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April 7, 2011
Alcoa Announces Winners of 2010 Core Truckload Carrier Awards
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced the winners of its 2010 Core Truckload Carrier
Awards Program. This program has been in place since 2005 and is
designed to reward Alcoa’s core truckload carriers for their valuable
service to the company’s North American operations.
Alcoa’s Tier 1 core truckload carriers received a rendition of the Alcoa
aluminum wheel mounted on a plaque. Further recognition was given to the
best-in-class in this group. These three carriers received larger Alcoa
aluminum wheel trophies mounted on pedestals. TMC Transportation of Des
Moines, Iowa, was honored for a third time for exemplary flatbed
service. Remorquage St-Michel, Inc. of St-Michel, Canada, won the
Canadian carrier of the year award for a fourth straight year by
delivering value-added truckload service between the U.S. and Canada and
within the provinces. Covenant Transport of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in
the tightest race ever in the dry van category, ultimately prevailed for
an amazing fifth win in a row. CMI Freight-Trans, of Chicago, Illinois,
was again awarded as Alcoa’s leading intermodal distribution company
that continues to grow their business by providing innovative solutions
to reduce Alcoa’s transportation costs. These 14 carriers handled
approximately 50% of Alcoa’s truckload freight in 2010.
Also recognized with awards were the 2010 leaders in Alcoa’s inaugural
Tier 2 core carrier group. Loudon County Trucking of Loudon, Tennessee,
won the flat bed competition and Oberg Freight Company, of Ft. Dodge,
Iowa was best in the dry van category.
Tim Reyes, President of Alcoa Materials Management, said, “These awards
are an important recognition of the service provided by our top carriers
in North America. The criteria that we apply in selecting our top
carriers ensure that we form a partnership that rewards both companies.”
Ed Hamorsky, Director of Logistics and Transportation added, “Our
transportation business model has been severely tested these past two
years, but it has proven to be sustainable even during these recent poor
economic periods. Crisis will provide opportunity. Hence, we work hard
with our Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers in a partnership to leverage these
opportunities and seek creative solutions that will help support the
financial health of both companies, without sacrificing our values in
safety and quality. This program continues to deliver enormous value to
During the awards dinner, Michael Baird, National Sales Manager for
Alcoa’s Wheel and Transportation Products, presented information to the
carriers on Alcoa’s leading edge transportation products.
The award selection criteria includes measuring carrier network volume
and system performance.
In addition, specific qualifications are required to participate as an
Alcoa Truckload Core Carrier. These include meeting Alcoa business
performance expectations such as pickup, delivery and safety; reconcile
loss & damage claims and transmit advance shipping notification.
Following is the list of Alcoa Tier 1 Core Carriers:
Alcoa Flatbed Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S.
Builders Transportation, CO, LLC – Memphis, Tennessee
Inc. – Birmingham, Alabama
TMC Transportation – Des Moines, Iowa
(2010 carrier of the year)
Alcoa Van Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S.
Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. - Indianapolis, Indiana
Transport, Inc. - Chattanooga, Tennessee (2010 carrier of the year)
Transportation Corporation - Phoenix, Arizona
USA Truck, Inc. - Van
Alcoa Truckload Tier 1 Core Carriers – Canada
Equipment Masse, Inc. (MassExpress), Trois-Rivieres, QC
Transport, Napierville, QC
JCG Transport, Trois-Rivieres, QC
Express, Inc., Plessisville, QC
Remorquage St-Michel, Inc.,
St-Michel, QC (2010 carrier of the year)
Alcoa Intermodal Tier 1 Core Carrier
CMI Freight-Trans, Chicago, Illinois
Alcoa Flatbed Tier 2 Core Carrier of 2010 – U.S.
Loudon County Trucking, Loudon, Tennessee
Alcoa Van Tier 2 Core Carrier of 2010 – U.S.
Oberg Freight Company, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated
aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry,
Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace,
automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels,
fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and
engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for nine consecutive years and approximately
75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.