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Southeastern Freight Lines Receives LTL Carrier of the Year Award from Rheem Water Heating

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 25, 2011
Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013


Scott Yates

Largemouth Communications, Inc.
(919) 459-6452

Southeastern awarded second year in a row


LEXINGTON, S.C. (July 25, 2011) – Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has earned the 2010 LTL Carrier of the Year award by Rheem Water Heating Division for the second year in a row.

Additionally, Southeastern received the LTL Carrier of the Quarter award for all four quarters of 2010.

"Rheem Water Heating Division is pleased to once again recognize Southeastern Freight Lines for their outstanding commitment to quality service,” said Ray Roldan, Division Logistics Manager of Rheem Water Heating Division. "Throughout the entire year of 2010, Southeastern’s delivery performance to our customers was outstanding. Their ability to respond to stringent requests and still be flexible provided the true partner that Rheem and our customers have come to expect.”

Rheem Water Heating determines its LTL Carrier of the Year and Quarterly LTL Carrier award recipients using a point system based on four key metrics: on-time performance, customer satisfaction, billing accuracy and freight claims.

"We are honored by this recognition from Rheem Water Heating Division,” said Terrell Hixon, national account manager at Southeastern Freight Lines. "This is an outstanding achievement and we are grateful to our associates for providing the level of customer satisfaction that makes this award possible.”

About Rheem Manufacturing Company
Rheem Manufacturing Company ( is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta. In its 86th year of operation, the company manufactures a full-line of eco-friendly, technologically advanced residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole-home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air-purification products; and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Raypak, Ruud and Rheem, have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality. Rheem is the official heating, cooling and water-heating supplier to Richard Childress Racing (RCR), Kevin Harvick, Inc. (KHI) and is a primary sponsor of RCR’s No. 29 Sprint Cup Series car and KHI’s No. 33 Nationwide Series car and Camping World Truck Series No. 2 truck. Harvick was named Nationwide Series "Driver of the Decade” in 2010.

About Southeastern Freight Lines
Southeastern Freight Lines, a privately-owned regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider founded in 1950, specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 76 service centers in 12 states and Puerto Rico. Southeastern has a network of service partners to ensure transportation services in the remaining 38 states, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico. Southeastern Freight Lines provides more than 99.35% on-time service in next day lanes. A dedication to service quality and a continuous quality improvement process that began in 1985 has been recognized by more than 300 quality awards received from customers and associations. Southeastern Freight Lines subsidiary, Southeastern Logistics Solutions, provides expedited service and multi-modal transportation services across the nation through strategic capacity partnerships. For more information, please visit


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