Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day 2016! Around the country, people are honoring small business owners. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 27 million small businesses in the United States. Small, “Mom and Pop” business owners are the core of our business and what keep our trucks moving. They’re what keep America moving too. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at some of the small businesses we’ve visited in the past with our NASCAR race car hauler.
Rocky Mountain Hauling
Nestled in the Rocky Mountains Denver, the friends we visited were a small, family owned paper company that has been around for one hundred years. They ship packages using our LTL service in industries ranging from cosmetics to food to car equipment. The company of around sixty was treated to the perfect hot dog lunch upon R+L Carriers’ arrival and employees were able to tour our Racecar Hauler. The beautiful scenery was difficult to leave, but because we know some great friends in the area, we’ve always got open invitation to the Rocky Mountains.
Valley of the Sun
When your company headquarters are located in the Midwest, it pays to have friends on the west coast in Phoenix during the month of December. Not only is Phoenix warm, but it’s also home to a strong manufacturing center. Our friends in this western city are leading the way in technology and innovation and have been doing so for over 50 years. They ship custom manufactured pieces, so it is vital that R+L using special handling for their deliveries. We took advantage of the warm weather, and the employees took advantage of a free hot dog lunch. The trip was a win-win!
Making Connections in Knoxville, Tennessee
Visiting our friends in the cabling and communication industry in Knoxville, Tennessee is always a great time! They support voice, data and video security solutions. Talk about high tech! Not only do they take advantage of our LTL service, but they also use our trade show logistics services. At trade shows, they connect with customers and display their variety of cables and accessories. Employees loved the NASCAR race cars and the hot dog lunch provided by our team.
Small businesses, the “mom and pop” shops around the country play a vital role in the success of our country and we are proud to call them friends. To every small business owner, thank you for helping America move forward. If you are a small business and would like to learn more about shipping with R+L Carriers, contact us today and get a rate quote!