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Posted: August 1, 2012
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions (http://www.longistics.com), has announced that Chairman Duane Long and Vice Chairman Pat Long have been elected to serve a one-year term on the 2012-2013 North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) Board of Directors. As directors, Duane and Pat will assist and contribute in fundraising and program activities, actively participate in NCTA affairs, attend all NCTA Board of Directors meetings, work with the board to communicate NCTA’s role in the state’s trucking industry, and support the values and goals of NCTA. Duane previously served as a board member and chairman of the NCTA, while Pat became the first woman chair of the NCTA in 1997, having served on its board of directors and several of its committees for many years.
NCTA is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of the trucking industry since 1929. NCTA serves as the industry’s primary voice on transportation and other public policy issues, as well as promoting a safe, dependable and cost-effective motor transportation infrastructure to the betterment of the trucking industry in North Carolina. NCTA works to protect the interests of North Carolina’s trucking industry by working with state and federal regulatory and enforcement agencies.
The Longs launched Longistics first as a trucking company in the Triangle in 1984, contracting with firms needing transportation assistance. They developed a highly specialized “Imperial Fleet” of skilled professional drivers dedicated to promoting world-class service to customers with an emphasis on using the latest technology. Duane and Pat also maintain memberships in the South Carolina and Tennessee Trucking Associations, the National Motor Freight Trucking Association and the American Trucking Associations, where they have served on multiple committees for the latter organization. In 2010, the Longs received the Earl E. Congdon, Jr. Award For Excellence In Highway Freight Transportation from the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame.
“It is an honor to be elected to serve again on the North Carolina Trucking Association Board of Directors,” said Pat Long. “As the industry’s primary voice on transportation, it is imperative that we create healthy communication and foster positive relationships among industry leaders and government agencies.”
“I am honored to be appointed to another term on the North Carolina Trucking Association Board of Directors this year,” said Duane Long. “As an entrepreneur, I hope that I can serve my industry by bringing my 40 years of business experience to help provide the right education and training to North Carolina’s trucking industry, as well as advocate highway safety.”
“On behalf of the North Carolina Trucking Association, I am delighted that Duane and Pat Long are returning to serve on our board of directors,” said NCTA President Crystal Collins. “The organization and our industry will benefit from the vision, leadership and experience they have to offer.”
Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Longistics, provides trucking, warehousing and Foreign Trade Zone management operations. Focused on service, safety and security, Longistics is a certified ISO 9001:2008 provider, offering a highly specialized “Imperial Fleet” of skilled professional drivers dedicated to providing world-class service to customers. Longistics’ full complement of technologies includes supply chain visibility, satellite tracking, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), radio-frequency identification (RFID), a Web-based inventory tracking system and access to real-time data. In 1992, the Longistics International division debuted as part of a globalization strategy by the company to build a blueprint and a framework for expansion into the growing global logistics and supply chain environment. This process included adding warehousing and handling capabilities, and Longistics is now known as one of the nation’s foremost operators of Foreign Trade Zones at FTZ 93, located adjacent to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and FTZ 214, located in the Global TransPark near Kinston, N.C. For more information, visit http://www.longistics.com.
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