Fine Art Shippers Has Been Added to Hill Auction Gallery’s List of Shippers

Fine Art Shippers, an art moving company from New York, is now on Hill Auction Gallery’s list of recommended shippers. The reputable Floridian auction house has been in the industry for years and is known for its distinguished reputation for honesty and professionalism. Such cooperation allows both companies to diversify their offering of services and expand the customer base across the United States. Fine Art Shippers regularly ships art and antiques to/from Florida, so now the clients of the auction house have more secure options for transporting their acquisitions across the country.

Florida is one of the main destinations of Fine Art Shippers’ art shuttles that run every month. The comprehensive art services of the company open the doors to a more customized shipping experience, with specialized art packing, installation, and insurance services. More than that, the NYC shippers have extensive experience working with small and big art auctions, including Doyle, Leonard Auction, Wright, Basel Auction House, Neue Auctions, and many more. The partnership between Fine Art Shippers and Hill Auction Gallery is expected to bring benefits to both companies and the art community in general.

Similar to Fine Art Shippers, Hill Auction Gallery is a family-owned company with extensive experience and expertise in its area of specialization. It was founded by Michael Hill, an established estate buyer in South Florida. Nowadays, Hill Auction Gallery offers a number of services, including certified appraisal and auctioneer services. The auction house is interested in purchasing all types of fine items: antiques, collectibles, fine silver, estate jewelry, and artworks of all genres. Thanks to a wide choice of valuables available for bidding, both emerging and established collectors can find something suiting their budget. For example, the next auction at Hill Auction Gallery is scheduled for June 29, 2022. Titled “Prism,” it will include original works by Salvador Dali and other treasures for every taste.

Becoming one of the recommended shippers by Hill Auction Gallery is another step forward for Fine Art Shippers, which has been providing its services for more than 25 years now. This partnership will enhance the company’s presence in the Florida art market that stands as one of the most prosperous in terms of art development. On June 7, the shippers will have a consolidated art shuttle Miami – New York, with stops in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC. One can request a free quote on the company’s official website to join the shuttle this week.

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Professional Services,Society & Culture,Transportation & Logistics,U.S

3rd Degree Screening Recognized by the 2021 HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Top Pre-Employment Screening Customer Satisfaction Ratings Read more: https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3rd-degree-screening-reco

Council Bluffs, IA – 3rd Degree Screening, Inc, a PBSA Accredited Background Check Company providing employment screening solutions to employers nationwide and globally, has been recognized in the prestigious list of HRO Today’s 2021 Baker’s Dozen Award.

“HRO Today has once again screened the screeners to find out which are the best,” said Elliot Clark, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of HRO Today Magazine and SharedXpertise Media, who made the announcement. “This is by far the largest and most prestigious survey in pre-employment screening services.

3rd Degree Screening Ratings:

#9 Overall Enterprise Pre-Employment Screening Leaders

#4 Overall Enterprise Pre-employment Screening Quality of Service Leaders

#12 Overall Enterprise Pre-employment Screening Breadth of Service Leaders

#11 Overall Enterprise Pre-employment Screening Size of Deal Leaders

In order to determine an overall ranking from this data, HRO Today analyzed results across three subcategories: service breadth, deal sizes, and service quality. Using a predetermined algorithm that weighs questions and categories based on importance, HRO Today calculated scores in the subcategories as well as an overall score

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings™ are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey, which we distribute to buyers directly through our own mailing lists and indirectly through service providers. Once collected, response data for all providers with a statistically significant sample size are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a top background check company by the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen list,” said Jimmy Waters, CEO at 3rd Degree Screening. “We are grateful for our clients who made this possible by giving their honest feedback on our services. We understand how important of a role we can play in a hiring decision for our clients. We emphasize the importance of compliant, accurate and timely background checks with our staff and vendor partners. Most importantly we treat our customers as true partners and provide the customer service they deserve no matter their size. Being ranked in in our industries most prestigious background check ratings list is a validation we are doing things the right way and providing our clients with the customer service they expect.”

About the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen

HRO Today is the property of SharedXpertise Media and offers the broadest and deepest reach available in the HR industry with magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks that reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers globally.

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen is one of the most prestigious customer satisfaction awards in the pre-employment screening industry. Participating companies are rated anonymously by their clients in an online survey process. HRO Today then calculates the results using statistical analysis and a predetermined algorithm. Nearly 700 verified customers provided feedback that shaped the 2021 list.

To learn more about HRO Today, visit www.hrotoday.com

About 3rd Degree Screening

3rd Degree Screening is a Professional Background Screening Association Accredited Background Check Company and top-rated background check company by the 2021 HRO Todays Baker’s Dozen List.  We treat our clients the way we would want to be treated. By combining the latest innovations in technology with old-world values like respect, courtesy and punctuality, we can provide a service that leaves our clients feeling completely satisfied. Today, 3rd Degree Screening has clients in 40 states and provides background checks to over 2,000 client locations across the United States. 

To learn more about 3rd Degree Screening, visit www.3rdDegreeScreening.com


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WiseID complete automated scanning and capture of data from Medical Insurance ID Cards, Driver Licenses, Passports and other IDs using Mobile Devices

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (January 26, 2021) – WiseTREND, experts in data capture and document solutions powered by advanced integrations of ABBYY Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technologies, today make mobile-based ID processing tools and SDK available for easy, fast and inexpensive integrations.

WiseTREND WiseID and its Mobile Data Capture real-time recognition technology is designed to be plugged into other mobile apps, mobile websites, as well as mobile-oriented enterprise applications.  Text recognition is available in 64 languages.  Pre-configured document types include driver licenses from all states, passports, visas, medical ID insurance cards, immigration documents, and more.  Document capture is available for nearly every country of the world.  Built-in advanced image quality detection and image pre-processing tools guarantee that mobile images and data are captured correctly and optimally with the first try.  Native support is available for Android and iOS, as well as  Cross-Platform Techno­logies Cordova, Xamarin, React Native, Ionic.

Make your organization and its data more efficient than ever before in this Coronavirus outbreak with WiseTREND’s advanced document automation, image pre-processing and advanced data capture.  With the ability to integrate with ABBYY FlexiCapture, WiseTREND DataCapture Cloud, and ABBYY FlexiCapture Cloud for further enhanced processing of data on backend servers (optional), Mobile Data Capture SDK adds another option for gathering users’ documents right on their mobile devices.  ID processing can also be a great black-box pre-configured skill to be added to your own RPA process with applications like BluePrism and UIPath.  This live video demonstrates some of WiseID Mobile Capture functionality: https://youtu.be/5FVtjg-fYww

WiseTREND Advanced OCR & Data Capture, Inc. provides automated and human-assisted document and form processing solutions and services powered by cutting-edge developments in artificial intelligence (API), machine learning, machine training, robotic process automation (RPA), process intelligence and digital transformation, powered by the greatest ABBYY™ technologies.  Our Managed Services operations are HIPAA and SOC-2 certified to provide distributed around-the-world services and solutions in multiple languages even during the most critical times. 

About WiseTrend: WiseTREND Advanced OCR & Data Capture, Inc. software and services suite consists of experts and solutions in data capture and document recognition technologies.  The company helps to solve business challenges through state-of-the-art document processing technologies, efficiency, and innovation.  For additional company or product information, please visit www.wisetrend.com

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Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Partnership with Freightliner Trucks

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that Freightliner Trucks has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to help the nonprofit organization elevate the issue of gender diversity in transportation and logistics.

Since 2012, Freightliner Trucks has supported WIT. As part of WIT’s mission to recognize the accomplishments of women in the industry, Freightliner Trucks has continued to sponsor the annual Influential Woman in Trucking Award. In addition, Kary Schaefer, general manager of Product Strategy and Market Development for Daimler Trucks North America, serves on the WIT board of directors.

“Freightliner Trucks is proud to be part of WIT”, said Schaefer. “The mission and goals of WIT closely align with those of DTNA and this partnership gives us an opportunity to share resources to promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion in our industry.”

“We are grateful to partner with a key industry leader like Freightliner,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “Their advocacy accelerates our efforts for more diversity and inclusion in the workplace.”

Since 2007, WIT has been committed to encouraging women to consider careers in the trucking industry, addressing obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and celebrating the success of its members. The first virtual Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition, unveiling its Driver Ambassador Trailer, and providing driver members with free health support programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, are just a few examples of recent initiatives that are helping the organization achieve its mission.


About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

About Freightliner Trucks
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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International Transportation and Logistics Titan Awarded 2020’s Most Admired CEO

John Falcone, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Falcone Capital Holdings, LLC has been named a 2020 honoree of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Most Admired CEOs.

This prestigious annual award recognizes Atlanta based CEOs who have demonstrated exceptional leadership through innovation, stellar financial results, a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, while also making significant contributions to the Metro Atlanta community.

Despite facing the headwinds associated with Covid-19, Social Unrest in core cities, and a “new normal” in the workplace, John Falcone propelled the Falcone Brand of Companies’ to record revenue and growth, which amounted to increased employee headcounts, and the boosting of their salaries and bonuses. Additionally, via their non-profit organization, The Falcone Foundation, Inc., Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was able to be donated to nursing homes and businesses throughout the Region and across the entire United States.

When asked to comment on this year’s honor, John Falcone stated, “As someone who does not forget their humble beginnings, I will continue to lead our companies’ by example to the best of my ability while always putting our clients, employees, vendors and communities first.”

About Falcone Capital Holdings, LLC:
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Falcone Capital Holdings, LLC is a global leader in International and Domestic transportation and logistics. Operating across six continents through our wholly owned subsidiaries and partner offices, the Falcone Brand of companies are synonymous with premium and cutting-edge services across all modes of international and domestic transportation. The Falcone Companies are licensed, bonded and insured through all federal and state agencies including the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is a certified and validated member of the Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT).

For more information, please visit http://www.falconecapital.com.

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Outrider Recognized by Gartner in the “Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Execution Technologies” Report

Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, today announced that it has been named a 2020 “Cool Vendor in Supply Chain Execution Technologies” by the world’s leading research and advisory firm, Gartner Inc. According to Gartner, “When considering vendors for this research, we looked for those with solutions that could help supply chain execution organizations target digital investment in the areas that can improve productivity in difficult economic times and do so with tangible returns on investment.”

Distribution yard operations are necessary for transitioning goods between the road and the warehouse. Today’s yards are run much like they have been for decades with repetitive, manual tasks performed in hazardous working conditions. Disruptions caused by COVID-19 have highlighted the need for automated distribution yard technology to improve supply chain resiliency.

“The pandemic highlighted that we must deploy more dependable, predictable, and sustainable ways to move goods around the globe,” said Andrew Smith, Founder and CEO of Outrider. “In our opinion, the Cool Vendor recognition is a testament to Outrider’s impact on the industry to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of yard operations while contributing to overall supply chain resilience.”

According to the report, “Supply chain execution organizations are notoriously vulnerable to business disruptions and economic slowdowns. While supply chain execution and logistics organizations are on the front line and critical to fulfilling customer demand, they are highly dependent on the effective performance of both human and physical assets. Under normal circumstances, logistics organizations are perceived as high-functioning, ‘well-oiled machines.’ However, supply chain execution is highly susceptible to disruptions, and at the same time, it is also often the first to feel extreme pressure to concentrate on increasing productivity to address cost reduction ambitions.”

Outrider is first-to-market with a three-part, integrated system, which includes management software, autonomous vehicles, and site infrastructure. The system enables customers to move trailers to and from loading docks and parking spots, hitch and unhitch trailers, robotically connect and disconnect trailer brake lines, track inventory of trailer locations, and centrally monitor and control all functions.

Outrider is exclusively focused on yard automation to move trailers full of freight efficiently and safely through distribution yards. Since its launch from stealth mode in early 2020, the Outrider team has grown to more than 110 employees, which includes a world-class engineering team.

Outrider’s engineering team leads collectively have more than 100 years of hands-on experience in ground-vehicle automation and robotic material-handling development. Tech talent has roots at firms and institutions like Tesla, iRobot, Lockheed Martin, Amazon, Aptiv, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Carnegie-Mellon, Duke University, Northwestern University, and Purdue University.

The full Gartner 2020 "Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Execution Technologies" report by Dwight Klappich, Bart De Muynck, Carly West, Simon Tunstall, September 30, 2020, is available to Gartner subscribers here.

Gartner Disclaimer:
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Outrider™
Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, helps large enterprises improve safety and increase efficiency. The only company exclusively focused on automating all aspects of yard operations, Outrider eliminates manual tasks that are hazardous and repetitive. Outrider’s mission is to drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation by deploying zero-emission systems. Outrider is a private company backed by NEA, 8VC, and other top-tier investors. For more information, visit http://www.outrider.ai

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Arizona Used Truck Dealer Running Special Financing on All Used Inventory

Trucks Only is a used vehicle dealership group with locations in Mesa and Apache Junction, Arizona. The dealership group is currently running a financing special on all used vehicles in its inventory. Any person who finances a used vehicle with Trucks Only will have no monthly payments for 90 days. This special offer is only available for a limited time, so potential customers are encouraged to act fast.

Trucks Only is also buying used trucks. Unlike many dealerships, however, Trucks Only will buy lifted trucks. Parties looking to sell their trucks can get a free, no-commitment quote by entering basic information such as year, make and model. Some specifics are also required, like mileage and drivetrain. At an in-person appraisal, a Trucks Only expert technician will perform a thorough inspection and revise the online estimate, if necessary. After that, the truck’s owner can choose to accept or decline the offer. Sellers can potentially leave with a check for the agreed upon amount on the same day. To learn more, individuals can visit the Trucks Only Sell Us Your Truck page.

