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With locations in Georgia and Florida, Commercial Warehousing not only offers 1.2 million square feet of dry warehousing and more than 13 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled facilities but operational flexibility and convenience. For instance, its Jacksonville, Fla., facility is located in that city’s foreign trade zone near ports and several major highways. Its Winter Haven, Fla., site is uniquely positioned to provide distribution to the food and beverage industry with three sites featuring a minimum of eight dock doors for quick transportation access.

Founded 2006 | North America | Non-Asset Based
Chicago-based Coyote Logistics is one of the country’s fastest growing transportation and logistics providers, a fact not lost on the staff at Forbes, which named it one of America’s Most Promising Companies or, for that matter, the folks at Heineken, which is one of its customers. Coyote manages on-land shipping and distribution, working with more than 40,000 prequalified local, regional and national carriers, handling more than 6,000 loads per day.

Founded 1961 | North America | Asset & Non-Asset Based
Hunt is not just one of the largest transportation logistics companies in the nation but a bellwether of the U.S. economy, and that’s official. J.B. Hunt recently was added to the S&P 500, one of the requirements for inclusion being market capitalization greater than or equal to $5.3 billion. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company provides capacity-oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry-leading service. It has been part of the Fortune 500 since 2013.

• TO GREAT SERVICE!  Coyote Logistics, named one of Forbes’ most promising companies, counts Heineken among its customers.
Coyote Logistics, named one of Forbes’ most promising companies, counts Heineken among its customers.

Founded 1950 | North America | Asset & Non-Asset Based
This fully integrated logistics provider manages more than 90 distribution facilities with more than 30 million square feet of space. Clients are exceptionally loyal to Kenco—average length of customer relationships being 17 years—in part because of how well and quickly the company can implement new services. Kenco was recently given the “Best Time to Value” award by JDA Software Group for not only implementing a warehouse management system in less than nine months but achieving full productivity within two weeks.

Founded 1934 | Global | Asset-Based
Based out of North Carolina, Old Dominion has 223 service centers, 32 transfer points, nearly 13,000 full-time employees and more than 6,400 tractors, all of which combine to provide exceptional service and coverage to customers. Offering a broad range of premium services—including regional, inter-regional and national LTL service as well as ground and air expedited services and supply-chain consulting—Old Dominion’s claims ratio and on-time record is one of the best in the industry.

Founded 1969 | Global | Asset & Non-Asset Based
Though it has a domestic client list that includes the likes of Ford, Whirlpool, General Motors and many, many more, Penske seems intent on further strengthening its reach and capabilities in the United States. It recently acquired Transfreight North America, which operated 27 locations, many in the Midwest. Transfreight will bring resources to a Penske menu already offering specialized solutions for industries as wide ranging as food and beverage, automotive, chemical, publishing, packaging, pharmaceuticals and retail.

Founded 1986 | Domestic | Asset & Non-Asset Based
The company offers national coverage through 11 hub cities not only strategically located across the continental United States but along the nation’s coasts in cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Shreveport, Savannah and New York/New Jersey for easy access to leading ports. Performance Team boasts more than 6.6 million square feet of warehouse space, a fleet of more than 350 trucks and it processes nearly $100 billion annually in wholesale goods.

Founded 1932 | North America | Asset & Non-Asset Based
Despite an ongoing, critical national shortage of truck drivers, Ruan has managed to find and retain the most valuable resource in over-the-road transportation. Consider that of the company’s 5,200 employees, 4,200 are drivers. Those drivers have access to managers who direct individuals and fleets from the company’s 270 sites nationwide. That has a lot to do with the company having an astounding 99.8 on-time delivery rate while enjoying a driver turnover rate that’s just one-fifth of the industry average.

Founded 1966 | North America | Asset & Non-Asset Based
Once a very regional concern, Saddle Creek’s combination of offering comprehensive integrated logistics solutions with value-added services such as light manufacturing, packaging and e-fulfillment, has helped the Florida-based company greatly improve its national reach. It recently signed the largest industrial lease in the Midwest when it agreed to relocate its Illinois operations to a new, 1.1-million-square-foot, build-to-suit facility in Joliet. Worked by more than 250 employees, the space will nearly double Saddle Creek’s Midwest footprint.

Founded 1946 | North America | Asset & Non-Asset Based
Having started with 13 trucks delivering in and around metropolitan Kansas City, Wagner likes to say that it’s small enough to care about your freight but large enough to count many Fortune 500 companies as loyal customers. Wagner not only excels at transportation and warehousing but fulfilment and packaging; the company offers a wide array of value-added services ranging from sub- and final assembly, to kiting, point-of-sale displays, labeling and sorting.

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