Southeastern Freight Lines (SEFL), a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier has been named “LTL Carrier of the Year” for 2011 by The Home Depot, the nation’s largest home-improvement retailer. This is the second year in a row the Lexington, SC-based carrier has been honored with this award.

According to SEFL, the carrier led in all of The Home Depot’s performance requirements, which include on-time delivery and electronic shipment status metrics. In addition, The Home Depot specifically referenced the carrier’s continual efforts to help the company with special projects to improve their shipping system.

“Our company’s dedication to quality, technology and customer support is the reason we have earned this award,” said Dennis Brittain, national account manager for SEFL. “We value our relationship with The Home Depot and appreciate this recognition of our people’s efforts.”

The award was recently presented to SEFL at The Home Depot’s Executive Carrier Council awards banquet.

Privately owned SEFL, founded in 1950, specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 76 service centers in 12 states and Puerto Rico. It has a network of service partners to ensure transportation services in the remaining 38 states, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico.

The carrier noted it provides more than 99.35% on-time service in next-day lanes and subsidiary, Southeastern Logistics Solutions, provides expedited service and multi-modal transportation services across the nation through strategic capacity partnerships.