Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, was recognized as an LTL Carrier of the Year by Schneider Logistics, Inc. for the second consecutive year. Southeastern was one of 16 carriers to earn this award for 2011.

Schneider Logistics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schneider National, Inc., manages over $1.8 billion in transportation, operates 8.7 million square feet of warehouse facilities and has contract relationships with more than 11,000 transportation providers including Southeastern Freight Lines.

Southeastern Freight Lines (SEFL) has long recognized that third-party logistics companies (3PLs) such as Schneider Logistics appreciate the service commitment that SEFL provides all of its customers. SEFL has developed technology solutions to position the company as an ideal partner with 3PLs. Communications systems that incorporate 3PL tracking numbers, match pickup information to each shipment and report the status of shipments in real time are helping advance relationships with 3PLs.

"We appreciate Southeastern's consistent high-quality service," said Sara Warrens, purchasing manager for Schneider Logistics. "Our Carriers of the Year perform a valuable service for us and represent the top one percent of the carriers moving freight for Schneider Logistics."

Additional criteria to determine award winners include carrier scorecards (service, communication and claims), multiple account support, overall volume and safety.

"We are very pleased to be recognized as an LTL Carrier of the Year by Schneider Logistics," said Mike Heaton, a SEFL senior vice president. "We have made a commitment to be the best provider and partner to 3PLs in our industry with the same driving commitment to excellence that we provide for all of our customers. We appreciate this acknowledgement of our commitment and service from Schneider Logistics."