AUSTIN, Texas--Newgistics Inc., the nation’s only provider of postal-based solutions addressing the areas of small parcel delivery, returns management and mail-processing solutions, today announced a customized program specifically for small parcel residential shippers impacted by DHL Express’ recent announcement that it is exiting the express and ground delivery business in the United States.

Newgistics will work with DHL Express clients to gain a complete understanding of their small parcel shipping needs and develop a comprehensive solution that is tailored to address each business’ specific needs. Newgistics’ customized program will help businesses impacted by the recent announcement work through this critical period while fully optimizing their shipping environment.

“Newgistics will consult with DHL Express clients and create shipping solutions, which immediately meet the needs of both the consumer and the business,” said Bill Razzouk, CEO of Newgistics. “Through our partnership with the USPS, Newgistics is able to provide a cost effective, six-day per week delivery service that provides enhanced customer service and stability to all businesses.”

Through a set of highly-customizable postal-based shipping solutions, Newgistics provides a full range of services that allow businesses to quickly and efficiently switch carriers while avoiding unnecessary interruptions in their current services.

For more information, email contact @ newgistics.com or call (866) 647-0688.

  • YRC Worldwide continues with aggressive plans to benefit customers
  • Yellow Transportation and Roadway integration progressing ahead of schedule

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Bill Zollars, Chairman, President and CEO of YRC Worldwide Inc., is calling on the transportation and logistics industry to focus on the future.

"In this time of unprecedented economic challenges, our industry needs to focus on continually improving our efficiency and effectiveness," Zollars said. "YRC Worldwide is building on more than 80 years of success. We have an opportunity to improve our performance even in today's economy. That's why we're taking long-ranging actions which improve our ability to effectively, reliably and quickly serve our customers' supply chain needs today, and in the future."

Zollars said the national integration for Yellow Transportation and Roadway is progressing ahead of schedule. "The network integration is part of the company's aggressive program to improve operations and solidify its financial position." Other actions include:

  • Strategic financial and cost moves to solidify profitability
  • Strategic global growth
  • Continued enhancement of service offerings in the regional network
  • Expanded communications to customers, with regular updates provided at yrcw.com

    "With the support from our customers and the collaboration of the Teamsters, our national integration is going even better than we originally anticipated with more than 60 facilities either consolidated or in the process of consolidation. Based on this success, we continue to evaluate our initial timeline and expect that it may be further accelerated," said Zollars.

    One goal of the integration of the Yellow and Roadway networks is to lay the groundwork for expanded service capabilities. The consolidated facilities provide enhanced local pick-up and delivery services for both Roadway and Yellow customers.

    "Integrating our network enables us to provide unparalleled benefits to customers," said Mike Smid, President and CEO of the YRC Worldwide North American Transportation division. "The integrated network builds shipment densities, allowing us to expand service offerings, improve reliability and serve more direct points."

    The network and operational integration reflects the company's philosophy of focusing on the future, while meeting the needs of customers today.

    About YRC Worldwide

    YRC Worldwide Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company and one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including Yellow Transportation, Roadway, Reimer Express, YRC Logistics, New Penn, Holland, Reddaway and Glen Moore. The enterprise provides global transportation services, transportation management solutions and logistics management. The portfolio of brands represents a comprehensive array of services for the shipment of industrial, commercial and retail goods domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., YRC Worldwide employs approximately 58,000 people.

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    New York, NY – As millions of Americans prepare their Thanksgiving travel plans – most knowing they will get stuck in highway traffic along the way – government and industry leaders unveiled an array of transportation technologies that promise to save lives, time and money by reducing congestion, improving safety and minimizing wasted fuel and emissions. The demonstration is part of the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), a gathering of transportation officials and industry leaders from the U.S. and more than 45 countries that opens today in Manhattan.

    “The intelligent vehicle and infrastructure technologies on display this week will save drivers precious time and hard-earned money by making travel safer and more convenient,” said Scott Belcher, President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America).

    “These technologies allow cars and roads to communicate with each other. They can prevent accidents before they happen, minimize traffic delays by reducing congestion and suggesting alternative routes based on real-time data, and even find you an available parking space.”

    President-elect Obama and many Congressional leaders have identified improving America’s ailing transportation infrastructure as a national priority. Currently, a traffic accident occurs every five seconds on our roads killing over 42,000 Americans each year – equivalent to a full 737 flight crashing each day. Commuters waste more than seven million gallons of fuel daily, and the average rush hour commuter wastes almost a full work week each year stuck in traffic. The resulting financial cost to our economy exceeds $300 billion per year.

