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Evans Network Supports Temple Fox School of Business

October 12, 2014

Evans Network of Companies recently made a donation to Temple University’s Fox School of Business Supply Chain Program.  Dr. Neha Mittal thanked stated our donation to the scholarship fund helps to motivate students, provide them with access to education and encourages them to pursue their study plan.  Read more….Temple University Fox School of Business 09 29 2014 (1)

 

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Ports Initiative Workgroup

September 4, 2014

Gerald Coyle Photo 2Recently, Gerry Coyle, Vice President Environmental & Sustainable Operations, attended the first meeting of a newly organized Federal Advisory Committee. This committee, The Ports Initiative Workgroup is a subcommittee of the Mobil Sources Technical Review Committee. The goal of this workgroup is; A.)  advise the U.S. EPA on how to effectively measure air quality and greenhouse gas performance of ports and/or terminals within the port and B.) design elements for an EPA lead voluntary program to improve environmental performance as goods move through ports.

Members of the committee include representatives from Shippers, Railroads, Ports, Steamship Lines, State Government, Federal Government and Non-Governmental Organizations and of course, a drayage carrier.

The focus of this initial meeting was, reducing emissions at the ports, available funding, voluntary programs, emissions inventories, incentives, metrics and technology.

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FREE BRAKE CHECKS & BRAKE WEEK

September 4, 2014

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Some interesting articles  about Brake Week coming September 7-13

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Here is how TA/Petro can help

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  • Reduce down time during Brake Week
  • Clean inspections help your CSA scores
  • Fines are a direct hit to your bottom line
  • Money is only made when the wheels are turning
  • IT IS FREE through September 15th!

Inform the Turck Service Attendance when you call the site that you would like a FREE Mid-Trip inspection using the discount code -> “Fleet DOMT” – Up to a $19.99 Value!

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On the Hill

March 7, 2014

 

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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has organized a Port Performance Task Force (PPTF).  Task force members will include Drayage Carriers, Marine Terminal Operators, Ocean Carriers, Cargo Owners, Equipment Providers and The International Longshoremen’s Association.

The task force will be a forum where port stakeholders can examine and discuss issues of common interest with regard to the efficient performance of the Marine Terminals of New York and New Jersey and identify challenges to the port’s efficiency and recommend potential fixes.

The major goals of the PPTF, regarding drayage operations, are:

  • Improve turn times and reduce delays at all waypoints so drayage truck operators can make multiple turns a day.
  • Ensure that timely and accurate information is available to facilitate routing decisions and stage arrivals and provide an adequate work force and fleet to meet demands.

I will be representing the interests of the Evans Network with the PPTF. I welcome the comments and recommendations of our agent partners that service the Port of New York and New Jersey. E-Mail me at gerry-coyle@evansdelivery.com or call me at 215-535-1766.

 

– Gerry Coyle, VP, Environmental & Sustainability
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20 Tips to Amplify Your Brand on LinkedIn

March 6, 2014

Many of you have asked about using LinkedIn to drive business.  This month we are providing some resources that might help you do just that.  First of all, do you have a LinkedIn Profile?  This is the first step (you must have one in order to create a Business Page for your company) and it’s easy.  Think of it as your resume on line.  Don’t forget to become part of groups – industry, your school alumni group, other groups focused on topics of interest.  And remember, LinkedIn is not a place to “sell” it is a place to network and be viewed as an expert in your field – someone who others will turn to when they have a question or business need.

Here’s a link to the Official LinkedIn Blog by Davis Schneider who posted suggestions and a slide show that walks you through the 20 Tips.

You may also want to look at this HubSpot pdf  – How to Use LinkedIn for Business.  It includes screen shots of profile pages, etc which are very helpful as you create your page.  Topics in the pdf include:

Chapter 1: Profiles
Chapter 2: Network Building
Chapter 3: Groups
Chapter 4: LinkedIn for Lead Generation
Chapter 5: Using LinkedIn Applications
Chapter 6: Get Connected!

Once you have your LinkedIn profile page created make sure to FOLLOW Evans Delivery’s LinkedIn page and encourage your connections to do the same!

