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



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.



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.


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.!



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.


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.




CSA Awareness Phone Training

November 11, 2013

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





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.


Exciting Announcement -The Walk In Art Center now accommodates special events for as few as 15 people or as many as 400.

July 31, 2013
It’s the perfect artistic venue to make your own!
The newly retrofitted industrial-style event space at the Walk In Art Center is perfect for all your special events.  The original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and rows of windows are incorporated with an updated classic architectural design.  The warm atmosphere brings this interactive space to life and will appeal to young and old.  As an added entertainment bonus, your guests are welcome to mingle through the gallery halls and explore the artists’ studios before or after your event.
With our in-house event planner, we can assist you with all your vendor arrangements, from caterers to entertainment and beyond.
For more information about pricing or to arrange a tour, please contact our Event Planner,Laurie Drebitko-Marks at 570-732-3728 x 303.

Floor Plan for Event Space


Mandatory CSA Awareness Training for ALL Operators

July 18, 2013

Starting  Monday, July 8th at 11AM EST, the Evans Safety Department will be conducting MANDATORY  CSA Awareness Training for ALL operators.  The training will be running everyday over the course of the next few months.

Here is a copy of the post card  that has been sent to the homes of all of the operators.

CSA Awareness Training – Starts Monday July 8th at 11AM EST

Please encourage all of your folks to call in sooner – rather than later.  Please print and post this document in a visible location as well.

Thank you,

Scott Rarick