Saluting Spokane's Two-Million Mile Drivers
Driving 2 million miles is the equivalent of more than eight trips to the moon, or about 80 trips around the Earth's equator.
Typically, it takes a driver more than 20 years to accomplish the feat.
Congratulations to Spokane's two-million mile drivers!
- Richard Lashaw
- Michael McGill
- Kenneth Reiber
- David Tooke
- Scott Peery
While college basketball may be heating up on the courts, it's still plenty cold outside.
Reddaway Freeze Protection service remains available on all direct-service points with pickups Monday through Thursday.
To find out more, call 1-888-420-8960, or go online to complete the customer information form.
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Rewards members enjoy special savings when they ship more with Reddaway.
To learn about Reddaway Rewards, talk with your Reddaway account manager today.
With a single point of contact and single invoice, our Hawaii service includes pickup at origin, drayage to the Port of Long Beach, trans-ocean transportation, final delivery and everything in between.
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What's New at Reddaway
Retailers get ready for spring
Information released in February by the Commerce Department reveals that retailers overall are maintaining a low inventory-to-sales ratio, even in the face of improving economic conditions. Analysts generally think that the ratio is too low, and future inventory rebuilding activity will occur in late Q1 and early Q2.
As retailers build up inventory, and transportation capacity tightens, Reddaway can help ensure your shelves are stocked when spring weather brings shoppers out.
The Reddaway Multi-Day Window service is the only complete Must-Arrive-by-Date (MABD) solution in the industry with precise delivery throughout our Western U.S. regional footprint. Multi-Day Window service gives you the flexibility to deliver shipments whenever your retail customers require them. By controlling when your products are delivered, you reduce costly chargebacks or non-compliance fees and improve your scorecard performance.
We also offer multiple options for Guaranteed PrecisionTM, including Guaranteed Delivery before 9 a.m., before noon, and before 3:30 p.m., in addition to single-hour, multi-hour and multi-day delivery windows.
Smart supply chains need transportation they can rely on. Call Reddaway at 1-888-420-8960 or go online to schedule service that delivers confidence.
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Next-day service is our priority
Next-day LTL shipping is nothing new for Reddaway. Our network, systems and equipment are built to meet the speed of next-day deliveries.
And because next-day service is our primary focus, our people know how to do it well.
Our seasoned sales team and customer service representatives understand what it takes to keep next-day shipments moving and can provide insights on ways we can work together to meet your objectives.
Our decisions regarding the location and layout of our service centers, and the professionals who drive our equipment and work on our docks all share the same goal: move shipments quickly.
Even our online tools reinforce our commitment to next-day service.
When scheduling online, you'll find the question frequently is not whether you want next-day service, but what time the next day you want the shipment to arrive. Beyond standard next-day delivery, Reddaway offers several options for guaranteed and expedited deliveries, including Guaranteed before 9 a.m., before noon, and before 3:30 p.m., and hour- or day-specific Window Delivery service.
The mobile device technology our drivers use keeps information moving at the same speed as your shipment and enables status updates and automatic delivery notifications.
For more than 90 years, the singular focus of Reddaway has been next-day service. See the difference Reddaway can make to your transportation activities.
Call us at 1-888-420-8960 or go online to add the strength of Reddaway to your supply chain.
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U.S. wholesale prices move up
Labor Department figures released in February show the producer price index up 0.8 percent and the "core measure," which excludes volatile food and energy costs, was up 0.5 percent, the largest increase since October 2008.
Consumer Confidence Index jumps to 70.4 in February
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index moved from 64.8 in January to 70.4 in February, hitting a three-year high. According to Lynn Franco, director of the board's Consumer Research Center, there is "growing optimism about the short-term future."
She also said, "Looking ahead, consumers are more positive about the economy and their income prospects, but feel somewhat mixed about employment conditions."
GDP annual growth rate slows
Commerce Department information released in February shows the U.S. annual economic growth didn't reach the initial estimate of 3.2 percent. State and local governments cut spending much deeper than anticipated, which contributed to the lower growth rate.
Despite the lower-than-expected pace for 2010, the annual rate of growth was 2.8 percent, the most in five years.
Canada trade deficit up
In its Feb. 11 report, the U.S. Census Bureau reported the Canada trade deficit for goods increased from $21.6 billion in 2009 to $27.7 billion in 2010.
Exports increased $44.2 billion, primarily in automobiles, parts and accessories, while imports increased $50.2 billion, primarily in passenger cars and crude oil.
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Tips to Make Your
Helpful facts when scheduling a shipment
Advance information about your shipments helps Reddaway support your need for transportation speed and precision. It ensures we have the correct equipment with sufficient capacity at your dock when your shipment is available for pickup.
