&n=23&date0=2010-07-21&&title0=FLS Transportation Services Inc. Signs Membership Agreement with Cargo Theft Solution Provider CargoNet®&&entry0=MONTREAL, QC (July 21, 2010), FLS Transportation, a privately held, asset-based provider of transportation and logistics services with more than 20 years’ experience, announces its membership in the CargoNet® program (www.cargonet.com). “Our alliance with CargoNet adds a crucial layer to our current security program, insulating further our clients’ cargo from the threat of theft,” explains Domenic Di Girolamo, CEO of FLS. “This is just one example of the proactive measures we are taking to ensure that shipments entrusted to FLS reach their destination on time and intact.” “We are well down the road on this initiative to fundamentally improve supply chain security thanks to the support of industry leaders such as FLS,” added Maurizio Scrofani, managing director of CargoNet. “Having thought leaders like FLS join CargoNet promotes the efforts required to combat the problem of supply chain interruption.” A division of Verisk’s ISO Crime Analytics unit, CargoNet helps prevent cargo theft and increases recovery rates through secure and controlled information sharing between theft victims, their business partners, and law enforcement. CargoNet is centered on a national database and information-sharing system managed by crime analysts and subject-matter experts. CargoNet applies an integrated, layered approach that exploits the weakness of cargo thieves at multiple points and includes integrated databases, a theft alert system, task force and investigations support, a tractor/trailer theft deterrence program, the TruckStopWatch® program, driver education and incentives, secondary-market monitoring and interdictions, crime trend analysis and loss control services, and training and education. About FLS Transportation FLS Transportation Services, Inc., is a privately owned, asset-based, provider of transportation and logistics services. With more than 20 years’ experience in the North American market, FLS continues to be one of Canada’s fastest-growing logistics companies, offering Truckload, Less-Than-Truckload, and Intermodal services throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico. FLS also provides international Air and Ocean services, as well as Freight Management and full Transportation Outsourcing. About Verisk Analytics Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision-support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. For more information, visit www.verisk.com. For information contact: Sandra Fraser, Director Corporate Strategy (800) 739-0939 sfraser@flstransport.com &&date1=2010-04-21&&title1=FLS Opens the 5th Canadian Operations Center in Vancouver BC&&entry1=Montreal, QC (April 21, 2010) - FLS Transportation Services, Inc. (FLS), one of North America’s leading full service 3rd Party Logistics companies, is pleased to announce the opening of its 5th Canadian Operations Center in Vancouver, BC. The addition of an operations center in Vancouver provides FLS additional coverage across the vast Canadian landscape and gives the company a substantial presence in the west coast market. Vancouver and the surrounding area is considered a large population center and major import gateway. “With the opening of our office in Vancouver, we’re expanding our international network, and increasing our presence in a very important Canadian market.” says Domenic Di Girolamo, CEO of FLS. “We have assembled a stellar team of transportation professionals possessing wide ranging skills and experiences in all facets of logistics and transportation modes to head our sales and operations there.” The Vancouver Operations Center will be a full service branch specializing in domestic and cross-border transport of over-the-road and intermodal shipments, for both temperature controlled and dry goods. Additionally, the office will serve as a control tower for FLS’s Freight Management and Transportation Outsourcing services. About FLS: FLS Transportation Services, Inc., is a privately owned, asset based, provider of transportation and logistics services. With more than 20 years experience in the North American market, FLS continues to be one of Canada’s fastest growing logistics companies offering Truckload, Less-Than-Truckload, and Intermodal services throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico. FLS also provides international Air and Ocean services, as well as Freight Management and full Transportation Outsourcing. For more information, please visit www.flstransport.com. Contact: Director, Corporate Strategy 1 (800) 739-0939 sfraser@flstransport.com &&date2=2009-09-22&&title2=FLS Announces an Expansion in their Bulk Division&&entry2=FLS Transportation Services Inc. (FLS), one of North America’s leading full service Transportation providers, announces the expansion of the Bulk Division and appoints