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Lineage Integrated Solutions Announces Carrier of the Year Awards Program

2022 marks the inaugural year of the company's awards program that recognizes key service providers for their high-quality service and operational excellence.

April 03, 2023

Novi, MI – Lineage (or the "Company"), one of the leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions providers worldwide, today announced 11 winners of its first-ever Carrier of the Year awards program, which was designed to honor key transportation service providers for their high-quality service, operational excellence and integral role in helping Lineage meet the needs of its customers.

Lineage selected the 2022 winners based on a list of criteria around performance, using quantitative and qualitative data to support the selection process. The recipients of this year’s awards were honored within five categories: National & Regional Truck Load (TL), Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Dedicated Fleet, Owner-Operator, and Rising Star, which is awarded to new carrier partners within Lineage’s transportation network contracted within the last 12 months that delivered exceptional services while meeting a minimum number of loads based on fleet size.

"We are extremely grateful to partner with such a great network of service providers who go above and beyond to deliver items critical to keep the world fed,” said Jim Thomspon, Vice President of Transportation at Lineage. “This awards program is important to Lineage, as we recognize and value the critical role that each of our carrier partners provide in servicing our customers cold supply chain. We simply could not be the company we are today without the support and hard work of all our carrier partners around the world, and we look forward to continuing to recognize the best of the best each year.”

The full list of the 2022 Carrier Award Winners includes:

  • Felipe Escalante – Truckload Owner-Operator of the Year
  • J.S. Helwig & Son LLC – Regional Truckload Carrier of the Year
  • Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc. – National Truckload Carrier of the Year
  • Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc. – Dedicated Truckload Carrier of the Year
  • R.W. Bozel Transfer, Inc. – Regional Less-Than-Truckload Carrier of the Year
  • Windy City National Trans. – Rising Star Award (onboarded in 2022 with excellent service)
  • ATS Intermodal – East Region Drayage Carrier of the Year
  • Brahima Kante – East Region Drayage Owner-Operator of the Year
  • Perez Express – West Region Drayage Carrier of the Year
  • Ciprian Torres – West Region Drayage Owner-Operator of the Year
  • Land Transportation, Inc. – Drayage Dedicated Carrier of the Year

Relying heavily on its vast network of private fleet trucks, temperature-controlled trailers, rail cars (both temperature-controlled and insulated), in addition to a number of dedicated service providers and hundreds of contracted carrier partners who aid in keeping the global food supply chain moving, Lineage’s Integrated Solutions offers a proven expertise in transportation solutions that boost supply chain efficiency, improve on-time performance, and helps reduce landed cost. Capabilities include Truckload (TL), Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Dedicated Fleets, Intramodal (IM), Drayage, Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Rail and Direct-to-Consumer (D2C).

Lineage’s Integrated Solutions offering is furthered strengthened by the past year’s technological developments, namely via Lineage Link. Through Lineage's acquisition of Turvo, a provider of logistics software designed for global supply chains, Lineage Link connects the Lineage network by driving performance for all supply chain participants. Deployed at over 150 facilities, the platform provides customers unprecedented insight and control to enable more agile and informed decisions, giving visibility across locations, orders, inventories and warehouse appointment scheduling. Lineage Link also enables active in-transit tracking of products as it moves through our customers’ supply chains.

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About Lineage
Lineage is one of the leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions providers worldwide. It has a global network of over 400 strategically located facilities totaling over 2 billion cubic feet of capacity which spans 20 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Lineage has industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions, an unrivaled real estate network, and develops and deploys innovative technology. This helps increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste, and most importantly, as a Visionary Partner of Feeding America, helps feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage was listed as No. 3 in the 2022 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, named a Deloitte US Best Managed Company in 2022, the No. 1 Data Science company, and 23rd overall, on Fast Company’s 2019 list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, in addition to being included on Fortune’s Change the World list in 2020. (

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