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Reddaway Presented with Echo Global Logistics 2016 Regional LTL Carriers’ Platinum Award

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TUALATIN, Ore., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reddaway, a premier less-than-truckload (LTL) service provider in the western United States and western Canada, has been honored with a 2016 Regional LTL Carriers’ Platinum Award by Echo Global Logistics (Echo), a leading transportation management provider. This is the fifth consecutive year that Echo has recognized Reddaway as a Platinum Award winner or Regional Carrier of the Year.

“We are extremely honored to have received the Platinum award from Echo,” said Reddaway President T.J. O’Connor. “I am proud of the work each Reddaway employee performs to earn this recognition. I value the outstanding relationship Reddaway has developed over the years with Echo and look forward to continuing our tradition of customer satisfaction excellence.”

“This award–given to only a few carriers annually–is recognition of strategic regional LTL carriers with outstanding service, commitment and performance for Echo’s customers and employees,” said Mark Redini, Vice President of Pricing, Echo Global Logistics.

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A Very “Specialized” Expedited Delivery

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[04.05.17] From Reddaway Today: Last November 20, 2016, fifty children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America anxiously awaited a very special delivery from Reddaway.

The expedited shipment arrived at the Peter Sagan VIP Charity Ride event in Westlake Village, CA at 8:19 a.m. sharp, with time to spare for the big reveal–fifty kids’ bicycles donated by Specialized Bicycle Components.

The fifty lucky children donned their brand-new Specialized helmets and happily tested out their shiny new rides.

Meanwhile, the professionals from Specialized breathed a collective sigh of relief. Securing this delivery presented a host of logistical hurdles that at first seemed insurmountable.

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Making a Grandmother’s Day

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[03.29.17] From Reddaway Today: The play structure was installed and ready to use in Sabrina’s Templeton, CA backyard. To avoid any bumps and bruises on her grandkids, she ordered four tons of crumb rubber to scatter under the structure.

However, when the Reddaway truck pulled up in front of her house, and Sabrina was faced with the reality of carrying 160 bags of crumb rubber (50 pounds each) from the driveway to her back yard, she briefly wondered whether that play structure was really such a good idea.

“The driver just smiled and told me not to worry because he could get the truck pretty close to the play structure,” Sabrina says.

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Online Retail Strategies and Warehousing

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[03.22.17] From Reddaway Today: Online shoppers love the selection, the convenience of shopping from home, and the lower prices they typically pay. The biggest dislike for most online shoppers? Having to wait several days for their purchase to arrive.

Online retailers are striving to overcome that issue by positioning their products closer to consumers. This trend has launched an incredible boom in warehousing.

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Complete Canada Cross-Border Expertise

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[03.15.17] From Reddaway Today: From the western end of Vancouver, British Columbia to the eastern end of Bangor, Maine the U.S.-Canadian boundary is the longest international border in the world between two countries. And every day of the year, nearly 16,000 trucks cross that border.

Shippers moving freight between the western states and provinces count on Reddaway to make the border crossing fast and hassle-free with our Canada Cross-Border service. No-delay, no-aggravation transits are exactly what you get with our award-wining team of transportation professionals and cross-border experts.

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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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Reddaway Professional Driver Jeffrey Payne Named to America’s Road Team

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Reddaway professional driver Jeffery “Jeff” Payne has been selected by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to serve as a Road Team Captain on their 2017-2018 America’s Road Team. Payne is the first Reddaway driver to be named to the Road Team.

The America’s Road Team is a national public outreach program dedicated to advocating highway safety and promoting the trucking industry. Road Team Captains travel the country engaging with motorists, news media and public officials to share the industry’s message of “safety, essentially and sustainability.” Captains serve for two-years and are selected based on their exceptional driving skills, exemplary safety records and passion for trucking advocacy.

“We could not imagine a better ambassador for Reddaway, and our industry at large, than Jeffrey Payne,” said T.J. O’Connor, Reddaway President. “His dedication to safety and professionalism embodies our mission at Reddaway. We are extremely proud to call him a part of our team. America’s Road Team serves a vital role for our industry, and we are certain that Jeff will thrive as a Captain.”

Payne has been driving professionally for 24-years and has spent the last 23-years with Reddaway. He currently operates as a city driver out of the Reddaway Cedar City/Saint George, Utah service center. He has remained accident-free for the entirety of his career and has logged over 2.5 million miles during his career.

