Monthly Archives: February 2016

Holland Named 2015 Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year by Unishippers Global Logistics

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HOLLAND, Mich., Feb. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland has been recognized by Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC with their 2015 Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year award. Unishippers–the nation’s first and one of its largest third party logistics (3PL) companies–presented the award to Holland at its annual convention. Holland President Scott Ware and Vice President of Sales & Marketing Jim Ferguson were in attendance to receive the award.

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 partnership.

“We are honored to receive this award from our partners at Unishippers,” said Ware. “Customer satisfaction is the best measure of success in any industry, and this award serves as affirmation that Holland is doing business the right way. Our combination of unmatched performance and uncompromising customer service creates a shipping experience that is second to none. And all of this is made possible by the hard work and dedication of our Holland professionals. It is their commitment to excellence that allows Holland to continuously deliver the very best in on-time, next-day LTL shipping. We would like to thank Unishippers for this honor, and we look forward to providing many more years of award-winning service.”

“Our franchisees put their trust every day in our carrier partners to deliver shipments on time and do so with excellence,” said Kevin Lathrop, president of Unishippers. “Without these fine carriers, we don’t have our great business, so it’s an honor for Unishippers to be able to show our appreciation through the Carrier of the Year awards.”

This is the second time in three years that Holland has received this award. Holland was also named Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year by Unishippers for 2013.

Read more at hollandregional.com

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Roadrunner Announces Addition of New Board Member

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Cudahy, WI – Feb. 22, 2016 – Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS), a leading asset-light transportation and logistics services provider, today announced that Michael P. Ward , CFA has been named to its Board of Directors.

Mark DiBlasi , Chief Executive Officer of Roadrunner said, “We are extremely pleased that Michael is joining our Board of Directors. His deep understanding of our industry fundamentals and extensive knowledge of the capital markets will be an asset to our Board and management team.”

Read more at www.rrts.com

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AAA Cooper Transportation® Awarded 2016 Regional Carrier of the Year by Worldwide Express

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(2/19/2016 8:00:00 AM) Recognized for the 10th consecutive year as the “Best in Class”, AAA Cooper Transportation® was presented with the 2016 Regional Carrier of the Year award at the 19th Annual Sales Conference of Worldwide Express Convention held in Hollywood, Florida.

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 and Dirk Willet accepted the award at the annual convention on behalf of AAA Cooper Transportation®. AAA Cooper Transportation® never takes these awards for granted and we assured him 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 their behalf.

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

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Holland Honored by Worldwide Express With 2015 Mid-West Regional Carrier of the Year Award

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HOLLAND, Mich., Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland was recently named 2015 Mid-West Regional Carrier of the Year by Worldwide Express. One of the largest authorized resellers of express shipping, Worldwide Express is a global logistics company and a trusted freight partner to more than 45 carriers.

Worldwide Express presented the award to Holland at its 19th Annual Sales Conference and Convention in Hollywood, Fla. Holland President, Scott Ware, and Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Jim Ferguson, were present at the event to receive the award.

“We would like to thank our valued partners at Worldwide Express for this generous award,” said Ware. “There is nothing more rewarding to us at Holland than knowing that our customers are satisfied. With a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement, Holland works to not just meet our customers’ expectations, but to exceed them. This requires a culture which views the extra mile as simply part of the job and considers ‘good enough’ unacceptable. I extend my deepest gratitude to all of our talented, hard-working Holland employees. It is their unwavering dedication to service that has made this award possible and has made Holland an industry leader in next-day LTL.”

This is one of three carrier of the year awards that Holland has received thus far in 2016. Holland was also recently honored with the Walmart Carrier of the Year award and the 2015 Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year award by Unishippers Global Logistics.

Read more at hollandregional.com

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ABF Freight training program recognized by Training Top 125

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  • Training magazine ranks nation’s top corporate training programs
  • ABF Freight appears on list for seventh consecutive year

FORT SMITH, Arkansas, February 17, 2016 — ABF Freight®, an ArcBestsm company (Nasdaq: ARCB), placed 23rd among Training magazine’s Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. ABF Freight appears on the list for the seventh consecutive year.

The rankings for the 125 leading organizations were unveiled during an awards gala February 15 during the Training 2016 Conference & Expo, February 15-17 in Orlando, Florida.

“Training is firmly integrated into every aspect of our company. That’s particularly true of our Quality Process, which relies on continual training and improvement as we strive for error-free service for our customers,” said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. “We are grateful to have our program recognized by the editors of Training magazine.”

Now in its 16th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs. The ranking is determined by assessing qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

Read more at abfs.com

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Mach 1 Global Services Announces New PHX Facility

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Tempe, Arizona – February 15, 2016
Mach 1 Global Services, a provider of international and domestic transportation and logistics services, announced today that the move into their second Phoenix facility is complete and the terminal is now fully operational. The expansion into the new state-of-the-art facility gives Mach 1 their second location in the Phoenix area, bringing the footprint for the local market to over 60,000 square feet.

