Archive for September, 2012

Every office has at least one person with a desk area decorated with toys. BAT’s person with the most unique toys is Joe Kier from our National Accounts team. He has Gogo’s, small collectible characters that can be played with like marbles or jacks.

According to Gogo’s website, the toys are based on games children in ancient Greece used to play using sheep knuckle bones. We at BAT are certainly happy the toys are interesting characters and not sheep bones…

Don’t forget to join us next Friday as we take you on another dive into our BAT cave.

Before the weekend begins, we thought you’d like to take a dive into our BAT cave and learn a little more about our team.

Our Director of Sales, Cindy Moreno, treasures the pallet of sticky notes on her desk. Just looking at all the notes sticking to papers (and on top of other notes!) on her wall show how much she uses them.

“If I didn’t have my sticky notes, I would be lost,” Cindy said.

Check back next week to learn about someone else on our team…


COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa- Recently, BAT Logistics, one of the fastest growing 3PL providers of transportation services, added seven new people to its team and moved to a larger headquarters to accommodate company’s growth. In addition, a National Accounts team was added, and a Military Accounts team is forming.

BAT hired Maureen Shea and Joel Staley to the East Region Dispatch team, Marissa Rodriguez and Lacey Carlson to the West Region Dispatch team, Joe Kier to the National Accounts team and Ralph Blanks,Donnie Craig and Krysten Parrish to the Central Region Dispatch team.

“Our old office was at 95 percent capacity, which only took us three and a half years to hit,” said Jarrod Marinello, co-owner and executive vice president of BAT Logistics. “We had planned for it to take us five years, so this is a good thing.”

The new space, at 20 Arena Way, Suite 2, is 5600 square feet and holds 50 people. It is double the size of the previous office. BAT moved to the new location in late August.

“Everyone loves the new location,” Marinello said. “Our old office was in Papillion, Neb. in more of a suburban area, while the new office is right off a major interstate right inside Council Bluffs.”

The new National Accounts team is managed by Ashley Jankowski, who formerly worked on the East Region team. Military freight has been a big growth area for BAT over the last quarter, and the team to handle Military Accounts is lead by Liz Staley, BAT’s operations manager.

Each region’s team increased its personnel to stay ahead of demand. BAT has had a record percent growth this year.

About BAT Logistics
Backhaul and Track Logistics d/b/a BAT Logistics provides transportation solutions to the shipping community. Our core strength is full truck load services in dry, refrigerated, and rail commodities. Our services are executed using key national carriers with a focus on small to medium sized carriers. We operate in headhaul and backhaul lanes both regionally and cross-country. We also utilize door-to-door rail services that cover the entire nation. Our industry knowledge and experience using rail transportation gives us a clear and distinct advantage over the competition.

Phone – 4028858100
Fax – 4028858101
20 Arena Way, Suite 2
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Over the past week, you may have noticed BAT Logistics getting a little more social on the web. Our Facebook page got a little face lift, and we added Twitter and Google+ accounts to our social media.

But, we’re not stopping there.

Our blogs from now on will be restructured into four categories, each with the following headers:

  • Press Release – We have always posted press releases here among other blog posts, but now it will be easier for the media to identify them.

  • In the Media – When BAT appears in media, we’ll let you know where with a link to the source.

  • Echo – Bats use echoes, the repeating of sound as it bounces off a surface, to see. We can only see our future by keeping up with industry news and supporting our clients.  Extended family news will now be “echoed” in our blogs.

  • Spelunking – Spelunking is the exploration of caves, making it the perfect header for blogs that let you explore our cave and the people who work inside it.

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