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Purolator announces 2022 Carrier of the Year Award winners

Recognizing partner carriers that demonstrate exceptional results in safety and customer service 

September 14, 2023

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2023 — Today Purolator announced the recipients of its 2022 Carrier of the Year Awards. Armour Transportation Systems received Purolator’s Eastern Canada Safety Award, and Ayr Motor Express received Purolator’s Eastern Canada Service Award. I.S. Cargo received both Purolator’s Western Canada Safety and its Western Service Award.

“We are delighted to recognize these top-performing linehaul carriers that go above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service and prioritize safety in their processes and results,” said Joe Lombardo, Vice President, Network Operations, Purolator. “Their dedication and shared values allow Purolator to be a leading transportation provider in Canada, delivering reliable and efficient services.”

Introduced in 2009, the Purolator Carrier of the Year Award objectively evaluates Purolator carriers in several key areas, including on-time performance, peak-season performance and green initiatives. The evaluation also looks at carrier fitness, which includes fuel efficiency, cost-reduction initiatives, contingency plans and continuous improvement initiatives.

Partner quotes: 

  • “We are proud to be recognized by Purolator for our commitment to safety. Winning this award is a testament to the efforts of every member of Team Armour, who work safely while delivering exceptional service to our customers every day. Safety has been one of our guiding principles throughout our company’s history. By offering robust training and safety prevention programs, our teams are equipped to work safely every time they come to work.” — Normand Bourque, Vice President of Sales, Armour 
  • “It is an honour to be awarded for such a high level of service by one of Canada’s largest shipping companies. We have partnered with Purolator for close to 20 years and have the true definition of a good business relationship. Ayr Motor prides itself on honesty and quality service, and our people strive every day to live up to our motto, ‘The best is the least we can do.’” — Seth Keenan, Director of Operations, Ayr Motors
  • “I.S. Cargo Corporation is very thankful to be recognized for these awards in safety and service. Working with Purolator for so many years, we make every effort to be a transportation company that everyone can rely on, focusing on quality and safety. The level of care of our team members and drivers goes beyond a load movement; it starts with every single employee respecting the principles and values of our customers and partners so that we can continue to provide the best and safest service.” — Sergey Rozenberg, Vice President, I.S. Cargo

About Purolator
Purolator Inc. is a leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider. Delivering its customers’ promises since 1960, Purolator continues to expand its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and where more than 14,000 of its employees live, work and play.
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