Photo: Rdikeman at the English Language Wikipedia. Happy Black History Month! In this period of reflection, we’re fortunate not to have to travel far to learn about an important part of our country’s past. The John Rankin House, described on Ohiohistory.org as one of the most active Underground Railroad “stations” in the state, was the home of the abolitionist and minister John Rankin, and is just under 20 [...]
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Photo: United States Department of Agriculture We at RTS arrange for the transportation of many goods every single day, and among those goods are often items that require refrigeration. Thankfully, with the correct equipment and plenty of diligence, we’re able to make sure that these goods are kept at the right temperature throughout their journey—no matter how many miles they have to go. But where did that equipment [...]
February in Ohio is often cold and gray—perfect weather for staying indoors and reading. Which is why CEO Lucas Brown and COO Ben Bird wanted to recommend a few of their favorite professional development books to get you through this chilly, dismal month. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Dr. Carol S. Dweck. This pick is actually around five years old now, but age has not diminished its impact. [...]
When the weather gets colder, most people—with perhaps the exception of rebellious teens who think coats are lame—bundle up for winter temperatures. And, like us, our trucks also need specific winter protection. Thanks to Becky, our Fleet Operations Manager for RTS Lines, we were able to learn exactly how our trucks are readied for winter weather. First, each driver is asked to check the coolant system. It’s important to ensure [...]
We all know 2020 brought a lot of change, and a lot of it was for the worse. But one of the bright spots of the year for our Account Executive Tyler Hildebrand was starring in a podcast episode that landed on FreightWaves Top Podcast Episodes for Freight Sales in 2020. In the episode, Tyler got a chance to talk about his innovative methods for gaining prospective customers’ attention. Tyler [...]
As much as we may sometimes wish, paperwork cannot be avoided. But, submitting it can be made as easy as possible—which is exactly what we’ve just done at RTS. Our new paperwork submission web app allows you to submit paperwork without downloading a special app, without having to pass documents between driver, dispatcher, and billing, and without having to scan anything in. When our Development Team sat down to design [...]
Due to an accident between two semis on Wednesday morning, the Brent Spence Bridge connecting downtown Cincinnati with Covington, Kentucky is closed in both directions. As Cameron Knight, Jeanne Houck, and Madeline Mitchell of The Cincinnati Enquirer explained, the accident, in which a truck carrying potassium hydroxide collided with a jackknifed truck, caused a fire that lasted for two hours and burned as hot as 1,500 degrees. The fire resulted [...]
It’s a very difficult time to be an essential worker—which is why we have an even greater appreciation for truckers than ever before. But at least, if you’re going to have to be traveling across the country for your job anyway, you might as well see a few tourist spots while no one else can. Here are some great sights that’ll be minus the crowds this year! [...]
Although sitting behind the wheel all day does give you the opportunity to admire long stretches of stunning landscapes, it doesn’t really allow you to get in any stretches of your own. But being in the same position for extended periods of time can be bad for both your muscles and your posture, so it’s important that you stretch out after your long haul. Fortunately, trainer John Pimenidis of [...]