Anchorage-based Carlile Transportation Systems said April 14 that it has received two first-place awards from the Transportation Sales and Marketing Association of America, a national organization founded in 1940 and dedicated to improving knowledge and communication skills through sales and marketing in the transportation industry.
This year’s recipients were presented at the annual national convention in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 8. Carlile said recipients of the awards reflected a diverse membership of the industry including companies with billion-dollar global networks and smaller niche service transportation companies.
Carlile received two first place awards for their 2007 “Zen” print ad campaign and the development of services marketing materials. Both the ad and correlating support pieces were created for Carlile with the assistance of their marketing and advertising agency, Marketing Solutions, and graphic artist Mariajose Echeverria.
To view the ad series and promotional materials visit carlile.biz or marketingsol.net.
Founded in 1980 by brothers John and Harry McDonald, Carlile has grown from two tractors to one of Alaska’s largest trucking companies. Carlile Transportation Systems is based in Anchorage, Alaska and has 675 employees, including 110 at the Tacoma location.
Carlile terminals serve Alaska from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak, Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse, Seward, Forest Lake, Minn., Tacoma and Fife Wash., Houston Texas, and Edmonton, Alberta.
Carlile also offers service between the West Coast and Honolulu, Hawaii.