Walmart honors bridge owner’s truck fleet

DETROIT — Ambassador Bridge owner and trucking mogul Matty Moroun may not be liked by many in Detroit and Windsor, but the world’s largest retailer is glad to have him.

Moroun’s Central Transport trucking firm was named LTL Carrier of the Year by Walmart.

Walmart cited Central Transport for its "overall dedication to customer service, operational excellence and the ability to offer creative solutions to a complex supply chain."

Other criteria included daily on-time delivery performance, claims prevention, and effective communication.

Moroun has been embroiled in a bitter rivalry with transportation officials in both Michigan and Canada.

Governments on both sides of the border want to build a separate, publicly-controlled bridge downriver from the Ambassador.

Moroun, who instead wants to twin his own bridge, has sued both governments to stop their project. 

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