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We are pleased to announce that Reliant Transportation and American National Bank have started a new relationship to better serve your financing needs. Working together, we believe that Reliant Transportation and American National Bank can provide a portfolio of services for carriers that help save money on fuel purchases, improve cash flows, and provide financing options to fit the needs of today’s carriers. We understand that our carriers are the key to repeat business and excellent customer service. With that in...

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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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  SIX (6) KEYS FOR EFFECTIVE TEAMWORK  Teamwork is critical to success at work, in school, and in sports.  A Team is only as effective as its weakest player, and everyone can improve on how they work in a Team.  It doesn’t matter if you are the most talented person, a leader on your Team, or just the average person; everyone contributes to how effective a Team is. Some of my best experiences in life have involved being on a Team...

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  As some of you may already know, as of July 1 (2013) the Hours of Service laws will be drastically changing our industry. Here at Reliant Transportation, we want you to stay as informed as possible, to make sure you stay loaded and rolling. As of July 1 there are three major changes in HOS laws that will affect you and your business. The first one is the NEW REST BREAK REQUIREMENT. Under this rule, every driver will have to take a full...

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We at Reliant Transportation are in the midst of enhancing our digital presence. We are looking toward a strengthening of our visual identity and web presence. While the changes to our website are phase one, our dedication to reaching out into new medias and chatting with you are very permanent.  In the coming months we plan on sharing our experiences and plans across a wide array of social media networks. An active presence on Facebook will keep you informed of...

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