market without the need for a domestic fulfillment center or storefront presence. Utilizing the new informal Type 86 customs entry that enables importing of merchandise valued up to $800, the solution allows manufacturers of fashion apparel and fast-moving consumer goods to leverage the freight forwarder’s network. > Performance Team – A Maersk Company is opening a cold storage facility in Houston, Texas, to serve imports and exports. Scheduled to open in August 2022, the facility will feature a 90-foot loading dock that is temperature-controlled and protected from the elements—a design that was based on customer input and supports the handling of frozen and fresh commodities. > Trailer Bridge opened a logistics branch in Kansas City to expand its reach into the central parts of the United States. The new location offers end-to- end supply chain solutions for shippers and provides intermodal and drayage options. > Armstrong Commercial Services constructed a 116,000-square-foot warehouse facility on Gulf Bank Road in Houston, Texas. The new facility, which is a designated pick-and-pack location, allows the asset- based provider to minimize supply chain disruptions for clients across the West and Midwest.
> GMR Safety’s new Powerchock e-commerce vehicle restraint system secures different types of vehicles at the loading dock, including semi-trailers, straight trucks, and delivery vans. The new solution secures the rear wheel of the vehicle and helps prevent accidents in the dock area, including unexpected departures and trailer creep. > ORBCOMM , a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, launched its CT 3500 IoT telematics device, which tracks refrigerated containers and their cargoes, enabling visibility into containerized assets and shipments. Users get remote, two-way control of reefers to monitor critical parameters and adjust settings.
> TruckWings— TruckLabs’ f lagship product, now on its third generation—is an aerodynamic system that fits class 8 tractors from Kenworth, Freightliner, International, Volvo, and Peterbilt. When a truck hits highway speeds, TruckWings automatically deploys panels from the back of the cab to cover the tractor-trailer gap. The panels automatically retract at slow speeds, allowing for trailer clearance in turns.
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