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The Coca-Cola Company , based in Atlanta, donated $1 million to the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation’s Commercial Truck Driving Program. The donation funds driver training programs and helps
ensure more drivers are in the pipeline to fill trucking jobs for Coca-Cola and other Georgia businesses. Officials say they hope the donation will result in the state’s Technical College System hiring 11 full-time and two part-time instructors at some of its schools.
n Philadelphia-based PSA International acquired BDP International, a logistics solution provider headquartered in Singapore (pictured) . Together, the companies offer solutions for supply chain orchestration and cargo flow optimization. n To expand its footprint across the U.S. Midwest, Austin-based Dropoff has acquired Rightaway Delivery of Michigan. n SaaS solutions provider Descartes Systems Group acquired Foxtrot, a provider of mobile route execution solutions. The acquisition bolsters Descartes' route planning and execution solutions and will help shippers reduce last-mile costs while improving customer service, route efficiency, and on-time performance. n 3PL Kane Logistics was acquired by ID Logistics, a contract logistics provider. The new entity, ID Logistics US, totals 3,000 associates across 26 high-volume, high-turn distribution and packaging centers. n Global transport firm GEODIS has agreed to acquire Keppel Logistics of Singapore in order to increase its contract logistics footprint and e-commerce fulfillment services in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Bettaway Supply Chain Services launched a hiring, training, and skills development program with WeMake to provide career opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum. The program will launch at Bettaway’s Piscataway, New Jersey, facility (pictured) and will help the company acquire workers to support warehouse operations, distribution, and e-commerce fulfillment.
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• Renee Krug (left) was named CEO of Transflo, a supply chain platform that connects trucking companies, brokers, and shippers. Additionally, Frank Adelman transitioned to chairman of the board, and Bill Vitti (right) is now president and
chief revenue officer. Adelman, who was CEO for eight years, passed the torch to Krug, who comes to Transflo from her role as CEO of third-party logistics provider GlobalTranz. Vitti was previously president of Swift Logistics. • Unique Logistics International, a global logistics and freight forwarding company, appointed Migdalia ("Mickey") Diaz as its new chief operating officer. Diaz will support CEO Sunandan Ray in executing the company’s strategy. A 30-year veteran of the industry, Diaz was most recently senior vice president of customer experience for the Americas and vice president of U.S. operations at GEODIS.
14 Inbound Logistics • June 2022
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