Alcoa Announces Winners of 2012 Core Carrier Awards

Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:21pm EST

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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 TransportationAward. 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

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

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 

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