PRSource announces the launch of a new website to distribute press releases and communicate directly with Transportation and Logistics Companies.

Burlington, ON (PRSource.ca) November 10, 2009 - PRSource is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, PRSource.ca (http://www.prsource.ca). PRSource is a service that specializes in preparing and distributing press releases to the Transportation and Logistics industry.

Keith McCartan, founder of the online service, says PRSource has a unique distribution method. “As anyone knows who has issued press releases, your news can get lost in the huge amount of information published on the Web every day.” He goes on to say “PRSource is very targeted in that it sends press releases directly to people in the transportation and logistics industry, not just through the usual media and web channels.”

Mr. McCartan also stressed that PRSource press releases are a valuable source of intelligence about the transportation and logistics industries. The US logistics industry was valued at $900 billion USD, about 25% of the global industry (2005 Global Logistics Report, Research and Markets).

According the website, PRSource charges $75.00 USD to issue a press release to their subscriber base. There is no charge for receiving press releases and subscribers, the majority of which are in the United States, are able to opt in or out at any time.

For More Information Contact:

Keith McCartan
PRSource
4305 Fairview Street #211
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
L7L 6E8

Phone: 905-901-3626
Toll Free: 888-472-6976

NAPERVILLE, Ill., September 14, 2009 – Brexis Courier is making great strides to become environmentally friendly. Since March, the company has followed green practices at their work site in order to save money, conserve natural resources and serve as an example for other courier  companies to go green. The goal of their Internal Green Initiative plan is to create a competitive advantage in the industry, motivate other couriers, and emphasize the importance of prolonging the longevity of our environment.

Recycling packing materials is the core of the company’s green routine and has shown significant benefits in a short amount of time. Brexis Courier saves money by reusing boxes, bubble wrap, foam and other plastic packing materials used for shipping products from their warehouse. “We receive on average seventy packages a day and the high volume of cardboard boxes, plastic packing, and foam was piling up in the warehouse. It was an obvious solution for us to reuse the materials not only to save money, but to clear space in the warehouse for other freight,” says Molly Durr, Director of Marketing at Brexis Courier. In addition to reusing packing materials, the company cuts costs and saves energy by leaving windows open instead of turning on the air conditioning, using energy efficient light bulbs, recycles high volumes of paper scraps and promotes their E-commerce option to reduce  or eliminate paper copies.

Part of Brexis Courier’s green agenda is to motivate their employees to change their habits and start thinking about the long lasting importance of recycling. One way the company executes this goal is by making recycling easy and accessible for their staff. They purchased two industrial size recycling bins for the warehouse where most of the foot traffic and package handling takes place. The employees can easily discard of the high volume of paper scraps without having to move to a different work station. Brexis Courier continuously looks for new ways to recycle and reuse materials and find eco-friendly packing and shipping solutions. They recently donated ten PCs to a local organization that will restore the computers and give them to people that can’t afford one.  

About Brexis Courier:
    
Brexis Courier has provided clients with unique courier solutions since 2000. Their services include: same day delivery, messenger pickup and delivery, pack and ship, order fulfillment, ATM replenishment, cash-in-transit, hot shots, cross dock, medical record transport, and short term and long term warehousing. Brexis uses a web-based dispatch, package tracking, and performance reporting system to allow clients to make the right decision at the right time. They are fully insured by Chubb and Lloyd’s of London and are licensed and registered with the State of Illinois. They are fully sanctioned by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

For more information about Brexis Courier visit www.brexis.com.

-SmartTruck pilot project tests innovative route planning in Berlin
-Technology promises better service for customers and lowers CO2 emissions

Deutsche Post DHL today presented its SmartTruck pilot project in Berlin. Two delivery vehicles fitted with dynamic route planning software will operate along routes in the downtown Mitte district of Berlin from the coming week.

In so doing, Deutsche Post DHL is not only testing the functionality and efficiency of a completely new technology, it is also hoping to make a meaningful contribution towards climate protection. "A concept such as this is completely new in the industry," said Dr. Keith Ulrich, Head of Technology & Innovation Management at Deutsche Post DHL.

"Dynamic route planning not only calculates the best route in advance, the system is also the first to account for real-time traffic information in inner city areas, for example traffic jams or construction sites, and adapts the route accordingly." This is made possible by monitoring DHL vehicles and almost 500 Berlin taxis using GPS (Global Positioning System), enabling for the first time traffic flows in inner city areas to be measured and responded to accordingly.

This not only saves on costs and time, but also reduces the vehicle's fuel consumption and CO2 emissions," says Ulrich. "If the technology proves successful, we will be looking at a significant improvement in our customer service thanks to this innovation."

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology supports the project as part of its initiative "Intelligent logistics in goods transportation and commercial transactions - innovation push for the markets of tomorrow" (Intelligente Logistik im Güter- und Wirtschaftsverkehr - Innovationsoffensive für die Märkte von morgen).

