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Meredith Mickey

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Keller Trucking Celebrates 40 Years of Driving Forward

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 2/2/18 8:26 AM

OHIO COMPANY MARKS MILESTONE OF DRIVING FORWARD SINCE INCORPORATING IN 1978

2018, Defiance, OH - Keller Trucking, an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group, Inc., is proud to announce its fortieth year of progressively moving forward in the trucking industry. Since its incorporation in 1978, Keller Trucking has expanded its fleet from 6-7 trucks to 150 trucks and 450 trailers.

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Topics: Local News, Corporate News, Company Culture

Hydrofresh HPP

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 1/31/18 9:12 AM

Delphos, OH – Hydrofresh HPP, an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group, is constructing a $10 million pasteurization plant at 1571 Gressel Drive in Delphos that uses innovative high-pressure processing (HPP) technology.

Unlike traditional pasteurization method which uses heat prior to packaging to eliminate micro bacteria that are present in food, Hydrofresh HPP will be using High-Pressure Processing. HPP is a cold pasteurization technique by which products already sealed in their final packaging are introduced into a vessel and subjected to a high level of isostatic pressure, up to 87,000 psi, transmitted by water. This process produces a 5-log reduction in salmonella, e coli, and listeria (bacteria that causes food borne illness) while preserving the color, texture, nutrients, and flavor of the product. Because the food is treated in its final packaging, the chance for recontamination is virtually non-existent.

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Topics: Local News, Corporate News, Industry Buzz

Makin' Plans to Write an RFP for a 3PL Provider

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 12/6/17 8:12 AM

Song Inspiration: "Makin' Plans" by Miranda Lambert, 2009

Selecting a third party logistics provider can be a cumbersome task. Whether you're looking to outsource the logistics functions you currently handle yourself or you're hosting another bid process to replace or validate the current provider, it is a large undertaking with many variables.The market for third party logistics partners is changing rapidly with the innovations in technology both in the warehousing and transportation arena. Developing a 3PL partnership should not be attached with the same tactics when shopping for transactional items; your 3PL selection should be strategic as it is a complex and valuable purchase that will ideally turn into a long-term professional partnership.

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Topics: 3PL, logistics

Defiance Joins Together to Support Operation K.A.V.I.C.

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 11/22/17 11:03 AM

Song inspiration: Join Together, The Who 1972

"When you hear this sound a-comin' | Hear the drummer drumming | Won't you join together with the band"

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! No matter when you celebrate, or how many times you get to celebrate with family and friends, we all have our traditions.

For some, it's getting together with family, watching the Lions and then eating your feelings by devouring all the fixin's that make up your holiday spread. For others, you may get together the day after with your Framily and talk about the family drama that happened the day before. Whatever your traditions are, I hope they are everything you hope for this year.

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Topics: Local News, Corporate News, Company Culture

Your Logistics Functions, Should they stay or should they go?

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 10/18/17 7:25 AM

 

Song inspiration: Should I Stay or Should I Go, The Clash, 1981

Outsourcing logistics functions can revolutionize your business and help you expand into new markets by managing every aspect of your supply chain needs giving you more time to focus on your core business.

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Topics: 3PL, logistics

Contract Packaging Services Won't Back Down

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 10/4/17 7:25 AM

Song Inspiration, Won't Back Down, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 1978

"Well I won't back down, no I won't back down"

Busy season. 

It's a term we hear frequently throughout the year from a variety of industries. We know that tax season is busy for accountants, the retail industry is booming around the holidays, and if you're a NW Ohio resident like me, right now you see the farmers out from dusk till dawn harvesting the fields. 

We all have a busy season. It comes every year, at the same time, and we usually hurdle  the same obstacles year after year. Instead of spending the time leading up to busy season agonizing over all the work that needs done; whether that be tax returns to file, long hours at the store, or the acres upon acres of fields; let's talk about what we can do to help alleviate the stress to ourselves and our company. 

Talk to a Contract Packaging Provider! 

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Topics: 3PL, Contract Packaging, Secondary Packaging

Lean On Me To Be Your Dedicated Contract Carrier

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 9/27/17 7:00 AM

Song inspiration: Lean on Me, Bill Withers, 1972

You can call on me brother, when you need a hand | We all need somebody to lean on

We’re a week away from starting the 4th Quarter of 2017, dare I say the cliché, “Where has the year gone?” I think we’re all in the same boat here. The days, weeks, months, and years really do seem to be going by faster. As the days pass with the business of life, so do the days until it’s time to re-evaluate your transportation strategy.

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Topics: Hot Topic, Transportation, logistics

The Final Countdown to the ELD Mandate

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 9/20/17 7:23 AM

Song inspiration: The Final Countdown, Europe 1986

Are your carriers ready?

With the ELD Mandate amendment being rejected in the house this month, we can be certain that Electronic Logging Devices in all trucks is going to become a law in December of this year.

 Will things ever be the same again | It's the final countdown

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Topics: Transportation

Good Riddance, What's the definition of a 3PL?

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 8/9/17 7:08 AM

 

Song inspiration, "Good Riddance" (Time of Your Life) by Green Day, 1994

So make the best of the test, and don't ask why 

Domestic third-party logistics (3PL) revenue for 2014 was estimated to be $157.8 billion dollars in 2014 (Armstrong & Associates). The 3PL industry has continued to grow as businesses and consumers look for ways to create more value in their supply chains. The 2016 20th Annual Third Party Logistics Study shows that 3PLs, and 3PL users, are becoming more proficient at working together which is yielding cost reductions and improved customer services. Additionally, both are excelling through innovation with afocus on efficiency.

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Topics: 3PL, logistics

Operation K.A.V.I.C. Assists Veterans in Crisis at Home

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 7/28/17 7:00 AM

Song Inspiration: Home, by Dierks Bentley, 2012

“Brave, gotta call it brave | To chase that dream across the sea | Names, and they signed their names | For something they believed”

What is Operation KAVIC

Operation KAVIC stands for: Keller Assists Veterans In Crisis. Operation KAVIC is a fund that was created by Keller Logistics Group to prevent local veterans from enduring financial crisis. Fundraising for the program is done by asking business partners, local businesses, and community members to sponsor or donate to the annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner held annually in November.

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Topics: Local News