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Capstone Logistics Reduces Driver Dwell Time with Direct Bill Program

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has streamlined the unloading payment process by implementing a Direct Bill program that reduces driver dwell time at their partners' distribution centers by an average of 30 minutes. It also enables contactless payments at these facilities for improved driver safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Typically, a truck driver is notified of unloading fees upon check-in at a warehouse and is responsible for paying the amount by cash or Comchek. Issuing and processing payment happens upon completion of the unload, where significant dwell time can occur.

With Direct Bill, Capstone's contracted carriers can bypass payment altogether at select Capstone-supported sites. This provides unique value for shippers that leverage Capstone's integrated freight management and warehouse services.

Benefits for carriers include:
* Reduction in dwell time and detention
* Eliminates risk of not getting reimbursed
* Less hassle dealing with receipts
* Safe, contactless payment during the COVID-19 pandemic

Benefits for shippers include:
* Faster unloading leads to shipper of choice status and carrier retention
* Streamlined payments that reduce wasted time and resources
* Less risk of fraudulent receipts or billing disputes

Capstone partners that have implemented Direct Bill have seen notable results. For example, one multinational food manufacturer reduced their average unload time by 21 percent.

"Capstone touches nearly seven million loads annually. This means that we have the unique ability to partner with our high-volume vendors to drastically reduce dwell times for carriers," said Chris Ricciardi, President of Freight Management at Capstone. "A better experience for drivers through Direct Bill not only improves their quality of life and ability to generate revenue, it helps us drive carrier retention and reduce supply chain waste."

About Capstone Logistics

Capstone Logistics is the leader in providing specialized, technology-enabled solutions for the most challenging supply chains. Powered by an interconnected platform, Capstone creates end-to-end efficiencies and cost-savings that help suppliers, distributers, and retailers exceed customer expectations. From performance-driven labor solutions to high-touch transportation and fulfillment, Capstone delivers the scale, accountability, and continuity that enables modern supply chains to compete in an ever-evolving environment.

Learn more at https://www.capstonelogistics.com/

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KLLM Transport Services Rolling Out One of the Largest Driver Pay Increases in Company History

JACKSON, Miss. -- KLLM Transport Services (KLLM), one of the leading temperature-controlled, truckload carriers in North America, is set to roll out one of the largest driver pay increases in company history over the coming weeks.

"The resolve and determination of our KLLM company drivers and independent contractors throughout the last year has been remarkable," said Jim Richards, KLLM President and CEO. "They have kept America moving throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis by keeping food and pharmaceuticals stocked and on the shelves despite unprecedented challenges. We are proud of these men and women, and this pay package increase only further solidifies KLLM as one of top carriers in the nation for driver compensation."

Over-the-Road and Regional Independent Contractors will see their compensation potential each month increase more than 9 percent with their fuel surcharge now covering all compensated miles, loaded and empty. This will put the average Over-the-Road Independent Contractor compensated mile at more than $1.05/mile. For Regional Independent Contractors, this puts the average compensated mile at more than $1.38/mile.

Additionally, Over-the-Road and Regional Company Drivers will see their earning potential each month increase more than 8 percent with the new pay package, which puts all starting company drivers at the earning potential of at least 52 cents/mile.

With more than 55 years of exceptional service, KLLM partners with some of the largest brands in America each day within the lower 48 states and with service into Mexico. To learn more about KLLM please visit https://www.kllm.com/

About KLLM Transportation Services

KLLM Transportation Services (KLLM) is one of the largest and most prestigious truckload, temperature-controlled carriers in North America with services also into Mexico. Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., KLLM offers a range of transportation solutions including Over-the-Road (OTR), Regional, Dedicated, Intermodal, and Logistics. KLLM delivers unrivaled service to some of North America's largest brands each day and has done so for more than 55 years since its founding in 1962. You can learn more about KLLM by visiting https://www.kllm.com/.

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Oded Carmi Elected to Executive Committee of International Association of Movers

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. -- At the recent 58th Annual International Association of Movers' (IAM) Meeting, Mr. Oded Carmi, President of DN Van Lines, was voted into the IAM Executive Committee as a Governing Member-at Large for a one-year term. The IAM Executive Committee is the governing body of the International Association of Movers.

