- Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana, emerged as the winner in the dry van category for its first carrier of the year award.
- TMC Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa, was honored for a fourth time for outstanding flatbed service in North America.
- Remorquage St-Michel, Inc. of St-Michel, Canada, won the Canadian carrier of the year award for a fifth straight year by delivering exemplary truckload service between the U.S. and Canada and within the Provinces.
- CMI Freight-Trans, of Chicago, Illinois, was recognized as Alcoa’s leading intermodal distribution company and continues to grow Alcoa’s business by providing innovative solutions in the intermodal market.
Ocean Carrier AwardIn 2011 Alcoa introduced its inaugural Ocean Carrier Award for export and import container service for North America. Hapag-Lloyd of Hamburg, Germany won the best-in-class award. The three other members -- CMA-CGM, Marseilles France; Maersk Line, Copenhagen, Denmark; and NYK Line, Tokyo, Japan -- were also recognized for their contributions to this exclusive group. Ocean carriers were measured on bill of lading turn time and accuracy, North American export and import volume, global scope and import bill of lading rate accuracy. The Ocean Carrier awards were designed using Alcoa marine aluminum plate. Keynote speaker at the awards dinner was Todd Hershberger, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products. Hershberger discussed Alcoa's innovative aluminum applications in the transportation market. Following is the list of Alcoa Tier 1 Core Carriers: Alcoa Flatbed Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S. Builders Transportation, CO, LLC – Memphis, Tennessee CRST Malone, Inc. – Birmingham, Alabama TMC Transportation – Des Moines, Iowa Alcoa Van Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S. Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. - Indianapolis, Indiana Covenant Transport, Inc. - Chattanooga, Tennessee Swift Transportation Corporation - Phoenix, Arizona USA Truck, Inc. - Van Buren, Arkansas Alcoa Truckload Tier 1 Core Carriers – Canada Equipment Masse, Inc. (MassExpress), Trois-Rivieres, QC Dubois Transport, Napierville, QC JCG Transport, Trois-Rivieres, QC Transnat Express, Inc., Plessisville, QC Remorquage St-Michel, Inc., St-Michel, QC Transport Robert, Boucherville, QC Alcoa Intermodal Tier 1 Core Carrier CMI Freight-Trans, Chicago, Illinois Alcoa Ocean Core Carriers Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany CMA-CGM, Marseilles, France Maersk Line, Copenhagen, Denmark NYK Line, Tokyo, Japan Alcoa Flatbed Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S. Loudon County Trucking, Loudon, Tennessee Alcoa Van Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S. Oberg Freight Company, Fort Dodge, Iowa About Alcoa Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.