Archive for February, 2014

Cindy Moreno shows off her medal.

This weekend, BAT Director of Sales Cindy Moreno donned a crown and pink tutu to run in the Disney Princess Half Marathon at Disney World in Florida. It was her first time running in a half marathon, and she finished 14,772 out of 19,000 runners.

For those who don’t know, a half marathon is 13.1 miles. She finished it in 3 hours and 29 minutes. Since it was her first time, her goal was to finish and not be the last one across the finish line.

“It was hard work, but so much fun at the same time,” Moreno said. “I will be doing this again, and my goal next time will be to finish under three hours.”

For more information about the event, visit the Run Disney website.

Earlier this week, President Obama announced plans to improve the fuel efficiency of trucks. He told the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to propose the new regulations by March 2015.

The White House has released a fact sheet with details on the announcement. Truckinginfo.com has article explaining the announcement and what is already on the way, including reactions from the trucking industry.

BAT Logistics, one of the fastest growing 3PL providers of transportation services, was verified as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) by the Department of Veterans Affairs this month. Some companies have freight set aside for veteran-owned businesses to handle. The designation makes BAT eligible for that cargo. The Center for Veterans Enterprise provides a database of businesses verified as a VOSB on its website. BAT President and Owner Shawn Rorie was an Army Flight Engineer on Chinook helicopters from 1986-1989.

There are some bright spots besides the reflection of light off the tons of snow we’ve seen this year– intermodal traffic has been growing over last year’s numbers, with a year-to-date increase of 1.1 percent, according to the American Association of Railroads.

The report, ending Feb. 8, showed the commodity with the highest increase was farm and food products, followed by grain.
For more information, read the AAR’s report.

Every four years, the Winter Olympics inspires the young- at least for a month- to train for a winter sport. Sometimes, though, even adults have dreams of standing on a podium as the National Anthem plays. So, if we could, which sports would some of our BAT team members compete in?

Steve Coenen: I have been an avid curler for about 8 years now. Haven’t made it to the Olympics yet, but it is a dream! I’ve got a few kinks to work out, but I will make it. I know I will.

Krysten Parrish: Skiing. I have only been skiing a few times in my life and I loved the rush it gave me. But I’m also an adrenaline junkie.

Steve Barnes: This isn’t close. Who wouldn’t want to be on a bobsled team? First of all, John Candy is a coach. And Doug E. Doug is awesome. Whatever happened to Doug E. Doug…

Cindy Moreno: I wish I could compete in downhill skiing, I love skiing and the thrill of going that fast and still being in control is exciting.