Ryder honors top carriers of the year

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Ryder System Inc. today, July 7, announced its top carrier selections for the 2008 Ryder Carrier Quality Award, which recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation. Ryder says it places more than $4 billion of its customers’ freight on selected carriers in all modes of transportation.

“Ryder is proud to recognize its top-performing carriers of 2008 who provide outstanding service and share our commitment to helping our customers operate more efficiently,” says Todd Carter, vice president and general manager of transportation management for Ryder, based in Miami.

The 2008 Ryder Carrier Quality Award Recipients:

  • AAA Cooper Transportation, LTL Regional
  • PJAX Freight System, LTL Inter-regional
  • Con-way Freight, LTL National
  • Ceva Logistics, International Forwarder
  • Hapag-Lloyd (America), International Maritime Commerce
  • Pilot Freight Services, North American Forwarder
  • Kingsway Transport, Canadian LTL
  • RoadStar Trucking, Canadian Truckload
  • Celadon Trucking Services, Truckload Dry Van National
  • Arnold Transportation Service, Truckload Dry Van Regional
  • RWI Transportation, Truckload Specialized
  • JB Hunt Transport, Intermodal
  • “2008 was a challenging year for transportation providers, with declining volumes and record fuel prices,” says Tim Podvin, general manager for Ryder Global Transportation Procurement. “In spite of these conditions, these carriers performed above expectations, and we are proud to recognize their achievements with our Ryder Carrier Award.”