Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dress for success

As hiring here at ReedTMS continues, there is one thing no one can deny – The way you come dressed for your first interview is important! That being the case, I wanted to share some wardrobe tips for the hiring process that many people may not think about. Remember, first impressions are hard to change, so you want to create a positive first impression!

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  1. Avoid shirts that are torn, worn out, have controversial designs or are just plain sloppy. Save those shirts for the gym. Stick with a plan shirt of a light color. And men: no crazy tie designs! Go with a solid color or one with minimal stripes/dots.
  2. Skip the shorts and Capri pants, long pants are the way to go! Casual shorts can make it look like you’re heading to the park or beach right after your interview.
  3. On that same note, go with closed-toed shoes. Avoid flip-flops or beach-like sandals, especially when combined with unbecoming toes. If you insist in open-toed shoes- invest in a pedicure, please!
  4. No part of your undergarments should be showing at any time. This includes bra straps or camisoles under tops. Men, no undershorts peeking above your waistband.
  5. Women: Think conservative! You should not look in the mirror before your interview and think, “Man, I look sexy!” Cover the cleavage, buy skirt lengths that you don’t have to tug down when you sit or stand, and save the party clothes for the weekend.
  6. An important part of your wardrobe is your cleanliness. Be sure your hair is clean, your breath is good, and you have no body odor. Smokers, in particular, don’t smoke on the way to your interview.
  7. And lastly, SMILE! Confidence is the most important thing to wear to your interview.

 

A train has derailed at the Port of Tampa

Hazmat crews areEP-130729599.jpg&MaxH=337 at the scene of a CSX train that derailed early this morning at the Port of Tampa, causing ethanol to spill on the roadway. The derailment occurred around 1 a.m. and involved 88 cars, including 15 that overturned, police say. Fire crews are on scene containing the spill and working to mitigate the situation. Firefighters are using foam on the spill to reduce the flammability concerns.

Capt. Lonnie Benniefield of Tampa Fire Rescue told News Channel 8 that crews from Atlanta are expected to arrive this afternoon with equipment to bring the rail cars upright – a process that could take 24 hours.

The roadways near the Port of Tampa, are open, but as I drove by the port the morning, I saw the entrance to the Port off Causeway Boulevard is closed. According to Lynn Reese of the Tampa Port Authority, there were no injuries. She added that the port is open to commercial traffic, but delays should be expected in and out of Hookers Point.

The cause of the derailment is still being investigated.Train derails

Adamo Drive motorists face detour next week

5.1.2If you’re a frequent user of Adamo Drive you may have noticed the Railroad tracks going down near 50th street for no reason lately and clogging up traffic. Now, starting Thursday, they will be down permanently for rail work. If you go into or come out of downtown Tampa and use state road 60 to avoid the tolls on the Crosstown, you may want to consider coughing up the extra cash toward the end of this week and next week. Adamo Drive near 50th Street will be closed completely due to work on CSX railroad tracks.

Traffic will be detoured using Orient Road, Seventh (Broadway) Avenue and 50th Street (U.S. 41), the Florida Department of Transportation said. Access to businesses on Adamo, also known as State Road 60, will be maintained.

PBS honors success of Wish Farms

Wishnatzki_PBSPBS TV interviewed Gary Wishnatzki, chief executive officer of Wish Farms, about the history of the family owned business in its fourth generation. Gary Wishnatzki is the grandson of a pushcart street merchant, Harris Wishnatzki, who began the business in the early 1900s. Harris worked with another pushcart peddler, Daniel Nathel, and the business rapidly grew to what is now a $100-million company.

Gary Wishnatzki grew up working in the business, and in 1974 he went to work for the company full-time. In the 1980s the company added berry growing as opposed to just marketing and distributing. Most recently they have expanded their strawberry operation in California, even though they grow four times as many strawberries from their Florida farms.

“That gave us a nucleus of supply that we could count on from year to year,” Gary Wishnatzki said. “We have had several growth spurts over the years; modernizing in the 70s, becoWish-Farms-Logoming growers in the 80s.”

ReedTMS is happy to help the Wish Farms move freight across the US and looks forward to helping them continue to grow and thrive in the years to come.

Click here to see the full interview.

ReedTMS seeking logistics professionals

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We’re Hiring! ReedTMS Logistics is currently looking to fill a few different positions on the operations floor! Do you or a someone you know have a college degree and looking for full time work? If so, send them our way!

ReedTMS hires the best people in every field and empowers all employees the chance to develop and express their individual talents.
Employees are offered a competitive base pay as well as incentive driven bonuses. ReedTMS is a world of possibilities where you’ll find a career that inspires you every day.

We’re recruiting the next generation of leaders looking to launch an exciting career in transportation! Interested candidates should submit their resume to: careers.rts@reedtms.com for consideration.

Visit the Current Openings section of the website for a full description of available positions.

Livestock haulers get waiver from HOS rule changes

livestock haulerMany trucking companies and drivers complained about the change in Hours of Services which went into effect last Monday. One group was given a green light to ignore the new rules.

For now, livestock transporters will not have to comply with the new 30-minute break required by the HOS rule changes due to summer heat, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced. The agency told the National Pork Producers Council last week it would be publishing a waiver next week in the Federal Register.

There were many animal transporters petitioning the rule changes, citing the hot weather in the months of June until September and their fears for the safely of the livestock in prolonged heat. Although a temporary waiver are issued for now, the FMCSA said they plan to develop a permanent exemption for livestock and poultry haulers, too.