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March 21, 2012
Alcoa Announces Winners of 2011 Core Truckload & Ocean Carrier Awards
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced the winners of its 2011 Core Carrier Truckload
and the inaugural Ocean Carrier programs recently in Knoxville. These
programs recognize core carriers for their valuable service
contributions to Alcoa's North American operations.
“These awards are a commitment to our leading carriers that we take very
seriously," said Tim Reyes, President of Alcoa Materials Management. "We
want to recognize their exceptional performance by using criteria that
is objective, measureable and transparent. This partnership has
delivered proven results for both Alcoa and our carriers and has
strengthened our Alcoa Advantage in the marketplace.”
Ed Hamorsky, Director of Logistics and Transportation added, “We have
worked diligently to build an inclusive transportation business model.
We want to align with carriers that are invested in a long term business
relationship with Alcoa. We encourage open dialogue for improvement.
Alcoa Transportation is extremely pleased that the truckload carriers we
are honoring represent only 4 percent of our total carrier base, but
carried 70 percent of our 2011 business. In addition, our ocean carrier
award program had a good first year. The data shows 25 percent of our
carrier base carried 61 percent of our 2011 ocean container spend. Alcoa
expects their market share to increase as the program matures.”
Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana, emerged as
the winner in the dry van category for its first carrier of the year
TMC Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa, was honored for a fourth time
for outstanding flatbed service in North America.
Remorquage St-Michel, Inc. of St-Michel, Canada, won the Canadian
carrier of the year award for a fifth straight year by delivering
exemplary truckload service between the U.S. and Canada and within the
CMI Freight-Trans, of Chicago, Illinois, was recognized as Alcoa’s
leading intermodal distribution company and continues to grow Alcoa’s
business by providing innovative solutions in the intermodal market.
For the second consecutive year in the Tier 2 category, Loudon County
Trucking of Loudon, Tennessee, won the flatbed competition and Oberg
Freight Company, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, was best in the dry van category.
The 11 carriers participating in the Tier 2 group hauled more than 21
percent of Alcoa’s truckload freight in 2011.
Ocean Carrier Award
In 2011 Alcoa introduced its inaugural Ocean Carrier Award for export
and import container service for North America. Hapag-Lloyd of Hamburg,
Germany won the best-in-class award. The three other members -- CMA-CGM,
Marseilles France; Maersk Line, Copenhagen, Denmark; and NYK Line,
Tokyo, Japan -- were also recognized for their contributions to this
exclusive group. Ocean carriers were measured on bill of lading turn
time and accuracy, North American export and import volume, global scope
and import bill of lading rate accuracy. The Ocean Carrier awards were
designed using Alcoa marine aluminum plate.
Keynote speaker at the awards dinner was Todd Hershberger, vice
president of Sales and Marketing for Alcoa Wheel and Transportation
Products. Hershberger discussed Alcoa's innovative aluminum applications
in the transportation market.
Following is the list of Alcoa Tier 1 Core Carriers:
Alcoa Flatbed Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S.
Builders Transportation, CO, LLC – Memphis, Tennessee
CRST Malone, Inc. – Birmingham, Alabama
TMC Transportation – Des Moines, Iowa
Alcoa Van Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S.
Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. - Indianapolis, Indiana
Covenant Transport, Inc. - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Swift Transportation Corporation - Phoenix, Arizona
USA Truck, Inc. - Van Buren, Arkansas
Alcoa Truckload Tier 1 Core Carriers – Canada
Equipment Masse, Inc. (MassExpress), Trois-Rivieres, QC
Dubois Transport, Napierville, QC
JCG Transport, Trois-Rivieres, QC
Transnat Express, Inc., Plessisville, QC
Remorquage St-Michel, Inc., St-Michel, QC
Transport Robert, Boucherville, QC
Alcoa Intermodal Tier 1 Core Carrier
CMI Freight-Trans, Chicago, Illinois
Alcoa Ocean Core Carriers
Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany
CMA-CGM, Marseilles, France
Maersk Line, Copenhagen, Denmark
NYK Line, Tokyo, Japan
Alcoa Flatbed Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S.
Loudon County Trucking, Loudon, Tennessee
Alcoa Van Tier 2 Core Carrier – 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 10 consecutive years and approximately 75
percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.