Supporting Local Communities

Posted On: August 27, 2018

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.

If you’re interested in a career with R+L Carriers, visit our Career Center at https://careers.rlcarriers.com

 

 

 

 

Tags: , , ,