Top of the line. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named Jim Wilcox, a combination driver from Yellow Transportation in Farmington, N.M., as its 2006 National Truck Driver of the Year. The award is considered the highest honor a professional driver can receive from the ATA.
What's up, doc? Dr. Supriya Mitra, a consultant with Tata Consultancy Services, has won this year's Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Dr. Mitra received the award last month at the CSCMP conference in San Antonio for his winning paper, Essays on Competitive Strategy in Remanufacturing.
Creative control. Schneider Logistics has received the 2006 Best Third-Party Provider Award from the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association. The award, which recognizes creative thinking and leadership in developing supply chain partnerships, went to Schneider for its creation and implementation of the Sumit GlobalView supply chain technology platform.
Jolly good show. SEKO-UK, the British arm of the global transportation and logistics company, has won the International Freighting Weekly Supply Chain Excellence Award for 2006. The award recognizes a supply chain solution that has saved a SEKO-UK customer more than a million dollars in supply chain costs.
Perfect attendance. Regional carrier A. Duie Pyle has been recognized by SI Group Inc. (formerly Schenectady International Inc.) as its 2005 Transportation Supplier of the Year in the LTL category. SI is a New York-based producer of chemicals and resins. The company says that A. Duie Pyle was the only one of its LTL carriers to achieve a 100-percent on-time service record with no damages or missed pickups last year.
Award secured. Ron Widdows, the CEO of global container carrier APL, has received the National Transportation Award from the National Defense Transportation Association. The association has 8,500 members who are dedicated to strengthening the global transportation system in support of national security. Widdows, a 35-year transportation veteran, was given the award for his leadership in securing container shipments.
State champs. Less-than-truckload freight carrier Conway Freight has received safety awards from three state trucking associations. The Nebraska Trucking Association gave Con-way its Great West Safety Award certificate for its safety rating, which is significantly better than the state's average. The South Dakota Trucking Association also gave Con-way its Great West Safety Award for an outstanding safety record in the 1.8- to 2-million miles driven category. And the Iowa Motor Truck Association honored Con-way Freight with a Great West Award in the over 10 million miles driven category.