Archive for April, 2017

Local Schools Benefit from Hometown Showcase

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase supports academics at all grade levels while teaching students about the numerous possibilities of a career in logistics. During the first week of April, the logistics industry was on full display at two Ohio high schools and an Ohio pre-school.

Greeneview High School Visit

Located in Jamestown, Ohio, the students of Greeneview High School were treated to a full day of logistics fun! The day started off in two phases. Students saw a presentation on the impact of logistics on daily life. After the presentation, students toured our interactive hauler to experience logistics hands on. We also stayed around for the school track meet so fans could experience the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase and so we could give away a few awards to special students.

Hometown Showcase Achievement Award and Scholarship

Check presentation

Madison Kilbarger, Sabrina S., and Greeneview principal Brian Masser pose with Rob from R+L and the $1,000 scholarship check.

During the initial contact period with a school, the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase gives the administration the criteria for our $1,000 scholarship. Greeneview principal Brian Masser and the administration chose  Sabrina S. for the scholarship because of her outstanding work inside and outside the school.

Sabrina Saunders

Sabrina S. won a $1000 scholarship because of her outstanding work inside and outside the school.

 

The Hometown Achievement Award showcases a student who demonstrates sportsmanship, academic excellence, exceptional character, and a commitment to his or her community.  Madison K., the award recipient, is the Greeneview High School National Honor Society president, FFA president, and student council secretary. In 2015, Madison started volunteering at the Jamestown Community meal and food pantry and has continued volunteering each month ever since. Madison also serves the community by helping with the Jamestown Lions Club Bean Festival each year and volunteers through the National Honor Society, with service activities such as Ram Reads, Blessings in a Bag, blood drives, Jamestown bike path cleanup, the Dayton Gospel Mission, and organizing a group of students to help paint the parking lot at the high school this year.

madison kilbarger

In 2015, Madison started volunteering at the Jamestown Community meal and food pantry and has continued volunteering each month ever since.

Congratulations to Sabrina and Madison!

Lebanon High School Visit

Our first trip to Lebanon High School was in December of last year and our friends at the school, located 30 miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio and 30 miles south of Dayton, welcomed us back for their Spring Career Fair.  Students were able to talk with Hometown Showcase representatives about logistic career options, which include:

Career Day

Students were able to talk with Hometown Showcase representatives about logistic career options.

During our last visit to the school, we spoke to Libby Turpin, Career and College Readiness teacher at the school.  Ms. Turpin prepares students for college by helping them select a career path. Logistics is one of the most diverse career paths a student can consider. Watch our Facebook Live video with Libby here.

Sonshine Christian Pre-School Visit

You are never too young to learn about transportation and logistics. Actually, the younger you are the more fun you are prone to have. That was the case at Transportation Day, an annual event at the Sonshine Christian Pre-School. This event is a collaboration of different modes of transportation from the entire Clinton County area, our own hometown.  Students, filled with excitement, surrounded the Hometown Showcase hauler throughout the day.  Although the students at Sonshine Preschool are a few years away from applying for career opportunities with R+L Carriers, our team saw a glimpse of future truck drivers, software developers, customer service representatives and project managers. All of the kids had a blast and we look forward to spreading logistics careers with people of all ages!

Sonshine preschool

Students, filled with excitement, surrounded the Hometown Showcase hauler throughout the day.

Are you interested in the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase coming to your school to talk about logistics with students, or maybe you are a student who wants us to come to your school? Contact us today for more information.

 

Hometown Stops in St. Louis

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R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hit the road and headed for the city with the famous arch along the Mississippi River.  On March 30, we pulled into Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri to share with students the careers available in logistics.  On April 1, no fooling, we headed over to our service center in St. Louis for their open house to talk, once again, about the many career opportunities available in the logistics industry. Here’s what we learned.

Ranken Technical College Visit

Classroom

Ranken Technical College students learned about the logistics industry inside our interactive hauler and in the classroom too.

Preparing students for their professional future is something Hometown Showcase takes seriously, and so does Ranken Technical College. Hometown has been touring the country providing career opportunities to students for a little more than a year. Ranken has been doing it in the same St. Louis facility for more than a century. Modern shops, classrooms, and spaces have made Ranken Technical College a cutting-edge technology center. Automotive Import Technology gives students at Ranken an opportunity to learn automotive repair, perfect for a career as a mechanic.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, technicians and mechanics, careers are expected to rise 5 percent through 2024. To apply for a mechanic position at R+L Carriers, visit our career center to apply.

R+L Carriers St. Louis Service Center Open House

Our St. Louis service center, located on 1740 Sauget Industrial Pkwy, held a career open house on April 1. Attendees interested in applying for a position at R+L Carriers were able to talk to industrial professionals and tour our interactive hauler. Candidates who apply can expect can expect traditional benefits including Healthcare, Life insurance, 401 (k) Retirement Plan and Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal/Sick Days. One of our most unique non-traditional benefits include three employee resorts located in Daytona Beach, FL, Big Bear lake, CA and Pigeon Forge, TN established exclusively for R+L employees and their families.  Our career opportunities are in the following fields:

Candidates who apply can expect can expect traditional benefits including Healthcare, Life insurance, 401 (k) Retirement Plan and Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal/Sick Days.

Start your next adventure and apply today!

St. Louis was good to us during our short stop. Next time, we will definitely stay longer. If you think the Hometown Showcase should come to your community, contact us today!