Monthly Archives: April 2016

Dollar General Names C.H. Robinson Carrier Partner of the Year

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (April 29, 2016) C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest third party logistics providers (3PL), has been named Carrier Partner of the Year by Dollar General.

This recognition highlights C.H. Robinson’s exceptional customer service and relationship with Dollar General.

“The team in Nashville is committed to going above and beyond for the customer every day,” says Jeff Chessor, manager at C.H. Robinson. “Dollar General looks to us as a trusted advisor. Whatever it takes, we do. We are always looking for ways to sell new modes, create efficiencies for the customer and make it easier to do business with C.H. Robinson.”

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C.H. Robinson Awarded Best Supporting Business by HSN

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (April 29, 2016) — C.H. Robinson, a global leader in third party logistics (3PL), was awarded Best Supporting Business by HSN for its dedication and hard work.

On April 14, at HSN’s annual gala held in St. Petersburg, FL, HSN presented the award to C.H. Robinson attendees.

“We focus on serving as a trusted ally to HSN,” said Laura Peacock, vice president, global accounts team at C.H. Robinson. “Our team listens to their needs and delivers key results.”

A “Supporting Business” is a company that HSN works with that demonstrates strong alignment to its corporate functions and actively supports its key strategies to deliver positive impact.

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Roadrunner Expands Outbound Service from Vancouver

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Cudahy, WI – Apr. 29, 2016 – Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) today announced the expansion of its less-than-truckload service to include outbound service fromVancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The new service offering will begin May 2, 2016 and will open the western half of Canada to Roadrunner LTL Freight’s outbound service.

“Vancouver is a vibrant area with dynamic business growth, being fueled by domestic as well as international trade,” said Grant Crawford , Roadrunner Transportation Systems President of Less-than-Truckload. “The access to the world supply chain that this market provides through ports in both Vancouver and Prince Rupert is becoming a regular choice for customers moving freight from Asia into North America. Adding outbound service will allow us to serve the needs of customers that require transportation in both directions.”

Read more at www.rrts.com

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NASSTRAC Names PITT OHIO Regional-Northeast LTL Carrier of the Year

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Pittsburgh, PA (April 27, 2016) – PITT OHIO was selected for the first time as the 2016 Regional-Northeast LTL Carrier of the Year by The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, NASSTRAC. Awards were presented during the NASSTRAC Annual Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Regular members of NASSTRAC, who are qualified buyers of transportation services, grade all carriers that are members on a quantitative scale in five key areas, including: Customer Service, Operational Excellence, Pricing, Business Relationship, and Leadership/Technology.

PITT OHIO Chief Marketing Officer, Geoff Muessig, said, “Customer satisfaction is a top priority at PITT OHIO and an award such as this from NASSTRAC is a true testament to the commitment we have to delivering excellence in performance and value to our customers. Everyone at PITT OHIO is honored to be recognized by The National Shippers Strategic Council as the best LTL carrier in the Northeast.”

The NASSTRAC Carrier of the Year program is co-sponsored by Logistics Management, a leading trade magazine for buyers of logistics services.

Read more at pittohio.com

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DX returns to Clinical Pharmacy Congress 2016

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21 April 2016- DX, a leading independent mail, parcels and logistics end-to-end network operator in the UK and Ireland, will be exhibiting at the annual Clinical Pharmacy Congress from 22nd – 23rd April at the ExCel arena in London.

DX has a wealth of experience in delivering to the pharmaceutical industry and health sector. DX is trusted by wholesalers, pharmacy suppliers, major retail chemist chains and independent pharmacists to transport their important drugs, documents and equipment in addition to the movement of Category A & B specimens to hospitals and laboratories. DX is also the National Pharmacy Association’s recommended carrier, providing a secure prescription returns service for over 1,000 community pharmacists every month.

Positioned at stand B50, DX will be one of 150 exhibitors at the event, showcasing its services which include options for delivering samples and specialist medicines to hospitals and clinics across the country, and featuring services from DX Freight which allows DX to transport large hospital equipment securely.

Read more at dxdelivery.com

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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.

