Archive for November, 2013

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Seat Belts – 3 seconds to fasten – Do It!

November 11, 2013

We have been trying to wrap our heads around the numbers we have been seeing in our seatbelt observations over the last 3 months.

Between the cities of Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New Jersey we are averaging one seatbelt violation in every three trucks observed. Thankfully we were able to observe and reach out to these drivers before they had a bigger problem on their hands in the event that a Department of Transportation officer spotted them. Your drivers are at risk of getting a violation, being put on probation, and most importantly killing themselves or someone’s loved one if they don’t wear their seat belt. This is by far the EASIEST violation in CSA to avoid. Please help us do just that.

Attached are two flyers you can post and distribute to your contractors  – one in English Seat Belt Myths and one in Spanish Seat Belt Myths – Spanish.

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Evans listed in Commercial Carrier Journal Top 250

November 11, 2013

The Evans Network of Companies is once again listed in the CCJ Top 250 Carriers (Commercial Carrier Journal).  This year Evans ranks #70 up three places from last year.  Below is a link to the list and an article with more information.

http://www.ccjdigital.com/ccj-top-250-annual-ranking-of-fleets-shows-5-7-revenue-growth-in-201/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=08-16-2013&utm_campaign=CCJ&ust_id=8b296108d8&

http://www.ccjdigital.com/top250-category/all/

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CSA Awareness Phone Training

November 11, 2013
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Scott Rarick

As you may have seen the previous emails from Troy and Brent, I too am communicating the new time changes for the CSA Awareness Phone Training.  The change in times were made after feedback that we have received from Agents.

In response to this feedback, we will be implementing these new times to make it easier for the operators to call.  The biggest issue that we heard from the Agents was the 11AM time slot wasn’t good for them to call into.  That’s why we’ve decided to add 4PM EST (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) and also 6PM EST (Tuesday and Thursday).  Also we will be a Saturday morning call as well – that will be 10/26 & 11/30 (both at 11AM EST).

These new times will go into effect starting this Monday, October 21st.  Please help us by communicating to your respective operators the importance of this training and the new times.

1)Please have your contractors watch the CSA 2013 Power Point on Pit Stop

2) Dial into our 2x daily conference call

PHONE: 559-546-1200

PIN: 766-398-089

MONDAY _ WEDNESDAY _ FRIDAY – 11AM & 4PM EASTERN ONLY

TUESDAY _ THURSDAY -> 11AM & 6PM EASTERN ONLY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH AND NOVEMBER 30TH – 11AM EASTERN ONLY

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Chris Glitz Featured as Thought Leader in Inbound Logistics

November 11, 2013

Read Chris’ Thought Leader Article interview on the subject of using in-truck technology to cut costs.  He was featured in Inbound Logistics, an online and printed industry magazine.