Walmart Transportation recognized 11 trucking and transportation partners as Carriers of the Year. Walmart awards the designation each year to companies who provide logistical support to the retailer’s stores, Sam’s Club locations and distribution facilities.
The Walmart Carriers of the Year, for services provided during 2012 are:
- General Merchandise Gold* — Tango Transport
- General Merchandise Platinum* — Heartland Express
- Grocery Dedicated — Swift Transportation
- Intermodal – Hub Group
- National LTL** — YRC Freight
- Regional LTL** — Averitt Express
- Sam’s Club — Heartland Express
- Small Parcel — FedEx Corp.
- Temperature Controlled Gold* — Jim Palmer Trucking
- Temperature Controlled Platinum* — C.R. England
- Diversity — Barr-Nunn Transportation
- Innovative Excellence in Transportation — J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
* Gold and platinum designations are relative to fleet size, smallest to largest, respectively.
** “LTL” refers to “Less than Truckload,” or smaller load sizes.