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Industry associations call for end to excessive shipping line fines

Eighty organizations seeking relief from what the groups called “unconscionable” detention and demurrage penalties imposed by shipping lines on U.S. agriculture exporters and truckers.

Fleet Advantage donates to first responders fund

Fleet Advantage, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., through its Kids Around the Corner foundation, has donated $10,000 to the First Responders Children’s Foundation, to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

RLS Logistics starts LTL day-specific service for perishables

RLS Logistics has started a less-than-truckload (LTL) day-specific service for temperature-controlled shipments to select grocery warehouses nationwide with no upcharge.

Food Logistics names SFL Cos. Supply Chain Rock Stars

SFL Cos., Rochester, Mich., has been named a 2020 Rock Star of the Supply Chain by Food Logistics.

Ken Lund talks transportation — Packer Interview

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited March 30 with Ken Lund, vice president of operations for the Allen Lund Company, La Canada Flintridge, Calif.

Heavy shipments,  delays at distribution centers push rates higher

Heavy produce shipments combined with unloading delays at retail distribution centers were factors in higher truck rates in mid-March.

Bill Bess receives inaugural Allen Lund Legacy Award

The Allen Lund Co., La Canada Flintridge, Calif., has awarded Bill Bess, director of carrier development, the inaugural Allen Lund Legacy Award.

Trump waives hours of service rules for emergency transport of food

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency because the coronavirus COVID-19 and waived the hours of service rules for truck drivers transporting emergency supplies of produce and other foods.

Mariposa Road project begins at Nogales port of entry

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and its members are welcoming the start of work on the Mariposa Road project, the main road bringing fresh Mexican produce into Nogales, Ariz.

Onion shippers expect ample trucking

Texas onion grower-shippers say they’re facing a normal complement of issues this year, but trucking doesn’t seem to be one of them.