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Syfan

Says WINTER | 2018

LETS WORK TOGETHER ON NEW ELD RULES


As the trucking industry works to driver hours- meet customer demands. That wont
toward the April 2018 deadline of-service limits happen now.
for trucks to be compliant with and will relieve
the Federal Motor Carrier Safety drivers of the need The drivers will have limited control
Administrations new ELD to manually fill and responsibility over edits to their
(Electronic Logging Device) rules, it out paper logs. log. A specific technical requirement
is important for everyone within the Most ELDs do in the ELD rule requires that the
industry to work together to make more than just device prompt the driver when he
the transition smooth. log hours. They logs in to the system to indicate
Greg Syfan, President whether he or she is responsible for
can pass data to a
Over the past year, we have worked system where a safety or fleet manager unassigned mileage in the system, as
with our customers and carriers to be can see e-logs in near real-time. Many well as accepting or rejecting any edits
prepared. Now its show time. systems also integrate map and route made by the home office.
solutions, which can help drivers
The ELD mandate applies to all navigate around construction and Another area to get used to is roadside
drivers required to keep records of avoid high-traffic areas. enforcement. The ELD must support
duty status, except drivers who (1) one of two data transfer options
keep records of duty status in eight or At the beginning, most industry for downloading hours of service
fewer days out of every 30 working professionals expect up to a 5 percent information. One way is telematics
days; (2) drivers in drive-away and drop in productivity. But we will transfer of the data and the other is
tow-away operations; (3) and truckers work with drivers to better manage through Bluetooth or a USB cord.
operating vehicles older than model their hours.
year 2000. The details are many, but well all get
In the past, drivers could fudge there, as long as we stay positive and
The ELDs strengthen adherence their paper logs to exceed hours and focus on success.

Beginning in April
2018, trucks must be
ELD compliant.

Inside:
National Recognition, Page 2 New Trailers, Page 3
3PL Award, Page 2 Fitness Honors, Page 4
ELD Webinar, Page 3 Hurricane Relief, Page 4 SyfanLogistics.com
FOUR YEARS IN A ROW!
SYFAN LOGISTICS MAKES LIST AGAIN OF TOP 100
TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS COMPANIES
For the fourth year in a row, Syfan We are excited to be selected as one readers business logistics needs,
Logistics has been named one of of the Top 100 3PL for the fourth said Felecia Stratton, the editor of
the Top 100 third-party logistics consecutive year, said Syfan Logistics Inbound Logistics. It remains an
companies in America by Inbound CEO Jim Syfan. Our team prides increasingly difficult task for the
Logistics magazine, a national itself on service to our customers. We Inbound Logistics editorial team to
trade publication covering the thank our professional staff and all narrow down the list to only 100
transportation industry. of our loyal customers for helping us top 3PL providers. Syfan Logistics
achieve this recognition. was selected as a Top 100 3PL
Each year, Inbound Logistics editors Provider because its solutions solve
research, conduct personal interviews Inbound Logistics is the specific logistics challenges, improve
and evaluate information about transportation industrys leading trade processes, and create a ripple effect of
logistics companies from around the magazine targeted toward business efficiencies for our readers across their
country to determine the countrys logistics and supply chain managers. entire value chain.
Top 100. The honor is awarded
based on criteria such as operational Every year, leading third-party
excellence, innovation, network of logistics providers of all shapes and
customer relationships, and quality sizes submit their credentials, hoping
of services. to match their solutions with our

GLOBAL TRADE MAGAZINE NAMES SYFAN LOGISTICS A LEADING 3PL


For the second straight year, Global Global Trade Magazine Leading
Trade Magazine has named Syfan 3PL for the second straight year,
Logistics as a Leading 3PL (third- said Jim Syfan, CEO of Syfan
party logistics provider) in the Logistics. Our hard working and
United States. knowledgeable team members are
the reason our company earns
Each year, Global Trade industry awards like this.
recognizes the top third party
logistics providers in the country. The magazines fifth annual
As a 3PL, Syfan Logistics handles report takes an in-depth look
freight transport for companies at innovative and versatile 3PLs
needing to ship their products. across the country highlighting the
unique ways they work to meet their
We are honored to be named a customers needs.

NEW TEAM MEMBERS Jacob Collins Christina Kay Bailey Smith


Shaneka Walker Stuart Miller Sandra Roper Katie Hagin Xavier Johnson Brandon Sullivan
Judy Crumbly Dwayne Jenkins Jerry Carter Heather Roberts Anthony DeMarco Andy Roberts Jr.
Blake Seymour Mathew Walls Luis Caudillo Janesha Ebron Jimmy Monclus Dylan Mann
Michelle Martin James Cason Edwin Cross Jr. Alexis Ransom Adam Bsasel
Tabitha Dove Joshua Fuentes Tony Cash Marty Jarrard Colby Horne