To get more information on anything listed above, interested parties can visit the Trucks Only homepage or call the corresponding dealership location. The Mesa phone number is 480-844-7071. The Apache Junction phone number is 480-584-8454. Trucks Only Mesa is located on 550 S. Country Club Drive, Mesa; Trucks Only Apache Junction is located on 837 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction.

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RAI Jets Hosts NATA General Aviation Advancing America Meeting at Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport

RAI Jets, LLC, a part 135 operator headquartered at Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO), hosted a General Aviation Advancing America meeting at their aircraft hangar for the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) on Sept. 14. The meeting was one in a series of events being held at various locations across the country to promote and advance the awareness of airports as runways for economic development, job recovery, and emergency response.

“We were glad to interact with educators, members of the business community, and local government to call attention to the importance of general aviation to the area, and also, how the pandemic has even brought opportunities for growth within certain market segments,” said RAI Jets President Becky Bakeman.

With masks, hand sanitizer and safe social distancing protocol in place, Ryan Waguespack, NATA Senior Vice President, facilitated the town hall meeting held in an informal Q&A style. The small, but impressive group of about twenty attendees included representatives from Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Western Michigan University, and K-RESA (Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency), members of the Kalamazoo Airport Board, representatives from corporate aviation departments, and staffers from the office of Congressman Fred Upton of Michigan’s sixth district.

One topic of discussion was the impending reduction of flights out of KAZO by American Airlines which is expected to begin Oct. 7. Meanwhile. RAI Jets has seen the pace slowly pick up and has found that in many cases, companies are using general aviation more frequently.

Some of the company representatives at the meeting said their corporate jets, once reserved only for the highest tier employees, were now being used by employees that typically flew the commercial airlines. Management felt it was a safer option for all their employees.

The pandemic has also brought people to jet charter who were not using it before, like companies without in-house aviation departments. As airlines continue to cancel and condense their flight schedules, these companies have appreciated the convenience of scheduling on-demand flights through jet charter and the peace of mind that they are flying aboard a COVID-19 safe flight. Likewise, RAI Jets is seeing more wealthy, first-time leisure travelers try jet charter. These people could always afford the service, but they were not compelled to use it until the pandemic.

So when will commercial aviation rebound to its normal levels? Nobody can say. However, aircraft operators like RAI Jets have taken extraordinary measures to keep their passengers safe from the coronavirus, and jet charter remains a solid alternative to the commercial airlines.

About RAI Jets
RAI Jets LLC is a Kalamazoo, MI-based aviation specialist featuring aircraft management, jet charter and aircraft maintenance services. The family-owned company officially opened in 2009, preceded by more than two decades of generational experience in aviation. For individuals and businesses, the Part 135 operator offers customized, jet charter for business or leisure, as well as turnkey management and aircraft maintenance for jet owners. RAI Jets operates its own fleet of aircraft for charter and offers jet owners (personal and corporate) with the option to offset operating costs by adding their aircraft to RAI Jet’s FAA approved Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate. RAI Jets also offers aircraft acquisition service and hangar space. For more information visit FlyRAI.com or call (800) 247-2834.

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Skyline Products Dynamic Message Signs and Klover Smart Parking Mobile App Help Ease Traffic Congestion for the City of Breckenridge

Skyline Products produces the industry’s most advanced and reliable ITS-Grade® dynamic message sign (DMS) systems that are Designed to be Bold, Engineered to Last. A new case study reveals how the City of Breckenridge manages traffic during the busy ski season – relying upon a traffic management system that combines Skyline dynamic message signs with the Klover Smart Parking application to influence driver behavior.

The resort town, which attracts millions of visitors annually, determined that the primary source of winter congestion was created by visitors who, upon entering Breckenridge, were unable to find immediate parking. Unfamiliar with the town or not knowing which lots were full, visitors would circle the town’s two main roads in search of available parking spots.

To resolve this traffic congestion, the City of Breckenridge implemented an intelligent wayfinding system to direct visitors to available parking as they entered the town. Using Skyline dynamic message signs and the Klover Smart Parking Application, city traffic engineers, and parking lot attendees can:

  • View the status of all lots from one convenient dashboard,
  • Orchestrate parking notifications across dynamic message signs, social media, or mobile applications,
  • Remotely update lot status with just one click.


“The Breckenridge implementation of this joint Skyline/Klover solution demonstrates how smaller agencies now have access to affordable, scalable transportation infrastructure,” shared Skyline Products CEO Chip Stadjuhar. “Thanks to Klover’s innovative cloud-based platform, agencies no longer need large IT teams or huge budgets to implement intelligent traffic solutions. Our offering is affordable, easily implemented, and easy to use.”

Read Skyline’s case study about the Breckenridge/Klover implementation here. Agencies can see a live Klover demo – allowing them to see first-hand just how easy Klover integrates with their existing ITS devices and third-party applications. Request a Klover demo.

About Skyline Products
Skyline Products helps transportation professionals solve their most complex traffic flow, parking, and safety problems through custom, engineered-to-order, intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Since 1970, Skyline has invested heavily in research and development to create the industry’s most advanced and reliable ITS-Grade® dynamic message sign systems and software solutions that are Designed to be Bold, Engineered to Last. Much of the ITS industry has adopted and currently specifies innovations that were originally developed by Skyline. Our team of industry experts is ready to design a solution customized to the needs of the project, and our collaborative approach ensures customers purchase the right solution – not just a standard solution. Learn more at SkylineProducts.com.

About Klover
Located in Greenwood Village, CO, Klover provides a subscription-based intelligent transportation system for businesses and transportation departments that doesn’t require a large investment in software or infrastructure. The Klover Smart Transportation Platform includes point solutions for cloud-based device management, smart work zones, smart parking, travel times, incident management, and move-over awareness. Learn more at https://klover.io.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,News & Current Affairs,Transportation & Logistics,U.S

C&K Holdings Forms New Strategic Partnership with Northstar Transport Services

C&K Holdings is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with Northstar Transport Services. Northstar joins the established power team of SEI Acquisition, LLC, C&K Trucking LLCAV Logistics LLC, and Skyline Express to create an even larger network of trucks, drivers, and resources for customers seeking superior drayage transportation and management.

Northstar is led by Al Iannelli, the company’s president and CEO and an industry leader in the intermodal trucking business. Iannelli is a consummate leader who has dedicated a lifetime of service to the transportation industry and most recently served as president of Polaris Intermodal.

“We are proud to partner with a company with an excellent reputation that is led by such an experienced, well-regarded name in the industry as Mr. Iannelli,” said Peter Pace, vice president of sales at AV Logistics, LLC and C&K Trucking, LLC. “This new partnership will help us expand our network and increase our capacity to serve clients. We are looking forward to seeing what more we can achieve together.”

“This partnership will allow us to increase capacity and offer fully-integrated services to all steamship lines, freight forwarders, customs brokers, 3PLs, and beneficial cargo owners," said Iannelli. “The increased capacity is a value-add for our customers too.”

The partnership was effective as of August 2020.

About C&K Trucking, LLC
C&K Trucking is one of the largest intermodal trucking companies specializing in the drayage of containers and trailers between ports, railroads, and shippers in a safe and efficient manner. C&K has 900 owner operators completing over 600,000 moves annually. Founded in 1974, the company has more than four decades of experience. They hold to a unique business model of controlling all terminals as company operations, creating greater accountability, consistent processes and tighter controls. Visit C&K Trucking at cktrucking.com.

About Northstar Services, LTD
Northstar Services, LTD is an asset-based carrier which offers trucking and drayage. The company offers fully integrated services to all steamship lines, freight forwarders, customs brokers, 3PLs, and beneficial cargo owners. For more information about Northstar Services, call 856-423-0700.

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Instructional Technologies Inc. Offers New and Updated Hours of Service Online Courses for Fleets

Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), providers of training solutions for the transportation industry, today announced its 2020 HOS Change Management Package to help fleets address Hours of Service rule changes that take effect on September 29, 2020. The offering includes an updated PRO-TREAD Hours of Service online course, a free training video that covers the changes in driving regulations, a webinar discussing practical applications, and a printable poster to provide information on the new rules to drivers, managers and dispatchers.

“Hours of Service is one of the most critical training topics for every fleet because HOS violations are the most frequent cause of out-of-service fines,” said Nathan Stahlman, COO at ITI. “Even if all of your drivers use compliant Electronic Logging Devices, of the top 20 violations in over two million roadside inspections in 2020, five were related to ELD issues. That’s why fleets need to provide training to their drivers about the HOS rule changes immediately, and updated training going forward. With our HOS Change Management Package, ITI is making important information for drivers, managers and dispatchers about the changes available in an easily accessible and understandable way.”

The new 2020 Hours of Service rules from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pertain to short haul operations, sleeper berth, 30-minute off-duty breaks, and adverse driving conditions. All portions of the ITI 2020 HOS Change Management Package explain these changes.

  • The PRO-TREAD updated Hours of Service online course includes the 2020 HOS changes. Current clients can assign the course via the Sentix learning management system. Course progress and completion is tracked and documented in the Sentix LMS.
  • The short course, 2020 Hours of Service Changes is available through Sentix for current ITI clients. Fleets that are not clients can access the course free as a video but it will not include documentation of completion. It is ideal for managers, driver managers, dispatchers and other support personnel.
  • ITI is also hosting a webinar – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FMCSA’S NEW HOURS OF SERVICE RULES – at 10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.The live 30-minute program, featuring ITI’s Senior Training Specialist Roy Broomfield, will include a complete overview of new Hours of Service rules and examples to help understand exactly what the changes mean for fleets and drivers, and a question and answer period. Registered participants will also have access to a video of the presentation. REGISTER HERE


The 2020 HOS Change infographic is available free as a printable poster to anyone that registers for either the webinar or the free video course.

About Instructional Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1995 and based in Vancouver, Washington, Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI) is the leading provider of online training to the transportation industry. The company’s commitment to training is based on the principles of mastery learning, accurate and automated record keeping, and up-to-date information that ensure personnel have been effectively trained and detailed records kept. ITI makes fleets and warehouses safer and more profitable through its large PRO-TREAD® and ClearDrive™ libraries, On Ramp™ ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training) for CDL schools, and its Sentix® learning management system. Transportation and logistics companies choose ITI because of its automated learning management system, custom training capabilities, flexible lesson methodologies, and engaging 3D animations that improve retention, ensure subject matter mastery and lower the total cost of training. For more information, please visit http://www.instructiontech.net

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Cruise Planners Launches New All-Inclusive Resort System Further Expanding its Land-Based Travel Offerings

Cruise Planners recently launched a new “All-Inclusive Resort System” to help its travel advisor network sell more land-based travel. The new system will allow its travel advisor network to search from hundreds of all-inclusive properties based on supplier name, destination, client budget, resort amenities, client travel style and more. Rather than having clients navigating multiple sites and muddling through information, Cruise Planners advisors can now deliver all-inclusive resort information via their recently updated websites or through cohesive, beautifully designed and mobile-friendly “Resort Sheets” to ultimately close more sales.

“While cruising isn’t an option right now due to voluntary pauses in service, we want to ensure our travel advisors can offer their clients alternative vacation options,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “The pent-up demand fueled by the pandemic is forcing families to change vacation plans, and while our travel advisors have always been able to book land-based vacations, having this new system will provide them better tools to promote and sell them,” Fee said.

Consistent as Leader in Land
Cruise Planners remains the top global seller of Sandals Resorts worldwide and each year continues to expand its mix of business in the land-based travel marketplace. Next month, the company will be hosting its next installment on the wildly successful “Where2Next” Virtual vacation series for consumers, this time focusing on all-inclusive vacation options, continuing to emphasize vacations consumers can experience now or plan for 2021 and beyond or plan for 2021 and beyond.

“I remain bullish on the travel industry recovery and feel that land-based travel remains an opportunity for full-service travel advisors, so I am thrilled about our All-Inclusive Resort System,” Fee said.

About Cruise Planners
Cruise Planners, the nation's largest home-based travel advisor franchise network and an American Express Travel Representative, has more than 2,500 franchise owners who independently book vacations and travel experiences for their clients. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. since 1994, Cruise Planners provides its travel advisors with access to award-winning, innovative marketing; cutting-edge mobile technology; dynamic, hands-on training; lead-generating tools, as well as professional coaching and development. Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line, many land vendors and maintains a philanthropic drive earning an International Franchise Association FranTech award for innovation, the Cruise Lines International Association highest honors and Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly. Learn more at http://www.cruiseplanners.com

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LinkeDrive Releases New App For Drivers!

LinkeDrive®, Inc., a leading provider of Driver Performance Management (DPM) solutions for the transportation industry, announces the release of the LinkeDriveR App, continuing their ongoing efforts to improve the end-to-end driver experience and empower drivers with the information they need to succeed.

Available for IOS, Android, and even laptops if drivers prefer. The LinkeDriveR App provides clear, visual, and intuitive communication of organizational goals and driver performance. Hailed by early adopters as the “Driver’s Go-To Hub That Makes a Difference” and boasting rich and easy-to-understand driver reporting and information, this app is a must-have for every transportation organization.

