Inbound Logistics | July 2022




• The National Tank Truck Carriers recognized Highway Transport driver Thomas Frain as the 2021-2022 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Grand Champion. Frain, who has logged 2 million-plus accident- free miles, has racked up more

• McDonald’s named Marion Gross as executive vice president, global chief supply chain ofcer, effective September 1, 2022. Her career at the multinational fast food chain spans 29 years; Gross is currently chief supply chain ofcer of North America—responsible for executing the strategic direction of the McDonald’s supply chain across the United States and Canada.

than 30 years of professional driving experience and has served as a tank truck driver for Highway Transport, a bulk chemical transportation provider, for seven years. • Montgomery Logistics named Roehl Transport as its 2021 Carrier of the Year. Roehl delivered 1,087 claim-free loads and totaled nearly 700,000 safe miles for the logistics firm in 2021. Criteria for the award include safety, on-time pick-up and delivery, shipment volume, communication, and customer service. • LTL carrier ABF Freight won the 2021 Excellence in Cargo Claims and Loss Prevention Award – LTL Division from the American Trucking Associations. ABF is the first nine-time winner of the award, and was recognized for outstanding performance and commitment to customers. • Averitt Express was honored by Chevron Lubricants with the group’s 2021 Highest Visibility Award at the Chevron Carrier Summit in Houston. The award recognizes Averitt as the company’s leading provider of tracking and tracing services, improving accuracy and communication.


• WineDirect, a wine industry fulllment solution, selected VARGO, a provider of materials handling systems integration, warehouse execution software, and equipment solutions, to expand its fulllment center and increase efciencies. VARGO’s updates doubled the processing capacity of WineDirect’s fulllment center, allowing for shorter order cycle times.

• Levi Strauss selected TGW to supply an automated fulllment solution for its omnichannel operations as the denim brand consolidates its European fulllment in one facility. TGW’s automated goods-to-person order

fulllment system, FlashPick, handles uctuating order structures. The software plans, monitors, and optimizes fulllment processes.

> M & A

• Frost & Sullivan selected inVia Robotics, a provider of e-commerce fulfillment automation systems, to receive its 2022 Technology

n Made4net acquired Zethcon, a WMS software company with a cloud-based platform designed for the 3PL market.

n Mark-It Express Logistics bought Clean Car Connexion, a family-owned transportation company specializing in intermodal and overweight container loads. n Echo Global Logistics purchased Roadtex Transportation Company, bringing advanced temperature-controlled transportation solutions to its operations.

Innovation Goods-to-Person Robotics Award. inVia’s robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) model and workflow removes interdependencies between robots and people and subsequently boosts productivity.

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