The International Association of Movers is the moving and forwarding industry's largest global trade association representing over 2000 member companies that provide moving, forwarding, shipping, logistics and related services in over 170 countries.

Each of the four Governing Members-at-Large serves as Chair of a Standing Committee. Oded has been appointed the Chair IAM's Claims Committee as well as serving as the Co-Chair of IAM's Domestic Asset Based Committee (US-DAB).

In addition to his IAM Executive Committee duties and functions as Member-at-large, Mr. Carmi also serves on the Executive Committee of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Moving & Storage Conference and is 1st Vice President of the Massachusetts Movers Association.

Of his dedicated commitment to the industry, quite evident in his involvement with IAM, Mr. Carmi shares: "The International Association of Movers addresses specific needs of an industry made up primarily of small to medium-sized businesses domestically and abroad. In the United Stated the industry provides over $10 billion of direct wage employment to Americans."

He adds, "I owe a great deal to the industry associations like IAM that have paved the way for the successful business that DN Van Lines has become. Not only does it make sense to give back to the industry, but it also provides me with a way to contribute to guiding IAM in their mission of service to their members."

His new role at the IAM comes at a time when US asset-based movers have been getting renewed focus and attention. Being an asset-based mover himself, he understands the challenges and struggles of the group: "As asset-based movers, we invest in trucks, warehouses, equipment but most importantly in people. Like most businesses, we are faced with regulatory and environmental challenges which are accelerating change at an exponential pace. We can try to go at it alone, but it makes much better sense to collaborate to solve common issues and develop shared resources through an association like IAM."

Some 99% of all businesses in the U.S. are considered small businesses, according to Small Business Trends Magazine. Representing the needs of these small businesses is at the heart of Mr. Carmi's goals.

To learn more about DN Van Lines visit: https://dnvanlines.com

To learn more about International Association of Movers visit: https://iamovers.org

About DN Van Lines:

DN Van Lines, based in Northborough, Massachusetts and Jacksonville, Florida is a U.S. Domestic Asset Based Mover, one of over 25 million entrepreneurial small businesses that invest in, provide employment and power America. DN Van Lines provides worldwide moving, relocation and logistics services to private consumers, government, and corporate transferees. It is especially proud of its close working relationship with US Transportation Management Command in a common mission to provide strategic moving services to uniformed military service members and their families.

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New Chelle Trucking and Logistics Website Enhances Shippers’ Digital Experience

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Chelle Trucking & Logistics, an exciting new provider of supply chain solutions across North America, today is excited to announce the launch of the company's new website at www.chelletrucking.com. The refreshed website displays a modern look and feel, and more importantly, gives shippers and carriers access to even more solutions and resources they need to succeed in today's changing world.

Chelle Trucking CEO, Ronice Harrison, said: "At Chelle Trucking and Logistics, we always try to be at the forefront of innovation, so we are committed to delivering an unmatched digital experience for those who seek our expertise in moving freight. This update to ChelleTrucking.com is just the latest example of how we put customer satisfaction at the forefront of everything we do."

The new website reflects the constant evolution of Chelle Trucking, its technology, and its identity as a leader in innovative freight management solutions for the shipping industry.

Customers can easily learn about the technology and expertise that sets the company apart and benefit from enhancements to the site which include:

* the MacroPoint freight matching system, a digital marketplace giving shippers instant access to more extensive and flexible capacity options

* improved navigation that lets shippers and carriers quickly find resources and get loads moving within 24 to 48 hours

* a brand new Knowledge Base with resources to help customers make important supply chain decisions

* easy access to the entire spectrum of Chelle Trucking's logistics solutions that include warehousing, dispatch, full truckload and LTL shipping, dedicated lanes and spot lanes, vehicle transport and more

More information on the company's freight management solutions and new website: https://www.chelletrucking.com.

About Chelle Trucking & Logistics

Chelle Trucking & Logistics is an innovative freight delivery and logistics provider based in Atlanta, Georgia. They combine cutting-edge technology and decades of industry expertise to transport goods throughout North America at a fraction of the cost charged by larger brokerage companies.

In partnership with their non-profit, Land We Love, they donate a portion of each and every truckload moved to education programs in Jamaica and hunger relief programs in Georgia. To learn more about their approach and charitable missions, visit https://www.chelletrucking.com/, or reach out via info@chelletrucking.com or 1-888-341-7983.