“We are thrilled to launch the LinkeDriveR App, completing our vision of enabling a self-regulating driver. With this new application, we are empowering our drivers with all (and only) the data, insights, and coaching that is needed, when and where they need it,” shares LinkeDrive’s CEO and Founder Jeff Baer. “For our drivers, it is a one-stop-shop, with easy access to intuitive, visual performance details. For our managers, it means that winning results can be driven with little to no effort in the office. With LinkeDriveR, drivers are much more engaged and happier -- and we know that happier and more engaged drivers are more productive, fuel efficient, and safe!”

Major features include:

  • LinkeDrive reporting. Daily MyDrive, Monthly MyScore, 30 / 60 / 90 Day Trends
  • Leaderboards. Easily extensible to any data set to create customized leaderboards (e.g., safety leaders, number of customers' “likes,” PedalCoach Score) and flexible reporting on fleets, regions, business units, and companies.
  • Driver coaching. Complete with personalized driver coaching, infographics, and video training support, including coaching review and engagement adherence scoring
  • Training and onboarding. Full suite of onboarding and training materials, spanning tips, infographics, and videos, for the best possible driver experience.
  • Configuration tuning and customization for drivers. Personalize your account, report delivery preferences, and the look and feel of your app
  • Other functionalities include… Star and create a favorite MyDrive list, easily share MyDrives, add truck specs to your reports

“These days, drivers, and for that matter, society as a whole, have greater expectations on the information that’s available to them in their personal lives, as well as at work. Apps showing progress against goals and performance are more and more commonplace in individuals’ daily lives,” says Tibor Ivanyi, VP of Engineering at LinkeDrive. “The transportation industry in many cases; however, has lagged in these modern approaches to provide the needed information to drivers in a fair and positive way that truly scales. By combining the latest in flexible, web-based, and mobile technologies, with Nobel prize-winning approaches in behavioral science, we’re truly creating a best-in-class experience for drivers with the LinkeDriveR App. The focus of our design is to provide a streamlined interface making it easy for drivers to see the good work they are doing out there every day!”

LinkeDrive’s leading-edge and patented Driver Performance Management (DPM) solution begins in the cab with real-time coaching, followed by context-rich daily, weekly, and monthly engagements with drivers, each attuned to organizational goals and objectives. An operationally streamlined and mobile-friendly portal is available to management, focused on ease-of-use and simplicity. Now with the LinkeDriveR™ App added for drivers, LinkeDrive truly completes their driver-focused DPM ecosystem.

About LinkeDrive, Inc.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, LinkeDrive is committed to helping trucking and logistics companies improve fuel efficiency, heighten safety, and increase the retention rates of their drivers. The company’s combined expertise in cloud-based, mobile technology and the trucking industry helps it to deliver solutions that accurately measure, coach, and report on vehicle dynamics, fuel usage, and driver performance. For further information, please visit http://www.linkedrive.com/. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Linkedrive/) and on Twitter @LinkeDrive.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,Transportation & Logistics,Travel,U.S

Polyurea-Polyaspartic 1-Day Coating Systems: A Recipe for Disaster

Polyurea-polyaspartic 1-day coating systems can be a recipe for disaster. Concrete coating expert Robert Hanson of corporate GarageFloorCoating.com cautions consumers and coating companies about quick-cure, 1-day polyurea-polyaspartic garage floor coating systems.

The More Things Change

In an article written way back in 2007 in Residential Concrete Magazine (Jeanne Fields, December 15, 2007), titled “Garage Floor Coatings Pickup Speed”, Fields reported that epoxy garage floor contractors were discovering that polyurea-polyaspartic quick-cure systems could increase profits because of their quick installation time. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

1-Day Systems: A Recipe for Disaster

Flash forward 13 years and many less experienced floor coating contractors still hype these systems. But Robert Hanson, founder of GarageFloorCoating.com, warns that polyurea-polyaspartic 1-day coating systems are a “recipe for disaster.”

“Our concern is that the public is being misled about the capability and performance of these products and systems,” says Hanson. “The allure to the customer is the promise of a coated garage in one day. So many companies are jumping on this 1-day-system bandwagon.”

The Truth about 1-Day Systems

The reality? 1-day garage floor systems simply don’t meet commercial specifications. Application of a polyurea-polyaspartic direct to concrete isn’t recommended...unless the average measured moisture level in the concrete is less than 1.0%. Why? The ability of a polyurea-polyaspartic to bond strongly to concrete is hindered by moisture. Anything above 1.0% is a problem. And the flooring system is only as strong as the first (“primer”) coat. How many concrete slabs will have moisture readings below 1.0%? Not many!

In addition, this simple 2-coat system uses far less material. In fact, it creates a floor that is about half the thickness of a commercial-grade installation. The result is that 1-day polyurea-polyaspartic flooring systems are less durable and susceptible to peeling.

Hanson reminds us that “When a product fails, the cost and time to remove it and re-apply it proves very costly. As well, it’s a major inconvenience to the customer. We learned the hard way years ago when we had to re-coat close to one hundred floors due to failures with these 1-day systems. It’s a recipe for disaster.”

An Alternative to the 1-Day System

Hanson recommends using a 100% solids epoxy as the primer coat (or a moisture-mitigating epoxy if moisture levels are higher than 4.0%). In any space with vehicular traffic (garages, driveways), the primer coat is topped with a polyurea-polyaspartic. Then, one or more clear coats will produce the most durable flooring system. With this correct approach, the installation time is at least 2 days in duration...certainly not one!

How does Hanson know this? His company, GarageFloorCoating.com has been installing residential and commercial floor coating applications for over 23 years. They use water-based moisture mitigating or 100% solids epoxies as the primer coat. Only in the rarest of occasions will a polyurea-polyaspartic go direct-to-concrete.

Advantages of Polyurea-Polyaspartics

But once the primer coat is applied, polyurea-polyaspartics make for great color and top coats. In fact, these products are in a category all their own. Polyaspartics provide excellent wear, extreme UV and chemical resistance (oils, gasoline, acids). And they prevent plasticizer migration from hot car tires. Best of all, the quick-cure characteristic of a polyurea-polyaspartic allows for faster installations in hot or cold temperatures.

Where Can Polyurea-Polyaspartics Be Used?

Polyurea-polyaspartics are excellent for use in garages, driveways and anywhere vehicles are parked. They’re also excellent choices for most industrial settings and businesses (like an auto repair shop) that just can’t shut down for days. We’ve successfully used this product in large commercial spaces too, including aircraft hangars and automobile dealerships.

The Final Say

There’s an old saying that goes “If you don’t have the time to do it right, then when will you have the time to do it over?” This certainly applies to mass-marketed 1-day polyurea-polyaspartic flooring systems. So many coating companies are telling their customers that these 1-day systems are a magic bullet.

But why would a contractor emphatically hype a “1-day” flooring system? Because less material and less labor equals more profit. If your prospective installer suggests a 1-day polyurea-polyaspartic system without first measuring the moisture in your concrete floor, let the buyer beware!

Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Garage Floor Coating.com (GFC) has been coating concrete with their proprietary epoxy, polyurethane and polyurea-polyaspartic products for over twenty-three years. With dealerships and franchises throughout the US, the company continues to expand and is always looking for individuals with a strong business acumen to open new dealership locations.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,News & Current Affairs,Services,Transportation & Logistics

Medical Logistics Management, Inc dba AirEvac International Awarded NAAMTA Global Medical Transport Accreditation

Following a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, the NAAMTA Global has awarded Medical Logistics Management, Inc dba AirEvac International with accreditation for their fixed-wing medical transport program. As a result, AirEvac International joins the NAAMTA Global Alliance and is thus privy to the associated benefits.

NAAMTA’s Alliance members are held in high esteem for meeting stringent requirements that define and influence transport operational excellence. AirEvac International demonstrated compliance in each of the numerous standards, offering documentation on processes for safety, aviation, and medical practices. NAAMTA found their compliance to be evident through employee interviews, on-site evaluations, and process reviews, all of which was conducted using ISO 9001:2015 auditing guidelines.

AirEvac International offers the highest quality of medical transportation care by combining the best medical resources and most efficient response times. As a direct service provider of bedside-to-bedside critical care, AirEvac provides repatriation for patients in North America as well as coordination of emergency evacuation throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.

“AirEvac International prides itself in not only providing exceptional patient care but also for setting the industry standard for patient advocacy,” said Kelly LoCascio, General Counsel and CEO. “With that, we are absolutely exhilarated to be both affiliated with and recognized by NAAMTA and the prestige behind this accreditation. Every team member at AirEvac International continually strives to work above and beyond the NAAMTA standards for the benefit of its patients and we look forward to the advancement and growth of our team under the NAAMTA guidance for years to come.”

Nancy Purcell, NAAMTA Global’s Director of Clinical Operations stated, “NAAMTA Global’s Accreditation program is built on providing standards that focus on quality patient care and the safety of the transport for all involved. The NAAMTA Alliance unifies each accredited organization in the vanguard of continuous improvement for medical transports. Our audit evidenced AirEvac International’s determination to provide outstanding service for the international community. We were very impressed with the expertise of each individual and how their contribution in working succinctly as a team results in successful transports.”

By attaining NAAMTA Accreditation, AirEvac International demonstrates the depth of their medical transport experience through their dedication to improving patient care and cultivating an environment of safety. AirEvac International is made up of industry experts. Now their expertise is proven through a nationally-recognized medical transport accreditation.

About NAAMTA Global

NAAMTA Global is an accreditation standard-bearer for the medical transport industry, offering procedures that include guidelines for developing a quality management system focusing on transport safety, patient care, and continuous improvement. Since its inception in 2009, NAAMTA has worked diligently to be globally recognized by attaining ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification and to implement quality practices into their accreditation program. NAAMTA Global successfully identifies key best practices to improve the standard of performance among EMS providers at a national and global level. Through a dynamic approach to auditing and a vast array of web-based reporting and learning tools for members, NAAMTA distinguishes itself as an accreditation source interested in the improvement of medical transport organizations.

Roylen “Griff” Griffin,
Executive Director
P.O. Box 7
Blanding, UT 84511

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,Transportation & Logistics,Travel,U.S

Ideanomics Receives 300 Unit EV Order from Didi City

NEW YORK, Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) announced that its subsidiary Mobile Energy Global (MEG) has secured an order from Didi City CP, a licensed city operator of Didi Chuxing (DiDi). Didi is the world's leading mobile transportation/ride-share platform, similar to Uber, and serves over 550 million users across Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

The order is for a total of 300 electric vehicles (EVs) and valued at RMB 30 Million, or USD 4.2 Million. The order will be fulfilled with either Dongfeng E70 or Geely Emgrand EV 500 models and, subject to final negotiations with manufacturers, financing, government licensing, etc., delivery of EVs to Didi City CP is expected to commence later this month.

About Ideanomics

Ideanomics is a global company focused on facilitating the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and developing next generation financial services and Fintech products. Its electric vehicle division, Mobile Energy Global (MEG) provides group purchasing discounts on commercial electric vehicles, EV batteries and electricity as well as financing and charging solutions. Ideanomics Capital includes DBOT ATS and Intelligenta which provide innovative financial services solutions powered by AI and blockchain. MEG and Ideanomics Capital provide our global customers and partners with better efficiencies and technologies and greater access to global markets.

The company is headquartered in New York, NY, and has offices in Beijing and Qingdao, China.


Posted in: Business,Energy & Environment,Finance Market,Personal Finance,Transportation & Logistics

BMW & Volkswagen of Topeka opens showroom to Memorial Day deals

As far as holidays go, few carry such mixed feelings as the annual observance of Memorial Day. While the Topeka community takes the time to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, many also see it as an opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures too often taken for granted. In the spirit of the holiday, the team at BMW & Volkswagen of Topeka has reopened its showroom doors just in time to take part in Memorial Day traditions with a number of limited-time special offers.

During this time, qualified car shoppers who purchase a new Volkswagen vehicle will be able to opt for deferred payments for up to 120 days on all 2019 and 2020 model-year vehicles when they finance their purchase through Volkswagen Credit. This offer can be combined with 0% APR financing for up to 72 months for most models.

Loyal BMW shoppers can find special offers on many of their favorite models as well. Clients who shop from the dealership’s new BMW inventory will have the option to defer their first monthly payment for up to 90 days with as little as 0.9% APR for 60 months on select models with financing through BMW Financial Services.

These deals will expire soon, so those interested in taking advantage of these offers are encouraged to act fast. All incentives are subject to credit approval through Volkswagen Credit and BMW Financial Services.

Interested parties looking for more information on current offers available at BMW & Volkswagen of Topeka can connect with the dealership team directly by calling 855-978-7611. Prospective clients can also view a full list of current inventory and sales specials online at the dealership’s website, https://www.bmwvwtopeka.com/. BMW & Volkswagen of Topeka is located at 3030 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS.

Posted in: Transportation & Logistics,U.S

Cisive and PreCheck Named in HR Tech Outlook’s Top 10 Pre-Employment Screening Companies List

Cisive, a global provider of compliance-driven human capital management and risk management solutions, recently announced the company and its healthcare-focused background screening division, PreCheck, were both named by HR Tech Outlook magazine as part of the Top 10 Pre-Employment Screening Consulting/Services Companies 2020. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, CHROs, and analysts, along with HR Tech Outlook’s editorial board assessed several background screening services companies and shortlisted the ones that are distinctively prominent in the field.
“It is an honor for Cisive and PreCheck to be recognized as two of the top 10 pre-employment screening companies by HR Tech Outlook magazine, a testament to our commitment to quality and efficiency throughout the years,” said James Owens, President and CEO at Cisive. “In order to effectively partner with our clients as they face hiring challenges exacerbated by the pandemic, Cisive is prepared to continue serving the business community during these unprecedented times. More than ever, we are focused on delivering innovative technological solutions that provide the HR community with the key information to meet their hiring goals and critical business needs.”