Read more at hollandregional.com

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XPO Logistics Ranked #1 by Shippers for On-Time Pickup and Delivery Among National Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

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GREENWICH, Conn. – April 21, 2016 – XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), the second largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier in North America, has been awarded top honors in eight categories in the 2015 Mastio LTL Carrier Customer Value and Loyalty Report. XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation and logistics services, including LTL, freight brokerage, supply chain, last mile, intermodal, drayage, truckload, expedite, managed transportation and global forwarding.

Surveyed shippers ranked XPO highest among national LTL carriers in the categories of:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Shipments picked up when promised
  • Shipments delivered when promised
  • Ability to meet appointment times for pick-up
  • Shipments delivered with no shortages
  • Competitive transit times
  • Billing accuracy
  • Claims processing

Tony Brooks, president-less-than-truckload for XPO Logistics, said, “Trustworthy, on-time pickup and delivery is paramount to every customer relationship. It’s gratifying that LTL shippers in North America have recognized XPO as the leader in these categories, and in many other important areas of customer service. Every employee on our LTL team shares in this honor: our professional drivers, dockworkers, customer service representatives, and the dedicated operations and sales teams that lead our service centers.”

Read more at xpo.com

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Four ABF Freight Terminals Earn President’s Quality Awards

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  • Winners chosen based on extensive internal quality audit
  • Terminals honored in Arkansas, Minnesota and North Carolina

FORT SMITH, Arkansas, March 31, 2016 — ABF Freight®, an ArcBestsm company (Nasdaq: ARCB), announces that four of its 248 terminals have earned the prestigious President’s Quality Award for their achievements in 2015: Fayetteville, Arkansas; St. Cloud and Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

“Every ABF Freight terminal employs the ABF Freight Quality Process to ensure our customers’ goods move through our network as efficiently and safely as possible,” said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. “For decades, strict adherence to the Quality Process has set ABF Freight apart in the industry, and these high-achieving terminals are the best of the best — setting the pace for service excellence.”

Each terminal is presented with a President’s Quality Award trophy and earns a listing at the company’s Fort Smith General Office. Thorne, the ABF Freight Quality Implementation Committee, local employees and special guests attend the award ceremonies.

All ABF Freight terminals undergo extensive evaluations, including a nomination process, a quality awareness survey and an on-site validation audit by the ABF Freight Quality Implementation Committee. The process gauges customer satisfaction, resource management, damage/loss prevention and other performance indicators for the previous year.

Via: abfs.com

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ABF Freight, Panther Premium Logistics Receive NASSTRAC Awards

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  • National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council recognizes ArcBest companies as Carriers of the Year

FORT SMITH, Arkansas, April 20, 2016 — Two ArcBest Corporation® (Nasdaq: ARCB) companies have been recognized as Carriers of the Year in their respective categories.

The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) has named ABF Freight® as the National LTL Carrier of the Year and Panther Premium Logistics® as the National Expedited Carrier of the Year. ABF Freight and Panther will be awarded on April 26 during the NASSTRAC Annual Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Florida.

The award marks the sixth time ABF Freight has been recognized in the last seven years — 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2010.

“All of us at ABF Freight take great pride in this recognition from NASSTRAC, a leading advocate for our industry for 64 years,” ABF Freight President Tim Thorne said. “Our employees strive to excel at serving our customers, and earning distinction as the National LTL Carrier of the Year is a gratifying reward for their hard work.”

This is the second time Panther has received the National Expedited Carrier of the Year award.

Read more at abfs.com

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Mach 1 Global Services Announces Detroit Station Expansion

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Tempe, Arizona – April 18th, 2016
Mach 1 Global Services, a domestic and international provider of transportation and logistics services, announced today that it has expanded their Detroit branch into a new location in Romulus, Michigan. Doors opened on April 1, 2016.

This office is the new home of their Detroit operations that was established over a decade ago. This new facility will deliver the full Mach 1 portfolio of services including domestic and international air, ground, and ocean freight. In addition to offering freight forwarding services, the facility will also offer warehousing and storage to the local Michigan market.

Read more at mach1global.com

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