Going for the gold. Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp. presented awards of merit to its top three North American dealers based on sales volumes in 2006. Receiving the Golden GabelStapler (GabelStapler is the German word for forklift) as the top dealer of the year was J.M. Equipment of Fresno, Calif. Also recognized were New England Industrial Trucks of Boston, Mass., the second leading dealer, and Montacargas y Manejo de Materiales S.A. of Mexico City, the number three dealer.
Just toying with them. Toys "R" Us has named Exel as its Logistics Partner of the Year. Exel was recognized for its work during the toy retailer's recent transition to a new ecommerce platform for the Toys "R" Us online businesses.
Copy that. Ryder System has named Con-Way Freight as an Outstanding LTL Performer of the Year. The award was conferred collectively on Con-way's regional less-thantruckload components Con-Way Freight Central, Southern, and Western for exemplary overall service provided on a national basis supporting Xerox Corp.'s North American manufacturing and distribution operations. Ryder is Xerox's third-party logistics service provider and manages surface freight transportation resources for the manufacturer.
Building quite a reputation. The Lowe's Companies has honored ocean carrier Horizon Lines with its Platinum Carrier Award. This is the sixth year in a row that Horizon has been honored by the home improvement retailer. This year's award recognizes Horizon's 99.9 percent on-time delivery performance.