Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, announced its top carrier selections for the 2008 Ryder Carrier Quality Award. This award recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation.’ Ryder places more than $4 billion of its customers’ freight on selected carriers in all modes of transportation.

“Ryder is proud to recognize its top-performing carriers of 2008’that provide outstanding service and share our commitment to helping our customers operate more efficiently,” said Todd Carter, Ryder Vice President and General Manager for Transportation Management.

The 2008 Ryder Carrier Quality Award Recipients:
Carrier Category
AAA Cooper Transportation LTL Regional
PJAX Freight System LTL Inter-regional
Con-way Freight LTL National
Ceva Logistics International Forwarder
Hapag-Lloyd (America) Inc. International Maritime Commerce
Pilot Freight Services North American Forwarder
Kingsway Transport Canadian LTL
RoadStar Trucking Canadian Truckload
Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. Truckload Dry Van National
Arnold Transportation Service Truckload Dry Van Regional
RWI Transportation LLC Truckload Specialized
JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Intermodal

“2008 was a challenging year for transportation providers, with declining volumes and record fuel prices.’ In spite of these conditions, these carriers performed above expectations and we are proud to recognize their achievements with our Ryder Carrier Award,” stated Tim Podvin, General Manager for Ryder Global Transportation Procurement.