Brian Passmore as Director – Bulk Division. The Bulk Division will have the primary responsibility of managing transport on a fleet of ISO Tankers and Trailers that haul bulk materials in dry and liquid form. The ISO Tankers transfer easily between road, rail and sea and will be used throughout North America and for import/export shipments. The Bulk Trailers will be used primarily for over-the-road shipments in Canada and the United States. “We are extremely pleased with the expansion of this Division, and have capitalized on the needs many of our existing clients have for transporting bulk commodities. This is another example of how FLS is assisting our clients in consolidating their supply chain” comments Duane Coghlan, General Manager – Toronto Operations. “Brian brings immediate operational impact to FLS, and with more than 24 successful years in the Bulk Sector, provides a level of leadership in the product commiserate with the strategy of the company.” “I am thrilled to have joined a great organization to assist the growth of their Bulk Division. FLS has the ability to enhance many of the traditional methods of transporting bulk commodities, and we are pleased with the development of our ability to ship ISO Tankers and other Bulk Equipment between United States, Canada and overseas,” said Brian Passmore, Director – Bulk Division. About FLS: FLS Transportation Services Inc., is a privately owned, asset based, provider of transportation services, with more than 20 years experience, and 15 offices in North America. FLS has expanded its network to include domestic LTL, Truckload, and Intermodal transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For more information, please visit www.flstransport.com. Contact: Director, Corporate Strategy 1 (800) 739-0939, sfraser@flstransport.com &&date3=2009-02-01&&title3=FLS Opens a Perishable Logistics Division&&entry3= Today, FLS Transportation Services, Inc. (FLS), an asset based truckload carrier and provider of logistics services based in Montreal, announces that is has opened a division within the company whose primary focus will be in the transportation of perishable commodities. “The transportation of perishable commodities, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, is highly specialized. Over the course of the last 20 years, we have grown our revenues in this sector large enough that it is considered a core competency of our business and personnel,” explains Domenic Di Girolamo, CEO of FLS. “In creating a division around these commodities, led by logistics professionals who have many years of experience with produce, and tailoring our TMS to best manage the transactions associated with this business, we are on our way to becoming the most reliable and trusted provider of transportation services to clients who count on FLS to handle their perishable shipments.” The Perishable Logistics Division will be housed in FLS’ Toronto office where a Control Tower has been established to act as a single conduit for communication and management of operations throughout their North American network. The Control Tower will match available network capacity to client demand primarily across the produce geographies of Canada and the United States. As Duane Coghlan, Head of FLS’ Produce Division points out, “Our operational experience and ability to meet our client’s requirements in this fast moving sector is paramount to their success. Especially in the produce market, where growing seasons and harvest geographies determine demand, we need to have our fingers on the pulse of our network, and position our equipment to handle a large number of shipments from a single origin, within a specific harvest window. By operating a Control Tower supported by technology, processes, and personnel, we are able to ensure that our client’s shipments are moving without issue, being picked up and delivered on-time, while maintaining the temperature requirements of the commodity.” About FLS: FLS Transportation Services Inc., is a privately owned, asset based, provider of transportation services, with more than 20 years experience, and 15 offices in North America. Operating initially in the cross border trade lanes between the US and Canada, FLS has expanded its network to include domestic LTL, Truckload, and Intermodal transportation services throughout the 48 contiguous states and all Canadian provinces. &&date4=2008-12-01&&title4=FLS Toronto Operations Center Moves to a New Location in Oakville, ON&&entry4=Toronto, ON (December 1st, 2008) - - FLS Transportation Services Inc. (FLS), one of North America’s leading full service 3rd Party Logistics companies, announced the successful move of its Oakville office to a new location in the Westbury Building at 2275 Upper Middle Road East from its previous location on Cornwall Road. The new facility is strategically located within all major highways and minutes