Temperature Controlled - Global Trade Magazine
  September 10th, 2014 | Written by

Temperature Controlled

ALLEN LUND COMPANY
Started Logistics: 1976
Serves: N America
HQ: USA
Revenue: $400
Employees: 310

For U.S. farmers looking for a trusted cold-chain partner, Allen Lund Co. knows how to produce. Get it? The third-party logistics services offered by this freight broker range international freight forwarding, and nationwide dry van, flat bed and temperature controlled coverage—for which it considers its core competency to be produce.

ALLIANCE SHIPPERS
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Alliance says it is the largest provider of temperature controlled intermodal shipments in the nation, a distinction you might call pretty cool. Its fleet claims more than 1,800, 53-foot, temperature-controlled, CARB-compliant trailers (a designation of the California Air Resources Board). Each is outfitted with two-way satellite communication for keeping a close eye on your refrigerated shipment.

AMERICOLD
Started Logistics: 1981
Serves: Intl’
HQ: USA
Revenue: $1,696
Employees: 12,000
Warehouses: 177
Sq. Ft.: 34.50 million

Americold backs its claim to be the “largest provider of temperature controlled services” with proficiencies in four varieties of warehouse operations—distribution centers, public warehouses, port facilities and customer dedicated facilities—complimenting its transportation services. All told, its company-owned warehouses number 177 throughout the U.S., Argentina, Australia, Canada, China and New Zealand.

BURRIS LOGISTICS
Started Logistics: 1925
Serves: USA-Regional
HQ: USA
Revenue: $3,119
Employees: 1,712
Warehouses: 14
Sq. Ft.: 2.60 million

In its second year as a Global Trade Leading 3PL for temperature-controlled services, Burris Logistics is still a company we think you should know, particularly if you’re on the East Coast, though it does partner with contract carriers for nationwide truckload LTL shipments. In addition to its temp-controlled services, Burris offers drayage, cross-docking, warehousing, food redistribution and more.

COLUMBIAN LOGISTICS NETWORK
Started Logistics: 1895
Serves: USA-Regional
HQ: USA
Revenue: $44
Employees: 250
Warehouses: 8
Sq. Ft.: 1.40 million

With best-in-class food safety standards and attention to minimizing product loss, Columbian Logistics Network offers both temperature controlled transportation and warehousing as part of its suite of food logistics services. We like their added support for these food and beverage companies, which includes such third-party services as inventory management, packaging, kitting and assembly, and inspection.

COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSING
Started Logistics: 1946
Serves: USA-Regional
HQ: USA
Revenue: $350
Employees: 2,000
Warehouses: 15
Sq. Ft.: 2.10 million

Don’t be fooled by the somewhat misleading name: Commercial Warehousing offers transportation—through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CWI Logistics—packaging services and the technology to make all three perform at optimum levels. The Florida-based company serves the South with 10 warehousing facilities that combine for more than 1.6 million square feet and all the packaging and distribution services you’ll need.

C.R. ENGLAND /ENGLAND LOGISTICS
Started Logistics: 1997
Serves: N. America
HQ: USA
Revenue: $798
Employees: 2,447
Warehouses: 2
Sq. Ft.: 0.05 million

Established in 1920, family-owned C.R. England has grown to be the largest temperature-controlled carrier in the world. You can bet it’s the carrier of choice for its wholly owned subsidiary and full-service 3PL, England Logistics, launched in 1994. Together the companies offer truckload, LTL, dedicated and intermodal services—domestically for the parent company, though England Logistics offers.

CRST LOGISTICS, INC.
Started Logistics: 1992
Serves: N. America
HQ: USA
Revenue: $144
Employees: 150

From its beginnings in a refurbished Cedar Rapids, Iowa, chicken coop, CRST’s simple pitch has always been that it can save customers money. Now one of the nation’s largest privately held transportation firms, it does this by offering a full array of expertise and services ranging from
temperature controlled to final mile, flatbed to white glove service, warehousing to brokerage.

JACOBSON COMPANIES
Started Logistics: 1968
Serves: USA
HQ: USA
Revenue: $800
Employees: 6,500
Warehouses: 141
Sq. Ft.: 32 million

As one of the largest provider of warehousing and value added services to food and beverage companies in the United States, Jacobson manages more than 14 million square feet of dedicated and multi-tenant warehousing space. And if none of that square footage happens to be in your town, Jacobson will come to you!

J.B. HUNT (JBI, DCS, ICS)
Started Logistics: 1992
Serves: N. America
HQ: USA
Revenue: $4,607
Employees: 11,918

A Fortune 500 company and one of the largest logistics providers in North America, J.B. Hunt could fit in several of our Top 3PL categories. Last year we commended the company’s work in sustainability; this year we giving the thumbs-up to its temperature-controlled solutions, which include multi-drop shipments, LTL, intermodal and a wealth of equipment for turnkey refrigerated solutions.

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