Ryder System Inc. has named Celadon Trucking Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Celadon Group Inc., its 2007 Carrier of the Year among national truckload providers.

“We take great pride in receiving this prestigious recognition from Ryder,” said Celadon president & COO Chris Hines. “This award is a reflection of the commitment and work ethic shared by our drivers and operations staff.”

Ryder presented Celadon with its Carrier Quality Award. The award, resulting from a top score in Ryder Transportation Management’s 200-point carrier quality process, recognizes excellence through a variety of metrics, including on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation.

“Ryder is proud to recognize its top-performing carriers of 2007 who provide outstanding service and share our commitment to helping our customers operate more efficiently,” said Todd Carter, Ryder vp and gm for Transportation Management.

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