November 1, 2008

Accolades: awards and recognition

By DC Velocity Staff

  • In it for the long haul. A driver for Con-way Freight has been named the American Trucking Associations' 2008 National Truck Driver of the Year. David May is a relay and city driver for Con-way Freight, based in West Seneca, N.Y. May has driven over 1.4 million accident-free miles in his 27-year career as a trucker.
  • Environmentally sound. The Virginia Port Authority has been awarded a 2008 Mid-Atlantic Environmental Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award recognizes the port authority's overall environmental management plan.
  • Nothing to sneeze at. Kimberly-Clark received an Award for Excellence in RFID Pilots at the RFID World Conference. Kimberly-Clark teamed up with Pinc Solutions and Motorola to pilot an RTLS-enabled trailer yard management system.
  • A Crowning achievement. The Industrial Designers Society of America has given a Gold International Design Excellence Award to Crown Equipment Corp. for the design of Crown's RC 5500 Series stand-up counterbalanced lift truck. The award, the 16th the organization has now given to Crown, recognizes the R 5500 for its operator comfort, visibility, and task support features.

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