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Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Pope Trucking

Pope Trucking

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Pope Trucking

Carriers play an important role in the logistics industry, and that’s why we’re putting the spotlight on some of these dynamic companies each month. This month’s featured carrier is Pope Trucking, a privately-held, family-run flatbed carrier headquartered in Pearson, GA.
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- Social Media Representative - C.H. Robinson

ATA Annual Conference 2014 Update: Driver’s Time is the Emerging Theme

ATA Annual Conference 2014 Update: Driver’s Time is the Emerging Theme

American Trucking Association Recap

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition (MC&E) in San Diego, CA. Each October, executives, owners, and thought leaders from across the trucking industry come together to discuss the current business environment and challenges, share knowledge, and—this year, more so than in recent times—promote optimism. A record crowd of 2,700 attended the conference.
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- Vice President of North American Truckload, C.H. Robinson

Driving School: A Solution to the Driver Shortage?

Driving School: A Solution to the Driver Shortage?

Driving School

When it comes to the driver shortage, you’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem. It seems everywhere you look these days, you can find someone talking about the driver shortage. Whether it’s in a corporate boardroom or a booth at a truck stop, it remains a topic of conversation. At Celadon, we decided to stop talking and start doing something about it.
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- Director of Marketing and Communications, Celadon Trucking

One Truck Driver’s Contribution to the World’s Largest Fruit Display

One Truck Driver’s Contribution to the World’s Largest Fruit Display

Fruit Display

What goes into the making of the world’s largest fruit display? We found out this summer when we created a display that featured over 10,000 watermelons. It took four semi truckloads to transport all 157,000 pounds of the fruit to the Cub Foods® store in Maple Grove, MN, where the display was constructed. Images of the watermelon display have been sent to Guinness World Records in England for validation, but I can say with confidence that being part of the event was one of the highlights of my summer. In addition to the record-breaking display, people from all over the Twin Cities came together to participate in watermelon eating and seed spitting contests and to sample the fruit and snow cones.
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