Uplifting announcement. Nissan Forklift Corp. has announced the latest winners of its Pinnacle Sales Award, which recognizes sales reps for consistently high levels of performance and professionalism. Honored were Don Hannan of M&L Industries in Metairie, La., and Brian Keeran of Hoj Engineering & Sales in Salt Lake City, Utah.
RFID efforts rewarded. Consulting company Frost & Sullivan has honored LXE Inc. with its 2006 Product Line Strategy Leadership Award. LXE was chosen for its efforts in developing and commercializing mobile RFID systems.
Smokin'. Averitt Express has been named Truckload Carrier of the Year by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The award recognizes Averitt's exceptional performance in on-time service, claims prevention, claims resolution and on-time activity reporting.
APenney saved. Ocean carrier APL and its sister company APL Logistics were jointly honored with JCPenney's 2006 Supply Chain Award. In presenting the award, JCPenney recognized the two companies for the close integration of their transportation and logistics services as well as for customer service and data accuracy.
Hail fromthe chief. The President's Award for Excellence in Exporting has gone to Mallory Alexander International Logistics. The prestigious award is presented to companies that have demonstrated excellence in exporting and have completed a rigorous review process by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mallory Alexander's exports increased 97 percent between 2001 and 2005.
Best of the best. Dale Duncan, a driver for Conway Freight in Chula Vista, Calif., has been named the best truck driver in America. He gained the title of Grand Champion during competition at the National Truck Driving Championships held in New Orleans in August. Duncan bested 376 other contestants in navigating an obstacle course with his tractor and 42-foot tanker trailer. The competition also included a personal interview, a written test and a pre-trip inspection test.