Motoring through Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, KY NASCAR race car

Rick our sales rep poses with the owner!

Our hauler made a stop in Louisville, KY recently to visit a transmission shop. No, our hauler did not need a new transmission, but if we did, they’d have taken good care of us! Instead, we were there to share our love for automobiles, racing and hot dogs.

We served 226 hot dogs to the crowd that day. What is it about racing that makes people so hungry?

1969 Chevy SS 396

1969 Chevy SS 396

The business we visited is family owned, like R+L Carriers. The owner started the business in a small garage in the late 60’s. At the time he was working on a new design for a converter on the transmission, and after a successful trial he was able to sell his product to some high performance groups. He then widened his product line to rebuilding and supplying auto parts and the business took off. Our rep, Rick,  actually purchased a rebuilt transmission from him for his 1969 Chevy SS 396 in 72. This was way before Rick started working for us. Isn’t that great?

Building Great Relationships With Customers

Rick and the owner met up again when the business built and moved into a larger facility in 1996. That’s when they started relying on R+L Carriers for their LTL shipments. They’ve since expanded even further to several branches around the country and we continue to handle their shipping to all locations, including some full truckload.  They’ve trusted us to handle their exports into Canada as well, as they’ve opened several branch locations there too! Auto parts often need to be expedited (when you need a part, you need it now) and so they are a good candidate for our Business Critical options.

It was great spending time with the folks in Louisville. We talked shop, racing, business and cars. Like Rick tells it,

“We have a great relationship with them and especially enjoy our auto connection. Once a motor head always a motor head.”

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