CENTRAL TRANSPORT NAMED WALMART’S NATIONAL LTL CARRIER OF THE YEAR
Warren, Michigan, April 27, 2010
- Central Transport, one of the nation’s most technologically advanced less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers announced today that it has been recognized as Walmart’s National LTL Carrier of the Year. The award was presented on April 22, 2010, and represents exceptional service performance in LTL transportation in 2009.
“This is a great honor for Central Transport,” says John Locke, Central Transport Executive Vice President. “We enjoy a strong partnership with Walmart and would like to thank them for recognizing our efforts. We are very humbled by receiving this prestigious award and look forward to building on the momentum from this incredible accomplishment.”
Among the many factors determining this award were Central Transport’s “overall dedication to customer service, operational excellence and the ability to offer creative solutions to a complex supply chain,” explained in a letter of recommendation by Kelly Abney, Vice President, Walmart Corporation Transportation. Other key performance criteria included daily on-time delivery performance, claims prevention, transit times, market coverage and effective communication.
In addition to the day-to-day general merchandise, Central Transport has performed many complex supply chain projects for Walmart, including high-volume, time sensitive promotional rollouts, holiday blitz merchandise and numerous value-added programs.
The Carrier of the Year award for 2009 was presented at Walmart’s Corporate Headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, by Ken Braunbach – Senior Director of Carrier Relations, Nathan Adams – Senior Manager of Carrier Relations, Brittany Smith – Senior Procurement Manager Carrier Relations and Roger Royal, Compliance Manager Carrier Relations. Central Transport ownership and executives were on-hand to accept the award.
Central Transport (CT) is a privately owned full-service asset-based, transportation provider offering supply chain solutions across North America. Central Transport provides regional, inter-regional and long-haul LTL (less-than-truckload) services, cross-docking, consolidation and pool distribution services, as well as customized value-added supply chain services. Central Transport is based in suburban Detroit and is part of the privately held CenTra, Inc., a Forbes 500 private company.