Baylor Trucking Receives Carrier Of The Year Award From Walmart

Monday, May 10th, 2021 11:30am

By Baylor Trucking Inc., news release

The world’s largest retailer recognized the woman-owned carrier for top performance in 2020.

File photo.

(Milan, Ind.) - Baylor Trucking, a family-owned nationwide truckload carrier specializing in expedited dry van and refrigerated service, has once again been recognized by Walmart as a Carrier of the Year.

Baylor Trucking has been recognized as a Carrier of the Year by Walmart four times, and in 2021 received its second consecutive award as Diversity Carrier of the Year. This award category recognizes a top-performing third party logistics carrier that is a woman, minority or veteranowned company.

Walmart Carrier of the Year recipients are evaluated on key performance criteria that include lane compliance, daily on-time delivery performance, claims prevention, effective communication, and customer service.

Cari Baylor, president of Baylor Trucking, commented that doing business with Walmart is a testament that the retailer lives its four guiding principles for Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Those principles are objectivity, transparency, data driving decisions and accountability.

“It is always refreshing to know where you stand, and we are very grateful that Walmart puts these principles in practice. They give carriers like Baylor Trucking the ability to flourish,” said Baylor, a third-generation owner of the 75-year-old family business.

As a top performing Walmart carrier, Baylor Trucking expanded its relationship in 2020 by 58.5% in terms of load count across Walmart’s dry, refrigerated and consolidated freight networks. Baylor Trucking held fast to contracted rates and lane commitments despite an unprecedented surge in demand for the company’s exception-free delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were able to grow our relationship with Walmart when America needed us most,” Baylor said. “Integrity is a core value in our business. We always want to do the right thing. For us this means honoring our lane and rate commitments with customers and making sure that our professional drivers always know we are there to support them.”

During the past year, Baylor Trucking significantly increased pay and benefits for professional driver teams and solos. “Investing in our professional drivers keeps them vested in the success of our customers and the needs of consumers,” Baylor added.

Baylor Trucking also recognized professional drivers for keeping America moving during the early months of the COVID-19 crisis. The company awarded Walmart gift cards to those who worked from March to June 2020. The gift amounts ranged from $300 and $500 and were based on every mile that professional drivers ran during this period.

“Besides using cards for their families, many of our professional drivers gifted their cards to others in need who were negatively impacted by the pandemic,” Baylor said.

Baylor Trucking is holding daily Walmart gift card raffles this week for professional drivers and its operations staff in celebration of receiving the 2021 Walmart Diversity Carrier of the Year award.

“The past year presented the transportation industry with many challenges. We appreciate carriers including Baylor Trucking for providing critical services and creative solutions when it was desperately needed” said Ken Braunbach, Vice President of Walmart Inbound Transportation. “We are proud to recognize Baylor Trucking as Walmart Diversity Carrier of the Year.”

More from Local News

Events

  • Hillforest Museum Open for Tours

    Hillforest Victorian House Museum was the home of industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family between 1855 and 1926.

    at Hillforest Museum
  • 4-H for Everyone: Your place to belong!

    Celebrate National 4-H Week by enrolling in 4-H beginning October 1st. Dearborn County 4-H is looking for youth and adults to join our 4-H family. 4-H is a Positive Youth Development program of Purdue Extension serving all youth grades K-12 and you don't need to live on a farm to participate! Youth participate in club activities, special interest or afterschool programming, 4-H camp and more. Families can choose their level of participation. 4-H participation builds leadership and other life skills youth need to be successful. Develops belonging independence, mastery and generosity, is hand on and family friendly! If you have questions about the 4-H program, please contact Liz Beiersdorfer, ebeiers@purdue.edu or call 812-926-1189.

    at
  • The Witches of Breakout

    The Witches National Convention was held in our room last night! We found out that they made plans to turn everyone who isn't a witch into a black cat or a bat. They locked the spell they need in the Breakout EDU box. The Spell was written in magic ink, and if it stays in the box for more than 45 minutes, it will be cast! If we can open the box before the 45 minutes are up, contact with air will break the spell. Work together to unlock the boxes and undo the magic of the Witches of Breakout! Registration required; limited spots available for individuals and groups. Must register: www.lpld.lib.in.us/calendar. 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (two sessions) Friday, Oct. 22, Lawrenceburg Main Library. 812-537-2775. Tweens and Teens. Free.

    at Lawrenceburg Public Library District

Lawrenceburg Community Schools To Host Veterans Day Parade

The parade will travel through downtown Lawrenceburg and each Lawrenceburg school campus.

Operation Belt Up Activated To Address Declining Seat Belt Use

The Franklin/Ripley County Safety Partnership is working to address the issue with a three-week enforcement campaign.

INDOT To Host Statewide Hiring Event; Aurora Sub-District A Host Site

The hiring event takes place Thursday, October 28.

EC, L'Burg, Batesville Soccer Stars Help Make Up ISCA All-District Teams

Nine players from Eagle Country were recognized this week.

ORVC Medalist Hailey Hines Highlights 2021 ORVC Girls Golf All-Conference Team

Hines carded an 82 at the conference meet in September.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Travis Tritt - It's A Great Day to Be Alive

Big & Rich Comin' To Your City 2:51
Trisha Yearwood Walkaway Joe 2:47
Old Dominion I Was On A Boat That Day 2:43
Bellamy Brothers If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body 2:40