10 Sep 2020

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (Sept. 10, 2020) —C.H. Robinson hosted its third annual Carrier of the Year Awards program virtually, recognizing its most outstanding North American truckload contract and less than truckload (LTL) carriers for 2020. This unique awards program recognizes carriers that go above and beyond by displaying the highest level of service, embracing technology and establishing reliable and enduring relationships with C.H. Robinson. The program expanded this year to include fourteen carriers in ten categories.

“We are at a time in our history when our world needs carriers more than ever,” said Mac Pinkerton, president of North American surface transportation at C.H. Robinson. “We especially want to celebrate those who not only keep our country moving in these uncertain times but those who also go above and beyond what’s asked of them. We are fortunate to have the largest carrier network in North America with 78,000 contract carriers, and I am proud of our 2020 Carrier of the Year awards winners as they are the very best examples of the reliable, high-quality carriers that make up our network.”

The C.H. Robinson 2020 Contract Carrier of the Year Award winners include:

  • American Veterans Logistics, LLC, Elk River, Minnesota; Category: 1-4 trucks
  • Bettaway Beverage Distributors, Inc., South Plainfield, New Jersey; Category: 75-100 trucks
  • Dayton Freight Lines, Inc., Dayton Ohio; Category: Less than truckload
  • Dinkel Carrier Group, LLC, Overland Park, Kansas; Category: 5-19 trucks
  • Dun-It Freight, Crosby, Texas; Category: Flatbed
  • Gillson Trucking, Inc., Stockton, California; Category: Temperature controlled
  • Global Transport Ohio, LLC, Painesville, Ohio; Category: 20-74 trucks
  • J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc., New Ulm, Minnesota; Category: 201+ trucks
  • Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., Thomasville, North Carolina; Category: Less than truckload
  • Omar Carmona Pantoja Trucking, Patterson, California; Category: Rookie of the year
  • Reyhana Transport, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota; Category: 1-4 trucks
  • State Express, Inc., Woodridge, Illinois; Category: 20-74 trucks
  • Toroco Trucking, LLC, San Diego, California; Category: 5-19 trucks
  • Unbroken, LLC, Fayetteville, Georgia; Category: 1-4 trucks

“These contract carriers and their drivers provide incredible value through their dedication to efficient business practices and the strong relationships they have built with our team,” said Bruce Johnson, vice president of capacity development. “They are critical to our customers’ businesses. 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.”

A new category to the award this year is less than truckload (LTL), which recognizes two carriers that have a long history of on time deliveries, on time pickups and little to no claims while showcasing exemplary customer service.

“I’m excited to include LTL carriers in this award,” said Greg West, vice president of North American less than truckload. “This area is one of our fastest growing services amongst our customers, which is complementary to our truckload offerings. With LTL included as a category, we are able to recognize carriers that allow us to provide flexible, diverse offerings.”

Most of the winners are active carriers in C.H. Robinson’s Carrier Advantage™ Program and were nominated by their carrier representatives. The C.H. Robinson Carrier Advantage™ Program supports 78,000 contract carriers that make up the largest network in North America. This unique program provides contract carriers numerous benefits through Navisphere® Carrier, C.H. Robinson’s technology platform built by and for supply chain experts, to enhance the carrier experience. These benefits include earlier access to freight, a dedicated carrier representative, discounts with the QuickPay program, a fuel card discount and contractual freight opportunities.


About C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With nearly $20 billion in freight under management and 18 million shipments annually, we are one of the world’s largest logistics platforms. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With the combination of our multimodal transportation management system and expertise, we use our information advantage to deliver smarter solutions for our more than 119,000 customers and 78,000 contract carriers. Our technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to our customers’ businesses. As a responsible global citizen, we are also proud to contribute millions of dollars to support causes that matter to our company, our Foundation and our employees. For more information, visit us at www.chrobinson.com (Nasdaq: CHRW).