29th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Truckload’s long distance recovery
Well, you wouldn’t know it by the scores, but the 30 winners represented in these five market sectors have just gone through a few of the toughest operational years of their existence.
By Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director
August 01, 2012
In fact, the number of winners in the category along with the overall scores have ticked up, marking an overall service improvement in this category according to LM readers.
Melton Truck Lines’ 50.62 score in Industrial & Heavy-Haul, FedEx Custom Critical’s 52.16 in Expedited, and Miller Transporters, Inc.’s 54.41 in Bulk Motor are three of the highest scores recorded in this year’s entire Quest for Quality survey.
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