Monthly Archives: June 2016

Southeastern Freight Lines’ Hazlehurst Service Center Celebrates 35 Years of Service

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One employee celebrates 32 years with company

LEXINGTON, S.C. (June 30, 2016) Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, is celebrating 35 years of quality without question service from its Hazlehurst, Georgia, service center this June.

Originally opened for business in June of 1981, the Hazlehurst service center, located at 9 Matthews Drive, features 30 dock doors and employs 30 associates.

The service center also recognizes Eric Hester, linehaul driver, who has been with the Hazlehurst service center since 1984 and is celebrating 32 years with the company.

“The Hazlehurst service center has thrived for over three decades in this region, experiencing growth as a direct result of our dedication to putting customers first,” said Vic Burton, service center manager, Southeastern Freight Lines. “Since opening in 1981, we’ve built lasting relationships with our customers and look forward to continuing to provide quality without question service for many years to come.”

Hazlehurst was the 12th service center opened by Southeastern Freight Lines since its founding in 1950. Today, the company operates 88 service centers spanning 14 states, Canada and Puerto Rico and has undergone numerous upgrades in trucks and trucking technologies.

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Get Your Bases Covered With Holland

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[06.29.16] From Holland Headlines. Ship with Holland and have peace of mind knowing your shipments are delivered by the next-day transportation experts. Our industry-leading speed, reliability, expertise and quality customer service have helped us to deliver home run confidence to our customers since 1929.

Single: No one handles your shipment with more care than Holland. We consistently outperform the industry average with our 99.9% damage-free delivery.* Fewer damaged or lost shipments mean fewer disruptions to your supply chain, lower administrative costs and greater customer satisfaction.

Double: Holland has 10% more next-day lanes than any competitor.** We have an intense focus on the central U.S. and Canada. Holland has a greater next-day reach with 57 service centers and more next-day destinations than any carrier in our service area.

Triple: We are built for reliable next-day delivery with employees who want to hit it out of the park! We work hard to be part of your team every step of the way.

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Aramex partners with 3 word addressing system what3words

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Dubai, UAE, June 29, 2016 – Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, today announces that it has invested US $2.94 million as part of a US $8.5 million Series B funding round with what3words, the multi-award winning addressing platform. This investment comes to further enhance Aramex’s global e-commerce operations. Previous investors, Intel Capital and British funds Force Over Mass and Mustard Seed also contributed to the deal.

what3words is an address system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares, where each square has a unique pre-assigned 3-word address. The solution helps everyone who needs to find or share a location – whether they are navigation apps, governments, logistics firms, travel guides or NGOs.

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Aramex Launches a New Smartphone App

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Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has officially launched its new smartphone app to UAE customers. The app will ultimately be available for Aramex customers across all markets the company operates in.

Customers in the UAE can now use the new app to easily track and manage their shipments. The app offers six unique features making the overall customer service experience quicker, easier and more enjoyable.This includes phone tracking, package visibility, in-app payment, delivery scheduling, live tracking and a courier rating system to asses overall satisfaction. The use of the new Aramex app gives customers more power and control over paying for, tracking and receiving shipments, with instant access to updates available on their smartphones. All Aramex customers need to do is download the free app on their smartphones, create an account by entering their mobile number and shipping address. Once set up, their information will be automatically populated and stored.

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FREIGHTVIEW NAMED TO SUPPLY & DEMAND CHAIN EXECUTIVE’S SDCE 100 TOP SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECTS FOR 2016

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Overland Park, Kan. (June 28, 2016) — Freightview, a cloud-based freight management tool for small to mid-sized businesses, was selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2016. The SDCE 100 is an annual list of great supply chain projects that serve as a guide for executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations.

