The 5 Best Third Party Logistics (3PL) Companies for LTL Shipping

If your business’s primary shipping method is less-than-truckload (LTL) and you are not currently partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) company, chances are you are leaving savings on the table. Finding the best 3PL for your company can often times seem overwhelming. While our services here at LTX can effectively cut freight costs, increase supply chain visibility and provide outstanding customer service, we understand that you might still want to consider all of your options before selecting a 3PL Provider. That’s why we have compiled a list of five of the best 3PL Companies in the U.S.

We here at LTX we have an honest and transparent way of thinking and want our clients to be as informed as possible, here is a list of companies that rank highly in the 3PL industry:

C.H. Robinson

Location: Headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN with offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia
Year Founded: 1905


• Freight transportation and logistics
• Outsource solutions
• Produce sourcing
• Information services

LTX Insight: C.H. Robinson is one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers, specializing in produce and full truckload services. They were named the Inbound Logistics Top 3PL in 2016. They have built a strong reputation as an industry leader.


Location: Headquarters in Chicago, IL with 20 additional offices nationwide
Year Founded: 2005


• Truckload
• Intermodal Rail
• International
• Small Parcel
• Specialized

LTX Insight: Echo provides functional technology, talented logistics professionals, and exceptional service. They were named #2 Inbound Logistics Top 3PL in 2016. They pride themselves on “The Echo Way” with an unwavering commitment to service and taking the “complicated” out of transportation management.

Transportation Insight

Location: Hickory, NC
Year Founded: 1999


• Logistics Management: LTL, FTL, Parcel, International, Warehousing
• Technology: Reporting & Analysis, Advance Analytics, and TMS
• Invoice Accuracy
• Consulting

LTX Insight: Transportation Insight is a global, non-asset based 3pl provider, focusing on domestic transportation, international logistics, and warehousing. They were named Top 10 3PL by Global Trade Magazine.

Nolan Transportation Group

Location: Roswell, GA
Year Founded: 2005


• LTL and FTL Shipping
• Warehousing
• Intermodal Rail

LTX Insight: Nolan Transportation Group operates across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. They were recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Companies on the Inc. 500 List. Their network consists of 40,000 carriers and 5,000 clients.

Freight Quote

Location: Kansas City, MO
Year Founded: 1998


• FTL and LTL Shipping
• Expedited Quotes
• Intermodal Rail
• Freight Spend Analysis

LTX Insight: Freightquote is the largest online freight shipping provider focusing on LTL, truckload, expedited LT and intermodal shipping. You can compare instant freight rates from hundreds of online carriers through their website for free.

Now that you’re armed with some basic information on the best LTL 3PL’s nationwide, consider the services your business requires so that you can better fit your needs with the perfect third-party logistics provider. Check out our Blog here, on how to choose the right 3PL for your company to learn more on the decision process.

While it would be just as easy for you to choose any one of these logistics providers, choosing LTX as your 3PL will provide you with consolidated and the lowest freight shipping costs, cutting-edge analytics and software capabilities, and top of the line customer service. We are revolutionizing the shipping experience, contact us to learn how.

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