ADS Logistics Co, LLC is proud to announce the opening of a new Roll & Hold warehousing facility in Columbia, Tennessee. Roll & Hold Columbia is a new, state of the art warehousing facility servicing the metals market in the Southeast. President and CEO William Ritter announced, “This is an excellent opportunity to expand our premium services to the Southeast and grow our national reach. ADS is also looking forward to becoming a permanent part of the local community.”
General Manager Matt Brinkley stated, “The Roll & Hold Columbia facility will continue a twenty-five year tradition of warehousing excellence and expand our logistics expertise into the Southeast to better serve our customers. Roll & Hold offers value-added warehousing services and trucking services will be provided by Area Transportation to meet our client’s transportation needs.”
Roll & Hold Columbia is a fully renovated 40,000 square foot warehouse able to handle a variety of customer needs in the metals market. The facility is equipped with a variety of forklifts, a ground level truck door, and two dock doors. Roll & Hold Columbia can handle just in time inventory to ensure ADS Logistics Co, LLC customers are able to access their materials at a moment’s notice. In addition, new bar code scanning technology allows for web based real time inventory recording and accurate data collections, assuring that the warehouse meets the highest standard of customer specifications in the industry.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will implement at least five new and updated rules in 2013, with a few coming by March. The new rules will include:
1) An electronic logging device (ELD) rule that will piggyback on a 2011 FMCSA rule by addressing driver privacy issues. Almost all interstate trucks will need to carry an ELD.
2) A drug and alcohol rule will establish a universal database which will contain records of drivers with positive drug and alcohol tests, as well as drivers who refuse to submit to testing. This rule is meant to help carriers make proper employee hiring decisions.
3) A new health and fitness rule will outline how the FMCSA will use the Compliance Safety Accountability program in evaluating transportation carriers.
4) In April, a registration rule will combine four legacy FMCSA systems to help spot unsafe carriers who recently formed new companies in order to avoid regulations.
5) A medical rule coming in March will require medical examiners to submit their results through FMCSA to state driver-licensing agencies.
These are just a few of the new rules that will be established this year. A 2012 MAP-21 law requires the FMCSA to propose 29 new and updated rules over the course of the next couple years. The FMCSA must also complete 34 programmatic changes and 15 studies on transportation and logistics issues.
ADS’ Roll & Hold Division is pleased to announce the recent completion of a Surveillance Audit with a perfect score. The audit demonstrated Roll & Hold’s active and effective quality management system.
Our quality management standards help provide services to customers that meet or exceed their expectations. The Roll & Hold Division is committed to customer satisfaction, and achieving this certification status ensures continuous improvement.
Roll & Hold’s warehousing services distinguish them from their competitors. Customers have complete visibility into their inventory and product flows through the Internet.
ADS’ Area Transportation division is pleased to announce the recent purchase of 37 trailers and 10 new Peterbilt tractors. ADS continues to grow and invest in the future of the company and will be adding even more new equipment to this list.
The new eco-friendly tractors will have SCR engines, diesel particulate filters and emit zero particulate matter (soot) into the air. ADS will be integrating these new technologies in an effort to improve air quality.
In addition to the new tractors and trailers, ADS' Roll & Hold division has relocated to a 100,000 square foot warehouse in Shreveport, LA. This new unit will provide customers with additional storage space and will have controlled temperature and humidity, allowing Rock & Hold to expand their operations.