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Uptime Logistics with Jake Killgore

Uptime Logistics, powered by CAP Logistics focuses on reliability, and how to ensure that your company is prepared for those catastrophic downtimes. Today's episode is hosted by Doug Draper of Acme Distribution and the Denver Transportation Club, his guest is Jake Killgore, Transportation Manager at MillerCoors.

Listen LIVE at 4:00 p.m. on Denver’s Money Talk 1690 AM or watch our livestream on YouTube.

Uptime Logistics with Joydma Alamo

Uptime Logistics, powered by CAP Logistics focuses on reliability, and how to ensure that your company is prepared for those catastrophic downtimes. Today's episode is hosted by Doug Draper of Acme Distribution and the Denver Transportation Club, his guest is Joydma Alamo, Facility Manager at Caterpillar.

Listen LIVE at 4:00 on Denver’s Money Talk 1690 a.m. or watch our livestream on YouTube.


CAP Worldwide's Bonnie Chacon Shares her Knowledge on Sourcing

Global Supply Chain and Sourcing Manager at CAP Worldwide, Bonnie Chacon, speaks on Connect & Collaborate about CAP's new venture in the sourcing world. 

Bonnie and Health & Wellness Entrepreneur, Emily Schromm team up to launch Emily's project, Element Tea. Bonnie is able to help Emily source her products from around the globe, to bring them to your door. Learn more about the process in the video above, then visit https://www.capwwide.com/ to start working with the sourcing and shipping experts at CAP Worldwide.

Sweden and International Trade

By Paul Garrimone In recent years, international trade has seen record numbers.  In 2016, the total U.S. trade with foreign countries totaled $4.9 trillion – a little over half of that was imports, and, the remainder in exports.  The U.S. and the European Union have continually remained in the top three countries in the world regarding exporting and importing, and, this is important in involving: capital goods, industrial supplies and commercial goods.  Everything from: airplanes and automobiles; to pharmaceuticals and chemicals; to food and beverage; to semiconductors, electronics and computers; industrial machinery and equipment – even travel – all account for this international trade every second, of everyday.  In 2016, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented CAP Worldwide with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service.  The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.  International shipping is crucial to the worlds overall economy and plays an important aspect to CAP Logistics and our customers.  It’s interesting; however, to focus in on one important member of the E.U. and that country is Sweden.

“Swedish massage oils, and the yummy and gummy delicious Swedish Fish candies alone account for probably over $100 trillion in imports and exports.” Our source, Bjorn Lyngstad stated to us (worth it to mention he is also a distant cousin to Anni-Frid Lyngstad, of the Swedish Pop Group ABBA).   This is in fact completely made up, and, false.  However, it is true that between the U.S. and Sweden, the annual bilateral trade in goods totals $25 billion annually.  And, this doesn’t include the annual bilateral investments monies.  Overall, Sweden is the 12th largest investor in the U.S. – creating just over 330,000 jobs across the country.  Integral Swedish companies such as: Sandvik Group, SKF, Atlas Copco, ASEA Brown Boveri, Volvo and many others -- all have a hand in this partnership.

How to Transport a Dinosaur in Two Simple Steps -- and 60 Million Years

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs trekked the globe in search of survival, and humans wouldn’t have stood a chance in their environment. In modern times, humans trek the globe in search of evidence of dinosaurs’ eventual demise in the form of fossils and other paleontological pursuits. When it’s time to get fossils from one place to another, CAP Logistics and CAP Worldwide are industry leaders in shipping these particularly historic and fragile items. For example, CAP Worldwide recently shipped a major find, an ankylosaurus, from Montana to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

In general, once dinosaur fossils are removed from the ground, they are encased in hard plaster for transport. They are then carefully placed and secured onto a flatbed trailer before CAP Worldwide delivers the fossils to their new homes.

What’s next on the journey of this ankylosaurus? In its lifetime at the end of the Cretaceous Period (68-66 million years ago), it might have measured up to 20 feet long, 6 feet tall and 13,000 pounds. In this case, it is now owned by the Royal Ontario Museum, whose crew will work to reassemble the find as fully as possible based on its condition at the time of discovery.

