Purolator reveals carriers of the year

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by Emily Atkins

Armour Transportation Systems, Ayr Motor Express and I.S. Cargo are winners of Purolator’s 2022 Carrier of the Year Awards.

The team at Ayr Motor Express celebrate the win.

Armour Transportation Systems received Purolator’s Eastern Canada Safety Award, Ayr Motor Express received Purolator’s Eastern Canada Service Award, and I.S. Cargo received both Purolator’s Western Canada Safety and its Western Service Award.

We are delighted to recognize these top-performing linehaul carriers that go above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service and prioritize safety in their processes and results,” said Joe Lombardo, vice-president, network operations, Purolator.

Western Canada winners IS Cargo.

“Their dedication and shared values allow Purolator to be a leading transportation provider in Canada, delivering reliable and efficient services.”

Introduced in 2009, the Purolator Carrier of the Year Award objectively evaluates Purolator carriers in several key areas, including on-time performance, peak-season performance and green initiatives. The evaluation also looks at carrier fitness, which includes fuel efficiency, cost-reduction initiatives, contingency plans and continuous improvement initiatives.

Armour Transport celebrates the win.

“We are proud to be recognized by Purolator for our commitment to safety,” said Normand Bourque, vice-president of sales at Armour.

“Winning this award is a testament to the efforts of every member of Team Armour, who work safely while delivering exceptional service to our customers every day. Safety has been one of our guiding principles throughout our company’s history. By offering robust training and safety prevention programs, our teams are equipped to work safely every time they come to work.”

Ayr Motor Express director of operations Seth Keenan noted that his company has been working with Purolator for close to 20 years. “It is an honour to be awarded for such a high level of service by one of Canada’s largest shipping companies. Ayr Motor prides itself on honesty and quality service, and our people strive every day to live up to our motto, ‘The best is the least we can do,’” he said.

“I.S. Cargo Corporation is very thankful to be recognized for these awards in safety and service. Working with Purolator for so many years, we make every effort to be a transportation company that everyone can rely on, focusing on quality and safety,” said Sergey Rozenberg, vice-president, I.S. Cargo.

“The level of care of our team members and drivers goes beyond a load movement; it starts with every single employee respecting the principles and values of our customers and partners so that we can continue to provide the best and safest service.”