Alcoa Announces Winners of 2012 Core Carrier Awards

February 25, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced the winners of its 2012 North America Core Carrier Awards Program.

Commenting on the program, Tim Reyes, President of Alcoa Materials Management, said, “The core carrier awards represent a successful partnership that has been developed with our top transportation providers in North America. The carriers we are recognizing have best met the criteria established to insure the needs of Alcoa facilities.”

Ed Hamorsky, Director of Logistics and Transportation added, “This program continues to drive more intimate business alignment and trust between Alcoa and the core carriers that serve our plants. We continue to put a lot of focus on deploying effective sourcing and execution strategies to reduce our transportation spend. Many of the successes we have realized the past few years are linked to creative solutions offered by our core carriers.”

United Parcel Service won the Alcoa Advantage in Transportation Award. The award recognizes a carrier who leverages resources beyond traditional transportation industry boundaries to deliver significant benefits to Alcoa.

For the second consecutive year, Hapag-Lloyd of Hamburg, Germany captured Alcoa’s ocean carrier of the year award for best-in-class export and import container service for North America. All of Alcoa’s core ocean carriers received recognition plaques for their service during 2012.

CMI Freight-Trans, of Chicago, Illinois, earned recognition as Alcoa’s leading intermodal distribution provider. The company continues to innovate and offer solutions to capture additional Alcoa business.

USA Truck of Van Buren, Arkansas, enjoyed their inauguration as Alcoa’s Tier 1 carrier of the year for outstanding dry van service in North America. TMC Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa, earned their 5th consecutive carrier of the year award for exemplary flatbed service. Remorquage St-Michel, Inc. of St-Michel, Canada, won the Canadian carrier of the year award for a 6th straight year by providing superior truckload service between the U.S. and Canada and within the provinces. Alcoa’s 14 Tier 1 carriers handled ~50% of Alcoa’s North America motor carrier business.

The 10 carriers participating in the Tier 2 group carried approximately 23% of Alcoa’s truckload freight in 2012. Mawson & Mawson of Langhorne, Pennsylvania was a first-time winner in the flatbed category. Oberg Freight Company, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa won its 3rd straight carrier of the year award in the dry van category.

During the awards dinner, Michael Baird, National Sales Fleet Manager for Alcoa’s Wheel and Transportation Products, presented market data to the attending carriers regarding aluminum transportation applications for their equipment.

Following is the list of Alcoa Tier 1 Core Carriers:

2012 Alcoa Advantage in Transportation Award winner

United Parcel Service – Atlanta, Georgia

Alcoa Flatbed Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S.

Builders Transportation, CO, LLC – Memphis, Tennessee

CRST Malone, Inc. – Birmingham, Alabama

Melton Truck Lines – Tulsa, Oklahoma

TMC Transportation – Des Moines, Iowa (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Alcoa Van Tier 1 Core Carriers – U.S.

Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. – Indianapolis, Indiana

Covenant Transport, Inc. – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Swift Transportation Corporation – Phoenix, Arizona

USA Truck, Inc. – Van Buren, Arkansas (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Alcoa Truckload Tier 1 Core Carriers – Canada

Dubois Transport, Napierville, QC

JCG Transport, Trois-Rivieres, QC

Remorquage St-Michel, Inc., St-Michel, QC (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Transnat Express, Inc., Plessisville, QC

Transport Robert, Boucherville, QC

Alcoa Intermodal Tier 1 Core Carrier

CMI Freight-Trans, Chicago, Illinois (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Alcoa Ocean Core Carriers

CMA-CGM, Marseilles, France

Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Maersk Line, Copenhagen, Denmark

NYK Line, Tokyo, Japan

Alcoa Flatbed Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S.

Mawson & Mawson, Langhorne, Pennsylvania (2012 Carrier of the Year)

Alcoa Van Tier 2 Core Carrier – U.S.

Oberg Freight Company, Fort Dodge, Iowa (2012 Carrier of the Year)

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 125 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 11 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 30 countries across the world. For more information, visit and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at

Christa Bowers, 212-836-2605