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August 7, 2017 - Industry News

Food Transporter Group Launches Food Safety Compliance Tool

Photo via ATA

American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference has launched an online self-assessment tool to help fleets stay compliant with new Food Safety Modernization Act rules for food handling and safety.

Tags: ATA, Online Tool, Food and Beverage Fleets, FSMA

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

How the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Change Trucking

New market trends, including the recent Amazon acquistion of Whole Foods, are creating opportunites for fleets willing to rethink pickup and last-mile delivery. Photo: Tiger Cool Express

Opportunities are on the horizon for fleets willing to embrace new market trends and rethink some aspects of their operations, according to logistics experts Tom Finkbiner and Ted Prince, founders of Tiger Cool Express.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Retail Sales, Amazon.com, Intermodal, ELDs, Food and Beverage Fleets, Last Mile Delivery, Tiger Cool Express, FSMA

July 13, 2017 - Industry News

Beverage Distributor's Event Recorders Reducing Dents and Dings

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Bellevue, Wash.-based Odom Corp. has added a video telematics system to its fleet of 354 beverage delivery trucks to nudge its drivers toward safer driving habits and improve its branding.

Tags: Drivers, Winter Driving, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, Food and Beverage Fleets, Delivery Fleets

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Kroger Cuts Collision Rate in Half with Video Telematics

Among other benefits, video proved to be a high-value piece of evidence to exonerate Kroger drivers. Photo: Lytx

The Kroger Co. has begun rolling out video telematics to its fleet of more than 1,200 tractor-trailers, and has already seen a significant reduction in collisions, handheld phone use, and unbelted drivers.

Tags: Accident Management, Kroger, Food and Beverage Fleets, Telematics, Lytx, Risk Management, Drivers, Video Event Recorders, Private Fleets

June 12, 2017 - Product News

FourKites Real-Time Temperature Tracking Helps Shippers Stay FSMA-Compliant

FourKite's solution allows shippers to track load temperatures in real time. Image via FourKites.

FourKites has launched a new real-time temperature and location tracking solution for shippers, allowing users to monitor shipment temperatures and ensure compliance across the supply chain.

Tags: Shippers, Asset Tracking, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers, FourKites

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold Helps Fight Hunger by Donating Reefer Units

Tom Ondo (left), vice president & general manager, Americas Truck/Trailer/Rail, and Jon Shaw (right), director, Global Communications & Sustainability, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems, present a $150,000 check to Bill Thomas, chief supply chain officer, Feeding America. Photo: Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold has announced a program to donate $150,000 worth of truck and trailer refrigeration units to individual food banks in the Feeding America network.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Charity, Reefers, Donations, Food and Beverage Fleets

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Online List Tracks Carriers in Compliance with Upcoming Food Safety Rule

Image via UFSTP website

TransComply, the manager of the Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol, has launched an online public listing of motor carriers that have complied with all the requirements for participation in the program.

Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, TransComply

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

Roadrunner Forms Temperature-Controlled Carrier

Roadrunner Transportation announced the formation of Roadrunner Temperature Controlled, combining two transportation providers, M. Bruenger and R&M Transportation into a single company offering temperature-controlled solutions.

Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, axle, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

February 27, 2017 - Product News

Great Dane Reveals Smart Trailer Concept at TMC Meeting

Great Dane is presenting three new product features at the TMC Annual Meeting and Technology Exhibition, including a new smart trailer concept, antimicrobial interior reefer liners, and a stronger rear impact guard.

Tags: Telematics, Trailers, Great Dane, Food and Beverage Fleets, Rear Impact Guards

December 22, 2016 - Industry News

Private Equity Firm Buys Utah-Based Refrigerated Carriers

KJM Capital, an Orlando, Fla.-based private equity firm, has acquired refrigerated carriers Interide Transport and Blue Sky Logistics in separate transactions.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

TransComply Launches Carrier Food-Safety Compliance Tool

The Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol is available now for use by motor carriers to comply with mandates from shippers and their broker agents under the new Food and Drug Administration rule for sanitary transportation of human and animal food, according to TransComply.

Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, TransComply, Refrigerated Trailers

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Installs Internal Electronic Trailer-Locking System

The Power In-Lock mounts to the inside of the trailer and is operated and tracked remotely by KLLM. Image via KLLM YouTube

Temperature-controlled truckload carrier KLLM Transport Services has announced that it is installing Power In-Lock internal locking systems on its fleet of trailers.

