Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

Estes Establishes Direct Service to and from Canada

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RICHMOND, VA—Estes Express Lines is converting its Canada service to a direct model, allowing the company to pick up and deliver Canada shipments on its own freight bill.

The new Estes Canada model allows Estes to streamline technology and create a much more efficient and cost-effective experience for customers on both sides of the border. To enable direct service, Estes Express Lines is teaming up with two well-established Canada agents—Speedy Transport and Pacific Coast Express (PCX). The new alliance will go into effect on May 22 with no service interruptions.

Estes Canada customers will work with only one carrier—Estes Express Lines—from pickup to delivery, and all freight will be delivered on an Estes delivery receipt. Canada freight will be managed as seamlessly as Estes’ domestic freight.

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DHL station in Leipzig receives IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for life sciences and healthcare compliance

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04/04/2017 – DHL Global Forwarding forges ahead with increased quality standards for life sciences and healthcare shipments

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, certified its air freight station in Leipzig according to the CEIV Pharma Standard of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The CEIV Pharma Certification of the aviation industry’s umbrella association attests the highest service and quality standards for life sciences and healthcare customers through uniform processes and a compliant network.

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FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker Testifies on Freight Transportation Infrastructure and the U.S. Economy

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April 4, 2017 – Congressional testimony by FedEx Freight CEO Michael Ducker on April 4th, 2017 before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine In testimony today on Capitol Hill, FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker underscored FedEx focus on safety and innovation in the trucking industry and the need for modern infrastructure. “Collaboration and sustained commitment to modernization will be vital to ensuring a reliable transportation system for American consumers, businesses and the growing e-commerce marketplace,” Mr. Ducker told members of the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security. Mr. Ducker addressed the importance of a modern infrastructure network for trucking and a thriving U.S. economy, including common sense policy solutions to upgrade transportation equipment, such as the use of 33 foot trailers.

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