Able to handle the heat. Rheem Manufacturing, a maker of water heaters, furnaces, and air conditioners, has selected Averitt Express as its Carrier of the Year. Criteria for the award include on-time performance, claims service, billing accuracy, and customer satisfaction.
Almost heaven. Fred Burns Jr., chairman and CEO of Burns Motor Freight, has received the Robert Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award from the West Virginia Motor Truck Association. Burns received the award for his trucking advocacy work.
Safety first. Peter Dannecker, director of loss prevention for A. Duie Pyle Companies, has received the 2007 National Safety Director Award from the American Trucking Associations. Dannecker manages the carrier's safety programs, which cover some 2,000 employees, 700 drivers, 14 terminals, and six warehouses situated throughout the Northeast.
Green at sea. The Chamber of Shipping of America has recognized 13 vessels operated by Horizon Lines with Environmental Excellence Awards. These awards honor the vessels for their years of service without oil spills.
Terminal velocity. The Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers has honored container shipping line APL for outstanding terminal management. The Port Newark, N.J.-based association named APL's South Kearny, N.J., container terminal the Best Off-Pier Terminal serving the ports of New York and New Jersey.
Driven to excellence. Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, the company's lift-truck manufacturing arm, has honored a number of its suppliers with its Quality Cost Delivery award. Among this year's winners are Advance Wheel Corp. (Chicago, Ill.); Aisin World Corp. of America (Crothersville, Ind.); Champion Graphics Corp. (Cincinnati, Ohio); DTR Tennessee Inc. (Midway, Tenn.); KYB American, LLC (Lombard, Ill.); Sanko Electronics America Inc. (Charleston, W. Va.); and Trident (Hicksville, Ohio).
Very cool. Jervis B. Webb Co., a manufacturer of material handling technology, has been named one of Michigan's "Cool Places to Work." The recognition comes from the American Society of Employers. Webb has about 500 employees in Michigan and more than 1,000 worldwide.