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Dupré Opens Coast-to-Coast SCS Branch Offices

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Atlanta and Los Angeles Further Develop National Supply Chain and 3PL Network

Today, Dupré Logistics announces the expansion of its Strategic Capacity Services (SCS) group with the addition of branch offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta. These branch openings are part of the company’s enhanced strategy to open regional offices while further developing its national intermediary and 3PL network throughout North America to be closer to its customers. These branch offices are allowing for the onboarding of an intermodal service offering company-wide to expand the company’s reach within existing and future markets.

“This expansion is supporting our ongoing growth that is impacting our business both in scope and scale,” said Dupré Logistics CEO Reggie Dupré. He continued, “Through these branch openings, new hires and service expansion, we are investing in people, technology and infrastructure to make this possible.”

Within the next five years, Dupré expects the initial two new branch offices will host in excess of 25 area jobs. The company is planning for additional locations as part of its USA logistics and Mexico and Canada logistics growth.

Mike Weindel, Dupré Vice President of the Strategic Capacity Services Group said, “We are moving quickly to establish our regional branch network and staff with highly experienced professionals on both the sales and operations parts of our business.”

At the helm of the branches is Angelo Byrd, who will serve as General Manager of the SCS Division. Byrd brings over 15 years of proven success in sales, operations, client services and carrier relations. Based in Atlanta, Byrd joins Dupré from previous posts at JB Hunt, ARI Logistics and C.H. Robinson Worldwide.

Newly named Branch Manager for the Los Angeles office is Carl Barata. Barata brings over 25 years of logistics management and sales experience to his role in growing the Dupré SCS group nationwide and throughout North America. He has most previously worked with COFC Logistics, USA Truck, and DHL (formerly Exel Logistics).

For those looking for employment opportunities in National/Regional Sales, Account Management and Branch Leadership are encouraged to contact careers@duprelogistics.com for more information.

Dupré Logistics, LLC is a privately held provider of transportation and logistics services that include energy transportation, dedicated contract carriage, logistics, and freight brokerage. Dupré is headquartered in Lafayette, LA, with operations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Contact To Schedule an Interview: Andree Gonsoulin amgonsoulin@duprelogistics.com 337-962-2238

Dupré, LA DOTD and local TV Station join to recognize National Driver Appreciation Week

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

 

On Friday, September 16th, Dupré driver trainer Flint Deemer and La. Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development Dr. Shawn Wilson rode a stretch of highway in South Louisiana to understand and highlight the challenges of professional drivers during National Driver Appreciation Week.

Local Lafayette, La. news station KLFY’s reporter Emily Giangreco went along for part of the ride to highlight some of the challenges both drivers face and the DOTD faces when designing and maintaining roads systems.
View KLFY's Article from September 16, 2016

“We realize that everything you own, buy, sell or trade has been on the back or in our transportation system at some point,” said DOTD Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson, “This is just an eye opening experience for a lay person, a non-truck driver, to appreciate what they do on a daily basis.”

Deemer shared the challenges of not only safely driving his truck but taking into consideration others on the road.

“You constantly have to think about that, getting in and out,” said Deemer, “There’s a lot of pre-planning with this job. People that don’t know what trucks go through to get through their day to day operations. That’s the biggest challenge.”

Ending National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with Mr. Flint, driver for Dupre. Clocked ⬆️ 4 million miles.

 

As South Louisiana faces a great opportunity with the planning for the I-49 corridor, Wilson says that the trucking industry will be taken into consideration.

“At the very minimum, building I-49 will benefit the trucking industry,” said Dr. Wilson “Making sure we design and build things with the right curves, with the right turning radius’ to allow trucks that are this long to be able to make a very precise move.”

After going on his ride along, Dr. Wilson said one of the main issues is non-truck drivers who are using their phones and not paying attention to their surroundings.

Commuting to work from Lafayette to Baton Rouge in a big way...on 18 wheels. I-49 & I-10.

 

Dupré Chief Administrative Officer Doug Place said, “We appreciate Secretary Wilson tying appreciation for America's professional drivers with the need to improve our infrastructure, reduce congestion and improve safety on our highways.” He continued, “His ride from Lafayette over the Atchafalaya bridge, through the congestion at the Mississippi River bridge and at the I-10/I-12 split shows the challenges of our current highway system.”

Dupré Logistics Named Top 100 by Transport Topics

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Transport Topics, a leading source of news and information for the U.S. freight transportation industry with an emphasis on trucking, logistics and intermodal operations, has named Dupré Logistics a Top 100 For Hire Carrier in the United States and Canada. The Lafayette, La-based company has operations throughout the country where their employees provide transportation and logistics services to customers nationwide.


The 2016 Transport Topics Top 100 is an annual project of Transport Topicswith assistance with SJ Consulting Group. Dupré joins five other carriers on the list for the first time at number 97. In addition to this announcement of the company’s ranking in the Top 100, Dupré was ranked number 9 in the tank/bulk subcategory.

"It's an honor for our team to join Transport Topics Top 100," said Dupre' Logistics CEO Reggie Dupre'. "We believe our intense customer focus and superior service have been the drivers moving us up into the Top 100."

Each year, the editors of Transport Topics select providers by evaluating data submitted by company management or through annual reports files with government agencies in the United States and Canada.

To schedule an interview, contact: Andree Gonsoulin 337.962-2238

Paul Silverlieb Hired to Lead Dupré Logistics Marketing and Communications

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Today leading capacity solutions provider Dupré Logistics announced the appointment of Paul Silverlieb as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. This newly created executive position was added as part of the company’s 5-year strategic growth plan.

