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Mainfreight continues to invest in Europe

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Due to the growth of Mainfreight in Europe we are further investing in an increase of capacity of both warehousing and distribution facilities.

New Warehouse in ‘s-Heerenberg, The Netherlands

Completion of this multi customer warehouse is expected in May 2017. The aim is to achieve the BREEAM-NL Very Good completion certificate. The warehouse will be 26,000 m2. By realizing the new warehouse Mainfreight expands its European footprint to more than 320,000 m2 of warehousing space.

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Mainfreight Air & Ocean service from Europe to Oceania

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Do you find the Oceania market difficult to deal with due to the significant time, distance or expensive costs? The air & ocean service of Mainfreight is the solution.

Our combined air & ocean freight service is designed to speed up the transit time between Europe and Oceania without the significant price tag.

European companies dealing with the Oceania market have historically been in a predicament of shipping via sea freight which is very slow or air freight which is faster but significantly more expensive. With this service we have found that product can get to market at half the time of regular sea freight, and sometimes half the cost of air freight.

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Pilot Freight Services Announces Record-Setting 2016 Revenue

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LIMA, Pa.—February 14, 2017— Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, announced today that it closed 2016 with record revenue of $591.3 million, a 4.5 percent increase from its 2015 revenue of $565 million.

“Pilot’s record-breaking milestones in 2016 were driven by a booming e-commerce/home delivery business and founded upon a diverse breadth of clients. That, along with our people, technology and expertise in optimizing ground, air and ocean capacity, allowed us to achieve historic success,” says Richard Phillips, chief executive officer of Pilot Freight Services.

The company handled a record 1.6 million shipments in 2016, an increase of 16.1 percent over the prior year. This accomplishment is a testament to Pilot’s investment in IT amidst a technology-driven industry, and its meticulous upkeep of driver and staff training.

Read more at pilotdelivers.com

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Southeastern Freight Lines Opens New Service Center in Garland

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New Location Enhances Service Throughout Texas

LEXINGTON, S.C. (Feb. 13, 2017) Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced the opening of a new service center in Garland, Texas. The new facility, located at 3301 W. Miller Road in Garland, features 104 dock doors.

“As the fourth permanent service center location opened in the state within the past 18 months, this opening solidifies Southeastern’s continued focus on our customers in the Texas market,” said David Turner, regional vice president of operations, Southeastern Freight Lines. “We look forward to providing our ‘quality without question’ service to even more customers in and around Texas.”

To oversee daily operations, Southeastern has promoted Matt Hughes to service center manager in Garland. Hughes has more than 14 years of experience with Southeastern, most recently serving as assistant service center manager in Southeastern’s facility in Dallas, Texas.

This is the third service center serving the Dallas Fort-Worth metro area, allowing for earlier deliveries, pick-ups and more flexibility in overall services. It also expands Southeastern’s capacity and infrastructure.

The new facility will employ 72 associates, from service center managers to pick-up and delivery drivers.

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Averitt promotes Mason to regional vice president of operations for NC and SC

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express recently promoted Fort Mill, S.C. resident Larry Mason to regional vice president of operations.

As part of his new role, Mason will oversee operations in North Carolina and South Carolina for the transportation company.

“Larry brings a wealth of experience from across the industry to the table,” said Richard King, Averitt’s vice president of operations. “That experience, combined with his versatility and drive, make him the perfect fit to help us move forward in our North Carolina and South Carolina region.”

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Averitt Express associates team up to give more than 4,000 hours of community service

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express associates recently teamed up to provide more than 4,000 hours of community service as part of its annual 40 for 40 Community Challenge.

During the event – which began five years ago to commemorate Averitt’s 40th anniversary – each facility across its network is encouraged to donate 40 hours of service to various charitable causes from October 1 through December 31. In 2016, Averitt associates set a company record by serving 4,002 hours, with 66 facilities giving to numerous efforts such as clothing, food and toy drives, blood donations and more.

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Averitt announces expansion to Maryland and West Virginia

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Because of its growth of service to and out of the northeast, Averitt Express recently announced it has added new locations in Hagerstown, Md., and Saint Albans, W.V.

The new locations will provide flexibility for Averitt by allowing it to place more trucks in Maryland and West Virginia, which will help meet increasing demand for truckload services in both areas.
“We’re committed to continuing on our path of growth, and these new locations are important strategic points that will help us do just that,” said Elise Leeson, Averitt’s vice president of human resources. “And we’re excited about the opportunities we have to add talented professional drivers to our team as a result of this expansion.”

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Reddaway Named 2016 Western Region LTL Carrier Partner of the Year by Unishippers Global Logistics

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TUALATIN, Ore., Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reddaway, a premier LTL service provider in the western United States and western Canada, has been recognized by Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC with its 2016 Western Region LTL Carrier Partner of the Year award.
“We couldn’t be more excited and honored to win this award,” said Reddaway President T.J. O’Connor. “This award is a true testament to our continued commitment to exceptional customer satisfaction and wouldn’t be possible without all of our hard-working and dedicated employees.”

Unishippers, a leading provider of third-party logistics services to over 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses, presented the award to Reddaway at its annual convention on Jan. 12. Carrier Partner of the Year winners are selected based on service quality, performance, loss and damage events, customer service, claims resolution and overall commitment to the partnership.

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Holland Named 2016 Midwest Region LTL Carrier Partner of the Year by Unishippers Global Logistics

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HOLLAND, Mich., Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland, the leader in Central and Southeastern next-day delivery, has earned 2016 Midwest Region LTL Carrier Partner of the Year Award from Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC.

“We are honored to receive this award from our valued partners at Unishippers,” said Holland President Scott Ware. “Our dedicated employees work extremely hard every day to deliver on our promise of providing quality, fast and reliable LTL next-day service. We take great pride in our industry-leading services and our commitment to achieving a level of customer satisfaction that is second to none.”

Unishippers, a leading provider of third-party logistics services to over 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses, presented the award to Holland at its annual convention on Jan. 12. Carrier Partner of the Year winners are selected based on service quality, performance, loss and damage events, customer service, claims resolution and overall commitment to the partnership.

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Blue Dart Sales at Rs. 720 crores for the Quarter October -December 2016

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Mumbai February 07, 2017

Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics Company, today declared its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, at its Board Meeting held in Mumbai.

The company posted Rs. 28.17 crores profit after tax for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. Net Sales/Income from operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 stood at Rs. 720 crores.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart said, “The last quarter of 2016 has been extremely tough for the economy, the industry and Blue Dart. The challenges were intractable and we expect them to continue for some time into the year. We have fought hard to deliver on every aspect of the business by maintaining excellent service quality, ensuring customer delight through best-in-class technological innovation in our offerings.

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