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Refrigerated Food Express becomes the first recipient of the American Truck Historical Society 50-year award

November 12th, 2014

Monique DeVoe and Jim Morse accept the 50-year award from the American Truck Historical Society Chairman, John O. Vannatta.

Monique DeVoe and Jim Morse accept the 50-year award from the American Truck Historical Society Chairman, John O. Vannatta.

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For Immediate Release

Refrigerated Food Express becomes the first recipient of the American Truck Historical Society 50-year award

November 12, 2014

The American Truck Historical Society has awarded Refrigerated Food Express, Inc. with a 50-year award. The award is the first of its kind and was presented by John O. Vannatta, Chairman of the American Truck Historical Society on Friday, November 7th at this year’s National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) conference in Nashville, TN.

On hand to receive the award was Monique DeVoe, Director of Risk Management and Jim Morse, President and CEO of Refrigerated Food Express, Inc. After receiving this award, Jim Morse stated “It’s an honor to be the very first recipient of this prestigious award and it was nice to receive it at the 25th anniversary of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies annual conference in Nashville, TN. In this day and age, being able to survive and succeed for over 50 years in the trucking industry is a great achievement. We’ve been in business for 62 years and that says a lot about all of the wonderful people, past and present, associated with Refrigerated Food Express.”

In order to be eligible for the award, companies must remain in continuous operation for more than 50 years. Motor carriers must have at least one truck in operation. Additional consideration is also given to truck manufacturers and mechanics as well as other trucking related vendors such as suppliers, insurance companies, publications and associations. All applicants must obtain letters of recommendation from credible vendor partners such as banks or insurance companies associated with the applicant. The awards committee is comprised of the American Truck Historical Society chairman and a minimum of two members appointed by the American Truck Historical Society president, assuring that all applicants are voted on by their peers in the industry.

Upon submission of the application, Monique DeVoe presented several key facts about Refrigerated Food Express that reflect the company’s rich history: In business since 1952 (62 years), a third-generation family-owned business (The Welby’s), TCA members for over 58 years, NAIT member for over 21 years, highest tenure owner-operator has 42 years and highest tenure employee has 45 years.

About the Company:

Refrigerated Food Express, Inc. (a motor carrier) and RFX, Inc. (a transportation intermediary) are headquartered in Avon, Massachusetts, offering refrigerated, dry van, specialized, truckload and less-than-truckload solutions. They are dedicated to providing individual care to all customers, motor carriers and independent contractors. Those interested in finding out more about available contractor opportunities with Refrigerated Food Express, Inc. and RFX, Inc. may call the main office at 800-225-2350 or apply on the company’s website, www.rfxinc.com.

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Posted on November 12th, 2014 in RFX News