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LoadDelivered Logistics Rebrands to Capstone Logistics and Strengthens Integration Between Warehousing and Transportation Divisions

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- LoadDelivered Logistics, a leading food and beverage specialized third-party logistics (3PL) company, announced today that it is rebranding following its acquisition by Capstone Logistics. The company will now operate as Capstone Logistics' freight management solution.

Founded in 2008, LoadDelivered has a large, diverse network of carriers and long-standing relationships with Fortune 500 manufacturers and retailers. Capstone Logistics acquired the company in 2018 to support its strategic expansion into freight brokerage services.

"This rebrand reinforces what we've been working on for the past two years, which is unlocking significant long-term value for partners through our integration with Capstone's warehousing, last mile, and payment solutions," said Chris Ricciardi, President of LoadDelivered. "Our connected services and technology help reduce costs, provide unique value-add, and mitigate risks for both our shipper and carrier partners."

Capstone's expanded transportation management capabilities for shippers, retailers, distributors, and carriers include:

* End-to-end operational continuity

* Bid management technology

* Dynamic dock scheduling

* Touchless payment and automated settlement for drivers

* Driver dwell time reduction

* Last mile delivery services

"This announcement marks a major milestone in our company's evolution," said Steve Taylor, CEO of Capstone Logistics. "The Capstone brand now unifies our expanded capabilities as we continue our mission to provide service and value through innovation. Looking ahead, our focus is on leveraging our integrated brand to drive growth as a holistic supply chain partner."

About Capstone Logistics

Capstone Logistics is the leader in providing specialized, technology-enabled solutions for the most challenging supply chains. Powered by an interconnected platform, Capstone creates end-to-end efficiencies and cost-savings that help suppliers, distributers, and retailers exceed customer expectations. From performance-driven labor solutions to high-touch transportation and fulfillment, Capstone delivers the scale, accountability, and continuity that enables modern supply chains to compete in an ever-evolving environment.

For more information, visit: https://www.capstonelogistics.com/

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Priority Express Rebrands as Capstone Logistics to Meet Last Mile Demand During Pandemic

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- Priority Express, a logistics company in the courier and last mile delivery industry, announced today that it is rebranding following its acquisition by Capstone Logistics. The company will now operate as Capstone Logistics' last mile fulfillment solution.

Founded in 1994, Priority Express has long-standing relationships with partners in the North-East and Mid-Atlantic regions. In 2019, Capstone acquired the company to expand upon its existing last mile capabilities. As COVID-19 continues to impact consumer behavior, Capstone's now fully integrated solution aims to help partners meet their customers' evolving expectations and increased demand.

"Integration with Capstone's warehousing and transportation divisions enables us to rapidly expand our services and geographic footprint," said Jon Rydel, President of Capstone's last mile division. "Looking ahead, our focus is on leveraging this interconnected entity and our operational expertise to accelerate growth within the last mile sector."

Capstone's last mile services include:

* Expedited freight/distribution and reverse logistics at cross-docking facilities for pick-up and delivery of shipments requiring consolidation, repackaging, and/or sorting

* Scheduled, same-day, and next-day delivery for partners requiring fast, secure, and time critical shipments of highly sensitive items

* On-demand or STAT medical delivery which ensures dependable delivery service 24/7/365, exceeding competitor's on-time performance

Capstone has the ability to plug into and automate any segment of customers' networks. A proprietary logistics platform and mobile tracking app provide data-driven visibility, control, and workforce management for all parties within a network. Additionally, strategically placed cross dock facilities and an operational management system create cost efficiencies and reduce transit times.

"Having a reliable, direct-to-customer delivery solution has never been more critical," said Steve Taylor, CEO of Capstone Logistics. "Especially given recent challenges in the supply chain, our partners must navigate heightened customer expectations. They need to know that their products will reach the destination on time, every time. Our last mile solution gives customers complete visibility and control, providing them the assurance they need during these challenging times."

About Capstone Logistics

Capstone Logistics is the leader in providing specialized, technology-enabled solutions for the most challenging supply chains. Powered by an interconnected platform, Capstone creates end-to-end efficiencies and cost-savings that help suppliers, distributers, and retailers exceed customer expectations. From performance-driven labor solutions to high-touch transportation and fulfillment, Capstone delivers the scale, accountability, and continuity that enables modern supply chains to compete in an ever-evolving environment.

