The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has honored Exel with its 2008 Wingfoot Fleet of the Year award, which recognizes and rewards carriers for outstanding performance in a given year. The award is based on achievements against specific performance measures including:
- Percentage of shipments delivered successfully with no claims
- Percentage of loads shipped in accordance with plant allocations
- Percentage of loads accepted through the transportation management system for lanes where rates have been submitted
- Survey score - A calculation based on average of surveys received during current month from shipping/receiving locations
The Wingfoot Fleet of the Year award recognizes Exel's Stockbridge, Ga., facility, which provides dedicated delivery service to Goodyear dealers and customers in the Southeast region. The customized solution transports passenger and commercial tires, and Goodyear customers receive the benefits of a consistent, experienced driver and product handling according to their specifications.
"It is really our process and people that make the difference. This is the second time the Stockbridge facility has earned this award, so we are proud to continue to deliver on behalf of a leading customer like Goodyear," said Lewis Colbert, director of operations at Exel. On behalf of Goodyear, Exel handles approximately 130-150 loads per day out of five facilities, 30 of which are managed at the Stockbridge site.