Alcoa Announces Winners of 2014 Core Carrier Awards
 
Knoxville, Tennessee— April (14), 2015 – Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has announced the winners of its 2014 North America Core Carrier Awards, which recognize the critical carriers who help ensure supplies get to Alcoa’s facilities when needed and products get to Alcoa’s customers on time.
 
“We don’t just give our core carriers freight, they earn it. We are passionate about recognizing and rewarding their efforts,” said Ed Hamorsky, Alcoa’s Director of Global Transportation and Logistics. “Our core carriers are vital components of our supply chain. This program continues to drive alignment and trust. Many of the cost reduction and sourcing successes that Alcoa has realized over the past few years have been the result of creative solutions offered by our core carriers.”
 
“We are honored to once again recognize our top carriers who serve a critical role and operate as an extension of our services to customers,” said Brad Carraway, Alcoa’s Director, North America Transportation and Logistics.  Collaboration with this group of carrier partners continues to enable the development of creative solutions which drives value for Alcoa.
 
The annual awards, which are in their ninth year, measure Alcoa’s core carriers against seven key metrics including overall volume; shipment acceptance percentage; scope and sustainability; and data accuracy. To be eligible, carriers must be under Alcoa contract and meet volume minimums for at least ten months of the year.
 
Alcoa’s 12 Tier 1 carriers transported 45% of Alcoa’s North America motor carrier business in 2014. A company who has been a longtime innovator and exceptional service provider, CMI Freight-Trans, of Chicago, Illinois, was recognized as Alcoa’s leading intermodal distribution company, earning their sixth consecutive award. TMC Transportation, of Des Moines, Iowa, secured their eighth carrier of the year award in the Tier 1 flatbed service category. Providing superior truckload services between the U.S. and Canada and within the provinces is Remorquage St-Michel, Inc. of St-Michel, Canada, who maintained their first place position by winning the Canadian Tier 1 carrier of the year award for a eighth straight year.
 
USA Truck, of Van Buren, Arkansas continued their success by capturing a third consecutive title as Alcoa’s Tier 1 carrier of the year for commendable dry van service in North America.
 
All four of Alcoa’s core ocean carriers received recognition awards for their service during 2014. However, for the fourth consecutive year, Hapag-Lloyd, of Hamburg, Germany, captured Alcoa’s ocean carrier of the year award for extraordinary export and import container service for North America.
 
In the Tier 2 truckload category, 10 carriers managed 25% of Alcoa’s freight in 2014. After five years in the program, Fraley & Schilling, Inc., of Rushville, Indiana, won for a second-time in the flat bed category for unmatched service. For the dry van category, Oberg Freight Company, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, continues to reign as the champion by winning their fifth consecutive award.
 
Following is the complete list of Alcoa Tier 1 Core Carriers:
 
Alcoa Flatbed Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S. 
• CRST Malone, Inc. – Birmingham, Alabama
• Melton Truck Lines – Tulsa, Oklahoma
• TMC Transportation – Des Moines, Iowa (2006-2008, 2010-2014 carrier of the year)
 
Alcoa Van Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S. 
• Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. - Indianapolis, Indiana (2011 carrier of the year)
• Covenant Transport, Inc. - Chattanooga, Tennessee (2006-2010 carrier of the year)
• USA Truck, Inc. - Van Buren, Arkansas (2012 - 2014 carrier of the year)
 
Alcoa Truckload Tier 1 Core Carriers – Canada 
• Dubois Transport, Napierville, QC
• JCG Transport, Trois-Rivieres, QC
• Remorquage St-Michel, Inc., St-Michel, QC (2007-2014 carrier of the year)
• Transnat Express, Inc., Plessisville, QC
• Transport Robert, Boucherville, QC
 
Alcoa Intermodal Tier 1 Core Carrier 
• CMI Freight-Trans, Chicago, Illinois
 
Alcoa Ocean Core Carriers
• CMA-CGM, Marseilles, France
• Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 carrier of the year)
• Maersk Line, Copenhagen, Denmark
• NYK Line, Tokyo, Japan
 
Alcoa Flatbed Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S. 
• Fraley & Schilling, Inc., Rushville, IN (2013, 2014 carrier of the year)
 
Alcoa Van Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S.
• Oberg Freight Company, Fort Dodge, Iowa (2010-2014 carrier of the year)
 
About Alcoa
A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation. We pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and today, our approximately 59,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.


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“Thank you to our carriers and their drivers for all their support in 2014” - GBS Transportation



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Tier 1 Flatbed Carrier - TMC Transportation


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Tier 1 Van Carrier - USA Truck


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Canadian Carrier - Remorquage St-Michel


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Tier 2 Flatbed Carrier - Fraley & Schilling, Inc.


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Tier 2 Van Carrier - Oberg Freight Company


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Ocean Carrier - Hapag Lloyd


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Intermodal Tier 1 - CMI Freight-Trans