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2011 Q4Q Winners: TRUCKLOAD


August 01, 2011


Source: Logistics Management, Peerless Media Research Group

Kings of the long haul
As our John Schulz reported in last month’s State of Logistics Report coverage, the truckload (TL) sector, which supplies the vast majority of capacity in the for-hire trucking industry, is finally enjoying a renaissance after three years of financial doldrums.

Indeed, profitability is up at the major truckload carriers, and for the 28 carriers listed above, morale is certainly on the rise as well. According to the readers of Logistics Management, these are the longhaul service stars of the past 12 months.

In this year’s Industrial & Heavy-Haul category, Roehl Transport scored a 50.08 weighted average to take the top spot, but only placed first in one attribute category, Customer Service. Prime, Inc. was right on Roehl’s tail, posting 50.03 and putting up best scores in Value, IT, and Equipment & Operations.

Our Dry freight category collected eight winners this year, but only four repeats from our 2010 results. Transport America, a first time Quest for Quality winner, topped the category, posting a 50.21 weighted average. Pacer International, Inc. (46.20), NFI (46.07), and Western Express (46.06) all take home the gold this year after missing the cut in 2010.


2011 Quest for Quality Winners Categories

NATIONAL LTL | REGIONAL LTL | TRUCKLOAD | RAIL/INTERMODAL
OCEAN CARRIERS | 3PL | AIR CARRIERS | FREIGHT FORWARDERS


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