Industry News:

Con-way Freight to boost driver wages early next year; first big nonunion LTL trucker to act
 -- Posted: 9/30/2014
Changes seen costing parent firm about $60 million next year, analysts say.

O’Brien Installations Announces Crane Dealer Agreement with Sling-Choker
 -- Posted: 9/30/2014

O’Brien Installations Limited announced an agreement with Sling-Choker Manufacturing that combines the extensive distribution network of Sling-Choker with O’Brien’s crane and hoist products to give consumers further access to O’Brien’s lifting equipment.

Under the agreement, Sling-Choker will distribute O’Brien crane and hoist products inc...

Crown Equipment Unveils New Forklift Cabins that Challenge Conventional Design
 -- Posted: 9/30/2014

Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, continues to push the limits of industrial gas forklift design. This time it comes in the form of new hard and soft cabins for the Crown C-5 Series that contain a number of features to help operators gain comfort, greater visibility and improved performance while working in unpredictable environments.<...

"There's always a solution": interview with Lt. Gen. Robert Ruark
 -- Posted: 9/29/2014
When it's your job to figure out what military logistics capability the U.S. will need three to five years out, it helps to have a "can do" attitude. Fortunately, Lt. Gen. Robert Ruark believes there is always a solution to a problem.


Green
Everyone is talking about working “green” and one of the side benefits of using Warehouse Link is the “green” benefit of going paperless. Paper may be the “way we’ve always done it” and there may be some people that want to hold on to that security blanket and resist change, but once the system is in place it is guaranteed that the naysayers will not want to go back to the old way of working. A paper driven system will only display information for that piece of time in history. Warehouse Link provides the same “need-to-know” information that paper gives, but the information is up-to-the second, real-time, accurate information, without wasting paper to share the information. How often are pick tickets misplaced somewhere in the warehouse and need to be reprinted? This will not happen with Warehouse Link – the information cannot be misplaced and it is always available. Oh, and one other “green” benefit is ROI – Warehouse Link generally pays for itself in 6-9 months!