Daily Archives: October 4, 2016

UPS Hires More Employees to Boost Delivery Time This Holiday Season

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9:42AM – It doesn’t really matter in today’s business and online retail how big you are, but can you deliver when you say you can deliver. This is what carrier giant UPS has had to wrestle with over recent years because customers have not been satisfied with its ability to meet delivery times.

To avoid taking on more that it can handle, UPS has decided to increase dramatically its staffing in order to provide better on-time shipping. During the holiday season, more than any other time of the year, shopper has high expectations in getting their online orders and gifts arrive at the destination when they are supposed to. USA Today has reported that UPS has stated that it will be hiring 95,000 temporary employees to for the ultimate purpose of decreasing its delivery time.

What happens to the package before and after it get on that truck is what UPS is after and making it successful. The new employees will experienced in packages, sorted and shipped. “We’re ready to kick off our annual holiday hiring process, and need lots of great people for various positions on all shifts across the country,” stated Myron Gray, president of UPS’s U.S. Operations in a statement in regards to the mass hire. UPS’s plan is to have the initiative in place by November and it will continue on throughout the holiday season delivers in November, all the way into the new year.

Seasonal employees will help delivery all types of toys, electronics and more to thousands of locations throughout the US. The jobs available are full-time and part-time positions, with the possibly of them leading to permanent ones. UPS CEO David Abney commented in the article relative to the new employment opportunities available and how workers can receive more income for their holiday shopping. He stated, “For many it’s an opportunity to earn some extra cash for the holidays, but with many of our holiday hires getting permanent jobs with us, it can also be a gateway to a career.”

UPS has several reasons to implement an effective means to getting their deliveries performed on-time. Amazon has been growing and UPS is going to have to find a way to increasing its’ delivery efficiency, as the retailer utilizes big carriers on a regular basis. It has free two-day delivery and Same-Day Delivery via Prime Now. The online items that the customer chooses to elect can involve needing UPS to make a delivery, and an e-retailer like Amazon can not afford to have late deliveries.

This goes for other retailers, such as Wal-Mart, Toys-R-Us, Best Buy, and more. However, if their carrier is late, shoppers can always count on a Same-Day Courier like A-1 Express has a vast network and can not only deliver in Georgia, but also throughout the US. The Philadelphia Courier has the courier expertise and technology to develop sound delivery logistics, including store return services, route delivery services, on-demand services and other same-day delivery programs. As UPS moves forward with its’ pursuit to deliver faster, it may consider partnering will A-1 Express to deliver short distances and create error shipments.

Reference: 9.15.16, USA today, Charisse Jones, Need some holiday cash? Here’s where to look.

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Vancouver, Canada (October 4, 2016) – C.H. Robinson continues to expand its Global Forwarding division by recently opening a new global forwarding office in Vancouver. The new office will be led by Sohrab Kazerooni, who has been with C.H. Robinson for the past five years.

Vancouver, a strong commercial market, was strategically chosen as the location for this office as it aligns with the company’s organic growth strategy. Customers will benefit from having a local office working with their global supply chains in real time. The talented supply chain experts at C.H. Robinson will also work closely with customers and increase connectivity through Navisphere®, the company’s global technology platform.

Read more at chrobinson.com

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General rate increase (GRI) effective Monday, October 3, 2016

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Dear Valued Customer,

NEMF has implemented a 4.9% general rate increase effective Monday, October 3, 2016.
All published floor minimum charges will be increased by $3.00

While NEMF remains committed to our customer’s expectations we are faced with increased costs associated with regulatory mandates, insurance premiums, new equipment & technology advancements.

Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact your Sales Account Executive.

Richard D. Bowden
V.P. Yield Management
New England Motor Freight Inc.

Read more at www.nemf.com

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PITT OHIO Receives US EPA 2016 SmartWay Award

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Pittsburgh, PA (October 4, 2016) – PITT OHIO was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. PITT OHIO Reduced carbon emissions per shipment in 2016 by 1.2% and by 4.7% over the past 4 years; Implemented 20 CNG tractors; Reduced kilowatts at existing buildings by 3.4%; And reduced kilowatts per square foot at upgraded buildings by 35%.

PITT OHIO´s Chief Marketing Officer Geoff Muessig, said, “PITT OHIO is honored to be recognized as the 2016 EPA Smartway carrier of the year. We are focused on using our sustainability initiatives to become a more efficient transportation company that generates fewer carbon emissions on a per shipment basis. Our sustainability strategy enables PITT OHIO to create more value for our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate.”

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Estes Express Lines Announces 2016 General Rate Increase, California Compliance Surcharge

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RICHMOND, VA (October 4, 2016)—Throughout our 85-year history, Estes has remained committed to providing customers with superior, reliable and fairly-priced service. We consistently achieve this goal by building strong teams, capitalizing on technology and maintaining fiscal stability to ensure we’ll be here to serve customers for the next 85 years.

To continue our steady financial discipline and reliable service, we are implementing an increase on our current EXLA 500 and 550 tariffs with an overall impact of 4.9%. We are also adjusting certain accessorial charges in our EXLA 105 Rules Tariff. The effective date for all changes is Monday, October 17, 2016.

The amended 105 Rules Tariff also includes Item 366, a provision for a California Compliance Surcharge of $5.90 per shipment to offset the added cost of doing business in the state. This applies to all shipments originating from or destined to California but does not apply to SureMove shipments (household moving services) or freight traveling through California with other origins and destinations such as Hawaii.

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