Oppy Transport receives SmartWay certification

We are thrilled to announce that Oppy Transport is a certified SmartWay partner, a testament to our commitment to sustainability. The SmartWay program helps companies advance supply chain initiatives by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency in an industry known for its environmental challenges. While this achievement marks a significant step, it is just the beginning of Oppy’s journey towards a more sustainable supply chain.

“SmartWay is more than just a recognition,” shared Executive Director of Operations and Logistics Stewart Lapage. “It is a pledge to prioritize environmentally conscious carriers and optimize transportation. As we continue to collect data and insights into our transportation operations, we are poised to set more substantial goals and contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.”

The team gives a special shoutout to Sales and Marketing Associate Julie Barber for meticulously evaluating thousands of carriers and documenting truck utilization to achieve this recognition.

Stay tuned for updates on Oppy’s ongoing initiatives to make a positive impact in the world of transportation.

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Stewart Lapage honored with 2022 Young Professional Award at CPMA

After a three-year hiatus, produce pals from around North America were once again in one city to celebrate the industry in a monumental CPMA. With a theme of reconnection, a sold-out show floor held over 270 exhibiting companies and a record number of attendees for a week of networking, learning and building business in Montreal.

A star that has risen received the association’s 2022 Young Professional Award: our very own Executive Director of Operations and Logistics Stewart Lapage. This award is bestowed annually to a young person who displays passion and dedication to the produce industry. A well-deserved honor with Stewart being a driving force in supply chain management at Oppy, and in the industry, representing on a number of committees. Congrats Stewart!

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Oppy Transport in the news: Distribution Center saves time and money

The Oppenheimer Group, known to many as Oppy, is a leading North American fresh produce distribution and marketing company. The organization sources over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables from more than 25 countries and delivers them to retailers, club stores and foodservice operators across the United States and Canada as well as export markets.

The Oppenheimer Group transports thousands of valuable and volatile shipments annually. Before using the GO Real-Time product line, a single order could require the transport team to make five to ten calls to the carrier, which was very time-consuming.

“We have tried various temperature monitoring solutions, but many devices would go missing during transit or upon arrival at the destination leaving them without any information about temperature throughout the trip,” said Stewart Lapage, Director of Transportation at The Oppenheimer Group…

Read the full story on Fruitnet here.

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Oppy Transport adds business development expert

Oppy Transport, the transportation and logistics arm of The Oppenheimer Group, has named Chase Wrightson to the new position of senior business development manager. Based in the company’s Newark, Del. office, Wrightson oversees the new business strategy for Oppy’s third party logistics company.

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