Archive for March, 2013


Evans University Customer Service Workshop set for April 13th & 14th

March 29, 2013

NOTE: This is a change of topic!  Sales at the Terminal Level will be held at a later date, or you can contact Kim to have a one-on-one session scheduled at your location. 

Evans University

The Evans University Customer Service workshop is designed to provide you the foundational tools to examine how you approach your customers, determine what is important to them, and design a strategy to create and maintain satisfied and delighted customers.

Even if you’ve attended this workshop before, a refresher is always a good idea.

Contact Kim Lorimer for more details.


Annual Agents Meeting – TPC Sawgrass!

March 29, 2013

2013 Agents Meeting LogoIt’s that time again…The Evans Network of Companies is proud to announce our Ninth Annual Agent’s Meeting which will be held in Jacksonville, FL.  We look forward to seeing everyone again. The theme this year is

Technology in Trucking.

The dates are June 28th-June 30th.  We have reserved ONE room for you and your significant other.  Just get yourself to Jacksonville or a nearby airport and we will take care of the rest.  Airport transfers, room and meals are on us!  Return your reservation form soon!  Any questions, contact Kasey Huebner ( or Kim Lorimer (


Thoughts on Entrepreneurs and Success from Bo Bates

March 29, 2013

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I was recently asked to speak to a group of business folks about Entrepreneurial Success.  We often think of entrepreneurs as being in the right place at the right time with the right big idea.  So of course they will be successful!  But as I prepared my remarks I realized that a key component of entrepreneurial success draws upon the success of others.  By that I mean we observe what other successful people do; see to understand how they think and interact with people; and what kind of attitude they bring to the game every day.   Over the years I have observed a number of incredibly intelligent and talented men and women.  Many of these people have a number of things in common that I would like to share with you.

Each of them surrounded themselves with good people.  Henry Ford said – “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.”  Building a cohesive team doesn’t mean everyone agrees all the time, in fact each team member will (and should) bring a different opinion to the group.  The team feeds off of varying perspectives and the debate that ensues.  As Ken Blanchard says “None of us is as smart as all of us.”

Clearly define where you are going and share that vision with everyone.  For years I was in awe of Bert and his ability to “crystal ball” the company’s future.  Did he spend hours doing historical analysis or reviewing business trends?  Of course he is on top of those things, but in the end he simply envisioned the future he wanted for our company in clear and quantifiable terms which were easy to communicate.  The vision itself is what is important.  I have learned that lesson from Bert, one of the most successful people I know.

Stretch your people.  We all have it in us to do our best, but sometimes we have to be encouraged.  We’ve probably all had someone in our lives – a teacher, a coach, a mentor – who understood our potential and pushed us to use it!  When we stop striving, we stop learning, which can be a roadblock to our own and our company’s success.

Finally, every one of the successful entrepreneurs I have known has constantly questioned everything. They seek input from sources outside their own industry and examine processes that would seem to have very little to do with their own company.  Ask why? Ask why not?  Change course when it’s the right thing to do, create a new niche, offer a new product.  There is a saying – “The only person who likes change is a wet baby.”  I would offer that successful people not only embrace change, but see it as a means to explore new opportunities and continue their success.

I welcome your thoughts.



Congratulations to the 2012 Safety Drawing Winners!

March 7, 2013

Harley Davidson Winner –

Jeff Woodall
West  – Florida

Laptop or Tablet Winners

Ricardo Portuondo  – All Points, New Jersey

Charlie Draper  – All Points, Michagan

James McCurdy – Evans, South Carolina

Dwayne Dodson  – Evans, Georgia

James Duffy  – Hale, New Jersey

I-Touch Winners

Terry Lanier  – Evans, Georgia

Wayne Pine – Evans, Pennsylvania

Robert Cannon – Evans, Georgia

Frankie Rodriguez – Evans, Pennsylvania

Adrian Martinez – Evans, Pennsylvania

Daniel Mendoza – Land, Massachusetts

Robert Camarote – Evans, Pennsylvania

Robert Morris – Evans, Georgia

Alan Berry   – Evans, Virginia

Misael Santiago – Evans, Pennsylvania

Larry Burnsed  – Evans, Florida

Mr. Tom Sansevere  of Evans, New Jersey is the winner of the Agent drawing.

Congrats to all and please thank all your drivers each and every day for being safe!