Category Archives: Express News

Estes Million-Mile Driver Teaches Students About Safe Driving

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Feb 20, 2020 – ALBANY, GA—Students at a Georgia high school got some safe driving tips last month from an Estes truck driver who has driven 1.5 million miles accident-free.

Hernando Waters, who has driven for Estes for 20 years, visited Monroe High School in Albany, Georgia on January 28th to talk to students about how to stay safe behind the wheel. Waters has been driving eighteen-wheelers for 24 years, and hoped his visit would help bring safety awareness to kids on the road: “I have kids and I understand how it feels for your kids to get out on the road–you worry about them,” Waters said. “The main thing is that you want them to get home safe.”

Waters spoke to the high school students about dangerous driving he’s witnessed, as well as some unsafe driving situations he’s been forced to handle from behind the wheel: “You see people riding down the road putting on makeup, reading books, on the computer, and it happens, I’ve seen it,” said Waters. In his talk, Waters spoke to the students about the importance of staying focused and aware of their surroundings while on the road. He also gave them a brief introduction to the world of truck driving, and explained how they could get involved.

Via: estes-express.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

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.”

Read more at reddawayregional.com

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

Estes Express Lines Announces 2020 General Rate Increase

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Feb 19, 2020, RICHMOND, VA — Our most important goal at Estes is to provide our customers with reliable freight transportation solutions so they can focus on what matters most. As technology’s role in the transportation industry has grown, so has our commitment to enhancing our own capabilities and equipment. It is this decision to prioritize technology that ensures our customers can count on efficient, reliable service whenever they ship with Estes.

In order to continue providing the quality service our customers have come to expect from us over the last nine decades, Estes will be implementing a General Rate Increase (GRI) on Monday, March 2, 2020. Primarily, this GRI will help offset the rising costs of technology, but it will also help us account for the ever-growing costs of maintaining a stable operational structure, driver recruitment and retention, and our employee base.

Read more at estes-express.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

YRCW Carriers Announce A 4.9% General Rate Increase

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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.

Questions about our services or rate change? Please contact your local YRC Freight account executive.

Via: hollandregional.com