Future of Free Trade Could Mean Drastic Changes for U.S. Logistics


By PACE Staff Writer

Free trade has been a much-discussed issue during the past election cycle. The world is waiting anxiously to see what the incoming administration will do with regard to America’s international trade relations compared to heated campaign rhetoric. There is no doubt that post-World War II globalization has led to drastic changes, affecting everything from the jobs we do to the products we...   Read More



Industry Trends Point to Strong Future for Automotive Aftermarket


By PACE Staff Writer

The U.S. automotive aftermarket industry is poised to shatter growth records this year, and continue well into the future. According to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association, total industry sales are forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.7% through 2019. In 2013, total U.S. aftermarket sales were $238.4 billion. That number grew 3.5% to $246.7 billion in 2014, and is expected to reach $296.3 billion by 2019. Ever since the beginning of the “Great Recession,” the industry has shown steady growth, supported by shifting...   Read More



Online Retailers Aim to Shatter Records This Holiday Season


By PACE Staff Writer

Fourth quarter online retail sales are poised to hurtle past last year’s numbers this holiday season. Analysts disagree on exactly how impressive the growth will be, with estimates ranging from 10 to 25% over 2015. Such explosive growth is exciting for many, but could be bad news for others. Brick-and-mortar retailers, threatened by the strength of ecommerce, are adapting their strategies to...   Read More



Driverless Trucks Blaze New Trail


By PACE Staff Writer

Automation is the hot new word in the transportation industry. From airborne drones to self-driving cars, rapid technological advances are making the fantastic world of the future a reality. Timelines vary, but most predictions estimate that by 2030, the majority of our transportation will be fully automated. Such a major shift will cause significant changes that permeate throughout the entire economy, forever altering the landscape of American...   Read More



How Independent Truckers Are Using New Tools to Increase Profitability


By PACE Staff Writer

Traffic at the nation’s largest shipping ports has grown steadily over the past two decades, stressing port resources to the limits and creating expensive bottlenecks in the supply chain. Industry experts widely agree that current U.S. port operating models will not be sustainable as traffic continues to grow. In fact, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has stated that port congestion is the most critical trade issue facing America today. Today’s mega cargo ships, larger than they were a generation ago, quickly fill ports to capacity while truck drivers line up and wait for hours at terminal gates to pick up containers. Congestion has gotten so bad that port operators have...   Read More



Motor City Meets Silicon Valley - Why GM is Getting Smart


By PACE Staff Writer

General Motors probably doesn’t come to mind when you think of new vehicle technology. Tell that to the Chevy Bolt, a new autonomous electric test vehicle cruising around San Francisco for the past two weeks. So far four states – California, Michigan, Florida, Nevada – and the District of Columbia have passed legislation allowing testing of autonomous cars on public streets, but GM sees that soon happening nationwide. Long-criticized for being slow to keep pace with evolving technology, GM is now diving into it headfirst with big plans for its newest ...   Read More



How a New Real Estate Movement Might Make Your Car a Thing of the Past


By PACE Staff Writer

Americans love their cars – there’s no doubt about that. The family car has been a national staple since the 1950s, as American as baseball and apple pie. In fact, 95% of U.S. households own at least one car. But last week Uber announced new plans to curb the country’s love affair with vehicle ownership. The company intends to partner with real estate developers and property managers to incentivize the use of new multi-modal...   Read More



Evolution of the Box


By PACE Staff Writer

Today’s fast-paced technological evolution is bringing to life some of the most fantastic creations of the human imagination. Concepts long relegated to the pages of science fiction are now a commonplace reality. It is hard not to be affected by the steady and relentless march of progress as it pervades every aspect of modern life. Not surprisingly, parcel delivery is no exception. From the package itself to how the customer receives it, the demand for more convenience and the need for more efficiency are driving innovation in some very...   Read More



How Uber is Revolutionizing Final Mile Logistics


By PACE Staff Writer

There’s no argument – Uber has turned the personal transportation industry on its head, roiling taxi commissions across the country. But many are now wondering if the Uber model could be successfully applied to final mile logistics. Suppose you need a ride from Houston to Baton Rouge. Someone in Baton Rouge just bought a car from a seller in Houston, and needs it delivered to her home. A plumber makes a few ecommerce retail deliveries to houses in the same neighborhood as today's service call. Two birds - one stone, right? Industry experts disagree on the viability of...   Read More



Gridlock in Congress as Highways Crumble


By PACE Staff Writer

It’s no secret that America’s highway system is not aging well. Federal and state projects are underfunded and plagued with problems. Repairs are often avoided, until a major event such as the catastrophic collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis in 2007 again brings highway safety to the forefront of national attention. The federal Department of Transportation estimated that 60,000 bridges in the United States are structurally deficient, yet remain...   Read More








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Pace's Own Elected President of CLDA!

BIRMINGHAM, AL, May 8, 2016 – Birmingham businessman John Benko has been elected president of the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association. He will head the nationwide association for two years.

Benko is the Director of Operations for Pace, a multi-regional customized logistics solutions provider based in Birmingham. They provide final-mile, courier and customized logistics services. Prior to joining Pace in 2014, Benko was the owner of MANKO Delivery Services Inc., which he founded in 1999.

He brings over 30 years of experience to the position and has been involved with the association for over a decade. Previously he served as the CLDA’s First Vice President and chaired the Government Affairs; Membership; Vendor and State Association Committees.

As president of the CLDA Board of Directors Benko will support that group’s work creating business opportunities for members; deepening its relationship with others in the supply chain industry; moving legislative efforts forward on behalf of their members and presenting its two major industry meetings in the spring and fall.

Benko’s plans for the association include building on the association’s recent successes attracting the involvement of shippers; supporting the association’s goals to solidify and clarify the independent contractor status and building coalitions with other industry groups involved in the supply chain.

John and his wife Sandra and three children (Kyle; Gavin & Hailey) live in Hoover, Alabama.

About the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association

The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association is an advocate for the profitability and professionalism of companies that keep the global supply chain running. The association opens the doors to business success for delivery companies, logistics providers, LTL carriers and the shippers who rely upon them. Members handle the expedited shipping needs of large and small shippers across North America. They deliver the final mile to the supply chain. CLDA has been providing business opportunities, professional development, trend spotting and advocacy for all of those involved with time-critical and last-mile deliveries since 1987.

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