(WILDER, KY) -- RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company that provides regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, received a Gold award from Great West Casualty Co. as part of the 2011 National Safety Awards Program.
"Safety is extremely important to RWI Transportation and we take it seriously as part of our overall strategy and operation," said Richard Bauer, executive vice president and general manager of RWI Transportation. "This award clearly reflects the importance we place on safety, which is also vitally important to our customers."
According to Bauer, RWI has several safety initiatives in place within their operations and with their owner/operators, including ground-breaking online training programs for drivers, and its "Drive Safe Stay Smart" safety program, which was a result of a Six Sigma project to build a stronger safety culture. Bauer underscored that, as a result of these initiatives and more, RWI's preventable accidents per million miles is lower than most other for-hire motor carriers.
The National Safety Awards program recognizes carriers in similar operations (truckload and LTL) with awards based on their year-end preventable accident results. This past year, the National Safety Awards program drew more than 600 participants from across the country.
In business for more than 50 years, Great West Casualty Co. is the nation's leading provider of property and casualty insurance for the trucking industry. Managing in excess of 100,000 shipments annually, RWI Transportation handles temperature-controlled and dry freight, and also has specialized expertise in handling fresh produce and other perishable food commodities. RWI is an affiliate of the Castellini Group of Companies, which combines to form one of the largest distributors of fresh produce in the United States. For further information on RWI, visit www.RWItrans.com.
RWI Transportation LLC is an asset-based logistics company that provides regional and national truckload, LTL, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services for refrigerated and dry products. RWI is an affiliate of the Castellini Group of Companies, which forms one of the largest distributors of fresh fruits and vegetables in the United States. For more information, visit www.RWItrans.com.
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RWI Transportation Receives Gold Award