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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.

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

 

 

 

 

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!

 

Investing in the Future of High School Students

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is an education initiative with a goal to generate awareness of the transportation and logistics industry. Logistics is utilized by a wide variety of institutions (everything from global corporations to city governments), the transportation and logistics industry is made up of many different parts that perform very different functions, and there is no shortage of career paths .

One way we show students that we are investing in their future is by providing Hometown Achievement Awards and Scholarships. At the end of 2017, several students from Washington Court House and Hillsboro schools received both awards.

Washington Court House High School

After learning about career opportunities in transportation and logistics, Washington Court House students got the chance to visit the Hometown Showcase interactive hauler. We were honored to be a part of their pep rally! This was a fun opportunity for our representatives because they were able to present an Achievement Award to Grant P.

Grant plans to attend Wright State University after he graduates spring of 2018.

Grant participates in baseball with his school and plans to attend Wright State University after he graduates spring of 2018. Congratulations, Grant! We also gave out a scholarship to assist a student in his future. Zane N. participates in wrestling and football at Washington Court House.

Hillsboro High School

During the day we gave a presentation to juniors and seniors about transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Like many schools we go to, students are surprised to learn that logistics is so prevalent in everyday life. Emma L., Marcy M., and Sarah W. all received the Hometown Showcase Award.

Emma is active in both her school and the community. She is VP of The Children of the American Revolution, and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution Club. She also volunteers in the Hillsboro High School Library while working at the Highland County Public Library.

Pictured from left to right. Marcy, Emma, and Sarah accepting the Hometown Achievement Award at Hillsboro High School.

Marcy is a member of the Spanish Club and is also active in her church. She aids in the Hillsboro High School office, assisted in pet therapy at a local nursing home, and assisted in community clean-up projects.

Sarah is active in the community, her church, and volunteers for Kamp Dovetail, and a mobile food pantry. She is a member of National Honor Society, has participated in the Hillsboro High School swim and track & field teams, and is enrolled in College Credit Plus classes at Southern State Community College.

The future of the logistics industry is in the hands of students across America, and that’s why we want to reach them. If you are interested in the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase coming to your school or community, contact us today!

 

Smokin’ in the Hills

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

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!

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!

 

 

Hometown Showcase Supports Veterans

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2017 is here! That means Hometown Showcase is hitting the road and traveling the country to provide career opportunities. The first two stops of 2017 were in Dayton, Ohio to support local veterans by offering jobs in a variety of career fields including professional driving, mechanical, IT, and more.

Hometown Showcase

USAR Command Depot

Hometown Showcase visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Sunday, January 8th to talk to more than 100 active reservists about the different career opportunities available to them at R+L Carriers. Representatives presented a short 20-minute presentation to give the reserves some information on the history of R+L, review the multiple jobs and careers that are available to them locally as well as around the country and the benefits and perks of working for the company. The reserves were able to visit the Hometown Showcase Hauler and get a glimpse of what R+L is really all about: Family and pride in performance. They were also able to talk to Human Resources representatives about how they could apply for jobs currently available.

New Year, New Career Military & Veteran Recruiting Fair

Military & Veteran Recruiting

Inside the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, veterans and military personnel had the opportunity to connect with R+L Carriers employees, where they could learn more about the company and have an interview conducted on site.

Sponsored by the Military Veterans Resource Center, our hauler was on site to give veterans and military personnel an interactive look at the transportation industry.  Inside the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, veterans and military personnel had the opportunity to connect with R+L Carriers employees, where they could learn more about the company and have an interview conducted on site. This is our second year attending Military Veterans Resource Center’s New Year, New Career event and we look forward to another great event next winter!

Supporting Veterans Year Round

Lima Company Memorial

Life-size mural paintings of the 23 fallen soldiers in this battalion travel the entire country, honoring all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

It was an honor to support our nation’s veterans and service men and women at our first events in 2017. Veterans have a special place in our hearts, as R+L Carriers is proud to support the Lima Company Memorial, a traveling memorial of the Marine infantry reserve unit based in Columbus, Ohio, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines (Three Deuce Five or 3/25). Life-size mural paintings of the 23 fallen soldiers in this battalion travel the entire country, honoring all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. A complete schedule of events can be found on their website if you are interested in seeing the memorial in person. We highly recommend it.

