The new year is quickly approaching and, as we reflect on the past year, we are reminded here at NT Logistics how truly blessed we are. We not only have dedicated team members working in our offices, but we are also genuinely fortunate to have carriers that work closely with our team members to ensure amazing customer satisfaction. Paramount in this equation is the great service provided by the actual drivers of these great carriers. NT Logistics believes transportation companies, particularly drivers, constitute the backbone of our economy. The drivers that deliver our customers goods are among some of the hardest working Americans in our country today. These great folks have one of the toughest jobs in our country.
We have been very fortunate to work alongside many hardworking, driven, and responsible drivers who go above and beyond what is expected of them each day. The backbone of these great carriers are the many drivers that work hard and are away from family for long periods of time. Having so many drivers carryout exceptional performances, we decided it was time to give these folks the recognition they deserve. In the past, it has been our pleasure to honor the many carriers that serve our customers. This year we will do something a bit different; with the start of the new year, we will spotlight the actual drivers that work each day to deliver the goods of our mutual customers.
It is with great pleasure that, beginning in January of 2018, we will highlight many of the actual drivers themselves. As we highlight two different drivers every month, it is our hope that this spotlight will honor each of the exemplary drivers and share the personal side of these great contributors to our economy.
So, in the coming New Year, look for the announcement on NT Logistics’ Facebook page. From there, we will be posting links to each article on NT Logistics’ website, as well as on other social media sites, where you can view the full article over each driver being recognized. We are very excited to share the stories of the men and women that deliver on behalf of NT Logistics and provide them the acknowledgement they truly deserve. Keep track of NT Logistics’ Facebook page in 2018 to see if you, or a driver you know, receives our Highway Hero Award!
Our first Highway Hero award goes to Michael Grimard Sr. of Grimard Trucking!
The UNT Capstone students did not fail to impress NT Logistics with their innovative solutions this semester. In the past three years, NT Logistics has worked closely with Professor Brian Sauser and his UNT Capstone Logistics course in order to provide students with a realistic problem to stretch their problem-solving abilities and apply their acquired learnings to real-life supply chain scenarios. In the past, UNT students have been given similar projects with information provided by NT Logistics and are required to work in groups and come up with creative conclusions that provide the hypothetical company least landed cost while considering great delivery service to the end customer. There is not a simple correct answer, rather, the idea behind the project is for students to work together to consider various outcomes and discover the ultimate cost- effective resolution while considering the service requirements. Professor Brian Sauser states this about the Capstone course project “In order for our students to differentiate themselves in the employment market, they have to gain applied experiences in logistics. With the dedicated support of Lynn Gravley and NT Logistics, our students gain not only applied experience, but sharpen key soft skills so they can stand tall in the market.” The projects are designed to provide students with real world situations in order to better prepare them for a career in logistics.