Flock Freight Prioritizes Shipping Essential Goods via its Digital Freight Platform as it Reports Company Growth

Flock Freight | May 07, 2020

Flock Freight, the only logistics technology company that enables scaled freight pooling (the process of combining multiple loads onto one truck), today announced it has pooled more than 12,000 total shipments, a 296% increase in pooled shipments between 2018 and 2019. Additionally, Flock Freight's hubless pooling product, FlockDirect, has attracted new customers in 2020, including mid-market and enterprise companies such as Berlin Packaging, Blue Diamond Almonds, Mueller Industries, Nature's Bounty, and Tuft & Needle. Flock Freight, like many other companies that work in the supply chain industry, has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Flock Freight has prioritized its work with companies that are providing essential goods, such as food and medical supplies, and customers that have had to make significant changes to their business models. Flock Freight has seen its customers pivot to increase or decrease production, develop new products, and cater to different consumers. Flock Freight makes shipping freight efficient and affordable by pooling multiple loads onto one truck. Flock Freight's hubless pooling technology utilizes proprietary algorithms to eliminate terminals by combining multiple less-than-truckload (LTL) and partial truckload (PTL) shipments that are going in the same direction onto one truck. Flock Freight's flagship product, FlockDirect, guarantees hubless transit and full truckload service for all shipments, regardless of size.

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Mahindra Logistics Ltd. (MLL), one of India’s leading third party logistics (3PL) service providers, today announced a partnership with Indian Vehicle Carriers Pvt Ltd. (IVC), to be branded as 2x2 Logistics, aimed at launching assetized operations in outbound automotive logistics. Mahindra Logistics will have a majority stake in ‘2x2 Logistics’, the new entity, which will initially invest in 100 specially designed car carriers to serve automobile and two-wheeler OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). This partnership will allow MLL and IVC to further develop and expand their transportation networks, linking the North, West, South and East clusters of production and consumption of automobiles. “This is the first time we will be significantly assetizing our business by investing in 100 car carriers to begin with, and then ramping up capacity. It will help strengthen our operating capabilities in automotive logistics, our largest target industry vertical, with a clear focus on technology, quality and corporate governance. Forming such partnerships with our business associates will be an important part of our growth and success.” says Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO, Mahindra Logistics.


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BBF GLOBAL LOGISTICS JOINS ARMSTRONG RELOCATION & COMPANIES

BBF GLOBAL LOGISTICS | April 07, 2022

BBF Global Logistics, LLC ("BBF"), a Memphis-based transportation brokerage company, has joined Armstrong Relocation & Companies ("Armstrong")—an industry-leading provider of moving, relocation and supply chain solutions. This transaction elevates BBF's portfolio of services through the additional resources Armstrong has to offer. While many businesses were focused on remaining operational through the pandemic, BBF President Alexander Folk launched the logistics firm in June 2020 with co-founders William Melford and Nick Bogdanovic. All three businessmen brought different areas of logistics expertise to the company. "We each have a good pulse of what is going on in the logistics industry and what issues people are experiencing, so we were confident going into this, even during the pandemic," Folk said. Since inception, BBF has experienced significant growth. "We look forward to expanding our transportation management and brokerage model, as well as customer solutions with Armstrong-owned assets," said Folk. "As Armstrong is seeking to expand our supply chain solutions, we quickly recognized the synergies between the two companies, the cultural alignment and the complementary value BBF provides. Alexander and team have established an incredible foundation upon which we are eager to grow." -Todd Watson, CEO of Armstrong Relocation & Companies BBF will now operate as Armstrong Transportation Management, LLC. About BBF Global Logistics BBF Global Logistics was founded as a transportation brokerage company in Memphis, Tenn. in 2020. BBF Global started as a freight brokerage provider with full truckload shipping for its more than 100 customers. And while freight is the focal point of BBF Global, Folk continues to make strategic business decisions to grow the company, meet industry demands and cater to customers' needs. About Armstrong Relocation & Companies A family-owned company, Armstrong Relocation was founded as a single operating company based in Memphis, Tenn. in 1957 and has since grown to be an industry-leading provider of moving, relocation and supply chain solutions. With 31 owned-locations, over 400 drivers, 1,400 employees and more than three million square feet of warehouse space, Armstrong's current services include residential and commercial relocation and storage, international freight forwarding, domestic transportation management, logistics and warehousing. For more information about Armstrong visit ArmstrongRelocation.com.

