Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

APC Overnight delivers £102m boost to business

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By APC Overnight on 13th January 17
The Staffordshire firm, based at its four-year-old headquarters in Cannock, has re-opened its former base in Essington to give it more space to handle growing numbers of deliveries. Over the year to the end of March 2016 turnover at APC rose by 3.6 per cent to £102.4m. Spending on its facilities and on reorganising parts of the business mean profits dipped slightly to £2.3m, according to accounts just filed at Companies House. The company employs nearly 500 people collecting, sorting and distributing parcels from its hubs in Staffordshire to member companies across its UK-wide network through 115 local depots.

APC Overnight chief executive Jonathan Smith said: “The financial year ending March 2016 has been strong, particularly during the latter half with robust profit growth in Q3 and Q4. We have invested heavily in our infrastructure, service enhancements and IT strategy over the past 12 months. We continue to invest in expanding our exceptional team, allowing us to deliver on our key working principle; outstanding customer service. This is reflected in local recruitment, hires at our head office and the delivery of a dedicated training academy for our employees. The focus of our internal investment strategy has been to spend in areas that directly benefit both our network of depots and SME customers.”

Read more at apc-overnight.com

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Southeastern Freight Lines Serves 2,800 Hours in 2016

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Gives Back Through “Southeastern Serves” Program

LEXINGTON, S.C. (Jan. 17, 2017) Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced its participation in more than 2,800 total hours of community service in 2016 as part of the “Southeastern Serves” program.

Southeastern Serves is a program dedicated to giving back to communities across Southeastern’s footprint by having associates of all levels get involved with providing for the needy.

“We are fortunate enough to share our commitment to providing quality service not only to our customers but to less fortunate individuals throughout the communities we serve,” said Mike Heaton, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Southeastern Freight Lines. “Through the Southeastern Serves program, we are able to give back and strengthen the communities who support us year after year.”

This year, 881 participants, including Southeastern associates and their friends and family members, participated in Southeastern Serves projects ranging from volunteering at food drives and soup kitchens, to providing school supplies and yard work.

Most recently, Southeastern’s Miami service center collected almost 1,700 pounds of food to donate to the Star of the Sea Outreach Mission, serving those in need across 34 locations from Key Largo to Key West, Florida. Additionally, the Greenville, South Carolina service center helped The Pendleton Place revamp their playground this past May, spreading mulch, repairing damaged equipment and creating a barrier so the mulch would not wash away. Over in Texas, 35 volunteers from the El Paso service center cooked a homemade fajita dinner in April for the families living at the local Ronald McDonald House.

“The opportunity Southeastern has to support so many deserving organizations and individuals throughout the year as part of the Southeastern Serves program is humbling. We look forward to the new community service projects that await us in the coming year,” said Heaton.

This is the fifth year for the Southeastern Serves program.

Read more at sefl.com

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