Target Corporation has selected the winners of its Transportation Awards for outstanding performance in 2005. Each year, Target recognizes its business partners who perform services above and beyond company expectations.

"Our supply chain is dependent on the service of our carrier partners, and Target is fortunate to work with so many great providers," says Mike Hoyt, Vice President of Transportation, Target. "These awards recognize the significant accomplishments and outstanding service of providers and individuals within those organizations.

During a ceremony at the annual Target Corporation Transportation Carrier Conference, which was held on May 23 in Minneapolis, Target recognized the following companies and individuals.

Carrier of the Year

  • APL Logistics
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine
  • NYK Logistics -- Los Angeles

Vice President's Excellence Award

  • American President Lines
  • Dart Transit Company

Partnership Awards

  • JB Hunt Transport Inc: Truckload Partner of the Year
  • Meridian IQ -- Fontana, CA: Consolidator Partner of the Year
  • Market Transport: New Carrier Partner of the Year
  • NRS -- Keyston Freight Corp.: Outbound Partner of the Year
  • South East Consolidators: Deconsolidator Partner of the Year
  • Premier Transportation: Outbound Partner of the Year
  • UPS Worldwide Services: Small Package Partner of the Year
  • Hall Brothers Transportation: Outbound Partner of the Year
  • Maersk Logistics: Consolidator Partner of the Year

All Star Awards

  • Bryan Masters: Ryder
  • Kara Heeg: Eagle Global Logistics
  • Eric Clark: Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Spencer Heuer: Maersk Line
  • William "Buck" Ashmore: Swift Transportation
  • David Briscoe: NRS -- Keystone Freight Corp.
  • James Brumm: JB Hunt Transport Inc.
  • Joe Torcivia: Meridian IQ
  • Tery Mix: UPS Supply Chain Logistics
  • Theresa Duffy: Eagle Global Logistics
  • Jeff McCoy: Ruan Transport Inc.
  • Bill Murphy: Ruan Transport Inc.
  • Jeff Olszewski: Eagle Global Logistics
  • Jerry Mensinger: Werner Enterprises
  • Leona Vasquez: NYK Logistics Inc.
  • Tina Mullennix: Premier Transport
  • Jim Dudek: Meridian IQ -- Fontana, CA
  • Priscila Gonzalea: Meridian IQ -- Fontana, CA
  • Doc Gummere: UPS Supply Chain Logistics
  • Scott Fisher: NYK Logistics Inc.
  • Tammy Martin: JB Hunt Transport Inc.
  • Ken Iverson: FedEx Services
  • Tom Jurgens, Jr.: Kimberly-Clark
  • Angie Scanlon: General Mills
  • Ed Lenoch: Nestle Purina
  • Patrick Nolan: CH Robinson Worldwide
  • Doug Obray: Swift Transportation
  • Nora Alberto: NYK Logistics Inc.
  • Rosa Maria Orozco: APL Logistics
  • Bison Zhou: Maersk Logistics
  • Christine Qiu: APL Logistics
  • Natalia Chan: APL Logistics
  • Annie Lin: APL Logistics
  • Cynthia Wolf: APL Logistics
  • Phil Reicher: APL Logistics
  • Alan Chow: Maersk Logistics
  • Quinn Karpan: Evergreen Marine Corp.
  • Lupe Valle: Hanjin Shipping
  • Eric Chan: Yang Ming
  • Ron Gironda: APL Liner
  • Michael Casey: US Group Consolidator Inc.
  • Jeff Meraz: American Port Services
  • Todd Peterson: UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • Amy King: UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • Teresa Crawford: UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • Sean Hatfield: National Retail Systems, Inc.
  • Edith Pendleton: NYK Logistics
  • Jeff Tanner: GSC Logistics
  • Malissa Matter Schnoor: Expeditors International
  • Doug Edwards: JB Hunt Transport Inc.
  • Lori Lucas: Hub Group Inc.
  • Jim Schwarber: Hub Group Inc.

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