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Whitacre named best place to work

October 26th, 2018 Posted by News 0 comments on “Whitacre named best place to work”

Whitacre Logistics is proud to announce we were the recipient of the Toledo Blade’s Top Work Places.  This recognition is based solely on employee feedback.  Whitacre won this award for years 2015, 2016, 2017and 2018

Fall Safety Tips

October 23rd, 2018 Posted by News 0 comments on “Fall Safety Tips”

Stay safe on the road this season with these smart driving tips:

  1. Don’t brake on leaves
    1. Wet leaves can be as slippery as ice. Drive slowly through them and avoid hard braking. Leaves may obscure lane lines and other road markers, so pay attention to the edge of the road and take care to stay in your lane
  2. Avoid sun glare
    1. On and near the autumnal equinox (the first 15 to 45 minutes after sunrise and before sunset can make for more difficult driving due to sun glare. The sun perfectly aligns with east/west roadways during this time. Grab a good pair of sunglasses for the daytime, keep your windshield clean and use north/south streets or streets with tree cover when possible
  3. Use your rain smarts
    1. During fall, many cities see increased rainfall. When it’s raining be sure to maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you, as the wet roads may be more slippery than usual, and you may be at higher risk of hydroplaning
    2. Use your low beams or fog lights (never high beams) in fog conditions
  4. Be careful on bridges
    1. As the temperature begins to drop morning frost can leave icy patches on bridges, overpasses and shaded spots on the road – Slow down
  5. Let your eyes adjust to the light
    1. We lose 1 to 2 minutes of daylight daily after the autumnal equinox according to the National Weather Service. After leaving home or the office and before hitting the gas pedal give your eyes time to adjust to the dark
      1. It takes between 2 and 5 minutes to adjust
    2. Watch out for deer.
      1. Autumn marks the beginning of deer breeding season and they will be more active in areas near the road. Deer are most active during sunset and sunrise so be vigilant when driving near the woods and near deer crossing signs
    3. Make sure your vehicle is up to the task. This means you should:
      1. Check your tire pressure. Tires lose 1 to 2 pounds of pressure for every 10-degree temperature drop
      2. Replace your windshield wipers. A really clean window can help you see when there’s glare
      3. Adjust your headlights. If your headlights seem too dim, ask your mechanic to make sure they’re aligned properly

5 SAFETY TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL DRIVERS

July 28th, 2017 Posted by News 0 comments on “5 SAFETY TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL DRIVERS”

1. To create a “Culture” of safety it must become part of every action you take

o Being safe is not an ON/OFF switch, it must be part of your great habits
 -Culture defines who you are, and not what you do

2. Slow down and do it right

o Doing it right will not add time to your day
 -Pre-trips cannot be emphasized enough

3. Plan your work, Then work your plan

4. You are a professional truck driver and are held to a higher standard

o Be aware of your surroundings
o Make sure you are always checking all “6” sides of your trailer
 -Check the top and bottom of the trailer
o Maintain steady, safe speeds and following distances

5. Remember the SMITH System principles – (All good kids like milk)

o Aim high in steering
o Get the big picture
o Keep your eyes moving
o Leave yourself an out
o Make sure they see you (make eye contact, lights on, etc.)

New Location in Saint Louis, Missouri!

June 30th, 2017 Posted by News 0 comments on “New Location in Saint Louis, Missouri!”

Our new Saint Louis Terminal will serve the BNSF, UP, CSX, and NS.

Contact Jim and Darin Wilcox for further information at (618) 398-1058 or stlops@whitacrelogistics.com.

 

 

Whitacre ranked in top 5,000 growth companies

January 3rd, 2017 Posted by News 0 comments on “Whitacre ranked in top 5,000 growth companies”

We are proud to be named as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by Inc 5,000.   Our growth is fueled by our customers and we strive everyday to provide the best possible service.

Read more about our inclusion in the list at the Toledo Blade.

New location in Chicago area!

December 11th, 2015 Posted by News 0 comments on “New location in Chicago area!”

Our newest location in Rockdale, IL services the International market at  UP-Global4 and BNSF LPC ramps.  Contact Bob Andracki today at   815-729-0610

JB HUNT’S CARRIER OF THE YEAR

August 16th, 2015 Posted by News 0 comments on “JB HUNT’S CARRIER OF THE YEAR”

Congratulations to Whitacre Logistics for being named JB Hunt’s Carrier of the Year for 2016! We applaud the dedication, hard work, and teamwork from all of our drivers and employees.

 

New location in Lapeer Michigan!

June 18th, 2015 Posted by News 0 comments on “New location in Lapeer Michigan!”

Lapeer3Whitacre Logistics is proud to announce our new location in Lapeer, Michigan! This new terminal has a truckload operation covering the midwest area, NC, PA and also Ontario. In addition to our fleet we also offer warehousing and cross dock services.

New Location in Indianapolis

October 23rd, 2013 Posted by News 0 comments on “New Location in Indianapolis”

Indianapolis

Whitacre Logistics has opened a new operating center in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Our new terminal will service the Indiana, Kentucky and Southern Ohio market.  Drayage service is available for both domestic and international shipments.

INC Magazine

October 23rd, 2013 Posted by News 0 comments on “INC Magazine”

Whitacre Logistics has recently placed at #235 on Inc. Magazine’s list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States for 2013.