Riverside Logistics Competes in 2018 RVA LogistXGames!

Xgames pictureRiverside Logistics and ten other teams from a variety of companies in the Richmond area competed in the fourth annual RVA LogistXGames on Thursday April 26, 2018.  Sponsored by CBRE/Richmond, the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and the Virginia Port Authority, the event is designed to showcase the talents of employees in this business sector, as well as emphasize the importance of logistics and distribution to the region. The proceeds support workforce development programs available through the Community College Workforce Alliance. This year the games raised $20,000.

As in previous years, the competition was friendly but fierce in events like those performed daily in warehouse environments.  The Riverside team consisted of two men and two women who demonstrated their skills in events like the Pallet Puzzle Sprint, the Pallet Jack Relay, the Pick/Pack Hurdle and the Box Put.

SARA Logistics Games

The Riverside team won two events…the box decorating event for the Box Put and the Box Put event itself.  Sara DeLancy decorated the box, using her considerable artistic talents. Sara is a member of Riverside’s Transportation team.  Louis Watson successfully threw the box that Sara decorated the farthest of all the teams (over 48 feet) without breaking the three bottles carefully wrapped inside by team members Jogli Vega, Jennifer Rivera, and Cynthia Jackson.  Congratulations Captain Michael Kenny and to all the competitors!  We look forward to seeing you again next year!

 

Riverside Logistics Services is excited to announce the opening of a new 121,000 square foot warehouse facility in the Southpark Industrial Complex located at 5200 Commerce Road, Richmond, VA.

Press Release                                                 April 12, 2018

Richmond, VA

Riverside Logistics Services is excited to announce the opening of a new 121,000 square foot warehouse facility in the Southpark Industrial Complex located at 5200 Commerce Road, Richmond, VA.

This location is strategically located near the Port of Richmond and will provide 54,000 square feet of expansion storage space for a recently contracted international import customer. The new customer will be moving their distribution from Norfolk, VA to Richmond, VA.

This expansion will increase Riverside’s footprint to 600,000 square feet in the Richmond Metro area. Riverside Logistics headquartered in Henrico County, Virginia is a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions. The company provides warehousing, transportation, logistics management and consulting to manufacturers and distributors of a wide variety of materials worldwide.

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Riverside Logistics is proud to announce the purchased 25 new 2018 Great Dane trailers.

Riverside Logistics New Trailers 18Riverside Logistics is proud to announce the addition of 25 new Great Dane trailers to its trailer pool. The trailers were purchased to provide extra capacity for our customers and expansion of new lanes with both new and existing customers. In addition, this extra capacity will provide equipment to help minimize the effect of the changes in driver regulations and electronic log devices (ELD). We are currently working on establishing new dedicated runs in Richmond and the Mid-Atlantic region. Call now! Our Brokerage team is ready to assist you with your transportation needs.

 

Riverside Logistics Sponsors/Participates in Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon

Riverside Logistics is a proud sponsor of Junior Achievement.  On Saturday, March 17, 2018 our largest group of employees, family and friends joined other companies and bowled two games to raise funds to support students in the Central Virginia area.  It is Riverside’s fourteenth year sponsoring and participating in the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to preparing students for success in a global economy, through the development of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills!  JA of Central Virginia serves 26,000 students in 162 schools; in the last 50 years, over 450,000 students have benefitted from their programs.

Riverside Logistics is honored to support Junior Achievement’s hard work and dedication to students in our community.

Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon

Trends in Transportation + New Driver Requirements (Electronic Logging)

Riverside Logistics International BusinessVIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL, INC.

Enabling International Trade Success Since 1948™

Join us at our Monthly Luncheon Program on Jan. 24th for:

Trends in Transportation + New Driver Requirements (Electronic Logging)

Featured Speakers: Rick Holden + Jim Durfee, Riverside Logistics

Presentation will include presentation on phases of international transportation. Discussion about recent legislation requiring truckers to replace current paper logbooks with electronic logging devices (ELD) and its impact on freight rates, delivery times, and driver hours of service.  There will be time for questions following the presentation.

Details:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018

11:45am – 12:00pm:   Registration & networking

12:00pm – 1:30pm:     Luncheon meeting and program

Venue for this Luncheon Meeting: Omni Hotel, 100 S. 12th Street, Richmond, VA

Cost:   Early registration [by January 18, 2018]:

$25 for VAIBC members

$35 for non-members

Registration after January 18th:  $35 members, $45 non-members

Register online:  www.vaibc.org

About the speakers:

Jim Durfee – Vice President Business Transformation, Riverside Logistics – Jim is tasked with driving the strategic planning and infrastructure improvements necessary to help Riverside achieve its long term growth targets.  Jim has 33 years of Logistics experience across Manufacturing, Retail and 3PL settings. Most recently running the centralized global logistics operations at Meadwestvaco Corporation. This operation controlled over 400 million in logistics spend and handled shipments across 6 continents.  Mr. Durfee has worked on a variety of TMS platforms using both in-sourced and out-sourced logistics resources. He taught Logistics as an adjunct Professor at the University of Richmond for a number of years and is a licensed ICC Practitioner, a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker, a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a TIA Certified Transportation Broker, and a Certified Member of AST&L (now APICS). He is also a former President of the Central Virginia CSCMP roundtable and holds a BS in Business Logistics from Penn State and a MBA in Management from Loyola University.

Rick Holden – Vice President of Business Development and Corporate officer for Riverside Logistics. Having joined Riverside in 1998 he has over 22 years of diverse, multi-disciplinary, and multi-industry experience in areas of supply chain management, 3PL Sales, logistics, transportation, warehousing, and contracts management and negotiations in industries including medical surgical supply, pharmaceutical, food, manufacturing, chemical and controlled substances, and various consumer products. Rick Holden is currently responsible for all business development and consultative sales activities for Riverside Logistics. Having started the warehousing operations and previously managing the transportation functions at Riverside, he has worked in almost all of the operational facets of the company.

Mr. Holden holds a BS in Operations Management from Virginia Commonwealth University, with advanced graduate studies in Logistics Management at University of Richmond. He is also certified in ISO 2000 procedures, and is a past president of the Council of Logistics Management, Central Virginia Roundtable (now the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals)