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7 Nov 2013

Veterans Day Closings

In observance of Veterans Day (Monday Nov. 11th, 2013) we have a few closings that you should know about before you get hung up at a closed plant . Origins:                                 Hutchison Salt                                 Land O’ Lakes:                          ...

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10 Oct 2013

Columbus Day Closings

Monday October 14th is Columbus Day: In observance of the Holiday several destinations will be closed. Make sure you aren’t left exploring new worlds alone.   Closures: All Nebraska Salt Destinations: – Fremont -Palmyra – Wahoo – Blair – Plattsmouth – Lincoln   All South Dakota Salt Destinations : – Sioux Falls – Junction City   H.J. Baker in Westville    Keeping You In the Know

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HOW TO GET A HANDLE ON YOUR CASH FLOW   You’ve probably heard the phrase “cash is king” lately.  One of the critical areas for the Transportation Industry is managing cash flow, especially in a slow economy.  Cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business, and is especially critical for start-up companies and trucking companies. A lot of drivers think the solution to cash flow problems is to get paid faster and then drag their feet when paying  bills. ...

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  In our pursuit of excellence, at Reliant Transportation we are taking every stride to make the open road as safe as possible. We are taking it upon ourselves to make sure everyone who carries a load for Reliant Transportation has a fully updated file of information and is adhering to the high standards we are trying to achieve every day.  In the coming weeks we (as a company) will be reaching out to our on-boarded deck of carriers and...

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KEY ELEMENTS OF RESPECT   Respect is one area that many companies in the transportation services industry struggle with, yet it is one aspect of corporate culture that employees generally want the most.  Being respectful is often as simple as the applying the Golden Rule; treating others the way you would want to be treated! We all work closely with customers, carriers, and co-workers on a daily basis; they are all worthy of respect.  Treating all of them with respect...

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Named after his father, our CFO/ Controller Rob Knaak was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Raised in Lincoln, Nebraska; Rob attended Lincoln Southeast, learned his trade as a CPA from Doane College, and has made his own way from there. Growing up with his older sister Rob always hoped he’d grow up to be a professional baseball player. Idolizing George Brett he played baseball all through childhood, meeting his best friend playing baseball.  Rob continued playing baseball through high school...

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  A lot of questions and concerns were raised by the article on TransportTopics.com by LoadTraining.com’s David Dwinell on the provisions and changes of MAP-21.  For those just hearing about MAP-21 for the first time, I encourage you go to the DOT website (then click on the phrase “Moving ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act”) and learn more about it.  We want to outline the major points of the new regulations that we feel will affect the agricultural...

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As we at Reliant Transportation continue our efforts to reach new media and people in many different ways and capacities, we are excited to introduce several new initiatives that we plan to  implement in the coming few months. With these initiatives we hope to garnish all new sorts of increased feedback, better communications, individualized support, stronger friendships and a more cohesive community within our industry, and beyond.   –          Fuel Network  – In the coming months, we plan on taking...

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The supply chain of the American Transportation System is a complex and intertwined tapestry that depends on every woven thread to maintain its structure, to complete the final masterpiece.  Regardless of color, location or proximity to the focal point, every stitch is important. Every knot is tasked with holding the integrity of the whole adornment; if one piece were to fail, the entire masterpiece would simply crumble. There is no difference when it comes to your supply chain.  Your job,...

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Meet Steve Miller, The Man behind the Business It has been 17 years since our CEO and Founder came up with the idea for Reliant Transportation. He started the company from the ground up and has been watching his creation grow and come together around him. Steve was born and raised in the great state of Nebraska, where he was instilled with the drive and hard work that continues to guide him still today. Steve bleeds Husker Red. As an...

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