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K&J Trucking Named Tyson Foods' 2023 Diversity Carrier of the Year

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We are beyond thrilled to share some exciting news: K&J has been chosen as Tyson Foods' Diversity Carrier of the Year for 2023! Tyson presented the award at their annual Carrier Conference on October 25th. This recognition is a true testament to our unwavering dedication to excellence in the transportation industry.For over four decades, K&J has proudly led the way in the refrigerated sector, serving clients across the U.S. Shelley Koch (Schipper) has been at the helm since 1991, taking the reins from her father when he passed unexpectedly. During this time, Shelley has built upon the foundation laid by her parents, Dave and Sharon, honoring their vision and staying true to her roots while also embracing innovation and growth. 

Praise from Tyson Foods

Chris Kozak, Associate Director of Transportation at Tyson Foods, noted that this year the team focused on women in trucking and unanimously selected K&J for this award. Kozak commended our longstanding partnership, stating,

K&J Trucking Inc. is a long term valued supplier to Tyson Foods. Shelley Koch and her team do an outstanding job servicing our business as a Premier Carrier, typically averaging over 98% on time for all their shipments they handle each week.

We recognize that we are but one piece in the diverse puzzle that contributes to Tyson Foods' overall success, but it is wonderful to hear that our hard work and commitment to excellence, integrity, and community engagement has not gone unnoticed.

A Company Driven by Values

In addition, Tyson commended our company's core values. At K&J, we have an unwavering focus on honesty and integrity, both internally and externally, which guides our actions and sets us apart in the transportation industry. Our commitment to going the extra mile, doing the right thing, owning it, and supporting our community are what drive us each day. These values impact every part of our operations, including, but not limited to, our careful selection of professional drivers, our excellent equipment, and our award-winning customer service. In addition to receiving this award, we were also given a Tyson Premier Carrier Award for outstanding service in 2023. 

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Being named Tyson Foods' Diversity Carrier of the Year for 2023 is an award that fills us with immense pride. We extend our deepest gratitude to our amazing drivers, staff, customers, vendors, and friends for their unwavering support. Without you, we wouldn't be here. Here's to celebrating a wonderful year working with Tyson Foods and looking forward to a continued successful partnership!

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