Industry Announcements

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  • Holland, a provider of next-day transportation, was honored as one of the LTL Carriers of the Year by M33 Integrated Solutions, a logistics provider in scalable, customer-focused supply chain solutions. The award, presented by M33 at its Integrated Logistics Carrier Appreciation Banquet in Greensboro, NC, recognizes the performance of Holland in the areas of client volume growth, on-time service, and low claims frequency. Holland was selected for this award twice in the last three years.

    More information here. (December 20, 2014) | permalink
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has promoted Dan Poteat to service center manager in Baton Rouge, La.

    Poteat has more than 21 years of LTL industry experience, serving in various roles such as frontline supervisor, account manager, operations manager, and service center manager.

    Poteat, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, grew up in Danville, Va., and holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Averitt University.
    (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • I.D. Systems, Inc. has executed a contract with the U.S. division of Nestlé, one of the world's largest food producers, to further expand deployment of I.D. Systems' PowerFleet wireless Vehicle Management System (VMS) across Nestlé's North American operations. The new contract encompasses hardware, software, and a service term of five years for more than 700 vehicles across more than 20 facilities. Following implementation, I.D. Systems will have deployed PowerFleet on a cumulative total of more than 2,000 vehicles across more than 60 sites for Nestlé.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • HighJump Software has formed a strategic partnership with GCM Business Consulting and Technology in Latin America. Headquartered in Mexico with offices in Panama, GCM is a business consulting firm providing enterprise supply chain software solutions for the food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries in the region.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • Tiger Cool Express LLC, a temperature-controlled intermodal transporter of produce and food products, has appointed two industry veterans to its growing team of professionals.

    Jon Tucker joins Tiger Cool Express LLC as vice president, operations. He brings 46 years of freight transportation experience to the company and will be located in the company's headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.

    Nick Piscitelli also joins Tiger Cool Express LLC as vice rresident, commercial national account sales. Based out of an office in Ridgewood, N. J., he will be responsible for the company's nonproduce national accounts.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • When the CAT dealership, Quinn Co., updated its City of Industry, Calif., warehouse, it installed 204 cabinets, 140 bin shelving units, 72 pallet racks, 12 cantilever racks, and 1 conveyor and carton flow system for the 18 shelves of each pallet rack from Vidmar, a division of Stanley Black & Decker that offers storage solutions.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • To capitalize on the rapid demand in the oil and gas industry, C.H. Robinson has created Oil and Gas Solutions as a way to change how the industry views the global supply chain.

    C.H. Robinson's Oil and Gas Solutions unites the company's global network, which has worked with oil and gas companies for over 20 years, with Navisphere technology to manage spend, change, and risk and improve efficiencies.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • System Logistics will present the new fully automated Automatic Picking to Pallet System (APPS) at the ProMat Show 2015 (Booth #4568), in Chicago.

    Targeting food and beverage enterprises that require efficient and reliable automated mixed SKU pallet order fulfillment processes, this scalable solution is set to significantly improve handling of a wide range of SKUs and package types. At the core of the APPS operation is the advanced development of the Best Fitting software, an algorithm of volumetric calculation that determines autonomously the best palletizing scheme. APPS provides tremendous advantages for the end use: ease of implementation and management, scalability of the investment, reduction of space, and efficiency of picking.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • Two international trainers, Kevin Stephens and Rodger Hall, will run a Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management professional development course at the Breakbulk Africa Congress in February. The course will cover "tricks of the trade" for abnormal load transportation and tips for improving communication in the African heavy-lift logistics sector.

    Stephens is the founder and general manager of project forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group, and Rodger Hall is a business communication educator. The ISO-accredited course will run Feb. 16-17 as part of the education program during the Congress at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • When the diesel engine of a deck crane failed, it caused major handling problems for an offshore platform operating in the Dutch sector of the southern North Sea, problems that were solved with the use of J D Neuhaus air operated hoists. The crane was operating at 40 metres above sea level and provided a lift capacity of 20 tonnes. Replacing the broken engine, which itself weighed-in at approximately 1750kg, presented some logistic problems. The diesel engine replacement operation was successfully undertaken by the Gerritsen On- & Offshore Services BV company from their base in Amsterdam, with the work being completed in approximately one week.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • The Asset Intelligence subsidiary of I.D. Systems, Inc., has executed a contract with a leading U.S. regional trucking company to deploy its newest VeriWise Dry Van cellular solution for tracking and managing fleets of trailers and their cargo. The contract encompasses 400 tracking devices with a service term of five years, which is expected to contribute to the company's recurring revenue stream commencing in the first quarter of 2015.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has promoted Todd Herbert to service center manager in Houston.

    Herbert is a veteran operations and sales leader who has served in many roles for Southeastern throughout his 26 years with the company, including account manager and manager of three service centers. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • Stärke Material Handling Group is expanding. With the recent hire of Michael Poeltl, Stauml;ke's new Marketing and Dealer Development Specialist, late in the fourth quarter of 2014, a new and more diverse plan to market the company's interests throughout North America has been realized.

    With a full line of pallet jacks, stacker lifts, reach lifts, order pickers, lift trucks and forklifts, Stauml;ke has positioned itself as an industry giant when presenting its product line to end-users and dealers alike.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) announces that Chuck Pascarelli, president of sales and marketing, Americas, has been promoted to president, Americas, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

    In this new position, Pascarelli will oversee all sales, marketing, manufacturing, finance and pricing functions for the Hyster and Yale product lines, as well as their extensive distribution networks across the Americas. In addition, his responsibilities will encompass all NMHG products and lift truck services, financial services, fleet management, national accounts and dealer relations for the Americas.

    More information here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • Through an affiliation with East Carolina University (ECU) athletics, NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) has donated $55,000 to the United Way of Pitt County based on the number of ECU touchdowns scored throughout the 2014 football season.

    For more information, click here. (December 19, 2014) | permalink
  • Longview, Texas-based Capacity Trucks recently celebrated record earnings for Q4 2014 and raised $1,600 in raffle proceeds for the East Texas Food Bank, located in Tyler, Texas. (December 18, 2014) | permalink
  • Marathon Data Systems, a provider of software-as-a service (SaaS) solutions for the field service and transportation and logistics industries, announced that CEO, Chris Sullens was named a finalist in the Executive of the Year Category in the 2014 NJBIZ Business of the Year Awards program. The Business of the Year Awards program celebrates New Jersey's most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth, and the community.

    More information here. (December 18, 2014) | permalink
  • Eyefreight, a provider of transportation management system (TMS) technology, has appointed Henk-Jan van Donkelaar as sales director for the Benelux region. Van Donkelaar has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector. He previously worked at Sterling Commerce, IFS Benelux, and Manhattan Associates, where he was responsible for sales activities in the Netherlands.

    More information here. (December 18, 2014) | permalink
  • Rehrig Pacific Co. has introduce a new direct store delivery solution. Rehrig Pacific's DSD-GS solution improves the method for picking, loading and delivering DSD retail products. Comprised of four key components, the DSD-GS solution reduces delivery times, increases routing efficiencies, lowers supply chain costs, improves customer engagement, and advances sustainability initiatives. Rehrig Pacific's DSD-GS solution consists of the DSD R40 Electric Lift, the GS Pallet, the DSD Hydraulic Sled, and Pallet Wrapz.

    More information here. (December 18, 2014) | permalink
  • AutoSock AS, the provider of an Alternative Traction Device (ATD) for passenger and commercial vehicles, announced that a version of its patented textile tire cover is now available for use on forklifts.

    More information here. (December 18, 2014) | permalink

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