Research Triangle Park, NC, September 05, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that Malcolm Rawls has been promoted to director of trucking operations. In his new role, Rawls will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the trucking fleet to consistently attain the highest level of safety, security and customer service, as well as working directly with clients to determine their service needs, develop contracts and monitor customer satisfaction. Rawls promotion is part of the company’s larger growth strategy, which seeks to enhance their core team by hiring more than 60 drivers and introducing new Volvo trucks with the latest technology to their fleet.
With 26 years of experience in the customer service and trucking operations industries, Rawls joined Longistics in May as an operations manager. His extensive background in trucking includes improving quality, employee retention and productivity while maintaining revenue, reducing claims and improving operational efficiencies. Rawls’ managerial roles have also provided him with experience in educating employees and ensuring safety by administering company policies. He is a certified Smith System® on road trucking training teacher and also holds a certification in hazardous material training.
Rawls is active in supporting several dog rescue organizations in the Triangle, including the Heart of Dixie Akita and Southern States Mastiff rescue shelters. He resides in Wake Forest with his wife and daughter.
“We are pleased to announce Malcolm’s promotion, as he has been a great asset to the operations for the company,” said Pat Long, Longistics vice chairman and co-founder. “His success in working in logistics has provided him with the expertise to be qualified for this position, and we are thrilled to have him as part of our team.”
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Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Longistics provides trucking, warehousing and Foreign Trade Zone management operations. Focused on service, safety and security, Longistics is a certified ISO 9001:2008 provider, offering a highly specialized “Imperial Fleet” of skilled professional drivers dedicated to providing world-class service to customers. Longistics’ full complement of technologies includes supply chain visibility, satellite tracking, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), radio-frequency identification (RFID), a Web-based inventory tracking system and access to real-time data. In 1992, the Longistics International division debuted as part of a globalization strategy by the company to build a blueprint and a framework for expansion into the growing global logistics and supply chain environment. This process included adding warehousing and handling capabilities, and Longistics is now known as one of the nation’s foremost operators of Foreign Trade Zones at FTZ 93, located adjacent to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and FTZ 214, located in the Global TransPark near Kinston, N.C. For more information, visit http://longistics.com.