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XPO Logistics Ranked as the Largest Logistics Company in North America

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GREENWICH, Conn. – April 5, 2017 – XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) today announced that it has been ranked as the largest logistics company in North America on the Transport Topics 2017 list of Top 50 Logistics Companies. The ranking is based on 12-month 2016 net revenue. The company was ranked number two in 2016 and number 12 in 2015.

Troy Cooper, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics, said, “We have our customers and employees to thank for this milestone achievement. I also want to commend Dr. Ashfaque Chowdhury, head of our supply chain operations in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Our North American operations are a cornerstone of our integrated global network, where we operate as the second largest logistics provider worldwide.”

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XPO Logistics Recognizes Seven Professional Drivers for Exceeding Three Million Miles of Accident-Free Driving

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GREENWICH, Conn. – April 3, 2017 – XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and logistics services, today announced that professional drivers Jeffrey Adkins, James Cosentino, Benjamin Dixon, Robert Hickerson, James Hughes, Stephen Pargeon and James Poe have each achieved three million consecutive miles of accident-free driving. The drivers work for XPO’s less-than-truckload (LTL) business, which has a network of more than 400 service locations throughout North America.

Tony Brooks, president of the LTL business for XPO Logistics, said, “Navigating a truck safely for three million miles, through all kinds of weather and highway conditions, is truly an impressive performance. These seven dedicated professionals are an inspiring example of what it means to make safety a priority every day. It’s a privilege to honor them for this remarkable safety accomplishment.”

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Update on Atlanta-Area road Closures

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March 31, 2017 – Atlanta-area road closures due to a collapse of parts of I-85 on March 30 are requiring a re-thinking of delivery schedules in and around the Atlanta area.

A significant fire under the I-85 overpass collapsed a large portion of the interstate and has also severely damaged the road in both directions, requiring the DOT to close the interstate indefinitely.

Fortunately, no injuries or casualties were reported. Additionally, the affected area is was inside the I-285 Atlanta Bypass, which is required for commercial truck traffic. Unfortunately, the re-direction of traffic has impacted the already high volume of traffic the bypass already experiences.

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ATS Fuel Surcharge(Effective Dates: from 2017/03/20 to 2017/03/26)

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1 Ground Courier (1 to 299 lb) 13.0% Courier Fuel Surcharge (shipments 1-299 lb): This is calculated based on the price of diesel fuel as surveyed across Canada by Kent Marketing Services. This surcharge will fluctuate according to benchmark price index ONE.
2 Ground LTL (300 lb and over) 18.25% LTL Fuel Surcharge (shipments 300 lb. and over): This is calculated based on the price of diesel fuel as surveyed across Canada by Kent Marketing Services. This surcharge will fluctuate according to benchmark price index TWO.
3 Truckload 28.5% Truck Load Shipments (10000 lb and over) will be subject to the T/L rate as determined by TForce Integrated Solutions.
4 AIR 0.53/lb Air Fuel Surcharge is based on the Fuel Surcharge rate in place with our airline carriers, predominantly CargoJet.

Updates will be posted on the TForce Integrated Solutions web site every Friday and become effective the following Monday for a period of 7 days.

Surcharge History

Please note:

Benchmark Price Index ONE Ground Courier
(up to 299 lbs)
Benchmark Price Index TWO Ground LTL
(300 lb and over)
Diesel Motor Fuel Diesel Motor Fuel
Cents per Litre Fuel Surcharge
89.1 – 91.0 10.50
91.1 – 93.0 10.75
93.1 – 95.0 11.00
95.1 – 97.0 11.25
97.1 – 99.0 11.50
99.1 – 101.0 11.75
101.1 – 103.0 12.00
103.1 – 105.0 12.25
105.1 – 107.0 12.50
107.1 – 109.0 12.75
109.1 – 111.0 13.00
111.1 – 113.0 13.25
113.1 – 115.0 13.50
115.1 – 117.0 13.75
117.1 – 119.0 14.00
119.1 – 121.0 14.25
121.1 – 123.0 14.50
123.1 – 125.0 14.75
125.1 – 127.0 15.00
127.1 – 129.0 15.25
129.1 – 131.0 15.50
Cents per Litre Fuel Surcharge
100.1 – 101.0 15.75
101.1 – 102.0 16.00
102.1 – 103.0 16.25
103.1 – 104.0 16.50
104.1 – 105.0 16.75
105.1 – 106.0 17.00
106.1 – 107.0 17.25
107.1 – 108.0 17.50
108.1 – 109.0 17.75
109.1 – 110.0 18.00
110.1 – 111.0 18.25
111.1 – 112.0 18.50
112.1 – 113.0 18.75
113.1 – 114.0 19.00
114.1 – 115.0 19.25
115.1 – 116.0 19.50
116.1 – 117.0 19.75
117.1 – 118.0 20.00
118.1 – 119.0 20.25
119.1 – 120.0 20.50
120.1 – 121.0 20.75

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Holland Professional Driver Michael Finn Reaches 3-Million-Mile Safety Milestone

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Holland professional driver Michael Finn recently logged his 3 millionth consecutive mile without a single preventable collision. This makes Finn one of just 17 active Holland drivers to have reached this incredible safety milestone.

