News & Awards

NEMF Opens Fifth Driver Training School in Columbus, OH

New England Motor Freight (NEMF) is pleased to announce the opening of an additional driver training school at their NEMF terminal in Columbus, OH. The school, which opened on May 4th, covers drivers in the Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo and Chicago areas. The first class of eight graduates will finish their training on July 10th.

The new Columbus location gives NEMF its fifth training school location; NEMF also has locations in Lehighton, PA; Meriden, CT and two schools in the Harrisburg, PA area. The first NEMF driver training schools were opened in 2004. All training locations are under the control of our Corporate Safety Department.
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NEMF and Eastern Freightways Honors 2014 Award Recipients

The company is proud to announce its 2014 Annual Award winners. The following is the list of outstanding workers who were recognized from the Shevell Group of Companies.

Harry Smith has been honored as the 2014 winner of the Arlene Shevell Award. This award is given annually to the worker who exemplifies the highest level of dedication and contribution within the Shevell Group. Harry joined the company in 2006 as manager of pricing after a long career at APA Transport. Harry’s responsibilities include pricing review, managing and maintaining the company’s costing software and providing analysis on bids and spot pricing. For those that know Harry, it’s not unusual to see an e-mail from him on any given day before 5 a.m. and after 5p.m. You’ll also find him behind his desk on any given weekend in an effort to stay current with his work. It’s this type of dedication and effort that makes Harry the ideal candidate for this recognition.
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John McKenna Promoted to Director of Operations

NEMF is pleased to announce the promotion of John McKenna to the position of Director of Operations for New England Motor Freight.

John began his trucking career at Carolina Freight working as an inbound supervisor and Operations Manager. He left there to become a terminal manager at BSP Transport in 1995. He joined NEMF in May of 2000 as the terminal manager in North Reading and worked in that role until September of 2002 when he was elevated to his current position of Regional Operations Manager for the New England Region.
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General rate increase (GRI) effective March 4, 2015

Dear valued customer,

NEMF remains committed to increasing our value to your organization by providing you with state of the art transportation and technology products in conjunction with award winning service throughout 2015 and beyond.

Due to the increased costs of operating our business, NEMF will be implementing a 5.9 percent general rate increase (GRI) effective March 4, 2015. All published floor minimum charges will be increased to $3.00.

We appreciate your business and the continued support you have shown NEMF through the years. Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact your Sales Account Executive.

Rick Bowden
Vice President Yield Management

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New England Motor Freight earns recognition as a John Deere “Partner-level Supplier”

New England Motor Freight has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Elizabeth, NJ based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees will accept the recognition during formal ceremonies held on March 3, 2015 in Davenport, IA.
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