This story not only illustrates how cool it is to see a dinosaur skull on the back of a truck, but it also illustrates the power of customer loyalty. CAP Logistics team member Mike Hoffman has been providing transportation solutions to this sector for several years, and he has customers who refuse to choose anyone else for their shipping needs.

One of Hoffman’s customers, GeoDecor, has many fossils for purchase at the Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil and Gem Show, a popular public show going on now. GeoDecor president and CEO Tom Lindgren’s passion for paleontology has led to a renowned global career, including providing market valuations for the U.S. Department of State and royal families in the Middle East.

Lindgren works to appraise the market value of fossils, but his appraisal of a quality transportation and logistics provider took hardly any work at all. In discussing his longtime working-relationship with Hoffman, Lindgren said, “When I pass something onto Mike to ship, I know it’ll be okay. I know he’ll get me the best service for the best price, and he’s available all along the way. He understands our needs and nuances, and that gives me a lot of confidence in the process.”

 

Several of the GeoDecor fossils have been uncovered in southwestern Wyoming. Lindgren and his sons have quarries there. “What better legacy to leave one’s children,” he mused. This philosophy is very similar to that of CAP Logistics and CAP Worldwide founder Gayle Dendinger whose family businesses have likewise left a legacy.

In related news, CAP Worldwide moved massive amounts of similar freight to over 68 countries during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase. Colorado Business Roundtable featured the Denver Gem and Mineral Show (across the street from the Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil and Gem Show) earlier this month on its Connect and Collaborate radio show, and the podcast is available. The rock shows are free, open to the public and will be in Denver through this Sunday, September 18, 2016. Don’t miss this chance to see and own your own piece of the fossil record.

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CAP Worldwide, Inc. Receives Presidential Award For Export Service

On May 16, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented CAP Worldwide with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.  The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. CAP Worldwide is an international logistics company with offices in Denver, CO and Houston, TX. CAP provides international air and ocean transportation services to companies across the United States, and is known for providing exemplary customer service for standard shipments, as well as handling complicated and project shipments.

“Exporting is crucial to the success of the businesses we work with, and our goal is to make it easy for our customers to ship their products so that they can spend their time focusing on their core business,” said Geoff Bergman, Operations Manager. “Every day we see the growth of our clients’ businesses, due in large part to exporting. This growth has enabled our clients to add jobs and support their local communities as they expand their bottom line.”

In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. This year, Secretary Pritzker honored 123 U.S. companies with the President’s “E” Award for their outstanding work to reduce barriers to foreign markets and to open the door to more trade around the world.

In 2015, U.S. exports totaled $2.23 trillion, accounting for nearly 13 percent of U.S. GDP. Nationally, exports contributed to the U.S. economy, supporting an estimated 11.5 million jobs.

U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service office network, located within the Department’s International Trade Administration, with offices in 108 U.S. cities and more than 70 countries. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth and case studies which demonstrate valuable support to exporters resulting in increased exports for the company’s clients.

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.export.gov

For international shipments, CAP Worldwide can be reached at 303-333-8028.

Pictured below: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, CAP Worldwide President David Dendinger and Geoff Bergman, CAP Worldwide Operations Manager (Click for fullsize photo.)

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43rd Annual World Trade Day

We are excited to partner with the World Trade Center Denver as it hosts the 43rd annual World Trade Day on May 19, 2016 at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. This year’s theme is “Exploring Your Trans-Pacific Partners.” Event highlights include the opportunity to interact with people from the 11 partner countries, visit country pavilions, listen to insightful keynote speakers who will share market insights, and participate in a variety of breakout sessions. The day also includes opportunities for B2B meetings with speakers and international delegations from Trans-Pacific countries.

Keynote Speakers, World Trade Day 2016:

Secretary Tom Vilsack was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 30th Secretary of the U.S Department of Agriculture. In his leadership role, Vilsack is working hard to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities and create new markets for the tremendous innovation of rural America.

Pete Mento, Principal at Ryan, is one of the most sought after global speakers on topics of international trade. A former professional standup comedian, his ability to mix humor with economics, history, and regulatory insight have resulted in lectures to sold out crowds in 30 countries across six continents.