“PreCheck’s inclusion in HR Tech Outlook’s list of the top 10 pre-employment screening companies recognizes the ingenuity and spirit of innovation possessed by our technologists, product managers and leadership team,” said Zach Daigle, President of PreCheck. “During these challenging times, PreCheck is more committed than ever to partnering with our healthcare clients to support their rapidly evolving critical business goals.”

In addition to being named as one of the Top 10 Pre-Employment Screening Companies by HR Tech Outlook, both Cisive and PreCheck have also been honored by CIO Bulletin as one of 30 Admired Companies to Watch in 2020. For more information about Cisive’s suite of solutions, visit http://www.Cisive.com. For more information about PreCheck’s suite of solutions, visit http://www.PreCheck.com.

About Cisive
Cisive is a global leader in compliance-driven human capital and risk management solutions, providing onboarding and pre-employment background screening solutions to address the complex challenges and needs of large enterprises with dedicated, in-country account management teams committed to customer satisfaction. Cisive is accredited by the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA) and was named for the third consecutive year by HRO Today to the 2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction rankings of Top Pre-Employment Screening Providers, in addition to being named Company of the Year by CIO Review. The company and its brands serve clients in financial services, transportation, telecom/media, healthcare, utilities and the home services end-markets, among others. For additional information, please visit http://www.cisive.com.

About PreCheck
Founded in 1983, PreCheck has focused exclusively on serving the healthcare industry’s background screening and employment qualification needs since 1993. PreCheck serves over 5,000 hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, educational institutions, and other ancillary healthcare organizations, across the U.S. PreCheck has evolved over time from a background screening provider into a turnkey outsourcing solutions provider, offering a full suite of background screening, compliance monitoring, and credentialing solutions all designed to help its clients adhere to the extensive regulations governing the healthcare industry. Based in Houston, PreCheck has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 company from 2013-2018 and has achieved Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Please visit http://www.precheck.com for more information.

Posted in: Business,Health & Medicine,Telecom,Transportation & Logistics,U.S

Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Gold Level Partnership with PACCAR

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that PACCAR has renewed its Gold Level Partnership, helping the nonprofit organization empower more women to develop careers in transportation, celebrate their successes and address the challenges they face.

In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Michele Rodgers, Director of Business & Product Development for Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, serves on the WIT board of directors.

“PACCAR is proud to support Women In Trucking, an organization with diversity-focused initiatives that parallel our own,” said Rodgers. “Inclusion initiatives within PACCAR and the industry drive success and open doors to all.”

“We are grateful to have the continued support from an influential business leader like PACCAR,” said Ellen Voie, President and CEO of WIT. “Their passion and advocacy for diversifying the industry is instrumental in advancing the WIT mission and affecting real change in the industry.”

Since 2007, WIT has been committed to bringing greater opportunities for women in transportation and helping them succeed. A few recent accomplishments include a record-breaking attendance at the 2019 Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition; an award-winning magazine that explores gender issues in transportation; and a weekly SiriusXM radio show called Women In Trucking that features listener call-ins and interviews with professionals from the trucking industry.


About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Non Profit,Transportation & Logistics,U.S

EnVue Telematics Partners With Drivewyze To Offer Cutting-Edge Bypass Technology

EnVue Telematics, a leader in intelligent vehicle technology, has partnered with the leader in Connected Truck services, Drivewyze Inc., to offer systems that improve commercial fleet safety, maximize drivers’ Hours of Service (HOS) and make operations more efficient.

EnVue now offers Drivewyze’s best-in-class technology, Drivewyze PreClear, that allows commercial drivers to legally bypass routine weigh station stops. The PreClear technology transmits the vehicle’s safety record, credentials and other details as they approach the station, preclearing the vehicle to bypass the scale without always having to pull in. This keeps drivers out of scales and on the road, allowing them to deliver loads faster while staying in compliance with laws and regulations.

PreClear is a hands-free technology that’s integrated directly into your Geotab Drive® Mobile Application, eliminating the need for a transponder. PreClear also complies with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration distracted driving regulations. It improves driver safety by reducing the need for lane changes, lining up on the highway and merging with other traffic.

Drivewyze also offers business intelligence technology that provides data-driven information on activities and loss reports for unplanned delays at weigh stations.

“Drivewyze PreClear has become a game-changer for fleet managers. We’re always searching for innovative technology and cutting-edge systems that offer advantages to fleet managers, and partnering with Drivewyze fit our company mission perfectly,” said Randy Read, president of EnVue Telematics. “We look forward to offering our clients the solutions that Drivewyze brings to the table.”

In addition to offering Drivewyze products, EnVue Telematics also works with clients to ensure they fully benefit from what the technology has to offer. The relationship does not end at the sale. Carriers using Drivewyze PreClear enjoy many benefits:

  • Saves time. Weigh station bypass systems allow drivers to spend more time on the road.
  • Saves money. One client reported saving .3 million and more than 12,000 hours of drive time.
  • More efficient. The ability to bypass stations allows fleets to perform more efficiently. It also keeps drivers from accidentally missing weight station stops.
  • Recruiting and retaining drivers. In a survey, 79% of drivers said they’d think more positively about a company if they offered company-paid bypass service.
  • Improves safety. Bypass service allows drivers to avoid sometimes-risky situations.


The partnership with Drivewyze further enhances a robust lineup of technology and data-driven solutions from EnVue Telematics that optimize fleet performance and improve safety.

About EnVue Telematics

EnVue Telematics has 20 years experience in providing intelligent technology solutions to the challenges facing commercial fleets. The company partners with leaders in data analytics and offers innovative telematics tools and safety devices that can solve challenges in areas such as asset tracking, safety, compliance and route optimization. The company’s user-friendly solutions combined with powerful data collection and information technology make fleet and asset management simple and more precise than ever before.

About Drivewyze Inc.

Drivewyze Inc. is the leader in connected truck services and is on a mission to revolutionize transportation safety and efficiency. Drivewyze serves commercial drivers and fleets with innovative trucking services such as the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service, and the Drivewyze Analytics Weigh Station Loss Reporting service. Drivewyze was recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the North American Weigh Station Bypass Company of the Year Award for 2017, for its best practices and industry leadership. To learn more about Drivewyze, visit http://www.drivewyze.com.

Posted in: Transportation & Logistics,Travel,U.S

MemoryCare.com Names the Best Facilities for Senior Memory Care in Largo, FL

MemoryCare.com, a comprehensive resource for caregivers and older adults living with memory impairment, has announced the Best Memory Care Facilities in Largo, Florida. The guide identifies 19 memory care communities based on location, access to experts, facility features and amenities.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.6 million people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's dementia. In Largo, the number of senior deaths related to Alzheimer’s increased by 30 percent between 2013 and 2017. Memory care facilities offer activities and therapies to help delay or halt cognitive decline. They also give family members and caregivers peace of mind by providing a safe environment for loved ones.

“There’s a high demand for quality memory care all across our nation; specifically, in cities like Largo, which experienced a rapid increase in Alzheimer’s related deaths,” says Joyce Collins. “MemoryCare.com provides free resources to help families find the best facilities.”

Through hours of research and an intensive selection process, MemoryCare.com was designed to help caregivers find effective solutions for their loved ones. The website not only highlights the best facilities in the city, it also shares information about cost, reviews from residents, type of care offered and more. For a detailed listing of the Best Memory Care Facilities in Largo, FL, please visit https://www.memorycare.com/largo-fl-facilities/

2020 Best Memory Care Facilities in Largo, FL (in alphabetical order)

Arden Courts of Largo
Phone: (727) 559-8411
Address: 300 Highland Ave., Largo, FL 33770
Web: arden-courts.com

Arden Courts of Seminole
Phone: (727) 517-7800
Address: 9300 Antilles Dr., Seminole, FL 33776
Web: arden-courts.com/seminole

Bayside Terrace
Phone: (727) 592-5526
Address: 9381 US Highway 19, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Web: bayside-terrace

Bloom at St. Petersburg
Phone: (727) 308-5243
Address: 6775 40th Ave. North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
Web: bloomatstpete.com

Brookdale Bay Pines
Phone: (727) 222-4630
Address: 9797 Bay Pines Blvd., Saint Petersburg, FL 33708
Web: brookdale-bay-pines

Brookdale Beckett Lake
Phone: (727) 222-4573
Address: 2155 Montclair Rd., Clearwater, FL 33782
Web: brookdale-beckett-lake

Cypress Palms
Phone: (727) 559-7888
Address: 400 Lake Ave. NE, Largo, FL 33771
Web: cypressalf.com

Elmcroft of Pinecrest
Phone: (727) 315-1889
Address: 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL 33770
Web: elmcroft.com/pinecrest

Freedom Square
Phone: 727-248-0628 or 727-398-0363
Address: 7800 Liberty Ln., Seminole, FL 33772
Web: freedom-square

Grand Villa of Dunedin
Phone: (727) 287-4744
Address: 880 Patricia Ave., Dunedin, FL 34698
Web: grandvilladunedin.com

Grand Villa of Largul
Phone: (727) 216-2837
Address: 750 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33771
Web: largoseniorliving.com

Grand Villa of Pinellas Park
Phone: (727) 258-5675
Address: 8980 49th St. North, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Web: grandvillapinellaspark.com

Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge
Phone: (727) 228-6292
Address: 7179 40th Ave. N., Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
Web: inspired-living-at-ivy-ridge

Pacifica Senior Living Belleair
Phone: (727) 491-5436
Address: 620 Belleair Rd., Clearwater, FL 33756
Web: pacifica-senior-living-belleair

Princeton Village of Largo
Phone: (727) 588-0020
Address: 333 16th Ave. SE, Largo, FL 33771
Web: princetonvillageoflargo.com

Seasons Largo
Phone: (727) 330-7898
Address: 1145 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33756
Web: seasonsalf.com

Seasons Largul
Phone: (727) 330-7898
Address: 4175 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771
Web: seasonsalf.com

The Oaks of Clearwater
Phone: (727) 445-4069
Address: 420 Bay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756
Web: theoaksofclearwater.com

The Preserve at Clearwater
Phone: (727) 735-6200
Address: 2010 Greenbriar Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33763
Web: thepreserveatclearwater.com

MemoryCare.com provides tools and resources to help adults living with memory impairment and their families. The online guide uses data-driven research and expert evaluations to identify the best facilities across the nation. The MemoryCare.com team includes medical and elder care professionals as well as board of directors. For more information, visit https://www.memorycare.com/.

Posted in: Transportation & Logistics

Make a Day on the Sea Even Better with Boathouse Marine Center’s New Retail Store

Boathouse Marine Center is now a fully authorized retailer for Pelagic High-Performance Fishing Gear to continue the legacy of winning the Mercury CSI Award – an accolade given to dealerships that hold the highest levels of customer satisfaction - five times and counting, Boathouse Marine Center has expanded its 40,000 sq. ft. dry boat storage facility to include a fully stocked retail store for local boaters.

“Boathouse Marine Center anticipates the needs of every South Florida boater,” says General Manager Jim Magruder. “Beyond boat storageboat sales and boat repair, we understand that having conveniences such as a cold beverage and delicious snacks available makes a great day of fishing or relaxing even better.”

The full-service marina provides160 permitted dry storage slips and 21 wet slips with seasonal and annual dry storage options in its secure, enclosed 40,000-square-foot facility. Its award-winning service department takes care of every South Florida boater’s outboard and inboard motor needs, as well as any repairs.

“Our new retail space is proof of how much we value and listen to South Florida boaters,” Magruder says. “We invite you to check out our full selection of baits, snacks, candy, beverages, beer (coming soon!), tackle supplies, clothing, boating accessories and anything else you can think of for a great day on the boat.”

About Boathouse Marine Center
The Boathouse Marine Center in Pompano Beach, Florida, is a fully authorized retailer for Pelagic High-Performance Fishing Gear and an authorized dealer and service center for Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki and Mercruiser. The center has won the prestigious Mercury CSI Award five times. The Boathouse Marine Center is the top full-service marina in South Florida. Experience the ultimate destination for South Florida boaters at the Boathouse Marine Center. If you’re looking for new and used boats for sale, our wide selection is sure to please even the pickiest of buyers. Visit us at https://www.boathousemc.com for further details.

Posted in: Automotive,Business,Retail,Shopping & Deal,Transportation & Logistics

Crowley’s LNG-Fueled ConRo Ships Named Significant Boat of the Year during International Workboat Show

Crowley Maritime Corp. and subsidiary Jensen Maritim e, the company’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm, were honored with the 2019 Significant Boat of the Year Award during the International Workboat Show in New Orleans last week. This award recognizes the company’s industry-leading combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships, MV El Coquí and MV Taíno, the first of their kind powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Workboat’s recognition of the ConRos as tops among its annual Significant Boats honorees marks the first time that the award has been presented to a large, oceangoing container vessel.

