutions to manufacturers and customers of all sizes.

 

Coyote Logistics, Chicago, IL

Web site: www.coyote.com

Year founded: 2006

Number of employees: 1,200+

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Coyote’s Collaborative Transportation Management system includes comprehensive planning with the customer to understand account requirements; execute procurement, planning, and settlement; afford end-to-end visibility; and continuously improve the customer’s network.

 

Crowley / Crowley Fresh, Jacksonville, FL

Web site: www.crowley.com

Year founded: 1892

Number of employees: 5,000

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: CrowleyFresh--a partnership between Crowley and Customized Brokers--bundles individual cold chain storage and logistics offerings into one comprehensive solution. Certifications: Primus Labs Food Safety audit (received 99%), C-TPAT Certified, USDA approved.

 

CRST Logistics Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA

Web site: www.crstlogistics.com

Year founded: 1992

Number of employees: 120

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: We leverage our buying power to the fastest, safest, most innovative ways to move your products. Anywhere.

 

DB Schenker, Freeport, NY (US corp office) Essen, Germany (worldwide HQs)

Web site: www.dbschenker.com

Year founded: USA 1945 Germany 1800’s

Number of employees: USA 6,000+ Worldwide 91,000+

Area(s) served: North America; International

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Our warehouses are Pest Controlled and recently won the “Integrated Pest Management” award by Orkin, as well as being HACCP certified.

 

DSC Logistics, Des Plaines, IL

Web site: www.dsclogistics.com

Year founded: 1960

Number of employees: 2395

Area(s) served: National; North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: With over 50 years’ experience in the food and CPG industries, DSC has the business acumen, operational leadership, capabilities and culture required to integrate and align network partners, supply chain functions, technologies and processes with customer business goals.

 

England Logistics, Salt Lake City, UT

Web site: www.englandlogistics.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 419

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: England Logistics is one of the nation’s leading third-party logistics providers offering a complete suite of services from small package/parcel to full truckload and complete supply chain managment.

 

Flagship Logistics Group, Indianapolis, IN

Web site: wwww.flagshipfoodgroup.com

Year founded: 1991

Number of employees: Over 600

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ U.S. and Canada (Not Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Flagship offers over one million square feet of production, R&D, warehousing and office space in six time zones around the globe. Flagship develops, manufactures and distributes leading menu items and collaborates with third-party food customers to solve logistic challenges, and reduce supply chain and distribution costs.

 

Frialsa Frigorificos, Huixquilucan, México

Web site: www.frialsa.com.mx

Year founded: 1983

Number of employees: 1300

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Frialsa has been awarded for being a pioneer in wind-powered PRWs, pluvial water recovery systems, paperless operations and high efficiency (LED) lighting.

 

FST Logistics, Columbus, OH

Web site: www.fstlogistics.com

Year founded: 1991

Number of employees: 270

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: FST Logistics is a 3PL specializing in multi-temperature-controlled warehousing and refrigerated transportation.

 

Great Lakes Cold Storage, Solon, OH

Web site: www.glcsinc.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 55 (entire U.S.)

Area(s) served: National

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: We were the third company selected by Walmart to be a Frozen Consolidation Center and take great pride in our service.

 

H & M Bay, Inc., Federalsburg, MD

Web site: www.hmbayinc.com

Year founded: 1982

Number of employees: 200

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: H & M Bay is the country’s premier logistics provider for LTL, refrigerated and frozen commodities. Consolidation centers strategically located nationwide, along with a host of Web-based systems for ordering and tracking, help you manage all your shipping needs.

 

Hall’s Warehouse Corp., South Plainfield, NJ

Web site: www.hallscorp.com

Year founded: 1927

Number of employees: 284

Area(s) served: U.S. region- Northeast U.S.

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: A Food Logistics “Top Green Provider” operating one of the largest rooftop mounted solar installation in the state of New Jersey and one of the largest in the U.S.

 

Hanover Logistics, Hanover, PA

Web site: www.hanoverlogistics.com

Year founded: 1977

Number of employees: 95

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ Northeast & Mid-Atlantic

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Warehouses are both AIB and food-grade certified. Sentry Insurance awarded R.H. Crawford, Inc. trucking a top safety award in 2012. Awarded top forward warehouse in 2012 by Sysco.

