Archive for October, 2015

BatmanBatman costumes are popular choices on the National Retail Federation‘s Halloween survey each year. There are plenty of choices, too, since each time a different actor takes on the role, he has a different costume, and a different take on the role to go along with the look.

Even though the list of Batman actors includes Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Kevin Conroy, Christian Bale, Will Arnett and Ben Affleck, the team at BAT Logistics has their own opinion of who is the best man in the costume.

Mike Wajda, an account manager at BAT, was the overwhelming favorite.

(In case you are wondering, Michael Keaton was the only other person mentioned!)

Great Scott!

justin peffer It’s Oct. 21, 2015, the day Marty McFly travels from 1985 to the future. And, while we still have lawyers and don’t have flying cars, we do have a Marty.

Justin Peffer is the Marty McFly of our office. In fact, one of his most-used phrases is, “Jesus, George, it was a wonder I was even born.”

Plus, he knows history very well- it’s almost as if he’s lived it. Sometimes, it even seems possible he’s taken a peek at a future sports almanac…

There are also a few rumors about him- he’s allegedly building a hoverboard in his basement, has “borrowed” sports equipment from children, and was bullied by a guy named Biff in high school. Allegedly.

This is heavy.

On-Highway_Diesel_Fuel_Prices (4)Diesel fuel prices are $2.556 per gallon, six cents higher than last week’s prices, according to the Energy Information Administration. This is also eight cents higher than prices were two weeks ago, when prices were the lowest of the year at $2.476.

The prices are still more than a dollar less than the prices were a year ago this week.

For more information, visit the EIA’s website.

Friday started with the BAT Games at The Escape Omaha, and ended with the Fall Family Outing at Shady Lane Ranch.

Everyone was randomly placed on one of three teams, and had to work together to solve puzzles to get out of a room. Thanks to getting the Forgotten Outpost Room, none of the teams were able to complete the challenge in time.

“It was tough and only has a 38 percent escape rate,” General Manager Ashley Jankowski said.

“My team was all over the solutions to getting out,” said Ralph Blank, who was on Team 1.  “We are pretty sure that that we nailed the chess moves and that The Escape had them wrong.  Our team had to be the closest to getting out and should have won this competition.”

The BAT office then closed early, met up with our families, and headed to the ranch for a hay ride, dinner and bonfire.

“The best time would have to be staring up at the stars with the whole BAT crew while the kids rolled down the giant hill,” said Mike Wajda, an account manager.

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