"The award for Crowley’s LNG-powered ConRos comes on the heels of the successful closeout of our 0 million investment to transform the way we service our cargo shipping and logistics customers,” said Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Shipping. “These innovative vessels, the first of their kind to be powered by LNG, have greatly expanded the company’s U.S.-flag cargo fleet and allow us to provide our customers with safe, reliable, fast cargo transportation services. They are a source of pride for us and for the men and women who designed, built and crew them.”

Wärtsilä’s ship design team worked together with contributions from the Crowley/Jensen teams to successfully produce the Commitment Class vessels from the keel up to meet the specific needs of Crowley’s customers shipping cargo between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, the ships’ dedicated trade under the Jones Act. Both ships were built in the U.S. at VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., with onsite construction management by Crowley, and were delivered in July and December 2018.

“These vessels like the others nominated for the award are a testament to the strength and importance of the Jones Act,” said Cole Cosgrove, vice president, global ship management. “It’s important to recognize the risk that the owners of each of the nominated vessels took, and the ingenuity and skill provided by each of the engineering firms and shipyards that it took to bring these new ideas and concepts to life. American owned, built and operated still looks very promising.”

Crowley’s ConRo ships provide optimal performance and safety while setting new standards for environmentally responsible shipping. The ships carry up to 2,400 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at a cruising speed of 22 knots – providing enhanced transit times of just over two days. An enclosed roll-on/roll-off garage has capacity for 400 vehicles and other rolling stock.

Fueling the ships with LNG reduces emissions significantly, including a 100% reduction in sulphur oxide (SOx) and particulate matter (PM); a 92% decrease in nitrogen oxide (NOx); and 35% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per container, compared with current fossil fuels.

“The Crowley and Jensen teams have received national recognition for innovative designs by WorkBoat over the years but being named as the top significant boat of the year is a true honor,” said Johan Sperling, vice president, Crowley and Jensen. “Crowley’s team is proud to not only develop significant boats, but to also lead the industry with a variety of efforts - project management, ship management, construction management, and naval architecture & marine engineering services - all of which it takes to deliver on such a complex project.”

WorkBoat has honored Crowley and Jensen with Significant Boat awards for years. In 2018, Jensen received two Significant Boat Awards for their design of expedition cruise boats National Geographic Quest and National Geographic Venture and ship-assist and escort tug Rosemary McAllister.

In 2017, two different tugboat designs resulted in awards for the Earl W. Redd, owned by Harley Marine Services Inc.; and the Arkansas, Mardi Gras and South Carolina, owned by Crescent Towing. In 2016, WorkBoat awarded Jensen for the design of San Francisco Fireboat 3, owned by San Francisco Fire Department.

Jensen also earned awards in:

  • 2013 for the design of Crowley’s 750 Class articulated tug-barge (ATB) fleet and the Bob Franco tugboat, owned by Harley Marine;
  • 2012 for the design of Crowley’s Ocean Class tugboats;
  • 2009 for the design of Crowley’s Nachik and Sesok tugboats;
  • 2008 for the design of the HandyOne class boat, owned by Great Lakes Towing, and for the design of barge TAGGATZ, owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


About Crowley Maritime
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 127-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family- and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets. Crowley operates under four business units: Crowley Logistics, a logistics supply chain division that includes ocean liner services; Crowley Shipping, which encompasses ownership, operations and management of conventional and dual fuel (LNG) vessels, including tankers, container ships, multipurpose, tugboats and barges; engineering; project management; and naval architecture through its subsidiary Jensen Maritime; Crowley Fuels, a fuel transportation, distribution and sales division that also provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related services; and Crowley Solutions, which focuses on government services and program management, government ship management, expeditionary logistics and government-oriented freight transportation services, as well as marine salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership in Ardent Global. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at crowley.com.

About Jensen Maritime
Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc. is a full-service naval architecture and marine engineering firm owned by Crowley Maritime Corporation. The company offers a diverse range of consulting, design and engineering services developed from 50 years’ experience working around the world. Jensen is a recognized leader in the design of all types of vessels - particularly workboats, fishing boats and passenger ferries - and has built a favorable reputation on a long history of successful designs and conversions with close attention to engineering basics. The company's services include detail and conceptual design and engineering, lofting, regulatory and shipyard liaison as well as on-site consulting services and on-location assistance anywhere in the world. Additional information about Jensen may be found on the Internet at jensenmaritime.com.

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Bay Area Movers OCD Moving Services Shares Advantages Of Hiring A Professional Packing Service

Bay Area moving company, OCD Moving Services, helps hundreds of Bay Area residents move homes every year. While the Bay Area movers company has seen and heard their clients remark on the benefits of hiring a professional moving service, not many take advantage of hiring professional packers, a service that OCD Moving Services also provides. To help those planning future moves, OCD Moving Services is sharing a few reasons why hiring a professional packing service may be a good idea for your next move.

“At OCD Moving Services, we offer every service individuals or companies may need to execute their moves successfully,” says Daniel England, Owner of OCD Moving Services. “We, of course, execute hundreds of moves every year, but one service we don’t see our customers taking enough advantage of is our professional packing service. We offer this service in addition to our moving services, and we find it to be one of our most helpful add-on services. So, we decided to put together a few reasons why it’s helpful to have someone do the packing for you.”

Top Reasons To Hire Professional Packers

One of the many reasons to hire professional packers is they are professionally trained. The professional packers at OCD Moving Services have the skills and experience necessary to ensure your move goes smoothly and successfully. Also, professional packers know how to handle moving large items, pack under a short timeline, and also make your move as smooth as possible.

Professional packers also have the right materials needed for your move. No matter how much or how little you have to move, moving requires specialized equipment. Professional movers typically already have all of the tools necessary to help you execute a safe and efficient move.

Additionally, because they do this for a living, professional packers know how to help you make your move faster. Moving can be a long process when you do it on your own. However, when you enlist the help of professional packers, they have the training, tools, and knowledge necessary to streamline your move. When you work with professional packers, they can often cut down your move time by hours, days, or even weeks. When there’s less time you have to spend packing, you can spend that time getting to know your new neighborhood and adjusting your family and pets to your new home.

Hiring professional packers can also save you money in the long run. Some people think they will save money by doing the packing on their own. However, when you hire professional packers, your move will not only go faster, but you’ll have to make fewer trips to your new home. Hiring professional packers from a Bay Area movers company also means you’ll have less moving supplies to purchase.

Hiring a professional packing service from a Bay Area movers company will ensure that your move is executed efficiently and successfully. OCD Moving Services can provide professional packing services for your next move. OCD Moving Services is currently offering free quotes to new customers. For more information, visit http://www.ocdmovingservices.net or call 510-375-3844.

About OCD Moving Services
OCD Moving Services understands that their clients look for professional packing services when planning a home move in the Bay Area. OCD Moving Services also knows how problematic packing and unpacking can be. It can take up a significant portion of one’s time while planning a move. OCD Moving Services prides itself on being expert packers and movers. They have what it takes to get the job done. For more information and to get a free quote, visit http://www.ocdmovingservices.net or call 510-375-3844.

OCD Moving Services provides professional moving services in the following areas:
San Leandro, CA
San Ramon, CA
Dublin, CA
Pleasant Hill, CA
Orinda, CA
Lafayette, LA
Moraga, CA
Alamo, CA
Clayton, CA
Concord, CA
Martinez, CA
El Cerrito, CA
Kensington, CA
Albany, CA
Emeryville, CA
Piedmont, CA
Sausalito, CA
Mill Valley, CA
El Campo, CA
Tiburon, CA
Corte Madera, CA
Paradise Cay, CA
Larkspur, CA
San Rafael, CA
San Anselmo, CA
Novato, CA
Vallejo, CA
Pinole, CA
Benicia, CA
American Canyon, CA
Napa, CA
Napa Valley, CA
Brentwood, CA
Blackhawk, CA
Livermore, CA

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Ship Smart, the Nation’s Premier Packing and Shipping Specialists, Opens Phoenix Location, Making Small Moves a Breeze for Local Residents

Finding a trusted, cost-effective company to provide services for a small move can be a challenge. Many companies focus on a large scale, cross-country moves, making finding the right company difficult. But one company that has been a national leader in the moving industry for 30 years, has been changing the face of the moving industry by providing dependable small move options for residents across the US. That company, Ship Smart, is now set to open a location in Phoenix to help make small moves a reality for area residents.

Ship Smart has over 30 years of experience in the moving industry and over 300 locations nationwide, with its newest location opening in Phoenix at 7301 N 16th St Ste 102. For over 20 of its past 30 years, the company has specialized in small moves between 150 to 2,000 pounds. The company’s commitment to customer satisfaction and cost-effective moving solutions has earned Ship Smart a national reputation as a top-rated small moving company.

For those in the Phoenix area looking for worry-free assistance with moving, Ship Smart is a smart choice. The Ship Smart team is committed to providing cost-effective small moving services that give clients peace of mind for safely shipping their household contents. The team can assist with moves that include office furniture, artwork, antiques, electronics, and more. Unlike other moving companies, Ship Smart also offers a door-to-door furniture shipping service, so clients do not have the added hassle of dropping off or picking up their items at a warehouse.

In addition to safely moving and shipping clients’ items, the Ship Smart team can also assist with securely packing items in clients’ homes or offices. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau thanks to their customer-focused, affordable services.

“The Ship Smart team is thrilled to be opening our newest location in Phoenix to help area residents with all of their small move needs,” noted John Kessler, CEO of Ship Smart. “We make sure our clients’ items get to their destination on time and intact, helping to alleviate the stress and anxiety of moving items safely, so clients can focus on more important aspects of their move.”

To learn more about all of Ship Smart’s shipping and packing services for small household or office moves, or to learn more about their services offered in the Phoenix area, visit Small Movers In Phoenix.

About Ship Smart
For over 30 years, Ship Smart has served the moving needs of clients across the country. For the past 20 years, the firm has specialized in small moves, providing quality services not found at larger moving companies including custom packing, crating services, and more. With over 300 locations across the country, Ship Smart is poised to meet the unique needs of families, individuals, and businesses seeking small move services, no matter where they are located.

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International Jet Celebrates 40 Years of Private Charter

On September 25, 2019 International Jet celebrated 40 years of private charter jet services. The company has been based out of Centennial Airport in Centennial, Colorado since 1980 and is the longest tenured company at the airport. International Jet has a unique and varied history. Aside from flying celebrities and private passengers for business and personal private charter, the company has flown missile codes to air bases around the country for the military, cancelled checks for banks, and even once flew a gorilla—BeBe—to the Cincinnati Zoo. International Jet has also flown over 10,000 AirLife flights over a twenty-five year period. Since 1991, International Jet has flown the Dream Chaser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2014 the company was honored with NBAA’s Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership.
The 40th celebration was September 25, 2019 at the International Jet offices and hangar at Centennial Airport.

Early Roots

In 1979 Lynn Krogh and Bill Milam began the company in Long Beach, California. The first plane was a 1975 Cessna 421 Turbo Prop. Business was good and in February of 1980 the company acquired a Lear 24 and moved the operation to Denver, Colorado, where space was rented from Tiger Air. During this time International Jet flew a lot of cargo flights for Emery Air Freight and Purolator.


In June of 1980 we added a Lear 25 and became the first charter Lear Jet at Centennial Airport. Our first hangar, today’s maintenance hangar, was built shortly after arriving in Denver. Today, International Jet is the longest tenured company at Centennial Airport.

We flew cargo for several years and at one point we even operated a helicopter charter. Long-time Denver residents might remember Mike Silva, pilot of the KCNC-TV helicopter. He was the first pilot for the International Jet helicopter charter services—Shy Charter.

During this time we also had a military contract to fly missile launch codes to the different air bases throughout the United States.

Transition To Passenger

Brian Smith joined International Jet in 1989 as the company was transitioning to more passenger charters. Columbia Air Life (later became HealthOne) became a long-time customer in the early '90s. Over a twenty-five year period International Jet flew more than 10,000 medical transplants using twelve to fifteen different planes.


Groundbreaking Event

In 2002, we broke ground on the current building at Centennial Airport and it opened in 2003. A series of large aircraft were added in the mid-2000s as International Jet became a completely passenger charter company.


In 2008 Brian became a full partner in the business.

Dream Chaser and Make-A-Wish

At International Jet we believe in giving back to the community and we put those beliefs into action. Five times one of our jets has been turned into the Dream Chaser, or "like a Lifesaver," as the kids say, and we do our best to make a few dreams come true by taking some of the kids on a flight to remember. This year (2019) we flew Make-A-Wish Foundation kids from Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque and Los Angeles. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) honored International Jet Aviation Services and the Make-A-Wish Foundation as co-recipients of NBAA's 2014 Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership.

Clouds Of Fun!

We’ve flown a lot of interesting and wonderful people over the years, including: Neil Armstrong, Pat Bowlen, Johnny Cash, Jack Nicklaus, Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey. We look forward to flying them, other superstars, executives and families for another forty years.


It’s all been possible because of the great people who made International Jet their home—some for a short while, others for years. We couldn’t have accomplished it without you! Come celebrate with us. Follow the link below to confirm your reservation.

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Fine Art Shippers Offers Comprehensive Art Logistics Services in NYC

Finding a reliable art logistics company to transport your precious artworks in NYC is easier said than done. Among the abundance of offers, many companies fail to stand by their promises and render genuinely exceptional services. Fine Art Shippers, a fine art shipping company with decades of flawless reputation in the area, stands apart from the multitude of offers in the NYC art handling market due to professionalism and dedication of its team to the art of handling art. A father-and-son company founded in 1995, Fine Art Shippers has been at the forefront of the dynamic NYC art world for decades to date, always coming with impeccable services, affordable rates, and customization of services to each client’s individual needs.

