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Purolator names 2015 Carriers of the Year

TORONTO, Ont. – Purolator announced the recipients of its 2015 Carrier of the Year Awards today.

For the second year in a row, Ayr Motor Express was named Long Haul Carrier of the Year. Seaboard Transport won Short Haul Carrier of the Year.

“Purolator congratulates Ayr Motor Express, a repeat winner, and Seaboard Transport for their outstanding professionalism and performance,” said Joe Lombardo, director, transportation, Purolator. “Our annual Carrier of the Year Award publicly recognizes top-performing linehaul carriers that reflect Purolator’s corporate values and help us successfully deliver our customers’ promises.”

Seth Keenan, director of operations, Ayr Motor Express, between Purolator’s Mike Boucher (left), senior vice-president and chief operations officer, and Joe Lombardo (right), director of transportation.

Introduced in 1996, the Purolator Carrier of the Year Award scores Purolator carriers in a variety of key areas, including on-time performance, peak-season performance and green initiatives. The evaluation also looks at carrier fitness, which includes fuel efficiency, cost-reduction initiatives, contingency plans and continuous improvement initiatives. Purolator’s linehaul carriers move approximately 35% of its customers’ daily freight.

“It is an honor to receive this award for the second-straight year,” said Seth Keenan, director of operations, Ayr Motor Express. “This is something our team is very excited and extremely proud to be a part of. It’s also a testament to the hard work and superior service our dedicated drivers and operations team continue to provide Purolator with to ensure their freight arrives on time.”

“We are honored to receive the Short Haul Carrier of the Year Award from Purolator,” said Mark Shannon, president and COO, Seaboard Transport. “Our employees go to work every day with the objective of providing safe, reliable and professional service to all of our customers. We have been servicing Purolator for many years and value the relationship we have as a transportation provider with this industry leader. We appreciate the good work our drivers, owner-operators and logistics personnel do every day for Purolator, and receiving this award confirms the dedication and commitment they have toward customer service.”

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