3 steps help prevent stretch wrap failure - freight .3 steps help prevent stretch wrap failure 3

3 Steps Help Prevent Stretch Wrap Failure - Freight .3 Steps Help Prevent Stretch Wrap Failure 3
3 Steps Help Prevent Stretch Wrap Failure - Freight .3 Steps Help Prevent Stretch Wrap Failure 3
3 Steps Help Prevent Stretch Wrap Failure - Freight .3 Steps Help Prevent Stretch Wrap Failure 3
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  • 3 Steps Help Prevent Stretch Wrap Failure

    3 steps help prevent

    stretch wrap failure


    Protecting their profits 1

    Focus on The Client



    A Special Thank You 2

    July & August Birthdays 2

    Protecting their profits



    Me, Myself & I

    Jared Mousteiko


    FMI Baby Boom 3

    Facts About August 3

    FMI Challenge Winners 4

    Digging Deep for Capacity 4

    Exciting FMI

    Announcements 4

    Happy Anniversary FMI



    Take the FMI Challenge 4

    September/October 2013

    Volume 11, Issue 4

    Inside this issue:


    Industry Update on all the topics

    concerning freight logistics,

    transportation and some fun

    things too...

    Mission Statement We will be the staff our clients require to reach goals and achieve their vision.

    When a unit load fails,

    stretch wrap is often

    fingered as the culprit.

    Derek Jones, senior

    market ing product

    manager for Lantech

    suggests that it may not

    be the wrap; instead, it

    may be the wraps

    app l i c at io n . Jones

    explains that many

    companies experiencing

    stretch wrap failures

    havent established a

    standard of effective

    wrapping practices for

    each type of unit load:

    each type depends on

    weights, types, if there

    are sharp corners. To

    build proper wrapping

    s t a n d a r d s , J o n e s

    suggests three steps.

    fi lm, Jones says.

    Second, ensure the load

    is properly locked to the

    pallet. Operators often

    start the wrap over the

    sides of the pallet

    where forks from a pallet

    jack or forklift can

    puncture the film.

    L a n t e c h s s y s t ems

    automatically roll a short,

    initial cable of film that

    grips the pallet just

    under the deck board,

    avoiding fork damage.

    Third, manually tuck the

    films tail under the wrap.

    This prevents any excess

    that could snag against

    s o m e t h i n g a n d

    compromise the wrapped

    loads integrity.

    First, ensure that the

    minimum amount of

    containment force, or

    wrap tightness, is

    appl ied the load.

    Baseline containment

    force is calculated by

    multiplying the wrap

    forcecontrolled by a

    knob on the stretch

    wrap machine with the

    number of revolutions of

    Your present

    circumstances dont

    determine where you can

    go; they merely

    determine where you


    Nido Qubein

    Protecting their profits

    Trucking companies are

    struggling to balance

    rising costs with uneven

    demand. An anemic

    economic recovery,

    spending cuts driven by

    the federal sequester,

    and winter storms

    created roadblocks for

    trucking operators in

    the first quarter slows

    the industrys drive

    toward greater profita- bility. The Journal of

    Commerce Trucking

    Dashboard tracked

    more than 20 public

    trucking companies

    profit margins, showing

    higher operating costs

    coupled with weak

    demand, results in

    constrained earnings

    growth. Profits at only

    8 of the companies

    declined from the first

    (Continued on page 2)

    OPERATING RATIOS Operang raos represent operang expenses as a

    percentage of revenue. An operang rao above 100

    a company is money before taxes and other charges.

    LTL 1Q 2011 4Q 2012 1Q 2013

    ODFL 89.1 87.2 87.6

    YRC REGIONAL 97.2 95.7 97.1

    FEDEX FREIGHT 100.1 94.5 99.7

    ROADRUNNER 92.9 94.9 93.2

    SAIA 95.9 96.2 94.7

    CON-WAY 95.8 97.4 98.1

    ABF FREIGHT 105.5 103.2 105.5

    YRC FREIGHT 107.1 97.3 99.7

    AVERAGE 98.0 95.7 97.0

    Established in 1987

  • Medtronic develops and

    manufactures innovative

    medical device technology and

    therapies to treat chronic

    disease worldwide.