If you are interested in having the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase visit your school or community, contact us online today!

Hometown Goes Out West

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase headed west during the first week of November, traveling to three area high schools in three days. Elsinore High School, Lakeside High School, and Temescal Canyon High School all experienced the Hometown Showcase and learned more about the logistics industry.

Classroom Presentations

R+L representatives started the day bright and early with the California sunrise, which was beautiful by the way. Check out our pictures on Facebook and Instagram. Our presentations incorporated the definitions of logistics, transportation, and supply chain. We talked to students about how their life would be different without all three. Some students were surprised that without logistics and transportation, many of the clothes and accessories they love would not be able to make it to them for purchase.

classroom presentation

Interactive Hauler

Our 53-foot interactive hauler gave students the opportunity the experience the logistics industry up close. Inside the trailer, students could watch up to 11 HD displays about the various career opportunities with R+L in the shipping industry, as well as see some of the additional work that R+L does in the community through the Lima Company Memorial and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Always one of the favorite parts of the trailer on every stop is the technologically advanced Bose Ride seating simulator, which gives riders a chance to feel what it’s like to be behind the wheel at R+L Carriers as a driver.

Bose

Awards and Scholarships

Caleb from Elsinore High School and Alex from Temescal High School both received Hometown Showcase Achievement Awards. The R+L Carriers Hometown Achievement Award is an opportunity for teachers and administrators to recognize students that make a difference in their school and community.  This award showcases a student who demonstrates sportsmanship, academic excellence, exceptional character, and a commitment to their community. All three schools received a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating senior upon graduation and a $1,000 donation to support the school and their students.

Awards and Scholarships

Interested in having the Hometown Showcase come to your school? We are actively scheduling events around the country. Contact us today for more information.

 

Hometown Wraps Up October

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The last two weekends of October took Hometown Showcase to two Ohio high schools. During our time at these schools we discussed transportation and logistics careers with students, had fun tailgating at football games, and gave awards to deserving students.

Springfield High School

Our Hometown Showcase team spent October 21st with the students at Springfield High School. Students were able to get a first-hand look at the logistics industry when our team gave a brief classroom presentation on the logistics/transportation industry and how it impacts daily life. After the presentation, students took a tour of our 53-foot interactive hauler, where they learned specifically about the logistics opportunities R+L Carriers has to offer.

The Hometown crew stayed around for the football game that night, when Springfield hosted Wayne in a big time Ohio High School Football matchup. Wayne defeated Springfield 38 -14. Before the game, our team presented Springfield student, Tim Taylor, with the R+L Carriers Hometown Student Achievement Award.  We also awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the school on behalf of Hometown Showcase to be presented to a deserving graduating senior at the end of the school year.

Tim Taylor

Springfield High School student Tim Taylor was awarded the Hometown Showcase Student Acheivement Award.

 

Clinton Massie High School

High school students at Clinton Massie High School in Clarksville, Ohio were treated to a full day of learning about the logistics industry on October 28th. Throughout the day, R+L Carriers representatives gave a presentation to students about how the industry impacts their everyday life and the variety of careers in the industry. Your next adventure in logistics could be:

Students were then able to tour our interactive hauler for an up-close look at the industry.

Classroom presentation

High school students at Clinton Massie High School in Clarksville, Ohio were treated to a full day of learning about the logistics industry

Students and fans were able to join in on the Hometown Showcase fun again at the football game that night between Clinton Massie and East Clinton. R+L  rolled out our tailgating gear complete with corn hole. During the game, Clinton Massie student, Alyssa Zammert, received the Hometown Showcase Achievement Award. The school also received a $1,000 scholarship which will be awarded to a deserving senior after graduation.

Alyssa Zammert

Clinton Massie student Alyssa was awarded the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award.