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Providing Clean Drinking Water to Flint Families

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EPISODE FOUR: Today most residents of Flint, MI still don’t have safe clean drinking water in their homes. Until a permanent fix can be implemented, many Flint families are relying on bottled water during the crisis. Recently, Holland and many of our St. Louis, MO and Birch Run, MI employees were involved in transporting and delivering more than 78 tons of donated water (or about 100 pallets full of bottled water) to Flint.

(L/R: Holland 2-million mile driver Roy Gillespie;
Rachel Jackson, Founding Exec. Dir. of Project
Compassion; Mayor Reggie Jones, City of Dellwood,
MO; Korey K. Johnson from the Korey Johnson Foundation)

The last week of February, three St. Louis, MO non-profits held a drive to collect donated bottled water to send to Flint. They rented a 20 ft. moving truck imagining they would never fill it. Their efforts were far more successful than any of the organizers could have imagined! They had hoped to collect 1,000 cases–instead they collected far more than 10,000 cases (over 200,000 bottles) of clean drinking water.

The drive was the brainchild of Rachel Jackson, the founding Exec. Dir. of Project Compassion Belleville. Her organization teamed up with 2 other nonprofits, the Korey Johnson Foundation and Beyond Limit Productions.

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Holland Driver Ben Brewer Passes 3-Million-Mile Safe-Driving Milestone

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Holland professional driver Ben Brewer achieved the remarkable accomplishment of traveling over three million miles without a single collision. He joins an elite group of Holland drivers who’ve surpassed this impressive safety milestone, which is the equivalent of driving to the moon and back more than a dozen times.

“It’s hard to imagine the focus and skill it takes to accumulate a driving record of Ben’s caliber,” said Scott Ware, president of Holland. “We constantly encourage our drivers, dock hands and all employees to work safely, and that’s clearly something Ben took straight to heart. Getting our customers shipments delivered on time and in good condition is important, but there’s nothing more important than delivering them safely. On behalf of everyone at Holland, I’d like to thank Ben for the great job he does for our customers and for making the highways a safer place for all drivers.”

Ben, a linehaul driver at Holland’s Evansville, Indiana terminal, has been behind the wheel for over 44 years, the last 36 for Holland.

“Reaching three million safe miles shows the pride Ben takes in himself, in the job he does for our customers, and in being part of Holland,” said Jim Staats, the Evansville terminal manager. “It’s comforting to know there are outstanding drivers like Ben behind the wheel.”

Ben says: “Growing up, there were only a few things I wanted to do for a living. Driving a truck was Number One. I love my job. Stay completely focused on your driving, and you’ll arrive home safe every day.”

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Celebrating An Injury-Free Year in Chicago

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When Bruce Panzer joined the Chicago Terminal as the new Maintenance Manager last fall, he quickly discovered he’d joined a strong team of professionals who shared his commitment for safety. That commitment recently paid off as Bruce and the team celebrated a full year without a lost -time injury.

“We have a really good crew here in Chicago,” Bruce says. “They understand how important it is to take no chances on the job and always do things the right way. That helps ensure they’ll each go home as healthy as when they came to work, and that’s what working safely is all about.”

Daily safety briefings and a weekly safety culture meeting are important parts of avoiding accidents and injuries. Bruce also says he’s constantly on the lookout for standout safety activities that deserve recognition, as well as things that could be done more safely and require some corrective feedback.

“Anytime we reach a safety milestone like this, it’s important,” says Paul Childers, the Area Maintenance Manager covering 10 terminals, including Chicago. “These accomplishments are a great reminder that we can meet our safety goals as long as everyone works safely and looks out for one another.”

Holland’s Director of Safety, Doug Kilpatrick, couldn’t agree more.

“Every safety milestone deserves recognition,” Doug says. “Going a whole year without one lost-time injury requires a constant focus and tremendous commitment, ever hour, every day and every week. That’s how you build these safety records; one day at as time. Everyone at Holland benefits when a shop like Chicago does their part to avoid injuries and keep everyone safe.”

Bruce knows that the members of the Chicago garage understand the top priority is always to work safely and avoid taking any risks that could result in an injury.

Congratulations to Team Chicago! Here’s to reaching that two-year safety milestone!

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