Intelligent Global Pooling Systems(iGPS Company LLC),  Orlando, Fla. said that, beginning in December,Dole Fresh Fruit, a subsidiary of Dole Food Company, will use iGPS’ all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags in the shipping of some of its products within North America.

“Our decision to incorporate iGPS as part of our shipping network reflects Dole’s desire to continually provide our customers with added value,” said William Goldfield, Dole Fresh Fruit communications manager. “We see iGPS’ all-plastic pallet as an opportunity to strengthen our supply chain, especially with respect to Dole’s firm commitment to environmental responsibility, food safety and worker protection.”

Ruan Transport Corporation, Des Moines, Iowa, said it promotedJim Mulvennato president, Western Division. Mulvenna previously was vice president of safety and administration and director of training and management development. He succeeds Mike Kandris, who retired.

In his new role, Ruan said Mulvenna will lead all dedicated contract carriage and bulk food grade operations in the Western U.S., as well as manage Ruan’s East-West line haul division.