Marketing Department

3PLs Essential in Peak Candy Season

Sugar coated gum drop candy.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- At the start of COVID-19, consumers were relying on comfort food such as candy to relieve stress. Today, Americans are still on a candy craze. Candy remains at the top of consumer’s purchasing habits, especially with the holiday season approaching.    August through September is Peak candy season for retail outlets preparing for the holiday season. Candy is being delivered even earlier this year to big retail chains, resulting in increased demand for 3PL (third-party logistics) companies.            Candy sales reached $36.7 billion in 2020, according […]

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Company Culture: Why It Matters

Three FWF employees sitting at a table working together.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Developing an exceptional company culture is important now more than ever. For the first time in history, millennials have become the largest generation in the United States workforce, making up almost 54 million professionals, according to LinkedIn.   During the hiring process, millennials seek to find a long-term place of work where growth is guaranteed personally and professionally. This means beginning with extensive research and diving deep […]

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Fifth Wheel Freight (FWF) announced a new Chief Executive Officer to lead one of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Founder and Chairman, Brian Bennett, announced Reese Van Heck as FWF’s new CEO to his team last week in a celebration of the long-term vision of the company. […]

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FWF Honored at Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Gala

LANSING, Mich.- Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) held their annual awards gala Tuesday night in a celebration of businesses from across the state for their innovation, culture and growth. As a part of this event, FWF was recognized as a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch winner in 2020 and received their award along with the recipients from 2021. This recognition of business achievement was held […]

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Trending: Informal Interviews

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- The economy ended the second quarter with strong momentum, following a reopening after distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to Reuters, 15,000 more jobs in April and May were created than in previous months.   As more jobs become available, hiring picks up the pace within each industry. […]

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MADISON THAYER, OPERATIONS MANAGER GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Our employees at FWF are vital contributors and key assets to our growth. At FWF we cherish our employees and take pride in coaching our team members to advance in their roles, gain valuable skill sets, and build the foundation for long-term career success.    FWF’s employee spotlight highlights Madison Thayer. Thayer was hired in 2020 and is […]

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High Transportation Demand, Limited Labor Supply

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- The pandemic left various challenges for industries across the country, especially for logistics and transportation. There has been an evolving cycle of supply and material shortages, limiting the ability to manufacture trucks and transfer goods. Not only is the labor shortage affecting the industry, but another prominent issue is the lack of drivers to transport freight.   Causes   Limited Components for Manufacturing  Labor Supply Shortages  Staffing Operation Shortages  Rising Freight Rates    Limited […]

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