Here you’ll find comprehensive service packages including artwork transportation to galleries and auctions, moving museum exhibitions, antique moving, and art installation at the owner’s residence or the location of its display. With representative offices scattered across the USA and globally, Fine Art Shippers comes with a variety of service options that any demanding art collector or art organization may have, meeting and exceeding the quality and timeliness expectations. Hundreds of art dealers, galleries, museums, and private collectors enjoy the convenience of the company’s affordable art shuttle services allowing their items to reach the destination swiftly and securely.

Besides the actual art logistics services, Fine Art Shippers has successfully expanded its scope of service coverage to include art consultation and storage. The seasoned experts with proven experience consult clients on all issues related to art appraisal, authentication, brokerage, and procurement. Additional consultation aspects include support for young and emerging artists in terms of exhibition set-up, advertising campaigns, and the provision of appropriate venues for the artistic events.

Whatever piece of art you need to be moved, it’s never an issue for Fine Art Shippers. Its experts are experienced in piano shipping, white glove moving, and installation of artworks of all sizes. Every employee has specialized training in the handling of antiques, guaranteeing that your artworks stay intact no matter their condition and age.

Fine Art Shippers has an impressive track record of fine art moving and installation services at all significant NYC art fairs, including Frieze New York, The Armory Show, Affordable Art Fair New York, and SCOPE New York, to name just a few. Its art movers and handlers are always up to date with the latest techniques of careful, safe art packing, moving, and installation. Now you can relax and rest assured that your valuable property is in reliable and capable hands instead of controlling every aspect of the transportation. By using the art pick-up and delivery service from Fine Art Shippers, you may have your new acquisition reach its new home in no time.

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The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum Has Announced a Call for Works

Fine Art Shippers, a NYC-based international art logistics company, is happy to share the amazing news that the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum has announced a call for works for the group photography exhibit that will be held on January 10 – April 19, 2020. All works presented at the exhibition will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Museum and the participating artists. The photographer with the largest number of votes from the visitors will also be awarded a solo exhibit at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum in 2022.

At Fine Art Shippers, we are proud to provide comprehensive fine art shipping and museum services in the United States. We have the pleasure of working with many art institutions and organizations that entrust our team with handling highly valuable, one-of-a-kind art objects of any kind. At Fine Art Shippers, we also support talented emerging artists and various cultural activities that take place throughout the country, providing them with more publicity and attention they deserve. Now, we want to introduce the amazing Fort Smith Regional Art Museum and its recent program for professional artists in the field of photography.

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM) was officially opened in the heart of Fort Smith, Arkansas in January 2013, but its history goes back further than that. The Museum originated under the Arkansas Association of University Women in 1948. At the time, it was a group of local artists who exhibited their artworks and held various classes throughout the city. Years later, they founded the Fort Smith Art Center that eventually was fully rebranded to align with the standards of the American Alliance of Museums. Thus, the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum as we know it today was born.

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum is largely focused on the work of local and regional artists, but it also hosts nationally and internationally recognized traveling exhibitions. Among the Museum’s upcoming events is the exhibition of contemporary photography, which is aimed to foster art appreciation in the community and recognize professional artists at the same time. Any photographer, no matter whether they specialize in personal documentary, reportage, portrait, conceptual, travel, or landscape photography, can submit their works for consideration. Photographs to be shown in the exhibition will be selected by RAM. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019. The entry is free.

It’s interesting that throughout the duration of the exhibition that will run at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum from January 10 to April 19, 2020, the visitors will be able to vote for the photographer they like. The winner will be awarded their own solo exhibition at the Museum, which will be held in January 2022. Besides, all the works will be available for sale, and proceeds will benefit the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum and the participating artists. Whether you are a photographer or a connoisseur, we highly recommend that you pay your attention to the upcoming photography exhibition hosted by RAM. It will definitely be an exciting and memorable event!

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Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab Is Returning on September 20

Fine Art Shippers, an international fine art shipping company headquartered in NYC, is happy to announce that this year’s edition of Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab will be held at the Billie Holiday Theatre on September 20-22. This important cultural event will bring to Brooklyn a fabulous selection of shorts, films, experimental videos, and other works by some of the most talented filmmakers and artists from the African Diaspora, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab is an arts organization and film festival founded in Brooklyn, NY by two talented people: Lydia Darly and Billy Gerard Frank. Lydia Darly is a filmmaker and award-winning actress of Guadeloupean descent, who was born and raised in France. She was featured in Renny Harlin’s famous 2004 horror film “The Exorcist: The Beginning” and was Jordan Bayne’s assistant director on his 2011 short film “The Sea is All I Know” starring Melissa Leo. Lydia Darly is also a frequent guest speaker at various film festivals, known for her support of independent and women filmmakers.

Billy Gerard Frank, the co-founder of Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab, is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker born in Grenada. This year, this talented person, who now lives in New York, represents his home country at the prestigious Venice Biennale that is often called “The Art Olympics.” Frank’s research-based work addresses the issues of global politics, race, sexuality, migration, minority status, and post-colonial subjects. His films and mixed media artworks have been featured in many different group and solo exhibitions held in the United States, UK, and the Caribbean.

Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab is an annual film festival born from the collaboration between Lydia Darly, Billy Gerard Frank, and another Brooklyn-based arts organization – RestorationArt. The Festival is organized for emerging and young artists and filmmakers from and about the African Diaspora, Latin America, and the Middle East. It is currently held in Brooklyn, NY but is going to expand its borders next year to include Marseille, France and Ghana, Africa.

Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab 2019 has a very interesting festival program that will take place at the Billie Holiday Theatre, starting on September 20. The Festival will focus on the themes of Social Justice, Immigration, Multiculturalism, and Identity, presenting works by a whole range of talented and creative people from around the world. These include dramatic and documentary films, shorts, experimental videos, performances, and virtual reality. Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab 2019 will be juried by the Egyptian-American director and cinematographer Mona Eldaief and the famous American producer Lauren Beck whose film “Manchester by the Sea” won two Oscars at the Academy Awards 2017.

Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab 2019 is expected to be a memorable event full of arts and culture. The Opening Night Ceremony will start on September 20 at 7pm with a short fiction “Yasmina” by Claire Cahen & Ali Esmili France. Very recommended!

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Introducing Verita Amare Et – A Super Star of Contemporary Art

Fine Art Shippers, an international logistics company specializing in shipping art and antiques, is delighted to introduce Verita Amare Et, an undeniable star of contemporary art, who has achieved impressive results in many different areas. Verita Amare Et is a sculptor, painter, couturier, designer, biochemist, writer, singer, actress, and simply beautiful young lady proudly holding the titles of “Mrs. Russia” and “Mrs. Montenegro.” At Fine Art Shippers, we are happy to have met this amazing person and incredibly proud to share her work with the world.

With a wide network of representative offices and partners worldwide, Fine Art Shippers has a unique opportunity to work with many international artists based in different parts of the globe. We ship fine art and antiques, help organize exhibitions, install artworks of any kind, pack and crate large collections, consolidate shipments, provide art consultations, and do many other things for our clients. Fine Art Shippers also helps talented contemporary artists, both emerging and well-established, spread their artistic vision, ideas, and art around the world. One of the most interesting and inspiring artists we have ever met is Verita Amare Et who can be rightfully called a genius of our time.

Veronika Medvedeva, or as she is known worldwide Verita Amare Et, is a multimedia artist born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia in 1987. She comes from an old noble family; many exhibits dedicated to the life of Medvedeva’s ancestors are kept in the museums all over the country. Currently, the artist is working together with the Central State Archives of St. Petersburg to restore the noble status of her family.

Verita Amare Et is a natural born artist. Her passion is sculpture. The artist creates truly impressive and inspiring sculptures, many of which are in private collections worldwide. Verita Amare Et is also a very talented painter who collaborates with different publishers, creating illustrations for the most demanding authors. Besides, she is a creator of the graphic novel “Catacula” that is both funny and philosophical.

In addition to being a sculptor and painter, Verita Amare Et is a designer of exclusive couture clothing. Her collections were shown in Moscow, Odessa, and New York where they received high recognition from fashion connoisseurs. Another interesting fact about Verita Amare Et is that she has created a unique series of flavors “Aurum” that stimulate the release of pheromones and endorphins in the body, thus enhancing the attractiveness and improving well-being and mood. Her “Terra Aurum Met” laboratory, which was founded in 2008, also creates natural healing and care products made from plant extracts.

There is a lot that can be said about Verita Amare Et. She is an incredibly gifted person who has already made so many wonderful things for the world of art and people. Moreover, each year, this amazing lady continues to push the boundaries, taking her talent to new, spectacular levels. At Fine Art Shippers, we are proud to know Verita Amare Et, and we highly recommend that you learn more about her work and story.

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Introducing Innovative Outdoor Fire Pits from Firecup

Fine Art Shippers, a NYC-based art transportation company with offices worldwide, is pleased to introduce Firecup, a company that will change your view on outdoor fire pits. Firecup produces unique, custom-made wood burning fire pits that are much more than just a fun way to create a warm and cozy gathering place in your patio, garden, or backyard. Each of them is an art masterpiece made by a team of skillful and well-trained craftsmen, which was designed to turn any outdoor space into a stylish oasis.

As an international art logistics company, Fine Art Shippers has the pleasure of dealing with many creative and talented people in different parts of the world. We provide a full range of art handling, art shipping, art packing, art storage, and art installation services to artists, gallerists, collectors, dealers, curators, and all those who love and appreciate art. Our business is also our passion, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to work in the fascinating world of art and design, which is full of amazing creations that can blow the mind. For example, some of the most unusual, beautiful, and, at the same time, functional pieces that we have ever seen are outdoor fire pits from Firecup.

Founded in Moscow in 2014, Firecup is now the leader on the market, known far beyond the borders of Russia. The company has made its name by producing one-of-a-kind designer fire pits in the form of a sphere, each decorated with artistic cut-outs created by Firecup masters according to the client’s choice of shapes and images. Such fire pits are as beautiful and eye-catching as they are functional because all of them are made of durable steel and designed to contain fire, improve airflow, and minimize smoke at the same time. As for the intricate cut-outs on the metal, they are made with a laser. The thickness of even the smallest elements is carefully verified so that they do not burst from the heat. Besides, each fire pit is covered with two layers of heat-resistant paint that protects it from high temperatures.

Outdoor fire pits from Firecup are created for a magical, touching atmosphere in the garden, patio, or elsewhere. They are also used during various festivals as focal points for gatherings. In particular, Firecup designer spheres are installed in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada during the renowned Burning Man festival, the recent edition of which came to an end on September 3. These artistic creations are, without a doubt, true masterpieces able to turn any space into a relaxing nook you will never want to leave.

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Introducing the Talented Colombian Multimedia Artist Angelov Franco

Fine Art Shippers, a New York-based fine art shipping company, is pleased to introduce Angelov Franco, a talented Colombian multimedia artist whose beautiful artworks are characterized by bold compositions, intricate lines, and contrasting shapes. Angelov Franco creates colorful and vibrant paintings and sculptures, often combining different media in his work. His amazing creations are exhibited all over the world, sometimes in quite unexpected places, which only enhances the overall impression of his mixed media works to a whole new level of perception.

Fine Art Shippers is not just any fine art shipping company offering artwork transportation services in the United States. First of all, we operate around the globe, providing professional art handling and logistics services in many countries worldwide, including China, Israel, UAE, Russia, France, and the United Kingdom. Secondly, we are passionate about art and culture, and honored to serve many international artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations. At Fine Art Shippers, we love and appreciate art in any of its forms, and it is always a pleasure for us to meet really talented people whose work deserves greater recognition and visibility. Angelov Franco is one of these artists, and we are happy to tell the world about his amazing art.

Angelov Franco is a Colombian artist known for creating colorful mixed media artworks on diverse subjects inspired by his vivid imagination. Franco fell in love with art in his childhood through frequent exposure to cartoons, comic books, and various illustrations. His passion for art gave an impetus to the further development of his artistic skills and creative expression, which eventually led the young artist to the famous Art Students League of New York. This prestigious art school was home to some of the greatest artists of our time, including Georgia O’Keeffe and Jackson Pollock, and it was also home to the talented artist from Colombia who mastered there his artistic technique.

Works by Angelov Franco have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Gwangju Biennale 2015 in Kwangju, South Korea, where he received a welcoming review from some of the most reputable art critics. Franco’s artworks were also displayed at SCOPE Miami Beach, Le Lavo//matik Gallery in Paris, Princeton University, and the Newark Art Museum. His most recent solo exhibition featuring mixed media works on wood panels took place in Los Angeles at the Polynesian tattoo studio Mana’o Tattoo-LA, attracting even more attention to the artist’s work. Titled “A Carousel of Shiny Stars,” it was a somewhat beautiful tribute to the migration through the oceans, the reefs, and the connection to the stars.

Multimedia art by Angelov Franco is amazing, with numerous details making you explore it over and over again. You should definitely see his works with your own eyes. Very recommended!

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World Art Road Show Will Open Its Doors in Moscow on September 6

Fine Art Shippers, a global art logistics provider with representative offices around the world, is pleased to share the great news that the first edition of World Art Road Show will take place in Moscow on September 6-8. This important event will start a series of international art shows aimed at providing a space to showcase the best in modern and contemporary art. World Art Road Show will be held at Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, one of Russia’s first and biggest private contemporary art centers uniting all areas of culture.

