Celadon Group receives Gold Carrier of the Year Award from Lowe's for second straight year in recognition of on-time performance exceeding 98%, shipment status compliance and freight acceptance

INDIANAPOLIS , April 18, 2014 (press release) – Celadon Group, Inc.'s (CGI) Celadon Trucking Services announced that it was recently recognized by home improvement retailer Lowe's Companies, Inc. with its prestigious Gold Carrier of the Year award. To achieve Gold status, carriers must exceed an overall 98% on-time performance, shipment status compliance and freight acceptance. In addition to carrier metrics, Lowe's also factors in outstanding customer service and value-added supply chain solutions provided by carriers. This is the second year in a row that Celadon has earned the esteemed Gold designation for consistently exceeding the transportation and logistics demands established by Lowe's.

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The award was presented at the 2014 Lowe's Annual Global Transportation Conference in Wilkesboro, North Carolina in late March. Attending from Celadon to accept the award were Sarah Badgley, Customer Relationship Analyst; Hunter Smith, Southeast Regional Sales Manager; Eric Vance, Business Development Manager and Ben Werner, Assistant Customer Relationship Manager.

"We are sincerely overwhelmed and thankful for this prestigious honor," stated Celadon President and CEO, Paul Will. "We look at customer service as part of our DNA, which is to treat each and every customer the way we would want to be treated. This recognition further strengthens our commitment to providing all customers an exceptional service experience each and every time.

Celadon Group, Inc. (www.celadongroup.com), through its subsidiaries, provides long-haul, regional, local, dedicated, intermodal, temperature-protect and expedited freight service across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company also owns Celadon Logistics Services, which provides freight brokerage services, less-than-truckload services, as well as supply chain management solutions, including warehousing and distribution.

For more information:
Joe Weigel
Director of Marketing and Communications
(800) CELADON Ext. 7006
(317) 972-7006 Direct
(317) 608-8914 Mobile
jweigel@celadontrucking.com

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