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Purolator announces Ayr Motor Express and Seaboard Transport as 2015 Carriers of the Year

Toronto, August 3, 2016 – Purolator announced today the recipients of its 2015 Carrier of the Year Award. For the second-consecutive year, Ayr Motor Express was named Long Haul Carrier of the Year; Seaboard Transport won Short Haul Carrier of the Year.

“Purolator congratulates Ayr Motor Express, a repeat winner, and Seaboard Transport for their outstanding professionalism and performance,” said Joe Lombardo, Director, Transportation, Purolator. “Our annual Carrier of the Year Award publicly recognizes top-performing linehaul carriers that reflect Purolator’s corporate values and help us successfully deliver our customers’ promises.”

Introduced in 1996, the Purolator Carrier of the Year Award objectively evaluates Purolator carriers in a number of 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. Purolator’s linehaul carriers move approximately 35 per cent of its customers’ daily freight.

“It is an honour to receive this award for the second-straight year,” said Seth Keenan, Director of Operations, Ayr Motor Express. “This is something our team is very excited and extremely proud to be a part of. It’s also a testament to the hard work and superior service our dedicated drivers and operations team continue to provide Purolator with to ensure their freight arrives on time.”

“We are honoured to receive the Short Haul Carrier of the Year Award from Purolator,” said Mark Shannon, President and Chief Operating Officer, Seaboard Transport. “Our employees go to work every day with the objective of providing safe, reliable and professional service to all of our customers. We have been servicing Purolator for many years and value the relationship we have as a transportation provider with this industry leader. We appreciate the good work our drivers, owner-operators and logistics personnel do every day for Purolator, and receiving this award confirms the dedication and commitment they have toward customer service.”

Recipient of the 2015 Long Haul Carrier of the Year Award: Pictured is Seth Keenan, Director of Operations, Ayr Motor Express, between Purolator’s Mike Boucher (left), Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, and Joe Lombardo (right), Director of Transportation.

Seaboard Transport’s Jim Dibbin, Vice President of Sales, and Rick Johnson (centre), General Manager of HDL
Atlantic, accept the 2015 Short Haul Carrier of the Year Award from Purolator’s Mike Boucher (left), Senior Vice
President & Chief Operations Officer, and Joe Lombardo (right), Director of Transportation.

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About Purolator
Purolator Inc. is Canada’s leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider. Celebrating over 50 years of delivering its customers’ promises, 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 its more than 11,000 employees live, work and play.

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