Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced the winners of its less-than-truckload (LTL) Carrier of the Year Awards. Part of Transplace’s Carrier Merit Program, the Carrier of the Year Awards recognize transportation service providers for consistent high performance and exemplary on-time service.
“Transplace’s Carrier Merit Program is designed to uncover growth opportunities for our carriers and further strengthen those relationships, while supporting exceptional service for our customers,” said Ben Cubitt, senior vice president engineering and consulting at Transplace. “With this year’s awards, we are pleased to recognize two outstanding LTL transportation service providers for the exemplary work they’ve done over the past year.”
Transplace presented the following awards to these carriers:
• National LTL Carrier of the Year Award, FedEx Freight
• Regional LTL Carrier of the Year Award, Southeastern Freight Lines
The Transplace Carrier Merit Program categorizes carriers into tiers based on strict and demanding performance factors. The company has established two primary tiers of alliance carriers and a developmental progression plan for key carriers targeting business needs and upward movement through the merit program.
The awards are data-centric and based on companywide, quantitative data. To be eligible for the Carrier of the Year Awards, a carrier must have met the following requirements:
• Hauled at least 5,000 loads for Transplace
• Provided freight services across five or more Transplace accounts
• Maintained an on-time delivery rate of 95 percent or better
• Contracted as an LTL Carrier
• Certified EPA SmartWay Carrier
• Maintained an excellent customer service relationship across all accounts
• Utilized EDI capabilities
• Provided regular feedback and communication to all levels of management
Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by supply chain network planning and design, transportation procurement and consulting services. The company is recognized among the elite global 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.
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