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Walmart recognizes Carriers of the Year

Walmart Transportation has recognized several of its trucking and transportation partners as Carriers of the Year. The retailer awards the designation each year to companies that provide logistical support to its stores, Sam’s Club locations, and distribution facilities.

“We are fortunate to hold strong partnerships with many exceptional carriers at Walmart,” said Ken Braunbach, senior director of transportation for Walmart. “A number of considerations were made when determining the award recipients, but ultimately each of them demonstrated a dedication to customer service, operational excellence, and an ability to offer creative supply chain solutions that set them apart from their peers.”

Among the honorees was C R England, a Salt Lake City UT-based global transportation provider, which was recognized as the 2012 Walmart Temperature Controlled Platinum Carrier of the Year. C R England previously received the 2011 Walmart Grocery Carrier of the Year.

David Kramer, executive vice-president, corporate sales and marketing for CR England, said, “At C R England we strive to provide our customers with nothing but exceptional transportation services. We are very pleased to be a Walmart Carrier of the Year Award recipient for the second consecutive year.”

Walmart Carriers of the Year for 2012 are:
•Temperature Controlled Platinum—C R England
•Temperature Controlled Gold—Jim Palmer Trucking
•Grocery Dedicated—Swift Transportation
•Innovative Excellence in Transportation—J B Hunt Transport Inc
•Sam’s Club—Heartland Express
•Intermodal—Hub Group
•National LTL—YRC Freight
•Regional LTL—Averitt Express
•General Merchandise Gold—Tango Transport
•General Merchandise Platinum— Heartland Express
•Small Parcel—FedEx Corporation
•Diversity—Barr-Nunn Transportation

Gold and platinum designations are relative to fleet size, smallest to largest, respectively.

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