 

Hanson Logistics, St. Joseph, MI

Web site: www.hansonlogistics.com

Year founded: 1954

Number of employees: 200

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Hanson’s Velocities MVC is a win/win cold supply chain fulfillment program that eliminates costly LTL and enables food manufacturers to realize savings in fuel, labor, equipment and overhead.

 

Hellmann Perishable Logistics, Miami, FL

Web site: www.hellmann.net

Year founded: 1871

Number of employees: 10,000+

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Hellmann Perishable Logistics is the only logistics glogal frieght forwarder that is 100% committed to the perishable industry. Our goal is to provide our customers with one reliable, dedicated logistics partner from orgin to destination and complete management of the cold supply chain door to door.

 

Henningsen Cold Storage, Hillsboro, OR

Web site: www.henningsen.com

Year founded: 1923

Number of employees: 235

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Celebrating 90 years of service, Henningsen Cold Storage offers a wide variety of 3PL services throughout its network of multi-temperature facilities in Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.

 

Inmar, Winston-Salem, NC

Web site: www.inmar.com

Year founded: 1980

Number of employees: 3900

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Inmar’s platforms connect offline and online transactions in real time for more than 1,600 leading retailers and manufacturers who trust Inmar to securely manage over $38 billion in transaction payment value.

 

Interstate Cold Storage, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN

Web site: www.interstatecoldstorage.com

Year founded: 1973

Number of employees: 70

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Interstate Cold Storage, Inc., introduces new services in quick-freezing and tempering. Using a proprietary process, developed by Interstate Cold Storage, freezing and tempering times can be reduced tremedously compared to convetional methods.

 

Interstate Transport, St. Petersburg, FL

Web site: www.Interstate-Transport.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 42

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Temperature-controlled, time-sensitive freight, dry and flatbed 3PL for the country’s largest shippers in the foodservice, restaurant, grocery, retail, big box and construction industries.

 

Interstate Warehousing, Fort Wayne, IN

Web site: www.tippmanngroup.com

Year founded: 1984

Number of employees: 600

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Interstate Warehousing is ranked among the Top 10 Public Refrigerated Warehouse companies in North America by the IARW, and has expanded four of our facilities in the past three years.

 

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Lowell, AR

Web site: www.jbhunt.com

Year founded: 1961

Number of employees: 16,475

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: J.B. Hunt provides enterprise solutions to customers allowing them to cover all their logistics needs with one company.

 

Jarrett Logistics Systems, Inc., Orrville, OH

Web site: www.jarrettlogistics.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 37

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: We continually differentiate ourselves from the competition through our systems, services and people. Every individual at Jarrett Logistics Systems views themselves as an extention of the company that they service.

 

JTS (Johanson Transportation Service), Fresno, CA

Web site: www.johansontrans.com

Year founded: 1971

Number of employees: 76

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ Western Europe, Southeast Asia, Asia, South America

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: JTS was awarded the 2013 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Ethics Award for Marketplace Excellence, for demonstrating a commitment to ethical business practices in operations and for the manner in which we serve our staff and customers.

 

Kane Is Able, Scranton, PA

Web site: www.kaneisable.com

Year founded: 1930

Number of employees: 1,100

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: KANE (Kane Is Able) provides logistics services specially designed for consumer packaged goods companies and their retail customers.

 

Kenco, Chattanooga, TN

Web site: www.kencogroup.com

Year founded: 1950

Number of employees: 4500

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Through our WBENC certification, we fulfill a unique market niche by offering high-quality and comprehensive services on a large scale, while allowing customers to meet supplier diversity goals.

 

KTI, LTD., Pulaski, VA

Web site: www.ktiltd.com

Year founded: 1995

Number of employees: 40

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: KTI provides first-class logistics services primarily in the food and food packaging industries. KTI partners with customers to develop customized solutions that provide customers with a logistical edge on their competition.

 

L&M Transportation Services, Inc., Raleigh, NC

Web site: www.lmts.com

Year founded: 1977

Number of employees: 44

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Recognized as a Food Logistics Top Ten Innovator in 2012, and a Top 100 3PL in 2011.