With a different theme every year, World Trade Day has become the Rocky Mountain Region’s most successful and exciting annual gathering for the international business community. Click here for more information or to register: http://www.wtcdenver.org/event-2029453

 

The Colorado Business Roundtable is planning to do a LIVE remote broadcast from World Trade Day with Paul Bergman on May 19th.

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Greenhouse Delivery Donation Supports Veterans

Through its nationwide network, CAP Logistics learned about a great way to connect customers while supporting veteran workforce education and domestic agriculture. CAP Logistics recently donated a customized transportation solution to the Growing Veterans program, transporting a greenhouse from its manufacturer in Minnesota to a Washington State farm where military veterans are growing more than just food.

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Growing Veterans empowers military veterans to grow food, communities and each other. The nonprofit organization envisions an end the isolation that leads to suicide. It also seeks to make sustainable agriculture the norm. Growing Veterans currently operates three farms, but one of them was lacking a greenhouse which greatly limited its production capability.

Leadership Skagit County, an intensive program designed to develop leaders at all levels of the community, partnered with Growing Veterans to help fundraise for the needed greenhouse.

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According to Leadership Skagit Team Blue Diamonds, the subgroup of Leadership Skagit leading this effort, its project goal is to “Raise That Roof” on a new greenhouse for Growing Veterans so that it can extend the growing season and provide a place for veterans of all abilities to heal, build community and grow delicious food. This goal involves not only fundraising but also building the structure.

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The greenhouse’s journey began in Minnesota at Poly-Tex, Inc., manufacturer of greenhouses and display systems.

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CAP Logistics loaded the new greenhouse and trucked it approximately 1,750 miles to its new home at the Growing Veterans Starbird Road Farm near Mt. Vernon, Washington.

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Kenny Holzemer, Development Director of Growing Veterans, said that the nonprofit organization "is so grateful to CAP Logistics for taking delivery our new greenhouse as it came off the production line in Minnesota, and delivering it to the very spot where it will soon stand. The greenhouse CAP has brought will provide year round opportunities for disabled veterans to fully engage in Growing Veterans' organic agriculture on our Starbird Farm in South Skagit County, Washington State.” Please check out the Growing Veterans website at growingveterans.org.

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Growing Veterans and Leadership Skagit Team Blue Diamonds are now in the process of assembling the greenhouse on a foundation. Volunteers have already “put up a good portion of it and will be coming together this weekend to finish the job,” according to Leadership Skagit Team Blue Diamonds Facebook page dedicated to this Raise The Roof project.

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Team Blue Diamonds reported that they are extremely close to the fundraising goal of $11,000. Petroleum refining company Tesoro donated $6,000 through its foundation, and that is how CAP Logistics came to hear about it. To learn more or to make an investment in veterans and sustainable agriculture, use this secure link at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/gwgv/event/770388/.

Comments Needed by April 8 for Dry Fork Mine

The Dry Fork Mine is in the process of conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) to add leased, permitted federal coal to its mine plan. The scoping period for the EA has begun. Information about the project can be found at: http://www.wrcc.osmre.gov/initiatives/dryForkMineA2.shtm Anything you could do to help us get the word out and comments on the desired scope of the EA to OSM by April 8, 2016 would be greatly appreciated.

Information about the permit activity and where to send your comments are below.

OSMRE Dry Fork Mine A2 EA C/O Lauren Mitchell Western Region Office, OSMRE 1999 Broadway, Suite 3320 Denver, CO 80202-3050

Email: OSM-NEPA-WY@osmre.gov

ATTN: OSMRE Dry Fork Mine A2 EA, C/O Lauren Mitchell,

The OSMRE is in the process of conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the development of the Dry Fork Mine Amendment 2 area. This particular tract contains 33.4 million tons of coal in an area surrounded by industrial uses, coal mines and leased coal.

The coal is needed to supply long term, low cost, reliable fuel to rural utilities in the region. Therefore, in addition to the significant tax and royalty benefits from mining the A2 coal, mining the coal will directly employ approximately 80 people per year, and keep electricity rates reasonable for those same local and regional residents.

