WWL Vehicle Services Americas, which provides vehicle processing and logistics services to the North American market, has awarded top performing suppliers at its annual Carrier Conference, held in Tennessee. The awards were held on behalf of Nissan North America.

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As well as representatives from WWL and Nissan North America’s logistics and purchasing groups, there were representatives from 34 various suppliers and business partners.

Awards were presented to carriers based on a series of criteria such as safety and damage statistics, efficiency, timeliness and quality handling.

Presenting awards on behalf of WWL Vehicle Services America were John Felitto, president and CEO; Gary Davis, head of the Nissan North America Account; and Wesley Hitt, senior general manager of Nissan Support and Vehicle Logistics.

In all there were six companies recognised with awards.

Car hauler Tribeca Automotive took two awards, one for Rail Ramp Carrier of the Year and one for Transportation Partner of the Year (pictured).

Union Pacific took the award once again this year in the category Rail Carrier of the Year. The rail provider’s network serves customers in the finished vehicle and aftermarket vehicle sectors, with direct access to five assembly plants, and operating or accessing more than 40 vehicle distribution centres.

“Earning this recognition for the fourth consecutive year demonstrates Union Pacific's focus on shipment quality and ability to support our customers' supply chains," said Linda Brandl, Union Pacific's vice president and general manager, Automotive. "We are proud to support WWL Vehicle Services Americas' transportation and logistics needs, and are committed to delivering value through safety, service and efficiency."

Jack Cooper Transport took the award for Port Haul-Away Carrier of the Year while Cassens Transport was recognised as Plant Haul-Away Carrier of the Year.

Finally, the Short Sea Carrier of the Year went to Horizon Lines.

Guest speakers at the conference included: Aditya Jairai, manager of Finished Vehicle Logistics at Nissan North America; Bill Kerrigan, director of KGI Global Logistics Consulting; and David Sellers, AVP of Automotive and fleet manager at TTX Corporation, who addressed the timely issue of rail challenges in 2014.