Home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies named less-than-truckload carrier Southeastern Freight Lines Platinum Carrier of the Year—the highest award designation possible for the home improvement retailer.
"Lowe's is proud to recognize the outstanding quality of service and the relationship we have developed with Southeastern,” said Steve Palmer, Lowe’s vice president of transportation. “Their consistent delivery performance, their ability to customize information systems to Lowe's needs, and their dependable and responsive management team creates a business relationship that will continue to grow with Lowe's. Southeastern is one of the cornerstones of our program."
Lowe’s measures carriers each week on meeting four primary objectives including on-time and claim-free deliveries. Consistently exceeding all four standards earns the Platinum level recognition. Southeastern is the only LTL carrier to receive the Platinum-level award–the second year in a row that Southeastern has earned the prestigious Platinum distinction by achieving all four goals set by Lowe’s.
“Meeting Lowe’s standards every week of the year is a testament the commitment our employees have in the quality improvement process,” said Braxton Vick, senior vice president of corporate planning and development at Southeastern Freight Lines.
With fiscal year 2007 sales of $48.3 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE 50 company that serves approximately 14 million customers a week at more than 1,625 home improvement stores in the United States and Canada.
Southeastern Freight Lines is a privately-owned regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider founded in 1950, specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 76 service centers in 12 states and Puerto Rico.