 

Lily Transportation Corp., Needham, MA

Web site: www.lily.com

Year founded: 1958

Number of employees: 500

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset:Asset-based

Worth noting: Lily Transportation is an EPA SmartWay Transport Partner, and is one of a a handful of trucking companies in the U.S. running its grocery and food trucks on natural gas. The trucks emit nearly zero air particulates and up to 24 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Lineage Logistics, Colton, CA

Web site: www.lineagelogistics.com

Year founded: 2012 (the companies that make up Lineage have been active in the industry anywhere from 30 to 100 years)

Number of employees: 3,000

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Lineage Logistics is a warehousing and logistics company built to deliver sophisticated, customized, and dependable cold chain solutions. Lineage Logistics has one of the largest facility networks in the U.S. and is the second largest third-party temperature-controlled warehouse provider in the industry.

 

Load Delivered Logistics, Chicago, IL

Web site: loaddelivered.com

Year founded: 2008

Number of employees: 57

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: LDL was founded with a focus in temperature-controlled freight. Since then, we have become refrigerated freight experts, and these shipments continue to be a large part of our business.

 

Matson Logistics Inc., Concord, CA

Web site: www.matson.com

Year founded: 1987

Number of employees: 310

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Matson Logistics provides integrated transportation and company-operated warehousing services throughout the U.S. Matson also provides ocean service to Hawaii, Guam, and other mid-Pacific points.

 

Metro Park Warehouses, Kansas City, MO

Web site: www.mpwus.com

Year founded: 1970

Number of employees: 150

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Winner of multiple customer DC awards,we offer multi-vendor consolidation programs, inventory purchasing management services, wholesale drug distribution and call center services, from seven modern flexible public and contract facilities located in Kansas City, to maximize all modes of transportation savings and efficiencies.

 

MHW Group (Cryo-Trans div.),

Owing Mills, MD

Web site: wwww.mhwgroup.com

Year founded: 1985

Number of employees: 25

Area(s) served: North America

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Cryo-Trans owns and leases the largest fleet of private reefer box cars in North America.

 

Midwest Refrigerated Services, Milwaukee, WI

Web site: www.midwestrefrigerated.com

Year founded: 2008

Number of employees: 200

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: One of the largest asset-based nationwide fresh/frozen LTL consolidation pools in the upper Midwest. Expertise in handling dual temp loads utilizing bulkheads with cold draw technology.

 

Millard Refrigerated Services., Omaha, NE

Web site: www.millardref.com

Year founded: 1963

Number of employees: 2,200

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: During the past 12 months, Millard Refrigerated Services built a new corporate headquarters in Omaha and expanded its facilities in Atlanta, Alabama and Sunnyvale, Texas.

 

Murphy Warehouse Company, Minneapolis, MN

Web site: www.murphywarehouse.com

Year founded: 1904

Number of employees: 170

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Fourth-largest solar generator in the state of Minnesota, three LEED Gold/Silver & Energy Star Certified facilities, OSHA-SHARP, ISO 9001 & 14001. We also plant native prairies at facilities, and are a Food Logistics Top 3PL Provider since 2006.

 

Newport-St. Paul Cold Storage Co., Newport, MN

Web site: www.newportcold.com

Year founded: 1958

Number of employees: 40

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Family owned and operated. We have a “get it done” mentality when the customer has special logistical needs.

 

NFI, Cherry Hill, NJ

Web site: www.nfiindustries.com

Year founded: 1932

Number of employees: 6,500

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: A national leader in supply chain management, NFI provides customized solutions for every step of the shipping process including transportation, warehousing, distribution, intermodal, and brokerage in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Nor-Am Cold Storage, Le Mars, IA

Web site: www.nor-am.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 200

Area(s) served: North America, International

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Full service PRW offering all types of product repackaging, tempering, trimming and cutting.

 

Nordic Cold Storage, Atlanta, GA

Web site: www.nordiccold.com

Year founded: 1960

Number of employees: 350

Area(s) served: National

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Ranked nationally as a top frozen warehouse company by the IARW.

 

Nova Cold Storage, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Web site: www.nova-cold.com

Year founded: 1990

Number of employees: 14

Area(s) served: Canada

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Nova Cold’s newest transloading and storage facility is located in the Halifax Gateway Logistics Park. Our CEO is the new North Atlantic Chapter board member of the IARW.

