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Tour of New England Motor Freight – Providence
June 12, 2012
March 8, 2012
New England Motor Freight (NEMF)
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400 Division Street, Providence, RI, 02860, United States


New England Motor Freight – (NEMF) Tour


An evening at McCoy Stadium – Paw Sox



Myron (Mike) Shevell – Chairman & CEO

Thomas Connery – Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Edward Generous – Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Joseph Estrella – Adjunct Professor for Supply Chain Management at URI

Sean Durgin – NEMF Pawtucket Terminal Manager


June 12th, 2012

3:00pm – Registration / Networking (Please park at McCoy Stadium in front of the Past Time Pavilion and walk over to the NEMF Terminal)

4:00pm – Terminal Tour

5:30pm – Presentation – Industry Overview / NEMF (We will walk back to the McCoy Stadium for the presentation)

7:05pm – Pawtucket Red Sox Baseball Game – Box Seats.  (We will park at the Paw Sox ball park (McCoy Stadium) for the evening game)

What you will see and learn about:

* Presentation – Industry Overview and of NEMF Services 

-NEMF Network & Service Offering:  Region vs. Long-haul Network

-New Regulations


-Driver shortage


-Aging highway infrastructure & highway funding


-Environmental issues & Trucking security
* Tour of the NEMF Providence Terminal and learn about the operations and technology      of a Trucking Terminal along with the Freight flow and movement of your shipment.


Terminal Operations:

  • Technology – Mobilcast & AS-400
  • Dispatch – Review drivers, deliveries, pickups , scope of PUD operation ,
  • Dock – Outbound loading – Kbeam usage – dock layout.
  • Linehaul- Yard / Pre-trip inspection-tractor & trailer
  • OS&D- Driver & Customer Process – Call In
  • Customer Service – Pick up entry, consignee coding, and appointment
  • Shop – capabilities , units maintained, internal system, repair order


About New England Motor Freight & Shevell Group of Companies:

The privately-held Shevell Group of Companies — the largest fleet in the Northeast with over 5,000 trucks and trailers — provides a broad array of supply chain-related services. It includes New England Motor Freight (NEMF), Carrier Industries, Eastern Freight Ways and Apex Logistics. With corporate offices in Elizabeth, NJ, Shevell Group provides a full menu of transportation-related services, including less-than truckload, truckload, third-party logistics, warehousing, and non-vessel operating common carriers. The group has a proven record in all phases of transportation, providing service in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, with experience in Retail, LTL/TL, Expedited Service, Just-In-Time, Sorting and Segregating, Labeling, Garment-on-Hanger, Import/Export services, and Consolidation/Distribution. Carrier Industries deploys a unique approach to supply chain solutions leveraging The Shevell Group of Companies shared network of systems and services, while Eastern Freight Ways aims to be the highest performing truckload carrier in the Northeast, providing excellent value at competitive prices.


Registration Fee:

You must register for this event in advance.

Non-members are always welcome. The registration fee is $40 if paid by Wednesday, June 5th.  Payments after this date are $50. For the unemployed, the prepaid fee is $20.00.  For full-time students, the prepaid fee is $15.

Sorry we cannot honor walk-ins at the door for this event.  There is a limit of 50 attendees for the tour and ball game. 

You may pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express on the website

Hear a presentation by Myron “Mike” Shevell on how he pulled NEMF back from the brink of failure and made it into one of the country’s foremost regional LTL carriers.  Then tour one of their most efficient and customer service oriented terminals servicing the New England corridor.

Member Registration

Non Member Registration

Student Registration


About our Speakers:

Myron P. Shevell
Chairman & CEO

Myron P. (Mike) Shevell is Chairman and CEO of New England Motor Freight, Inc. He    is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company.

Mr. Shevell is also chairman of The Shevell Group of Companies. This entity encompasses real estate, trucking and logistics companies, which include: Carrier Logistics, Eastern Freight Ways, Phoenix Motor Express, Apex Transportation, JANS, New England World Transport and NEMF of Canada.

Mr. Shevell’s fascination with the trucking business began in childhood, and by age 13 he was making pickups and deliveries in and around his native Perth Amboy (NJ) for his family’s trucking company.

Mr. Shevell then bought New England Motor Freight, a troubled Northeast regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, from Farmland Dairies. Under his leadership, the company has grown from 55 units and five terminals to more than 5,000 pieces of equipment and 40 terminals throughout the Northeast and is now the region’s fastest-growing family-owned LTL carrier.
Mr. Shevell received an associate’s degree from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from New York University. He also attended the Academy of Advanced Traffic.

Mr. Shevell was named 1999 Master Entrepreneur in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The Master Entrepreneur designation recognizes an individual who has maintained management excellence over a sustained period of time. It is one of the most prestigious awards that can be given to an independent business owner in the United States.

Mr. Shevell is chairman of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association and vice chairman of the board of directors of New Jersey Transit. He is a regional director of the Bank of New York, N.A. He is also a member of the National Defense Executive Reserve of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Traffic Club of North Jersey and the Raritan Traffic Club.

Thomas W. Connery

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer – NEMF

Thomas W. Connery is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of New England Motor Freight (NEMF). He is responsible for all sales and operations at the less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier.

Mr. Connery joined NEMF in the spring of 2006 from Con-way Freight in Boston, where he was Region Manager for New England. He has a total of 22 years in the trucking industry and has held the posts of Terminal Manager and Director of Line Haul in addition to Region Manager.

Connery holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Russell Sage College in Albany, NY

Edward Generous

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Ed Generous is Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for The Shevell Group of Companies, which includes NEMF, Eastern Freightways, Carrier Industries, and Apex Logistics, Inc. He is responsible for sales at all companies in the group and oversees the newly established marketing department.

Mr. Generous, who has more than 30 years of industry experience in sales, business planning and marketing, joined NEMF in 2002 as Vice President – National Accounts. Prior to that, he had been Vice President of Northeast Group Sales & Marketing responsible for national accounts and field sales for Yellow Transportation.

Mr. Generous received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Hartford. He also studied at Sales and Development Training at Appalachian State University.

Joseph M. Estrella, Jr.

Adjunct Professor for Supply Chain at the School of Business University of Rhode Island

 Joe Estrella retired as the Director of Transportation & Logistics Network at CVS Pharmacy. Prior to joining CVS, he served seven years as Director of Distribution and Transportation for Staples, Inc. and 17 years in Operations, Sales, and Labor Relations with Roadway Express. He earned a B.S. in Industrial Relations at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, and a Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law.  He has developed an expertise in change management through his extensive experience in integrating the operations of CVS acquisitions and mergers. Joe has spoken at numerous industry conferences dealing with Transportation Management, is a frequent speaker in supply chain class at URI, and also served in the infantry in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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