For more information, visit: https://www.capstonelogistics.com/

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RYPOS releases CARB Verified Diesel Particulate Filter for Carrier X4 models 7300 and 7500

FRANKLIN, Mass. -- RYPOS, Inc., developer, and manufacturer of advanced exhaust filtration systems that reduce particulate matter (PM) from diesel engines, is pleased to announce the release of an active, self-cleaning Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) for Carrier X4 models 7300 and 7500, 2013 and newer.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations require that engines < 25 HP must meet T4F standards seven years after the engine Model Year (MY 2020 and beyond). Since their release in 2013 the Carrier X4 models have been powered by engines rated < 25hp. To continue to operate legally in the State of California, the 2013 models must be CARB compliant by December 31, 2020.

The Rypos DPF for Carrier X4 series TRU's is a the most cost-effective way to meet CARB's Level 3+ PM reduction standards. The Rypos Active DPF monitors time and back pressure and automatically initiates regeneration requiring no driver intervention while ensuring that the filter is clean independent of exhaust temperature.

The X4 DPF is designed for efficient retrofit, with a simple replacement of the existing exhaust system. Once installed, the Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) are CARB compliant for life. Rypos has an installed base of over 12,000 filters on a variety of Thermo King and Carrier TRU's. The filters are utilized by large national refrigerated fleets as well as small owner-operators and supported by a trained nationwide dealer network.

RYPOS (www.rypos.com/) is a privately held company with operations in Franklin, Massachusetts. They have designed and developed several leading-edge diesel exhaust filtration products for small and large engines that utilize their patented electrical regeneration strategy and technology.

Learn more at: https://www.rypos.com/

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Jim Fitzhugh Promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer for Brooks Transfer & Storage

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Brooks Transfer & Storage is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Fitzhugh as the organization's next president and chief executive officer. Fitzhugh brings to the position 25 years of experience, a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the Moving & Storage industry.

Prior to joining Brooks Transfer & Storage, Jim started his career in sales and operations from the ground up, eventually holding the titles of VP of Sales & Marketing and General Manager with full P&L responsibility. Jim is mostly recognized by his ability to implement and manage new processes that contribute to the overall health and growth of the enterprise. Over the years, Jim has moved his family several times to advance his career, but is looking forward to settling in and calling Virginia Beach home, as well as contributing to the continued success of Brooks Transfer & Storage.

Fitzhugh is taking over from Jeff Brooks, who has served as president and CEO since 1998 and is now assuming the role of Chairman.

Jeff is the 5th generation of the Brooks family to run and own the company. "I have been working at the company my Great-Great Grand Dad founded since I was in middle school and I look forward to my new role overseeing the company as Chairman. Jim's background in business process and customer satisfaction, coupled with our excellent team leaders and dedicated staff will ensure that Brooks Transfer & Storage enjoys continued success," says Brooks.

Fitzhugh feels that this is a tremendous opportunity to contribute in building the sustainability and growth of the business. "Success requires a keen understanding of business fundamentals while focusing on mentoring and empowering our team to deliver superior customer experiences. I look forward to advancing our employees skills and growing the business."

About Brooks Transfer & Storage Co., Inc.

A professional full-service moving company headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA serving families and businesses throughout Hampton Roads for over 141 years. In 1878, the Brooks family began the business as movers helping people transport their belongings. As one of United Van Lines founding agents, Brooks is one of the most experienced moving companies in the country.

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Ward North American and Move For Hunger Renew Partnership to Fight Hunger As Food Insecurity Levels Rise in U.S.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Ward North American, a national moving company with more than 40 years' experience, announced it has renewed its partnership with Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization. As a partner, Ward North American will continue to support Move For Hunger's efforts to fight hunger and reduce food waste.

Due to the current pandemic and economic crisis, many families have been left struggling to put food on the table and are turning to food banks in record numbers. The Move For Hunger and Ward North American collaboration will help food banks across the country meet the unprecedented demand they are facing.

