Awards & Recognition
Road & Rail Services Awarded Toyota Logistics Services Kaizen Award for Logistics Excellence for 2017
Road & Rail Services, Inc., a leading provider of third party logistics in North America, was recently honored with the Toyota Logistics Services Kaizen Award for Logistics Excellence for 2017 on March 27, 2018 at Toyota's Corporate Headquarters in Plano, TX. Read More →
Road & Rail Services, Inc. was recently recognized by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. as the 2017 Plant Processor of the Year for performance excellence at its site in Marysville, Ohio, and received Honda’s 2017 Process Quality Award. Read More →
Road & Rail Services awarded the Association of American Railroads’ highest Automotive Quality Excellence Award for its outstanding efforts at its site in Talladega, Alabama. This marks the third time the company has earned this prestigious award. Read More →
Road & Rail Services Celebrates their 30 Year Anniversary!
June 6 was Road & Rail Services' 30 Year Anniversary! Check out photos from our celebration where Founders Pete and Tom were honored by Progressive Railroading's Kirk Bastyr, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and more! View Our Gallery →
The effective management of plant yards is an important component of finished vehicle supply chains because of the constant flow and high volume of products such manufacturing plants typically handle. As a number of OEMs re-examine the balance between in-house labour and outsourced providers, many have begun to devote more of their attention to yard operations. In doing so, carmakers and their specialist yard providers are exploring questions around plant yard size, layout, processes and management systems – and particularly how these processes will evolve over the coming years. Read More →
Road & Rail Services was awarded the TDSI Terminal Excellence Award and named Terminal of the Month of April for its Walbridge, Ohio location. Read More →
Road & Rail Services’ Chief Commercial Officer, Dennis Manns, joins a panel discussing system opportunities and ideas to improve overall velocity and flow of automotive product. Watch Video →
Road & Rail Services is the proud recipient of the 2016 TDSI Core Values Award - “It Starts with the Customer” for service excellence at their Talladega, Alabama automotive facility. The award was presented by Michael O’Brien, President and Scott Routzahn, Regional Operations Manager for TDSI. Upon presenting the award, Mr. O’Brien congratulated and thanked the entire Road & Rail Services Talladega team for their dedication and commitment to the start-up and success of this new facility. Read More →
Road & Rail Services was awarded TDSI’s 2016 Platinum Environmental Compliance Assurance Program Award for its Cementdale, Ohio location. The award was presented to Robert Sadler, Vice President of Customer Service who said, "At Road & Rail Services, we place a great deal of time and effort to make sure we are sensitive to the environment at every facility and customer that we represent.” Read More →
Road & Rail Services is proud to sponsor the North America Automotive Leaders Summit to be held in New Orleans April 4-5, 2017. From vehicle manufacturers and logisticians to tier suppliers and future technology specialists, panels will analyze and debate thought-provoking sessions that will help the industry move forward through collaboration, innovation and drive, allowing speakers to voice their personal views on the status of the region. In addition, Road & Rail Services' Chief Commercial Officer, Dennis Manns will be a featured speaker at the event. Read More →
Road & Rail Services is a Silver Sponsor for the 2017 Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Conference
Road & Rail Services is a Silver Sponsor of this year's Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Conference held in Huntington Beach, CA March 8-10. This year's conference will present a wealth of insight into the way the automotive market is heading and the logistics challenges facing the sector. Our very own Chief Commercial Officer, Dennis Manns will be a featured speaker at the event! Learn more and register at: www.fvlnorthamerica.com
Jon Branton, Road & Rail Services’ General Manager of Product Handling and Train Services, has been selected as a featured speaker at the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association Seminar on Safety & Education. Mr. Branton will speak about safety and education training and creating a culture that embraces and supports all aspects of safety within its daily operations. This event will be held in Louisville, KY on March 1st and 2nd. Read More →
Road & Rail Services received the 2016 Customer Service Excellence & Partnership Award from CSX and its subsidiary TDSI in November 2016 for its successful start-up and continued excellent performance on the new TDSI Talladega, Alabama automotive distribution center. Road & Rail Services was selected for its ability to deliver high-quality service to the CSX/TDSI team. Read More →
Road & Rail Services Participates in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Louisville Walk
Dozens of Road & Rail Services associates and family members participated in this years American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Louisville walk on October 30th at Waterfront Park. Road & Rail Services Associates joined a record turn out for this years 5K and 1 mile walk to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer.
Joining the Louisville community on this year's walk day to support each other, to honor those touched by the disease, and to raise awareness and funds to create a world free from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. Many thanks to everyone that turned out for this worthy event.
Road & Rail Services was featured in Railway Age magazine where Brian Koontz, Vice President Sales and Marketing, chats with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief about Road & Rail's business strategy and growth prospects. Read More →
Road & Rail Services was a sponsor for the 11th Annual Southeastern US Mine & Safety Health Conference held November 2 - 4 in Birmingham, Alabama, where hundreds of industry leaders attended. The Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference Executive Committee is a not for profit group formed to plan, market, manage, continuously improve and perpetuate the annual Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference. Read More →
Road & Rail Services' Chief Commercial Officer, Dennis Manns, hosted a panel discussion on challenges faced by suppliers to the Automotive Industry in Mexico at the 2016 Automotive Leaders Summit in Mexico City held October 4 - 5, 2016. Read More →
Road & Rail Services, Inc. was awarded the Terminal Excellence Award for the month of September 2016 by CSX’s subsidiary, TDSI. This award was based on Road & Rail Services’ performance at their Talladega, Alabama Automotive Facility, which was evaluated and selected by TDSI’s Regional Operations Managers. This award is given to the automotive processing supplier who achieves: a high level of service performance, the least amount of overall damages, a high level of safety with minimal injuries and a superior audit score performance. Read More →
Road & Rail Services Receives 2016 Honda Performance Excellence Award for Plant Processor of the Year
Road & Rail Services was awarded the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 2016 Plant Processor of the Year, Performance Excellence Award for its outstanding quality, process and service. Read More →
Road & Rail Services: Nominee Finalist for Global Automotive Supplier Award
Road & Rail Services is honored to be a finalist for the 2016 Global Automotive Supplier Award by Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain, located in London, England.
