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ELD Implementation: Lessons Learned From a Carrier Perspective

ELD Implementation: Lessons Learned From a Carrier Perspective | The Road

As December 18 draws closer, many carriers are currently facing important decisions about electronic logging devices (ELDs) in order to comply with the federal mandate. My company, Transport America, was at the same point four years ago.

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Trucking Makes Wreaths Across America Possible

Trucking Makes Wreaths Across America Possible.The Road by C.H. Robinson

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Many veterans choose a career in trucking after leaving the military. They understand hard work, attention to detail, and long days away from home. Perhaps that’s why so many trucking companies participate in Wreaths Across America. Every year, thousands of volunteers remember fallen U.S. veterans by placing wreaths at veteran graves in over 1,200 participating locations across the country. Since 2007, Wreaths Across America has placed over three million wreaths on the graves of military veterans in all 50 states. And we couldn’t do it without help from more than 190 trucking partners—including C.H. Robinson.
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- director of Outreach & Communications, Wreaths Across America

Get Ready for the Second Annual Women In Trucking Conference

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Are diversity and inclusion important to your business? If yes, there’s still time to register for the second annual Women In Trucking (WIT) conference, Accelerate! Conference and Expo. The event takes place November 7-9 in Dallas, TX. After last year’s successful event, we expect attendees and exhibitors to double at this year’s conference. As a board member for WIT and a woman in the industry, I think it’s extremely important for all companies to discover how gender diversity can positively affect their businesses.
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- General Manager- C.H. Robinson

Roll On: Balancing Family with Life on the Road

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As we near Truck Driver Appreciation Week, it’s important to consider how much of an impact that the individuals who are responsible for moving product over the road every day have on our lives, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear.

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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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