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American Trucking Association Recognizes Old Dominion Linehaul Driver

American Trucking Association Recognizes Old Dominion Linehaul Driver

The American Trucking Association selected Old Dominion Freight Linehaul driver, Bill Goins to join “America’s Road Team” consisting of a carefully selected group of drivers demonstrating advanced driving skills paired with an exemplary safety record. Out of the 34 finalists, Goins boasts an impressive 2.8 million accident-free miles on the road from the past 31 years. Goins started driving for Old Dominion in 2014.

“Bill consistently impresses us with his dedication to safe driving, helping others and representing Old Dominion’s values,” said Sam Faucette, vice president of safety and compliance at Old Dominion Freight Line. “We are proud to have him represent OD as a member of the 2019-2020 America’s Road Team and know he will have a positive impact on the future of this industry.”

Additionally, Goins was awarded with the Grand Champion of the Indiana Motor Truck Association Truck Driving Championship in the 5-axel class in 2015 as well as the John Yowell “OD Family Spirit award” in 2016 from Old Dominion.

“These drivers represent the diverse experiences of the 3.5 million professional drivers across the country and will be able to bring their unique stories to new, critical audiences as part of America’s Road Team,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “ATA is very excited to begin working with this group of professional, respected drivers and see them continue spreading the positive image of the trucking industry. We are extremely proud of them, as are their companies and families.”

Source: Old Dominion Freight Line

British International Freight Association Reveals “Apprentice of the Year”

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) released the name of this year’s winner for the Apprentice of the Year category during the annual Freight Service Awards competition – a competition boasting 30 years of success.

Thomas Turner of Panalpina World Transport was announced as the winner during the 30th Freight Service Awards luncheon on January 17 at the Brewery in Chiswell Street, London.

The final determination is a carefully selected by a panel of sponsors and independent industry specialists that review each entrant submission identifying progress to-date, goals for the future, and impressions of the industry.

This category is one of two specifically aimed at the younger demographic and is sponsored by Outsource Training & Development. The award category first made an appearance in April 2018. following the introduction of the International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship.

“In 2018, freight apprenticeships came to the fore, and we are pleased that there has been keen interest in the new category,” Robert Keen, BIFA’s Director General, said.

For more information on other category winners, please visit: BIFA.org

Green Freight Asia Certifications Earned by APL Logistics

In the theme of best practices, APL Logistics goes above and beyond  to improve operations while increasing fuel efficiencies in its daily road transport operations. The Green Freight Asia Certification (GFA) acknowledges just that. Made up of a network of companies in the road freight sector, the GFA promotes collaborations that transform supply chain logistics costs while aiming to reduce CO2 emissions and produce fuel efficiencies.

“APL Logistics is committed to constantly improve and provide sustainable supply chain solutions for its customers,” commented Paul Man, APL Logistics Regional Vice President for North Asia.

The company recently announced the GFA Certification was received for the following APL Logistics China entities:

– APL Logistics Supply Chain Services (Beijing) Co., Ltd

– APL Logistics Bonded Supply Chain Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.  

-APL Logistics Supply Chain Services (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

“As the need for sustainability grows, receiving the GFA official recognition attest to the good practices within the company and assure customers of our commitment towards improving the carbon efficiency of our road transport operations. We have already implemented fuel efficient and exhaust reduction technologies for our trucks in some of our key operation sites in China and will continue to bring sustainability in our freight operations to the next level,” concluded Man.

Source: APL Logistics

REPORT FROM BSI AND TT CLUB REVIEWS GLOBAL CARGO THEFT TRENDS

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions and leading international transport and logistics insurer TT Club recently launched their first joint 2018 Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence and Advisory Report.

Bringing together threat and intelligence data from BSI’s supply chain security country risk intelligence tool SCREEN and TT Club’s insurance risk management and loss prevention insights, the first edition reveals violent truck hijackings account for 24 percent of cargo theft incidents globally. Additionally, the report provides a detailed Regional Overview spotlighting cargo theft trends in China and India.

The food and beverage sector is the most targeted (at 27 percent). Consumer products and hi-tech electronics industries also suffer high rates of cargo theft. Warehousing is the second most vulnerable target at 19 percent. Transport by road is the most often targeted mode for cargo crime across the globe, at a whopping 75 percent. Warehousing is the second most vulnerable target at 19 percent.

The report includes several pieces of loss prevention advice to counter the identified threats. Download it here.

 

Swiss Rail Frequency to Increase in 2019

Starting January 10, Schweizerzug will increase rail services from Frenkendorf and the Port of Antwerp from two to three weekly roundtrips in an effort to alleviate capacity constraints while improving rail capacity for 2019, according to a release from the Swiss company this week.

The expansion of services directly impacts importers, exporters, and shippers as the Swiss rail freight operator continues providing alternative methods of transportation. More recently, the Swiss company has provided daily services from Frenkendorf train terminal and Niederglatt.

Additionally, three weekly services will continue to the Port of Rotterdam as well as the Port of Antwerp through German hub in Neuss.

Roman Mayer, CEO of Schweizerzug AG, commented:

“We are excited about this next step in Schweizerzug’s ongoing expansion to offer our customers more connectivity and services between Switzerland and Antwerp. Shippers in both Switzerland and neighboring regions will profit from our reliable and time-saving rail services.”

“The events of the past few months have underscored yet again just how vital rail is – and will remain – for the transport of goods. Schweizerzug plans to continue further developing its range of transport products to meet market demand with the very best level of service available.”

Source: Schweizerzug