June 17, 2013 04:00 ET

KOOL PAK Earns Highway Safety Award

Temperature-Controlled LTL Carrier Committed to Safety

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2013) - KOOL PAK LLC received the first place Great West Safety Award 'for outstanding achievement in highway safety for Common Carrier - LTL transportation under 3 million miles.' This highway safety award was granted in April by Oregon Trucking Associations and Great West Casualty Company to KOOL PAK, a west coast-based temperature-controlled LTL service provider. For companies needing a carrier to safely transport their refrigerated shipments, safety is a prime consideration.

Companies that demonstrate exceptional highway safety standards are honored each year by the Oregon Trucking Associations (OTA). Confirming KOOL PAK's commitment to safety, this is the eleventh OTA transportation award they've received since 2002. "The safety of our drivers, our trucks, and the goods we carry are paramount to our customers and our dedicated staff. We appreciate this recognition from our industry peers," commented Steve Ness, CEO of KOOL PAK.

Each year, the OTA partners with the American Trucking Associations and Great West Casualty Company, a leading insurance provider for the trucking industry. They recognize the best carriers in several transportation categories. Patrick Kuehl, Executive Vice President of Great West, noted, "It's always an honor for Great West Casualty to sponsor TCA's National Fleet Safety Awards. These awards recognize some of the safest fleets in North America and set admirably high safety standards for the industry."

Established in 1968, KOOL PAK, LLC is a leading provider of worry-free, temperature-controlled, LTL shipping across the US and Canada. In addition to world-class transportation services, KOOL PAK has four strategically located refrigerated facilities with warehousing and logistics services in California, Oregon, Washington and Langley, British Columbia. Based in Oregon, KOOL PAK delivers superior service by being a proactive and flexible extension of their customers' business.

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