Archive for October, 2017

Trucking Themed Pumpkin Carving Stencils

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is all about careers and educating students about logistics, but we also like to have fun in the process. That’s why we’re giving you an opportunity to celebrate Halloween with us with these trucking themed pumpkin carving stencils!

We’ve created a stencil for you to carve out a R+L Carriers logo or truck on your pumpkin!

We’ve created a stencil for you to carve out a R+L Carriers logo or truck on your pumpkin!

This Halloween season, many people will celebrate by carving a pumpkin. Deciding what to carve on your pumpkin can be challenging and even stressful. We know you want the perfect pumpkin to display at home or at work, so we’ve created two stencils for you to carve out a R+L Carriers logo or truck! If you carve one, be sure to tag us #RLHometown on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so we can share them and make sure all of our fans see your creativity.

Happy carving and enjoy all of your Halloween festivities!

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Hometown Showcase Travels to Missouri

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

One of the perks of working in the Logistics industry is that you can take advantage of its skillsets at any time! At R+L Carriers, we believe in investing into a variety of candidates, such as high school, college, and trade school students, many of whom are at different stages in their life.

The Hometown Showcase hauler traveled all the way to Missouri to talk to the students of Crowder College and McDonald County High School on Sept. 28 and 29. With two of our Service Centers stationed in Missouri, we wanted to capitalize on the opportunity to introduce these students to an important industry that provides a variety of options for their future right in their backyard.

Crowder College

On Sept. 28, the Hometown Showcase team set up the hauler in front of Crowder College in Neosho, MO for students to interact with and get hands-on experience. From looking at the engine of the hauler to interacting with different portions inside the trailer like the Bose Seating simulation, students had a great time learning about the different positions that R+L Carriers has to offer. After this visit, many applications were filled out.

McDonald County High

Since Crowder College is a community college, students consist of both college and high school students. The next day, the hauler drove down the street to hang out and talk logistics with the high school students of McDonald County High in Anderson, MO.

At R+L Carriers, we strive to provide students with the knowledge of a career that has many options.

At R+L Carriers, we strive to provide students with the knowledge of a career that has many options.

We understand that some students in high school have not selected a career path yet. At R+L Carriers, we strive to provide those students with the knowledge of a career that has many options. The logistics industry is vital to the function of our everyday life. The industry also shows no signs of a decrease in growth. There are plenty of jobs available for those with a variety of different skillets.

During the school day, The Hometown Showcase team gave a presentation to each class about logistics and its impact on our everyday life. The students also had a chance to interact with the hauler and see the exciting parts of the company with hands-on experience. Students also applied for R+L Carriers’ positions at the event.  Later that night, The Hometown Showcase hauler parked at the football game, where the McDonald County Mustangs beat the Monett Cubs 21-18 in a close and exciting game. The fans at the game got to enjoy the game and interact with the trailer.

 Bucky H., was the winner of the Hometown Achievement Award, received before the game.

Bucky H., was the winner of the Hometown Achievement Award, received before the game.

It wasn’t only the win that made this evening so great, but The Hometown Showcase team also got a chance to donate $1,000 to McDonald County High School and present a $1,000 scholarship to a student of the school’s choice.  Bucky H., the winner of the Hometown Achievement Award, received the award before the game. Congratulations, Bucky!

Our visits to Crowder College and McDonald County High School were full of fun and logistics. We always enjoy educating students about the industry and what it has to offer. Are you interested in the Hometown Showcase coming to your school or next community event? We are actively scheduling future events. Contact us today for more information!

 

Smokin’ in the Hills

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R+L Carriers was proud to sponsor Hillsboro’s first “Smokin’ in the Hills BBQ Cook-off.” To show our support, the Hometown Showcase hauler traveled with the Lima Company Eyes of Freedom hauler to Rocky Fork Lake in Hillsboro, Ohio on Friday, Sept. 22. The two haulers made their entrance behind a truck and motorcycle convoy on Friday night in preparation for the event, which aims to support U.S. Armed Forces, firefighters, police officers, and first responders—all of our loved ones in service.

R+L Carriers was proud to sponsor Hillsboro’s first “Smokin’ in the Hills BBQ Cook-off.”

R+L Carriers was proud to sponsor Hillsboro’s first “Smokin’ in the Hills BBQ Cook-off.”

Hometown Showcase Smokin’ in the Hills

Although it was early on Saturday morning when all the fun began, the weather was hot and sunny and made for a perfect day for games, giveaways, and barbecue. The Hometown Showcase hauler provided music and entertainment all day. Since it was a college football Saturday, The Ohio State football game was displayed on the Hauler’s two outdoor televisions for fans that wanted to keep up with the action.  The Hometown Showcase also provided games such as Corn hole and the football toss to give visitors a chance to win stadium seats, T-shirts, mini footballs and blankets.

Smokin’ in the Hills Patriot Challenge

Early Saturday morning, more than 100 attendees registered for the Patriot Challenge, an obstacle course designed to test the strength and endurance of the teams. The partners began the race with a half-mile run, moved onto a quarter-mile canoe stretch and ended after enduring six obstacle challenges before reaching the finish line.

The Patriot Challenge was an obstacle course designed to test the strength and endurance of the teams.

The Patriot Challenge was an obstacle course designed to test the strength and endurance of the teams.

The Eyes of Freedom Hauler set up their portraits for all to see. Their memorial honors the service and sacrifice of all who answer our nation’s call; then, now, and tomorrow. This provided an interesting exhibit to look at and pay tribute to the fallen while the teams were cooking their barbecue. In addition to the Eyes of Freedom memorial, many other military and veteran exhibits were at the event. The day was full of honor for veterans, current military members, and first responders…and of course barbecue.

The Eyes of Freedom Hauler set up their portraits for all to see.

The Eyes of Freedom Hauler set up their portraits for all to see.

Smokin’ in the Hills BBQ Cook-off

Throughout the day, 25 teams from four states prepared their best brisket, chicken, ribs and pork recipes for the barbecue competition. Although the competition was fierce, it was Elegantly Violent from Grove City, Ohio that came out on top to win the $1,300 grand prize. It was their pork ribs recipe that put them on top and helped them secure the Grand Champion win.  As the official sponsor, R+L’s very own presented the check to the winners of the competition.

R+L Carriers presented Elegantly Violent with the grand prize.

R+L Carriers presented Elegantly Violent with the grand prize.

Are you interested in having the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase visit your community event? Contact us today!