Toyota Logistics Services has awarded Norfolk Southern Corporation the 2009 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 customer service, on-time performance, and quality. Norfolk Southern has received the President's Award seven times since the program began in 1996. “Norfolk Southern is proud to have been a strong logistics partner with Toyota for more than two decades,” said Richard Kiley, NS group vice president - automotive. “We remain committed to continue meeting Toyota's high standards for excellence by providing safe, damage-free, on-time service.”
Norfolk Southern transported approximately one-half million Toyota vehicles in 2009, including those originating from NS-served plants in Georgetown, Ky., Lafayette, Ind., and Princeton, Ind.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.