Posts Tagged ‘R+L Carriers Careers’

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Diesel Mechanic Jobs

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Are you a diesel mechanic looking for a company with the right tools and values you need to succeed in the industry? At R+L Carriers, we have a variety of diesel mechanic jobs and other job openings nationwide. We are always looking to fill those positions with responsible and trustworthy employees that exemplify our values. Our Wilmington, Ohio-based tractor foreman Duane has the 10 reasons why you might be the perfect fit for a truck mechanic job with R+L Carriers.

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R+L Carriers has a variety of diesel mechanic jobs and other job openings nationwide.

We Run the Latest in Mechanic Equipment

“We run the latest in mechanic computer technology,” Duane says. “We have the most up to date computer diagnostic programs and the latest in manufacturer supplies too.”

On the Job Experience Lives Here

Duane really appreciates how his co-workers are willing to teach new employees everything they need to be successful.

“This is a place where on the job experience is important,” Duane says. “Your coworkers want to see you succeed.”

Watch our video below to learn more about the R+L Carriers mechanic family.

24-Hour Operation Allows for Flexibility

Mechanics don’t stop working because our trucks never stop driving. Our mechanic shops are 24-hour operations that offer three shifts. Shifts run from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

“Seniority takes precedence over the day shifts but in the meantime, the other shifts allow employees to spend time with family and provide flexibility for personal time,” Duane says.

Advancement Opportunities Abound Here

Movin’ on up. That’s a growing trend when it comes to diesel mechanic jobs.

“The more you learn from others and the more certifications you have, your opportunities within the mechanics shop grow,” Duane says.

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The more skills you have, the more you will see in your paycheck courtesy of a tiered pay scale.

Every Day is Different

If you are the type of person that loves the unique challenges of a new day, then an R+L Carriers mechanics career is the right path for you.

“Sometimes, your day can turn on a dime,” says Duane, describing that a diesel or tractor mechanic can be taken off a job at a moment’s notice to help a truck driver get back on the road. “You might have to fix an air conditioner in a truck immediately or stop everything to fix an urgent engine problem. Every day is different.”

Build Trucks from the Ground Up

Are you the type of diesel mechanic that likes working on every aspect of a truck? The mechanic shops in Wilmington, OH, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA and Dallas, TX are responsible for building and repairing trucks.

“We build (trucks) from the ground up at these locations,” Duane says. “We can do it all.”

Enjoy a Tiered Pay Scale

The more skills you have, the more you will see in your paycheck courtesy of a tiered pay scale.

“The more you know and the more class certifications you have, the more you will benefit from a tiered pay scale,” Duane says.

Pick from a Variety of Mechanic Shop Locations

A perk of applying for a mechanic position with a nationwide trucking company is we have available positions in more than 80 mechanic shops from coast to coast. Pick and choose where you want to live and work.

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Just one of the perks that comes with being an R+L Carriers mechanic is access to company resorts.

Enjoy Vacation at Company-Owned Resorts

Just one of the perks that comes with being an R+L Carriers mechanic is access to four company resorts in Pigeon Forge, TN, Wilmington, OH, Big Bear Lake, CA and Daytona Beach, FL. These resorts are available to all mechanics after six months of service. Mechanics are also able to participate in the company’s 401K plan with matching contributions after one year of service with the company.

Enjoy a Family-Owned Company Atmosphere

Duane, an employee of R+L Carriers for 18 years, says if you want to work for one of the largest trucking companies in the world “and not be treated like a number on the wall,” you want to be a member of the R+L Carriers family.

Apply for Diesel Mechanic Jobs Today

R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open diesel mechanics jobs, as well as trailer and tire mechanics positions. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is fun and challenging. R+L Carriers is comprised of the best diesel, trailer and tire mechanics in the business and is seeking to fill a variety of mechanics positions at more than 80 locations nationwide.

If you’re looking for a mechanic position in a company that values family and fun, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Logistics Industry

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Is the logistics industry right for you? With more than 1 million logistics job openings expected by 2017, you better believe it! Logistics jobs are expected to grow 22 percent a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is twice the average growth rate when compared to other occupations! Read our top 10 reasons to join the logistics industry so you don’t miss out on your true calling.

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Logistics industry employees work on the front lines and behind the scenes to make sure your goods move seamlessly.

The Logistics Industry is Versatile

Logistics careers cater to a variety of people with different types of skill sets, regardless of education level or experience. Whether you are good with your hands or like to crunch numbers, the logistics industry has you covered.