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Kim Lorimer Weighs in on Infrastructure Funding

March 5, 2014

Kimberly Lorimer Read Kim’s input in a recent Pottsville Republican article  BUSINESS REVIEW: Most Schuylkill Chamber members back need to increase funds for infrastructure

 

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CSA News

March 5, 2014

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by Scott Rarick, Director of Safety

rarick2Now that 2013 is behind us, I wanted to communicate the significant progress that has been made specifically within the Unsafe Driving and Driver Fitness categories.   We are nearing the removal of both of those Alerts within our ranking.

As you can see by the graph below that both the Unsafe Driving and Driver Fitness Basic are trending in a sharp and positive direction.

The current Driver Fitness Basic score is 77.3.  The threshold score for Alert Status is 75 – therefore, we are 2.4 % away from being removed from Alert Status.

The current Unsafe Driving Basic score is 62.8.  The threshold score for Alert Status is 60 – therefore, we are 2.9% away from being removed from Alert Status.  One highlight for the month of December was there was only one seatbelt violation.  We will continue to conduct internal and external observations throughout 2014 aimed at improving and maintaining this category.

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Although Hours of Service appears to be flat, it too is trending in a downward direction over the past six months.  Improving the Vehicle Maintenance score will be one of our biggest challenges for 2014.  However, in the month of December, the newly designed and detailed Evans Vehicle Inspection form has been provided to all of our garages that are performing inspections.

Our focus will remain strong in improving and maintaining our overall CSA scores as we advance into 2014.

 

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Chris Giltz Featured in CIO Review Magazine

March 4, 2014

Chris Giltz was featured in the recent CXO Insights: Logistics Technology Special published by CIO Review in December 2013.  Read his article on Technology in the Intermodal World.  Giltz headshot

CIO Review is a technology magazine that talks about the enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow. It is the leading source that shares innovative enterprise solutions developed by established solutions providers, upcoming hot enterprises and is a neutral source for technology decision makers.

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Message from the President

March 3, 2014
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Each year many people go through the exercise of establishing a laundry list of New Year’s Resolutions. Many examples come to mind on the when I think about “non-work” life, and we all know them: Go to the gym, lose 10 pounds, spend more time with family, and the list can go on. I think that it is wonderful that we at least stop long enough to think about what we could do to make our lives more fulfilling. Even if we come up a little short of our goals, the fact that we reflected on the lives and made an effort to improve in some way is fantastic.

I challenge each of you to think about your business in the same way. Reflect on where your business is now and what different results you want to achieve. The following excerpt comes directly from “The Daily Drucker,” Peter F. Drucker. I think that his thoughts are pertinent to business owners, department managers, or any other employee as we think about our business.

The Function of Management Is to Produce Results 
Above all management is responsible for producing results.

Management has to give direction to the institution it manages. It has to think through the institution’s mission, has to set its objectives, and has to organize resources for the results the institution has to contribute. Management is, indeed, J. B. Say’s “entrepreneur” and responsible for directing vision and resources toward greatest results and contributions. In performing these essential functions, management everywhere faces the same problems. It has to organize work for productivity; it has to lead the worker toward productivity and achievement. It is responsible for the social impact of its enterprise. Above all, it is responsible for producing the results-whether economic performance, student learning, or patient care -for the sake of which each institution exists.

ACTION POINT: Is your organization delivering the results it should? If not, articulate your mission.!

Bo

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Evans University – Upcoming Workshops

July 6, 2013
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Driver Recruiting & Retention Workshop Updated
The Driver Recruiting and Retention workshop has been updated to include a module on “Community Based Recruiting”. CBR includes identification of community groups (houses of worship, ethnic community organizations and centers, local markets in ethnic neighborhoods, etc.) that can be excellent locations to recruit drivers because of the existing communication networks they can offer to get the word to potential driver recruits.  Operations is also working on a “driver opportunity comparison” spreadsheet that will allow an Agent to provide a driver candidate with an analysis of the opportunity with Evans as compared their current arrangement.  This will assist the driver to remember all the advantages of signing on with Evans once they leave the interview.

Upcoming Evans University Workshops dates:

August 23, 24 & 25

October 25, 26 & 27

Topics will be those that the Agents indicate interest in attending (Business Strategy and Planning, Driver Recruiting and Retention, Customer Service or Sales at the Terminal Level).  Kim will be sending the course options to all Agents and soliciting their interest level.  Depending on interest levels, the course topics will be chosen.