Ryder honours Canadians

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MIAMI, Fla. – Canadian companies were well represented when it came time for Ryder System Inc. to hand out awards to carriers.

The company says its annual Ryder Carrier Quality Awards were created to recognize carrier partners that consistently provide excellent service while moving more than US$4.6 billion in freight on behalf of Ryder customers. The awards are given to businesses that score well on a number of metrics including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation.

A number of Canadian companies were singled out for being the best in their class. That list includes Peterborough, Ont.-based Exclusive Transfer Enterprise Corporation (Automotive—OEM truckload spot buy), London, Ont-based Doug Coleman Trucking Ltd. (Automotive—OEM truckload dry van regional), Winnipeg, Man.-based Bison Transport Inc. (Canadian truckload), and Woodbridge, Ont.-based Consolidated Fastfrate Inc. (Canadian LTL).

The full list of winning companies is below:

LTL National: Con-way Freight
LTL Regional: Saia LTL Freight
LTL Regional: Standard Forwarding
International Forwarder: Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
International Maritime: Commerce Atlantic Container Line
North American Forwarder: Pilot Freight Services
Canadian LTL Consolidated: Fastfrate
Canadian Truckload: Bison Transport Inc.
Truckload—Dry Van National: U.S. Xpress Enterprise
Truckload—Dry Van Regional: Cowan Systems
Truckload- Temperature Control: Southern Refrigerated Transport Inc.
Truckload- Flatbed- Specialized Brokerage: Melton Truck Lines
Brokerage: Coyote Logistics
Commitment to Ryder Standards—Update Compliance: Southeastern Freight Lines
Automotive – OEM Truckload Dry Van National: FedEx Supply Chain Systems, Inc.
Automotive – OEM Truckload Dry Van Regional: Doug Colemen Trucking
Automotive – OEM Truckload Spot Buy Exclusive: Transfer Enterprise Corp.
Intermodal: Alliance Shippers Inc.
Commitment to Ryder Standards—Invoicing: Central Transport

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