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Transportation Carriers of the Year Awards from Cerasis Showcase AAA Cooper Transportation and SAIA LTL Freight

Cerasis Inc. is a freight logistics company servicing those in the manufacturing and distribution industries, optimizing freight expenditures through proprietary freight management software and services as well as positive collaboration and negotiation with carrier partners. Cerasis announced two select carrier partners to be the winners of the inaugural and annual Cerasis Transportation Carriers of the Year Awards.

In order to determine a winner of the Carrier of the Year awards, the Cerasis carrier relationship management team developed criteria based on two sets of factors. The first set evaluated: on-time delivery percentage claims, invoicing criteria, and partnership. The second set evaluated ease of doing business and technology.

With criteria factors in place, the Carrier Relations team and Cerasis leadership went through our carrier partners’ data, which was made available through our robust freight management software, the Cerasis Rater. Cerasis decided to present a “Best in Class” winner and a “Strategic Partner” winner based on these criteria.

AAA Cooper TransportationThe winner of the Cerasis “Best in Class” Carrier of the Year award is AAA Cooper Transportation. AAA Cooper received the “Best in Class” award because they stood out in all four major categories of the first set of evaluated factors, truly serving as a great carrier partner for Cerasis and Cerasis customers. Cerasis views carriers as business partners, and for AAA Cooper to hit such high marks in these categories allows Cerasis to pass better service onto customers.

SAIA LTL FREIGHTThe winner of the Cerasis “Strategic Partner” Carrier of the Year award is SAIA LTL Freight. SAIA was one of the first carriers Cerasis brought onto their carrier network when the company was founded in 1997. Coupling SAIA’s outside the box thinking with technology and Cerasis’ logistics philosophy of continuous improvement and innovative technology, choosing SAIA as “Strategic Partner” was a no brainer.

“We truly view our carriers as our partners. It’s imperative to stay collaborative with our carrier partners in order to better advocate for our shippers and to create a sustainable business model, “ said Carrier Relations Manager, Amy Cook. “Cerasis’ goal is to remain proactive with carriers, not only reaching out at rate negotiation time or when we need something as they are our business partners.”

Cerasis will present the “Strategic Partner” award to Saia in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, and present the “Best in Class” award to AAA Cooper in Dothan, AL, on March 27.

About Cerasis:
Founded in 1997, Cerasis is a top freight logistics company and truckload freight broker. Cerasis (and our shippers) leverage proprietary web-based freight management software, the Cerasis Rater, developed from the ground up by our dedicated technology team to ship LTL Freight, Truckload Freight, and small package. In addition to this powerful, customer-centric freight management software, Cerasis offers full support to our shippers for both inbound and outbound freight, our shippers’ vendors, and ultimately our shippers’ customers through dedicated and integrated freight management services.