Mach 1’s Global Headquarters are located in Tempe, Arizona. The company was incorporated in Phoenix in July 1988 and has had a strong local presence in the local market for the past 28 years. The doors to the new building officially opened on February 12th and the move has already yielded a positive impact for current Mach 1 clients and has allowed for expanded freight solution offerings for potential clients. The new location provides additional warehouse capacity and office space allowing more opportunity for operational and sales growth in the market.

Read more at mach1global.com

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Holland Supports Trucking Moves America Forward With 20 Trailer Wraps

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HOLLAND, Mich., Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holland has purchased 20 trailer wraps helping to share the importance of the Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) image campaign. Every day millions of trucks travel across the United States helping to move America forward. A great number of those are Holland trucks. We agree with the TMAF in seeking “to ensure that policymakers and the public understand the importance of the trucking industry to the nation’s economy.”

“We are proud to be a part of the Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) program. Holland is wrapping 20 of our newest trailers with the ‘It takes 7 million people to move America’ message. We hope this message reaches hundreds of thousands of Americans, enhancing understanding and appreciation of the many hardworking professional drivers in the trucking industry–like those who drive for Holland,” said Holland president Scott Ware.

“Holland’s commitment to sharing the ‘Trucking Moves America Forward’ campaign not only demonstrates their enthusiasm for trucking, but I also believe it is the kind of spark that will continue to educate the American public that trucking is safe, essential and making an impact on our carbon footprint,” said Kevin Burch, First Vice Chairman of the American Trucking Associations. “The passion Holland is showing with their commitment to the campaign is further evidence that Holland is part of the strong trucking community and wants to bring positive recognition to the more than 7 million people who work in it.”

Ware added, “Holland employees and drivers work to bring industry-leading, quality next-day service to our customers. Holland drivers make safety a number one priority. It is only fitting that Holland professional drivers share the importance of trucking in our economy with these 20 new ‘It takes 7 million people to move America’ rolling billboards. Our drivers will take great pride in showcasing their expertise while delivering Holland customers’ goods across our great service region with these trailers.”

The Trucking Moves America Forward campaign launched in March 2014 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky to inform policymakers and the public about the many contributions trucking makes to our daily lives. Trucks are critical to our national and global economy, to our families, to our businesses and so much more.

Read more at hollandregional.com

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Specialised Freight Services SONA 2016

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Posted on February 11th, 2016

Good day,

Today is the 2016 State of the Nation address in Parliament and with road closures in and around the area expected, collection and delivery issues are inevitable. There is also the matter of protests and mass action that we will have to deal with. While every effort will be made to accommodate all collections and deliveries in town today, we do expect to encounter issues in this regard and respectfully request your assistance and patience.

Kind regards,

The SFS team.

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Roadrunner Refocuses Service Levels, Adds New Facilities, Expands Direct Service into Memphis

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2/10/2016
Roadrunner LTL Refocuses Service Levels, Adds New Expanded Facilities in Key Texas Markets, Expands Direct Service into Memphis
Cudahy, WI – Feb. 10, 2016 – Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) today announced significant actions within its less-than-truckload freight network.

Committed to providing customers in North America with a reliable, consistent service at an economical price, Roadrunner LTL has refocused its network standards to further enhance the consistency of its service. These refined service levels provide customers with better visibility to delivery dates, enabling them to work with Roadrunner to more effectively plan their supply-chain while economically managing their transportation costs. Included in these enhancements is the introduction of an optional premium service with guaranteed delivery on a scheduled day in select major-metro markets.

Read more at www.rrts.com

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Aramex Expands Global Footprint with Acquisition of Fastway Limited

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In a recent expansion of its global presence, Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, today announced its acquisition of Fastway Limited (Fastway Couriers), a leading courier service provider headquartered in New Zealand. The deal is Aramex’s second acquisition in the Asia-Pacific region to date and involves a 100 per cent buyout of the company’s business in New Zealand and Australia for NZD $125.277 million (Approximately AED293.650 million).

Established in New Zealand in 1983, Fastway Couriers’ global network includes 63 regional depots and 1,500 courier franchisees across Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Northern Ireland and South Africa. With more than 250 franchise partners across New Zealand alone, the company transports 16 million parcels globally to 75,000 customers each year. Its courier franchisees offer cost effective, reliable and fast delivery services and are supported by the latest innovative technologies and online parcel track and trace facilities.

Commenting on the acquisition, Hussein Hachem, Chief Executive Officer of Aramex said: “We are excited to add Fastway Couriers to Aramex’s global network. The company has a strongly performing business, a well-recognised brand, a leadership position in the Asia-Pacific market, an excellent management team and large global customer base. Following our recent deals in Thailand and Australia last year, acquiring Fastway Couriers is the next logical, strategic move for us. Having scalable synergies with our own infrastructure and extending our reach across the region, the acquisition now makes us present in New Zealand for the first time and strengthens our existing operations in Australia. Enhancing and expanding our operations in the region also allows us to further contribute to the development of Asia-Pacific’s e-commerce sector and facilitate cross-border trade.”

Via: aramex.com

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