EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — C.H. Robinson held its second annual Carrier of the Year Awards program April 30, recognizing its most outstanding North American truckload contract carriers for 2018. Robinson created the awards program to recognize truckload carriers that go above and beyond by displaying the highest level of service, embracing technology and establishing quality relationships with C.H. Robinson.
With more than 300 offices and over 15,000 employees in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America, C.H. Robinson has contractual relationships with thousands of transportation companies, including motor carriers, railroads, air freight, and ocean carriers. The company also provides services including supply chain analysis, freight consolidation, core carrier program management, and information reporting.
“We are fortunate to have the largest carrier network in North America, and appreciate the work every one of our 76,000 contract carriers does for our customers,” said Mac Pinkerton, C.H. Robinson’s president of North American surface transportation, as he emceed the awards ceremony at the company headquarters in Eden Prairie. Minnesota.
“The contract carriers recognized for the 2018 awards are the very best examples of the reliable, high-quality carriers that make up our network. We value the strong relationships that we have established and want to reward those exceptional carriers that go above and beyond to allow our organizations to grow together.”
Robinson expanded its awards from its inaugural year, adding three new categories: Flatbed carriers, temperature-controlled carriers and a “Rookie of the Year” carrier, which recognizes a contract carrier that worked with C.H. Robinson for the first time in 2018.
In all, 12 recipients were named in 10 categories. The C.H. Robinson 2018 Contract Carrier of the Year Award winners include:
Truck owner-operators: Jose Sanchez, Maywood, California; and StanTranz, Walkertown, North Carolina
2-10 trucks: Avalon National LLC, Cassadaga, New York; and Jeffrey D. Leyk, Burtrum, Minnesota
11-50 trucks: Jack Rust, Rogersville, Missouri
51-100 trucks: Pope Trucking, Inc., Pearson, Georgia
101-299 trucks: A.N. Webber, Inc., Chebanse, Illinois
300-999 trucks: Nussbaum Transportation, Hudson, Illinois
1,000+ trucks: Covenant Transport, Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee
Flatbed: Cheetah Transportation Systems, Houston, Texas
Temperature Controlled: Orbitz Trans Inc., Riverside, California
Rookie of the Year: DJP Trucking LLC, Trevor, Wisconsin
“These contract carriers provide incredible value through their dedication to efficient business practices and the strong relationships they have built with our team. They are critical to our business,” said Bruce Johnson, C.H. Robinson’s vice president of capacity development. “We want to celebrate the accomplishments of those contract carriers that allow us to provide reliable, high-quality capacity to serve our diverse customer base.”
All of the winners are key carriers in C.H. Robinson’s Carrier Advantage Program and were nominated by their carrier representatives. The C.H. Robinson Carrier Advantage program provides contract carriers earlier access to freight, a dedicated carrier representative, discounts with the QuickPay program, and contractual freight opportunities via Navistar Carrier, C.H. Robinson’s technology platform.
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