Awards

Watsontown Trucking Company has earned much recognition as a professional, customer service-oriented business. Recent accolades include:

Carrier Awards2015 Alcoa’s Innovative Transportation Service Partnership Award

Watsontown Trucking Company was honored at the Alcoa Aluminum Core Carrier Awards Dinner held in Knoxville, TN on April 12th. Watsontown Trucking Company was the recipient of Alcoa’s Innovative Transportation Service Partnership Award. This honor recognizes the transportation company for continuously developing new ways to service customers of the global leader’s architectural aluminum division, Kawneer Company. Watsontown Trucking Company has provided transportation services for Kawneer/Alcoa for 22 years.

During 2015, Kawneer plants in Bloomsburg, PA; Visalia, CA; and Springdale, AR began utilizing Watsontown Trucking Company and affiliated companies as their Northeast Distribution Center. Kawneer Company was experiencing a high frequency of customer complaints due to freight damage and poor service. Through a Direct-to-Customer distribution system, co-developed by Kawneer and the Watsontown Trucking management team, they were able to effectively eliminate all customer complaints relating to freight damage and timely service.

2015-Mahindra-Award2015 Mahindra Alternative Thinking Award

Mahindra USA, Inc. hosted their 4th Annual Mahindra Partners Meeting in Houston, TX on May 7, 2015. During the meeting, Steve Dawson, Director of Sales at Watsontown Trucking Company, accepted the Mahindra Alternative Thinking Award on behalf of WTC. WTC received the award for “driving positive change in all interactions with Mahindra dealers and customers”. WTC has been servicing Northeast Mahindra since August 2012, sharing the same vision, goals, and desire to take the Mahindra brand to new heights.

2012 Pella Carrier Of The Year Award

PELLA, Iowa — April 4, 2012 — Watsontown Trucking Company, Milton PA has been honored as 2011 Truckload Carrier of the Year by Pella Corporation, together with Ryder® System, Inc., Pella’s third-party logistics provider.

“We have very high expectations of our carriers in order to deliver Pella products to our customers in a competitive marketplace” said John Holterhaus, Pella outbound logistics manager. The award is given for Watsontown’s performance in safely and efficiently transporting Pella® Windows & Doors and materials from the Pella manufacturing sites.  Holterhaus adds the honor recognizes “their exceptional performance and dedication to our business,” he said.

John Holterhaus and Bob Veverka from Pella® Windows & Doors along with Terry Thorson and Clint Larson from Ryder® System, Inc., visited our facility last week to present the plaque shown above.

Silver National Safety Award

WTC is also the recipient of the Silver National Safety Award, awarded by Great West Casualty Company. Great West is the premier provider of insurance products and services for truckers and they specialize in insurance products exclusively for the trucking industry. The award recognizes WTC’s outstanding achievement in highway traffic safety for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

2011 TransPlace Gold Seal of Approval

WTC received the second highest award in the TransPlace Carrier Merit Program, the Gold Seal of Approval, which recognizes the company’s exceptional on-time performance and overall business relationships. The Gold Seal of Approval gives WTC the following benefits:

  • A central Transplace Global Liaison for the program relationship
  • Proactive collaboration regarding unique Transplace account opportunities, additional business and problem resolution
  • Carriers may be selected for invitation to the Transplace Shipper Symposium

Secretary of Defense Patriotic Employer

WTC received a Patriotic Employer award from the Secretary of Defense. The award was granted for “contributing to National security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.” The award, granted by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), is given to managers, supervisors or companies in appreciation for their support of its deployed military employees.

Inc. 5000 Magazine

WTC was recognized as the 3,416 fastest growing company in the 2007 INC. 5000 Magazine. The Inc. 5000 digs deeper than the well-known INC. 500 to offer the most comprehensive look ever at the entrepreneurial engine driving the U.S. economy and it recognizes the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in America and what makes them work. Inc. 5,000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generated revenue by the first week of 2003, and therefore able to show four full calendar years’ of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2006.

These companies are the elite–a mere sliver of the seven million or so companies in the U.S. that have employees. The 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. produced $194 billion in 2006 revenue, about 1.5 percent of the national gross domestic product, and employed more than 900,000 people, about 0.6 percent of the jobs in the U.S.

Watsontown Trucking Company’s growth rate from 2003 to 2006 was 88% climbing from $21.4 million in 2003 to $40.3 million in 2006.