EventMover, Inc. has our eye on hurricane Sandy! As a transportation broker with freight and vehicles on the way to the East Coast, we have taken extreme caution to protect our drivers and our clients’ valuable freight by holding vehicles at bay until storm situations allow us to proceed. With up to the minute communication with our drivers, EventMover operations personnel
We’re holding our annual Summit meeting this week. Looking at the fantastic team around the table, we’ve reconfirmed that we’re on the right track for sustainability and managed growth. Besides me, our team includes Jim Chretien, VP, Michael Harrell, Director of Client Services, David Chavez, Operations Manager, Jessica Gonzalez, Operations Assistant, Heidi Schweitzer, Marketing, Roxanne Hickman, Administration, and our extended team members –
Founder and President Lisa Michele Chretien is just back from an exciting week at the WBENC conference in Baltimore. The networking was brilliant, creating powerful connections with corporate supplier diversity managers and procurement officers as well as fellow women business owners, and the numerous workshops were inspiring, motivational and educational. The power of women in business is incredibly empowering. If you’re
Beware of discounts for trade show shipments. Discount services often result in your exhibit property not making it to the show on time due to delayed pick-ups or deliveries. Properties for trade shows must arrive on a specific date and time. If your scheduled move-in date is not met, your first penalty will likely be an additional charge by the drayage contractor. And
I just read a ditty written by Walter Weart of Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), an association that I recently joined.
I was alarmed to learn that the average 2011 turnover rate for long distance truck drivers, specifically in large fleets, is 81%. That means that over 8 in 10 professional long haul truck drivers have either thrown in the towel due to high
In the transportation industry, season and location equal money. For example, during the summer months, it’s difficult and costly to buy transportation in the Southern states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee due to the high demand for produce transportation. During the winter months, buying equipment for a reasonable rate in these states is not a problem. The winter months are problematic in
EventMover did by moving a exclusive, branded wrapped trailer containing the Nissan Leaf, Nissan’s first vehicle without a tailpipe, to reveal in the US. This was an exciting journey with many client changes along the way, but we kept up, helping to ensure a successful introduction of the Nissan Leaf nationwide. Read more about our part in the tour at www.eventmover.com…emission-leaf-concept-vehicle/.
Jim & Michael spent Monday at the Chicago Auto Show at the importers facility receiving and being trained on a never-before-seen Nissan concept vehicle. And by concept we mean no brakes, no steering, and the vehicle cannot be touched. EventMover has to move the vehicle to the show and into the show. In addition to that particular vehicle, we’re unloading a second
By Michael Harrell
As we launch our blog, and in the spirit of the season, we’d like to take a moment to give thanks to one of the most underappreciated groups of professionals in the transportation industry. Far too often, the men and women who make shipments happen go unnoticed. Truck drivers spend most days on the open road and seldom have an opportunity