August 27, 2007 11:00 ET

Diageo Names Trailwood Transportation Top 2006 Super Regional Carrier

Tyson Companies Division Achieves Top Performer Rating in Category

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - August 27, 2007) - London-based Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business, recently presented Trailwood Transportation Division of Tyson Companies its coveted 'Top Performer' award for 2006 in the Super Regional Carrier Category.

Diageo, formed in 1997 and best known for leading brands such as Guinness, Bailey's, Smirnoff, Cuervo, and Johnnie Walker, employs over 20,000 people in 80 countries, with manufacturing facilities in Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean. Extremely focused on service excellence, Diageo measures both its own performance and that of the 141 carriers throughout its supply chain.

Recently Diageo invited 31 top performing carriers to the Annual Carrier Meeting and presented awards in National, Super Regional, Regional and Intermodal carrier categories. Trailwood handled 1,555 loads, achieving a rating of 100.76 in Diageo's overall carrier grading system, earning Diageo's 'Top Performer' for the 2006 Super Regional Category.

About Trailwood / Tyson Warehouse:

Trailwood Transportation is part of the privately owned Tyson Family group of warehouse and trucking companies, Tyson Companies. The Tyson family has been in the freight delivery business since 1926, beginning with service in the local Twin Cities MN area. Trailwood continues with full truck load service throughout 27 states, providing protective and dry van transportation with single company responsibility. With one of the strongest driver loyalty metrics in the country, Tyson provides complete distribution programs, encompassing rail, piggyback, and truckload service, all equipped mechanically for both winter and summer protection. Tyson's LTL Division, Trailwood Transportation LTL, services all points in Minnesota, eastern Nebraska, North and South Dakota and Wisconsin at extraordinary savings. Tyson Warehouse, LLC operates 600,000 sq. ft. including 150,000 sq. ft. of temperature controlled space.

About TeamDCA:

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