Archive for November, 2014


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It may be known as Black Friday, but Nebraska Cornhuskers fans hope to see all red on Friday. The Huskers will visit Kinnick Stadium to face the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Heroes Trophy.

The Hawkeyes won last year, but the Huskers lead the rivalry, 28-13-3.


Ben Caldwell and his wife at the Nebraska-Rutgers game earlier this year.

You may have heard of houses divided, but BAT could be considered a business divided. We have at least five on Nebraska’s side, and two on Iowa’s.

In fact, two of our team members have a friendly bet for the game. If Nebraska wins, Iowa fan Eric Damon has to come to work on Monday dressed in Husker gear. If Iowa wins, Nebraska fan Mike Wajda has to come to work dressed in Hawkeye gear. Eric will be at the game.

“It will be the first time I’ve gone to a game in Kinnick since high school,” he said. “I played college football, and could never go. And then, I started working in restaurants after college and was always so busy.”

At least one of our Nebraska backers isn’t confident.

“I am all for the Huskers, but I am nervous after our performance against Wisconsin,” Katy Wilson said. “I think it is anyone’s game at this point, and Iowa has our number. So, I think the Huskers will win, but not by more than a touchdown.”


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You may have heard that Nov. 15 was Guinness World Record Day. You may have even attempted to break a record on Saturday.

This week, two records were set in the shipping industry with the largest container ship and largest engine ever constructed. To learn more, read Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide’s article, “Newbuilding Sets Two New World Records.”


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On this Veterans Day, we would like to thank all of veterans, especially the three who work at BAT Logistics.

Operations Carrier Manager Anthony Harder served in the Army for just more than nine months in 2010 as a Multichannel Transmission System Operator/Maintainer. He was medically discharged after suffering a back injury.

Sales Account Executive Benjamin Caldwell served in the Army from 2001-2005. He was a 91B, then a 91W Medic with his highest rank earned being a Sergeant E5. His last duty station was managing the Joel SRC.

President/Owner Shawn Rorie served in the Army from 1986-1989. He was on the flight crew on CH-47D Chinook Helicopters at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky.

One way all of us can give back to our veterans is to donate to causes that benefit them and their families. Two of our favorites are Operation Homefront and Fisher House Foundation.

Operation Homefront helps military families with financial assistance, support for wounded veterans and their caregivers, and recognition to show appreciation to military spouses and children.

Fisher House provides housing for families of patients being treated at VA medical centers. The foundation also supports military families with programs that donate frequent flyer miles, provide scholarships and award grants to other military charities.

In 2013, BAT was verified as a Veteran Owned Small Business.

military flags w/ the American flag

Tuesday’s election wasn’t all about Democrats and Republicans. In some states, it was also about transportation.

Transport Topics recapped some of the measures for road funds in its article “Voters split on transportation measures and on how best to pay for roads.”