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SYFAN SPONSORS WEBINARS ON NEW ELD REGULATIONS
Syfan Logistics sponsored a series I heard national level.
of national webinars in September John speak His Syfan-sponsored webinars
and October 2017 to educate its at a national provided information on the
customers and carrier partners about transportation following ELD topics:
the new mandates on Electronic meeting and
Logging Devices, or ELDs. knew right away What Shippers and Receivers Need
that we needed to Know;
We have put a big priority all year to partner What Carriers Need to Know;
in preparing our own company for together to share Selecting the Correct ELD;
the new rules on ELDs as well as John Seidl, ELD Expert his knowledge Proper Implementation Before and
for the pending food-safety FSMA with our own After the Mandate.
regulations, said Greg Syfan, company, customers and partners,
president of Syfan Logistics and Syfan Syfan said. If you missed the webinars, theres
Transport. In fact, we even made still time to tune in through our
it the focus of our 2017 advertising Seidl has over two decades of website before the April 2018
campaign with our Ready, Willing experience with ELDs and in deadline. Go to the news section of
and Able theme. conducting safety seminars and the Syfan Logistics website at www.
mock compliance reviews for motor syfanlogistics.com/news. Or feel free
Syfan hired John Seidl, an ELD carriers across the United States. to contact Greg Syfan toll-free at
expert and a former official with He worked with FMCSA for eight 855-287-8485 with any questions
the Federal Motor Carrier Safety years and is a former member of the about how your company can be
Administration (FMCSA), to FMCSA ELD implementation team Ready, Willing and Able to meet
conduct the webinars. that led compliance forward on the the new federal requirements.

SYFAN TRANSPORT ADDS 12 NEW REFRIGERATED TRAILERS


ADVANCED MONITORING
SYSTEMS MEET FSMA
REQUIREMENTS
Syfan Transport recently boosted its
carrier fleet with 12 new refrigerated
trailers (reefers) that include solar
panels for longer battery life and a
highly advanced remote monitoring
system for perishable cargo.
The cold-chain monitoring system
from ORBCOMM meets new
Food Safety Modernization Act
(FSMA) requirements for greater
food security and safety. It employs New trailers feature cold-chain monitoring system.
two-way wireless tracking and
monitoring of reefers and containers system with its McLeod shutdown of the unit. Our dispatch
to automate compliance with communications software for a team can quickly alert a driver
FSMA rules and guarantee proper centralized view of each loads to turn the reefer unit on or off,
delivery of cooled foods. location, temperature/sensor change temperature set points or
readings and any alarm events such check to make sure the trailer door
Syfan has interfaced the monitoring as low fuel or an unplanned is secure. continued on page 4

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CHAMBER HONORS SYFAN LOGISTICS WITH
MOST FIT COMPANY AWARD
Syfan Logistics was named a Most to employees through their health
Fit Company at the 11th annual insurance provider, Humana.
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
HealthSmart Wellness & Expo. Syfan Logistics sponsors and
participates in many community
Syfan won the medium-size company 5K races and supports employees
division (51-250 employees). The who walk in a 3-day breast cancer
Most Fit Company awards are given awareness event. The company fields
annually to the companies that have a co-ed softball team that finished
implemented wellness programs for in first place and also has a men's
employees and are promoting softball team and a men's golf team.
healthy lifestyles.
Syfan has an onsite exercise facility Syfan Logistics Human Resources and Safety
Syfan has Drug-Free Workplace and two trainers that team members Manager Happy Ferguson accepts the Most Fit
Certification through the can work with. An automated Company award from Elizabeth Jacobs Higgins,
Georgia State Board of Workers external defibrillator (AED) has been Vision 2030 executive director.
Compensation. The company offers installed there as well.
biometric screening and flu shots

SYFAN TRANSPORT HELPS WITH HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF NEW TRAILERS continued from page 3
Syfan Transport, Gainesville First The monitoring system uses fuel
United Methodist Church and sensors to alert drivers if there is rapid
local businesses and schools led a fuel loss or theft, and it can detect and
campaign to collect donations for resolve improper fuel invoicing. It
Hurricane Harvey flood victims in also tracks engine hours and mileage
Texas this past summer. to decrease engine maintenance and
tire replacement costs. A remote
Syfan Transport donated the use lockdown function will even help
of trucks and trailers to transport prevent cargo theft.
donated bottled water, cleaning
products, diapers, paper towels and Customers will be able to receive
other emergency needs. Donations detailed reports for each load such
filled two trailers full of supplies for as real-time location, dwell times
the relief effort. and overall reefer performance. The
system produces temperature reports
Working with Syfan on the that can be printed upon delivery
project were Gold Creek Foods and archived for future reference.
and Carroll Daniel Construction
Syfan Transport provided trucks and
of Gainesville, Ga. trailers to deliver hurricane relief supplies
The end result for shipper
to Texas. customers: Minimal spoilage claims
To watch video of our relief effort: and fewer load rejections due to
https://youtu.be/xFtLNztPgyo. improper temperature issues.

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