FST Logistics has been recognized as a 2022 “Top Food Chain
Provider” by Food Chain Digest, the official magazine of Food Shippers of America (FSA). FSA
brings together a community of supply chain and logistics professionals from the food and
beverage industry and their suppliers in order to facilitate education and networking opportunities
and enable supply chain efficiency improvements.
The Top Food Chain Provider program highlights third-party logistics companies (3PLs), freight
brokers, motor carriers, rail/intermodal and maritime companies (ocean carriers and port
authorities) that excel in capabilities and service to food transportation, logistics, distribution and
supply chain management, according to Brian Everett, group publisher and editorial director of
Food Chain Digest.
“Food shippers rely upon their logistics partners and carriers to help manage a productive,
efficient and seamless food chain,” said Everett. “A common theme for the companies on the
2022 list is that they have been providing significant value to food shippers at a time when
demand in all modes has been surging while the people and assets needed to move and store
goods and materials remain scarce. This program highlights leaders like FST Logistics that are
helping shippers navigate through their food chain challenges and accomplish their business
According to Everett, this is the first year that Food Chain Digest has deployed this recognition
program to serve as a resource to food shippers as they secure partners and capabilities in
managing their supply chain strategy and execution.
Here’s how the program works: First, nominations were made by food chain providers and
reviewed by the staff of Food Chain Digest. Requirements of all candidates are that they are a
3PL, freight broker, motor carrier, rail/intermodal provider, or maritime company that generate at
least U.S. $5 million in gross global sales. These nominations were evaluated based upon value
provided to food shippers, achievements accomplished in the last 12-18 months, and solutions
that have helped to solve a business problem of food shippers.
Next, nearly 6,000 participants in the food industry voted for nominated companies that had the
strongest reputation and value in the food chain technology segment. As part of the process,
companies earning an adequate volume of votes are validated, which helped to identify the
companies named to the list.
To view a full list of companies name to the list, visit www.FoodShippers.org and click
Based in Columbus, Ohio, FST Logistics opened its doors in 1991 and began with 11 employees.
Today, they employ over 400 employee-owners and provide the best temperature-controlled
transportation services and warehousing capabilities. FST has over one million square feet of dry,
refrigerated, and frozen space and specializes in assisting food brands of all sizes. As an
employee-owned company, they have a reputation for unsurpassed customer service and a clear
knack for communication — FST's goal is to continue to grow by employing the best minds and
talent the industry has to offer.