from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. “Since our first office opened in Ontario in 2006, our staff has more than tripled in size, and the new office accommodates FLS’ rapid expansion plans, including state-of-the-art technology and conferencing capabilities,” said Duane Coghlan, General Manager of the Oakville facility. The new address and contact information follows: FLS Transportation Services, Inc. 2275 Upper Middle Road East Suite 102 Oakville, ON L6H 0C3 Phone: (905) 822-8685 Fax: (905) 822-2399 About FLS: For over 20 years FLS has provided transportation and logistics services throughout North America. Building on its core competency as one of the leading Canadian Cross-Border service providers, FLS has grown its network significantly in both the US and Canada to more than 14 offices. Throughout 2009, FLS will continue to be recognized as one of the most reliable 3PL providers in North America. Inbound Logistics has named FLS a Top 100 Motor Carrier for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.flstransport.com. &&date5=2008-05-15&&title5=FLS Corporate Heaquarters Moves to New Location In Montreal&&entry5=FLS has moved its corporate heaquarters to a brand new office located at: 333 Decarie Blvd., Suite 250 Montreal QC H4N 3M9 &&date6=2007-04-24&&title6=FLS Transportation Services, Inc. launches its new website: www.flstransport.com&&entry6=Montreal – April 24th, 2007- FLS Transportation, one of the fastest growing logistics and transportation providers in North America launched its new interactive website at www.flstransport.com today. The website is the first in many features defining the new FLS brand. It includes in-depth descriptions of all FLS Transportation’s services, an interactive client portal and many other features. “We at FLS are in the process of expanding our brand. This new website marks the beginning of a new look for FLS; a more contemporary and attractive look to match our company’s growth and success,” explains Mark Kummer, Executive Vice President – Sales, Chief Marketing Coordinator for FLS Transportation. FLS will expand on this new branding effort in current and future print and electronic media. FLS Transportation has offices in Montreal (QC), Moncton (NB), Toronto (ON), Calgary (AB), Chicago (IL), Jackson (MS), Shreveport (LA), Bentonville (AR), Greensboro (NC), Reno (NV), Atlanta (GA), Springfield (MO) and Cincinnati (OH). About FLS: For nearly 20 years FLS has developed Asset based Trucking, 3PL and Maritime business units. In these years, FLS has developed a reputation as the leading Canadian Cross-Border traffic provider. Recently FLS has seen rapid growth in its Intra-US volume driven by an ability to meet and exceed the high standards required by our existing Fortune 1000 client base. In 2007, FLS Transportation will open twelve (12) new offices, one every month, in order to satisfy the demand for FLS’ superior service. As proof of recognition of this service, FLS has been named one of the Top 100 Motor Carriers by Inbound Logistics for three consecutive years. &&date7=2007-01-08&&title7=12th logistics office to open in Springfield, MO.&&entry7=Montreal – January 8th 2007 – FLS Transportation, a leader in the North American logistics and transportation industry, is proud to announce the grand opening of its new office in Springfield, Missouri. The branch began operations on January 3rd 2007. The office in Springfield is full service branch and will be the center for operations in the Ozark area. Mark Kummer, Vice President, explains that “the Ozark area is home to a key market in the transportation industry and so Springfield was a logical choice for FLS.” FLS Transportation currently has offices in Montreal (QC), Moncton (NB), Toronto (ON), Calgary (AB), Chicago (IL), Jackson (MS), Shreveport (LA), Bentonville (AR), Greensboro (NC), Reno (NV) and Atlanta (GA). About FLS: For nearly 20 years FLS has developed Asset based Trucking, 3PL and Maritime business units. Through development FLS has developed a reputation as the leading Canadian Cross-Border traffic provider. Over the last few years they have seen rapid growth in its Intra-US volume driven by our ability to comply and perform to the stringent standards required by our existing Fortune 1000 client base. FLS will open one new office per month through 2007. FLS' successes have recently been recognized by Inbound Logistics magazine who named them a Top 100 Motor Carrier for three consecutive years. &&date8=2006-09-18&&title8=FLS Westward Expansion - FLS Transportation to open office in Reno.