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2022 Shipper of Choice Winners

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 2022 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.

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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2021 Awards Coverage

A photograph of a truck traveling down a highway in the desert.

2021 Shipper of Choice profile: BlueTriton Brands

Joanna Marsh Tuesday, September 21, 2021

BlueTriton Brands, formerly known as Nestlé Waters North America, gets recognition for trailer loading ease and efficiency.

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2021 Shipper of Choice profile: 3M

FreightWaves Staff Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Excerpt: 3M is a Shipper of Choice because it has strong forecasting tools.

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2021 Shipper of Choice Profile: Shaw Industries Group Inc.

Mark Solomon Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The carpeting and flooring giant plans to manufacture more domestically iin the wake of the pandemic.

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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 April 2, 2022. The award winners will be unveiled this May 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

January 31: Nominations for Shipper of Choice open 

April 2: Nominations for Shipper of Choice close

May 9-10: Winners announced at Future of Supply Chain

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