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RPM Welcomes Rick Grubb, Chief Information Officer

RPM is proud to welcome Rick Grubb as the company's Chief Information Officer.

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RPM Makes Inc. 5000 List for 8th Consecutive Year

8 Straight! RPM once again makes the Inc. 5000 List!

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RPM Makes Auto Remarketing Magazine 500 List

RPM has been listed for a fifth-consecutive year as one of the used-car industry's most influential companies in 2021.

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The Global Chip Shortage Creates Unique Challenges for Vehicle Shippers

As a top vehicle logistics provider that works with all sectors within the auto industry, RPM is acutely aware of the biggest challenges affecting each sector as the chip crisis continues.

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RPM named 2021 Top Green Provider by Food Logistics

One of the initiatives we have taken seriously for the past several years has been reducing our carbon footprint.

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RPM makes Crain's Top Private 200 Companies List in 2021

This is a huge honor for RPM. We have earned this award several years in a row, and it feels amazing every time. Cheers to the team!

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The Semiconductor Chip Shortage: The Next Global Pandemic

Though the recovery may take some time, once the chips are distributed and vehicles are once again ready to roll, auto manufactures will need a turnkey solution to move the current stockpile of new vehicles out of the factory, VPCs, ports, and railheads.

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The Top Three Challenges for EV Automakers & Suppliers

As one of the largest non-asset-based flexible logistics providers for EVs, RPM works closely with our EV clients to accurately identify and effectively solve their biggest transportation challenges.

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RPM Makes 2021 Inc. 5000 Series (Midwest)

Bravo to the team! We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in America.

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RPM Makes Transport Topics' Top Freight Brokerage List

RPM Makes the Transport Topics Top Freight Brokerage List, Again!

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Online Vehicle Purchases Only Increasing

Where there may have been a generational gap in the adoption and acceptance of online purchases, COVID-19 almost forced the older Gen Xers and baby boomers to adapt to this new normal.

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Reefer Demand Rising at "Warp Speed"

As Operation Warp Speed accelerates, the spotlight has intensified on the vaccine's transportation, and more specifically, on the need for reefer transportation.

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Total Visibility Must Be New Focus for Supply Chain Executives

Whether it’s volatility spikes or driver shortages, real-time visibility is able to provide accurate real-time data on shipments from pickup to delivery.

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RPM Vehicle Systems Releases the RPM Drive App

RPM Vehicle Systems recently updated the RPM Drive App to include multi-language support and has bolstered track-and-trace capabilities, as well as enhanced the touch-less delivery experience.

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Nuclear Verdicts Are Disrupting SupplyChains

One major issue that plagued carrier companies long before the Coronavirus has been the issue of crash litigation. These lawsuits award multi-million-dollar payouts and cripple carrier companies, ultimately affecting capacity for shippers.

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RPM Welcomes John Perkovich as its new SVP of Customer Operations

Welcome to the team, John Perkovich! We're lucky to have you as our new SVP of Customer Operations.

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RPM Promotes Sergio Gutierrez to Global Co-CEO

Congratulations Sergio Gutierrez! We are honored to have you at the helm of RPM. Cheers to our new CEO!

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Staying Home for the Holidays

If you're supply chain is not prepared to handle the fast-moving demands of this market, it could be one bumpy sleigh ride this holiday season.

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Web Marketing Association Awards RPMmoves.com 2020 Best Transportation Website

RPM's internal marketing team awarded top honors with Best Transportation Website

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RPM Makes AutoRemarketing.com's Power 300 Special Issue for 4th Consecutive Year

RPM is extremely proud to be listed as one of the used-car industry's most influential companies in 2020.

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7x Inc. 5000 Honoree

For the 7th Time, RPM Appears on the Inc. 5000 List!

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The Demand for E-Commerce is Growing Faster for Shippers

E-commerce has seen record growth over the past couple of years, but due to COVID-19, 2020 is poised to dramatically increase previous predictions.

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RPM is a Great Place To Work Certified Company!

Culture has always been a top priority for RPM, so to achieve this certification in this challenging time, we could not be more proud or thankful to have the people and the leaders we have.