&&entry8=Montreal – Monday, September 18, 2006 – FLS Transportation, a leading North American transportation and logistics provider is proud to announce the grand opening of its new “West Coast Operations Center” in Reno, Nevada. The office will commence operations on October 9th The Reno office will be a full service branch specializing in Truckload and LTL movements within the western United States. “The Reno office will allow us to gain presence in the Western US and be a strategic player in managing deconsolidation’s of our upcoming expansion into the overseas market, says Mark Kummer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FLS Transportation. FLS Transportation already has offices in Montreal (QC), Toronto (ON), Calgary (AB), Chicago (IL), Jackson (MS), Shreveport (LA), Bentonville (AR) and Greensboro (NC). About FLS: For nearly 20 years FLS has developed Asset based Trucking, 3PL and Maritime business units. Through development FLS has developed a reputation as the leading Canadian Cross-Border traffic provider. Over the last few years they have seen rapid growth in its Intra-US volume driven by our ability to comply and perform to the stringent standards required by our existing Fortune 1000 client base. FLS’ successes have recently been recognized by Inbound Logistics magazine who recently named them a Top 100 Motor Carrier.&&date9=2006-07-31&&title9=FLS Transportation Plants Roots in Western Canada with Calgary Office&&entry9=Montreal - Monday, July 31, 2006 - FLS Transport, a leading North American transportation and logistics provider is proud to announce the grand opening of its new office in Calgary. The Calgary office will be a full service branch specializing in cross-border truckload with a focus on refrigerated freight. “With Calgary being the fastest growing city in Canada, we want to be able to fully service this dynamic market. Our capacity to move western freight will be greatly increased.’ says Mark Kummer, Vice President of Sales for FLS Transportation. FLS Transportation already has offices in Montreal (QC), Toronto (ON), Chicago (IL), Jackson (MS), Shreveport (LA) and Greensboro (NC). Kummer adds “we’re excited about Calgary as it affords FLS a keystone presence in the west and will allow us to better serve our existing clients base as well as attract new clients.” The Calgary office is slated to open in August 2006.&&date10=2006-05-29&&title10=FLS Transportation US Operations to open three new North American Logistics offices in June&&entry10=Montreal – Monday, May 29, 2006 – FLS Transportation Services, Inc, a leading North American transportation and logistics provider based in Montreal will open three new US Logistics offices bringing a total of seven offices in its rapidly expanding North American Network. The offices will be located in Shreveport, Louisiana, Jackson, Mississippi and Burlington, Ontario. The offices will commence operations on throughout the month of June. “These are the first group of several offices to open in the coming months” according to FLS Principal and CEO, Domenic Di Girolamo. FLS opened two US Logistics centers in 2005 as the basis for a major expansion of operations in the United States. Di Girolamo went on to say “after surveying our client base we determined that regional presence allows for increased communications and improved customer service. We look forward to spreading the FLS brand to every major market by the end of the decade”. Both new and existing FLS Offices will be branded according to region. Montreal will continue to house all Cross Border Operations and Corporate Administration. Chicago – FLS Midwest Center Greensboro – FLS Carolinas Center Jackson – FLS Gulf States Center Moncton – FLS Maritime Center Shreveport – FLS Bayou States Center Toronto – FLS Northern States Center&&date11=2006-05-22&&title11=FLS Transportation to offer new Ocean Services&&entry11=Montreal – Monday, May 22, 2006 – FLS Transportation Services, Inc, a leading North American transportation and logistics provider based in Montreal will offer Ocean Services as part of its Logistics offering. “Our FCL and LCL services will compliment our North American offerings” according to FLS’ Ocean Services Product Manager, Marc Duchene. He went on to say “after speaking with our client base, we determined that there is a strong demand for consolidated service procurement and ‘FLS Ocean’ brings us a giant leap forward to making FLS a one-stop shop for logistics”. ‘FLS Ocean’ will be managed by Global Accounts Manager, Marc Duchene in Chicago. All inquires should be directed to: Marc Duchene Global Accounts Manager Office: (877) SHIP-FLS Mobile: (847) 306-0363 About FLS: For nearly 20 years FLS has developed Asset based Trucking, 3PL and Maritime business units. Through development FLS has developed a reputation as the leading Canadian Cross-Border traffic provider. Over the last few years they have seen rapid growth in its Intra-US volume driven by our ability to comply and perform to the stringent standards required by our existing Fortune 1000 client base. FLS’ successes have recently been recognized by Inbound Logistics magazine who named them a Top 100 Motor Carrier in both 2004 and 2005.