Archive for March, 2017

Hometown Brings Fan Interaction to OHSAA Tournament

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase rolled into the 2017 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Boys Basketball Tournament, which took place March 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio. Sixteen Ohio basketball teams and thousands of fans ascended onto The Schottenstein Center for the three-day tournament. Thursday and Friday each division held two semifinal games and on Saturday, four champions were crowned in each division.

Fan Interaction

Our Hometown Showcase hauler was hard to miss outside the Northwest Entrance of The Schottenstein Center! Crowds gravitated to our interactive hub for entertainment, games and to learn more about the many career opportunities at R+L Carriers. Several R+L representatives were on hand to pass out literature about the Hometown Showcase and guide guests through the hauler. Perhaps the biggest hit of the three days; outside of the great basketball games, was the Cornhole Challenge. Participants had the opportunity to win official Hometown Showcase merchandise like t-shirts and stadium seats.

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Our Hometown Showcase hauler was hard to miss outside the Northwest Entrance of the Schottenstein Center.

OHSAA Basketball Tournament

Exciting basketball took place inside The Schottenstein Center over the three-day tournament. On Thursday, Wauseon defeated Columbus Eastmoor Academy in the first Division II semi-final and Akron St. Vincent – St. Mary defeated Trotwood-Madison in the second Division II semi-final, which saw St. Vincent – St. Mary win in dramatic fashion on a buzzer beater.

OHSAA Boys Basketball

Exciting basketball took place inside The Schottenstein Center over the three day tournament.

Next up, the Division IV semi –finals.

The first game featured Cleveland Heights Lutheran East who defeated Delphos St. John’s and Columbus Wellington who defeated Lima Perry.  During the Friday games, Division III Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph defeated Proctorville Fairland, and Cincinnati Roger Bacon defeated Archbold. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller defeated Pickerington Central to remain undefeated on the season and Massillon Jackson defeated Lakewood St. Edward.

Championship Saturday brought us more exciting basketball. The division champions were:

Career Opportunities

At each Hometown Showcase event, one of our goals is to showcase career opportunities to those that visit our hauler. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1 million logistics jobs are expected by 2017 and jobs in the industry are expected to grow 22 percent a year. The logistics industry is rewarding and versatile.  Careers at R+L include jobs in the following fields:

Apply for a logistics career today!

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We thank the Ohio High School Athletic Association for letting us be a part of such an exciting weekend event.

We thank the Ohio High School Athletic Association for letting us be a part of such an exciting weekend event. Are you interested in having the Hometown Showcase attend your next sporting or community event? If so, we are actively scheduling upcoming events. View our 2017 calendar and contact us today if you’d like us to attend your next event!




2017 OHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is rolling back into Columbus, Ohio for the 2017 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Boys Basketball State Tournament! Last year, the Hometown Showcase was a proud sponsor of the tournament, which takes place at The Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.

Interactive Fan Experience

 Fans can come to cheer on their team and have an interactive experience at the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hauler. The hauler provides entertainment, games, and fun for all. Our HD video display outside the hauler will even give fans a chance to catch up on March Madness action before and after the state tournament games.


Fans enjoying the Hometown Showcase at the OHSAA Bous Basketball Tournament last year.

2017 OHSAA Championship

The 16 team tournament starts Thursday, March 23 and will run through Saturday, March 25. Division II and Division IV semifinals will be Thursday, with Division III and Division I semifinals taking place Friday. Each state final for each division will be Saturday. Here is a complete tournament schedule:

Division II

Wauseon  vs. Cols. Eastmoor Academy, Thursday at 10:45 a.m.

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary  vs. Trotwood-Madison , Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 10:45 a.m.

Division IV

Delphos St. John’s  vs. Cle. Hts. Lutheran East , Thursday at 5:15 p.m.

Columbus Wellington vs. Lima Perry , Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Division III

Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph vs. No. 4 Proctorville Fairland , Friday at 10:45 a.m.

