At the Greater Lafayette (LA) Chamber of Commerce's Annual Banquet on February 2, Dupré Logistics was awarded the 2012 Acadiana Innovation Award in the Private Sector. One of only two organizations recognized in Acadiana, Dupré's results-driven programs caught the eye of the leadership of the Lafayette Chamber, the National Chamber of the Year.
Key features of the Dupre Logistics program include paying an hourly, rather than mile-based wage; partnership with a local Center for Work Rehabilitation to help retrain drivers who have been out of work; predictive accident monitoring analysis; use of GreenRoad technology to increase efficiency; and finally, a focus on partnership with their team members as part of the “Ideal Place to Work” strategy. The chamber recognized that in an increasingly stringent regulatory environment and facing a critical shortage of qualified drivers, Dupré was great example of the power of innovation.
The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce's established the Acadiana Innovation Awards to help build upon its long-term goal of perpetuating a “Community of Innovators.” The award is designed to educate, celebrate and inspire the people of Louisiana's Acadiana region to create an economically and culturally thriving community.