 

ODW Logistics, Columbus, OH

Web site: www.odwlogistics.com

Year founded: 1971

Number of employees: 1,000

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: ODW Logistics has over four decades of experience in handling food-grade products for a variety of clients, which adds to our considerable wealth of knowledge in this area.

 

PenserSC, A Suddath Company, Jacksonville, FL

Web site: www.pensersc.com

Year founded: 1908

Number of employees: 145

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ Southeastern USA

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: PenserSC is the Southeast link to your supply chain. We have specialized in food logistics since 1908 and service all the major grocery and retail distribution centers in the region.

 

Penske Logistics, Reading, PA

Web site: www.penskelogistics.com

Year founded: 1969

Number of employees: 9,000

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International/ China, Brazil, Netherlands, Germany, UK

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Penske recently earned special recognition from the EPA for its green truck fleet practices and support of the SmartWay Transport Partnership.

 

Port Jersey Logistics, Monroe, NJ

Web site: www.portjersey.com

Year founded: 1954

Number of employees: 135

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: We expanded on our Value Added Services by building a new 50,000 square foot facility to offer our customers even more services than before, with a faster turnaround time.

 

Preferred Freezer Services, Chatham, NJ

Web site: www.preferredfreezer.com

Year founded: 1989

Number of employees: 1,700

Area(s) served: U.S. region/National (entire U.S.)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Preferred Freezer Services has revolutionized temperature-controlled warehousing by leading the industry in advanced engineering and automated lights-out, crane technology. Our warehousing and logistics expertise deliver the highest level customer solutions.

 

R.W. Bozel Transfer, Inc. dba Bozel Persishable Logistics, Aberdeen, MD

Web site: www.bozelt.com

Year founded: 1919

Number of employees: 100

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Quietly serving the food industry since 1919. We are family owned and operated with special attention to detail. We offer the flexibility of a small company, combined with the sophistication of a much larger one.

 

Re Transportation, Inc. (ReTrans), Memphis, TN

Web site: www.re-trans.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 275

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: ReTrans offers a niche retail food distribution solution called “Reach.” Reach leverages ReTrans’ proprietary technology, expertise, and carrier relationships to customize food distribution solutions that reduce cost, broaden customers’ marketplace and improve delivery metrics.

 

RLS Logistics, Newfield, NJ

Web site: www.rlslogistics.com

Year founded: 1994

Number of employees: 160

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: RLS continues to provide a host of value-added services. RLS most recently started a new division for TL Brokerage, in addition to our 48-state LTL consolidation, temperature-controlled warehouse and packaging services. RLS is one of six recognized Walmart pool distribution centers in the country.

 

RMX Global Logistics, Evergreen, CO

Web site: www.rmxglobal.com

Year founded: 1983

Number of employees: 85

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: RMX Global Logistics is a multi-national supplier of logistics management services with over 30 years’ experience in domestic and international supply chain services.

 

RTL Services, Inc., Florence, NJ

Web site: www.rtlsvc.com

Year founded: 1996

Number of employees: 50

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Listed as one of Food Logistics’ Top 3PL’s for past 5 years. Awarded Supplier of the year by Melitta USA. We are an AIB-certified, customer-driven company offering warehousing, packaging and transportation services.

 

Ruan Transportation Managment Systems, Des Moines, IA

Web site: www.ruan.com

Year founded: 1932

Number of employees: 5,139

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Ruan is a 2012 SmartWay Excellence Award recipient for commitment to helping lead the freight industry to a more sustainable future. Forty companies--one percent of the 3,000 SmartWay partners--were selected for this distinction.

 

RWI Transportation LLC, Wilder, KY

Web site: www.RWItrans.com

Year founded: 1956

Number of employees: 125

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: RWI, an asset-based 3PL that successfully manages more than 100,000 shipments each year, has special expertise in handling perishable freight. RWI is an affiliate of the Castellini Group of Companies, which forms one of the largest distributors of fresh fruits and vegetables in the U.S.

