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Holland Driver Herschel Evans Accepts ATA Mike Russell Trucking Image Award

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America’s Road Team Captain Honored for Safety, Advocacy, Service

HOLLAND, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Trucking Associations honored Herschel Evans of Atlanta, Ga. as one of the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Image Award recipients on October 23, 2017 at the trade organization’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. Evans, a professional truck driver for Holland and an ATA Road Team Captain, is the driving force behind the Safety Drive for a Cure, a truck safety and skills competition benefitting the Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation.
Herschel Evans was chosen for “representing the industry through his role as an America’s Road Team Captain, lifetime commitment to safe driving, and his establishment of the Safety Drive for a Cure truck driving competition in support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation which has grown to attract national attention and tens of thousands of dollars in donations.”

“Greatness can only be reached by those who strive for continuous improvement,” stated Scott Ware, president of Holland. “For the past five years hundreds of drivers have travelled from across the U.S.A. to compete in the Safety Drive for a Cure–improving their safety skills–focusing on safety, advocacy and service. Safety leaders such as Herschel help to make our nation’s highways safer for all of us.”

The Mike Russell Trucking Image Award celebrates companies, organizations, and individuals who creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry. The award was named in honor of the late Mike Russell, who supported the trucking industry and was a former ATA vice president of public affairs. Three additional 2017 winners include: Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, industry nonprofit Truckers Against Trafficking and carrier Load One.

Read more at www.hollandregional.com

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We Are Investing In Technology

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This past weekend, our team at Midland Courier successfully upgraded our operational and administrative systems in order to serve you better.

Continuous improvement is a core value at Midland. We listen, learn, and pursue new ways to progress and develop. It is with that value in mind, and our vision to be the best service provider in the markets we serve, that we initiated project Fusion—a strategic initiative to significantly upgrade and enhance our business systems.

In order to improve our ability to deliver superior quality service, we partnered with several key vendors to build a solution that would enable us to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. For the past two years, we worked with our vendors to customize, build, and implement this system.

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Port Houston chassis tight post-Harvey

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18 SEP 2017 – The abrupt shutdown of supply chains ahead of Hurricane Harvey left many chassis out of position.

Motor carriers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) say intermodal chassis supply remains tight as supply chains rush to catch up from Hurricane Harvey’s disruption.

Although most chassis in the Houston area escaped damage, widespread flooding in the region and a six-day port shutdown left many chassis out of position while demand has surged since container terminals reopened on Sept. 1.

Port Houston has been handling container ships at a faster-than-usual clip since resuming operations. The port handled 40 container ships in its first two weeks of post-storm operation. Normal ship volume is about 14 per week.

Read more at gateway-group.com

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DB Schenker Opens its Largest Logistics Center in Madrid

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22-Million-Euro Investment in Network  Unifying land transport, air and ocean freight operations • New terminal employs more than 150 professionals

(Madrid/Frankfurt, November 2017) DB Schenker, the global leader in the field of logistics and transportation, has opened its largest logistics center in Spain in Madrid on a 60,000 m2 plot. It will be home to the domestic and international land transport and project operations, as well as the capital’s air and ocean freight. This new facility represents an investment of 22 million euros, which reflects the company’s strong commitment to continue growing in Spain.

DB Schenker currently has almost 1,000 employees in Spain who are divided among 71 branches, 29 of which are DB Schenker’s own offices, making it one of the country’s biggest transportation companies. This new terminal employs more than 150 professionals. The new terminal has been built based on highly sustainable energy-saving parameters.

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Delta Cargo launches redesigned website

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November 1, 2017 – Today, Delta Cargo launches the totally re-designed website, deltacargo.com, providing customers with a one-stop shop for all their cargo needs and making the shipping process easier than ever before. Customers can now book, check-in, manage and track their shipments entirely online, via a computer or mobile device, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Plus customers can submit electronic air waybills for free on the website which eliminates air waybill preparation fees and significantly improves the speed of the customer experience.

“This new website provides complete end-to-end digital booking, acceptance and tracking, 24/7, on laptops and mobile devices anywhere in the globe,” said Shawn Cole, Delta’s Vice President – Cargo. “The improved functionality comes as a direct result of customer feedback and is a real game changer for Delta Cargo.”