&&date12=2006-05-08&&title12=FLS Transportation Vice President of Sales & Marketing to Speak at Salesforce.com Success Tour in Montreal&&entry12=Montreal – Monday, May 8, 2006 – FLS Transport, a leading North American transportation and logistics provider announced today that Vice President of Sales, Mark Kummer has been invited to speak at the Salesforce.com success tour in Montreal, June 22, 2006. Salesforce.com is a leading provider of collaborative web based CRM solutions. “Salesforce.com provides my team with real time input and access to key data and allows us to make important decisions with up-to-date information via the web” says Mark Kummer , Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FLS Transportation. Kummer adds “with three offices and more opening this year, Salesforce will allow us to continue to grow and share vital information effectively between offices. By sharing our experiences at this conference, we hope to help companies new to CRM better understand its benefits”. Mark Kummer will be speaking at the Salesforce.com seminar June 22, 2006 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, Quebec Canada H5B 1E5 P: 514-982-1234 F: 514-285-1243&&date13=2006-04-10&&title13=FLS Transportation highlighted in IDC Research Study&&entry13=Montreal – Monday, April 10, 2006 – FLS Transport, a leading North American transportation and logistics provider was featured in a case study published by IDC. The study entitled “Salesforce.com's push into the Canadian SMB market” was published in March “provides insight into salesforce.com's go-to-market strategy for Canada and provides valuable insight, prediction and prescription about the SaaS opportunity in the Canadian mid-market,” according to IDC. FLS Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mark Kummer said, “FLS attributes the success of its current growth initiatives to its continuous investment in technology”. FLS chose Salesforce.com as its primary CRM vendor nearly two years ago. Kummer said in the article: "FLS chose Salesforce.com for its scalability, ability to customize and tie into other IT solutions and subscription contract structure. As an organization that has experienced 36% growth since inception, with 40% growth in 2005, we required a solution that had high adaptability. Our growth has been driven to remain agile as an organization and any tools have to be built on the same model." The article can be purchased through IDC at the link below: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=CA2SMB6&&date14=2006-01-24&&title14=FLS Transportation Announces Expansion of Montreal Corporate Headquarters &&entry14=Montreal - January 24, 2006 – FLS Transportation, a leading North American transportation and logistics provider announced today that it has reinforced its commitment to Montreal by expanding its headquarters. Situated at 4480 Cote De Liesse where the Metropolitain Expressway meets the Decarie Expressway, FLS Transportation has now become an anchor tenant in its high visibility offices. “We’ve erected new signage facing both Decarie and Metropolitain expressways meaning that our name and our brand will be exposed to more than 500,000 vehicles per day every business day.” – says Michael Flinker, President of FLS Transportation. Flinker adds “we’re excited about our ambitious expansion and our renewed commitment to Montreal and our loyal staff”.&&date15=2005-08-30&&title15=FLS offers Hurricane relief support; announcement of FLS Hurricane Command Center and a percentage of September’s profits will go to Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts. &&entry15=FLS Transportation Services, Inc announced Wednesday the impacts of Hurricane Katrina on its network. The FLS fleet began sending loads back into the distressed regions of the country on Wednesday into Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Most of the Southern moving freight has been CPG and building products being sent for relief efforts. As part of its commitment to the efforts, FLS has pledged a percentage of September’s profits will be donated to the American Red Cross 2005 Hurricane Relief Fund. In addition, FLS has realigned certain capacities to handle freight into these distressed areas. FLS has set up two Hurricane command centers in the United States and one in its Montreal headquarters. The Centers are geared to take increased call volume and have specially trained staff dedicated to these movements. The following are the appropriate contacts for this command center: Origin Time Zone/ Office Contact Number Speciality/Region Dry Van Movements: EST Greensboro Scott Helton (888) SHIP-FLS CST,MST, PST Chicago Peter Katai (877) SHIP-FLS Canadian Origin Montreal Greig Thomson (800) 739-0939 Flatbed Movements: All Time Zones Greensboro Scott Helton (888) SHIP-FLS Pricing and Contracts Manager Greig Thomson is acting as the “Team Lead” for the Hurricane efforts. “This is the first year we have set up a plan for handling additional volume. Our recent growth efforts and technology implementations have allowed us to set up processes to offer this value added service to our clients. Most importantly, FLS offers its prayers to the victims of Hurricane Katrina”.