The Dry Fork Mine has an excellent record of strong environmental stewardship and providing significant benefits including safe, reliable and low-cost coal, good-paying jobs and substantial federal, state and local tax and royalty revenue. At a time when the main industries in Wyoming (oil/gas and coal mining) are suffering from a severe economic downturn, the ability to assure long term mining from the Dry Fork Mine is critical to the State and region's long term financial well-being. The Dry Fork Mine and its future are significantly integrated with the communities in northeast Wyoming. The benefits of the Dry Fork Mine to its employees and their families, and the significant economic activity it brings to the region has been demonstrated through years of responsible mining and reclamation. I urge the scope of the EA to heavily weigh consideration of the economic impacts of the mining operation on the State and local economies.

Thank you for this opportunity to guide the scoping for the EA for the Dry Fork Mine A2 project.

Originally found here at Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute

CAP Worldwide moves over 400 tons of freight to 68+ countries
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CAP Worldwide, a member of the Colorado Business Roundtable, moved massive amounts of freight to over 68 countries worldwide during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase Jan. 30 through Feb. 14, 2016.

In 1955, a group of mineral collectors and rock hounds from the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society held a free exhibition, open to the public, at a local elementary school. Year after year the show became larger and is now one of the largest gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry shows in the world. According to the Visit Tucson website, this show attracts 55,000 tourists annually to this two-week long show. Various show sites are set up through the Tucson area in hotels, parking lots, warehouses and tents in and around the city. In total, the city hosts 40 registered shows over a two-week period with approximately 3,000 exhibitors.

The CAP Worldwide team operated for three weeks out of a warehouse in Tucson designated for customers to gather their mineral specimens, fossils, gems and jewelry. The team aided in packaging the customers’ freight to get it ready to either load into ocean containers or to prepare it for air moves. Several of CAP Worldwide’s customers also arranged for live loading at the shows for stress-free conveyance. Additionally, the team facilitated the paperwork to ensure proper clearance into the customers' respective countries as paperwork requirements vary per country.

Shipments are still moving all around the world with customers still arranging for freight moves. As of today, CAP Worldwide has moved over 400 tons of freight into 68 countries globally.

CAP Worldwide is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) endorsed agent and FMC licensed NVOCC offering complete export and import air and ocean freight services. CAP’s strong partnerships with the world’s premier air and ocean carriers allows CAP to offer competitive rates and transit times using their global agent network.

Hover on the map below to view all of the countries CAP Worldwide shipped to from the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase

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Broncos Win Super Bowl 50 - CAP Ships the Victory Gear

peyton hatsCongratulations to all the Denver Broncos and all the Broncos fans out there! Winning Super Bowl 50 is a major achievement, and we will certainly be celebrating here at CAP Logistics in Denver, Colorado. Before the celebrating though, CAP had one more call to field at the end of the game. Once again, the official supplier of sporting goods for the Broncos here in Denver called us for a dedicated overnight charter of Super Bowl 50 Champions Gear. After such a strong finish to a great season, Broncos fans will be needing a lot of shirts and hats to commemorate the event.

We're all proud of our Denver Broncos. We're also proud CAP got the call to ship the victory goods. When champions need to move gear fast, they call CAP Logistics: 1-800-227-2471

Denver Transportation Club Awards CAP Logistics

This week, The Denver Transportation Club hosted the 35th annual Operation Stimulus Conference. During the event, CAP Logistics and its founder, Gayle Dendinger, were honored with the prestigious Eagle Award. The award, which weighs over 150 pounds, was created in 1993 and is presented to a company that exemplifies excellence in transportation services, supports logistics education, and participates in advocacyeagayle for the logistics community. As a supporter of the Denver Transportation Club and the greater logistics community in the Rocky Mountains, CAP Logistics continually helps lead the transportation community.

First and foremost, the award recognizes the business success of CAP Logistics over the past 30+ years. By being both asset-based and technology-driven, CAP has been able to provide unparalleled service through its customized transportation solutions. CAP Logistics has formed great partnerships with universities in order to advance supply chain education and to help develop a more educated workforce.

