Archive for December, 2015

Hometown Showcase in New Orleans a Success

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase had a successful trip to the city of New Orleans to take part in the 2015 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, December 19th. The bowl game, which had more than 32,000 fans in the stadium, was won by Louisiana Tech with a final score of 47 – 28.

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech won the 2015 New Orleans Bowl with a final score of 47 – 28.

Hometown Showcase Tailgates in New Orleans

Prior to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl kickoff, fans of both Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State were treated to a tailgating atmosphere in Champions Square, located directly outside of the Mercedes Benz Superdome.  People who attended the bowl game and the local community had the opportunity to tour the trailer, listen to music and play games. T-shirts and other prizes were also awarded throughout the night.

Hometown Showcase in New Orleans

Prior to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl kickoff, fans of both Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State were treated to a tailgating atmosphere in Champions Square.

Next Event

The next R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase event will take place at The Ohio State University on February 24, 2016. Students attending Ohio State’s career fair this day can expect to see the Hometown Showcase trailer and also learn about the career opportunities R+L Carriers has to offer. The career fair will begin at 10:00am inside the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom and ends at 3:00pm.

Visit the R+L Carriers Facebook page for pictures of the 2015 New Orleans Bowl. You can also see pictures from the event in their Storify. For more information on how to schedule a Hometown Showcase event in your community, contact us today!

Hometown Showcase Heading to New Orleans Bowl

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is headed to the Big Easy for our second official local event supporting the New Orleans community. Our 53 foot interactive trailer will be on display inside Championship Square prior to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday, December 19th from 3pm – 8pm (CT).

About the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

R+L Carriers has been the official sponsor of the New Orleans Bowl since 2006. This year, the bowl game will feature Louisiana Tech out of Conference USA and Arkansas State from the Sun Belt Conference. This college football bowl game will be hosted in the iconic Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

New Orleans Bowl Activities

During the week leading up to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, there are numerous community activities throughout the community. The most popular event of the week is the free Friday night concert held inside Champions Square. This year, the concert begins at 7:00pm and is headlined by REO Speedwagon and Big Sam’s Funky Nation.

Saturday is game day, but before kickoff the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase will be on full display in the middle of Champions Square. Our goal is to bring awareness to the shipping and logistics industry as well as deliver career opportunities to the local community. The trailer features 5 interactive stations and 11 HD video displays featuring careers with R+L Carriers and the history of the company. You will also be able to see a displayed replica of the New Orleans Bowl trophy.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

You’ll be able to see a displayed replica of the New Orleans Bowl trophy at the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase trailer in New Orleans.

If you are going to be in New Orleans for the bowl game this weekend, stop by Champions Square to see our trailer and talk to our R+L Carriers representatives. We will be giving away free prizes before and after the bowl game. Our trailer is also the perfect spot for Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State fans to tailgate. We will have music, corn hole, and other family-fun entertainment to get you ready to cheer on your school before the big game.

Tailgating at the Hometown Showcase trailer.

Our trailer is also the perfect spot for Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State fans to tailgate.

If you won’t be in New Orleans for the game, be sure to follow R+L Carriers on twitter for Hometown Showcase updates and bowl game updates. Use #RLBowl on twitter and instagram for a chance to win prizes on game day.

Hometown Showcase Premiers at OHSAA Football Championships

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase officially launched December 3, 4, and 5 during the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) 44th Annual Football State Championships. Hosted by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and The Ohio State University Department of Athletics, the three day event in Columbus, Ohio featured 14 Ohio high school football teams. The Hometown Showcase trailer was on display and provided family-friendly tailgating activities to fans, as well as information on career opportunities that exist within the shipping and logistics industry.

The Hometown Showcase trailer in front of Ohio Stadium.

The Hometown Showcase trailer was on display during the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) 44th Annual Football State Championships.

About OHSAA Football Championships

Over a three day, weekend long event, 7 high school football teams were crowned champions. Fans of each school participating in the championships had the opportunity to view the Hometown Showcase trailer, which was parked outside of Ohio Stadium. R+L Carriers employees and staff were on hand to guide fans through the interactive experience.

R+L Carriers employees and staff were on hand to guide fans through the interactive experience.

