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Safety and Comfort Top the List for RTS Lines’ New Tractors

CINCINNATI, OH, January 23, 2020 –New year, new trucks? RTS Lines, sister company of the Georgetown-based logistics company Reliable Transportation Solutions (RTS), boasts a fleet of ten new tractors that will get their first full year of use in 2020. RTS Lines acquired these new tractors to better serve drivers’ and customers’ needs. In addition to that glossy sheen and new car smell everyone loves, the tractors also include new [...]

Safety and Comfort Top the List for RTS Lines’ New Tractors2020-01-27T10:27:33-05:00

How Can I Make Sure My Load is on Track?

How many times in your life have you wished you could be in two places at once? We’re willing to bet one of those times was when your shipment didn’t go as planned and you wished you could be there in person to resolve the issue. While we don’t have the secret to being in two places at once, we do utilize several effective third-party tracking solutions to make you [...]

How Can I Make Sure My Load is on Track?2020-01-03T13:34:08-05:00

How You Can Decrease Detention Time

What is detention? Detention is when a carrier is detained—hence the name “detention”—at a shipper’s or receiver’s while they are waiting to be loaded or unloaded. After a certain amount of time (usually after two hours), the carrier will request a detention fee for the delay. So obviously, it’s something you want to avoid in order to save money. How can you minimize the amount of detention in your supply [...]

How You Can Decrease Detention Time2020-01-06T09:47:25-05:00

The Process of Filing a Freight Claim

It’s everyone in the industry’s nightmare: the back of the truck opens, and product is squashed, tipped, or short. And yet, it’s a nightmare that can’t always be prevented (unlike those dreams you have of falling off the side of a cliff. Just don’t walk that close to the edge in real life). Freight damage happens, and when it does, you need to be prepared. You need to know how [...]

The Process of Filing a Freight Claim2020-01-03T13:58:51-05:00

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…An Offer Letter

The Talent Acquisition team at RTS is consistently driving to provide our applicants and candidates a world-class recruitment and hiring experience.  Here’s an overview of what you can expect on your journey from applicant to associate. Step 1: Application Process – 5 minutes Yes, you heard that right….it takes about five minutes to apply for a job with us.  Go find the job you want to apply for online (we’re [...]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…An Offer Letter2020-01-03T15:40:22-05:00

Getting Paid the Way You Want: RTS Payment Options

No matter who you are—a 12-year-old paperboy or a trucking company with 50 power units---you’ve thought about the best way to get paid for your services. But sometimes the answer isn’t so clear. So let’s find out the advantages and disadvantages of each of the four payment options we at RTS offer. What’s behind Door #1? 3% 2-Day Quickpay ACH! This is ideal if you want speed and lower prices. [...]

Getting Paid the Way You Want: RTS Payment Options2020-01-03T15:42:07-05:00

Why Was I Billed for This?: Five of the Most Common Accessorial Charges

Have you ever noticed that adulthood is just a constant loop of you asking yourself, “Where did my money go?” No? Still, if you notice some extra charges on your freight invoice, you’re going to want to know why. An accessorial charge may be added to your bill for services that go beyond normal pickup and delivery. Here are five of the most common accessorial charges you might face. [...]

Why Was I Billed for This?: Five of the Most Common Accessorial Charges2020-01-07T13:41:16-05:00

Songs to Keep You Awake on the Road

by Alana Gale “Shine,” by Bishop Gunn. Chosen by: Jackson Eagan, AET. Jackson actually tells you everything you need to know about this jam: “This is one of my favorite songs. It talks about where you’ve been, and where you’re heading to, and how once you get where you want to be, you’ll look back on things a little wiser and you’ll have a story to tell.” [...]

Songs to Keep You Awake on the Road2020-01-03T15:53:16-05:00

How to Show Your Drivers You Appreciate Them This Week (and always!)

by Alana Gale It’s important to tell your truck drivers that you appreciate them (that’s why we’ve been spotlighting a few of our great drivers this week), but as Ben Franklin once said (and as our very own Ben, the COO, often quotes), “Well done is better than well said.” So here are a couple of ways you can show your drivers that you appreciate them: Prioritize their safety. Asking [...]

How to Show Your Drivers You Appreciate Them This Week (and always!)2020-01-03T15:52:15-05:00

Don’t Drive Away Your Good Health: Tips for Staying Healthy as a Truck Driver

by Alana Gale Seeing as it’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and we at RTS are so grateful for all the loads you drivers have helped us get done, we wanted to load you up with information on how to stay healthy in the transportation industry. Yeah, yeah, we know--we’re not the first people to give you advice on this (and we probably won’t be the last). But working with [...]

Don’t Drive Away Your Good Health: Tips for Staying Healthy as a Truck Driver2020-01-06T10:23:26-05:00