A sampling of logistics industry job titles and descriptions include:

Logistics Jobs are Booming

The numbers keep rising. The logistics industry is looking to fill approximately 1.4 million logistics jobs by 2018. In today’s increasingly competitive job market, that makes the logistics industry one you should be targeting.

Logistics is a Collaborative Environment

Logistics employees, known as logisticians, typically work for a business or organization’s supply chain. The supply chain is made up of many people in the organization working together to move a product, service, and related information from a supplier to a customer. The logistics team works in tandem with the customer to transfer their product from Point A to Point B safely and cost effectively. Employees work both on the front lines and behind the scenes to make sure the goods on the supply chain move seamlessly.

Learn New Skills

Skills that you will learn in the logistics industry that transfer to other fields include workflow optimization, general management, financial planning and forecasting.

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The logistics industry has employment opportunities available for everyone.

Job Descriptions Vary

Do you like a challenge? Do you enjoy working a variety of projects? Then the logistics industry is for you. You will stay busy, your work is always interesting and every day is different.

Logistics Careers Pay Well

Logisticians get paid well. In 2015, the median annual salary for logisticians was $74,260, with the lowest-paid 10 percent earning $45,830 and the highest paid 10 percent earning $115,960.

Less Competition for New Jobs

The potential for those with technology backgrounds is in high demand. Many techies don’t know there are great opportunities for them at logistics companies. That means there is less competition for jobs, so go ahead and submit that resume.

Techies are Coveted in the Logistics Industry

The logistics industry is craving those with backgrounds in technology. Software developers, software testers and programmers are in high demand for logistics companies that develop software used for transportation to streamline the logistics supply chain.

Work Locations are Around the Globe

Companies with large logistics chains have offices in multiple cities, states across the country or around the world. That means you have the freedom to choose where you want to work and live.

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The logistics industry supply chain is working seamlessly at all times to keep goods moving.

Advancements Abound

Do you like to get recognized for your achievements? There are opportunities for promotions at a quick pace in the logistics industry. Logistics companies promote from within often because they want to keep the employees that know their supply chain operation inside-and-out.

Apply Now

R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open positions in logistics and technology among other positions. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is fun and challenging. R+L Global Logistics is comprised of the best transportation specialists in the industry and is seeking to fill a variety of positions.

If you’re looking for a position in a company that values family and fun, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

The Influence of Pat Summitt in the Workplace

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Pat Summitt Dedication Plaza

The Pat Summitt Dedication Plaza at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville was dedicated in 2014.

Respect yourself and others. Make hard work your passion. Handle success like you handle failure.

These are tenets that any workplace values. Those tenets, however, are just a few of a dozen tenets championed by legendary University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers Basketball Head Coach Pat Summitt, who passed away June 28, 2016 at age 64 from complications of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

For R+L Carriers Director of Application Management Russ Boone and his daughter, Gabrielle, the college basketball coach with the most (both men and women) wins in college basketball history affected both their personal relationship and their professional lives in a positive way.

“The teamwork concepts that sports teach you and that Pat Summitt stressed every day are critical to success in any area of your life,” Russ said.

Pat Summitt will be remembered during a University of Tennessee Celebration of Life service that’s open to the public 7 p.m. July 14. The service will also be broadcast live on ESPN2 and the SEC Network.

On Becoming a Pat Summitt Fan

The principles of Pat Summit trickled down to both her basketball players and outside of that orange and white basketball court while she won eight national titles and 1,098 games in her 38 years on the Lady Vols sidelines. For players and fans, Summitt’s presence and demeanor on the court, along with her dozen tenets to live by, titled “Pat’s Definite Dozen,” changed lives and inspired those in the workplace.

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Gabrielle Boone was a center/forward for her local high school team, helping lead her team to two sectional titles.

An avid sports fan and a former youth league and high school soccer coach, Russ hoped his daughter would appreciate his love of sports, particularly men’s college basketball. When she became interested in women’s college basketball, the longtime fan of the men’s University of Kentucky Wildcats did what any good dad does. He got involved in the team that interested his daughter.

“I told my then teenage daughter during the 2005-06 season that if the Lady Vols reached the next round of the NCAA tournament and played in Cleveland, I would take her,” Russ said.

Summitt and the Vols made it to the next round and dad made good on his promise.