Inside the trailer, fans could watch up to 11 HD displays about the various career opportunities with R+L in the shipping industry, as well as see some of the additional work that R+L does in the community through the Lima Company Memorial and the R+L Carriers – New Orleans Bowl. Perhaps the most entertaining part of the trailer is a technologically advanced Bose Ride seating simulator, which give riders a chance to feel what it’s like to be behind the wheel with R+L Carriers. Fans also received a full tailgating experience, complete with games, activities and entertainment for all ages.

Hometown Showcase Championship Zone

Hometown Showcase proudly sponsored the OHSAA State Football Championship Zone. The Championship Zone was an interactive family fun area that was free and open to the public at the conclusion of each championship game. Fans of the winning teams were encouraged to meet in the Championship Zone for a special celebration of the team’s achievement. The marching band played, the cheerleaders cheered and the football team made their grand entrance. On behalf of the Hometown Showcase, each winning school was presented with a $1,000 student scholarship.

President of R+L Bob Zimmerman presents a winning school with a $1,000 student scholarship in the championship zone.

President of R+L Bob Zimmerman presents a winning school with a $1,000 student scholarship in the championship zone.

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase would like to thank the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, Ohio High School Athletics Association and The Ohio State University for their hospitality throughout the exciting three day event. The Hometown Showcase is a community centric and career focused effort with a goal to have positive and lasting impact on communities around the country. Our next Hometown Showcase event will take place in New Orleans at the R+L Carriers – New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, December 19, 2015. If you believe the Hometown Showcase would be great for your community, we’re actively scheduling future events throughout the country. Contact us today for more information.

For more pictures from the Hometown Showcase premier, visit our Facebook page!

Hometown Showcase Launches

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R+L Carriers Launches Hometown Showcase Tour

“Delivering Opportunities to Students Across America”

Wilmington, Ohio 12/2/2015 R+L Carriers, a worldwide leader in LTL shipping and logistics services, announces the launch of their “Hometown Showcase” tour. This large-scale campaign introduces freight transportation, logistics education, career opportunities and shipping solutions to communities across the United States. The Hometown Showcase tour aims to support achievement and growth within communities by hosting their events right in the heart of their hometown. The Hometown Showcase tour kicks off December 3-5, 2015, at the OHSAA 44th annual football state championship games in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. R+L’s Hometown Showcase will be on display just outside Ohio Stadium (The Horseshoe) for all seven division games of the Ohio High School State Football Championships.

R+L Carriers has furnished a fully-custom, 53-foot, Hometown Showcase Hauler to serve as the entertainment hub for each event. In addition to 5 interactive stations highlighting career and shipping information, the Hometown Showcase features 11 HD video displays, containing R+L’s career opportunities, history, industry facts, a technologically advanced Bose Ride seating simulator, and more. Although these events often take place at high schools, visitors can expect games, activities and entertainment for all ages.

“We want to bring awareness to students across America about the Logistics and Transportation industry and the many career opportunities R+L Carriers has to offer,” said Greg Bronner, VP of Marketing for R+L Carriers.

In accordance with their mission to support communities, R+L Carriers is also offering donations to participating schools and booster clubs. In an effort to provide continuing education opportunities to local high school students, R +L is offering a scholarship to one student at each event, which is awarded upon their high school graduation.

“Supporting school districts across the country is a simple way to champion the preparation of our young men and women as they prepare for the next stage of their life,” Bronner added. “With over 140 service centers nationwide, whether they want to be Drivers or Mechanics, or they’re interested in Technology, Sales, Communications, or Administration, we have opportunities for employees of every interest and skill level who want to make R+L Carriers their home.”

Hometown Showcase is actively scheduling future events including the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on December 19th as well as numerous college career days at universities across the U.S.  To learn more about R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase or to inquire about having the experience brought to your local community, please contact us. 

About R+L Carriers: R+L Carriers is a family owned and operated global freight shipping company based in the United States. Celebrating 50 years of service in 2015, R+L Carriers, Inc. serves the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic with LTL, Truckload, Business Critical, Logistics and more. To learn more about R+L Carriers’ Worldwide shipping solutions visit: R+L Carriers at http://rlc.com.