 

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, Miami, FL

Web site: www.RyderSCS.com

Year founded: 1933

Number of employees: 27,400

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Ryder Supply Chain Solutions is an end-to-end logistics partner committed to helping companies transform their supply chains and achieve peak performance by delivering the best in operational execution. Ryder develops supply chain strategies and manages and executes scalable logistics operations.

 

Saddle Creek Logistics Services, Lakeland, FL

Web site: www.sclogistics.com

Year founded: 1966

Number of employees: 2,200

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Saddle Creek provides integrated logistics solutions nationwide. The 3PL has earned recognition from food industry leaders, including Sam’s Club “Service Provider of the Year” and Del Monte Foods’ “Lean Savings” awards.

 

Scotlynn USA Division Inc., Fort Myers, FL

Web site: www.scotlynn.com

Year founded: 2010

Number of employees: 35

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: With 20 years of experience in Canada, our U.S. operations is going to quickly exceed the performance of our Canadian operations within the first five years.

 

Seaonus, Jacksonville, FL

Web site: www.seaonus.com

Year founded: 1987

Number of employees: 500

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Seaonus is a trusted and respected company that has been serving the refrigerated community for over 30 years, offering complete logistics services including warehousing, stevedoring, terminal services and freight services. All of our facilities are served by rail, truck and marine vessels.

 

Sherway Group, Mississauga, Ontario

Web site: www.sherwaygroup.com

Year founded: 1977

Number of employees: 300

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Sherway Group offers a customer focused and systems driven supply chain solution to Canadian and international businesses. With over 1.5 million square feet of dry and refrigerated storage in Toronto, asset-based trucking, logistic divisions, and value added packaging; we can provide an end-to-end seamless solution servicing Canada coast-to-coast. Specializing in food, beverage and consumer packaged goods.

 

Shippers Warehouse, Dallas, TX

Web site: www.shipperswarehouse.com

Year founded: 1901

Number of employees: 900

Area(s) served: Regional

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Most extensive CPG multi-vendor consolidation program in the industry via transportation subsidiary Grocery Direct Consolidation Transportation.

 

Sonwil Distribution Center, Inc., Buffalo, NY

Web site: www.sonwil.com

Year founded: 1942

Number of employees: 225

Area(s) served: U.S. region/National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Transportation and Consolidation Services, an affiliate of Sonwil Distribution Center, Inc., has introduced Innovative Transportation Services (ITS), offering efficient short haul transport to companies with real-time inventory management needs.

 

Star Distribution Systems, Inc.,

Plant City, FL

Web site: www.stardistribution.us

Year founded: 1931

Number of employees: 225

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ Florida

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Serving midsized CPG, Appliance/HVAC and Medical Manufactures with collaborative distribution and transportation solutions. We’ve taken the “grocery” collaboration model and expanded it to other markets.

 

States Logistics Services Inc., Buena Park, CA

Web site: www.stateslogistics.com

Year founded: 1958

Number of employees: 439

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: States Logistics is a Smartway Partner with our Trucking Fleet. Pepsico awarded State Logistics “Warehouse of the Year” for 2009 and 2012. Bio-fuel is being used in our California trucking fleet.

 

Sunteck Transport Grouo, Boca Raton, FL

Web site: www.suntecktransportgroup.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 80

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Sunteck customers will be served by independent branch office owners who are motivated by entrepreneurship to provide the best service possible.

 

Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati, OH

Web site: www.tql.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 2,196

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: TQL moved more than 200,000 refrigerated loads in 2012. We are a Blue Book Elite Transportation Member whose credit rating is the highest score a company can receive.

 

TransCold Distribution, Kent, WA

Web site: ww www.transcold.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 107

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Small versatile company that meets the needs of other small companys with regards to frozen food or dry storage and logistics. We offer DSD distribution and have a superior inside sales department that call orders all DSD accounts.

 

Transplace, Frisco, TX

Web site: www.transplace.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 700

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Transplace was awarded the Grand Prize winner of the 2012 Supply Chain Innovation Awards at CSCMP’s annual conference in Atlanta.

 

Transportation Insight, Hickory, NC

Web site: www.transportationinsight.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 223

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: We are food logistics experts that develop customized enterprise logistics solutions for food manufacturers of all sizes across North America, including one of the market leaders in snack food manufacturing.