    Page 2 FMI Newsletter

    Focus On The Client Medtronic

    extend life. Today,

    Medtronic is the

    world's largest medical

    technology company,

    offering an unprece-

    dented breadth and

    depth of innovative

    therapies. Last year,

    more than 9 million

    p e o p l e b e n e f i t e d

    from its medical

    therapies, which treat

    cardiac and vascular

    diseases, diabetes, as

    well as neurological and

    m u s c u l o s k e l e t a l


    is to contribute to

    human welfare by

    applying biomedical

    engineering to the

    r e search , de s i gn ,

    manufacture, and sale

    of instruments or

    appliances that alleviate

    pain, restore health, and

    Medtronic was founded

    in 1949 as a medical

    equipment repair shop.

    Their first life-changing

    therapy a wearable,

    b a t t e r y - p o w e r e d

    cardiac pacemaker was

    the foundation for many

    m o r e M e d t r o n i c

    therapies that use the

    electrical stimulation

    expertise to improve

    millions of peoples lives.

    As of 2012, their head-

    quarters is located in

    Minneapolis, Minnesota .

    They employ over

    46,000 persons.

    Their mission statement

    Health is the greatest

    gift, contentment the

    greatest wealth,

    faithfulness the best



    FMI Birthdays

    percent increase many

    transportation analysts

    forecast for truck

    pricing this year.

    F r e i g h t d e m a n d

    measured by year-over-

    year change tonnage

    jumped in January but

    declined in February

    before rising in March

    and April, according to

    American Trucking

    Associations data.

    Tonnage rose 3.9

    percent on average in

    the first quarter, flat

    compared to a year


    Protecting their profits (Cont.) quarter of 2012, and

    only two companies

    suffered first quarter

    losses: ABF Freight

    System and Vitran

    Express. Fedex Freight

    and YRC Freights

    return to profitability

    from first quarter 2012

    lossesshowcases the

    resiliency and fiscal

    discipline trucking is

    developing as the

    economic recovery

    slowly unfolds. The drop

    in profit at other

    carriers, however,

    stress the difficulty

    for many companies to

    balance slow or uneven

    demand growth with

    rising expenses. Yield

    gains were lower as well,

    and more reliant on

    pricing increases than

    fuel surcharges in the

    LTL segment. LTL yield

    increased an average 3

    percent in the quarter,

    while the average

    truckload revenue per

    tractor per week

    increased 3.5 percent

    from a year earlier.

    Those figures fell

    within the 2 to 4

    Paul Castaneda 9/09

    Millie Vega 9/16

    Bob Walters 10/17

    Jamal Bourne 10/18

    Vianey Hernandez 10/28

    A Special Thank You

    I appreciate all the effort and integrity FMI has always represented ICEE/Slush Puppies interests...

    -Rick J. Scott Slush Puppies

  • Page 3 Volume 11, Issue 4

    Me, Myself & I Jared Mousteiko

    I was born in raised in

    Houston, TX and lived

    there for 20 years

    before moving to

    California with my

    parents to continue my

    education. In 2007 I

    graduated from Cal-Poly

    Pomona with a double

    major in International

    Business and Marketing.

    I worked as a server and

    a bar tender while

    looking for a job but

    nothing interested me

    right out of college. In

    2013 I received my

    paralegal certificate at

    Pasadena City College. I

    enjoyed holding an

    internship for 9 months

    a f te r g r ad u at i n g ;

    however, after the

    internship there were no

    open positions, so I

    returned to the bar

    t e nd i n g b u s i n e s s .

    Working in Montclair, I

    developed a regular

    crowd at the bar and

    enjoyed learning about

    their lives and careers.

    One of my regulars said

    s h e w o r k e d i n

    transportation and ware-

    housing. When the own-

    er closed the restaurant

    and I began to look for

    another job. My old reg-

    ular reached out to me

    about a position

    available at her office. I

    took the offer immedi-

    ately and began working

    in the transporta-

    tion field, enjoying it

    instantly. I worked

    there for 2 years until

    c i r c u m s t a n c e s

    warranted that I move

    on in search of another

    opportunity. An old

    coworker mentioned he

    knew Marian had an

    opening at Freight

    Managements dispatch

    department. I was

    offered a full time

    position here at FMI and

    I am thoroughly enjoying



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