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YRCW Carriers Announce A 4.9% General Rate Increase effective on March 2, 2020

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YRC Worldwide carriers announce effective March 2, 2020, there will be a general rate increase (GRI) of 4.9% on base rates for non-contractual shipments in the United States and Canada however the impact on specific shipments may vary.

This GRI is necessary to offset the economic impact of inflationary costs across the transportation industry and to support on-going improvements to our service. YRC Freight continues to invest in key areas to keep pace with a growing market and to enhance capacity and service, including driver recruitment and training, new equipment and new technology. These investments will allow YRC Freight to consistently meet our customers’ needs to the highest standard of service.

Read more at reddawayregional.com


PITT OHIO Wins American Trucking Associations’ President’s Trophy

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PITT OHIO, a leader in regional and national logistics services, announced today the receipt of the prestigious American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) President’s Trophy in the Over 100 Million Miles category. This marks the seventh time PITT OHIO has received this award; winning every year the company has been eligible.

The ATA President’s Trophy is the highest safety award available to motor carriers in the United States and is presented annually to only three motor carriers to win. A company is judged to be outstanding on the basis of its safety record, program and community outreach activities by top motor carrier safety professionals as well as commercial vehicle enforcement personnel.

“This was truly a team effort,” Jim Fields, PITT OHIO’s Chief Operating Officer stated. “Our operations, safety and vehicle maintenance teams work together to keep safety in the forefront of every second, minute, hour and day for everything we do.”

Due to the company’s growth, PITT OHIO was elevated to the over 100 Million Miles Category for the first time.

Read more at pittohio.com

Old Dominion Freight Line Announces General Rate Increase effective March 2, 2020

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. ( February 17, 2020) – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (Nasdaq: ODFL) today announced a general rate increase (GRI) of 4.9 percent applicable to rates established under the existing ODFL 559, 670, and 550 tariffs effective March 2, 2020.

Todd A. Polen, Old Dominion’s Vice President – Pricing Services, commented, “At Old Dominion, we are committed to delivering our premium value proposition of on-time, claims-free service at a fair price. To satisfy our customers’ expectations and deliver on the promises we have made, we must continue to enhance our high-quality service network and systems. This GRI will affect our class tariffs and is intended to partially offset the rising costs of real estate, new equipment, technology investments, and competitive employee wage and benefit packages. Although the GRI will impact each customer differently based on specific shipment lanes and distance traveled, it is consistent with our long-term yield management philosophy and the overall impact of the increase is anticipated to be approximately 4.9 percent. The GRI also provides for a nominal increase in minimum charges with respect to intrastate, interstate and cross border lanes.”

For more information about Old Dominion, visit www.odfl.com or call (800) 432-6335.

Aramex Begins Fully Electric Vehicles Pilot in KSA

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Wednesday, 15th January 2020: Aramex (DFM: ARMX), a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has started testing fully electric vehicles within its fleet in the Saudi market. This step comes in line with the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, where environmental protection is one of its main objectives.

The company is committed to moving forward with its long-term strategy to convert its entire fleet into electric vehicles where possible, in order to reduce CO2 emissions from its operations and reduce its negative impact on the environment. First Advanced Auto, the sole authorised dealer of BYD cars in KSA, provided Aramex with a fully electric vehicle to be tested in the last mile delivery services.

Raji Hattar, Chief Sustainability Officer at Aramex, said: “We pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainability across the region. Protecting the environment is a top priority and an essential part of our sustainability strategy, therefore, we continuously evaluate all options that contribute to reducing our CO2 emissions. We have already succeeded in reducing these emissions by more than 20% by the end of 2016, and we are taking steady steps towards achieving our goal of reducing them by an additional 20% by the end of 2020”.

In 2017, Aramex successfully introduced ten fully electric vehicles to its fleet in Amman, Jordan.

Via: aramex.com

YRC Worldwide Launches New Industry-centric Sales Verticals

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New strategic focus expands key vertical markets, expands sales team

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Feb. 18, 2020 – YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) announced the next phase of its Enterprise Transformation by expanding its industry focused sales strategy into three new industry verticals: (1) manufacturing, automotive and energy; (2) retail, consumer goods and ecommerce; and (3) healthcare and life sciences. The depth and longevity of YRCW’s expertise in these verticals align with its stated long-term strategy of improved customer service and engagement backed by customized supply chain solutions.

“In response to the ever-changing market and in an effort to play to our strengths, we are taking a surgical approach to focus on verticals where we have shown a clear ability to execute and demonstrable core competencies,” said Jason Bergman, Chief Customer Officer. “Our expertise in these industries allows us to provide the customized supply chain solutions customers need, and our emphasis on serving customers’ shipping and logistics needs within these three strategic verticals will make YRCW increasingly easy to do business with. Our entire portfolio of brands is accessed through one single point of contact with specific expertise in key markets that are essential to our growth.”

