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The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware has formally recognized Jevic Transportation for its support of disaster-relief efforts in New York City following the Sept. 11 terrorist assault on the World Trade Center. Jevic donated the use of 1,000 tractor-trailers to transfer more than 2.5-million lb. of goods to the city from three Salvation Army warehouses in Pennsylvania to help the relief

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware has formally recognized Jevic Transportation for its support of disaster-relief efforts in New York City following the Sept. 11 terrorist assault on the World Trade Center. Jevic donated the use of 1,000 tractor-trailers to transfer more than 2.5-million lb. of goods to the city from three Salvation Army warehouses in Pennsylvania to help the relief efforts, and Jevic drivers made 100 deliveries of donated food directly to Ground Zero.

Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT) and Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) will join forces and move their individual headquarters to Washington, D.C., where they will lobby under the name Truck Safety Coalition.

NHTSA has named Annette Sandberg deputy administrator and Jacqueline Glassman chief counsel for the agency.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In what is being seen as a win for farmers and a loss for truckers, Minnesota will become the first state to mandate the use of biodiesel. The law requires that all diesel fuel sold in Minnesota eventually contain 2% biodiesel fuel oil — renewable fuel derived from agriculture plant oils or animal fats — that will come primarily from soybeans. The rule, which will go into effect no later than June 30, 2005, could be delayed if biodiesel producers have difficulty ramping up production. Opponents from trucking say that the law could raise the price of fuel by about 2¢/gal. and could void some engine warranties.

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