“Paul’s marketing experience in rapid growth businesses makes him an especially suited partner to collaborate in our own expansion efforts,” said Reggie Dupré, president and CEO. “As we grow, we continue to invest in technology, people and infrastructure. Additionally, Paul’s expertise in developing and supporting a go-to-market strategic plan in our freight brokerage and 3PL businesses will enable us to accelerate continuous improvement and growth.”

Mr. Silverlieb joins Dupré Logistics most recently from USA Truck. His responsibilities at Dupré include brand awareness and lead generation to support the company’s ongoing growth, specifically supporting the rapid expansion of the Dupré freight brokerage business nationally. He reports to Mr. Dupré and is a member of the Dupré executive management team.

“I am happy to be joining a privately held industry leader. This is a unique situation with both a stable leadership team in place and a record for continuous growth across the company’s various service offerings,” commented Mr. Silverlieb. “Additional marketing support at this juncture solidifies the growth plans in place as we look to expand beyond our core service offerings and our core industry verticals.”

CONTACT / TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW:

Andree Gonsoulin
amgonsoulin@duprelogistics.com
Phone: 337.962.2238

Dupre featured in Inbound Logistics - Chemical Logistics Article

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The logistics around chemicals are both challenging and interesting. This recent article in Inbound Logistics is an informative read on this subject. This is a growth industry that Dupré Logistics is a participant in.

Reggie Dupré, founder and CEO of Dupré Logistics was interviewed as a part of the article:

At Dupré Logistics, the key to maintaining hazmat capacity includes a training program for drivers who currently haul petroleum or other commodities for the company. "We school drivers for anywhere from four to eight weeks," says Dupré. "Then we oversee their work in short-haul movements, to prepare them to go out on long hauls."

Read the entire article, and more from Reggie about trends in chemical logistics:
http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/chemical-logistics-formula-for-success/

Dupré Honored with the "Great West" Safety Award from the Louisiana Motor Transport Association and American Trucking Association

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA), in cooperation with the American Trucking Association (ATA), recently awarded Dupré Logistics Site Logistics Group the 2015 Safety Award for outstanding achievement in highway safety in the 9-12 million mile class. The award was sponsored by Great West Casualty a transportation insurance provider. “This is an important recognition of the Dupr ..

Increased Economic Growth in late 2016, 2017 & 2018 - Dupré Logistics Hosts 14th Annual Client Colloquium in Houston

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
November 19th, Dupré Logistics, LLC hosted its Annual Client Colloquium featuring a presentation by one of the country’s most informed economists Dr. Alan Beaulieu. Dr. Beaulieu presented his informed projections on the future of the economy and predicted increased economic growth in late 2016, 2017 and 2018. Preceding the dinner, some of the attendees also participated in the first annua ..

American Trucking Association Recognizes Dupré for Highway Safety

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The American Trucking Association (ATA) (http://www.trucking.org/), the national image and advocacy organization for the U.S trucking industry, has recognized Dupré Logistics for their safety performance. The ATA's Annual Safety and Human Resources Conference awards ceremony was held on November 4, 2015 in Little Rock, AR. Dupré Logistics was presented with 2 awards based on their 2014 sa ..

BP Lubricants USA, Inc. Recognizes Dupré Logistics for Safety

Friday, May 22, 2015

BP Lubricants USA, Inc. recognized Dupré Logistics with the BP Safest Bulk Carrier Award for 2014. Presented during the BP Carrier Conference in Naperville, Il. The award recognizes carriers for their safety and performance record. The company was also one of the top three carriers considered for BP Bulk Carrier of the Year Award.

“Dupré works with our clients to provide commitment, flexibility and safety that well exceeds the industry standard. In an effort for continuous improvement our team looks forward to continuing our work with BP to provide service that is as safe and efficient as possible,” said Al LaCombe, Dupré Director of Safety and Training.

The BP Driving Safety Standards awards recognize logistics carriers who cooperate with the company’s ongoing efforts to meet the requirements of the BP safety policies and procedures.

“The dedicated drivers who work with BP and our other clients have proven once again that they are experts in the field working every day toward continuous safe operation and service in everything that they do,” Dupré Logistics Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve Guthrie said.

Shell names Dupré First to Reach Top Tier on HSSE Requirements - First to Achieve Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Audit Requirements

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On Wednesday March 4, 2014 Dupre’ Logistics was recognized by Shell Trading (US) Company for being the First Road Transport Carrier to reach the Top Tier on the company’s HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environmental) Audit Requirements. The presentation took place at a Shell Downstream Americas Safety Forum held in Houston, Texas. Carriers from the US were present for the 2-day forum which covered several topics about safe operations.

“Dupré Logistics’ works to provide customized solutions to our business partners ensuring the best service taking into account health, safety, security and environmental concerns,” says Dupré Logistics COO and President Tom Voelkel. “With each of our different partners, HSSE compliance is important to our whole work model. We are proud to have been recognized by Shell in this way.”

Shell launched the HSSE and Social Performance (SP) framework in 2009. Shell’s web site cites the company’s commitment and policy on HSSE and SE as including, “our aim to do no harm to people, to protect the environment and to contribute to the societies where we operate. Our mandatory standards and accompanying manuals support these goals.”

Dupré has been a Logistics Service Provider of hazardous materials for Shell Trading (US) Company since 2011. Utilizing a Logistics Service Provider can not only prove to be a lucrative business decision for an established company — it is a safer approach to creating a committed, cost-effective and, most importantly, safe way to transport hazardous materials.

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