Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has been named Lowe’s 2009 Platinum Carrier of the Year and was the only LTL carrier to receive the Platinum-level award, the highest award designation possible from the home improvement retailer.

This is the third year in a row that Southeastern has earned the prestigious Platinum distinction by achieving all four goals set by Lowe’s.

‘Southeastern’s reliability and their willingness to customize their system based on Lowe’s needs have earned them this top award,’ said Steve Palmer, Lowe’s vice president of transportation. ‘Southeastern remains a cornerstone of our transportation program.”

Lowe’s measures carriers each week on meeting four objectives including on-time and claim-free deliveries ’ two of Southeastern’s primary operational objectives. Southeastern has consistently exceeded all four standards, earning Platinum-level recognition.

‘We are honored to once again be named a Platinum carrier by Lowe’s,’ said Braxton Vick, senior vice president of corporate planning and development at Southeastern Freight Lines. ‘We value the outstanding relationship we have with Lowe’s, and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a trusted transportation partner.’