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Averitt associates combine to give 6,000+ hours of community service

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Over the course of 2019, Averitt Express associates combined to give more than 6,000 hours of community service as part of its Team Up Community Challenge. Overall, they served 6,161 hours, with 94 facilities across Averitt’s system helping 210 organizations for efforts including clothing, food and toy drives, disaster relief, litter cleanups and blood donations.

As a result of the hours served, the company is matching dollars for hours with a donation of $61,610 to Averitt Cares for Kids, the company’s associate-giving program.

Read more at averittexpress.com

Averitt Launches Transportation Management System for LTL Shippers

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express has unveiled a transportation management system (TMS) called Averitt Connect. The transportation and logistics services provider partnered with MyCarrierTMS to provide customers access to a centralized platform to manage all aspects of LTL shipping at no charge.

Averitt Connect gives users quick access to shop for rates from multiple LTL carriers throughout the U.S. The platform is designed specifically for small and mid-sized shippers, and offers a variety of online shipment management tools, including multi-carrier rate quotes, a logistical planning calendar, bill of lading and label printing, and shipment booking and tracking.

Read more at averittexpress.com

YRCW Carriers Announce A 4.9% General Rate Increase

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Feb. 18, 2020 – YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) announced the next phase of its Enterprise Transformation by expanding its industry focused sales strategy into three new industry verticals: (1) manufacturing, automotive and energy; (2) retail, consumer goods and ecommerce; and (3) healthcare and life sciences. The depth and longevity of YRCW’s expertise in these verticals align with its stated long-term strategy of improved customer service and engagement backed by customized supply chain solutions.

“In response to the ever-changing market and in an effort to play to our strengths, we are taking a surgical approach to focus on verticals where we have shown a clear ability to execute and demonstrable core competencies,” said Jason Bergman, Chief Customer Officer. “Our expertise in these industries allows us to provide the customized supply chain solutions customers need, and our emphasis on serving customers’ shipping and logistics needs within these three strategic verticals will make YRCW increasingly easy to do business with. Our entire portfolio of brands is accessed through one single point of contact with specific expertise in key markets that are essential to our growth.”

YRCW is simultaneously expanding its business development efforts around these three verticals with the promotion of Christopher Greenberg to Corporate Vice President of Strategic Accounts. Greenberg will be responsible for a growing business development team with specific industry expertise devoted to better serving our customers in those verticals and expanding our service offering to each. Most recently, Greenberg served as Director of Corporate Accounts, Business Development at YRCW, and prior to that, was Vice President of Sales for Dicom Transportation Group and Director of Sales and Operations at Tax Airfreight, Inc.

Read more at hollandregional.com

Aramex Begins Fully Electric Vehicles Pilot in KSA

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Wednesday, 15th January 2020: Aramex (DFM: ARMX), a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has started testing fully electric vehicles within its fleet in the Saudi market. This step comes in line with the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, where environmental protection is one of its main objectives.

The company is committed to moving forward with its long-term strategy to convert its entire fleet into electric vehicles where possible, in order to reduce CO2 emissions from its operations and reduce its negative impact on the environment. First Advanced Auto, the sole authorised dealer of BYD cars in KSA, provided Aramex with a fully electric vehicle to be tested in the last mile delivery services.

Raji Hattar, Chief Sustainability Officer at Aramex, said: “We pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainability across the region. Protecting the environment is a top priority and an essential part of our sustainability strategy, therefore, we continuously evaluate all options that contribute to reducing our CO2 emissions. We have already succeeded in reducing these emissions by more than 20% by the end of 2016, and we are taking steady steps towards achieving our goal of reducing them by an additional 20% by the end of 2020”.

In 2017, Aramex successfully introduced ten fully electric vehicles to its fleet in Amman, Jordan.

via: aramex.com

Robert Biesterfeld to Succeed John Wiehoff as Chief Executive Officer of C.H. Robinson

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 11, 2019 — C.H. Robinson (NASDAQ: CHRW) announced today that Robert (“Bob”) Biesterfeld, currently the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, has been named Chief Executive Officer. As part of a long-planned succession process managed by C.H. Robinson’s Board of Directors, Biesterfeld was named COO in March 2018. Biesterfeld has also been nominated to stand for election to the C.H. Robinson Board of Directors. Current Chairman and CEO John Wiehoff will remain Chairman of the Board following this succession. Scott Anderson, current C.H. Robinson Board member, will become the Lead Independent Director. All moves will become effective on May 9, 2019, coinciding with our annual meeting of shareholders.

Read more at chrobinson.com