Road & Rail Services was a proud sponsor of the American Association Railway Quality Review Seminar held in San Antonia, TX on September 27, 2016. Numerous OEM's and key suppliers attended this year’s event, which was booked to capacity.
Road & Rail Services' Chief Commercial Officer, Dennis Manns, was a featured speaker at this year's Annual Transportation Innovation and Cost Savings Conference in Toronto, Canada on September 26, 2016. The conference saw excellent attendance from many shippers and industry leaders. Dennis' breakout session "Velocity Improvements for the North American Automotive Industry" had the largest attendance of the conference
Automotive Logistics Global Conference in Detroit - Dennis Manns, Chief Commercial Officer, Panel Discussion
Road & Rail Services' Chief Commercial Officer, Dennis Manns, joins a high-level panel of dealers, customers and vehicle logistics leaders discuss the new customer and the sales experience. Watch Video →
Road & Rail Services was awarded the 2015 Mosaic Platinum Safety Award, recognizing its excellence in safety leadership and performance for its operations in Bone Valley, Florida by fertilizer producer, Mosaic Co. Road & Rail Services, who is continuously recognized for its commitment to safety, was the only rail-related contractor to receive a Mosaic Award for 2015. Read More →
Road & Rail Services was a proud sponsor of Automotive Supply Chain Magazine’s 2016 Finished Vehicle Logistics Conference held in Newport Beach June 7-9, 2016. Read More →
Progressive Railroading Article - Freight-car repair shops find steady work despite dearth of demand for tank-car retrofits
Road and Rail Services Inc., which performs mechanical repairs at more than 30 locations in 15 states, also anticipates higher demand for repair work on autoracks due to an increase in vehicle production. Read More →
In September last year, Dennis Manns completed a 31-year association with American Honda, most recently as the Vice President of Sales and Logistics Planning, when he accepted the role of Chief Commercial Officer at Road & Rail Services. He spoke to Sam Ogle about his new company and issues affecting the automotive logistics industry. Read More →
Birmingham, Cementdale, and Walbridge locations exceeding TDSI expectations in the areas of Safety, Quality Vehicle Handling, Operational Performance, Customer Recognition Surveys, and Value Added Services
Safety Performance at Birmingham, Cementdale, and Walbridge Locations
Road & Rail Services Welcomes Dennis Manns, Robert Sadler and Greg Miller to the Team.
Road & Rail Services, Inc. announces the following exciting changes within the team. Read More →
This highly valued Premier Partner award is given to a small select group of American Honda nominated vendors that display daily excellence in performance with their respective Honda business. Read More →
Road & Rail Services receives Mosaic Gold Award For Excellence in Safety Leadership and Performance.
The Gold Award recognizes that Road & Rail Services, Inc. worked more than 2,000 on-site hours at a Mosaic facility and met all criteria for safety performance, including no injuries and sustained performance for five or more years. Read More →
This award was presented by Toyota Logistics Services' (TLS) Vice President, D'Anne Duclos to Road & Rail Services' President, Kevin Brandon, to Vice President of Customer Service, Robert Sadler and to Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Brian Koontz at TL'’ annual award celebration in Torrance, CA. Read More →
Road & Rail Services, Inc. was honored with two awards from American Honda Motor Corporation (AHM) of North America. Read More →
The company’s Greensburg, Indiana Team received the award for 99.60%, the Highest Quality Review Score for Origin Facilities. Read More →
Road & Rail Services, Inc. Platinum Award Recipient from the Environment Compliance Assurance Program
Road & Rail Services, Inc. was awarded with two Platinum Awards, the highest honors given. The company’s Waldgridge and Cincinnati, Ohio Teams received the award from the Environmental Compliance Assurance Program. Read More →
Road & Rail Services, Inc. Announces New Southeast Track Services Division
Based in Spartanburg, SC, the new division provides comprehensive track condition management services that include a full complement of track inspection, maintenance and repair competencies. Read More →
The company's New Orleans Team, in conjunction for Norfolk Southern Railroad, received the award for Highest Quality Review Score for Destination Facilities, while its San Antonio Team, in association with the Union Pacific Railroad and Toyota Logistics, was recognized with the award for Highest Quality Review Score for Origin Facilities. Read More →
Road & Rail Services, Inc. Safely on Track for 25 Years.
Successfully achieving this milestone for longevity is attributable to the commitments of our valued associates, customers, and suppliers. Read More →
Gulf States Toyota, for the 2nd consecutive year, has awarded Road & Rail Services, Inc. with its Quality Excellence Award. This recognition was based upon Road & Rail Services helping the facility receive the Best Ever Quality Performance.
For the 2nd consecutive year, American Honda Motors has recognized Road & Rail Services, Inc. as its Processor of the Year
Global energy price reporting agency Argus has named CSX Transportation, Mosaic and Road & Rail Services as the 2012 winners of its prestigious Win-Win Award in Argus Rail Business. Read More →