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Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Ward Transport & Logistics Corp.

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Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. is a family-owned and operated asset-based LTL, truckload, brokerage, and warehousing provider based in Altoona, PA. Founded in 1931 by William W. Ward as a “one truck, two man” operation, Ward was the first to offer Central Pennsylvania farmers access to the New York City market where produce was in great demand. Ward hauled produce through the streets of Manhattan in exchange for cases of oil to take back to his rural suppliers. Over the years, Ward Transport & Logistics Corp. has evolved into more than just a trucking company.
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- Communications Specialist- C.H. Robinson

Professional truck driver stories: In their own words

Professional truck driver stories: In their own words.Road

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We are in the midst of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Each year we recognize the 3.5 million men and women who deliver the goods we need to survive. We all know truck driving is hard work and can be challenging, however, there are many great reasons and stories why people love being truck drivers. This year I had the opportunity to connect with truck drivers personally and find out why they enjoy what they do and what helps them feel rewarded by their profession. Here is what they had to say.

- Director of Capacity Development- C.H. Robinson

My Carrier Experience at the Great American Trucking Show

My Carrier Experience at the Great American Trucking Show.The Road

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My career started in 2004 at C.H. Robinson, and I’ve spent a lot of time working directly with carriers of all sizes. At the end of August, I had the opportunity to attend the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. This event was a wonderful experience for me because it was my first time being in a place with thousands of small trucking companies, professional truck drivers, and owner/operators, all at the same time.
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- Marketing Account Manager

Family, Health, and Technology at the Heart of GATS

Family, Health, and Technology at the Heart of GATS

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I’ve had the pleasure of attending many trucking tradeshows over the years, but this was my first year at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS). GATS is geared toward owner/operators and small trucking companies—those with less than five trucks—which also represent the majority of America’s trucking demographic. More than 500 vendors were on display, allowing carriers to be hands-on with the products they offer. The show was robust, well attended, and fun to be a part of. Here are a few things I took away from the show.
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- Regional Capacity Manager- C.H. Robinson

5 Ways to Improve Driver Retention

5 Ways to Improve Driver Retention.TheRoad

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According to the American Trucking Association, the annual commercial driver turnover rate has been at 90% or higher since 2012. That means trucking companies must replace almost their entire fleet of drivers each year. This problem is compounded by a commercial driver shortage across the country. So what can fleet owners do to mitigate this problem?
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