Roadway, a YRC heritage brand, announced today that it has been named "2009 Carrier of the Year" by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council and Logistics Management magazine.
The annual program recognizes transportation providers on a quantitative scale in five key areas: customer service, operational excellence, pricing, business relationship, leadership and technology.
"For the 19th consecutive year, we are pleased to receive this prestigious industry award," said Mike Smid, President YRC. "Our dedicated team has an outstanding reputation, and we are proud that our efforts continue to exceed the challenging demands in the transportation industry."
The 2009 Carrier of the Year Awards Program will take place during the NASSTRAC Logistics Conference & Expo taking place April 26-29 at the Buena Vista Palace & Spa in Orlando, FL. Terry Gilbert, SVP, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, YRC will accept the award on the company's behalf, and will speak briefly at the ceremony.
Smid will also speak on an industry panel at the conference titled: "Motor Carrier CEOs: 2009 Opportunities, Issues, Challenges."
The NASSTRAC Carrier of the Year program is an annual program co-sponsored by NASSTRAC and Logistics Management, a trade magazine for buyers of logistics services. Roadway has been named the NASSTRAC carrier of the year for 19 consecutive years and 20 of the 22 years the award has been given.