&&date16=2005-08-08&&title16=FLS Transportation Services, Inc. announces the launch of myFLS a new client portal.&&entry16=FLS Transportation Services, Inc announced the launch of myFLS an online portal where FLS clients can track, tender and request quotes for Dry Van, Refrigerated, and Flatbed Truckload shipments. The system went live August 1st and is formally being announced this week. “The myFLS system is a fully functional dashboard of our own TMS system” said Joseph Dobson, Administrator of Information Systems for FLS. “The software architecture was developed by TMW Systems, the same developer of FLS’ TMS software allowing clients real time visibility. Our goal is to provide easy access to information and improve customer service by providing clients with this option.” myFLS is based on the same client/server architecture of TMW Systems, TMWSuite™ which acts as the primary technology for FLS Operations. The client portal will allow clients to conduct basic self service functions and in addition, clients will be able to create automated email notifications and reporting functions. Clients interested in obtaining access can request access online or email: myFLS@flstransport.com. “It’s a win-win proposition for both FLS and its clients” said Dobson. “Not only do we expect higher service satisfaction levels, over time we expect increases internal capacity through reduced call volume.”&&date17=2005-07-22&&title17=FLS Transportation Services, Inc. announces the creation of FLS Rewards, a new client loyalty program.&&entry17=FLS Transportation Services, Inc announced the creation of a client loyalty and retention program today. The program will be one of the first such programs in the industry targeting small and mid-size companies. FLS has partnered with Delta Airlines, Delta SkyMiles® frequent flyer program. FLS has indicated that are in talks with other such programs and one or two additions should be expected before the end of the year. “In our industry we receive many one time opportunities, the purpose of this program is to convert the one time clients to regular shipping clients” said Mark Kümmer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FLS. “The program closely targets clients that ship between five and twenty Truckloads per month”. FLS Rewards will officially begin on August 1, 2005. FLS will award one airline frequent flyer mile in exchange for every invoiced mile. Awards will be distributed the month following the invoiced month in the form of a voucher. Vouchers are then exchanged directly for miles through a simple online process. This program will be fully automated and managed through FLS’ newly implemented CRM system. FLS CEO, Domenic Di Girolamo commented, “This is an innovative marketing technique that several other services companies have offered, just none in this industry. I have high expectations that FLS Rewards will broaden FLS’ brand awareness in the Transportation community”.&&date18=2005-06-03&&title18=FLS Transportation Services, Inc. announces creation of Immediate Response Program (IRP), and further expansion of Montreal Operations.&&entry18=FLS Transportation Services, Inc. announced a new “customer centric” driven formula in managing sales and operations. FLS has created eight new National Account Manager (NAM) positions all based in Montreal. This position was designed based on feedback from FLS’ current, potential and past clients. All were surveyed about the ideal Truckload Carrier experience which was used as the basis for this program. The NAM will act as a single source contact for clients for both sales and day to day operations. This group will be co-managed by Director of HR and Fleet Services, Angelo Pino and the newly promoted Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mark Kümmer. “In any growth period, structure must be implemented to ensure accountability and maintain service levels”, Director of HR and Fleet Services Angelo Pino reports. “Our plan was designed specifically around not only our current client base, but by potential clients FLS wishes to expand its relationship with. It’s a win-win solution that increased operational and sales capacity for the years to come”. FLS has promoted eight existing employees to the NAM role and is backfilling assigned support staff to report to individual NAM’s. Over the next few months, FLS will add between five to ten positions in its Montreal office. “We are elevating our top employees and giving a single source contact and backup contact to each account”, VP of Sales and Marketing Mark Kümmer says. “By expanding our staff, increasing the role of our CRM system and tying it into our TMS system, we have given birth to the most customer centric transportation experience possible.” The IRP program is the result of bridging FLS’ technology resources under one platform. The program will allow for next to immediate response to client requests for pricing, dispatch and customer service. The program is designed to maximize opportunity and client satisfaction.