Daily Archives: June 7, 2013

Saia LTL Freight Named Partner Carrier of the Year by the American Chemistry Council

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JOHNS CREEK, GA – June 5, 2013 – Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is pleased to announce that Saia LTL Freight was one of three carriers presented with the “Responsible Care® Partner Award” by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) at its 2013 Responsible Care Conference & Expo. The award recognizes “the superb performance and safety record of companies involved in the distribution, transportation, storage, use, treatment-disposal and/or sales and marketing of chemicals.”

“We are extremely proud of this award,” stated Saia President and CEO Rick O’Dell. “We transport thousands of shipments every day for companies in the chemical industry. Because of this, we understand the great responsibility we have – not just to these customers, but to the communities where we work and live.”

ACC Responsible Care winners qualified for the awards based on exemplary performance and were selected by a committee made up of internal and external experts.

Saia LTL Freight was the first non-bulk LTL carrier in the U.S. to earn RC14001 certification through the ACC’s Responsible Care Program. The certification reflects our commitment to product stewardship, distribution, community awareness, emergency response, and pollution prevention.

For 25 years, Responsible Care has helped ACC member companies significantly enhance their performance, discover new business opportunities, and improve employee safety, the health of the communities in which they operate, and the environment as a whole, moving us toward a safer, more sustainable future.

About Saia Inc.

Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), with 2012 revenues of $1.1 billion, offers customers a wide range of less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, and logistic services. The company operates 147 terminals in 34 states and is home to the industry-exclusive Customer Service Indicators and Xtreme Guarantee. With headquarters in Georgia, Saia employs 8,000 people nationwide. Saia LTL Freight has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations Safety Management Council with first place honors for its outstanding safety record. For more information on Saia Inc.


C.H. Robinson Named Carrier of the Year by Sharp Electronics Corporation

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Eden Prairie, MN (June 6, 2013) — C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. was awarded the Truckload/IMC Carrier of the Year by Sharp Electronics Corporation, a company known for its unique one-of-a-kind electronic products and solutions, at Sharp’s annual carrier conference.

The award is data-centric and based upon quantitative data of four key performance factors:  on-time pickup and delivery, EDI transactions, load acceptance and invoice accuracy. To be eligible for the Carrier of the Year award, an organization must achieve an overall top score in their performance metrics as well as be recognized for exemplifying true partnership through project initiations and results achieved.

“These qualities exemplify the collaboration Sharp Electronics is looking for when engaging transportation providers and seeking opportunities to become more efficient,” said Mark Stephens, senior manager of transportation and logistics analysis at Sharp Electronics Corporation.

C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics companies,  distinguished themselves by exhausting all options and coming up with solutions when needed, even going so far as to work closely with Sharp Electronics asset-based carriers and helping them find loads to get back to Sharp locations.

“This award acknowledges the collaboration and growth between Sharp and C.H. Robinson,” said Jeremy Schlachet, senior sales representative at C.H. Robinson. “This achievement couldn’t have been realized without the tremendous support of the entire team at Sharp.”

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About Sharp Electronics Corporation:

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading products include AQUOS® LED TVs, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers.

About C.H. Robinson

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 42,000 customers through a network of more than 275 offices and over 11,000 employees around the world. The company works with 56,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and has annual revenues of over $11 billion.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997.

Note: Express Tracking now provide C.H. Robinson Tracking service.