The result? Both father and daughter were hooked, becoming lifelong Pat Summitt and Lady Vols fans. While the team lost in Ohio that year, the Boones started making annual trips to Knoxville to see the Lady Vols play on their home court.

“I remember thinking, this place is sold out and this is an amazing experience in a sea of orange and white,” Russ said. “Then I remember thinking, the intensity and passion that Pat Summitt had for the game and how it affected her players and how they played was amazing.”

Gabrielle had a love at first sight moment during the 2005-06 season when she saw the Lady Vols play earlier in the season at The Ohio State University and then later in the NCAA tournament game with her dad in Cleveland.

“It was just an unbelievable experience to watch them play and watch Pat Summitt coach from the sidelines,” Gabrielle said.

Besides the annual trips to Knoxville, Dad also made a promise that they would drive anywhere within an 8-hour driving radius to see them play in the NCAA tournament when they could.

By that time, Gabrielle had become a center/forward for her local high school team, helping lead her team to two sectional titles.

Meeting Pat Summitt

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Gabrielle Boone got to meet her role model, Tennessee Lady Volunteers Coach Pat Summitt, in the summer of 2007 at a basketball camp in Knoxville.

Gabrielle’s best basketball memories are the summers of 2007 and 2008, when she attended back to back high school Lady Vols summer basketball camps where Pat Summitt made appearances and talked with attendees. Gabrielle got to learn drills, scrimmage, meet the players and more importantly, meet Pat Summit. Gabrielle has an autographed basketball and shoe from Pat Summit that she proudly displays in her home.

“At camp, Pat always stressed that being a better person is more important than basketball and to surround yourself with good people,” Gabrielle said.

Russ remembers that during the first year of the camp, the attendees participated in a Lady Vols trivia session and received prizes for answering trivia questions correctly.

“It wasn’t too long before Gabrielle was shut down from answering the questions because she was winning all the prizes,” Russ said. “She knew every single answer.”

Gabrielle remembers being able to list the freshman players for the roster that coming season at the trivia session, which shocked those running the session.

“I started feeding answers to the other girls at camp so they could win something,” Gabrielle said.

Summitt’s Influence in the Workplace

Today, 24-year-old Gabrielle is a proud five-year member of the U.S. Air Force. A Staff Sergeant at the Whiteman Air Force Base Command Post in Missouri, Gabrielle is the eyes and ears of the base for her Wing Commander, working as the Non-Commissioned Training Officer to train those in service on how to do their job on the base.

Gabrielle keeps the original copy of Pat’s Definite Dozen she received at the camp on her refrigerator and says Pat Summitt’s reach has affected both her family and her professional life.

“Sports, the Lady Vols and Pat Summitt have been a major bonding experience for my dad and I,” Gabrielle said.

And professionally?

“Military leaders talk about the same value points that are listed in Pat Summitt’s Definite Dozen,” Gabrielle said. “I look at that sheet every day on my refrigerator to remind me of those values.”

Gabrielle points to some examples as to why Pat Summitt was her role model.

“She never compromised her morals to win games, even though she won more than anyone,” said Gabrielle, noting that Pat Summitt was never afraid to pull a player  from the starting lineup of a big game for breaking a team rule, even star players like Candace Parker.

Air Force Staff Sergeant Gabrielle Boone

Today Gabrielle Boone is a proud five-year member of the U.S. Air Force. She is a Staff Sergeant at the Whiteman Air Force Base Command Post in Missouri.

Pat Summitt also mandated that all of her players sit in the first three rows of college classrooms throughout her career. The result? A 100 percent graduation rate for her Lady Vols players over 38 years.

For Russ, Pat Summitt will never be forgotten in his personal or professional life either.

“Having Pat Summitt as a role model made it a lot better for my daughter, not just for sports, but to teach her how to apply those principles to her life on a daily basis,” Russ said. “Coach Summitt stressed career success through hard work, teamwork and communication.”

Get your own copy of Pat Summitt’s “Definite Dozen” here.

Interested in working for a company that allows for career success through similar principles taught by Pat Summitt? We are seeking to fill open positions in logistics and technology, among other positions. Family owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is both fun and challenging.

If you’re looking for a position in a company that values family, a strong work ethic and fun, apply today for a position at careers.rlcarriers.com.

Hometown Supporting Career Open House Events

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The Hometown Showcase will be supporting R+L Carriers at several Career Open House events in the next two weeks. In total, 8 career open house events are scheduled on May 14 and May 21. The Hometown Showcase will be attending the career open houses in Canton, MA on May 14 and Newark, NJ on May 21. Additional career open houses will take place on May 21 in the following cities:

R+L Carriers Open House

The Hometown Showcase will be supporting R+L Carriers at several Career Open House events in the next two weeks.

