Emery Forwarding has opened a new customs brokerage office at the Ambassador Bridge, which links Detroit with Windsor, Ontario. Emery said the office will provide a full range of customs brokerage services to truck and rail cargo transportation companies.
The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) recently announced the certification of Witchita Area Technical College's Commercial Driver Education program. PTDI certification includes an onsite evaluation to verify compliance with the institute's standards.
Ryder System has chosen Kroll Background America to manage an automated pre-employment screening program for its U.S. operations. Miami-based Ryder said it expects to use the program to conduct background checks on more than 11,000 prospective employees this year alone.
Stonepath Group has agreed to acquire Global Transportation Services Inc., a privately held logistics company. Purchase price is $5 million in cash at closing, plus up to an additional $7 million in purchase consideration payable over a five-year earn-out arrangement based on the future financial performance of Global.
USF Reddaway, a regional subsidiary of LTL conglomerate USFreightways, has promoted Edward Fitzgerald to COO and executive vp. He will report directly to Jared McArthur, who was recently promoted to president of USFreightways' western carrier group.
Penske Logistics has signed a software license deal with XATA Corp. for its new XataNet software application suite. Penske said it will equip a portion of its fleet with the software to automate driver logs, monitor state line crossings and calculate fuel tax.
Denis Reilly has been named president & CEO of USF Processors, a logistics subsidiary of USFreightways Corp. He replaces Kevin Sheehan, who has resigned from USF Processors to pursue other opportunities.
Third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide has announced current president John P. Wiehoff will become CEO effective May 7. D.R. “Sid” Verdoorn, C.H. Robinson's current chairman & CEO, will remain chairman.