Daily Archives: January 12, 2017

DACHSER USA Expands in Los Angeles

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DACHSER USA Air & Sea Logistics has recently moved and expanded its Los Angeles office in California.

The move to a larger space close to the Los Angeles International airport will allow DACHSER to best serve its customers and meet the increasing demand for air and sea freight services. This expansion complements the offering of a new weekly DACHSER LCL service to Shanghai, targeting customers who need reliable and efficient access to Asian markets.

Read more at www.dachser.com

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Flats are fast becoming home of choice, according to new research

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  • New research, commissioned by Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit (AMU), has found that flats are fast becoming the property of choice as consumers embrace single-storey living
  • The report¹ – which has been released today – reveals that flats now make up nearly a quarter (23%) of all housing in the UK. The number of flats has increased 4.2% over the last four years, compared to total growth of 2.5% for all UK housing in the same period.
  • Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit says that the number of flats, known as multiple residencies, added to the Postcode Address File (PAF) surged by 18% from April to December in 2016 compared to the same period in 2015
  • The total number of multiple residencies added to PAF between July 2016 and December 2016 was 33,220
  • London has the highest share (54%) and highest total number of flats (1.89 million) followed by Scotland (38% share and 971,678 total) and the South East (22% share and 824,290 total)
  • Northern Ireland has the lowest share and number of flats with multiple residencies accounting for just a tenth (11%) – the equivalent of 82,540 properties
  • Kensington and Chelsea is home to the most expensive multiple residencies in the country. The average price tag of a flat there is £1.16 million, more than 26 times the price of the lowest average price which is in Blaenau Gwent in South Wales

New research, commissioned by Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit (AMU), has found that flats are fast becoming the property of choice for consumers as they embrace single-storey living.

The new report¹ – which was released today – reveals that flats now make up nearly a quarter (23%) of all housing in the UK. The number of flats has increased 4.2% over the last four years, compared to total growth of 2.5% for all UK housing in the same period.

Read more at royalmailgroup.com

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Two Drivers For ArcBest Carrier ABF Freight Named To America’s Road Team

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FORT SMITH, Arkansas, January 12, 2017 — ArcBestSM (Nasdaq: ARCB) today recognizes two ABF Freight® drivers who have been named captains of the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team by the American Trucking Associations — Tim Melody of Ontario, Oregon, and Steve Smalley of Phoenix, Arizona.

The drivers join an elite group of 20 captains chosen to represent the trucking industry and promote highway safety.

A panel of industry officials and trucking news media judged 33 finalists on their knowledge of the trucking industry, dedication to safety, ability to communicate the industry’s messages and overall safe driving record.

“Tim and Steve have achieved stellar safety records and are both consummate professionals, and I congratulate them on this recognition,” said ABF Freight President Tim Thorne. “We are proud they represent ABF Freight and our entire organization.”

Read more at arcb.com

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Averitt awarded Flag of Freedom honor for commitment to hiring veterans

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ST. LOUIS, MO. – The Missouri Division of Workplace Development recently recognized Averitt Express for its commitment to hiring military veterans, presenting Averitt with the Flag of Freedom honor as part of its Show-Me Heroes program.

More than 20 percent of Averitt’s current associates have served in the U.S. military. Additionally, Averitt has pledged to add 1,200 more veterans to its team by 2020.

Read more at averittexpress.com

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