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Sleek Technologies and Propero Consulting Automate Freight Procurement for Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) Users

Sleek Technologies | June 23, 2022

Sleek Technologies, the leader in freight procurement automation, announced its strategic partnership with Propero Consulting. Propero, an Oracle Partner, designs and implements innovative supply chain solutions that improve operational efficiencies. Together, Sleek and Propero will help OTM customers uncover resilience, sustainability, and cost reduction opportunities related to transportation management. “This strategic alliance supports our push towards freight procurement automation, OTM users will now have the ability to dynamically source compliant carriers through an AI-powered, self-regulated freight marketplace that eliminates waste such as brokers and RFPs.” -Mike Nervick, CEO of Sleek Technologies. Sleek Technologies uses proprietary AI and machine learning algorithms to dynamically match shipper loads to compliant carriers at the right time, location, and market price. Data seamlessly flows between Sleek and OTM, so customers gain a complete snapshot of truckload activity for stronger, data-driven decision making. ”Over the last 24 months, many shippers have identified the need to automate important supply chain processes and improve overall carrier capacity, Transportation management remains at the top of the list. This automated solution we’ve developed for OTM with Sleek turns the static freight procurement process into a dynamic real-time process, reducing truckload cost while improving on time delivery.” -Mauricio Ramirez, Managing Director of Propero Consulting. With a heightened focus on digital transformation, and a need to remain resilient especially during times of unknowns, innovative shippers have realized the old, antiquated way to procure freight no longer works. From dealing with outdated fixed pricing to waiting hours on load acceptance, freight procurement has been in desperate need of a revamp for decades. And innovative technology is proving to help overcome these long standing operational hurdles. About Propero Propero Consulting is an Oracle Partner that specializes in Oracle Supply Chain Applications such as Oracle Transportation Management (OTM), Global Trade Management (GTM), and Oracle Warehouse Management (WMS). Our mission is to deliver tangible value to our clients through best-in-breed supply chain solutions and best-in-class service. To learn more please visit our website. About Sleek Technologies: Sleek Technologies is the market leader in freight procurement automation. With AI-powered technology and 100% data transparency, Sleek Technologies uncovers resilience, sustainability, and cost-reduction opportunities that empower customers to always deliver products on time, at fair market cost. To join other shippers who have automated freight procurement, please visit the website.

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Battle Motors Picks T-Mobile to Connect New RevolutionOS™ EV Software for Trucks

T-Mobile | May 10, 2022

T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) announced that Battle Motors has selected the Un-carrier as the preferred provider of IoT connectivity and management for thousands of new Battle Motors batterLike consumer automotive, the commercial truck industry is moving swiftly to embrace EV technology — and Battle Motors is no exception. Their RevolutionOS™, powered by T-Mobile's nationwide network, delivers actionable data and information to drivers and fleet managers that they can use to enhance efficiency, safety, and security. As part of this long-term agreement, T-Mobile for Business will deliver 4G LTE connectivity to Battle Motors trucks for near real-time sharing of battery range and usage information, historic and near real-time location and trip data, timely preventative maintenance warnings, over-the-air software, and firmware updates — as well as the truck's full bill of materials, such as VIN-specific information, parts, and manuals. Every new Battle Motors class seven and class eight "heavy-duty" EV truck — like the ones that haul garbage, dirt, and freight — will come with a factory installed, ruggedized digital instrument cluster that runs RevolutionOS™. And thanks to the power and reliability of T-Mobile's nationwide network, Battle Motors’ RevolutionOS™ will let customers view and update critical information directly from the truck, or remotely from a desktop computer or mobile device, just by scanning a QR code! Additionally, T-Mobile Control Center will give Battle Motors the ability to view and manage the connectivity of their trucks. With the automation and provisioning capabilities of T-Mobile’s IoT platform, Battle Motors can easily accelerate deployment of their growing line of trucks. Battle Motors will have near real-time visibility to all their commercial trucks with the ability to monitor network conditions and device behavior with T-Mobile Control Center. In the near future, Battle Motors expects to leverage the Un-carrier's 5G network to meet industrial-sized challenges for years to come as their trucks’ capabilities advance and the demands on connectivity increase. T-Mobile is poised to push IoT to its full potential and catapult adoption — paving the way for new electric vehicle applications that rely on low-latency, high-speed data, and real-time location and proximity-based services. “Our primary focus has been on driving technology and innovation that gives our customers value and peace-of-mind when it comes to maintenance, efficiency, safety and compliance, Together with T-Mobile, we’re able to merge analytics and operations to put rich, real-time decision-making data to work for our customers.” -Battle Motors CSO, Paul Marsolan. While we continue to grow our business market share, it energizes us to work with forward thinking companies that demonstrate leadership in areas like sustainable commercial transportation, said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group. Reliable connectivity, management and support is central to Battle Motors’ mission, and we’re honored that they entrusted their trucks and their customers to T-Mobile for Business. For more information about IoT from T-Mobile for Business, visit www.t-mobile.com/business/solutions/iot. To find out more about Battle Motors, go to www.battlemotors.com. About T-Mobile T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit: https://www.t-mobile.com. About Battle Motors Battle Motors, a leader in the development of electric vehicle (EV) technology, acquired commercial vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Crane Carrier Company, LLC (CCC) in 2021. Battle Motors is the leader in the vocational truck industry, providing work-ready diesel, clean natural gas (CNG), and now EV chassis designed and manufactured in North America for the refuse and recycling markets. Battle Motor’s durable, dependable trucks are built to excel in a multitude of applications that now include middle-mile and last-mile delivery. CCC has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 75 years and is based in New Philadelphia, Ohio. For more information please visit: https://www.battlemotors.com and follow us @BattleMotorsy electric trucks rolling off the Ohio-based production line. And these trucks are getting smarter, thanks to Battle Motors' all new factory installed RevolutionOS™ EV software.

