Trends in Transportation + New Driver Requirements (Electronic Logging)

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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:

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)

We have favorable rates in these lanes!

Riverside can bring value to your organization. Whether you’re managing inbound freight, supplying retail outlets from your distribution centers or delivering finished product to your customers, Riverside Logistics can move your freight – on time and within budget. Using leading edge transportation management systems, our experienced professionals are able to easily track, trace, consolidate & pool and rate & pay, while also providing comprehensive reporting against industry metrics and rule-driven communications. Below are some of the dry van  lanes we are excited to move at great rates!

Riverside Truck

Inbound to Central VA from…

  • Eastern , PA
  • Southern, NJ
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Northern Virginia
  • Western, VA
  • Northern North Carolina
  • Chicago, IL area
  • Cincinnati/Northern KY area
  • Atlanta, GA
  • LA Basin
  • Boston, Hartford CT, RI
  • Memphis, TN


Outbound from Central, VA to…

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Eastern, PA
  • Southern, NJ
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • VA (I95 Corridor, Dray, Tidewater, Stuarts Draft)
  • Northern, NC
  • Upstate NY



Riverside Logistics Hires New Manager of Information Systems

Tony SpillmanTony Spillman has joined Riverside Logistics as Manager of Information Systems. In his new role, Tony will be responsible for management and security of all business software, hardware, and data systems. In addition, he will be working closely with vendors and suppliers of technology services to enhance user and customer experiences. His first major project will be working with customers to enhance electronic data interchange (EDI).

Tony has spent over 10 years of his career working in business technology integration. He spent the last 4 of those years as the Technology Support Manager for OneMind Health. His prior experience includes working with customers to plan, schedule and implement hardware and software integration solutions. He has extensive experience working with both small and multi-national clients.

Tony is a graduate of the Baker College and has a BS in Business Information Systems.

Tony enjoys golf, kayaking and volunteer work. He regularly volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels and helps to foster rescue animals.


Riverside Logistics Participates in 3rd RVA LogistXGames

Riverside Logistics was proud to participate in the 3rd Annual Richmond LogistXGames held on April 20, 2017. A record high eleven teams competed this year comprised of employees of the top local logistics providers in the Richmond area. The four events incorporated activities like those performed daily in the logistics work environment. Although Riverside was not able to repeat as champion, they enjoyed the friendly, competitive event and look forward to sending another team next year!

The RVA LogistXGames are sponsored by CBRE/Richmond and the Community College Workforce Alliance. It is designed to showcase the talents of employees in this business sector, as well as emphasize the importance of logistics and distribution services in the region. The event directly benefits logistics programs available through the Community College Workforce Alliance.Riverside Logistics LogistXGames

Riverside Logistics operates three warehouses near the Richmond Airport, only a short distance from the Port of Richmond. The warehouse employees handle over 60,000 shipments annually which equals approximately 1.8 million cases. Riverside wishes to congratulate all the teams that participated, and CBRE and the Community College Workforce Alliance for sponsoring such a fun, successful event.

Congratulations to the entire Riverside team for ‘Meeting Expectations’ again this year on their Food Grade Certification Audit!


Riverside Logistics recently received its certification from NSF International. NSF International conducts an annual audit at Riverside Logistics. The audit is to certify for Food Safety, Quality and Food Defense Expectations for Food Warehouse and Distribution Facilities. This is the third year Riverside has utilized NSF International to certify its food warehouse and distribution facilities.

Riverside Logistics provides a full compliment of third party logistic services and total solutions. Whether you’re moving product within the states or around the world, we can help by combining our warehouse and transportation solutions to offer the best value in the industry. Riverside’s experience is both broad and deep, including work in a variety of industries such as medical products (including sterile surgical products), food and beverages (including dry and refrigerated ), building materials, retail and industrial packaging, metals, chemicals, fertilizers and minerals, automotive supply, timber and paper and products and a wide variety of consumer products including, non- durables and durables.

About NSF: Founded in 1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation, they changed the name to NSF International in 1990 as they expanded their services beyond sanitation and into global markets. Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF International for the development of public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment. Their mission is to protect and improve global human health. As an independent, accredited organization, they develop standards, and test and certify products and systems. They provide auditing, education and risk management solutions for public health and the environment.