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FreightWaves opens 2023 Shipper of Choice nominations

Every year, FreightWaves honors a group of exemplary shippers with its annual Shipper of Choice award, presented in partnership with TriumphPay. The award looks to call attention to companies working actively to make the process of moving goods easier, friendlier and more streamlined for all involved.

The first step toward receiving the coveted Shipper of Choice recognition is to be nominated. Anyone involved in the industry can nominate a shipper for the award. There is no limit to the number of companies an individual can nominate, and companies can nominate themselves. 

Nominees must be shippers to qualify. A shipper will be defined as a company that ships goods or makes shipments of goods by land, sea or air. It’s that simple. 

Nominations will remain open for the next several months. Click here to nominate a company for the 2023 Shipper of Choice award.

What is a shipper of choice?

Excellent shippers collaborate effectively with their carrier partners to ensure safe and timely delivery of goods. The traits that characterize a top-notch shipper are subject to change, adapting to industry changes and advancements. However, one thing remains constant: their collaborative approach.

They work to overcome issues like driver detention, maintain accessible facilities, and streamline supply chain processes. Carriers prioritize shippers that offer flexible appointment scheduling, clean facilities, and fair rates for overages, shortages and damages (OS&D).

The judging process

Anyone in the industry can nominate shippers for the award. All nominated shippers will be taken into consideration when naming winners. 

The FreightWaves Research team – a group of industry-leading experts – will select the top 100 winners from the list of nominated companies. From there, a team of independent judges will determine the top 25 Shippers of Choice. This panel of judges includes analysts, transportation executives and other industry experts.

Important dates

Feb. 8: Nominations for Shipper of Choice open 

May 4: Nominations for Shipper of Choice close

June 21: Winners announced  

Click here to nominate a company for the 2023 Shipper of Choice award.