Career Opportunities

Immediate career opportunities are available for the following positions:

Those who attend the career open house will meet with industry professionals to discuss the competitive compensation packages for available opportunities with R+L Carriers. Candidates 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.

Hometown Showcase on Display

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase will be on display in Canton, MA (5/14) and Newark, NJ (5/21) to provide an in-depth look into the logistics industry. Inside our 53 foot interactive hauler, those attending the career open house will be able to get a sense of R+L Carriers as a company. We’ll provide the fun with corn hole and music outside the hauler.

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Inside our 53 foot interactive hauler, those attending the career open house will be able to get a sense of R+L Carriers as a company.

For more information on the career open house events visit our Facebook Page. View additional career opportunities on our Career Center. If you are interested in having us attend your next community event, contact us today!

8 Top Interview Questions for Software Developers

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We have the the 8 top interview questions for software developers that you’ll want to be prepared to answer.

Interviews with prospective employers for your programming or software development job are already on your calendar?  That’s great!

Start prepping yourself for the kinds of questions that are going to be thrown your way instead of sitting there with your mouth wide open.

“What steps would you take to troubleshoot what is causing the issue?”

At the end of the day, you may be labeled a programmer or developer, but to employers, you’re the troubleshooting master that figures out what’s wrong and then diagnoses and fixes software issues. Quickly. Remember that your troubleshooting skills are more important than how you fix the problem at the end of the day. So your future employer needs to be confident you can go on a scavenger hunt to troubleshoot and then solve the problem.

“What’s the project you’re most proud of working on and why did you thrive while working on it?”

This question is used to gauge what you like and don’t like. But it also tells an employer a lot about what you like to work on, what you value as a developer and what you’re thinking about while you’re working on a project. Think about the type of answer you give because it says a lot about what you like to do. Make sure you give specifics of what you worked on and a scenario that shows a specific project you worked on alone and not as part of a team.

“What project did you enjoy working on the most and why?”

Give an honest answer. Don’t be afraid to tell prospective employers what you love to do. Why? Employers are using your answer to gauge what you enjoy doing so they can find a way to have you doing similar work for them. That’s because happy employees stay and work harder doing tasks they enjoy.

“What’s the project you’re least proud of and how could the outcome have been different?”

You have to make mistakes in order to learn, so don’t worry about this question. Make sure your answer gives a future employer an example of how you learned from your mistake and what you would do differently. Employers also want to gauge how you handle projects you’re not interested in.

“What experience do you have in the programming or developer field?”

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Exude confidence and positive energy when you talk so you come across as motivated and ready to get to work.

This is a tough one if you’re fresh out of college but it doesn’t have to be. Even if you’re answering questions for your first real job in your field, you should be showing up with a portfolio that that lists projects and open source contributions you’ve worked on. Surely your work there will impress and intrigue them. If you don’t have experience, explain what kinds of projects you would like to work on.

“What’s your greatest weakness?”

We all hate this question. Why? Because we’re forced to tell people something at which we don’t particularly excel. The best advice we can give is to be honest and emphasize what you’re doing to improve upon that weakness. Try saying something unique or funny when answering this question to stand out from other candidates and break the ice. If you’re diagnosing weaknesses, future employers think you can diagnose software issues too. See what we did there? Always remember you’re the problem solver and tailor your answer to remind employers you know how to solve issues.

“Why do you want to work for us and do you have any questions for us?”

Whatever you do, don’t start answering this question with the words: “No, I don’t think I have any questions right now.” Employers automatically think you’re disinterested in the job or their company. Do your homework on the company’s website. Come prepared with a list of questions you have about products and software the company uses. Ask about the company’s development process, the tools and languages the company uses and what kind of daily tasks you would be assigned if hired. Wow future employers and make sure they know their company is on your short list of places you want to work.

“Why should we hire you?”

Most people don’t like this question either. You don’t want to brag about yourself but you don’t want to undersell yourself either. Be prepared to rattle off some of your best traits without being a braggart. At the same time, exude confidence and positive energy when you talk so you come across as motivated and ready to get to work.

