What is a company’s responsibility when it comes to work life balance?

Work Life Balance

I have spent many years in recruiting and I have often been questioned about Blue Ribbon Transport’s commitment to work life balance (in one form or another) from applicants in the interview process.  It is an important question as both candidates as well as the company are searching for a good match when it comes to hiring.

I’d like to share my opinion on this topic and how I truly view work life balance.

It is my belief that it is impossible for a company to regulate an employee’s work life balance due to our technology and the access it provides for employees to work 24/7/365.  Unfortunately, technology doesn’t allow us to “shut off” an employee so he/she can recharge and focus on the “life balance” part.

When candidates ask me about BRT’s committment to our employee’s work live balance, I simply answer with, “At Blue Ribbon Transport, it is critical that we support all employees with work life balance.  What your balance is today, may not be the same balance you need tomorrow.  We support you with where you are at in your life cycle whether that be single, married, with children, without, going into retirement, etc.”

I explain that it is our employees that will need to decided what that looks like for them and it is BRT’s responsibility to support that balance as much as business can allow without jeopardizing company objectives and success.

In my role as “recruiter”, I elaborate and share with candidates all the fun BRT in office events we hold during business hours (like these) to show our appreciation for our employees, incorporate balance in the workplace and demonstrate that BRT is the BEST place to work!

How much responsibility do you think a company has to ensure work life balance for it’s employees?

DSC_0041Jamie Meyer, Director of Human Resources

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Blue Ribbon Transport – Featured panalist at the IMTA Spring Summit in Indianapolis

iimg_6556CEO & President Dave Frizzell represents a 3PL perspective on the featured panel at the IMTA (Indiana Motor Truck Association) Spring Summit in Downtown Indianapolis.  Dave discussed a range of topics including Food Safety; Freight markets; RFP/Bids; Supply chain trends and value; and Driver shortage.

The featured panel included the Supply Chain Director from Cummins, Supply Chain Director from Owens Corning, President and CEO of Celadon, and the President of Ventuer/Transcor.

This annual event offers many opportunities for our industry to get engaged with our industry peers and hear experts speak about relevant information that impacts anyone in the trucking industry.  The event includes exhibits, networking, a variety of speakers and topics, and an awards presentation.

Blue Ribbon was honored to be a part of the event and contribute to our peer community.

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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
-Winston Churchill



Blue Ribbon Transport Doubles On-Site Presense with Caito Foods

We’re excited to announce another BRT expansion.

Our strong relationship with the Caito Foods inbound business has allowed us the opportunity to compete for their outbound business. We’re extremely proud of our team this month for becoming Caito Food’s full service transportation provider.

This move doubles our on-site employee count at Caito Foods from five to ten team members. Being on-site allow us to collaborate more efficiently on new and existing business opportunities.

It’s been wonderful being able to have this daily face-to-face interaction with our customer.  Our team is meeting new people and establishing new relationships at various levels in the company.

Congratulations to our dedicated BRT Team and their new digs!

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Blue Ribbon Transport – Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

What is a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Service?

Third Party Logistics (3PL) companies provide services to other companies by complementing or replacing their internal logistics operations with a cost effective and efficient alternative. Specializing in transporting, warehousing and scheduling of the delivery of goods owned by others, Third Party Logistics (3PL) companies become an integral part of their customer’s supply chain.  The 3PL provider takes physical possession of goods to be delivered, arranges the appropriate delivery method or mode of transportation, arranges schedules and handles all operational tasks associated with the delivery process. These services may be provided on a one-time or ongoing basis.

How is Blue Ribbon Transport different than other 3PL and 4PL companies?

Specializing in produce, food and beverage, Blue Ribbon Transport’s high service logistics team ships nearly anything. We manage thousands of refrigerated perishable goods truckloads a week.  We also offer dry FTL, LTL and intermodal transportation, as well as warehousing and LTL load consolidation.  Blue Ribbon Transport guarantees High Service Logistics on every load or it’s FREE.  

What types of deliveries can you do?

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