Voters Recognize Echo as a Top 10 Third-Party Logistics Provider for the Eighth Consecutive Year
CHICAGO, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, was voted #1 by readers of Inbound Logistics, earning the #1 ranking in the 2018 Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards for the second year in a row. It’s the company’s eighth consecutive appearance in the elite top 10 group of third-party logistics providers (3PL), which is selected by logistics professionals based on service and quality.
“Our mission is to exceed client expectations and be the first choice for carrier partners, so it’s extremely gratifying to be named the #1 3PL by the transportation professionals and Inbound Logistics readers we serve,” said Doug Waggoner, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer at Echo. “The transportation sector is a highly competitive, rapidly expanding industry, so it’s an honor to receive this renewed validation of our commitment to simplifying transportation.
“The logistics industry is on an impressive technology growth trajectory and Echo has remained at the forefront of this growth because of our increased technology investment and ongoing innovation,” continued Waggoner. “During the difficult market conditions the industry experienced in the previous 12 months, our strong client partnerships helped us evolve our offerings by designing unique solutions to address their challenging and ever-changing needs. This helps differentiate us in the marketplace and allows us to build stronger relationships with our customers.”
“I’d like to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication,” said Dave Menzel, President and Chief Operating Officer at Echo. “Their experience, combined with our extensive network and proprietary technology, helps us deliver unrivaled results as this award attests. We appreciate the support and loyalty of everyone who voted for Echo.”
Echo Global Logistics has been ranked in the top 10 in Inbound Logistics’ prestigious industry award for eight years in a row, earning a second-place slot in 2015 and 2016 before moving up to number one in 2017 and 2018. In each of those eight years, the company either matched the previous year’s ranking or moved up to a higher level.
“Each year, our readers vote in the Top 10 3PL Readers’ Choice Excellence Awards and this year we received the most votes ever. Since this award began in 1998, it has been a competitive contest,” said Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics. “We’ve seen Echo improve their ranking from #10 in 2010 (which is still a great honor) to #1 two years in a row, which is a terrific accomplishment. Congratulations to Echo on their #1 win once again.”
About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal, and expedited. Echo maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 40,000 transportation providers to serve clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in transportation management. For more information on Echo Global Logistics, visit: www.echo.com.
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