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Gatik, Georgia-Pacific and KBX Announce Multi-Year Commercial Partnership to Disrupt Class 8 Short-Haul Market

“Our partnership with Georgia-Pacific and KBX is poised to transform regional distribution architecture that has traditionally relied on class 8 platforms”

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  (BUSINESS WIRE) Gatik, the market leader in middle mile logistics, today announced a multi-year commercial partnership with Georgia-Pacific, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of tissue, pulp and paper-based packaging, and KBX, the transportation arm for Koch Industries and an independent Koch company. Under the partnership, Gatik will automate part of the Georgia-Pacific-KBX on-road transportation network in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, delivering goods round the clock, 7 days a week across a network of 34 Sam’s Club locations.

The operations involve moving Georgia-Pacific shipments from point to point on predefined short-haul routes using a dedicated autonomous vehicle fleet with 26-foot boxes, representing the first time that class 6 autonomous box trucks have been deployed to disrupt short-haul logistics networks traditionally involving class 8 trucks. By replacing traditional tractor trailers with autonomous box trucks, Gatik’s operations will establish a more responsive and flexible logistics network, increasing the cadence of delivery runs and the flow of goods, while reducing logistics costs and enabling near real-time inventory fulfillment. The operations will commence in July 2022. Continue reading…



KBX Logistics and Georgia-Pacific Receive U.S. EPA 2021 SmartWay Excellence Awards, Building on Historic Recognition for Environmental Performance

SmartWay Excellence Awards Recognize Top Environmental Performers and Leaders for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency in United States

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- KBX Logistics (a subsidiary of KBX) and Georgia-Pacific – affiliates of Koch Industries, Inc. – today each received SmartWay® Excellence Awards from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding environmental performance and leadership in their supply chain operations. KBX earned the award in the logistics category while Georgia-Pacific received the award in the shipper category. The SmartWay Excellence Award is one of the highest recognitions for logistics providers and freight shippers in supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

"Earning the EPA's SmartWay Excellence Award is a testament to KBX's critical work in the logistics industry – particularly at a time where the supply chain is under tremendous strain during the Covid-19 pandemic," said Paul Snider, President of KBX Logistics. "At KBX, we are continuously enhancing our capabilities and operations to transform the North American supply chain into one that is more seamlessly connected, efficient, and safe for operators and the customers we serve. This award underscores KBX's dedication to innovation and sustainable operations, and a validation of the KBX team's hard work."

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