Freightview was recognized for radically simplifying freight management operations for its customer, BioZyme, Inc. As BioZyme grew, it needed a solution to more efficiently handle its 250-300 less-than-truckload (LTL) orders per month. Freightview enabled BioZyme to overhaul its shipping process, slashing the time it takes to quote, book, and track shipments and creating substantial cost savings. By using Freightview, the company saved an estimated total of 50 hours of shipment processing time per month, improved carrier discount rates by an average of 2-3 percent, and improved on-time delivery rates.

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A. Duie Pyle Wins Regional Carrier of the Year Award

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WEST CHESTER, PA–(Marketwired – Jun 28, 2016) – A. Duie Pyle (Pyle), the leader in asset and non-asset-based-transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast, has been named the 2015 Regional Carrier of the Year by AFS located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Pyle earned the award for top performance in key categories including on-time performance, carrier support, customer service, and claims prevention.

“We are honored to receive this award from AFS recognizing our ongoing commitment to providing top LTL services throughout the Northeast,” said Randy Swart, Chief Operating Officer for A. Duie Pyle. “This award highlights all that we strive for at Pyle — quality, performance, customer service and value. Our Pyle People deserve appreciation for their consistent efforts to deliver reliable service to our customers.”

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Old Dominion New York Service Center Relocation

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Middletown, N.Y. (June 23, 2016) —Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has relocated its Newburgh service center to 300 Ballard Road in Middletown, NY 10941.
The 86-door, seventeen-acre facility is located between Route 17 and Interstate 84, allowing for easy accessibility to and from all service areas.

“We recently relocated to this facility to keep up with Old Dominion’s strong growth in the region,” said Mark Madden, OD regional vice president of the Northeast. “We are proud of our enhanced service center, and the ability to provide premium service and better efficiency in our operations here.”

The North Carolina-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, has six service centers in New York. Along with Newburgh, there are locations in Albany, Buffalo, Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse.

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ROBINSON FRESH® LAUNCHES KIDS SPEAK FRESH CAMPAIGN

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (June 23, 2016) Robinson Fresh®, a division of C.H. Robinson, is proud to announce its commitment to increasing children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables through its Kids Speak Fresh campaign. The company is focusing on educating, engaging, and encouraging the produce industry, employees, and the general public to support foundations like the United Fresh Start Foundation, which has a similar goal of providing access to healthy foods.

“Providing the next generation access to fresh fruits and vegetables is not only paramount to our industry’s future success, but also our responsibility as today’s industry leaders,” said Jim Lemke, president of Robinson Fresh. “This campaign will drive awareness and action to all people who have a direct impact on the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables.”

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ABF Freight Lands on Green Supply Chain Partner List for Seventh Consecutive Year

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  • Carrier appears in Inbound Logistics’ annual “Lean and Green” issue
  • List provides source for green supply chain management and logistics partners

FORT SMITH, Arkansas, June 23, 2016 — ABF Freight®, an ArcBestsm company (Nasdaq: ARCB), is honored to be selected by the editors of Inbound Logistics magazine as a Green Supply Chain Partner for 2016 for the seventh consecutive year.

To choose the annual list of companies committed to sustainability, Inbound Logistics editors considered four benchmarks: Measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition.

“It’s a great honor to once again be recognized by Inbound Logistics as a G75 company,” said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. “Our new and innovative equipment is at the heart of our sustainability achievements. ABF Freight has invested heavily in our fleet, which enables us to more efficiently serve our customers while also achieving reductions in CO2 emissions.”

ABF Freight recently purchased 600 road tractors with improved fuel economy, decreased emissions and automated manual transmissions. Its road tractors are speed governed to a maximum of 63 miles per hour to ensure maximum fuel efficiency. As a result, each ABF Freight truck emits significantly fewer tons of CO2 than identical trucks operating at 68 mph. The less-than-truckload carrier also purchased 800 new 28-foot trailers with aerodynamic trailer skirts and has retrofitted almost 15,000 trailers with skirts to reduce wind resistance and improve fuel economy. Interior post (smooth-sided) trailers also are used to further improve wind resistance and fuel economy

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