GREEN, Ohio, July 31, 2014––FedEx Custom Critical, Inc., one of North America’s largest providers of expedited shipments, is excited to announce the winners of its 2014 Four Star Awards. The award acknowledges the top 40 independent contractors in the fleet who demonstrate a high standard of customer service, safety and efficiency. These contractors lease their vehicles to the company as owner operators.
This year, the company celebrates the 15th year for the Four Star Award. Contractors are chosen based on the following criteria: availability, on-time service and accident-free driving, with load acceptance serving as the tie breaker when necessary.
The 40 winners were each able to invite one guest to attend an all-expense-paid trip to the Atlantis Resort at Paradise Island in the Bahamas from July 13 to 17. The celebration also included an awards gala, which was held in their honor.
“Safety has always been and will always be our first priority at FedEx Custom Critical,” said Virginia Albanese, president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical. “Not only have these top contractors operated safely, but they have also provided outstanding customer service.”
About FedEx Custom Critical
FedEx Custom Critical provides businesses with customized solutions for their critical shipping needs. The company specializes in expedited freight shipping and solutions for transporting sensitive shipments, from temperature control to increased security. Additionally, FedEx Custom Critical offers ShipmentWatchSM, a service in which the company manages SenseAware® devices to track customers' shipments for near real-time visibility, enhanced security and temperature monitoring. FedEx Custom Critical also offers customized air solutions for U.S. and international shipping. In addition, FedEx Truckload Brokerage, a subsidiary of FedEx Custom Critical, offers customers brokerage solutions for dry van, temperature control, LTL and intermodal shipping needs.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $46 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
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