Recognizing the need for a forum of Colorado leaders in order to better work with each other, Gayle founded the Colorado Business Roundtable in conjunction with the twenty-three state roundtables and the Business Roundtable in Washington. By connecting and collaborating, members are better off with a larger network, better best practices, and advocacy for business-friendly policies.

Being a great believer in the power of collaboration, he has also established ICOSA Media, a media services company including video production, publishing, and radio & digital broadcasting.


CAP Logistics provides complete transportation solutions for time-sensitive and mission-critical freight – anytime, any day, to anywhere in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, CAP Logistics operates one of the most extensive and comprehensive domestic and international heavyweight and emergency transportation and distribution networks. Engage online at www.caplogistics.com, LinkedIn and Facebook.

For customized transportation solutions, call 1-800-227-2471


Historical Winners of the Eagle Award include:

Graebel Companies

Gunderson of Colorado

DHL

C.F. Lynch & Associates

Navajo Shippers

MARAD, Office of Cargo Preference

IBM Global Logistics Integrated Supply Chain

Rocky Mountain Transload

K-2 Transportation Services

Coors Brewing Company

Union Pacific Railroad

Nations Way Transport Service, Inc.

Southern Pacific Lines

Houg Enterprises, Inc.

Gates Rubber Company

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Roadway Express

BNSF Railway

CEVA Logistics

The Gates Corporation

CAP Logistics

 

Broncos Win the AFC Championship and CAP Ships the Gear

As the Broncos won the AFC Championship Sunday night, CAP Logistics fielded one final call - a charter to fly the AFC Championship Gear to Denver in order to get it all into the hands of the fans. The Broncos are officially going to Super Bowl 50, and clearly Broncos fans are excited about their latest victory over the New England Patriots.

Official hats, shirts, and other AFC Championship gear had to move right away, and so once again they called CAP Logistics to charter a flight.

So, how much does an AFC Championship weigh? Roughly 2,000 pounds, split among 78 boxes. That's a whole ton of pure Broncos victory moving right away.

Next time you need to charter a shipment, just call 1-800-227-2471!

Click here to shop official Broncos Gear

Ride for Bikes builds 313 bikes for Christmas donation

Here are 313 happy recipients thanks to Ride for Bikes including assistance from CAP Logistics On Saturday, December 5, 2015 Navajo Refining employees, their contractors and many citizens from Artesia, NM assembled and delivered 313 Christmas bikes to the Grand Heights Kindergarten. Ride for Bikes, a public charity, celebrated its tenth year in 2015 of providing bikes to children in southeastern New Mexico.

During those ten years, Ride for Bikes has awarded bikes to children through CASA, Grammy’s House and Head Start in Artesia; Hearts Desire in Lovington; Head Start in Roswell; Head Start in Carlsbad; and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeast New Mexico. For the past two years, every kindergartner in Artesia has received a new bike. More than 2,800 bikes have been provided to children through the generosity of donors and volunteers.

In order to make it a more rewarding experience, the children had to earn their bike. The younger children made Christmas cards for our troops overseas or for the wounded soldiers in the VA Hospitals. The older children did more. One little girl who had long hair showed up to the bike presentation with a short bob. She had given her hair to Locks of Love. All of these children learned a powerful lesson of giving.

The children receiving the bikes are not the only ones that learn lessons and receive gifts through this program. All who are involved walk away with a new sense of happiness, purpose, love and generosity. For the organizers of Ride for Bikes, the fact that the state football championship was on the day scheduled for the bike build was a huge concern. It takes a lot of hands to build 313 bikes, and we feared that many of those would be in Las Cruces. But, as always, the people of Artesia were not going to let the children down. More than a hundred people showed up to build bikes, air up tires and load and deliver bikes. It was a heartwarming sight to see so many families coming together to help children. There were familiar faces and newcomers among the volunteers, all of whom had so much fun that they are definitely coming out to help next year.

Some of the people that showed up were 59 Navajo employees and 16 contractor employees that came out to help with the bikes. The Los Perdonados Motorcycle Club (LPMC) which has many Navajo employees as members manned the Inspection Section, where the bikes are inspected and repaired if needed. This group has been a part of the bike assembly since it started. CAP Logistics, Navajo’s transport contractor, worked hard to get trailers and flat beds onsite to transport the bikes.

