The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council named U.S. Xpress Enterprises its Truckload Carrier of the Year.

U.S. Xpress will receive the award at the 2012 Nasstrac Logistics Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla., April 29 - May 2.

Each year, Nasstrac asks its members, who are mid- to upper-level transportation and supply chain decision makers, to rank carriers on a qualitative scale in five key areas: customer service, operational excellence, pricing, business relationship, leadership and technology.

"Nastrac's goal through this program is to encourage high performance by carriers through this shipper-based recognition program," says Eric Morley, Nasstrac's current chairman and senior director - supply chain of Best Buy Co. "Shippers and carriers alike see this to be a very credible program through which appropriate industry recognition is given."