Daily Archives: September 14, 2016

C.H. ROBINSON KICKS OFF ANNUAL COMMUNITY GIVING CAMPAIGN

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (September 14, 2016) —
C.H. Robinson, a global leader in third party logistics (3PL), is hosting Robinson Cares events, a community giving campaign, at its corporate headquarters and locations throughout North America. The goal is to raise $450,000 from its employees for local, national, and global charities.

“Our employees are the best in the logistics industry, and making a difference in the communities in which we live, work and play is at the heart of the culture at C.H. Robinson,” said Angie Freeman, chief human resources officer at C.H. Robinson. “With the expansion of Robinson Cares to cities across North America, our employees are excited about the even bigger impact they will have on our communities and neighbors.”

Over the last 17 years, C.H. Robinson’s corporate headquarters has hosted Robinson Cares Week the third week of September, raising over $2.6 million for local and national charities. To make a bigger impact, offices throughout North America are participating in this initiative.

Read more at chrobinson.com

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White House Restores Myanmar as GSP Beneficiary

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On September 14, 2016 the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation to Congress that will restore Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade benefits to Burma.

In April 1989, Burma was suspended from receiving GSP preferential treatment by Proclamation 5955. President Obama has now determined that the suspension will be lifted and Burma be designated a least-developed beneficiary developing country.

Read more at expeditors.com

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When Your Delivery Can’t Wait, Holland Can Help

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[09.14.16] From Holland Headlines: Known for his deadpan sarcastic humor, comic Steven Wright once joked about the microwave fireplace he bought, saying “I can spend an evening in front of it in only eight minutes.”

The fact is that people today really are in a bigger hurry than ever. That’s especially true when it comes to shippers getting their freight to its destination. Driven in part by online retailers now providing faster deliveries–customers have come to expect quicker delivery times.

Holland can help you meet those expectations with our award-winning Guaranteed and Expedited services throughout our service area with deliveries of up to 750 miles. Choose one- or two-day service and take advantage of the largest number of next-day lanes from the Southeast, throughout the Midwest and into Canada.

Read more at hollandregional.com

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Hermes Christmas guarantee returns for fourth year

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Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has announced that its money back delivery guarantee will return for a fourth year this Christmas. This unique initiative provides assurance for retailers and their customers ahead of the 2016 peak season.

The Hermes Christmas Promise helps retailers to avoid disappointing customers by guaranteeing that all online purchases will be delivered before Christmas Day.

It assures that every parcel entering the Hermes network by 23.59 on Wednesday 21st December, and bearing a UK mainland address, will have a least one delivery attempt made otherwise Hermes will refund the delivery charge.

Read more at hermesworld.com

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Toll renews partnership with East Timor Hearts Fund to help save lives

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Toll and East Timor Hearts Fund are delighted to announce an extension of their life-saving partnership.

Under the partnership, Toll will provide air travel from East Timor to Australia for around ten people requiring life-saving surgery, in addition to their parents, health support workers and interpreters, over the next year.

Toll Remote Logistics’ General Manager Mark Delany said he was proud of Toll’s continued support of East Timor Hearts Fund.

“Toll is proud to give back to the local communities in which we live and work. Toll’s partnership with East Timor Hearts Fund has helped the organisation to save more than 30 lives since it began in 2010,” Mr Delany said.

“I’m proud to continue our support for an organisation that is making a real difference to the health and lives of our neighbours in Timor-Leste.”

East Timor Hearts Fund CEO Ken Dusting said the partnership was critical to the organsiation’s work in providing life -saving heart surgery in Australia for young people from Timor-Leste.

Read more at www.tollgroup.com

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RRTS LTL Announces 4.9% General Rate Increase Effective September 26, 2016

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9/14/2016
Dear Roadrunner LTL Customers,

On Monday, September 26th, Roadrunner Transportation will implement a general rate increase of 4.9%, including minimum charge shipments, to all points in the contiguous United States and Canada for customers utilizing the RDFS 501 U.S. and 700 Canadian rate bases.

The rate increase will help offset rising costs of doing business, including enhanced compensation programs to attract and retain quality drivers, new and expanded facilities, increased regulatory compliance, equipment costs, and technology advancements which assist Roadrunner in providing an economical yet reliable solution, with low claims ratio, consistent transit times, and superior customer service.

Read more at www.rrts.com

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