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Kenna H. Receives Hometown Showcase Achievement Award

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The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase recently kicked off the 2018-2019 school year at Waynesville High School in Waynesville, Ohio where our team gave a presentation on Supply Chain Management (SCM), and the global freight and logistics industry. Our team grows increasingly excited to share the vast employment opportunities available within the logistics industry with students headed to college and those who plan to immediately enter the workforce. As part of our visit, we were honored to be able to present our Student Achievement Award to a very deserving student, Kenna.

Our R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase team gave a presentation on Supply Chain Management (SCM), and the global freight and logistics industry to Waynesville High School students.

Kenna H. Receives Hometown Showcase Achievement Award

The Hometown Showcase Achievement Award presented to Waynesville senior Kenna H. during the game was an exciting moment that she was able to share with classmates and fellow community members.

Waynesville faculty member, Abby Shinkle nominated Kenna because she consistently demonstrates exceptional sportsmanship, character and community involvement.

“Kenna volunteers for many hours to help the community members throughout the school year and in the summer. By being involved with the National Honor Society not only does she maintain excellent grades and focuses on academics, but she also has had an enormous impact on many people in the community.”

The biggest influence in Kenna’s life is her mom because she inspires Kenna to do better in both school and sports. Kenna asserts that her mom, who was also an athlete in high school, is her biggest role model.  Kenna has been a member of the volleyball, cross county, basketball and softball teams throughout all four years of high school.

We asked Kenna about a meaningful event in her life and how that experience could influence her future. Kenna told us that working with kids for her church every Sunday has taught her patience, a quality she can certainly apply in future endeavors.

R+L Carriers Hometown Achievement Awards are an opportunity for teachers and administrators to acknowledge students who make a difference in the classroom and within the community.  This award highlights individuals who demonstrate sportsmanship, academic excellence, exceptional character and commitment to their community.  If you know someone in your school that deserves to be nominated, contact us today for more information.

 

Supporting Local Communities

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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

 

 

 

 

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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How to Choose a Career Path

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That’s the question adults ask you frequently as a child. The future is now though. Now is the time to answer that question and settle into a future career that you love. At R+L Carriers, we have a variety of job openings nationwide. Follow our road map to learn how to choose a career path that works for you.

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Learn how to choose a career path that works for you.

How to Choose a Career Path? Self Examine

A good place to start is to look at yourself and find two or three of your strengths you enjoy. These can be your hobbies, communications skills, academic skills, or any other attributes you enjoy. Think about which careers can utilize your strengths and attributes on a daily basis. By using a search engine or asking those around you, such as a school advisor or a counselor, you can discover different career paths.

Consider Trade Schools

If you know you want to be an electrician or work with the automotive industry, then a trade school is an option that you may want to look into. Trade schools offer great opportunities to learn trades that are in high demand and pay extremely well. Trade schools provide you with a specific skill in less time than it takes to obtain a four-year college degree. These skills are generally related to more “hands-on” types of jobs. If you have a more concrete idea of what you want to do, then a trade school might be the best option for you.

Diesel mechanics are a great example of a career that is in high demand, pays well and can be taught at a trade or vocational school. Read the 10 reasons why you should consider diesel mechanic jobs to learn more about this opportunity.

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Diesel mechanics are a great example of a career that is in high demand, pays well and can be taught at a trade or vocational school.

Explore College Options

College is a great place to explore and develop your strengths and gain an understanding of yourself. It is normal for students to pick a major and decide on a profession, only to graduate with a completely different degree. Over the course of four years, you become very independent since you are finally able to make decisions on your own. This newfound independence can influence your career path.

College degrees can help you land software development jobs, technology jobs and logistics careers. Read our guide on the top 10 reasons to join the logistics industry.

Networking Works

Connections are important. You can use the connections you make during trade school or college as assets after you graduate and are looking for a career. Connections can be your colleagues, professors, or internship bosses. Many of these people want to see you succeed and will help you in any way they can. These lifelong networking connections can give you advice when you have questions and offer support while you are going through this journey.

Follow our guides to avoid these six common resume mistakes for new graduates and learn the Career Fair basics.

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Follow our road map to learn how to choose a career path that works for you.

Apply Now

Do you know how to choose a career path now? When you are ready, R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open positions in logistics, technology and in our garages nationwide for positions such as diesel mechanics. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is both challenging and fun. R+L Global Logistics is made up of the best transportation specialists in the industry and is seeking to fill a variety of positions too.

When you are ready for a position in a company that values fun and family, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

A Kiddie Wagon Thank You from Ochsner Hospital for Children

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The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl is more than a college football bowl game; it’s a full week experience. Between hosting parties for the players of both teams and a free Friday night concert, it’s an exciting week!  However, perhaps the most special event of the week  is our annual visit to the local children’s hospitals. During these visits, the players and R+L representatives get to meet and talk to families and children in the hospitals and give them New Orleans Bowl apparel and gear. This past year, R+L was thankful to be able to make a very special donation to Ochsner Hospital for Children: Personalized R+L Carriers Kiddie Carrier wagons.

Aria at Oschner Hospital for Children in New Orleans.

Aria enjoys a ride in a new personalized R+L Carriers Kiddie Carrier wagon at Oschner Hospital for Children in New Orleans.

We are forever grateful for the opportunity to visit Oschner Hospital for Children in New Orleans and donate R+L’s Carriers’ custom Kiddie Carrier wagons.  Seeing the delight on the faces of the children and the staff is something we aren’t able to measure.  These wagons serve as a vessel of normalcy for children en route to medical procedures, as well as the operating room. They also help ease the children’s anxiety and that is precisely why we began donating wagons to children’s hospitals in the first place. Knowing we are helping is great but when we hear first-hand accounts of how we are making a difference, it brings our excitement to a whole new level.

Whitney Alford Oschner Hospital for Children in New Orleans

Child Life Specialist Whitney Alford is excited to see a new personalized R+L Carriers Kiddie Carrier wagon at Oschner Hospital for Children in New Orleans.

This heartwarming letter we received from the Oschsner Hospital for Children illustrates that fact perfectly. “We wanted to write and thank you for the generous donation that you provided for our pediatric patients during this holiday season. It was such a treat for them to enjoy! We will also be able to utilize the toys for so many different things including prizes and birthday celebrations!”

https://www.ochsner.org/locations/ochsner-hospital-for-childrenWe love the thank you letter we received from Oshsner Health Center for Children and we are glad to be able to contribute, but at the end of the day we owe you our gratitude and a big THANK YOU for all you do at the Children’s Hospital!