The 3-million-mile record is an exceedingly rare accomplishment that places Finn among a small, elite group of professional drivers. To help lend some perspective to this record, driving 3 million miles is equivalent to making 6 round trips to the moon, or circumnavigating the globe at the equator over 116 times.

“We are extremely proud of Mike and this incredible achievement,” said Scott Ware, Holland President. “This record represents decades of constant vigilance and unwavering professionalism behind the wheel. That dedication makes our highways safer, and helps Holland deliver award-winning service to our customers. We would like to congratulate Mike on this accomplishment, and we thank him for his continued commitment to safety.”

Finn has been driving professionally for 36 years–the past 30 of which he’s spent with Holland. He operates as a linehaul driver out of the Holland Birch Run, MI service center, and makes the 450-mile roundtrip to South Bend, IN and back 5 days per week. His route takes him through one of the country’s most challenging snowbelts, making his record even more impressive.

Read more at www.hollandregional.com

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Holland Hosts Fifth Annual Safety Drive for a Cure

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HOLLAND, Mich., March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Truck drivers from across the United States will be traveling to the Holland service center in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, March 18, to not only show their commitment to highway safety and driving skills–but to raise awareness for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Georgia Chapter at the annual Safety Drive for a Cure.

“This event showcases how serious the trucking industry is about safety,” said Holland President Scott Ware. “It helps get more drivers involved in state truck driving competitions, gives veteran drivers a way to fine tune their safety skills, and aids the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Holland is honored to host the annual Safety Drive for a Cure.”

The event originally began in 1999 in North Carolina as an inner-company event between North Carolina and the border states as the “Battle of the Borders.” It was developed as a way for drivers to learn from the “best of the best” in the profession.

This year’s “Safety Drive for a Cure” features a world-class course and over twenty of the American Trucking Associations (ATA)’s elite Road Team Captains (including Jeff Payne, Reddaway professional driver; and Holland professional drivers Russell Simpson and Herschel Evans), as well as exhibiting both ATA’s image trucks onsite.

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Averitt Named Cenveo’s Regional LTL Carrier Of The Year

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn, March 14, 2017 — For the second time in three years, Averitt Express has been named as Cenveo’s Regional LTL Carrier of the Year. Cenveo, a leader in the management and distribution of customized print and related offerings, is based in Stamford, Conn., and operates a label printing facility in Jefferson City, Tenn.

The honor, which was based on Averitt’s 2016 performance, was determined by on-time service and damage ratio, as well as Averitt’s day-to-day relationship with Cenveo’s facilities throughout its network. Averitt earned the same recognition from Cenveo in 2014, when Cenveo began awarding its Regional LTL Carrier of the Year honor.

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Holland Earns Vehicle Service Group 2016 LTL Carrier of the Year Award

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HOLLAND, Mich., March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland, a transportation industry leader in next-day delivery, has been named 2016 LTL Carrier of the Year by Vehicle Service Group (VSG) for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes performance across four critical competencies that include on-time pickup and delivery, administrative capabilities and safety.

The award is based on highest total quarterly scores related to:

  • Operational Performance: On-time pickup, on-time delivery, corrective actions
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)/Financial: Accurate transmission of shipment details and invoices
  • Claim-free loads, average days open and recovery percentage
  • Safety and Responsibility: SmartWay partnership and FMCSA compliance, safety, accountability (CSA) scores

“We are truly honored to receive this award from our partners at Vehicle Service Group,” said Holland President Scott Ware. “I couldn’t be more proud of our hardworking employees who have made this award possible, and for making Holland one of the best LTL carriers in the industry. I also want to thank VSG for this recognition and their continued partnership.”

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Saia LTL Freight to Expand into Northeastern US

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JOHNS CREEK, GA – Oct. 26, 2016 – Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) announced today that Saia LTL Freight will be expanding its network into the Northeastern United States in 2017. Currently, Saia’s plan includes opening three to five terminals in the second quarter of next year, targeting major markets in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Today, the company is ranked as the ninth largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier in the United States providing industry leading service in 34 states.

“These new markets line up perfectly with our existing geography and allow us to offer more direct shipping points for our loyal customers,” explained Chief Customer Officer Ray Ramu. “Not only do we plan to invest in new facilities and equipment, but we intend to invest heavily in certain areas of our existing network so that we will be able to handle the increased freight flow to and from these new markets. We estimate that the Northeast LTL market represents approximately $7 billion in annual market revenue opportunity.”

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Averitt Named ChemTreat’s Regional LTL Carrier Of The Year

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. March 7, 2017 — ChemTreat, one of the largest and fastest-growing industrial water treatment companies in the world, has named Averitt Express as its Regional LTL Carrier of the Year for 2016.

The honor was determined by several criteria, including on-time service, safety, day-to-day interactions with ChemTreat’s facilities, and much more.

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