02 May 2019

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (May 2, 2019)—C.H. Robinson held its second annual Carrier of the Year Awards program, recognizing its most outstanding North American truckload contract carriers for 2018. This unique awards program recognizes truckload carriers that go above and beyond by displaying the highest level of service, embracing technology and establishing quality relationships with C.H. Robinson. The program expanded this year to include twelve contract carriers in ten categories.

“We are fortunate to have the largest carrier network in North America, and appreciate the work every one of our 76,000 contract carriers does for our customers. The contract carriers recognized for the 2018 awards are the very best examples of the reliable, high-quality carriers that make up our network,” said Mac Pinkerton, president of North America surface transportation, C.H. Robinson, who emceed the awards ceremony Tuesday evening. “We value the strong relationships that we have established and want to reward those exceptional carriers that go above and beyond to allow our organizations to grow together.”

The C.H. Robinson 2018 Contract Carrier of the Year Award winners include:

  • Truck owner/operator: Jose Sanchez, Maywood, California
  • Truck owner/operator: StanTranz, Walkertown, North Carolina
  • 2-10 trucks: Avalon National LLC, Cassadaga, New York
  • 2-10 trucks: Jeffrey D. Leyk, Burtrum, Minnesota
  • 11-50 trucks: Jack Rust, Rogersville, Missouri
  • 51-100 trucks: Pope Trucking, Inc., Pearson, Georgia
  • 101-299 trucks: A.N. Webber, Inc., Chebanse, Illinois
  • 300-999 trucks: Nussbaum Transportation, Hudson, Illinois
  • 1,000+ trucks: Covenant Transport, Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Flatbed: Cheetah Transportation Systems, Houston, Texas
  • Temperature Controlled: Orbitz Trans Inc., Riverside, California
  • Rookie of the Year: DJP Trucking LLC, Trevor, Wisconsin

“These contract carriers provide incredible value through their dedication to efficient business practices and the strong relationships they have built with our team. They are critical to our business,” said Bruce Johnson, vice president of capacity. “We want to celebrate the accomplishments of those contract carriers that allow us to provide reliable, high-quality capacity to serve our diverse customer base.”

The 2018 Carrier of the Year awards program included three new categories including Flatbed carriers, Temperature Controlled carriers and a Rookie of the Year carrier, which recognizes a contract carrier that worked with C.H. Robinson for the first time in 2018.

All of the winners are key carriers in C.H. Robinson’s Carrier Advantage™ Program and were nominated by their carrier representatives. The C.H. Robinson Carrier Advantage™ Program supports 76,000 contract carriers that make up the largest network in North America. This unique program provides contract carriers earlier access to freight, a dedicated carrier representative, discounts with the QuickPay program, and contractual freight opportunities via Navisphere® Carrier, C.H. Robinson’s technology platform.


About C.H. Robinson

At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our knowledgeable people, proven processes, and global technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and managed services for more than 124,000 customers and 76,000 active contract carriers through our integrated network of offices and more than 15,000 employees. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information, visit https://www.chrobinson.com or view our company video.