Who are the fastest-growing logistics and transportation companies in the nation? You can find out from Inc., the magazine and website devoted to business entrepreneurship. Each year, its Inc. 5000 list ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, based on percentage revenue growth over a three-year period.
The 2013 edition included 155 companies in the logistics and transportation categories. They included many familiar names, such as Barrett Distribution Centers, England Logistics, enVista, Estes Forwarding Worldwide, Florida East Coast Railway, Legacy Supply Chain Services, Load Delivered Logistics, Mach 1 Global Services, M33 Integrated Solutions, ODW Logistics & Transportation Services, Saddle Creek Logistics Services, and Total Quality Logistics, to name a few. There also were many we've never come across, including some with such intriguing names as Bongo International (parcel forwarding for e-commerce), Ecogistics (environmentally responsible transportation outsourcing and planning), The Logistics Store (a consulting firm), and Zipline Logistics (transportation brokerage). (Associated, a provider of integrated handling, labor management, and engineering solutions, made the list under a different category.)
For the entire list, go to www.inc.com/inc5000 and search by category for "logistics and transportation."