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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.

Service First Logistics rebrands as SFL Cos.

SFL Cos., formerly known as Service First Logistics, has undergone a comprehensive rebranding, including investing in advanced technology.

Shippers can help ease trucker turnover

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Watergate ushered in a new era of young journalists. Mega-IPO payouts flooded tech companies with talent at the turn of the century. And the trucking industry had Smokey and the Bandit.

Freight rates expected to stay higher

Truck rates have fallen from the historic marks reached earlier this summer but remain well above 2017 levels.

Trump administration considers changes to hours of service rules

After months of complaints tying new electronic logging device regulations for truckers on increased costs and shipping delays, the Trump administration is considering changes to its hours of service regulations.

Grape box liners have new U.S. distributor

Mr. Box, Richgrove, Calif., is now the distributor for SmartPac, whose box liners are marketed to the grape industry to keep fruit fresh during shipping.

TQL award recognizes anti-theft efforts

Freight brokerage Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati, has received the “Best in Cargo Security” award for cargo theft prevention efforts.

Truck rules help produce haulers with hours-of-service, ELDs

In a relief to produce haulers and the industry in general, the federal government has said hours-of-service rules don’t kick in until a driver goes 150 miles from the original pickup.