Fine Art Shippers has been at the epicenter of the art world since 1995, providing professional art handling and art shipping services to artists, dealers, collectors, museums, galleries, and a whole range of different arts organizations. With partners and representative offices all over the world, we operate globally, trying to meet our clients' needs quickly and comprehensively. Our team particularly specializes in providing art logistics services at the international art fairs and shows, such as the Venice Biennale, Art Basel, Frieze, Armory Show, Art Miami, and others. We also support smaller but no less important art events and shows happening around the world. For example, we highly recommend visiting the upcoming World Art Road Show that will open its doors in Moscow on September 6.

World Art Road Show is a creative international art project founded by the Council for the Development of Foreign Trade and International and Economic Relations in Moscow. It includes several international art shows of modern and contemporary art, held in the four world’s art capitals: Moscow, London, Singapore, and Miami. The first World Art Road Show will take place in Moscow on September 6-8, bringing some of the most talented and outstanding contemporary artists from around the globe under one roof. The show is expected to feature over a thousand original contemporary paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, digital art pieces, and many other interesting artworks that will be displayed in a relaxed and friendly environment.

In addition to showcasing works of art by both emerging and established artists, World Art Road Show will offer a dynamic VIP program available by invitation only. These include exclusive events and lectures organized in partnership with prestigious publications and institutions. VIP lounge will be curated by Polina Eltsina.

At Fine Art Shippers, we are proud to be a media partner at World Art Road Show 2019 and share the world about this unique art fair that makes high-quality contemporary art accessible to everyone. We highly recommend visiting this amazing event in Moscow and all the following shows in other cities. In case you need any art logistics help, we have representative offices in Moscow, London, and Miami, as well as reliable partners in Singapore, and we will be happy to provide exhibitors and collectors with any fine art shipping services required.

World Art Road Show Moscow hours

September 6 from 12pm to 8pm

September 7, 8 from 10am to 8pm

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Introducing Tata Khachatryan – A Rising Star of Russian Cinema

Fine Art Shippers, a professional art handling and art logistics company with offices worldwide, is delighted to draw your attention to the work of Tata Khachatryan, a rising star of Russian cinema. Tata Khachatryan is a young and very talented Russian actress who has already made impressive strides in her career. She is a theater artist, actress, performer, and opera singer whose incredible charisma and energy, both on and off the stage, are undeniable. At Fine Art Shippers, we are happy and proud to know this talented Russian lady who is destined to become a star.

Fine Art Shippers has strong relationships with Russia. Our representative offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg allow us to serve many Russian artists, galleries, museums, collectors, and various institutions, providing them with an array of fine art handling and shipping services nationally and across the globe. We love to work with talented Russian people from different areas of business, and we never miss a chance to share some great artworks by contemporary artists with the world. It is also impossible not to tell about really great Russian talents who deserve to be known on an international level. One of them is the wonderful Russian actress Tata Khachatryan.

Tata Khachatryan was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on August 2, 1994. The girl’s passion for performance and incredible talent were visible to the naked eye. At the age of four, Tata was already a student of the Lyakhovitskaya Children Music School from which she graduated with honors in 2007. The same year, Tata Khachatryan entered the Children’s Theater Studio at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, which later moved to the St. Petersburg Theater of Musical Comedy. In 2011, Tata was already playing the lead roles in the state theaters, including in the musical “Oliver Twist” by the St. Petersburg Theater of Musical Comedy where the young talent got the part of Charlotte and later Bet, and in the opera “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” by the Mariinsky Theatre where Tata got the part of Bluebeard’s eldest daughter. The latter was directed by the artistic director of English National Opera Daniel Kramer and conducted by Valery Gergiev. However, it was only the beginning of Khachatryan’s career.

In 2012, Tata Khachatryan was invited by the famous Russian actor and director Viktor Merezhko to play one of the leading roles in his TV series “Khutoryanin.” It was not the first screen acting experience in Tata’s life, but it was the one that marked the big start of her on-screen career. Since then, the talented Russian actress has appeared in many films and TV series, including “Lancet” (2017), “Major” (2018), and “The Final Test” (2018).

In 2017, Tata Khachatryan successfully graduated from the well-known Russian University of Theater Arts. The actress is now mostly starring in films, but she continues performing in theater too. Tata is a notable representative of contemporary Russian art and cinema scene, who has aspirations to work in Europe and Hollywood. At Fine Art Shippers, we wish this amazing actress creative success and the best of luck in her career endeavors!

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Banksy Wall Removal Service from Fine Art Shippers

As a professional fine art moving company, Fine Art Shippers deals with many different kinds of art, from works on paper and oil paintings to metal sculptures and large art installations. Our company is also proficient in moving walls with graffiti and street art. In particular, we are pleased to offer a Banksy wall removal service in New York, London, Paris, and other our locations. Our team of professional art handlers has the experience, resources, and skills necessary to extract any mural from the wall and relocate it to any destination safely and securely. 

Banksy is a world-known British street artist whose identity is hidden in a shroud of mystery. His amazing murals, most of which address social, economic, and political issues relevant to today, appear on the buildings overnight, as if by magic wand. They cover the walls of Bristol, London, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and many other cities around the world. Banksy prefers to stay anonymous, which, however, does not prevent his works from being sold for millions of dollars. This elusive artist has literally changed the way people look at graffiti and murals, bringing street art to a whole new level. As a result, the lucky owners of buildings covered with Banksy art do their best to preserve his works, which often leads to certain difficulties. This is where Fine Art Shippers comes into play.

Banksy’s last visit to New York in 2018 was marked by a series of gorgeous murals that appeared in the unassuming Brooklyn neighborhood of Midwood. The larger one was almost immediately destroyed, but the smaller one created on the wall of the former Mobil gas station was successfully preserved thanks to the building’s owners and our expertise in moving large and heavy artworks. The mural depicting a seal balancing a ball on its nose is now kept in a secure, climate-controlled facility and can be viewed on-demand.

Moving a Banksy wall was one of the most challenging things Fine Art Shippers has ever done. The 10 x 10 feet mural was approximately five tons in weight, not to mention that we had to extract it from the building without ruining the wall and damaging the artwork itself. This job required a cohesive teamwork approach, with professional art handlers, engineers, builders, art restorers, and steel manufacturers involved. After developing a step-by-step plan of action, we supported the wall with metal bracing elements and a custom built wooden carcass and only then extracted it from the building using special tools and equipment. Everything was done professionally, with the utmost attention to detail, which allowed us to move the valuable Banksy mural to its current location in perfect condition.

At Fine Art Shippers, we are proud to offer our Banksy wall removal service in New York and other cities around the world. We have the capacity and knowledge to handle the most challenging and complicated moving task with efficiency and safety. Whatever mural or art installation you need to relocate, we will be happy to help!

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Professional Services,Society & Culture,Transportation & Logistics,U.S

Must-Visit Summer Exhibition 2019 at JD Malat Gallery in London

Fine Art Shippers, an international fine art shipping company, is pleased to share the amazing news that JD Malat Gallery in London is currently hosting a unique exhibition that features an outstanding collection of works by the gallery’s artists. This exhibition, which is titled Summer Exhibition 2019, highlights the originality and strength of art shown by JD Malat Gallery throughout its first year. The must-visit group show runs at 30 Davies Street in Mayfair, London through September 28, 2019.

JD Malat Gallery was founded in London in June 2018. The gallery is relatively young, but it has already held seven successful solo exhibitions featuring works by some of the best international contemporary artists. Summer Exhibition 2019 is a culmination of an intensive twelve-month gallery program, which carries a breath of fresh air with a selection of the strongest works by thirteen talented artists, both renowned and emerging. These include:

  • Enrico Castellani (1930-2017), one of the most influential Italian artists of the 20th century, who contributed to the development of European avant-garde art in the 1950s-1960s;
  • Marlene Dumas (b. 1953), a prominent contemporary South African artist known for her figurative artworks that touch on many difficult themes, from pornography to segregation;
  • Li Tianbing (b. 1974), a Chinese artist who creates thought-provoking paintings that interweave the dualities present in China today;
  • Zümrütoglu (b. 1970), a Turkish artist whose paintings represent a beautiful mix of physical abstract art and German expressionism; 
  • Mio Yamato (b. 1990), a Japanese artist known for her monochromatic works distinguished by a careful repetition of separated and individual drops of paint;
  • Henrik Uldalen (b. 1986), a Norwegian artist who creates figurative oil paintings that are rather metaphysical and emotional than narrative;
  • Ian Cumberland (b. 1983), an Irish artist known for his unique paintings focused on fictional scenes depicting people and the things, often absurd ones, they do.
  • Santiago Parra (b. 1986), a Colombian artist whose large black and white paintings perfectly combine abstract expressionism with geometric abstraction;
  • Nina Pandolfo (b. 1977), a Brazilian artist known for her delicate, sensual, and playful paintings depicting expressive, large-eyed girls;
  • Katrin Fridriks (b. 1974), an Icelandic artist whose abstract expressionist paintings examine questions about new technologies and how they work;
  • Masayoshi Nojo (b. 1989), a Japanese artist who combines Japanese aesthetics with contemporary visual languages to create his beautiful mixed media artworks;
  • Conrad Jon Godly (b. 1962), a Swiss artist whose impressive paintings are inspired by nature and its relationship to humanity;
  • Andy Moses (b. 1962), an American artist known for his distinctive paintings that are simultaneously representational and abstract.

The selection of artworks presented by JD Malat Gallery at Summer Exhibition 2019 is diverse and vibrant. At Fine Art Shippers, we highly recommend that you visit this exceptional art exhibition at your first opportunity. In case you need any art logistics services, our London office will be happy to provide you with any help or assistance, from fine art shipping to artwork installation, required.

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Europe,News & Current Affairs,Society & Culture,Transportation & Logistics

Art Logistics Services at Bushwick Open Studios 2019

Fine Art Shippers, a well-established NYC-based art logistics company, is pleased to offer professional art handling, art shipping, and art installation services at the upcoming edition of Bushwick Open Studios. This important art event will be held this year on September 20-22, bringing together artists and galleries based in Bushwick and bordering areas of Williamsburg, Ridgewood, and Bedford Stuyvesant.

Fine Art Shippers has more than 24 years of experience in handling, packing, crating, moving, and shipping fine art of any kind. We serve art galleries, artists, museums, dealers, architects, furniture showrooms, designers, and a whole range of other creatives in the United States and abroad. Our company is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, but all the major work is done in our warehouse located in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is full of art, and it is full of talented artists working in various media, styles, and genres. Brooklyn is also home to many incredible street art pieces created by both unknown artists and those whose names are known all over the world. Art in this part of New York can be found everywhere, but the most vibrant art scene is in Bushwick, a sprawling neighborhood in northern Brooklyn, which is definitely on the rise.

Bushwick offers many interesting activities and events for art lovers, including the amazing Bushwick Open Studios organized by Arts in Bushwick, a multidisciplinary arts platform that connects seasoned and new art collectors with local art business professionals and the most talented artists. Bushwick Open Studios is a three-day “open to all” festival of art and culture, aimed at keeping the cultural relevance alive within Bushwick. This important art event celebrates the creativity of the artists in the neighborhood, facilitating community dialogue and projects. Besides, it is complemented by different block parties, special presentations, and other activities focused on art in Bushwick.

At Fine Art Shippers, we love working in Bushwick, and we love helping artists, galleries, and collectors with art logistics during Bushwick Open Studios. Our services include:

  • local, national, and international art shipping;
  • art packing and custom art crating;
  • art installation;
  • curating and art selections;
  • art project management;
  • booth set-up and display fabrication;
  • framing consultation;
  • art storage in climate-controlled facilities;
  • inventory and collection management.

This list is not exhaustive because Fine Art Shippers proudly offers many other services to satisfy any need of exhibitors, event organizers, and visitors of Bushwick Open Studios. We also provide expert art consultation services and can help choose and buy the best art pieces for a private or public collection. Whatever art handling, art shipping, or art installation assistance you need, please do not hesitate to contact our team. Fine Art Shippers will be present at Bushwick Open Studios, and we will be happy to help!

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Billy Gerard Frank to Screen “Second Eulogy: Mind The Gap” at Martos Gallery

Fine Art Shippers, an international art logistics company, is pleased to share the amazing news that Billy Gerard Frank will be doing limited screenings of his film “Second Eulogy: Mind The Gap” at Martos Gallery in New York. The screenings will be part of EBSPLOITATION, a curated program of short films and videos, which runs at the gallery through August 3, 2019. “Second Eulogy: Mind The Gap” will be showing on July 17 and 24.

Billy Gerard Frank is a Grenadian-born multi-disciplinary artist working at the intersection of filmmaking, art, activism, and design. He is one of the artists selected this year to represent Grenada at the Venice Biennale, the most prestigious and important event in the world of art and culture. At the Venice Biennale, Billy Gerard Frank presented his new 40-minute film, “Second Eulogy: Mind The Gap,” accompanied by mixed media collages, sculptures, and canvas paintings. The work is built on the memories of Frank’s father’s life and explores the themes of estrangement, sexuality, exile, and migration. It is an abstract story of interconnected lives, which perfectly combines non-fiction with fiction, mirroring the artist’s own experience in Grenada as a gay teenager. It is also worth noting that the producer of “Second Eulogy: Mind The Gap” is Lauren Beck – the same Lauren Beck who earned her Academy Award for Best Picture nomination for the critically acclaimed 2016 film “Manchester by the Sea.”

