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Congratulations to Echo's Carrier of the Quarter Recipients for Q1

Congratulations to Echo's Carrier of the Quarter Recipients for Q1

At Echo Global Logistics, our carrier partners continually adhere to the highest of quality solutions and performance standards. Though the transportation and logistics market can be tough, our carriers time and again provide exemplary service, meet tight delivery dates on time, and keep the industry running with their hard work and dedication. Each quarter, we take the opportunity to thank these carriers and highlight a few partners who stood out for their expertise, professionalism, and transportation capabilities.

In addition to our carrier partners, we'd also like to thank the drivers who devote their time and skills to the road. These individuals and teams maintain the success of our industry. Echo is grateful and proud to encourage and promote their work as well as the carrier companies which support them. We are happy to announce the Q1 winners of Echo’s Carrier of the Quarter Awards.

Our awards recognize five carriers based on the following criteria: on-time delivery, low cancellation, electronic tracking, and overall service.

Congratulations to the following carriers:

Carrier of the Quarter – Owner Operator

M & A Express LLC, Avondale AZ

Carrier of the Quarter – Small Fleet

Shepard Motor Lines, Inc., Greensboro NC

Carrier of the Quarter – Mid-Large Fleet

Pemberton Truck Lines, Inc., Knoxville TN 

Digital Carrier of the Quarter

Haines Transportation, Inc., Boise ID 

Contractual Carrier of the Quarter

Saddle Creek Transportation, Lakeland, FL


Here's what our honored carriers had to say:

“I have been at Shepard going on eight years now and have been working as a carrier for Echo since day one. Thank you for this opportunity and let us know if we can do anything to better serve.”

-Tim Easter, Operations Manager, Shepard Motor Lines, Inc.

“Echo is our go-to 3PL in our daily operation at Pemberton. Every employee I've worked with at Echo has been fair and reasonable, both in rates and expectations, which is a dwindling attribute in today’s 3PL world. Other brokers continue to push what doesn't work for me, wasting my time and causing undo frustration. Echo gives me the tools to quickly and efficiently find the freight I need to keep my trucks moving so that I am able to focus my efforts elsewhere as needed. I am glad to be a part of the growing Echo network!”

-Chris Pemberton, Operations Manager, Pemberton Truck Lines, Inc.

“It has been an honor working with Echo throughout the years. It has been a good experience working with Echo due to their continued professionalism and work ethic. Looking forward to many more years together.”

-Jose Aguila, Owner, M & A Express LLC

“Echo stands out for us because of our long-standing partnership. We have had the same carrier rep for years and we have both worked with each other to optimize success for both parties. Echo helps us achieve success with competitive rates, and great carrier services. The Echo web portal is a great tool to utilize while trying to find loads, and well as issue PODs/Invoices.”

-Derek Robbins, Dispatch Manager, Haines Transportation, Inc.


Carriers make up an essential segment of the transportation industry and help Echo provide outstanding shipping capabilities. The relationships we've established and built with carriers, as well as shippers, is a priority for us and represents our commitment to setting the highest industry standards. On our side of the operation, we provide the innovative technology and reliable service to make life easier for clients and carriers. Through our web-based portal EchoDrive, carriers have real-time access to search, bid, book, manage, track, and get paid on freight hauled for Echo. Our investments in leading technology such as this allow us to foster successful partnerships with shippers and carriers, making business easier and transportation simpler.

To learn more about our EchoDrive and EchoShip solutions, contact an Echo representative today at 800-354-7993 or

Dave ArdellWed, 08/02/2023 - 08:36