Southeastern Freight Lines, a leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been recognized as a 2023 Echo Global Logistics LTL Carrier of the Year Platinum Award winner. This prestigious honor marks Southeastern’s ninth Platinum Award, breaking the record for most wins in the category since the award’s founding in 2008.

Echo is an industry-leading provider of technology-enabled managed transportation and supply chain services. Its LTL Carrier of the Year Platinum Award was created to recognize LTL carriers who consistently meet and exceed the company’s rigorous quality standards and provide excellent customer service to both the Echo team worldwide as well as their mutual clients.

“We are honored and humbled to be recognized for our unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch, timely shipment and delivery services,” said Richard Slater, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Southeastern. “This could not have been accomplished without the hard work and dedication of our associates and their execution of our quality processes. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Echo team for this honor and look forward to growing our strong partnership to continue serving and elevating the broader transportation industry.”

“We’re grateful to have a reliable and efficient carrier partner in Southeastern,” said Marty Martin, senior vice president of sourcing at Echo Global Logistics. “The company’s incredible dedication to on-time delivery, high-quality performance and visibility into every shipment are values we share at Echo. As a leading third-party logistics provider (3PL), this dedication allows us to provide simple solutions to complex problems unique to every client and carrier.”

Southeastern’s Taylor Humphrey, national account manager, and Toby Toburen, director of 3PL national accounts, accepted the award at Echo’s Chicago headquarters in early May.