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Aperia Technologies Revs Up Predictive Tire Management with the Release of Halo Connect 2.0

Aperia Technologies | March 09, 2022

Aperia Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of tire management technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced the launch of Halo Connect 2.0, the latest evolution in the company’s comprehensive tire management platform. “Dozens of trade-offs need to be considered when designing the right cradle-to-grave fleet tire management strategy, Halo Connect now couples deep historical tire health insights with fleet-specific inputs to deliver transformative tire management solutions customized to each client.” -Josh Carter, CEO of Aperia Technologie Halo Connect is a cradle-to-grave connected tire management platform that allows fleets to virtually eliminate unplanned tire-related downtime, reduce tire costs per mile, and engender driver confidence by pairing machine learning with active inflation. Aperia’s tire analytics engine leapfrogs existing technologies that simply provide tire pressure alerting,” continued Carter. “By considering the business and operational context necessary to deliver actionable alerting, Halo Connect enables fleets to get every cent they paid for out of their tires and tire technology investments. Powered by more than 50 billion miles of real-world fleet tire data, Halo Connect’s proprietary tire analytics engine uses machine learning to characterize the many interrelated and competing variables that affect and inform tire-related maintenance and strategic decisions, effectively enabling fleets to shift from flying blind with a reactive tire service model to confidently executing a proactive service model that optimizes uptime and tire maintenance cost. Halo Connect is the only active tire management platform for all wheel positions, and the platform now includes key modules to help fleets optimize decision-making and cost across the tire lifecycle. First introduced in 2019, Halo Connect works in tandem with Halo Tire Inflator, a revolutionary automatic tire inflation system for trucks and trailers that installs in minutes. The platform is compatible with all vehicle makes and models, and is available through major OEMs, a network of partners, and directly from Aperia. With the Halo Connect Plan, Halo Connect 2.0 can be purchased as an asset or as a subscription service. About Aperia Technologies, Inc. Aperia Technologies makes transportation more efficient, safer, and better for the environment. The company’s comprehensive suite of tire management solutions, including Halo Connect® and the Halo Tire Inflator®, improve fuel economy and road safety while reducing tire expenditures, downtime, and maintenance costs for commercial fleets. Aperia offers the most comprehensive, user-friendly, line-up of tire management solutions available to commercial fleets worldwide with nearing a million tires under management. For more information, visit www.aperiatech.com.

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Mahindra Logistics Ltd. (MLL), one of India’s leading third party logistics (3PL) service providers, today announced a partnership with Indian Vehicle Carriers Pvt Ltd. (IVC), to be branded as 2x2 Logistics, aimed at launching assetized operations in outbound automotive logistics. Mahindra Logistics will have a majority stake in ‘2x2 Logistics’, the new entity, which will initially invest in 100 specially designed car carriers to serve automobile and two-wheeler OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). This partnership will allow MLL and IVC to further develop and expand their transportation networks, linking the North, West, South and East clusters of production and consumption of automobiles. “This is the first time we will be significantly assetizing our business by investing in 100 car carriers to begin with, and then ramping up capacity. It will help strengthen our operating capabilities in automotive logistics, our largest target industry vertical, with a clear focus on technology, quality and corporate governance. Forming such partnerships with our business associates will be an important part of our growth and success.” says Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO, Mahindra Logistics.

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