Archive for June, 2012


Evans Scholarships Announced

June 30, 2012

Sam Bates

The scholarship is in honor of company founder  Albert L. Evans Sr.  These are scholarships of up to $1000 for each of four years available to sons and daughters of Evans employees.  This years recipients are: Alexia Hall, Sarah Kent, Andrew Ballow,


Bo Bates Wraps Up The Meeting

June 30, 2012

Bo Bates

Big announcement — next years’s agents meeting will be at Sawgrass Resort in Jacksonville Florida!!

The Evans Network of Companies is based on serving our customers — you, our agents. When your”fly our flag” we work for you.  That was Bo’s message and it was heard loud and clear throughout the meeting .

The afternoon is free for all of us to enjoy Philadelphia.  See you later this evening at the Awards Dinner at The Constitution Center.


Industry Speakers

June 30, 2012

Curtis Whalen, Representative from the ATA  (American Trucking Association) is talking about issues facing our industry, in particular, they are taking aggressive action in the area of CSA.  They are also addressing chassis ownership.

Dave Ross , Managing Director with Stifel Nicolaus is giving us a global perspective and discussing macro concerns.

Being able to hear from and ask questions of these national and international experts is one of the advantages of attending the annual Evans agents meeting!


Inspirational Leadership

June 30, 2012

Bill Hohn

Bill Hohn is speaking from the heart about leadership.  What separates the successes from the failures?  Inspirational leadership. Bill is giving us the seven aspects of passionate leadership. Everyone of them is a hallmark of Bert Evans and Bo Bates.

Excite your team. The more passion you inspire, the more others will want to join you.


EPA and Port Programs

June 30, 2012

Jerry says EPA looks at Evans as a leader in sustainability issues in our industry.  Voluntary Port Programs are in place with seven ports to address replacing older equipment and cutting emissions.  We also work with over a dozen national and regional environmental organizations. (this all keeps Jerry very busy)


8th Annual Agents Meeting in Philadelphia

June 30, 2012

Bert Evans



We are underway!

Bert Evans gave us a look at the next five years including growth, trends in the industry and how Evans will stay at the forefront.



Kim Lorimer

Kim Lorimer brought us up to date on Driver Retention tactics and the expansion of the fuel discount program. CSA was a big topic with discussions about violations and how we all need to work together to keep everyone safe.







Gerard Coyle



Jerry Coyle is up now bringing us up to date on legislative and environmental issues.  Lots of great information and it’s only 9:30am!