Ryder Honors Top Carriers of the Year

Ryder Honors Top Carriers of the Year

            Ryder System announced its top carrier selections for the 2008 Ryder Carrier Quality Award.  This award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation.  Ryder places more than $4 billion of its customers’ freight on selected carriers in all modes of transportation.

“Ryder is proud to recognize its top-performing carriers of 2008 who provide outstanding service and share our commitment to helping our customers operate more efficiently,” said Todd Carter, Ryder Vice President and General Manager for Transportation Management.

The 2008 Ryder Carrier Quality Award Recipients:

Carrier Category

AAA Cooper Transportation LTL Regional

PJAX Freight System LTL Inter-regional

Con-way Freight LTL National

Ceva Logistics International Forwarder

Hapag-Lloyd (America) Inc. International Maritime Commerce

Pilot Freight Services North American Forwarder

Kingsway Transport Canadian LTL

RoadStar Trucking Canadian Truckload

Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. Truckload Dry Van National

Arnold Transportation Service Truckload Dry Van Regional

RWI Transportation LLC Truckload Specialized

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Intermodal


“2008 was a challenging year for transportation providers, with declining volumes and record fuel prices.  In spite of these conditions, these carriers performed above expectations and we are proud to recognize their achievements with our Ryder Carrier Award,” stated Tim Podvin, General Manager for Ryder Global Transportation Procurement.