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2023 Shipper of Choice Award

What is Shipper of Choice?

The term “shipper of choice” is used throughout the industry, but what does it take to be a good shipper? Driver friendliness, flexibility, accommodations, efficiency, and low detention times all come to mind.

The 2023 Shipper of Choice Award, in partnership with TriumphPay , recognizes the manufacturers, distributors and retailers who do the best job of keeping the American economy moving by fighting driver detention, providing accessible facilities, and understanding what it takes to remove inefficiencies from the supply chain.

Our goal is to recognize and honor the companies that rise to the level of a true Shipper of Choice as voted on by the industry itself.


Anyone in the industry can nominate a shipper for this award, and there are no restrictions on the number of nominations a shipper may receive.

Nominees must be a shipper—a company that ships goods or makes shipments of goods by sea, land or air—to qualify.

Nominations for the Shipper of Choice award will be accepted until May 4, 2022 . The award winners will be unveiled this June at the Future of Supply Chain event.


The FreightWaves Research team, which is made up of industry-leading experts in logistics, along with an independent panel of judges, will determine the top 25 Shippers of Choice.

Key Dates

February 6: Nominations for Shipper of Choice open

May 4: Nominations for Shipper of Choice close

June 21-22: Winners announced at Future of Supply Chain

If you have any questions about the Shipper of Choice award, please contact us at [email protected] .

2022 Awards Coverage

2022 Shipper of Choice profile: Whirlpool Corp.

Mark Solomon Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Whirlpool was chosen as a Shipper of Choice — an award that recognizes retailers and distributors that value their carrier relationships.

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2022 Shipper of Choice profile: The Coca-Cola Co.

Noi Mahoney Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The Coca-Cola Co., which sells everything from sodas to tea, coffee and more, is a 2022 FreightWaves Shipper of Choice award winner.

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2022 Shipper of Choice profile: Campbell Soup Co.

Joanna Marsh Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Campbell Soup Co. is taking sustainability seriously. The company has completed a risk assessment study looking at how much water resources Campbell and its partners use.

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