BNSF earns Toyota President’s Award

Written by Railway Age Staff
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Left to right: Bill Barrett, senior rail and truck strategy and operations manager, Toyota Logistics Services; Lee Hobgood, general manager of vehicle transportation, Toyota Logistics Services; Aaron Lakey, director, BNSF Automotive Sales; Dave Fleenor, assistant vice president, BNSF Automotive, and D'Anne Duclos, vice president, Toyota Logistics Services. Photo: BNSF

BNSF Railway was the 2017 recipient of the President’s Award for Rail Logistics Excellence by Toyota Logistics Services for the fourth year in a row.

The President’s Award is Toyota’s highest supplier honor given to service partners who demonstrate combined excellence in quality, customer service, kaizen (continuous improvement), and on-time performance. BNSF also received Toyota Logistics Services’ Logistics Excellence Awards for kaizen and for customer service.

In 2017, BNSF, based in Fort Worth, handled more than 530,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles throughout the United States and Canada.

“We are honored to be recognized by Toyota with the President’s Award for the fourth consecutive year. This award acknowledges our commitment to move our automotive customers’ product efficiently and in factory-fresh condition,” said Dave Fleenor, BNSF assistant vice president for automotive marketing. “We will continue to work to provide best-in-class service and the most reliable automotive supply chain possible.”

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