INDIANAPOLIS, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celadon Group, Inc.'s (NYSE: CGI) Celadon Trucking Services announced recently that Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing, recently recognized Celadon with its esteemed Tier 1 Core Carrier Award for 2013. Celadon was one of four trucking firms to be conferred the Tier 1 designation.
Alcoa's Tier 1 Core Carrier program was created in 2005 to facilitate collaboration between Alcoa and its core carriers. Alcoa measures its carriers on tender acceptance, tender expiration, shipment volume, EDI compliance, and on-time performance.
Alcoa's Director of Global Transportation and Logistics, Ed Harmorsky, presented the award at the Alcoa's annual carrier conference and awards banquet in Knoxville, TN in in April. Attending the ceremony from Celadon to accept the award were Hunter Smith, Southeast Regional Sales Manager and Chris Chandler, Customer Relationship Manager.
"Customer service is the lifeblood of Celadon and we strive to provide unparalleled levels of service to each and every customer," stated Celadon President and CEO, Paul Will. "This award clearly demonstrates to our entire organization the exceptional service level we can achieve with hard work, perseverance and commitment. We look forward to strengthening our Alcoa partnership in the coming years."
Celadon Group, Inc. (www.celadongroup.com), through its subsidiaries, provides long-haul, regional, local, dedicated, intermodal, temperature-protect and expedited freight service across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company also owns Celadon Logistics Services, which provides freight brokerage services, freight management, as well as supply chain management solutions, including warehousing and distribution.
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