CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/17/16 --
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, announced today it was selected by Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) as the 2015 Truckload Carrier of the Year. Berry Plastics is a global, multi-billion-dollar public corporation that offers value-added plastic packaging and engineered materials. The company also selected Echo as the 2014 Truckload Carrier of the Year, making this is the second year in a row Berry Plastics has awarded Echo the top honor.
Echo continued to expand its truckload geographic coverage throughout 2015, most noticeably with the acquisition of truckload powerhouse Command Transportation. The expertise of the dedicated team at Echo combined with extensive geographic coverage further developed the Berry Plastics partnership to a national level. As Berry Plastics' logistics partner, Echo also leverages its scale, real-time capacity information and tracking technology to simplify Berry Plastics' transportation management and allow it to focus on its business.
"We're thrilled and honored Berry Plastics named us Truckload Carrier of the Year for the second year in a row, which is a testament to the depth of our long-standing partnership," said Douglas R. Waggoner, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics. "We're proud to support their business by improving the efficiency of their shipping operations, providing exceptional service and ensuring every shipment is matched to the ideal carrier in our robust network. We look forward to continuing to serve their transportation needs."
"Our engagement with the Echo truckload business continues to grow as we utilize it to meet the needs of our varied U.S. customers," said Kelly Allen, Director Corporate Logistics at Berry Plastics. "The combination of impeccable service, communication and proprietary technology that we receive from Echo means we can ship our products with confidence and ensure customer satisfaction."
About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized solutions to our customers, with pro forma net sales of $6.7 billion in fiscal 2015. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY and its world headquarters is located in Evansville, Indiana. For additional information, visit the Company's website at www.berryplastics.com.
About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal, and expedited. Echo maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 30,000 transportation providers to serve clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in transportation management. For more information on Echo Global Logistics, visit: www.echo.com.
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