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RPM makes Crain's Top Private 200 Companies List in 2020

RPM makes the list, coming in at #89 on Crain's Private 200 largest privately held companies in Southeast Michigan.

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Changing Consumer Behavior Affects Summer Trends & Spends

Rather than enjoying a typical summer vacation this year, many families are instead planning staycations and participating in socially distant activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Return To Professional Sports Could Be A Carrier Comeback Story

The sports industry is roughly a $420 billion (US only) industry. Once it starts running at full speed, freight shippers within the food & beverage, CPG, retail, and chemical space should expect some bruising blows if they are not prepared to meet intensely high demand.

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How Agility Can Keep The Used Car Market Afloat

"Used car values plunged to great depths amidst the pandemic. Dealers want to move inventory, but low consumer sentiment, a reduced number of trade-ins, auctions at a virtual standstill, and fewer lease returns coming back to dealerships is keeping used cars from selling."

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High Demand On The Horizon For EU Shippers

"Regardless of how chaotic or volatile the market may be, we equally excel in the spot load and long-term contract business because of our unique and valuable ability to be flexible and find capacity quickly."

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RPM Makes Inc. 5000 Series (Midwest)

RPM places #71 in the first-ever Inc. 5000 Series list in the Midwest! We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in America.

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Building Trust Takes Real-Time Effort

“Over the past decade, real-time visibility has grown from a want to a need to an expectation across all vertical markets within vehicle logistics.” – Sergio Gutierrez, President of RPM Europe

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Scale to Meet Your Needs

“Now more than ever before, shippers should consider working with an experienced managed transportation service provider that has a large, dedicated network of carrier partners and deep relationships with these partners.” – Jake McLeod, Chief Commercial Officer at RPM

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RPM Wears Pink

We went fully pink to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides initiative. Thank you to everyone who purchased shirts and special thanks to Christina Young for providing RPM with the best seat in the house.

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RPM Makes A&A’s Top 100 Domestic Transportation Managers/Freight Brokers List

We are thrilled to rank #55 on Armstrong & Associates’ select list of standout 3PLs. This is a huge achievement for us as we continue to grow our freight team and our freight service offerings for customers.

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RPM Vehicle Systems Expands in Europe

We are officially in Europe! This is one of the most significant milestones in RPM’s growth to date. Thanks to our team and our fearless leaders for taking RPM across the pond.

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RPM Attends 4th Annual Automotive News Leading Women Conference

The panel discussion on "Driving Change" was an insightful and empowering conversation among many of the automotive industries' top female leaders.

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RPM Participates in St. Jude Walk/Run

Can’t stop, won’t stop! RPM just raised over $17K in the month of September alone, all in an effort fight cancer!

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RPM Makes 3rd Consecutive Power 300 List in AutoRemarketing.com

For the 3rd consecutive year, RPM has made AutoRemarketing.com’s exclusive Power 300 issue that recognizes only the most influential transportation companies in North America.

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RPM Partners with Big Dig of Michigan

RPM participated in the American Cancer Society’s Big Dig of Michigan to fight childhood cancer by bringing the youngsters out to ride/operate their favorite heavy machinery. This is definitely one of our favorite events.

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RPM Receives 6th Consecutive Inc. 5000 Award

RPM takes home a 6th consecutive Inc. 5000 award, an achievement only 3% of companies in America can lay claim to. We are honored to share this milestone with our team, carriers, and customers.

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RPM Freight Uses A Human Touch to Attract and Retain Talent

“This year, RPM has hired at least 70 new faces, and plans to bring in another 500 within the next three to five years.” – DetroitDriven.US

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American Cancer Society ResearcHERS of Michigan

Thank you to our team of American Cancer Society ReasearcHERS ambassadors who are taking the fight to cancer. RPM is behind you all the way.

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RPM Named Top 50 Freight Brokerage by Transport Topics.

This is a huge honor for RPM. We are absolutely thrilled to make this coveted list. Over the past few years, we have made large strides to focus our efforts on expanding our freight services.

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