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All of us at BAT Logistics wish all of you happiness and health in 2013.

 
 
In 2012, BAT saw its biggest month ever, was able to expand its staff and moved its headquarters as a result of the growth. BAT was also able to help others by giving to Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Fisher House Foundation and Operation Homefront. By the end of the year, BAT joined the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.

We cannot wait to see what 2013 brings us, and we would like to you to hang around for the ride.

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Maleah Miller proudly holds her symbolic check as
Vice Principal Clyde Brawell looks on.

CONYERS, Ga.– BAT Logistics, one of the fastest growing 3PL providers of transportation services, awarded the winners of the Transportation Art Contest at Sims Elementary School in Conyers, Ga. The seven students were announced and awarded their Visa gift card prizes during a ceremony at the school today, Dec. 17.

For the Pre-K to First Grade category, Yesenia Cheban won first place, Maleah Miller won second place and Christina Luong won third. Jaelyn Miller was the sole winner in the Second to Third Grade category. In the Fourth to Fifth Grade category, Tony Silva won first place, Max Thomas won second place and Janie Carroll won third place.

First place winners all won $75 gift cards, second place won $40 and third place won $20 so that they each could purchase their very own new mode of transportation. In addition to the gift cards (and large symbolic checks!) the students received at the ceremony, their artwork will be posted on BAT’s Facebook page throughout the week for all to admire.

In art class starting in mid-November, students were asked to draw and color a mode of transportation. The entries were judged in three grade groupings: Pre-K/Kindergarten/First, Second/Third and Fourth/Fifth.

The contest did not cost the school, students or community anything. BAT even provided the art classes with paper and markers for the contest. Last year was the first year of the contest.

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.

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batgroup@batlogistics.com
Phone – 4028858100
Fax – 4028858101
20 Arena Way, Suite 2
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

www.batlogistics.com

The news coming from Connecticut today is heartbreaking. We are deeply saddened by the loss of so many lives, a majority of which were young children, according to reports. Those of us with children will hug them a little longer and tighter tonight.

Whether you want them to or not, it’s possible your child could find out something about today’s events. Sesame Street shared these PSAs today to help parents and children deal with what they are seeing and hearing.

Also, this can be a hard time of year for many people for different reasons. While we do not yet know the cause of today’s events, it can be a good reminder to check on family and friends who may need some extra emotional support. Many times, cries for help go ignored. Be there and provide the support needed.

For more information on what happened, visit NonparielOnline.com.

The Labor Department released its monthly jobs report Friday showing the trucking industry continuing to add jobs. According to the report, 2,500 of 146,000 jobs added in November were in trucking. Unemployment dropped to 7.7 percent.

As of November, the trucking industry has added 35,700 jobs this year.

To read the Associated Press article as seen in The Trucker, click here.

Earlier today, we shared on our Facebook page an infographic from our friends at CSX. The graphic states that one intermodal train can carry the load of 280 trucks.

That’s a lot of trucks. But, we already knew that little fact.

We love trains year-round, but trains seem to be quite popular with everyone else during the holidays. They chug around Christmas trees, star in popular holiday tales, are given as gifts to children and even host wintry rides featuring a big guy in red.

Trains are also transporting the popular items families want to give and get this season.

To learn about the history of trains, visit CSX’s Always Moving app on Facebook.

We at BAT Logistics hope everyone enjoyed time with their families and had a happy Thanksgiving. This is the season of giving, and our company is fortunate to be able to make donations to two charities this year- Fisher House Foundation and Operation Homefront.

The Fisher House Foundation provides a home away from home for families of our military men and women who are hospitalized. Homes are built on the grounds of every major military and Veteran’s Affairs hospitals so families can be near their loved one- free of charge- and provide support. The program originated in 1990 and has provided more than four million days of lodging.

Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance (like counseling and recovery support) to military families. Financial assistance to paid directly lenders, mechanics, contractors, hospitals– where the family owes money. The organization was created in 2002 and has provided more than $128 million dollars of funding to help military families.

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa- BAT Logistics, one of the fastest growing 3PL providers of transportation services, is now a member of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL).

According to the society’s website, ASTL is “the premier professional organization for transportation and logistics professionals.” ASTL provides certification programs and its mission is to continue education of logistics and transportation professionals.

The ASTL was founded in 1946.

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.

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batgroup@batlogistics.com
Phone – 4028858100
Fax – 4028858101
20 Arena Way, Suite 2
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
www.batlogistics.com

Many businesses sent out emails last week letting customers know that order delivery could be delayed due to the storm affecting the Northeast. Behind the scenes, freight shipments were also delayed.

As of Nov. 1, CSX Transportation reopened all of its intermodal terminals and started train service in the areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. However, they still expect a 72 delay on freight traffic, due to congestion in the Northeast region.

Anyone affected is thanked for their patience in this unique situation.

Superstorm Sandy left a trail of destruction along the Northeast, especially on the Jersey Shore, Staten Island, New York City and Connecticut. There are still power outages and trees crushing homes as far away as Pennsylvania, West Virgina and Ohio.

There are no words to describe how we at BAT Logistics feel for those who lost everything in this massive storm.

Anyone who wishes to help should do so through the American Red Cross. To contribute funds, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
 
Already, Dollar General has stepped forward by making a $50,000 to the American Red Cross. They are also providing opportunities for customers to make donations.

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ATLANTA, Ga.– BAT Logistics, one of the fastest growing 3PL providers of transportation services, is excited to announce it will once again sponsor the Transportation Art Contest at Sims Elementary School in Conyers, Ga.

“BAT wants to give back to the children and be a partner with the public school systems and this is a great way for us to do that,” said BAT’s Sales and Marketing Director Cindy Moreno, who is organizing the contest for the company. “Last year, the kids were very excited and that makes it all worthwhile. We look forward to the contest this year and the years to come.”

In art class starting in mid-November, students will be asked to draw and color a mode of transportation. The entries will be judged in three grade groupings: Pre-K/Kindergarten/First, Second/Third and Fourth/Fifth.

Students selected to have the best entries will win modes of transportation- a bike for first place, scooter or skateboard for second and a rolling skating gift card for third- awarded just in time for their winter break from school.

The contest does not cost the school, students or community anything. BAT is even providing the art classes with paper and markers for the contest. Last year was the first year of the contest.

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.

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batgroup@batlogistics.com
Phone – 4028858100
Fax – 4028858101
20 Arena Way, Suite 2
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

www.batlogistics.com