Did you know R+L Carriers is looking for talented entry level software developers? A family owned and operated company for 50 years, we offer a work environment that is fun and challenging. If you’re looking for a software development position in a company that values family, apply today for a position in our IMT Department at career.rlcarriers.com/imt.

Moving Into A Leadership Role

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Moving Into A Leadership Role

By having a positive work ethic and being diligent in your performance you show a supervisor you are ready for a lead position.

If anyone knows about moving into a development leadership role, it’s Therese.  She’s been promoted to Software Developer Lead for R+L Carriers Operation Department, responsible for maintaining and supporting all of the company’s .NET applications.  In a nutshell, her leadership helps ensure freight moves from one location to another. We sat down with Therese to learn more about her growth within the company and as a developer over her tenure at R+L Carriers. Here’s her advice to new developers.

Seeking Advancement as a .NET Developer

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If anyone knows about moving into a development leadership role, it’s Therese.

Therese advises applicants to seek a company that will work with you to advance your skills and encourage you to learn.  Once you’re in the position, ask questions of your peers to get assistance when you are adjusting to the new position. Consider a promotion plan and develop that plan through the following strategies:

  1. Try to develop a mentor relationship with someone in your department that is established in their position.
  2. Keep a journal of all your projects that you do or work on that helps the company. This can be creative and innovative but should pertinent to you and your commitment to the company.
  3. Acquire new knowledge and skills in an ongoing basis. Expand your knowledge in your skill set but also reach out and keep up on the industries latest’s trends.
  4. Keep a professional attitude at all times by being dependable, cooperative and punctual.
  5. Be a problem-solver, even if it means asking questions. Better to get it right in the beginning then have to spend additional time that could have been prevented.
  6. If you feel that you can handle more responsibilities ask your supervisor for additional work. This will not only help you expand your skills but will let management know you can handle the additional workload.

Leadership Requires Focus

To stay focused it’s helpful to review projects daily and compile completed tasks and items that still need to be completed. Once you’re in a leadership role this habit will be vital to keeping your team on task.

Ask yourself:

  1. What has been completed?
  2. What is left to do on the project?
  3. What open questions do the stakeholders or team member have?
  4. What is the goal?

As a lead you should know the answers to these questions when asked.  This will enable you to answer questions as they come up and stay on top of the status from all team members. Checking with management on a regular basis will keep your team moving forward on the project and keep the project in scope.

Communicate, then Communicate Again

Communication is a key aspect of being in any type of lead role.  No matter how much you may already be communicating, remember it’s still probably not enough. When a problem occurs be sure to listen effectively and work with that team member in finding the solution.  Remember that at one point you may have had the same problems they are having now.

By having a positive work ethic and being diligent in your performance and getting along with other members in and out of your department, you show a supervisor you are ready for a lead position.

If you are looking for a company who offers these advantages and support apply today at careers.rlcarriers.com.

R+L Carriers Offers Technology Career Advice

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase has officially hit the road, offering career opportunities and scholarships to communities around America. At all of our stops, people who visit the Hometown Showcase trailer have an opportunity to share with us the type of careers they are interested in. One career of interest lately is, of course, technology.

If you haven’t seen it, the R+L Carriers Careers Medium blog offers a variety of resources and advice for anyone looking to start a career in technology. Check out these three resources and let us know what you think:

5 Reasons Why a Software Developer is a Great Career

Software developer positions use technology to solve business problems, but as technology continues to progress, it’s important to continue to learn. Being a software developer allows you the opportunity to be creative and collaborative. Thinking outside the box and being able to work well together with others is critical to success. These types of jobs are in demand, offer good pay and provide job security.

Learn more about becoming a software developer

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Being a software developer allows you the opportunity to be creative and collaborative.

Software and Mobile Applications Development

Two high-paying and fast growing fields in the IT industry are software and mobile applications development. An estimated 22.9 percent employment growth is expected in the field of software development between 2012 and 2022. The computer development industry is expected to grow 8.3 percent in the same timeframe.

Learn more about careers in software and mobile applications development

How to Land that Developer Job, Even if You Aren’t Experienced

In this article our IT hiring managers have advice for potential candidates. From what to ask during the interview to how to find out if you’ll fit in the culture to programming languages to learn for success, our team has the answers.

Learn more about how to land that developer job

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Two high-paying and fast growing fields in the IT industry are software and mobile applications development.

Career opportunities in technology are available at R+L Carriers nationwide. The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase will continue to deliver these opportunities to communities near you. Are you interested in having us come to your community for an event? Contact us today for more information.