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Southeastern Freight Lines Recognized by Eaton as a Premier Supplier Award Winner

LEXINGTON, S.C. (June 19, 2009) – Southeastern Freight Lines, a leading provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, was honored as a premier supplier by diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation as part of the company’s supplier recognition program.

Southeastern is the only transportation company to win a Premier Supplier award this year. The company received recognition from Eaton in the Logistics supplier category based on quality, productivity, cost reduction, innovation and technological advances. Eaton’s logistics suppliers handle the transportation of goods inbound from the supplier and outbound to customers, as well as indirect package transportation.

“Our innovative technologies help customers manage power more efficiently, effectively and safely,” said Craig Reed, senior vice president – Supply Chain Management, Eaton Corporation. “Top-notch suppliers, like those recognized through this awards program, help us ensure we are meeting our commitments to our customers.”

Eaton chose Southeastern as an award recipient due to its exceptional quality and on-time performance.

“At Southeastern, each employee is involved in measuring every aspect of our business so we can satisfy our customers completely,” said Tommy Keeton, national account manager at Southeastern Freight Lines. “Eaton has been a customer for nearly 20 years, and we are pleased that they are satisfied with our performance.”

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

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