Southeastern Freight Lines recognized for EDI initiatives

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Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has received the Expeditors Performance Carrier of the Year Award for 2013.

Expeditors, a global logistics company, recognized Southeastern’s service center in Charleston, S.C. at the first annual Expeditors Vendor Appreciation Day for its service, performance and commitment to Expeditors’ customers.

The award recognizes Southeastern for its commitment to on-time delivery and customer service; highlighting Southeastern’s electronic data interchange (EDI) initiatives that allow for timely updates of delivery progress. Southeastern first started working with Expeditors out of its Charleston service center in May of 2013.

“We are honored to be recognized by Expeditors after just six months of doing business together and look forward to continuing to build on our relationship,” said Mike Heaton, senior vice president, Southeastern. “This industry recognition highlights the commitment of Southeastern and our employees to serve Expeditors and all of our third-party logistics clients.”

Southeastern says it has 99.4 percent of next-day shipments delivered on time, 99.9 percent of shipments handled free of shortage or damage, and a 99.4 percent invoice accuracy measure.