Brian Everett, ABC
MindShare Strategies, Inc.
Wilder, Ky., June 23, 2011 — RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company that provides regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, was named top carrier of the 2010 Ryder Carrier Quality Award in the Truckload Specialized category. This award recognizes RWI's performance excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation.
RWI provides specialized truckload services to Ryder, with a particular emphasis in servicing its customers in the food and beverage industries. "This award underscores RWI's operational strengths in truckload services, and our high-quality expertise in managing food and beverage products through the supply chain," said Richard Bauer, executive vice president and general manager of RWI Transportation. "We are proud to be recognized by a well-respected industry leader such as Ryder, and we value our relationship with this important customer." RWI competed against more than 300 other carriers that qualified for the award in that category.
According to Tim Podvin, general manager, global procurement for Ryder Transportation Management, "2010 was a challenging year in transportation due to increased freight volumes and reduced industry capacity. In spite of these complexities, 14 of our carriers excelled in their respective modal category, and we are proud to honor them with our Ryder Carrier Quality Award. We congratulate RWI Transportation and our other top carriers who were able to perform above expectations and deliver outstanding customer service in spite of the inherent transportation challenges in 2010."
Managing in excess of 100,000 shipments annually, RWI handles temperature-controlled and dry freight, and also has specialized expertise in handling fresh produce and other perishable food commodities. RWI is an affiliate of the Castellini Group of Companies, which combines to form one of the largest distributors of fresh produce in the United States. For further information on RWI, visithttp://www.RWItrans.com
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About RWI Transportation
RWI Transportation LLC is an asset-based logistics company that provides regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services for refrigerated and dry products. RWI is an affiliate of the Castellini Group of Companies, which forms one of the largest distributors of fresh fruits and vegetables in the United States. For more information, visithttp://www.rwitrans.com
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500 commercial transportation, logistics, and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as the top third party logistics provider and included Ryder in its 2010 "50 Green Partners" listing. Ryder also ranked 114 out of the top 500 U.S. companies and sixth in its industry sector in the 2010 Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visithttp://www.Ryder.com