Purolator rewards carriers

by MM&D Online Staff
Purolator and Ayr Motor Express photo
Recipient of the 2015 Long Haul Carrier of the Year Award: Pictured is Seth Keenan, Director of Operations, Ayr Motor Express, between Purolator’s Mike Boucher (left), Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, and Joe Lombardo (right), Director of Transportation.

Toronto, Ontario—For the second-consecutive year, Ayr Motor Express was named Purolator‘s Long Haul Carrier of the Year and Seaboard Transport won Short Haul Carrier of the Year.

“Purolator congratulates Ayr Motor Express, a repeat winner, and Seaboard Transport for their outstanding professionalism and performance,” said Joe Lombardo, director, transportation, Purolator.

“Our annual Carrier of the Year Award publicly recognizes top-performing linehaul carriers that reflect Purolator’s corporate values and help us successfully deliver our customers’ promises.”

Introduced in 1996, the Purolator Carrier of the Year Award objectively evaluates Purolator carriers in a number of key areas, including on-time performance, peak-season performance and green initiatives.

Purolator and Seaboard Transport photo
Seaboard Transport’s Jim Dibbin, Vice President of Sales, and Rick Johnson (centre), General Manager of HDL Atlantic, accept the 2015 Short Haul Carrier of the Year Award from Purolator’s Mike Boucher (left), Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, and Joe Lombardo (right), Director of Transportation.

The evaluation also looks at carrier fitness, which includes fuel efficiency, cost-reduction initiatives, contingency plans and continuous improvement initiatives. Purolator’s linehaul carriers move approximately 35 percent of its customers’ daily freight.

“It is an honour to receive this award for the second-straight year,” said Seth Keenan, director of operations, Ayr Motor Express. “This is something our team is very excited about and extremely proud to be a part of. It’s also a testament to the hard work and superior service our dedicated drivers and operations team continue to provide Purolator with to ensure their freight arrives on time.”

“We are honoured to receive the Short Haul Carrier of the Year Award from Purolator,” said Mark Shannon, president and COO, Seaboard Transport. “Our employees go to work every day with the objective of providing safe, reliable and professional service to all of our customers. We have been servicing Purolator for many years and value the relationship we have as a transportation provider with this industry leader. We appreciate the good work our drivers, owner-operators and logistics personnel do every day for Purolator, and receiving this award confirms the dedication and commitment they have toward customer service.”