Retailers award top Canadian fleets

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –TransX has been named Walmart Canada’s Carrier of the Year. Andy Ellis, senior vice-president of supply chain and logistics for Walmart Canada made the presentation at a recent Walmart Carrier Awards Dinner. Accepting the award was Louie Tolaini, president of the TransX Group of Companies.

TransX delivered more than 89,000 shipments for Walmart with a 99.6% on-time delivery record, Walmart announced. It also helped train other Walmart carriers on the use of long combination vehicles in Ontario and Quebec.

TransX was also recently recognized by Lowe’s, achieving Double Platinum status for 99.9% on-time service for Lowes dedicated fleet, truckload and LTL services in Canada, the company announced. TransX says it was the only Canadian company to achieve Double Platinum status at the recent Lowes Carrier Awards in Wilkesboro, N.C.

TST Overland Express was also acknowledged by Lowe’s, receiving a Platinum Service Award for its 2009 performance.

TST has been a core carrier for Lowe’s since it moved into Canada in 2007. It handles both domestic and cross-border shipments.

“This award is a true reflection of our team’s dedication to our customers’ requirements,” said Rob O’Reilly, president, TST Overland Express. “We work hard to maintain our industry leadership position in the ways that matter most to our customers.”

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