LEXINGTON, S.C. (Nov. 23, 2011) – Southeastern Freight Lines, a leader in regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named LTL Carrier of the Year for 2011 by The Home Depot®, the nation’s largest home improvement retailer. This is the second year in a row that Southeastern has won this distinguished award.
Southeastern led in all of The Home Depot’s performance requirements which include on-time delivery and electronic shipment status metrics. In addition, The Home Depot specifically referenced Southeastern’s continual efforts to help the company with special projects to improve their shipping system.
"Our company's dedication to quality, technology and customer support is the reason we have earned this award," said Dennis Brittain, national account manager for Southeastern Freight Lines. "We value our relationship with The Home Depot and appreciate this recognition of our people’s efforts."
The award was recently presented to Southeastern at The Home Depot’s Executive Carrier Council awards banquet.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,246 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. In fiscal 2010, The Home Depot had sales of $68.0 billion and earnings from continuing operations of $3.3 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
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 U.S. 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. Southeastern Freight Lines subsidiary, Southeastern Logistics Solutions, provides expedited service and multi-modal transportation services across the nation through strategic capacity partnerships. For more information, please visit www.sefl.com and www.facebook.com/SoutheasternFreight.