Werner selling global freight forwarding business

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Trucking news and briefs for Friday, Jan. 29, 2021: 

Werner selling international freight forwarding business
Werner Enterprises is selling its Werner Global Logistics (WGL) freight forwarding services for international ocean and air shipments to Scan Global Logistics Group (SGL). Werner Logistics will continue to provide North American truck brokerage, freight management, intermodal and final mile services, the company said.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. WGL’s freight forwarding services for international ocean and air shipments generated $53 million in revenue in 2020. The sale is expected to close Feb. 26.

The company also entered into an agreement with SGL to offer international business services to its existing and future North American customers. WGL provides services to customers with international freight forwarding operations primarily in the United States, China and Mexico.

“After working with the SGL team and understanding their core values and capabilities, I am excited for WGL’s international customers, associates and transportation partners worldwide,” said Werner Vice Chairman, President and CEO Derek Leathers. “We are proud of the global operation WGL has built and are confident it will continue to succeed as part of the SGL family. Going forward, we remain committed to our North American logistics capabilities in truck brokerage, freight management, intermodal and final mile services.”

Flatbed fleet announces driver pay increase
Birmingham, Alabama-based Montgomery Transport is increasing pay by 3 cents per mile for its drivers. The company also extended its driver appreciation pay incentive for an additional month through the end of February.

Effective March 2, all current Montgomery drivers will receive a 3 cents per mile increase on all miles. The tiered loyalty pay recognizes that prior loyalty tenure to their previous employer shows great character and drivers can earn up to an additional 3 cents per mile. Drivers will also continue to receive the annual 1 cent per mile tenure pay increase.

The company’s driver appreciation pay program allows company drivers to earn an additional 2 cents per mile for all miles they drive through Feb. 28.