Briefly: Rap-themed snack food producer creates trucking company

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A rap-themed snack food company has turned its shipping department into a trucking company.

Miami-based Rap Snacks has created Rap Snacks Trucking to not only deliver its own line of snack foods and beverages but also work with small trucking companies and owner-operators to improve their businesses.

The company said it has established itself as "a leader in logistics by effectively coordinating trucking loads to ensure the timely delivery of its products to distribution centers and co-op areas across the country." Creating the trucking company builds on that experience, according to a statement from the company. 

Rap Snacks Trucking said it is actively seeking partnerships with drivers, owners, operators, and dispatchers who share their commitment to excellence in transportation. By joining their innovative nationwide service, partners can look forward to quality customer service, lucrative opportunities to transport Rap Snacks products, and significant cost savings for their companies., according to a statement from Rap Snacks.

"We are excited to embark on this new journey into the trucking industry," said James Lindsay, CEO of Rap Snacks. "We believe this new route reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation, empowerment, and community support. We intend to leverage our reputation, relationships, and experience to aid in contract procurement, benefiting small businesses."

Initially, the company will focus its operations in the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest and plans to expand its services to other regions. It also said it will develop trucking classes to educate aspiring entrepreneurs on establishing and thriving in the trucking business.

Rap Snacks products include potato chips, onion rings, cheese puffs, popcorn, and lemonade, all of which feature some of the names and likenesses of some of rap music's top performers. Rap Snacks products are sold online and in major retail chains and convenience stores throughout the United States and Canada.

Convoy closes, victim of 'massive freight recession'

Seattle-based digital brokerage Convoy, Inc. today announced it is ceasing operations and laying off its employees.

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A memo from founder and CEO Dan Lewis to employees blamed the closing on the current "massive freight recession" plaguing the industry.

Convoy's load board went blank Wednesday and shippers were advised to find alternate carriers.

The digital brokerage and online load board started business in 2015. Earlier this year the company was valued at $3.8 billion.


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