Overdrive Magazine

October 2019

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80 | Overdrive | October 2019 Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Schneider launched an electronic Driver Report Form (eDRF) for its Bulk division drivers who haul liquid commodities. Required at most pickups and deliveries, eDRF features prepopulated fields filled at order creation to improve accuracy. The report is available on Schneider's portal seconds after a driver submits BY DEAN SMALLWOOD the completed form from a tablet. ACQUISITIONS Heartland Express acquired Millis Transfer and related entities for about $150 million. Millis, based in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, is a dry van truckload carrier with about 850 trucks and 840 drivers. Heartland, based in North Liberty, Iowa, said the Millis management team will remain with the company in their current roles. Kottke Trucking, a Buffalo Lake, Minnesota-based provider of refrigerated, dry freight and dedi- cated services, acquired Wayne T. Fellows Inc., a refrigerated hauler based in Davenport, Florida. Kottke said the acquisition adds 43 drivers and 22 non-driving positions. This is Kottke's second acquisition in three years following its purchase of the over-the-road division of Walbon & Co. Inc. Morris, Illinois-based bulk hauler A&R Logistics acquired Blue Water Plastic Transport, a St. Clair, Michigan-based provider of specialty bulk transportation and logistics of plastic resin to plastics manufacturers, distributors and recy- clers throughout Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. FACILITIES Next Trucking opened an 18-acre drayage facility in Long Beach, California, to help relieve conges- tion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach by increasing container capacity for its Relay program, which currently uses an 8-acre facility in Gardena. SCHNEIDER'S BULK DRIVERS GET NEW TECH TOOL Schneider's Bulk drivers no longer have to travel to a company facility or truck stop to transmit their paperwork.

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