    “These unacceptable safety, environmental and congestions problems have solutions, and the answers often involve more effective use of technology,” said Randell H. Iwasaki, Chairman of the Board of Directors for ITS America and Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Transportation. “ITS technologies are readily available, and even more advanced solutions are on the way that will help commuters, transit operators, and commercial vehicles get where they need to go more safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively than has ever been dreamed of in the past.”

    To demonstrate the numerous readily available applications, World Congress organizers constructed two test beds – one on the west side of Manhattan and the other along the Long Island Expressway – equipped with sensors and probes that transmit instantaneous data to a traffic management center. From there, transportation officials can:

    • Detect bottlenecks as the form and initiate immediate responses, including travel advisories, speed limit changes, signal timing control and other congestion relief strategies

    • Respond to crashes more quickly to save lives and prevent gridlock

    • Deploy maintenance crews in response to changing weather conditions – down to the exact street

    • Manage the regional transportation network to ensure optimum performance, efficiency and safety

    Besides the test beds, World Congress officials also closed five blocks of 11th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan so automakers can exhibit the latest ITS safety applications. Some of the devices on display alert drivers to situations that could result in crashes and prompt them to take action. Others take temporary control of the vehicle and initiate automatic crash avoidance systems to actively help drivers avoid potential collisions.

    “Next year, lawmakers in Washington will be working to pass new federal surface transportation legislation,” concluded Belcher. “For the sake of improved safety and mobility, economic productivity, a cleaner environment, and a better quality of life, Congress and the new Administration should make the deployment of intelligent transportation systems a centerpiece of the bill.”

    For more information, contact Charlotte Seigler at 202-812-5985 or Sabrina McGowan at 240-401-2092

    ATLANTA, GA -- UPS today announced it is deploying a new combination scanner and paperless printing device from HP that will print millions of sorting labels directly on packages, helping the world's largest delivery company reduce operational costs while slashing its consumption of paper.

    "Leveraging technology innovation is critical in today's tough, competitive economy," said Dave Barnes, senior vice president and CIO of UPS. "The new HP handheld device means increased efficiency and effectiveness at a lower cost, with less waste. This is a perfect example of how technology helps to drive business solutions at UPS."

    UPS and HP collaborated for 18 months to develop a mobile, wireless printing/scanning solution called the HP Handheld sp400 All-in-One. UPS then built a custom business application to support the device.

    "Building upon HP's experience in reliable, high-quality printing solutions, we've created offerings that improve our customers' individual workflow requirements," said Bruce Dahlgren, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Services, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. "Acting as a trusted advisor to UPS, we worked with them to develop a practical solution that improves processing time and reduces the rate of mislabeled packages to virtually zero."

    The HP printing device will save UPS capital costs as well as costs for paper and ink and will increase the productivity and effectiveness of UPS package center employees. By eliminating paper labels, it will save 1,338 tons of paper each year once the imprinter is fully deployed and millions of dollars in annual operating costs.

    UPS already has deployed HP Handheld sp400 All-in-One devices in 41 U.S. package centers and plans to expand the deployment to a total of 850 imprinters in 55 centers by the end of this year. The company expects to use the device to process 1.5 million packages per business day by mid-2009 and to increase that to 3.1 million by 2010.

    The wireless, wearable HP device is being used in conjunction with UPS's award-winning Package Flow Technology (PFT) system for route planning. PFT not only designs delivery routes that minimize left-hand turns, but also generates specific handling instructions for each package that tell loaders the exact position in which truck to place a package for delivery the next day.

    As a package enters a UPS center for sorting, a UPS employee uses the HP device to scan the shipping label. The device obtains the proper sorting information from a UPS database via a WiFi network inside the facility, then prints those instructions directly onto the package using a specially formulated, fast-drying HP ink.

    Employees can take the HP printing device to packages rather than having to bring packages to the device. It replaces and simplifies the current fixed solution, which includes a large thermal printer, PC, monitor and scanner.

    In addition to replacing the current bulky set up, the HP solution also improves processing time and reduces the rate of mislabeled packages to virtually zero. Training employees to use the new device is fast and easy since the training "manual" is a single page.

    HP and the environment
    For decades HP has been an environmental leader, driving company stewardship through its HP Eco Solutions program, which spans product design, reuse and recycling as well as energy and resource efficiency. HP influences industry action by setting high environmental standards in its operations and supply chain, by providing practical solutions to make it easier for customers to reduce their climate impact and through its research on sustainability solutions that support a low-carbon economy.

    About UPS
    UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at www.UPS.com.


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