Read more at news.delta.com

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DB: Fifty percent less CO2 emitted by 2030

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(Berlin, October 23, 2017) DB sets new climate protection target ahead of UN Climate Change Convention in Bonn • DB’s CEO Lutz: “Rail travel equals climate protection”

Deutsche Bahn has set itself a new, ambitious climate protection target. “By 2030 we will have reduced specific CO2 emissions worldwide by at least fifty percent. This is a major step toward becoming a completely climate-neutral group, which we will be in 2050,” said Dr. Richard Lutz, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Deutsche Bahn, in Berlin ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change taking place in Bonn on November 6-17, 2017. “Rail travel equals climate protection. Rail is already the most climate-friendly mode of transport and we are continuing to expand this environmental advantage. Nothing less than the future of successive generations is at stake. That is why we are amplifying our efforts and responding actively to climate change and its impact.”

The next milestone is being targeted by DB Long Distance, in that every passenger will travel using 100 percent renewable power on and after January 1, 2018. As a result, some 140 million passengers annually will travel entirely CO2-free. Previously, this was only the case for holders of BahnCards or monthly and annual passes and passengers who had paid an additional euro for green energy on each leg of their journey. Since 2013, DB Long Distance has invested around 100 million euros in sustainable wind and hydroelectric power purchased in addition to regular energy. Deutsche Bahn intends to increase the share of power it uses from renewable sources in all of its rail operations (local, regional, long distance and freight), from 42 percent currently to 70 percent by 2030.

Read more at dbschenker.com

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Heated Service Now Available

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October 13, 2017 — Now that we’re finally experiencing the cooler temperatures of the fall season, and looking ahead to winter, we would like to remind our customers to protect their temperature-sensitive freight. We offer our reliable heated service on all Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Truckload (TL), and Courier shipments. Don’t take the chance — If your delicate shipment requires a warm environment, we’ve got you protected.

Call your local Midland terminal for a pick-up and specify that you would like to take advantage of Midland’s Heated Service to protect your freight! Ensure the “Maintain Heat” box is checked off on your Bill of Lading.

Read more at midlandtransport.com

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Nippon Express sets up regional management organization in Thailand to bolster logistics functions

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October 11, 2017 — Nippon Express (South Asia & Oceania) Mekong Development Center —
Nippon Express (South Asia & Oceania) Pte. Ltd. (Yasunori Takahashi, President; hereinafter, “NSAO”), a local subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President), opened the NSAO Mekong Development Center in Bangkok, Thailand on October 1 to bolster Nippon Express’ logistics functions in South Asia and Oceania, particularly in the Mekong Region (*1).
The diversification of needs as well as market/social changes in South Asia in recent years have made it all the more necessary that the Nippon Express Group as a whole adopt to more comprehensive approach. Taking full advantage of Thailand’s status as a core ASEAN member and as a country developing number of industrial clusters, this new Center was opened as a regional management organization to provide multifaceted support for the Nippon Express Group’s logistics operations, transport networks, trucking services, new businesses, and IT planning/development/sales functions in the South Asia & Oceania Region.

Read more at www.nipponexpress.com

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OUR BUSINESS Delta Cargo, Virgin Atlantic Cargo launch new Pharma Zone at London Heathrow

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​LONDON and ATLANTA – Joint venture partners Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo are introducing a new Pharma Zone at their joint facility at London Heathrow. The new Pharma Zone will support the growing volumes of temperature-controlled healthcare and life science products being carried by both airlines and enhances their ability to meet the strict quality and service requirements of pharmaceutical companies and their freight forwarding partners.

Opening today at their Cargo Point facility, the Pharma Zone is a fully segregated area dedicated to handling and storing pharmaceutical shipments within a strictly regulated temperature environment with dedicated active container storage.

Read more at news.delta.com

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AAA Cooper Transportation® Awarded 2017 Regional Carrier of the Year by Worldwide Express

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Recognized for the 11th consecutive year as the “Best in Class”, AAA Cooper Transportation® was presented with the 2017 Regional Carrier of the Year award at the 20th Annual Conference of Worldwide Express Convention held in San Diego, California on April 27, 2017.

Mike Grayson, Senior Vice President of Operations, Worldwide Express, introduced AAA Cooper Transportation® as the carrier that needed no introduction. Worldwide Express recognizes AAA Cooper Transportation® as a long term, perennial partner that delivers exceptional value with their customer base.

Steve Martin, Greg Lyskoski and Dirk Willett accepted the award at the annual conference on behalf of AAA Cooper Transportation®. AAA Cooper Transportation® never takes these awards for granted, acknowledging that we would celebrate this award throughout AAA Cooper Transportation® as a means by which to further motivate our engaged employees to continually deliver an outstanding experience on behalf of Worldwide Express.

Let’s celebrate another year of outstanding service with Worldwide Express.

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