Mar 3, 2023 9:00:00 AM | 5 Min Read

IL2000 rewards carrier excellence, strengthens role of carriers in customer success

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Wendy Mackenzie
IL2000 rewards carrier excellence, strengthens role of carriers in customer success

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA., March 2023 /--

IL2000 believes the only way to exceed supply chain expectations is through sharing vision with carriers and executing joint solutions.

In a bid to strengthen partnerships and to acknowledge the crucial importance of good carrier relationships, IL2000 is delighted to announce 2022’s National and Regional Carrier of The Year.

The award is both comprehensive in scope and exacting in its criteria, assessing national and regional carriers across a demanding spectrum of indicators, including the carriers’ on-time performance, rate of growth, claims track record, and demonstrable customer service.

From an intensely competitive pool of carriers, two companies stood out as high performers across the board.

The National Award went out to R+L Carriers. With a fleet of over 20,000 vehicles, R+L Carriers repeatedly demonstrated it could outperform the competition in on-time performance. The company stayed the course with IL2000 on several high-profile accounts last year and staked its claim yet again as an invaluable partner, as committed to excellent customer service as IL2000 itself.

Pictured below: R+L Carrier’s Bob Zimmerman [left], President, and Jason Cox [right], Senior VP Sales, posing with their award trophy.R+L Carriers_B Zimmerman & J Cox

The Regional Award recipient this year was PITT OHIO, a relentlessly energetic carrier servicing supply chains across the Midwest. Pitt Ohio’s volume increased by more than 100% last year, an astounding rate of growth given the company’s quickfire responsiveness and consistently low claim ratios.

Pictured below: PITT OHIO's Geoffrey Muessig [left], EVP/Chief Marketing Officer, and Brad Caven [right], EVP of Operations, holding their award trophy.PITT OHIO_B Caven & G Muessig

“Looking to the future, this award will be a powerful way to recognize the invaluable contribution of our partner carriers,” said Ken Nadler, IL2000 President. “When it comes to supply chain optimization, good partners aren’t just ‘good-to-haves.’ High-performing carriers will continue to be crucial to IL2000’s delivering outstanding service to our customers. The Carrier of The Year Award reflects our belief that we, our carriers, and our customers all succeed together.”

IL2000 thanks R+L Carriers and PITT OHIO for an amazing year of growth and innovation. We look forward to continuing that progress in 2023. 

About IL2000

Founded in 1999, IL2000 is a third-party transportation and logistics service provider. IL2000 uses a proprietary transportation management system, customer collaboration, comprehensive logistics engineering, and a robust carrier procurement and partnership process to create seamless and optimized supply chain performance.

IL2000 operates the following business segments: freight management; truckload brokerage; international freight forwarding; and freight bill audit & pay. Modes supported include LTL, FTL, parcel, and international LCL, FCL and airfreight.
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About R+L Carriers

Based in the United States, R+L Carriers is a Global Freight Transportation and Logistics company that has remained family-owned and operated since 1965. R+L Carriers offers one of the most comprehensive networks of nationwide service centers for LTL, Truckload, Expedited and Cross-Border Shipping. In addition to its core value-added shipping solutions, R+L Carriers has a portfolio of services that extends to International Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Customs Brokerage.


PITT OHIO has been providing the best value in transportation and logistics solutions to our customers for over 43 years, reaching over $900 million in revenue last year.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast regions.  In addition to their legacy LTL freight solution, PITT OHIO provides supply chain and logistics solutions including expedite, freeze protection, truckload, warehouse and distribution, container transloading, dedicated and more.  To make this happen, and to fulfill PITT OHIO’s Purpose, they employ over 3,200 employees who are committed to doing the right thing every day.

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