Posts Tagged “United Fresh Produce Association”

Allen Lund Company, Locus Traxx are Finalists in New Product Competition

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GAtks0314 066Two transportation related companies are among several organizations that have been named as New Product Award finalists by the United Fresh Production Association.  The winner will be honored at the association’s annul convention and expo in Chicago June 10-13.

Allen Lund Co.

The customizable truck load transportation management software (TMS) is designed to simplify and streamline the tendering and tracking of freight.   The ALC  software provides the option to simply and quickly award a load directly to a shipper’s carrier, create a spot bid that goes to your selected carriers, or use the custom routing guide feature to award the load to a carrier based on pre-loaded contract rates. You can maintain both historical and current routing / pricing guides for all your contract carriers.

The Allen Lund Company was established in 1976 and  is a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 390 employees working with shippers and carriers across the nation providing transport for dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight. Additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a Logistics & Software division, ALC Logistics, as well as an International division.

Locus Traxx

Disposable by design, the SmartTraxx GO by Locus Traxx Worldwide of Jupiter, FL  is the temp-recorder done better. Pull the tab, instantly temperature and location data begin streaming in real-time to the cloud. Complete visibility at your fingertips, in transit and at the dock.

The OverSight™ system blends sophisticated SmartTraxx™ telematics with innovative, SmartTag™ wireless sensors to continuously monitor and instantly send data on shipment temperature, door security and location from shipments on the road to your computer or Smartphone.

When any issue is detected, Intelligent Alert text and email messages are automatically sent.  This gives you and your team the information you need, when you need it.

No driver involvement.  No power required.  Simply put the sytem in place and it will start notifiying you of shipment details.


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Webinar on Produce Trucking is Scheduled

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By the United Fresh Produce Association

The North American Produce Transportation Working Group (NAPTWG) will 102_0248host a webinar on produce transportation best practices on Wednesday, July 18 at 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET. The session will give an overview of the best practices and delve into the roles and responsibilities of the shipper, carrier and receiver in facilitating a seamless, safe, and sustainable global supply-chain. Speakers include industry veterans with varied perspectives: Dan Vaché, vice president of supply chain management, United Fresh; Doug Stoiber, vice president, L&M Transportation Services, Inc.; Jim Gordon, operations manager, Ippolito Fruit & Produce LTD.; and Doug Nelson, special services manager, Blue Book Services, Inc. A question and answer period will follow the presentation and the session will be posted on the website as a resource.
“As summer quickly approaches, the webinar will be especially valuable to anyone involved in the movement of perishables and refrigerated cargo via truck,” said Dan Vaché, vice president of supply chain management for United Fresh. “It’s vital that the entire industry be on the same page when dealing with the movement of fresh fruits and vegetables. We need to ensure the cold chain remains intact and to prevent complications in the distribution and delivery of our fresh and wholesome products.”
Registration is complimentary to all interested parties. Register now!

This is the first in a series of educational webinars the NAPTWG will hold. For more information, please visit the NAPTWG website, or contact Dan Vaché, vice president of supply chain management, at 425-629-6271.
The North American Produce Transportation Working Group (NAPTWG) is comprised of more than 25 national and regional produce industry associations, transportation service providers, grower/shippers and perishable receivers. In cooperation with United Fresh Produce Association, NAPTWG works to provide best practice resources to those involved in the fresh produce supply chain.

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