This is particularly critical when shipping food items, which must be transported under conditions that protect them from possible contamination or exposure to poisons.
Now, when you schedule a pickup using reddawayregional.com, recent enhancements to the site let you notify us that you're shipping food or poisons. That way, you can avoid possible delays, knowing that the trailer that reaches your dock will not contain other products which could compromise your shipment.
Regardless of what you're shipping, advance notice always helps us deliver an exceptional customer experience. Whether you use our online tools or phone or fax us to schedule a pickup, the following information in advance helps us prepare for your shipment:
- Time of day when shipment will be available for pickup
- Time of day when you close or stop shipping
- Exact piece count for skids, cartons, drums, totes, etc.
- Weight and destination ZIP code for each individual shipment
To schedule a shipment, visit reddawayregional.com or call us at 1-888-420-8960.
Delivering an exceptional customer experience
"An exceptional customer experience gets down to personal commitment," says Doug Schuster, divisional vice president for the Reddaway Southern Division. "It doesn't matter what you do, nothing supersedes an individual's commitment to his or her job."
Judging from company performance during a highly competitive and economically sluggish period, Reddaway employees live this commitment daily.
"With all the pressure brought to bear, Reddaway still scores high marks with our loyal customer base," Doug says, adding, "On a daily basis you'll find numerous examples of what other transportation providers call 'above and beyond' service,' but at Reddaway we consider standard procedures."
Doug is responsible for operations in an area that reaches from Fresno to Flagstaff, and Tucson to San Diego.. That means ensuring hundreds of people and hundreds of pieces of equipment are all in place and focused on delivering great customer service to hundreds of customers.
With more than 35 years in the industry, eight at Reddaway, Doug understands the day-to-day pressures, but also knows what you do today can add long-term value. "Working with our people is what I enjoy the most . . . mentoring, coaching, and assisting them so that they grow as individuals, and Reddaway continues to excel in the industry. On our team, everybody contributes, everybody sees the value of their contributions, and everybody shares in the sense of accomplishment."
Doug is just one example of the people and service that keep customers coming back to Reddaway.
Experience Reddaway service for yourself: To schedule your next shipment, go to reddawayregional.com or call our Customer Care Group at 1-888-420-8960.
|And now, a word from one of our customers . . .
"I'm an individual, not a business, and I was unprepared for the logistics of getting a 1,100-pound machine from the truck, across a gravel driveway and over a 4" threshold into the building. Ted [Marthaler] could have just left the monster machine at the end of the driveway, and I'm sure that's all he was required to do. But he saw that I was by myself, so he helped me get it all the way inside the building.
"We worked together, and he showed me how to move it safely, even though we were both exhausted when it was done. He showed considerable expertise with the truck and pallet jack. And more than that, he seemed genuinely happy to be helping . . . I did not expect this level of customer service, and I really appreciate it. Given a choice, I will choose Reddaway again, knowing that people like Ted are employed there."
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A Place Reddaway Calls Home
Just 40 miles from the Spokane International Airport, Coeur d'Alene draws many to the region. Its rich history dates back to the days of French fur traders and Native Americans. Today, it's better known for the beauty of its lake, surrounding hills and fine resorts, earning it the title of Wedding Capital of the Pacific Northwest.
Despite all the area's beauty and romance, for more than 200,000 basketball players and their fans, the real action is found at Spokane's Hoopfest!
Hoopfest is the world's largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament. More than 6,700 teams compete on 428 courts spanning 40 downtown city blocks. College superstars, moms and dads, and their sons and daughters all compete for the title of Hoopfest Champion. As if there could possibly be more to life than basketball, Hoopfest also features concerts, shopping, food, and interactive entertainments. But why just read about Hoopfest? Team registration is now open for the June 25–26 event!
Reddaway has called Spokane home since the late 1980s. Today, Reddaway operates a 61-dock door service center and is the network's gateway for deliveries destined for Central and Eastern Canada.
"We also offer extensive next-day service throughout the northern part of the region," says Spokane Service Center Manager Stan Haynes, adding that its next-day lanes reach 500+ miles. "And our local pickup and delivery area is huge. We go about 110 miles south to Lewiston and about that same distance north into Southern British Columbia."
"We have a great team here, with very little turnover," Stan adds. "Nineteen of our drivers have achieved the safety milestone of 1 million miles without a preventable accident, and five drivers have reached the 2-million mile marker. That's more than any other service center in the Reddaway network, and a reflection on the tenure and safe driving skills of our team in a part of the country known for mountains and winter conditions." Stan also praises the Spokane maintenance shop which keeps equipment safe and operational for several Reddaway service centers in the north-central section of the network.
For more information on our Spokane service or to schedule a shipment, talk with a Customer Care representative at 1-888-420-8960 or go online to reddawayregional.com.
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