Coyote Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Chicago, IL— December 12, 2017—Coyote, a UPS company, is proud to announce that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized quality management standard. An ISO 9001 certificate proves that Coyote’s quality management system has been certified against a best practice standard and found compliant. Coyote was awarded its recertification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Business Assurance, a leading global provider of accredited management systems certification.

“Coyote has an unwavering commitment to service by having the best people and technology in the industry,” said Coyote ISO Project Manager Brian Yelle. “This certification is a testament to the commitment of quality among our employees and management team. Maintaining an effective quality management system throughout the company is a critical step in providing the attention and support our customers have come to expect from Coyote.”

In 2011 Coyote implemented an ISO-compliant quality management system that established a systematic approach to managing Coyote’s 3PL operations, and now, in 2017, that quality management system has been recertified as compliant with the updated ISO 9001:2015 standards.

DNV Business Assurance performed a process assessment which focused on Coyote’s proprietary Collaborative Transportation Management software; customer sales and operations; carrier management and fleet solutions, recruitment and training; IT support and system access; load management and software development, 24/7 support; carrier compliance; issue resolution; accounting and claims; pricing and quoting; and documentation and records management.

“This recertification demonstrates our commitment to continuously improve Coyote’s quality systems to ensure the highest level of customer service,” says Coyote Chief Operating Officer Jim Sharman. “This is part of our comprehensive strategy to ensure quality and our recertification of ISO has once again validated that our processes are effective.”


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO),, based in Geneva, Switzerland, develops and publishes internationally recognized standards. ISO 9001 is a quality management system that documents business operations and supports continuous improvement. International standards give world-class specifications for products, services, and systems to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency. ISO 9001 is the most widely used quality management standard, and has recently undergone a periodic update to better reflect modern business challenges. Last modified in 2008, the new 2015 version of ISO 9001 is the result of input from business and technical experts around the world. The program requires greater involvement of senior management, broader understanding of supply chains, and more focus on stakeholder (not just customer) expectations.


Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Chicago, Coyote Logistics LLC, a UPS company, is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) service provider in North America. Coyote provides  truckload,  less-than-truckload, intermodal , air, and ocean brokerage services  and  transportation management services  to more than 14,000 shippers of various sizes and industries. Coyote became a UPS company in August 2015, adding  UPS asset utilization, air freight, ocean freight, customs brokerage, and much more to its portfolio of services. Coyote is a proud philanthropic supporter of  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for which has raised more than $1.7 million in six years.

Coyote has been widely recognized for its innovation, growth, and culture. In 2017, Coyote was named a  Top Workplace  by the  Chicago Tribune  for the  seventh consecutive year and Forbes  named Coyote to its list of  America’s Best Midsize EmployersSelling Power  ranked Coyote #23 on its list of 50 Best Companies to Sell For, Food Logistics  named Coyote a  Top 3PL and Cold Storage Provider, Inbound Logistics  named Coyote a  Top 100 3PL Provider, and Coyote’s  shipper-facing  mobile application CoyoteHOWL was awarded  a Supply & Demand Chain Executive  100 award. Built in Chicago  ranked Coyote #9 on its 2016 list of  Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago. Coyote has also been named to  Inbound Logistics‘  2016  Top 100 3PL Providers  list;  Food Logistics‘ 2016 Top Green Providers  list for its  Private Fleet Service; and  Transport Topics  named Coyote to its list of the Top Brokerage Firms.

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