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Core Building Materials addresses increasing construction, trucking issues with sound operations and management practices

“We’re in both the trucking and construction businesses,” says Len Cicciarelli, who heads up operations and management for Core Building Materials. “In several ways, it’s becoming more challenging for us. We’re not a logistics company, but we are dealing with many of the same issues as trucking companies, including an increasing amount of regulation.” A

Respect, investment and a focus on safety create a winning culture at Halvor Lines

Headquartered in Superior, Wisc., Halvor Lines is often referred to as the “Superior Fleet,” a nickname it aims to live up to every day. “We’re always implementing new ways to make the lives of our drivers and customers better,” says Adam Lang, the fleet’s chief risk officer. “Our aim is nothing less than to transform

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Nonstop operation: Trans-West Group meets the demands of a specialized market niche

Trans-West Group is in an enviable position. “We are growing with our customers, and sometimes the demand for our services actually outpaces the freight carrying capacity we can supply,” says André Boisvert, co-owner and vice president of technology and development. “That’s because we offer a highly specialized service. However, it takes a transportation system that

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A&R Logistics is staying ahead of the curve

“We’re growing fast to accommodate the expansion in U.S. manufacturing,” says Scot McQuilkin, vice president of maintenance at A&R Logistics. “However, we need to make sure our growth is smart. We need to meet customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations by staying ahead of the curve without cutting corners, so we’re making substantial strategic investments

Armellini Express Lines: Safer drivers in safer trucks

Now in his 50th year in the trucking business, Jeff Drury could easily sit back and talk at length about the many changes he’s seen when it comes to trucks. For the vice president of risk management, safety and human resources at Armellini Express Lines, however, there’s no time for reflection. “Today, it’s all about

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Brown Transportation invests in equipment and people

It’s not unusual to hear trucking companies talk about how they provide high-quality service to customers, and that they strive everyday to meet their needs and expectations. In the case of Brown Transportation, those goals are being met with an apparently successful approach. “We’re very diverse, which helps us weather any changes in the business

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Sweet rewards: Sugar Foods Corp. is using technology to operate safely and efficiently

Trucking operations measure success in many ways, and for Sugar Foods Corp., the numbers paint a very favorable picture. The private fleet, for example, has a 94.5% on-time delivery rate, an empty mileage rate of only .01% and driver turnover of less than 10%. The Sugar Foods fleet has also been recognized by the National

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How Melton Truck Lines improves operations, enhances safety

“We don’t make equipment decisions without taking financial considerations into account, but we always look first at the safety and driver benefits a technology may offer,” says Russ Elliott, senior vice president of operations for Melton Truck Lines. “ROI is important but it’s not generally our first concern. “It’s not getting any easier to find

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How the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s fleet helps those in need

“We watch our bottom line like any other business,” says Mark Quandt, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. “As a non-profit agency, it’s just as important for us to make cost-effective fleet decisions as it is for companies that use trucks in for-profit businesses with pick-up and delivery operations, or

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How Central Freight Lines built an optimum LTL, distribution network

In mid-February of this year, Central Freight Lines announced plans to purchase Wilson Trucking, effectively expanding its terminal network by 50% and extending its operating area to include the entire southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico. “The Wilson Trucking network of 26 terminals in the southeast matched up with our western and southwestern footprint of 56

Redbank Transport meets demands with the right specs

When it comes to demanding operating conditions, Redbank Transport’s trucks and drivers have it much tougher than a typical linehaul or over-the-road fleet, and in some ways even harder than many vocational operations. “We do a lot of off-road work hauling coal, fertilizer, road salt, construction materials and demolition debris,” explains Co-Owner Dave Jackson. “Backing

Partnership value: Food Express leverages supplier relationships to meet customer needs

After nearly 35 years in the trucking business, Kevin Keeney believes strongly that the only way to remain successful is to meet customer needs. It’s an approach the vice president of Food Express applies in different areas of the bulk hauler’s operation. Founded in 1983 by Keeney and his parents, Walter and Joanna, Food Express