AMERICA’S LEADING 3PLs
For the fourth year, we present you with 105 of America’s Leading 3PLs, a compilation of service providers in needs-based categories that we hope will guide you to those that can get you what you need—whether that’s cutting edge technology or a reliable partner in moving fruit. Whatever the task or specialty, what these companies all share is exceptional dedication to customers and a willingness to absorb new ways and technologies while sticking to the core principles that have been proven effective over time.
And there’s one more thing: They exist in an industry experiencing an exceptional amount of consolidation. Even a casual observer has noticed that a month rarely goes by without a 3PL absorbing another. These mergers can be great for customers, allowing 3PLs to grow their expertise and service menus, but it can prove a little sticky when deciding which companies to include on our lists.
Our feeling is that companies which maintain their name, website and a certain amount of uniqueness should be included, since they still offer their particular services directly to customers, just under a larger umbrella. Others that were absorbed and lost their identity are not included, since they’re represented by their new parent companies. And for a third category—those recently acquired and unsure about their ultimate fate—we did our best based on what company officials could provide.
All of this might not be a big deal to you, dear reader, who just wants companies that do their best so you can do yours. We get it. Here are 105 …