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is actively scheduling events for our 2017 calendar. Are you interested in us rolling into your community? Contact us today!

 

Two Hometown Showcase Stops

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Last week our Hometown Showcase made two stops; one at a college in northwestern Ohio and one at a high school in Columbus, Ohio. Even though these two locations were different, we shared one goal: to deliver opportunities to students in America.

University of Northwestern Ohio

Our hauler rolled into the University of Northwestern Ohio on Wednesday and Thursday of last week for a Career Fair. Talented students and alumni from the UNOH College of Applied Technologies were able to speak with local, regional, and national companies including R+L Carriers. Our Hometown Showcase hauler was on full display both days and students had the opportunity to learn more about logistics overall and our many career opportunities.

Students also had a chance to win one of eight $50 Snap-On gift card. Snap-On manufactures high-end tools and equipment, perfect for all the students in the Automotive Technology Program studying to be Mechanics. R+L Carriers’ has a great demand for mechanics, as our fleet needs preventative maintenance and structural repair to keep our freight moving.

If you’re interested in a career in maintenance, learn more or apply for our Mechanic positions.

University of Northwestern Ohio

ONOH student Alex won a $50 Snap On gift card.

Bishop Hartley High School

In December of last year, The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase launched during the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s 44th Annual Football State Championships. The three-day event in Columbus, Ohio featured 14 Ohio high school football team competing for a state championship. During that event, the winner of the Division IV Football Championship was Bishop Harley. The team enjoyed a post game celebration in the Hometown Showcase Championship Zone, and was presented with a $1,000 scholarship. In April of this year, we traveled to Bishop Hartley to present that scholarship to Quri Hickman.  Quri is currently playing collegiate football at the University of Toledo.

 

Last week we traveled back to Bishop Harley and this time we brought our Hometown Showcase hauler to a Friday night football game. Fans were able to tour our hauler, win prizes, and learn about logistics careers. Before the game, we presented Bishop Harley student Jerusha with the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award. This award is given to students who excel in the classroom and community.

Bishop Hartley

Bishop Harley student Jerusha won the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award.

Are you interested in the Hometown Showcase coming to your school or community? We are actively scheduling events across America. Contact us today!

 

 

Home for Homecoming

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There’s no place like home, and that’s where the Hometown Showcase spent last Friday. Our team rolled into Wilmington High School for an eventful day with students, teachers, and fans.

WHS Homecoming Week

Wilmington High School spent the week celebrating homecoming, and Friday was the last day before the school dance on Saturday, so the students were already excited. Juniors and seniors were given a presentation on the impact transportation and logistics has on everyday life. Transportation is a common word, but the term logistics is more uncommon. Logistics is the coordination behind the scenes that make certain things like trucking possible. Someone has to coordinate a driver’s route and make sure the packages in their truck coincide with their route. That’s logistics. Every day, school bus drivers have a certain route and kids to pick up. That’s made possible by logistics. Every day, people are affected by logistics.

classroom presentation

Juniors and seniors were given a presentation on the impact transportation and logistics has on everyday life.

After the presentation, students then toured our interactive hauler, where logistics was on full display. Students also learned facts about R+L Carriers and the various career opportunities the industry offers. They were also able to win prizes outside the hauler by answering questions about the company.

Fans, Fun and Football

After the students were finished touring the Hometown Showcase and after the school pep rally, it was time to play some football! The Hometown Showcase set up shop near the entrance of the stadium, so fans couldn’t miss us. Our Corn Hole Challenge was a big hit! Several people won an official Hometown Showcase stadium seat and even more won Hometown Showcase blankets and t-shirts.

Before the game, we presented Ely with the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award for his excellence in the classroom and community. After an outstanding halftime performance from The Pride of Wilmington Marching Band, we presented Wilmington High School administration with a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating senior at the end of the year.

Ely Schumacher

We presented Ely S. with the Hometown Showcase Student Achievement Award for his excellence in the classroom and community.

It’s always great to be home, but we like to get out of town too! If you would like us to come to your school or next community event, we are actively scheduling events across America! Contact us today for more information.