&&date19=2005-03-28&&title19=FLS Transportation Services, Inc. announces expansion of US Operations.&&entry19=FLS Transportation Services, Inc. announced today its intention to expand its US presence through the expansion of its Chicago facility combined with one additional US location to house its newly created Flatbed Logistics division. FLS Chicago will add additional Sales and Operations personnel to meet the growing demand of FLS’ Third Party Logistics Services. FLS will search for a new facility to house its US Headquarters to allow for current and future expansion. The location of the Flatbed Logistics division is will be determined within the next few months. Co-founder and President of FLS, Michael Flinker expressed, “Our US presence has created new opportunities for FLS. Our intention with this expansion is to provide greater reach and maximize our ability to offer services to the US transportation market. A majority of our client contacts reside in the US, making this a natural decision”. FLS will continue to house most of its Operations in its Corporate Headquarters in Montreal. The current expansion will require the addition of personnel to handle the increase in capacity.&&date20=2005-01-03&&title20=FLS Transportation Services, Inc. announces new “OUT with the Brown and IN with the Blue”, branding initiative.&&entry20=In an effort to build brand identity and increase awareness, FLS Transportation Services, Inc. has announced a migration to Red, White and Sea Blue as its primary colors. Before FLS utilized these colors only within their logo and used a mixture of browns and gold’s throughout their branding material. Mark Kümmer, Director of Business Development stated, “In any branding effort, we need to be sensitive to client perception. When FLS changed its logo a few years ago, the truck livery switched to the new colors, but the overall theme went unchanged. Given our expanded marketing initiatives and efforts, it made sense to create a crisp yet distinct identity. We want our clients to recognize our logo when they see our trucks on the road and creating synergy between everything with an FLS logo is necessary in accomplishing this.” Moving forward the Sea Blue will be the primary backdrop on all branded materials. Trucks will continue to be white with Red and Blue graphics. &&date21=2004-12-01&&title21=FLS Transportation Services, Inc. announces today that it is live with TMW Systems Transportation Management System.&&entry21=FLS Transportation Services, Inc. announced today that it went live utilizing TMWSuite™ Enterprise Transportation Management software. After a year long selection process and a nine month implementation, FLS has successfully migrated from its legacy mainframe system. Greig Thomson, Manager of Pricing and Contracts acted as the co-Project Manager. He said, “TMW will greatly reduce the resources required to execute transactions, thus increasing our internal operations capacity. In addition, it will allow us to streamline our EDI processes combined with providing necessary data for our online customer portal which will rollout next year. TMW is an essential element to compete against the worlds largest Logistics Providers”. Egidio Pizzingrilli one of FLS’ founders and the COO said, “TMS software acts as the backbone of any Transportation Services company. When making our selection and executing our implementation, there are infinite number of variables to consider. TMW has near unlimited scalability and I’m confident our ROI will occur within months.”&&date22=2004-10-07&&title22=FLS Named “Top 100 Motor Carrier” by Inbound Logistics Magazine.&&entry22=Inbound Logistics today announced that FLS Transportation Services, Inc. was named a 2004 “Top 100 Motor Carrier”. Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics said, "Given the growing acceptance of inbound practices, and the complexity of better matching supply to demand, it's impressive to see FLS Transportation Services, Inc. providing the kinds of solutions INBOUND LOGISTICS readers need. It's tough to keep up with customer needs in any environment, but the speed with which change is happening is a testament to FLS’ ability to continue to meet, and in some cases, anticipate customers' evolving needs. For that reason, INBOUND LOGISTICS editors have recognized FLS as one of this year's Top 100 Trucking companies." FLS CEO, Domenic Di Girolamo said, “This is a great accomplishment and it was only possible through the hard work and dedication of the FLS family. We have and will continue to drive perfection with respect to quality and service”.&&