News | June 26, 2009

Norfolk Southern Earns Automotive Logistics Excellence Award

Norfolk, VA/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - UPS Autogistics, in conjunction with Ford Motor Company, has presented Norfolk Southern the 2008 Carrier of the Year Award for overall logistics excellence among all North American rail carriers for the transportation of Ford vehicles.

The award recognizes superior performance in on-time delivery, quality and damage-free handling, and total customer service. Norfolk Southern transported more than 1.4 million Ford vehicles in 2008.

Walter Lowe, Ford's manager for North America vehicle logistics, said, "Ford and Norfolk Southern have had a long, mutually beneficial relationship, and this award is a testament to their commitment to excellence and customer service."

"Ford Motor Company and Norfolk Southern have been very close supply chain partners for several decades, and over the years, we have remained strongly committed to providing Ford with industry leading rail transportation service and customer support," said David Julian, NS president, automotive and supply chain services. "We are honored to have earned this recognition for our overall performance during 2008."

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a leading North American transportation provider. 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.

SOURCE: Norfolk Southern Corporation

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