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Trinity Logistics honors first Distinguished Providers of the Year

Jan. 25, 2021
2020 list includes refrigerated carrier winners Howell's Motor Freight, Independent Cold Enterprise

Howell’s Motor Freight and Independent Cold Enterprise were the big winners in the refrigerated transportation categories of Trinity Logistics’ recently revealed 2020 Distinguished Providers of the Year Award list.

The program recognizes top providers within all of their transportation modes. Award winners are carriers within the Trinity network that continued to support the company’s customers and provide exceptional service, even throughout a global pandemic.

Each Distinguished Provider will be presented with a crystal award to commemorate their success and achievement with Trinity Logistics, the company said.

“Trinity Logistics wants to thank our 2020 Distinguished Providers of the Year for being key to our continued success,” said Sarah Ruffcorn, president of Trinity Logistics. “We greatly value the essential delivery they provide our most important customers alongside our operations teams. We are truly honored to work with these providers day in and day out.”

The winners are:

  • Small truckload (TL) (less than 100 trucks)Vital Transportation Corp.
  • Large TL (more than 100 trucks): Giltner Transportation Inc.
  • Strategic TL: Harbor Seafood
  • Refrigerated less than truckload (LTL): Howell's Motor Freight Inc. 
  • Refrigerated TL: Independent Cold Enterprise LLC
  • Flatbed: Lionhart Transportation LLC
  • Heavy haul: Morrell Oversize Incorporated
  • Regional LTL: Southeastern Freight Lines Inc. 
  • National LTL: FedEx Freight Inc. 
  • Intermodal: CSX Intermodal
  • Dray: Commercial Transportation LLC South Kearny
  • Expedited: Millhouse Logistics Inc.
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  • International: Saturn Freight Systems Inc.

Trinity also presented its Titan Award to L&J Farm, Jeffery Noel & Gregory Noel, and Andrew Oliver in recognition of the “very small operators” within its network who have regularly dedicated their capacity and demonstrated “uncommon” value.

“We are honored to recognize these service providers, who were selected from Trinity’s deep book of relationship partners demonstrating consistent value to our shipper customers during an historically difficult year,” said Bradley Palmer, director of carrier development and pricing at Trinity Logistics. “When interviewed for feedback from the more than 70 nominations by our operations teams across the country, each one of these service providers stood out within their core service offering among their peers.

“Distinctly, this is the first year Trinity Logistics has presented its ‘Trinity Titan’ awards. After listening to stories from our teams about these small fleets, our Leadership was compelled to honor these partners that demonstrated grit throughout a challenging year.”

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