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Integrated Fresh Solutions promotes Bob Harper to COO

Integrated Fresh Solutions, Swedesboro, N.J., has promoted Bob Harper to chief operating officer of Integrated Fresh Solutions (IFS) companies.

Industry wary of growing delays at border

With the Trump administration shifting some federal employees away from the border to deal with increased illegal immigration, commercial shipments of produce from Mexico are taking longer to cross into the U.S.

Allen Lund Co. opens Indianapolis office

Allen Lund Co., has opened an office in Indianapolis, with Trent Roberts as manager.

Industry petitions for changes in hours of service, ELD regulations

A broad coalition of fruit and vegetable industry groups have petitioned the FMCSA to modify the Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Device rules for perishable fruit and vegetable commodities.

Kool Logistics opens Los Angeles office

Kool Logistics LLC, based in Nashville, has opened a full-service office in Los Angeles.

C.H. Robinson acquires Spanish logistics company

C.H. Robinson has acquired The Space Cargo Group, Madrid, expanding its logistics reach with an emphasis on air and ocean shipping.

Year in Produce No. 5 — Trucking industry and ELDs

The implementation of Electronic Logging Data regulations and volatile truck rates combined to make trucking and transportation big issues in 2018.

Session looks for produce transportation solutions

ORLANDO, Fla. — A packed session on produce transportation issues at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit sought ideas from the audience on possible solutions to alleviate driver shortages.

Stemilt opens new storage and distribution center

Stemilt Growers Inc., Wenatchee, Wash., has opened a new 500,000-square-foot shipping building to handle its apples, pears and cherries, said Roger Pepperl, marketing director.

Nogales Produce uses Paragon routing software

Dallas, Texas-based Nogales Produce Inc. is using Paragon Software Systems’ routing and scheduling software to help improve its complex delivery operations.