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  September 10th, 2014 | Written by

North American

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AVERITT EXPRESS
Started Logistics: 1990
Serves: N. America
HQ: USA
Revenue: $222
Employees: 1,054
Warehouses: 107
Sq. Ft.: 4 million

In the ever-changing technological world of 3PLs, Averitt finds a way to stay ahead of the curve. This past January, the company launched the industry’s first-ever 100 percent mobile-enabled website, providing access to every one of its shipping tools and further expanding its North
American reach.

CARDINAL LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
Started Logistics: 1997
Serves: N. America
HQ: USA
Revenue: $1,361
Employees: 4,878
Warehouses: 29
Sq. Ft.: 3 million

Cardinal Logistics Management and Greatwide Logistics Services recently combined to create one of the largest trucking fleets in the country. This combination brings together Cardinal’s expertise in customized transportation solutions with the dedicated operations of Greatwide’s large fleet, making Cardinal’s coverage one of the most expansive in North America.

CON-WAY MULTIMODAL
Started Logistics: 1990
Serves: N. American
HQ: USA
Revenue: $202
Employees: 157

With an already expansive North American reach stretching across 500 operational locations, Con-way’s Freight and Truckload subsidiaries continue to add to the company’s fleet and service capabilities. The recent purchase of 550 new tractors, most equipped with automatic transmissions and 6×4 axles, maintains the Truckload division’s reputation as one of the youngest and most modern in the industry.

HUB GROUP
Started Logistics: 1971
Serves: N. America
HQ: USA
Revenue: $3,374
Employees: 1,461

HUB Group bills itself as the largest intermodal marketing company in the United States as well as one of the largest truck brokers. Its asset-light intermodal strategy gives customers access to more than 26,000 of its own 53-foot freight containers and more than 65,000 rail assets. Its flexibility and sustainability make HUB Group a reliable shipping provider for North America.

MATSON LOGISTICS
Started Logistics: 1987
Serves: N. America
HQ: USA
Revenue: $408
Employees: 324
Warehouses: 16
Sq. Ft.: 6.1 million

Focused mainly on the continental U.S.-Hawaiian Islands trade lane, Matson has long been recognized as a leader in Pacific shipping with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and future growth for Hawaii’s ports. One of its proven areas of expertise is in the auto-shipping industry, where the company recently increased its Ro/Ro capacity by 120 percent.

NEW BREED LOGISTICS
Started Logistics: 1968
Serves: International
HQ: USA
Revenue: $648
Employees: 7,400
Warehouses: 70
Sq. Ft.: 11 million

New Breed Logistics’ domestic services are a force to be reckoned with. Though its headquarters are in North Carolina, New Breed has found a way to be a top-ranked logistics firm in the Memphis, Tenn., area. A recent investment of $23 million will create more than 450 additional jobs in Memphis, thus expanding its North American reach.

ODW LOGISTICS
Started Logistics: 1971
Serves: USA
HQ: USA
Revenue: $110
Employees: 1,000
Warehouses: 15
Sq. Ft.: 4 million

ODW is a nationwide logistics provider that has a full suite of third-party services offered through its three subsidiaries bearing the ODW brand: Warehousing Group; Dist-trans, Co.; and Logistics and Transportation Services (LTS). It also offers leading-edge technology for each business set, including its FreightLink Transportation System which allows customers to check freight prices, schedule and track shipments and more.

PENSKE
Started Logistics: 1969
Serves: International
HQ: USA
Revenue: $968
Employees: 10,089
Warehouses: 105
Sq. Ft.: 19.1 million

Clients such as Ford, General Motors and Daimler have helped Penske become one of five automotive 3PLs with more than $200 million in automotive revenues, and the 3PL was recently honored with another World Excellence award for its domestic services. With an emphasis on innovation and a wide range of expertise, Penske lives its “Efforts Equals Results” motto.

TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS
Started Logistics: 1997
Serves: N. America
HQ: USA
Revenue: $1,621
Employees: 2,344

“Total Quality” is more than a name to TQL—it’s a benchmark. Founded in 1997 by a former produce shipper, Ken Oaks, the 3PL is dedicated to the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. This is backed up by the consistent annual growth of its top-notch transportation and warehousing services and the numerous awards TQL has garnered for its workplace.

TRANSPLACE
Started Logistics: 2000
Serves: N. American
HQ: USA
Revenue: $1,400
Employees: 700
Warehouses: 4
Sq. Ft.: 0.54 million

Over the years, Transplace has proven to deliver both rapid ROI and consistent value to its customer base. Its industry expertise includes consumer packaged goods, chemical and petroleum, retail and unit production manufacturing. As witnessed by its Lean Six Sigma methodology and proprietary TMS technology, Transplace is always forward thinking in its problem-solving approach.