Archive for August, 2018

Supporting Local Communities

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

Supporting local communities is a driving force behind the mission of the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase. During the months of April and May, our recruiting team went to several community events to showcase logistics career opportunities.

R+L Carriers Boston Terminal

In April we visited our terminal in Boston, MA where employees there were able to tour the hauler.

It’s always a pleasure to reward our employees, and in April we visited our terminal in Boston, MA where employees there were able to tour the hauler. They were also able to have some fun and play corn hole to win prizes. Our Hometown Showcase staff always comes equipped with t-shirts, footballs, and stadium seats to give away! Some employees even brought their family members to the terminal to tour the hauler too! You can view available positions in Boston on our Career Site.

Newark, NJ Open House

Our Newark, NJ terminal was also the recent location for an R+L Carriers Open House. Community members were able to talk with recruiters about career opportunities at the terminal. Touring the hauler also gave potential employees an inside look at the technology used inside the hauler and throughout the logistics industry. View open positions in Newark on our Career Site.

East End Elementary in Wilmington, Ohio

The main attraction for the East End students was definitely the Bose Ride simulator.

Students are never too young to learn about logistics. East End Elementary is located in our local community of Wilmington, OH, and our team had a great day with the Pre-K students. Our hauler was a perfect representation of the transportation unit they had been studying. The main attraction for the students was definitely the Bose Ride simulator that gave them a sense of what it’s like to be an actual truck driver. We are certain that we interacted with a few future truck drivers.

Clinton Massie Career Day

Located about 20 minutes from our headquarters in Wilmington, OH, our team traveled to Clinton Massie Middle School for Career Day. Middle School students enjoyed a presentation on how the logistics industry impacts their lives in a variety of ways. Students may not have been familiar with the term logistics, but when we showed them examples, they recognized its importance. After the presentation, students then toured our interactive hauler to get hands-on experience of the industry. Many students were given t-shirts and footballs as a reminder of their fun day learning about the logistics industry.

Touch a Truck

At each Touch A Truck event, kids and their families were able to interact with various vehicles like fire trucks, police cars, helicopters, and of course the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hauler.

It’s important for the next generation of logistics professionals to understand the role of trucking in our economy. Even though there are various careers in logistics, the backbone of the industry is the trucks moving freight. Our team attended two “Touch A Truck” events in Jamestown and Hamilton County. At each event, kids and their families were able to interact with various vehicles like fire trucks, police cars, helicopters, and of course the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hauler. Everyone in attendance had the opportunity to tour our hauler and win prizes.  Those who wanted to learn about career opportunities were able to talk to our recruiters as well.

If you’re interested in bringing an interactive logistics experience to a city near you, contact us today for more information.

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Investing in Technology

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

Technology is a driving force in the logistics industry and it is undeniable that we must invest in students, the next generation who will lead freight logistics and supply chain management. During the months of April and May, our recruiting team visited multiple technical colleges across the nation. Our goal was to educate students about technology-centric career fields at R+L Carriers.

Universal Technical Institute – Boston

Universal Technical Institute is an Automotive & Diesel Technical School. We visited the Norwood, Massachusetts campus to discuss automotive career opportunities available at the R+L Carriers Service Center located in neighboring Canton and around the country. Following the information session, students toured the interactive trailer and continued discussing logistics technology career opportunities.

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Laurel Oaks

Laurel Oaks, located in our Hometown of Wilmington, Ohio, specializes in technical education for both high school and adult students.  We had a blast with the high students and were thrilled to see their interest in mechanic and technology careers. The opportunity to interact with students in the classroom and at the hauler was exceptionally valuable. It was also thorough with the assistance of R+L Carriers employees who were on-site to provide a candid perspective of various technology career fields within the logistics industry.

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Scarlet Oaks

After visiting Laurel Oaks, our team traveled to Scarlet Oaks located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The weather was beautiful and the campus was full of students enrolled in technology programs. Those programs included Automotive Technology, Industrial Diesel Mechanics, Web Applications, and Digital Arts and Design.

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Lincoln Tech – Nashville

The Hometown Showcase hauler is no stranger to the Lincoln Technology campus located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is always an exciting time to visit the staff and students at this automotive college, which features real-world training facilities.  Over 400 students toured the hauler and interacted with our staff.  After looking inside the hauler and speaking with our recruiters, students were eager to apply for mechanic careers at R+L Carriers.

UNOH Career Fair

Founded in 1920, the University of Northwestern Ohio located in Lima, Ohio is one of the top diesel mechanic schools in the country. We parked our interactive hauler outside of the career center and set up a table inside so students could easily access our team to ask questions and enter a drawing to win $50 gifts cards for industrial tools manufacturer, Snap-on.

Technology will continue to be a critical part of the logistics industry and R+L Carriers will continue to educate students about the various career opportunities. If you are interested in the Hometown Showcase visiting your school or institution, contact us today!