People throw away a lot of things when they move, including perfectly good food - food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than just left behind. With this simple observation, Move For Hunger was born and in 2009 they started building a network among relocation professionals to collect those food items and deliver them to food banks across the country. The network has grown to now include more than 1,000 moving companies, many of the world's leading relocation management companies, and more than 1,500 multi-family apartment communities.

To date, Move For Hunger's network has collected and delivered more than 19 million pounds of food - providing 15.8 million meals.

As members of the Move For Hunger network, Ward North American and their multiple locations educate their customers about the issues of hunger and food waste and encourage them to donate their unopened, non-perishable food items on moving day. The service is free to their customers and turns every move into an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. They also provide Move For Hunger with additional support by organizing food drives and by assisting with transportation for larger food recovery efforts. In June 2020, Ward North American was recognized for their extraordinary dedication to fighting hunger and named Move For Hunger's Mover of the Month.

"Ward North American has been a valuable partner since 2015 and their support has never been more important than it is right now," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "They recently assisted with our pandemic relief efforts and delivered more than 24,000 pounds of food to various social service organizations throughout Texas. We are extremely grateful for all their hard work and proud to call them our partner."

"During this pandemic, our local food banks and community organizations that provide meals and food for those in need, are under tremendous pressure" said Kevin Ankenbauer, President of Ward North American." Our partnership with Move for Hunger has helped us provide increased support to these critical resources in our communities"

Through the support of partners like Ward North American, Move For Hunger can continue to feed more and empower more to fight for the families, children, seniors, and vulnerable communities who lack reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://moveforhunger.org/.

About Ward North American:

Ward North American is a nationally recognized provider of household goods moving and storage services. Through unparalleled recruiting practices, training processes and quality assurance measures, Ward North American strives to redefine the industry with every move. Ward North American has proudly represented northAmerican Van Lines for over 40 years. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Ward North American operates from five locations across Texas. Ward North American employs a staff of 350 and operates a dedicated national fleet of over 110 drivers. Find out more at https://www.wardnorthamerican.com/.

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Nationwide auto transportation firm releases new case study highlighting company’s award-winning services

MIAMI, Fla. -- A new case study from a top U.S. vehicle transporter details the rapid rise of RCC Auto Transport, one of the largest and most trusted providers of auto transportation and car shipping services in the country.

RCC Auto Transport, LTD employed the services of an outside firm to create a six-page case study detailing industrial trends and the company's 17-year history specializing in vehicle transportation and consultation services within the shipping industry.

The conclusion: RCC's success hinges on the company's unparalleled ability to build and maintain lasting business relationships while delivering superior customer service.

RCC Auto Transport, the 8th fastest growing business in the state of Florida according to Crain's Business, has grown to become one of the largest auto transporters in the country thanks to relationships with major clients like North American Van Lines, Allied Van Lines, Graebel van Lines, Move Management, Unigroup, Mayflower, and United Van Lines, Volkswagen, General Motors, and Chrysler. Clients also include a wide range of new and used car dealerships, auction organizers, auto financing companies, and individual car owners.

To accommodate their growth, the company recently expanded its portfolio of services to include premium retail service while improving their website and their business-to-business platform, Miles Ahead.

RCC Auto Transport Ltd has been recognized with numerous awards, including the prestigious Patriot Award in 2020 in recognition of the team's commitment to serving as a Military Support Employer.

The report's conclusion: RCC Auto Transport is a reliable car transport service provider that can be trusted to ship vehicles to the customers' desired destination, with responsive customer service along the way.

"RCC Auto Transport LTD is a remarkable company and a tenacious shipping industry player," the case study reports. "Their achievements in the auto transport industry have made them pacesetters with amazing contributions."

RCC Auto Transport, located at 20340 NE 15th Ct. in Miami, maintains the expertise and equipment to move a wide range of vehicle types owned by individuals or companies, from sedans to trucks and from RVs to commercial vehicles. The company can move vehicles to a new home across the country or for college students attending out-of-state universities, military relocations, snowbirds, and online car buyers looking for door-to-door auto transport of new and used car purchases, with the option for enclosed moves for antique vehicles.

The company is licensed, bonded, and insured, operating under U.S. DOT NO. 2247043 and MC #717985.

To request an instant quote for transportation services online any time of day or night, go to https://rccautotransport.com/get-an-instant-quote.

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