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Archives for May 2015

2015 C.H. Robinson Scholarship Recipients Announced

TheRoad_CarrierScholarship-300x200Earlier this year, I announced the third annual C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program for Truckload Contract Carriers. Today, I’m thrilled to share that 10 recipients for 2015 have been chosen. Each recipient received $2,500 to apply toward tuition for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

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Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why Increase DriverPayI have been asked by many of my industry peers, “Why is Transport America increasing pay for drivers? Aren’t you just driving up the costs of business for our industry?” The short answer is, “No, because drivers have choices when it comes to careers.” By increasing pay, my goals are to make driving more attractive than the other career options available to our drivers and to put Transport America at the top of the list of truckload carriers that drivers would like to work with.
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- Retired, Transportation Executive

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