KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- (Business Wire)
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced the winners of its 2012 North America Core
Carrier Awards Program.
Commenting on the program, Tim Reyes, President of Alcoa Materials
Management, said, “The core carrier awards represent a successful
partnership that has been developed with our top transportation
providers in North America. The carriers we are recognizing have best
met the criteria established to insure the needs of Alcoa facilities.”
Ed Hamorsky, Director of Logistics and Transportation added, “This
program continues to drive more intimate business alignment and trust
between Alcoa and the core carriers that serve our plants. We continue
to put a lot of focus on deploying effective sourcing and execution
strategies to reduce our transportation spend. Many of the successes we
have realized the past few years are linked to creative solutions
offered by our core carriers.”
United Parcel Service won the Alcoa Advantage in TransportationAward.
The award recognizes a carrier who leverages resources beyond
traditional transportation industry boundaries to deliver significant
benefits to Alcoa.
For the second consecutive year, Hapag-Lloyd of Hamburg, Germany
captured Alcoa’s ocean carrier of the year award for best-in-class
export and import container service for North America. All of Alcoa’s
core ocean carriers received recognition plaques for their service
CMI Freight-Trans, of Chicago, Illinois, earned recognition as Alcoa’s
leading intermodal distribution provider. The company continues to
innovate and offer solutions to capture additional Alcoa business.
USA Truck of Van Buren, Arkansas, enjoyed their inauguration as Alcoa’s
Tier 1 carrier of the year for outstanding dry van service in North
America. TMC Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa, earned their 5th
consecutive carrier of the year award for exemplary flatbed service.
Remorquage St-Michel, Inc. of St-Michel, Canada, won the Canadian
carrier of the year award for a 6th straight year by
providing superior truckload service between the U.S. and Canada and
within the provinces. Alcoa’s 14 Tier 1 carriers handled ~50% of Alcoa’s
North America motor carrier business.
The 10 carriers participating in the Tier 2 group carried approximately
23% of Alcoa’s truckload freight in 2012. Mawson & Mawson of Langhorne,
Pennsylvania was a first-time winner in the flatbed category. Oberg
Freight Company, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa won its 3rd straight
carrier of the year award in the dry van category.
During the awards dinner, Michael Baird, National Sales Fleet Manager
for Alcoa’s Wheel and Transportation Products, presented market data to
the attending carriers regarding aluminum transportation applications
for their equipment.
Following is the list of Alcoa Tier 1 Core Carriers:
2012 Alcoa Advantage in Transportation Award winner
United Parcel Service – Atlanta, Georgia
Alcoa Flatbed Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S.
Builders Transportation, CO, LLC – Memphis, Tennessee
CRST Malone, Inc. – Birmingham, Alabama
Melton Truck Lines – Tulsa, Oklahoma
TMC Transportation – Des Moines, Iowa (2012 Carrier of the Year)
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 (2012 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 (2012 Carrier of the Year)
Transnat Express, Inc., Plessisville, QC
Transport Robert, Boucherville, QC
Alcoa Intermodal Tier 1 Core Carrier
CMI Freight-Trans, Chicago, Illinois (2012 Carrier of the Year)
Alcoa Ocean Core Carriers
CMA-CGM, Marseilles, France
Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany (2012 Carrier of the Year)
Maersk Line, Copenhagen, Denmark
NYK Line, Tokyo, Japan
Alcoa Flatbed Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S.
Mawson & Mawson, Langhorne, Pennsylvania (2012 Carrier of the Year)
Alcoa Van Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S.
Oberg Freight Company, Fort Dodge, Iowa (2012 Carrier of the Year)
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 125 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 11 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 30
countries across the world. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com
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Christa Bowers, 212-836-2605