Distribution

Innovations on display at Mid-America Trucking Show

May 14, 2012

 This year’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) featured 1,070 exhibitors in 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space.  


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DSD technology streamlines delivery

DSD solutions stay in step with technology, costs
April 16, 2012
Businesses seeking to empower — and monitor — their employees in the field have adopted smartphones and tablet computers and are leveraging wireless capabilities to increase communication. In response, direct-store delivery (DSD) software and hardware suppliers are developing new options that help these mobile workforces.
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Warranty administration through technology

Software tracks opportunities for fleet advantages
April 16, 2012
Warranty administration involves the tracking and recovery of all vehicle expenses related to manufacturer recalls and vehicle warranty-covered repairs. Although it can be a time-consuming and complex task, warranty recovery also can be one of the quickest ways to improve a fleet’s operational bottom line.
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Efficiency through tire advances

Benefits for transportation’s bottom line — and beyond
March 12, 2012
Tire technology is not a category that is immune to ongoing technology advancements. To gain some insight into this progression, I visited with Gary Enterline, product category manager for Greenville, S.C.-based Michelin Americas Truck Tires. Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle.
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Liftgate choice and use advice

Easing delivery through proper operation
February 15, 2012
Within the variety of liftgate styles, each is meant to improve truck loading and unloading, especially when the shipping or receiving location does not have a loading dock, making manual loading and unloading necessary. Liftgates can increase delivery speed, particularly with heavy cargo.
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Team building for business success

Insight from a sports legend for better operations
January 12, 2012
These days, you seldom hear a star discuss the importance of teamwork. Typically, the “celebrity” drones on and on about his greatness without a mention of how others helped his organization’s success.
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Prevention is the best policy to avoid asset loss

Deter stealing through safety measures, workplace attitude
December 13, 2011
Theft is as much of a problem at vehicle maintenance and repair facilities as it is with any other organization — and maybe even more so.
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2012 truck roundup

Latest models designed for power, green options
November 14, 2011
Completed annually, Beverage Industry’s medium- and heavy-duty truck roundup, which consists of Classes 4 through 8, is a compilation of vehicle offerings suited to beverage industry applications. Highlighted as follows is an overview of model year 2012 trucks and selected vehicle specifications.


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Enhance driver safety after ‘falling back’

Safety advice to adapt to daylight saving time
October 14, 2011
For most of the United States, daylight saving time will end at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, Nov. 6, which is when clocks are turned back an hour, making it 1 a.m. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that don’t observe daylight saving time. For the record, it is daylight saving time and not daylight savings time.
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Forklifts rise to the challenge

Lift truck makers aim to increase productivity
September 12, 2011
The modern beverage warehouse is a world of contradictions. Due in part to SKU proliferation, beverage distributors are constantly adapting their warehouses to fit more product in a given amount of space.
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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Ditch the weighting agents: A cost effective solution for delivering flavors and actives

Available On Demand Learn how to reduce costs and energy use by enabling high oil load emulsions, eliminating the need for weighting agents like brominated vegetable oil (BVO).

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