Artisan presents annual Carrier Excellence Awards

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Recognizing outstanding performance, Artisan recently honored its top contracted carriers as part of its annual Artisan Carrier Excellence Awards program. ACE winners are Artisan carriers that have continuously delivered quality on-time shipments and maintained accurate, on-time billing this past year. Artisan’s winning carriers were recognized at an awards ceremony in Dearborn, Mich.

As a non-asset based third-party logistics provider, Artisan contracts with more than 300 carriers to manage shipments for a number of specialized transportation needs, including construction equipment, machinery, racks, presses, dies, electronics, assembly lines, dunnage, robotics, lab equipment and fuel cells.

Artisan tabulates carrier performance through quarterly evaluations based on a point system, and recognizes the carriers with the highest performance rating in each shipment category as Carriers of the Year. Performance categories are broken into three areas for both specialized and container (rack) shipments, including carriers delivering 50-499 shipments, carriers delivering 500-1,499 shipments and carriers delivering more than 1,500 shipments.

The following companies were honored for specialized shipments:

1,500+ shipments delivered

  • Carrier of the Year: Red Cap
  • Second Place: MSA
  • 500-1,499 shipments delivered

  • Carrier of the Year: OTC
  • Second Place: Commodore Cartage
  • 50-499 shipments delivered

  • Carrier of the Year: Arrow Freight Systems
  • Second Place: Certified Delivery Service
  • The following companies were honored for container (rack) shipments:

    1,500+ shipments delivered

  • Carrier of the Year: Freedom Express
  • Second Place: SMF
  • 500-1,499 shipments delivered

  • Carrier of the Year: Lor-Co Bulk Transport
  • Second Place: Hammons
  • 50-499 shipments delivered

  • Carrier of the Year: Certified Delivery
  • Second Place: Specialty Contract Carriers
  • “Specialized shipments are challenging by nature, and Artisan takes pride in the dependability and quality service that our contracted carriers demonstrate year over year,” says Greg Humes, president of Detroit-based Artisan. “We recently reached our 850,000 shipment milestone, and we were able to achieve this in collaboration with our strong carrier base. We are pleased to recognize our top performing carriers and look forward to surpassing the one million shipments mark with the help of their outstanding service.”

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