Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, March 10, 2022:
20 carriers recognized by Coyote Logistics for outstanding service
Coyote Logistics has revealed the winners of its 2021 Carrier of the Year awards, which recognizes carriers in Coyote’s network that have exhibited exceptional service and a strong commitment to keeping goods moving in a time defined by disruption and uncertainty.
The company recognized fleets of all sizes, ranging from an owner-operator and small fleets to mid-sized and large fleets, along with specialty and international carriers.
Carriers recognized by Coyote, based on categories, were:
On-Time Delivery Champion: Dark Knight Express, Inc.
On-Time Delivery Champion: ABA Enterprise Corporation
On-Time Pick-Up Champion: Palmetto Diesel Towing & Recovery, LLC
All-Around KPI Champion: Auscor Transportation Services
Dedicated Freight Champion: JP Logistics, Inc.
On-Time Pick-Up Champion: Rapid Transport, Inc.
On-Time Delivery Champion: Legacy Express, LLC.
Most Versatile Carrier: Hazel's Expedited Freight
Dedicated Freight Champion: A.D. Transport Express, Inc.
TMS Champion: Skagit Transportation, Inc.
Private Fleet Carrier of the Year: QuikTrip Distribution
Final Mile Carrier of the Year: PEI
Drayage Carrier of the Year: Day-N-Nite Transportation, Inc.
UPS Freight Carrier of the Year: Global Transport LLC
Expedited Carrier of the Year: Load One, LLC
Open-Deck Carrier of the Year: Melton Truck Lines, Inc.
LTL Carrier of the Year: Estes Express Lines
Refrigerated Carrier of the Year: Vilano Incorporated
Cross-Border Carrier of the Year, Canada: Trans 99 Logistics
Cross-Border Carrier of the Year, Mexico: Texas Carriers, LLC
3PL Smith Eagle Logistics rebrands
Fort Worth-based Smith Eagle Logistics announced this week its transition to SEL Supply-Chain Solutions (SELSCS), which will provide third-party logistics (3PL) services across the United States and Mexico.
SELSCS has more than 25 years’ experience in transportation and logistics. The new business will serve an expanded national and international area as well implement an entrepreneurial program for independent agents.
“Our core value is to surpass expectations in logistics by serving entrepreneurs in logistics,” said Dennis Martin, CEO of SELSCS. “Rebranding to a true logistics company reflects who we are and what we do by expanding our services nationally and internationally and focusing on our entrepreneur’s success.”
The rebrand will assist SELSCS in building relationships with new partners and further diversifying services. Operating an agent model, SELSCS believes that independent freight agents are not ‘brokers’ but rather entrepreneurs. SELSCS says it bridges the gap to empower the independent agent to succeed in the 3PL space by offering operational support, a variety of human resources and financial support.