Wolfsburg Mayor in Chattanooga

The former mayor of Chattanooga’s newest sister city flew to the city last week to meet with outgoing Mayor Ron Littlefield before Littlefield leaves office next month. On the eve of his 4,500-mile trip to Chattanooga, former Wolfsburg Mayor Rolf Schnellecke also greeted a delegation of Chattanooga business leaders in his hometown in Germany. Schnellecke,… Read more »

Kenco’s Kristi Montgomery presenting on 3PL Technology Integration at Aberdeen SCM Summit

Kenco’s Kristi Montgomery, vice president, IT, will discuss “3PL Technology Integration” at the upcoming Aberdeen Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit, taking place April 9–10, 2013 in Chicago. Montgomery will identify issues that companies should address when transitioning to a new 3PL partner. Along with other IT leaders, she will explore how technology integration and data… Read more »

Congratulations are in order to our Hayward, Sacramento, Stockton, California client!

California Warehouse President Receives IWLA Distinguished Service Award The International Warehouse Logistics Association recently presented its 2013 Distinguished Service and Leadership Award to Jere Van Puffelen, CLP, president of PRISM Team Services, Inc., in Danville, Calif. The Distinguished Service and Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership and service to IWLA and to the warehouse-based third-party logistics… Read more »

Reasons for Selecting 3PLs Are Changing

Third-party logistics providers continue to be the recipients of outsourcing requirements and have grown to provide a critical business capability, but the business rationale in selecting an outsourcing part­ner appears to be changing. The use of 3PLs remains com­pelling, with shipping compa­nies continuing to report pro­ductivity gains – along with cost reduction and service enhancement… Read more »

Logistics Market Snapshot March 2013

Logistics Market Snapshot MARCH2013 Some selected encouraging statistics this month: U.S.wineries set a record for imports last year with $1.43 billion in revenues, up 2.6% year-over-year. The volume of wine shipments reached 424.6 million liters or 47.2 million cases.  (Source: Wine Institute) The American craft beer industry set a new record for exports in 2012…. Read more »

Our Chicago client (Midwest Warehouse) Expansion on Diehl Road in Naperville, IL

Midwest Warehouse is pleased to announce that construction is underway for the expansion of its 2885 Diehl Road, Naperville, ILfacility, following the ground breaking July 2, 2012. Members of the Executive Management team were onsite to commemorate the event. Dave Borkowski, Operations Manager with Midwest Warehouse, says the 177,357 sq. ft. expansion to its facility… Read more »

Hour of Reckoning for Truck Driver Hours of Service

Trucking and shipping interests and consumer advocates alike urged the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn the latest truck driver hours of service rule Friday, repeatedly calling the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its latest truck driver work rules “irrational,” a charge the FMCSA tried to refute. Truck Driver Work Rules The new truck driver work… Read more »

Here are some noteworthy news from UTi Integrated Logistics:

Air News: The European branch of airport trade body Airports Council International (ACI) reports 1.9% growth in freight traffic in January – the first positive figure for European airports in the cargo sector in nearly two years. It is no secret that the air cargo industry faces many challenges – especially financial, warns Tony Tyler,… Read more »