Celadon Earns Alcoa’s 2011 Van Carrier of the Year Award

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Celadon Trucking Services was awarded by Alcoa the prestigious Tier 1 Van Carrier of the Year award at Alcoa’s annual carrier conference and awards banquet in Knoxville, TN. “We are genuinely excited to win Alcoa’s Carrier of the Year award, said Celadon Vice Chairman, President and COO, Paul Will.

Tim Reyes, President of Alcoa Materials Management said, These awards are a commitment to our leading carriers that we take very seriously. We want to recognize their exceptional performance by using criteria that is objective, measurable and transparent. This partnership has delivered proven results for both Alcoa and our carriers and has strengthened our Alcoa Advantage in the marketplace.

“Alcoa Transportation is extremely pleased that the truckload carriers we are honoring represent only 4% of our total carrier base, but carried 70% of our 2011 business. Ed Hamorsky, Director of Logistics and Transportation at Alcoa said, Alcoa’s Core Carrier Awards Program is a transparent measurement of carrier performance in the Alcoa North America transportation network. We congratulate Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. for winning Alcoa’s Tier 1 Van Carrier of the Year for 2011 and encourage them to continue the disciplined execution of best practices they have adopted that has enabled them to be the best-of-the-best in their category.

This award should clearly demonstrate to our entire team the premium service level we can achieve with hard work, persistence, and dedication. We are very proud to win this award and we look forward to continuing our growth and strengthening our partnership with Alcoa in the coming years, said Will.