Ashley Furniture Awarded Private Fleet Carrier of the Year by Transplace

ARCADIA, Wis. – Ashley Distribution Services, of Ashley Furniture, has been awarded the Private Fleet Carrier of the Year by Transplace. Transplace is a logistics services provider offering the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. Transplace delivers integrated solutions tailored to meet in-country and cross-border supply chain needs.

The Carrier of the Year Award recognizes transportation service providers for consistent high performance in specific shipment execution areas, including: on-time service, tender acceptance, claims, SmartWay score, and ease of doing business factors such as customer service, responsiveness, and the accuracy and timeliness of invoicing and status updates. The selection process is based on companywide, quantitative data as well as survey feedback from Transplace account teams. This year, 16 transportation service providers were recognized in the categories of truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), flatbed, private fleet, dedicated, refrigerated and expedite.

We are incredibly honored to be recognized as Carrier of the Year by Transplace. This award would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the entire Ashley Distribution team, said John Leighty, Executive Vice President, Transportation and Distribution, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. I am very excited about the opportunities ahead for Ashley Distribution Services as we continue to grow our fleet and our business beyond delivering furniture.

Strong carrier relationships are critical to Transplace’s ability to deliver outstanding service to our customers, so it is important for us to recognize those that consistently provide exemplary service, said Frank McGuigan, president and chief operating officer, Transplace. With this year’s awards, we are pleased to recognize carriers that represent the top one percent of our carrier base across all lines of business for the outstanding work they’ve done over the past year, and for their strong, collaborative relationships with Transplace and our customers.


Ashley Distribution Services, LTD was established in 1974 by Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. and today is one of the industry’s largest private fleets. Ashley Distribution Services delivers Ashley Furniture to Ashley HomeStores and customers throughout the U.S. With a growing fleet, Ashley Distribution Services continues to expand beyond delivering furniture. Visit Ashley Distribution Services online.

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is one of the largest manufacturers of home furnishings in the world. From design through fulfillment,Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day.

Transplace is a North American non-asset based logistics services provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company is the premier provider of managed transportation, consulting & TMS solutions; and intermodal, truck brokerage, and cross-border trade services. With operations centers located throughout North America, Transplace delivers integrated solutions tailored to meet in-country and cross-border supply chain needs. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base ranging from mid-market shippers to Fortune 500 companies.

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