No. 10 Cin. Roger Bacon  vs. Archbold , Friday at 2:00 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 5:15 p.m.

Division I

Pickerington Central (26-2) vs. Cin. Archbishop Moeller, Friday at 5:15 p.m.

Lakewood St. Edward  vs. No. 4 Massillon Jackson, Friday at 8:30 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

OSHAA Boys Basketball

All games will be played at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio.

All games will be played at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio. Championship games on Saturday will be broadcasted live on Spectrum Sports and all 12 state tournament games will be live streamed on the Spectrum Sports website.

Career Opportunities

Visiting the  R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hauler is a great opportunity to learn about the exciting careers in the logistics industry. There are many reasons why someone should consider a logistics career. Our drivers are important and we are hiring drivers, but there are other career opportunities too in technology, sales, mechanic, security and more! Check out our YouTube playlist to watch videos about our different logistics careers.

We are excited to collaborate with the Ohio High School Athletic Association again to bring Ohio sports fans a great experience. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news from the tournament and view our 2017 calendar to see when the Hometown Showcase will be rolling into a community near you!


Top 10 Reasons to Join the Logistics Industry

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Is the logistics industry right for you? With more than 1 million logistics job openings expected by 2017, you better believe it! Logistics jobs are expected to grow 22 percent a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is twice the average growth rate when compared to other occupations! Read our top 10 reasons to join the logistics industry so you don’t miss out on your true calling.

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Logistics industry employees work on the front lines and behind the scenes to make sure your goods move seamlessly.

The Logistics Industry is Versatile

Logistics careers cater to a variety of people with different types of skill sets, regardless of education level or experience. Whether you are good with your hands or like to crunch numbers, the logistics industry has you covered.

A sampling of logistics industry job titles and descriptions include:

Logistics Jobs are Booming

The numbers keep rising. The logistics industry is looking to fill approximately 1.4 million logistics jobs by 2018. In today’s increasingly competitive job market, that makes the logistics industry one you should be targeting.

Logistics is a Collaborative Environment

Logistics employees, known as logisticians, typically work for a business or organization’s supply chain. The supply chain is made up of many people in the organization working together to move a product, service, and related information from a supplier to a customer. The logistics team works in tandem with the customer to transfer their product from Point A to Point B safely and cost effectively. Employees work both on the front lines and behind the scenes to make sure the goods on the supply chain move seamlessly.

Learn New Skills

Skills that you will learn in the logistics industry that transfer to other fields include workflow optimization, general management, financial planning and forecasting.

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The logistics industry has employment opportunities available for everyone.

Job Descriptions Vary

Do you like a challenge? Do you enjoy working a variety of projects? Then the logistics industry is for you. You will stay busy, your work is always interesting and every day is different.

Logistics Careers Pay Well

Logisticians get paid well. In 2015, the median annual salary for logisticians was $74,260, with the lowest-paid 10 percent earning $45,830 and the highest paid 10 percent earning $115,960.

Less Competition for New Jobs

The potential for those with technology backgrounds is in high demand. Many techies don’t know there are great opportunities for them at logistics companies. That means there is less competition for jobs, so go ahead and submit that resume.

Techies are Coveted in the Logistics Industry

The logistics industry is craving those with backgrounds in technology. Software developers, software testers and programmers are in high demand for logistics companies that develop software used for transportation to streamline the logistics supply chain.

Work Locations are Around the Globe

Companies with large logistics chains have offices in multiple cities, states across the country or around the world. That means you have the freedom to choose where you want to work and live.

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The logistics industry supply chain is working seamlessly at all times to keep goods moving.

Advancements Abound

Do you like to get recognized for your achievements? There are opportunities for promotions at a quick pace in the logistics industry. Logistics companies promote from within often because they want to keep the employees that know their supply chain operation inside-and-out.

Apply Now

R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open positions in logistics and technology among other positions. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is fun and challenging. R+L Global Logistics is comprised of the best transportation specialists in the industry and is seeking to fill a variety of positions.

If you’re looking for a position in a company that values family and fun, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.