Southeastern Freight Lines Earns Award from Rheem Water Heating Division

LEXINGTON, S.C. (May 19, 2010) – Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has received the 2009 LTL Carrier of the Year award by Rheem Water Heating Division for high-quality service.

Southeastern has also received Rheem Water Heating Division’s Fourth Quarter 2009 LTL Carrier award. This was Southeastern’s second quarterly award for 2009 and fifth quarterly award since it formed a business relationship with Rheem Water Heating Division.

“Rheem Water Heating Division is pleased to recognize Southeastern Freight Lines for their outstanding commitment to quality service,” said Ray Roldan, Division Logistics Manager of Rheem Water Heating Division. “Southeastern has proven to be a trusted and reliable transportation provider for timely and damage-free deliveries.”

The LTL Carrier of the Year award and Quarterly LTL Carrier awards are given to Rheem Water Heating Division carriers based on their on-time performance, customer satisfaction, billing accuracy and freight claims. Customer satisfaction is based on the number of customer complaints.

“We are honored by this recognition from Rheem Water Heating Division,” said Terrell Hixon, national account manager at Southeastern Freight Lines. “This is an outstanding achievement and is a testimonial to our associates and their dedication to providing Rheem Water Heating Division the best service available in the marketplace.”

About Rheem Manufacturing Company
Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com <http://www.rheem.com> ) is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta. In its 83rd year of operation, the company manufactures a full-line of high-quality residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar, and heat pump water heaters; swimming pool heaters and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Raypak, Ruud and Rheem, have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design, and high quality. Rheem is the official heating, cooling, and water heating supplier to Kevin Harvick, Inc. and is the primary sponsor of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series “Driver of the Decade,” Kevin Harvick and his #33 car.

About Southeastern Freight Lines
Southeastern Freight Lines, a privately-owned regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider founded in 1950, specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 76 service centers in 12 states and Puerto Rico. Southeastern has a network of service partners to ensure transportation services in the remaining 38 states, Canada, the Virgin Islands and Mexico. Southeastern Freight Lines provides more than 99.35% on-time service in next day lanes. A dedication to service quality and a continuous quality improvement process that began in 1985 has been recognized by more than 300 quality awards received from customers and associations. For more information, please visit www.sefl.com <http://www.sefl.com> .

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