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Archives for November 2015

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Sloan Transport

TheRoad_SloanThis month’s featured carrier is Sloan Transport of Jackson, MI. Sloan Transport is a second generation flatbed, specialized, and dry van carrier, with 40 company-owned trucks out of Michigan and hundreds of owner operators throughout the United States. Jim and Tawna Sloan started the company in 1982 with one truck that Jim drove. Today, the company is run by their kids, Brandon and Melissa.
Brandon Sloan, one of the owners, generously gave me his time to share his thoughts on the trucking industry and provided a little background on Sloan Transport.

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- Communications Specialist- C.H. Robinson

The Transition from Soldier to Civilian

The Transition from Soldier to Civilian

Veteran's Day

Editor’s note: This blog post originally ran on 11/11/14. On this Veterans Day, we’d like to share this great piece again. C.H. Robinson salutes the brave men and women who have served our country, as well as those still serving. Happy Veterans Day!

Being a soldier is a life-changing experience, and transitioning from soldier to civilian is not always without challenges. Veterans who allow themselves ample time to make the transition and exercise patience during the process can have a better chance at success as they return to life, and careers, as a civilian.
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- Recruiter, Epes Transportation

Is Adequate Truck Parking the Solution to All of Our Woes?

ATRIParkingWhen you look at leading headlines in any trucking industry publication, you see the same critical issues referenced repeatedly: Hours of service (HOS); the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program; driver shortage; government mandates; truck emissions; and increasing traffic congestion.

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- Vice President, ATRI