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Archives for October 2015

Transportation Makes Halloween Happen

TheRoad Halloween

Halloween is upon us once again; pumpkins, costumes, and candy are everywhere you turn. As I approach my fourth year in the transportation and logistics industry, it is pretty cool to be able to tell my family and friends about all of the hard work that goes into getting those pumpkins, costumes, and candy to the store and on the shelf for them to purchase.

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- Public Relations and Social Media Strategist

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: S&L Transportation

S&L TransportationThis month’s featured carrier is S&L Transportation. S&L is a family-owned and operated flatbed and van carrier that currently runs 52 trucks and over 100 trailers out of Anderson, SC. Like many family-owned carriers across the country, S&L has transferred hands from one generation to the next. Joe Silvers started S&L in 2002 with only one truck. In 2003, he was able to add more trucks and started running flatbeds to Texas. This continued for four years before S&L moved into the van division and expanded across all 48 contiguous states through the end of 2008. In 2009, something special happened. Joe’s daughter, Tabitha Silvers Elliott, became owner of S&L. I recently got a chance to chat with Tabitha about S&L Transportation.

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- Communications Specialist- C.H. Robinson

Latest ATRI Research: The 2015 Operational Cost of Trucking Report


We all know the issues and challenges the trucking industry continues to face on a daily basis, from the driver shortage to changing government regulations. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) continues to put a strong emphasis on the importance of benchmarking. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, the biggest challenge to benchmarking is access to accurate information.
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Social Media in Today’s Trucking

Social Media in Today’s Trucking

Social Media in Trucking

With social media continuing to connect the industry, we wanted to repost this content that was first published in 2014.

Are you a driver, operations manager, or safety director of a trucking company? One thing you all likely have in common is the use of social media. The only difference is how you use it. The beauty of social media is that it brings people of the trucking industry together. You can easily join a conversation and voice your opinion. You can get information on hot industry topics. You can even read touching, personal stories of drivers doing good deeds. There are no limits to the amount of information you can share and access through social media.
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- Social Media Strategist- C.H. Robinson