The assembled bikes were transported to Grand Heights where Principal Mitzi McCaleb had gathered up a team to unload and display the bikes in the gym. The 313 bikes took up all of the floor space and the stage.

One mother stood in the corner with tears in her eyes. She said that the only thing her daughter had requested for Christmas was a new bike, but the family had not been able to afford one. She was so thankful that her daughter now had her Christmas bike. A new teacher that had transferred to Artesia from another New Mexico school was also teary eyed as she praised Artesia and said she had never heard of such a program anywhere else. On Monday, December 7, the kindergartners were told there was a big surprise waiting for them in the gym. As the children streamed into the gym, their eyes grew large at the sight of 313 bicycles. Many of them asked, “Do I get one?”  When told that these bikes were a gift from the community, there were a lot of “wows” from the children.

Ride for Bikes depends on the generosity of the citizens of the Artesia area to continue providing bikes for children. Your donation now will help us continue making Christmas wishes come true and providing the children of Artesia a healthy activity. Please visit our website www.RideForBikes.com to make a contribution online, or mail your check payable to Greater Artesia Foundation with “Ride for Bikes” in the memo to P.O. Box 1344, Artesia, NM  88211-1344. Pictures of this year’s bike build and giveaway will be posted on the website at some point.

It is a good feeling to do good for others. Ride for Bikes would like to thank everyone involved and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

Article by Robby Gaines, Project Manager, Holly Frontier Companies - Navajo Refining, LLC and Nancy Stall, Ride for Bikes

Logistics Undergrad Scholarships Available

Students who are dedicated to the fields of transportation, logistics or supply chain management are encouraged to apply for the Terry L. Priest Scholarship established by the Denver Transportation Club. Applications are due November 2, 2015 for awards of $1,500-5,000. Eligibility and Selection

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate transportation, logistics or supply chain program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States and must be planning to pursue a career within these fields. Qualified students will have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. Selection will be based on academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to and passion for the industry, and financial need. Previous applicants and recipients are welcome to apply.

A Leader in Logistics Education

Terry L. Priest was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Colorado Transportation Community for his dedication to transportation education, and he held the highest leadership positions at the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. He taught at the University of Colorado at Denver after a distinguished career in corporate commerce, traffic management and other industry positions.

Throughout his career, Priest was dedicated to providing learning opportunities in transportation, logistics and supply chain careers. It is fitting, then, that after he passed away in 2002 at the age of 60, the Denver Transportation Club launched the scholarship fund in his name with donations made by friends and associates. Over $35,000 has been granted in a legacy of Priest’s commitment to transportation, logistics and supply chain academics.

CAP Logistics’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing, John Boner, serves on the Board of the Terry L. Priest Scholarship. “Supply chain, logistics and transportation are essential for strategic global economic development. It is an honor to advance Terry’s efforts toward a skilled and passionate workforce in these fields. Professionals, educators and students in Colorado and beyond move the industry forward because of dynamic, devoted leaders like Terry.”

Scholarship applicants should see additional information by clicking here or contacting Jack Czarniecki of The Denver Foundation at 303-996-7328 and jczarniecki@denverfoundation.org.

 

House Committee Will Take Up Highway Bill

House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee Will Mark Up a Multiyear Surface Transportation Bill on Oct. 22

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said it would mark up a long term bill to renew highway and transit programs on Oct. 22, according to committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.)

“Our nation’s economy depends on a safe, efficient surface transportation system, and one of the Transportation committee’s priorities is to address the needs of the system,” the chairman said on Oct. 14.

“Next week, the committee will move forward with the policy and authorization provisions of a bill to improve America's surface transportation infrastructure, reform programs, refocus those programs and national priorities, provide more flexibility and certainty for state and local partners and welcome innovation,” Shuster stated.

The Senate passed a six-year highway bill (H.R. 22) in July that includes a $46 billion transfer of general funds to the Highway Trust Fund that would be balanced by decreasing the Federal Reserve's dividend payments to member banks and supporting the sale of crude oil.

Originally published here by Colorado Business Roundtable.