Aug. 7 2012 07:28 AM

It’s hard to believe that once again, summer is almost halfway through. Memorial Day kicked off our summer, but it seemed that before we even knew it, the lazy days of June were gone, the 4th of July festivities came and went, and August is staring us in the face. Where did the season go? Well, even if time is moving a bit too quickly for my preference, there is a bright side — mid-summer means it’s time for our annual Top Companies issue! Even though we’ve put out this issue for many years now, I never tire of seeing the companies whose profiles grace these (digital) pages. There are some familiar faces each year, whose companies have withstood the test of time and remain relevant in the parcel industry. Then there are those new faces, and they are just as refreshing — innovation drives any industry, and the small shipment industry is no different. To see these new players in the parcel game is a sign that our industry is thriving — what more could we ask for?
So I hope you’ll take the time to check out the profiles starting on page 32. Whether you’re actively looking for new partners and solutions, or just hoping to get an idea of what’s out there should you need something in the future, these companies provide a great resource. 

And, speaking of looking for new partners and solutions, don’t forget to join our LinkedIn group. This is easily one of the most active and informative groups that I am a part of (and I belong to quite a few!), so if you’re involved with the small shipment industry in any way, joining our group should be at the top of your list. And if you’re already a member, don’t be shy; join in on some of our great discussions. 

As we gear up for 2013, we’re always looking at ways to make our content more relevant and informative for you, our reader. So please, if there is something you’d like to see covered in the upcoming year, don’t hesitate to drop me a line at I’d love to hear from you!

As always, thanks for reading PARCEL.