For the Love of the Job

For the Love of the Job

This week one of the biggest news stories is about a six-year-old boy named Stanley who applied for a model designing job at LegoLand. The four-sentence handwritten application has been attracting international media attention. The letter proclaims his love for Lego’s and states that he is “the man [for] the job because I have lots of experience. Love Stanley.” (Wright, 2017) The short article reminded me that we too had a high degree of optimism and excitement when we applied for a job...

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Note to Self

Note to Self

A long time ago (1999) in a land far away...a gentle farm dog burst in to the barn with a surprise for the farmer. In his slobbery jowls rested an injured kitten. The kitten was emaciated, its fur matted with dried blood. We don’t know what happened to the kitten; perhaps it was the lone survivor of a coyote attack; or had been caught in a piece of machinery. All we knew was that it was a mess, and limply swayed back and forth in the dogs grasp. Then the farm dog gingerly laid the listless form...

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Effective and Efficient

Effective and Efficient

Effective: We break down the walls of all departments and work together as a competitive family. Want to facts ? 1) Gold Carrier. 2) 2016 Outbound Carrier of the Year. Both awards provide by Lowe's Home Improvement. Efficient : It takes time, patience, and the love of people to remain profitable for 80+ years. Efficiency is transparent at Epes through division of labor. Epes continue to be one of the premier regional truckload carrier's in the United States.
EPES Annual Health Fair

EPES Annual Health Fair

Epes Transport Inc. annual health fair was an epic event. It was held on the front lawn of the Greensboro terminal on 05/03/17. Golden Corral catered with their world class banana pudding. Varies venders came with the latest health/wellness information for our family of employees. At Epes, a healthy employee is a happy one ☺  
The Miracle League of High Point

The Miracle League of High Point

Epes once again has partnered up with the Miracle League of High Point to volunteer in their buddy system baseball program to help children with special needs. If you would like to become a volunteer for this event, please click on the link: Join Us WHEN: Saturday, April 29th, 9am – 1pm WHERE: 2917 School Park Field, High Point
Are You Giving Back ?

Are You Giving Back ?

Epes Transport System invests nearly $3 million in new company driver pay package Carrier announces largest pay raise in its eight-decade history May 24, 2018 (Greensboro, NC) --Epes Transport System, Inc. of Greensboro, N.C., recently announced its largest pay increase in the company's 85+ year history. Nearly $3 million is being invested into compensation for company drivers effective June 3, 2018. "We appreciate the support our tremendous customer base has provided through rate increases...

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Can plastic bags help the homeless or high school students?

Can plastic bags help the homeless or high school students?

Every time YOU shop, YOU have the ability to help someone in need. It takes 500-700 plastic bags to make a Plastic Bag Yarn (PLARN) bed roll for the homeless. Epes shareholders will be collecting plastic bags for the month of January and February in the employee break room for the Operation Bed Roll initiative. Operation Bed Roll is a collaboration between Greensboro’s Field Operations and Police departments. It is to keep non-recyclable materials out of our landfills and help some of...

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Resolutions

Resolutions

Cheers to the New Year! And the new you.   On average it take 2 months for a habit to stick. That is equivalent to 66 days if you’re really counting. At Epes our habits become our industry success through low turnover and on time delivery.   Thanks to our shareholders (drivers, office employees, volunteers, community leader, etc.)
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Season of smiles and lights Epes Transport Systems strive to spread the love from headquarters to our lanes of operations. Our family atmosphere can be felt during the holiday season in our communities. Epes employees are repetitively giving back by participating in various organizations such as Toys for Tots, Second Harvest Food Bank, Backpack Ministry, and Wreathed Across America. The Epes team would like to wish our communities a zealous holiday season and a happy new year ?
Electronic Logging Device Rules & Tips

Electronic Logging Device Rules & Tips

A frequently talked about topic in any trucking company is the use and maintaining of Electronic Logs. The Electronic Logging Device Rules (or ELD) were introduced in 2015 by the DOT with a compliance deadline of December 18th 2017 to “help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier, faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data.” That being said we understand that while some drivers have always used E-logs some had to transition from...

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Summer Safety on the Road!

Summer Safety on the Road!

Summer has officially started again folks and with that warm weather comes more and more people traveling on the highways and byways with the kick off vacation season. We find that a lot of time and attention is paid to how truck drivers should drive in the winter months, but there are also plenty of dangers in summer time driving that probably don’t get the attention they deserve. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you safe and happy in your travels over the next few hot summer months! ...

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