 

Transportation One LLC, Chicago, IL

Web site: www.transportationone.com

Year founded: 2009

Number of employees: 14

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: We manage companies’ supply chains with the most efficient and effective transportation solutions. Whether it is network/mode optimization, packaging changes, consolidation and cross-docking opportunities...we can get the job done, the right way.

 

Trinity Logistics, Seaford, DE

Web site: www.trinitylogistics.com

Year founded: 1979

Number of employees: 200

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/International

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Our team believes in doing the right thing when no one else is looking. Solutions-driven team, service-driven culture. We’ll go the extra mile to help you succeed.

 

Triple T Transport, Inc., Lewis Center, OH

Web site: www.triplettransport.com

Year founded: 1988

Number of employees: 55

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: 100% employee-owned and operated with more than 25 years of experience managing carriers and freight, our team of professionals do one thing extremely well--we provide service.

 

Ultra Logistics, Fair Lawn, NJ

Web site: www.ultralogistics.com

Year founded: 1993

Number of employees: 200

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Our software tool was named Product of the Year in 2013 by American Business Awards. Member of the Food Logistics’ Top 100 3PL honoree.

 

United States Cold Storage, Voorhees, NJ

Web site: www.uscold.com

Year founded: 1889

Number of employees: 1,900

Area(s) served: U.S. Region

Asset/Non-asset: N/A

Worth noting: A premier provider of refrigerated supply chain services offering 202 million cubic feet of convertible temperature storage space. USCS operates a logistics network of 35 strategically located, modern refrigerated warehouse and distribution centers.

 

US Perishables, Inc., Oakland, CA

Web site: www.usperishables.com

Year founded: 2008

Number of employees: 13

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: US Perishables is a Food Logistics 2013 Top Green Provider and has applied for Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies’ award.

 

Verst Group Logistics, Inc., Walton, KY

Web site: www.verstgroup.com

Year founded: 1966

Number of employees: 1,225

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Verst Group Logistics is the second-largest, second generation family-owned 3PL company in the Midwest region. We provide exceptional third-party logistics, packaging and transportation to our clients since 1966.

 

Wagner Logistics (formerly Wagner Industries), North Kansas City, MO

Web site: www.wagnerlogistics.com

Year founded: 1946

Number of employees: 350

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Combining high-tech supply chain management with high-touch product pampering, because it’s all about getting it there.

 

Wared Logistics, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Web site: www.waredlogistics.com

Year founded: 2009

Number of employees: 1,000+

Area(s) served: International/Saudi Arabia, Egypt (Middle East & North Africa)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Wared Logistics is a young company, but it’s already recognized by clients and competitors. Wared Logistics is one of the fastest 3PL providers in the Middle East.

 

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: Weber Logistics has the largest temperature-controlled 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: 11,467

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Was voted NASSTRAC Carrier of Year, and also named one of North America’s 50 Most Successful 3PL’s.

 

Wheels Group, Mississauga, Ontario

Web site: www.wheelsgroup.com

Year founded: 1988

Number of employees: 400+

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)/ International

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Voted one of Canada’s 50 Best Platinum. ISO 9001:2008; Shipper Choice Award; EPA Smartway Partner and a G75 Green Supply Chain Partner.

 

Witte Bros. Exchange, Inc., Troy, MO

Web site www.wittebros.com

Year founded: 1950

Number of employees: 225

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: As an EPA Smartway Partner and LEED candidate, Witte is environmentally responsible. All power equipment has been specified with the latest aerodynamic devices and idle-reduction technology. Trailers have hybrid refrigeration units to cut down on carbon emissions.

 

Worley Companies, Cedar Rapids, IA

Web site: www.worleycompanies.com

Year founded: 1977

Number of employees: 250+

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: At Worley, we believe that just as every business is one-of-a-kind, every logistics solution should be, too. We pride ourselves on the flexibility of our operating system and standards.

 

WSI (Warehouse Specialists, Inc.), Appleton, WI

Web site: www.wsinc.com

Year founded: N/A

Number of employees: N/A

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: WSI is a consistent recipient of vendor awards for success and safety. We’re known for our ability to customize solutions designed for our individual customers.

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