Leading supply chain solutions provider, NFI, has been named the Lowe's Carrier of the Year. Providing dedicated fleet solutions to the home improvement and appliance retailer, Lowe's awards a transportation provider each year based on overall performance level and customer service. Lowe's presented the awards at its 2017 Annual Lowe's Global Transportation Conference, in Mooresville, N.C., attended by more than 200 carriers. Criteria for the award include superior performance in the categories of on-time service, load acceptance, and EDI shipment status compliance.
"We are honored to receive Lowe's Carrier of the Year award," said NFI President & Vice Chairman, Ike Brown. "Safely delivering product on time and providing superior customer service are the forefront of what NFI has been known for over the past 85 years of operations."
NFI also received the Platinum Carrier Award for outstanding service. The Platinum Carrier Award is presented for on-time service in excess of 99.2 percent inbound, 99.8 percent outbound, and a compliance record of 99.8 percent for the past year. Each year, Lowe's presents these awards to carriers that have consistently exceeded Lowe's growing transportation needs throughout the year.
Known for safe and reliable delivery, NFI's dedicated transportation provides customers consistent capacity and security in knowing shipments will arrive on time with product integrity. More than 2,600 drivers operate NFI's North American dedicated fleet, representing one of the largest segments of its more than 8,300 employees.
In addition to dedicated transportation, NFI also provides non-asset transportation including brokerage and transportation management, as well as intermodal and drayage services. NFI's elite transportation offerings provide end-to-end solutions while paired with its distribution, commercial real estate, and global logistics services.
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About NFI -- NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 8,300 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates more than 33.5 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its company-owned fleet consists of over 2,200 tractors and 8,300 trailers, operated by more than 2,600 company drivers and 325 owner operators. Its business lines include dedicated transportation, warehousing, intermodal, brokerage, transportation management, global logistics, and real estate services. For more information about NFI, visit www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.
About Lowe's -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,375 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.