Tags: Security, Trailers, Cargo Theft, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

April 5, 2016 - Industry News

FDA Reveals Final Rule for Hauling Food Safely

Final FDA Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule differs in numerous ways from the agency's original proposal.

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Feb. 5 that it has finalized a rule that will require certain shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail vehicle, and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of that food.

Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Fontaine Opens F-650/F-750 Upfitting Center in Ohio

Photo of 2016 F-750 truck courtesy of Ford.

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has opened a modification center in Avon Lake, Ohio, to provide modifications for Ford's 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks, including an exclusive tractor package for beverage fleets, the truck upfitter has announced.

Tags: Ford, Fontaine Modification, Ford F-650, Food and Beverage Fleets, Ship-Thru, Vocational Trucks, Vehicle Modifiers, Truck Equipment

December 1, 2015 - Industry News

CarrierWeb Launches FMSA Information Site for Food Haulers

via CarrierWeb

CarrierWeb, has launched a website dedicated to providing food haulers with information and analysis about the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, CarrierWeb

November 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ryder Extends Beverage Fleet Lease to 10 Years

Photo of refridgerated Freightliner straight truck courtesy of Ryder.

Ryder System will begin offering 10-year full-service leases to beverage fleets to meet that industry's need for a longer lease term with trucks that accumulate less annual mileage, the company has announced.

Tags: Truck Leasing, Ryder System, Food and Beverage Fleets

October 30, 2015 - Industry News

NYC Beer Distributor Adds CNG Volvo Tractors

Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks.

Manhattan Beer Distributors recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet.

Tags: CNG, Volvo Trucks, Food and Beverage Fleets

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

KLLM Driving School Offers 18-Day Training Program

The new KLLM Driving Academy in Lancaster, Texas. Photo: KLLM

Temperature-controlled truckload carrier KLLM Transport Services has partnered with Cedar Valley College to open a new KLLM Driving Academy in Lancaster, Texas, for state residents.

Tags: Texas, Truck Driving Schools, Food and Beverage Fleets, Driver Training, CDL

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Sysco Ends Merger Agreement With US Foods

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Sysco has terminated its merger with US Foods after the Federal Trade Commission’s request for preliminary injunction to block the deal was granted.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sysco, Food and Beverage Fleets

February 23, 2015 - Industry News

FTC Looks to Stop Merger Combining Two of Nation’s Largest Private Fleets

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint charging that the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide and in 32 local markets for foodservice distribution services.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Fleets, Sysco, Food and Beverage Fleets

January 12, 2015 - Product News

Frozen Foods Fleet to Install Forward LED Lighting on 700 Trucks

Photo: KLLM

KLLM-Frozen Food Express announced that it would be installing Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all of its new trucks. It will begin installing the lighting on all 2016 Freightliner and Volvo models, nearly 700 trucks.

Tags: Truck-Lite, LED Lighting, Food and Beverage Fleets, Lighting

December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Beverage Fleets Raised Fuel Economy 13 Percent in 4 Years

Photo via XL Hybrids.

Beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13% since 2010, according to recent findings by the American Beverage Association.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Alternative Fuels, Food and Beverage Fleets

December 1, 2014 - Industry News

Golden State Foods Opens 'Green' Distribution Center

The SafeConnect electric standby connection system: Photo via Golden State Foods.

Golden State Foods opened a new 158,000-square-foot Chicago distribution center that is LEED Gold Certified for environmental efficiency and sustainability, a first for Golden State Foods and McDonald’s distribution.

Tags: Chicago, McDonald's, Distribution, Food and Beverage Fleets, Sustainability, Trailers

October 27, 2014 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Beefs Up Hybrid Van Fleet

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

The Coca-Cola Company plans to more than double the number of hybrid full-size vans in its service fleet by early 2015 and eventually reach a 10 percent replacement level for the fleet.

Tags: Coca-Cola, XL Hybrids, Chevrolet Express, Full-Size Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Food and Beverage Fleets

October 2, 2014 - Industry News

Little Caesars Hires New VP of Distribution

Little Caesars Pizza has hired industry veteran Vic Versino as the company’s new vice president of North American distribution for Blue Line Foodservice, a subsidiary of Little Caesars.

Tags: People, Distribution, Food and Beverage Fleets

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