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Mind-Boggling Opportunities in Logistics

Mind-Boggling Opportunities in Logistics

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the power of perspective. Winston Churchill once wrote, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” In other words, the difference between an exciting opportunity and an insurmountable challenge lies in your perspective – and when it comes to our industry, this rings true to me. Sometimes, we forget just how much opportunity lies ahead of us, especially when conversations abound on the subject of truck scarcities and labor shortages (which are very real challenges). Yet, these very struggles present us with

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It’s Spring Again (and Again!) in the South

It's Spring Again (and Again!) in the South

Recently I heard something quaint from someone who’s not from The South: “I thought you guys had just two seasons –  warm and hot!” Bless his little heart, y’all. Down here, we have twelve seasons at the very least, and most occur in the middle of ‘spring.’Don’t get me wrong. I rejoice when I know it’s spring again. I’m all too quick to toss my winter sweaters and heavy coat into storage bins and break out the beach gear. But then winter whips right back, and no meteorologist can clarify what exactly is going on. As

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Celebrating Real Connections

Celebrating Real Connections

These days, “social media” brings to mind kids glued to Instagram, friends arguing on Facebook, and a whole lot of Twitter battles. But ideally, these platforms were built to connect us. And when they do that, they can truly bring out the best in humanity. Take the story of Dakota “Bubba” Cadd, a boy with cerebral palsy and Dandy-Walker syndrome, a congenital brain malformation. Bubba often sat in his backyard behind Wisconsin Highway 26, pumping his arm in the hopes that truckers would blow their horns for him. One day, his mom found a

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Can Yard Sales Spark Joy?

Can Yard Sales Spark Joy?

The decluttering craze is sweeping the nation, guys. Have you watched Netflix’s Tidying Up With Marie Kondo? It seems like everyone has. The sweet, soft-spoken organization guru from Japan has gazillions of views on Netflix, and she is bringing the life-changing magic of throwing out old stuff to households all over America. Gretchen Rubin, long-time self-help author, is cashing in, too, with her latest book Outer Order Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness. I haven’t read Rubin’s book yet, but I have seen Marie Kondo’s reality show. But let’s face it – reality

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Real Horsepower Saves The Day

Real Horsepower Saves The Day

Recently, a viral video out of Minnesota has been making the rounds for its display of true horsepower. In the video, a trucker, stuck with a semi-trailer at the bottom of an icy, snow-lined driveway, commissions the help of two Belgian draft horses named Molly and Prince. Amazingly, these beautiful beasts work their way up the hill, slowly but surely dragging the semi behind them and rescuing the trucker from an impossible (and dangerous) drive. When we talk trucks, trains, and even lawn mowers, we talk “horsepower.” While horsepower typically brings to mind the jolt of

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It’s True Love, Can’t You See?

It's True Love, Can't You See?

Love is blind, or so they say…. But true love? It’s got eyes and it sees everything, just ask my hubby Dale. This Valentine’s Day, he covered all of the bases: beautiful flowers, a sweet card, chocolates in a heart-shaped box, and…wait for it…reading glasses! If heading for the corner of CVS to peruse reading glasses for your wifey sounds a pinch unromantic compared to, say, a fluffy teddy bear or swanky candlelit dinner, think again. Monday through Friday, for years, I’ve been staring at not one or two – but three – computer monitors for nine

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Why I’m Giving Away $500 Gift Cards (And How You Can Get One Too!)

Why I'm Giving Away $500 Gift Cards (And How You Can Get One Too!)

As Mary has shared, jobs seekers hungry for success will do anything to create the most eye-catching applications, from providing potential employers with goodie bags to taking to the streets with a handwritten poster and handful of resumes. But it’s not just job seekers who have to be creative, presentable, and polite to snag a great job; if they’re looking to attract the right candidates, employers also have to put in their fair share of work. Indeed, attracting and retaining great talent is often cited as the biggest challenge for many employers. Thanks to our rigorous

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Watch Instant Karma Work Its Magic

Watch Instant Karma Work Its Magic

So, we’ve all had this experience: an inconsiderate driver cuts you off in the parking lot just to steal the space you were waiting for, and then what?  Basically… nothing. As your blood boils and you hold back a stream of cuss words, you tell yourself that *someday* karma will get him for you. Then, you drive on like the mature, not-road-raging adult that you are.  What’s better, though? When karma swoops right in and does its work right in front of you.  For instance, one man who’d just gotten cut off by somebody in the

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Just For The Records

Just For The Records

On a recent trip to Walmart, I was launched down memory lane when I saw a surprising addition to their inventory: vinyl records! I could hardly contain my excitement or nostalgia. As a child, I remember sitting by a huge stereo and listening to music on the record player with my family. My dad played this game with us where he’d put on a mystery record and we had to guess who the artist was. One time, when I was about six years old, I knew the song and the artist’s first name, but for the life

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The Glory Of The GoPro

The Glory Of The GoPro

With a family skiing trip over the Christmas holidays, and my re-entry into the hockey world, I’ve begun to notice one thing popping up all over the place. Or, more specifically, atop lots of heads: the GoPro camera. While there are other wearable camera companies attempting to topple GoPro, GoPro continues to top the list. It’s the Kleenex of wearable tech – and with its branding, it’s no wonder it beats the lowly Yi and TomTom. As GoPro CEO Nick Woodman notes, no one’s going to say “Check out my wild Apple videos!” The GoPro’s got that covered. GoPro got its start

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