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Peter Borgen — Regional Capacity Manager- C.H. Robinson

Pete joined C.H. Robinson in 1997 in the Minneapolis National Accounts office. In his 17 years with the company, he has held a variety of leadership positions, working with both customers and carriers. Currently, Pete’s primary responsibilities include fostering relationships with key national carriers, aligning CHR’s carrier strategy with the Western 11, and delivering capacity solutions to the region.

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

What Exactly Happens at a Private Fleet Conference?

What Exactly Happens at a Private Fleet Conference?

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I just returned from the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) annual conference in Cincinnati. Each year, the largest trucking private fleets come together and talk about how to better their individual business models and continue to look for ways to add value to their parent companies. Retailers, manufactures, food distributors, and many trucking industry vendors are in attendance. This year’s show was another record breaker, with over 1,200 attendees.
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- Regional Capacity Manager- C.H. Robinson

Update: Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division Conference

Update: Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division Conference

TCA Refrigerated Convention

A few months ago, I provided an update from the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) annual conference. In addition to the annual event, the TCA has a conference specifically for the nation’s refrigerated truckload carriers. This year’s reefer conference was held in Utah and had a bit of a twist. Three weeks ago, the President of the TCA, Chris Burruss, resigned for personal reasons. This was unexpected and leaves a big gap in the leadership of the association. Members had nothing but good things to say about Burruss after his many years of service, and he will be missed. Chairman Shepard Dunn immediately called for a search committee to find a new leader for the organization.
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- Regional Capacity Manager- C.H. Robinson

TCA 2014: Driver shortage still an issue and there is no easy fix

TCA 2014: Driver shortage still an issue and there is no Easy Fix

TCA Recap

Each year the titans of trucking come together for the annual TCA conference. This year was no different and I had the opportunity to attend and hear the topics firsthand. This conference attracts a wide variety of attendees, all of whom are interested in constructive dialogue about today’s carrier challenges.
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- Regional Capacity Manager- C.H. Robinson

Truck Drivers and the Mobile Evolution

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How do you communicate with your truck drivers? Years ago the only way to communicate with drivers would be to use a land line. Drivers would find loads on a truck stop load board, and then use a pay phone to call the shipper or broker. Once tendered, the driver would again need to stop and call for directions to the shipper, occasionally stopping to make daily check calls, and finally stopping to get directions to the receiver. All of these calls were time consuming and required taking notes. Don’t forget, in addition to the manual work required to communicate, drivers also needed to navigate via a paper map—no high-tech GPS was in sight.
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- Regional Capacity Manager- C.H. Robinson