Issue: Apr 2006


Toyota Recognizes Norfolk Southern With Logistics Awards



by John Larkin

Toyota Logistics Services has awarded Norfolk Southern Corporation the 2005 President's Award for overall logistics excellence among rail carriers, its highest award given to a logistics provider.

The award is based on overall performance in three categories -- customer service, on-time performance and quality.

"To be recognized as a top-performing provider of logistics by a world leader in quality and service is high praise indeed, and we are grateful for the honor," said Donald W. Seale, Norfolk Southern executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Norfolk Southern also received Toyota's Logistics Excellence Award for On- Time Performance among rail carriers.

During 2005, Norfolk Southern transported Toyota vehicles throughout its network, including those originating from NS-served plants in Georgetown, Ky., and Princeton, Ind.

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,200 route miles in 22 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. NS operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America's largest rail carrier of automotive parts and finished vehicles.

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