Commercial carrier A. Duie Pyle has invested in 50 new over-the-road tractors with sleepers and will hire additional new drivers to operate them. ... The Grimes Co., a contract warehouse operator in Florida and Maryland, is entering the transportation business. Its new subsidiary, Grimes Transportation Brokerage Inc., offers domestic and international transportation brokerage and supply chain management services. ... warehouse1, a Kansas-based regional warehouse design and material handling firm, has acquired Royal Equipment Co. of Kansas City. ... Con-way Freight has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a voluntary collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the freight industry to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution. ... Radio Beacon, a Toronto-based developer of warehouse management software, has opened a European office in Zundert in the Netherlands. ... Gorbel now offers a Web-based resource to help engineers and facility designers select overhead cranes. It can be found at www.gorbel.com/cranespec. ... APL Logistics has announced that it is the first international logistics service provider to obtain a license to operate in Taiwan's Kaohsiung Free Trade Zone. ... Jungheinrich Lift Truck Co. is phasing out the Multiton brand name now that it has incorporated Multiton's pallet trucks and dollies into its own product line. Jungheinrich purchased Multiton last year. ... Bar-code readers from Code Corp. were used in anti-counterfeiting security systems at the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in Germany. ... SEKO, an international freight forwarding and logistics service provider, has opened a new office in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. ... Dean Warehouse Services, a New England-based public warehousing company, has launched Dean's Integration System, a real-time online site that allows customers to track their inventory throughout the company's supply chain management system.