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Southeastern Freight Lines Receives LTL Carrier of the Year Award from Rheem Water Heating

Southeastern awarded second year in a row

LEXINGTON, S.C. (July 25, 2011)
Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has earned the 2010 LTL Carrier of the Year award by Rheem Water Heating Division for the second year in a row.

Additionally, Southeastern received the LTL Carrier of the Quarter award for all four quarters of 2010.

"Rheem Water Heating Division is pleased to once again recognize Southeastern Freight Lines for their outstanding commitment to quality service," said Ray Roldan, Division Logistics Manager of Rheem Water Heating Division. "Throughout the entire year of 2010, Southeastern's delivery performance to our customers was outstanding. Their ability to respond to stringent requests and still be flexible provided the true partner that Rheem and our customers have come to expect."

Rheem Water Heating determines its LTL Carrier of the Year and Quarterly LTL Carrier award recipients using a point system based on four key metrics: on-time performance, customer satisfaction, billing accuracy and freight claims.

"We are honored by this recognition from Rheem Water Heating Division," said Terrell Hixon, national account manager at Southeastern Freight Lines. "This is an outstanding achievement and we are grateful to our associates for providing the level of customer satisfaction that makes this award possible."

About Rheem Manufacturing Company

Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com) is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta. In its 86th year of operation, the company manufactures a full-line of eco-friendly, technologically advanced residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole-home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air-purification products; and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company's premium brands, including Raypak, Ruud and Rheem, have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality. Rheem is the official heating, cooling and water-heating supplier to Richard Childress Racing (RCR), Kevin Harvick, Inc. (KHI) and is a primary sponsor of RCR's No. 29 Sprint Cup Series car and KHI's No. 33 Nationwide Series car and Camping World Truck Series No. 2 truck. Harvick was named Nationwide Series "Driver of the Decade" in 2010.


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