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Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Parrish Leasing Co.

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Parrish Leasing Co.The Road

Parrish Leasing

In 1970, Herschel and Elaine Parrish founded Parrish Leasing, a company that put Herschel’s love of trucks to good use. Today, the company has grown into a successful trucking business in Freeburg, IL, with 100 trucks on the road. The Parrish family still owns the company, and the third generation still plays an active role in the day-to-day management of the fleet. Parrish is our carrier of the month.
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- Communications Specialist- C.H. Robinson

How the ELD Mandate Will (and Won’t) Change the Marketplace

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Editor’s note: This post originally ran on Transportfolio. With this being an important industry topic, we wanted to share here on The Road.

The recent electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has brought up a lot of questions. A few weeks ago, we looked at providing some of the basic information about the mandate. Today I want to answer some of the more specific questions about how the mandate will influence the market—and how it won’t.
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- Director, Government Affairs- C.H. Robinson

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: K&B Transportation

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: K&B Transportation


Editor’s note: Spring is here, and that means temperature controlled transportation needs are on the rise as more and more perishables move from fields to stores and restaurants around the country. In the spirit of the season, we’re rerunning a Carrier Spotlight that features a refrigerated carrier.

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 K&B Transportation, a privately-held, family-owned refrigerated carrier headquartered in South Sioux City, NE.
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- Communications Specialist- C.H. Robinson

The Secret to Small Carrier Profitability


I bought my first truck at 22. By the time I was 25, I had 11 trucks. And that sounds great, but at one point, I was close to filing bankruptcy—all because I didn’t understand one important part of the business. I didn’t understand the financial numbers.
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Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Cargo Transporters, Inc.


Cargo Transporters, Inc., began in 1966 when Forrest Pope, Jack Brown, Tony Pope, and Charles Pope created a truck leasing company in Claremont, NC. In 1982, the company started providing truckload service. Today, they have 490 trucks, more than 1,600 dry van trailers, and terminals in Claremont and Charlotte, NC, with a third under construction in Rocky Mount, NC.
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