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TRUCKING& FREIGHTING “We could have 1,000 customers impacted by one truck being late.” -Randy Schenauer, vice president Fresh Flower Freight // Flower Transfer Logistics runs a seven-daysa-week operation that picks up product coming from Latin America, the West Coast and Europe. > F LOW E R T R A N S F E R LO G I S T I C S TRUCKING FLOWERS AND PLANTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY REQUIRES UP-FRONT PREPARATION. BY J A M I E M O RG A N Roses are red. Violets are blue. To get them to their destinations on time, you have to be on cue. Flower Transfer Logistics (FTL), a subsidiary of the Delaware Valley Floral Group, knows the importance of getting product in and out on time. Shipping fresh bulk flowers before the wilting begins or transporting potted plants prior to their blossoming is a time-sensitive business. FTL has designed its operation to handle the particular challenges associated with wholesale floral delivery. “All of our drivers understand that when they leave Sewell, N.J., they are going to meet an airplane that’s landing in Miami that just came from Ecuador or Colombia. As soon as they get there, the plane needs to be emptied and their truck needs to be loaded and back here the very tion centers: Cromwell, Conn., Edison, -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] next day or we screw everything up,” ex- N.J., Halethorpe, Md., Shrewsbury Mass., Flower Transfer Logistics plains Vice President Randy Schenauer. and Sewell, which also serves as its pro- “We could have 1,000 customers im- cessing and packaging plant. Headquarters: Sewell, N.J. pacted by one truck being late.” FTL’s parent company, Delaware Valley Floral Group, operates five distribu- 34 TLIMAGAZINE.COM FALL 2013 As the trucking and logistics arm of Full-time employees: 32 Delaware Valley Floral Group, FTL runs Specialty: Full-service carrier a seven-days-a-week operation that picks -------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013

Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013
Panama Canal
Distribution Centers
Fleet Efficiency
GE Transportation
Lake State Railway Corp.
LT Enterprises
Boasso America
Dee King Trucking
Heritage Environmental
Flower Transfer Logistics
Ironhorse Resources
Jim Palmer Trucking
Polaris Transport
Tennant Truck Lines
Ace International Holdings Ltd.
Webtech Wireless Inc.
Downtime Fleet Management Services
Motiv Power Systems
Waste Management
Zoresco Equipment Co.
Bowhead Transport Co. LLC
Harbour Link Container Services Inc.
Harley Marine Services
Air Transat Cargo
Cutter Aviation
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
All Pro Freight Systems Inc.
Legacy Transportation Services
Last Look

Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013