Andreas Liessern from the Traffic Technologies department: "The objective of SmartTruck, a publicly funded research project, is proving how with intelligent technology our inner cities can be relieved of traffic and at the same time the efficiency of logistics companies can be increased. This is a building block in a chain of measures which form part of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology's key promotion 'Intelligent logistics.' "

Improved service and greater planning security

SmartTrucks are not only designed to help protect the environment. They also improve the service for senders and recipients. Transported mail items have Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) smart tags attached to them.

These enable vehicle loads to be recorded and monitored on an ongoing basis. With SmartTruck, DHL is able to achieve greater precision in pick-up and delivery, can respond better to ad hoc orders and give precise pick-up times. Customers will be notified by SMS of the planned pick-up time of their mail items.

SmartTruck technology was developed in the Group's own DHL Innovation Center. In addition to the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center), Deutsche Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), Motorola and Quintiq are involved in the project.

During the three-month pilot phase both SmartTrucks will make around 500 pick-up and delivery stops every day alongside other vehicles whose routes have been dynamically planned. Once the tests have been successfully completed the plan is to deploy SmartTrucks on some 160 Express routes in Berlin as well as in other inner city areas, rural areas and abroad.

Innovative technologies for climate protection

SmartTruck is an example of how Deutsche Post DHL is using innovative technologies to conserve its resources. In his "Strategy 2015" presentation last week CEO Frank Appel reaffirmed that the GoGreen program is a significant component of this strategy. With GoGreen the company was the first global logistics provider to set a climate protection target in April 2008. By 2020 the Group intends to improve the carbon efficiency of its own business activities as well as those of its sub-contractors by 30 percent.

This means that Deutsche Post DHL will reduce emissions for every letter mailed, every ton shipped and every square meter of space used by almost one third compared with 2007 levels. In an initial phase the carbon efficiency of its own activities is to be improved by ten percent by 2012. The focus is on optimizing the air and vehicle fleet, increasing energy efficiency, developing innovative technologies, motivating employees to be more environmentally aware and integrating customers and sub-contractors.

Dirk Klasen
Charles-de-Gaulle-Str. 20
53113 Bonn
Germany
+49 (0)228 182 9944

 

CNG Vehicles Sent to California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Georgia

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it had deployed 300 new delivery trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to seven cities in Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma and California.

The CNG vehicles, part of an order placed last May, will allow UPS to further reduce its dependence on traditional fossil fuels like gasoline and diesel and lower its carbon footprint. UPS already operates the largest private fleet of alternative fuel vehicles in its industry - 1,819 in total with these additions.

The new CNG trucks have been deployed over the past month to Denver (43); Atlanta (46); Oklahoma City (100), and four cities in California: Sacramento (21), San Ramon (63), Los Angeles (9) and Ontario (18). All now are in service.

"Deploying alternative fuel vehicles dates back to the early days of UPS and this CNG deployment is one more step towards the greening of the our fleet," said Robert Hall, UPS's director of vehicle engineering. "Continuing to add CNG delivery trucks to our fleet is a sustainable choice because natural gas is a cost effective, clean-burning and readily available fuel."

UPS first began deploying trucks powered by CNG in the 1980s, purchasing traditional gas- or diesel-driven vehicles and then converting them to run on compressed gas. The 300 trucks deployed over the past month were built from scratch as CNG vehicles. They join more than 800 CNG vehicles already in use by UPS worldwide.

The CNG truck bodies are identical externally to the signature-brown trucks that comprise the UPS fleet. Marked with decals as CNG vehicles, the trucks are expected to yield a 20 percent emissions reduction over the cleanest diesel engines available in the market today.

For its alternative fuel fleet, UPS has deployed CNG, Liquefied Natural Gas, propane, electric and hybrid electric vehicles in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Brazil, Chile, Korea and the United Kingdom. The company recently announced the purchase of seven hydraulic hybrid delivery vehicles, a first in the industry, and has conducted research with hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

UPS began deploying alternative fuel vehicles in the 1930s with a fleet of electric trucks that operated in New York City. Just since 2000, the company's "green fleet" has traveled 144 million miles.

"Deploying eco-friendly delivery vehicles is one of the many ways UPS demonstrates its commitment to sustainable business practices," added Hall. "The company plans to continue to expand its 'green fleet' and to focus deployments in areas with air quality challenges."

UPS pursues a wide range of socially responsible and sustainable business practices designed to reduce its impact on the environment and improve communities around the world. UPS is included in the Dow Jones and FTSE4Good Sustainability Indexes, which evaluate corporations based on economic, environmental and social criteria. Learn more about UPS's responsible business practices at www.sustainability.ups.com.

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