ATA Freight, a leading global logistics and freight forwarding services provider, can add to an already impressive list of achievement with its latest announcement that it has earned recognition as a “Partner-Level Supplier” for 2022 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. It is given to suppliers in recognition of dedication to providing products and services of outstanding quality as well as commitment to continuous improvement.

ATA Freight Chief Executive Officer Matt Goker acknowledged the company’s achievement stating that, “We have long valued our relationship with John Deere and take great pride in their recognition of our performance as one of their suppliers. This is the 11th year in which we have been honored with this designation from John Deere and it is still one of the most meaningful awards our company has received. It is a testament to the commitment of our team members to provide nothing short of the highest standards of customer service.”

Achieving excellence is a dynamic supply management program that provides a framework for John Deere and its suppliers to follow and ensures a shared vision and commitment. The AE process rates suppliers in the categories of quality, delivery, process alignment, relationship, and value creation.

Along with its Partner-Level Logistics Supplier recognition with John Deere, ATA Freight has received other honors from the company including its 2011 “Supplier of the Year,” 2012 “Outstanding Performance,” 2014 “Hall of Fame” and 2015 “Supplier Innovation” honors.

Mr. Goker added, “Businesses operating on the global supply chain have been facing unprecedented challenges over the past few years stemming from the global pandemic, persistent labor shortages, the Ukraine war and extreme weather events. With that said, companies are leveraging their supplier and partner relationships along with digital transformation to improve their processes, remain competitive and become more resilient and sustainable. At ATA Freight, we are fully committed to advancing these critical goals.”