“Second Eulogy: Mind The Gap,” along with the entire installation, is on view at the Venice Biennale until November 24. However, you don’t have to visit Venice to see this film because it will be showing at Martos Gallery this July.

This summer, Martos Gallery was transformed into a movie theater to present a program of videos and short films showing a different side to filmmaking. The unique exhibition is titled EBSPLOITATION, paying tribute to Blaxploitation, a genre of black action film aimed at black audiences, which emerged in the US in the early 1970s. EBSPLOITATION features videos and short films by many talented artists, including Billy Gerard Frank and Arthur Jafa who won Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival this year. The curated program runs daily during gallery hours, with screenings of longer films every Wednesday night at 8pm. Billy Gerard Frank will be showing his film on July 17 and 24.

At Fine Art Shippers, we had the pleasure of helping Billy Gerard Frank ship his art installation to the Venice Biennale. This amazing artist did an incredible job with his “Second Eulogy: Mind The Gap,” which was called “incredible” by ARTnews. If you are in New York, don’t miss a chance to see this 40-minute film at Martos Gallery!

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ColdPoint Logistics Continues Aggressive Growth with Implementation of Cadre’s Cadence WMS and LogiView Inventory Visibility Solution

ColdPoint Logistics has implemented Cadre Technologies’ Cadence Warehouse Management System and LogiView Visibility to help manage the pace of its rapid ascent in temperature-controlled logistics services. The company has put together an innovative business model based on its proximity to the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas. Its direct to rail facilities nearly eliminates truck traffic and reduces West Coast port congestion, providing significant cost savings for its customers.

Cadence and LogiView will help manage all phases of inventory movement in real-time to provide new levels of accuracy and efficiency. Cadence is a full-featured, flexible WMS that tracks inbound, outbound and stored inventory within the business while LogiView extends visibility to customers, shippers and other stakeholders in the supply chain as well as EDI connectivity.

“Cadence is providing new levels of collaboration and flexibility in our operations to meet our aggressive goals for growth,” explained Phil Ehret, IT Manager at ColdPoint. “The versatility and scalability of both Cadence and LogiView helps manage the fast pace set by our customer base.”

Cadre’s systems manage a wide range of operations for virtually every vertical product market including specific tracking and control of products in frozen and cold storage facilities. It manages varying requirements and individual operations for multiple clients in hundreds of 3rd party (3PLs) warehouses and product distribution companies.

“We are pleased to have ColdPoint join our growing list of innovative customers,” said Daryl Grove, Executive Vice President of Operations at Cadre. “Cadre is proud to contribute to the success of such a ground-breaking business.”

About ColdPoint Logistics 
ColdPoint Logistics is reinventing the global fresh food farm to fork movement. Led by international food manufacturing and supply chain industry experts, ColdPoint leverages decades of experience and its location in the heart of America’s breadbasket to deliver a simple yet innovative technology-driven solution for storing, shipping and transloading agricultural products. Located at LPKC, close to the source of food production, ColdPoint’s approach allows cargo owners and shippers to reduce the number of transloads required, which decreases trucking mileage and pollution, eliminates reliance on cold storage at port facilities and cuts domestic drayage. For more information, visit http://www.coldpointlogistics.com or call 913.229.3800. ColdPoint is an affiliate of NorthPoint Development, the master developer of Logistics Park Kansas City.

About Cadre Technologies 
Cadre Technologies is a leading innovator of software for fulfillment and logistics operations including warehouse management, transportation management and online collaboration. Products include Accuplus 3rd Party Logistics WMS; LogiView, SaaS based supply chain control tower; and Cadence Warehouse Management System. The company is based in Denver, Colorado with offices in Lenexa, Kansas and Baltimore, Maryland. Cadre is a FOG Software Group company, part of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU). For more information, visit http://www.cadretech.com

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Taylored Services, LLC. Named a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL for 2019

Taylored Services, LLC has been named a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL for 2019, and included it in a listing of leading third-party logistics providers selected by the editors of Multichannel Merchant.

Given the explosion of ecommerce and the increasing number of 3PLs in the marketplace, Multichannel Merchant has created this unique resource to vet 3PL providers as a value-added service for its audience. The online resource is a searchable directory for merchants looking for a qualified 3PL.

“3PLs have become an increasingly important resource for ecommerce and direct-to-customer merchants who don’t have the capital to invest in their own distribution networks,” said Mike O’Brien, Senior Content Manager of Multichannel Merchant. “This is especially critical due to the ongoing lack of available commercial space for such facilities. We developed our Top 3PL listing as a valuable resource for merchants. Each company on the list has been selected based on its industry experience, range of capabilities and ability to handle high order flow during peak periods.”

The company profiles in the MCM Top 3PL listing include vital information to help merchants in their selection process, including key capabilities, average annual client order volume, top merchandise categories handled, facility locations and more.

“As our customers grow their online, direct-to-consumer business, Taylored Services continually adapts to this changing reality. This includes investment in systems and technology, facility layouts, and customer service to support their speed to market needs,” says Brian Southwell, Vice President of Business Development.

You can view the complete MCM Top 3PL listing here.

About Multichannel Merchant 
Multichannel Merchant reaches key decision makers responsible for ecommerce, management, marketing and operations at companies that sell merchandise through multiple channels — including ecommerce, mobile, social, and catalog. Multichannel Merchant delivers original research, as well as in-depth analysis of trends and best practices, news, tactical/how-to, executive summaries, technology and supplier comparisons, tip sheets and resource information to help companies sell & deliver products wherever and whenever the customer wants them – at home, work, store or other locations.

About Taylored Services 
Taylored Fulfillment Services. Since our humble beginnings in New Jersey in 1992, Taylored Services has grown to become a national leader in distribution, fulfillment and warehousing. We have achieved this status by providing the services our clients need when and where they need them. 
Our distribution centers are located near the nation’s busiest ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and New York. We work with a diversified client base including wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers and our expertise extends to multiple brand and accessory categories.

Taylored Services continually invests in systems and technology to insure that we stay ahead of the requirements placed on our customers. Our warehouse management systems are ready to receive orders from the industry’s most powerful ecommerce platforms. By leveraging a unique combination of people and technology, our customized approach accurately aligns your organization’s multi-channel support with the high expectations of today’s marketplace.

Taylored Services is a strategic eCommerce logistics partner that has embraced the need to satisfy our clients OMNI-Channel fulfillment requirements. In today’s marketplace, the direct to consumer experience is a growing and time critical component of our clients business. Whether eCommerce is your business, or is just a small, growing piece of your brand, Taylored Services is ready to take your business to the next level. 

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OnAirParking.com Launches Cheap Cruise Port Parking in Tampa, Florida for Only .99/Day

Parking reservation company On Air Parking has officially announced that its cruise parking reservation service for the Port of Tampa in Florida has went live on its website. Travelers will now be able to purchase guaranteed parking on their preferred dates and pay only .99/day for parking.

On Air Parking is the rebranded off airport parking reservation service of NOSON Inc., following the company's successful launch of Top Airport Parking in 2016. The rebrand includes a new logo, website, and suite of parking reservation management features, while retaining Top Airport Parking's simple parking reservation process.

"We're excited to help travelers on cruise vacations save on parking fees," said NOSON CEO Patrick Murray. "Parking right next to the cruise ship is expensive."

"We offer the lowest price you'll find online."

After travelers make a purchase for their check-in and check-out dates, they are emailed the details of their parking reservation including the exact address of the facility. All parking reservations purchased on the On Air Parking website include free cancellations.

"We're giving the people in Florida what they want, and that's ridiculously cheap parking," Murray said. 

About On Air Parking
On Air Parking is an airport parking reservation company that aims to disrupt the airport parking vertical. Present in 35 markets, the San Francisco-based startup guarantees the cheapest rates at five-star parking facilities, with free cancellations and free shuttle services to get to and back from the airport. To purchase guaranteed parking near your local airport, visit onairparking.com.

Posted in: Business,Transportation & Logistics

George Swies Promoted at Custom Air Products & Services

Taylor Norris, CEO of Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), today announces the promotion of George Swies as Commercial Maintenance Supervisor.

“We are so excited about George and the value that he brings to this company and more importantly to the customers that we serve,” CAPS CEO Taylor Norris explained. “As Commercial Maintenance Supervisor, George is now in a position to provide support for all aspects of commercial maintenance with an emphasis on commercial maintenance contracts.”

CAPS General Manager of Service Division, Carl Brauer pointed out, “With George looking at the processes from a higher level, he is poised to have a greater impact on customer service, contract pricing, scheduling, and material control.”

George brings with him ten years of global industry experience as a certified HVAC technician. He spent ten years in the U.S. Navy as Petty Officer Swies, Machinist Mate 1st Class (MM1). He holds many certifications through the U.S. Navy, Penn Foster Career School, and Coastline Community College. George will be reporting to the division General Manager of service.

As CAPS President John Boger explained, “If you don’t have excellent people in the correct roles, it’s nearly impossible to develop a great offering and serve your customers well. That’s why, CAPS gives top performers, like George, the opportunity to be the leader he was meant to be.”

About Custom Air Products & Services

Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. is a full-service HVAC company that specializes in the design, construction, installation, modification, and servicing of industrial and commercial air conditioning equipment. CAPS employees are committed to providing exceptional custom design and quality workmanship at competitive prices.

Custom Air Products & Services currently occupies five (6) modern facilities, totaling 350,000 square feet in size. These buildings include administrative and engineering offices, training facilities, a filter warehouse, and service shops for fabrication, manufacturing, and modifications. CAPS services are provided to customers throughout the United States and Mexico while their manufactured products have been delivered to sites around the world. Currently, CAPS has equipment operating on six (6) continents and in 52 countries.

For more information, contact Custom Air Products at 713.460.9009 or visit them on the web at http://www.customairproducts.com.

If you’d like more information about this topic, please call Susan Archer at 713.460.9009 or email her at susan.archer@customairproducts.com.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Services,Transportation & Logistics

Hydro Engineering Inc. Containerized Equipment Rooms Include All Systems Required for a Complete Vehicle or Equipment Wash Rack

Hydro Engineering Inc containerized equipment rooms start with either 20’ or 40’ custom built containers. Equipment needed to complete customer wash racks will determine the container size required for equipment installation.

Once equipment and vehicle wash rack requirements are determined, 3D modeling of containerized equipment room is next. Electrical, plumbing, HVAC are laid out and installed. Pressure washers (up to 4 each), wash water filtration and recycling equipment, chemical mixing, foam spraying systems are installed, tested and all equipment is certified to UL, CE and CSA standards. We now have a complete containerized equipment room that is ready to connect on location to water and electric power. With a fluid connection between Hydrosite containerized equipment room and existing wash bay, the fully operational wash rack is ready to go.

Factors that determine if a containerized equipment room should be considered.

1. Is there space available for equipment installation within exiting facility? 
2. Is there a requirement for possible wash rack relocation?

Available space is an issue solved with a Hydrosite containerized equipment room. They are weather resistant, freeze protected containers that can be placed wherever space is available. If relocation of wash rack equipment is required, simply disconnect power and water and move. This provides a big advantage over permanently installed equipment within existing buildings.

Hydrosite containerized equipment rooms are easily connected to existing concrete wash bays but become even more flexible when vehicle and equipment wash racks connected to them are also portable. Hydropad portable wash racks, configured to any size required for equipment or vehicle wash racks.

Posted in: Manufacturing & Industry,Transportation & Logistics

Mobility innovators select cloudyBoss as technology partner

The mobility sector is undergoing a massive change, with both vehicle manufacturers and mobility tech innovators, taking up the challenge to revolutionise personal and commercial transportation.

In the vehicle-sharing sector, one of the upcoming innovators is a European company, WeGo, which provides a digital marketplace for people to rent out their own vehicle to individuals or organisations that require one on an occasional basis.

At the core of its architecture is a platform that incorporates Blockchain, Big Data and AI and WeGo selected award-winning cloudyBoss as the platform on which to base its innovation.

cloudyBoss NEXT+ platform has Blockchain DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) and Artificial Intelligence built into its core, making it the only platform in the world currently to provide a code-less DLT solution called SKYE. 

For clients, such as WeGo, who work in a rapidly evolving industry, our ERP-X platform with its built-in blockchain technology allows for fast-track development of highly-scalable solutions,” stated cloudyBoss CEO, Lou Schillaci.

CTO, Giovanni Di Noto added, “As WeGo has partners across the insurance and transportation industries, the use of Blockchain is essential to ensure that all information collected and exchanged is at all times secure, valid and immutable.”

cloudyBoss is gaining considerable traction across the entire Mobility sector, with interest coming from major vehicle manufacturers, logistics and supply chain businesses who require access to similar technology

WeGo CEO, Marco Filippi stated, “Selecting cloudyBoss as our technical partner means choosing a worldwide acknowledged company, that is recognized for its expertise and the solid background of its management team. 

cloudyBoss is the right partner for developing our project as we need innovative and advanced solutions, such as SKYE, which will provide a deep ability to handle disruptive technologies. cloudyBoss is a disruptor itself and visionary and this is the added value that makes it different from its counterparts.”

Posted in: Computers & Software,Technology,Transportation & Logistics,U.S,World

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