Thursday, August 29, 2013

Freight Broker Experts

I enjoy teaching sections of our course, but when I can’t I’m incredibly happy to step aside because we have the absolute best instructors.  Having been in the business for decades I have made many contacts along the way.  I’ve met few who match the dedication and integrity of Ron and Susie Moore (father and daughter) who teach our Florida classes. 

Here are their biographies.  To read more on Moore and our other instuctors, click on over to our website.

Ron Moore,
School Director (Jacksonville, FL)
Ron Moore director of the Freight Broker Training course in Florida has a resume a mile long of experience in Transportation. He knows how to do everything in the field, because he’s done it. In his 40+ years he has earned the nickname: O Wise One. “It was always my desire to help other people become successful.” He began his career as a union dock worker/yard jockey/driver. Within a decade he was supervising a fleet of union drivers as the Operations Manager. His journey took him through large and small trucking operations expanding his understanding of the entire industry. He is expert at bettering any operation he touches. For example, he became president of a struggling 62 truck flat bed and specialized operation. 17 of the trucks were unmanned. He filled all those trucks, acquired 20 additional trucks thus turning the company into a very profitable venture. As a recruiter of agents and owner/operators at Pacer the business grew 78%. At Landstar he earned numerous awards for top revenue producer including the Jeffry Crowe/Bob Zonnville Lifetime Achievement award.
He is anxious to guide others into becoming top revenue producers. He remembers how it was just starting out, and the exhilaration of the rewards of hard work. He is a great encourager and is greatly anticipating being a part of this new beginning of the Florida division of Brooke Training.

Susie Moore,
Instructor (Jacksonville, FL)
Susie is imminently qualified to teach freight brokering.  She’s the daughter of one of the most highly respected 40-year veterans of the freight industry and a highly skilled communicator. 
Susie’s whole career has revolved around leadership development, teaching and encouraging students to achieve all they can.  She’s worked as a training specialist, a  human resources professional, as an instructor, recruiter and consultant.  Her enthusiasm, creativity, and high-energy professionalism make her a natural and captivating trainer. 
To continually improve her abilities, Susie has received a variety of certifications in personality, communication and leadership training.   Her style is motivational, instructional and inspirational.  She will keep your interest as you learn how to change your future by training for a bright new career.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

BIG Business

What is your BIG motivation to work?  Do you get up every morning excited about the amount of money you will make so you can buy more stuff for you?  Or are you excited because you work for a bigger cause.  I just read on article by David Solomon from Forbes about the owner billionaire of Hobby Lobby, David Green.  His big motivation in building his hobby super enterprise is God, now that’s a big cause.  I believe with a big motivation you will build something bigger than yourself.  Take your focus off of profit and onto how many you can help through your work and you will be more enthusiastic about your day.

Here is the beginning of the article in Forbes by David Green, the Biblical Billionaire
Green has become the largest evangelical benefactor in the world—with plans for unprecedented gifts once he’s in heaven.
Fresh off an inspection of Hobby Lobby’s sprawling 5.5 million-square-foot distribution warehouse in Oklahoma City, the company’s CEO, David Green, retreats to his office in the adjacent executive building, where he surrounds himself with a collection of homely elephant figurines. His coffee table is draped with a bird’s-eye-view photograph of his corporate campus, annotated with scribbles in black marker that show the expansion under way.
When I ask him to walk me through the secrets to his company’s growth, which the aerial plans represent, the 70-year-old, with a full head of white hair, blue eyes and a prominent square jaw, doesn’t take any personal credit. Nor does he laud his executives or his 22,000 employees or his customers, who will gobble up more than $3 billion worth of crafts products from him this year. “If you have anything or if I have anything, it’s because it’s been given to us by our Creator,” says Green, sweeping his hand over the acres laid out before him. “So I have learned to say, ‘Look, this is yours, God. It’s all yours. I’m going to give it to you.’ ”
He means that literally. David Green has one of America’s great, little-known fortunes, having turned a makeshift manufacturing operation in his living room for arts and crafts into a retail monster, with 520 superstores in 42 states. Green and his family own 100% of the company and he ranks No. 79 on our list of the 400 richest Americans, with an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion. Hobby Lobby’s cash spigot currently makes him the largest individual donor to evangelical causes in America.

“I don’t care if you’re in business or out of business, God owns it,” says Green. “How do I separate it? Well, it’s God’s in church and it’s mine here? I have purpose in church, but I don’t have purpose over here? You can’t have a belief system on Sunday and not live it the other six days.”
There are very few members of The Forbes 400 who bring religion to work. Most notable are Chick-fil-A’s Truett Cathy and Forever 21‘s Jin Sook and Do Won Chang, born-again Christians who keep Bibles in their office and print John 3:16 on the bottom of each shopping read more click here

I am so encouraged by businessmen who live out their convictions.  I know that they are not always popular, but when I look at who is "popular" I'm okay with not being popular.  So I purpose to live and work for a BIG cause today.  How about you?

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Friday, August 23, 2013

Let's all Honor 9-11

I was reminded that the anniversary of 9-11 is quickly approaching.  Let us never forget the sacrifice so many gave.  A group from our industry banded together to make a unique memorial to some of the first responders.  Here's the article from the website of Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine on this memorial.

As the nation prepares to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks next month, some of the largest corporations in trucking and transportation have banded together to support a unique memorial effort for firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty.  Continental Tire the Americas LLC’s Commercial Vehicle Tire group, Detroit Diesel Corp., Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, and Snider Fleet Solutions announced a cooperative sponsorship of the Remembrance Rescue Project.

This non-profit firefighter support organization has restored the only two surviving heavy rescue trucks to respond to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. On Sept. 11, 2001, the entire unit of nine firefighters with the Fire Department, City of New York Rescue 4 unit and 11 firefighters with the Rescue 5 unit lost their lives trying to save others at the World Trade Center complex.

The Remembrance Rescue Project acquired Rescue 4 after its removal from service and completely restored it in September 2011. It now operates from Texas. The Project acquired the last of the surviving FDNY rescues, Rescue 5, in December 2011 and operates it from Chicago.

The Remembrance Rescue Project’s volunteers are all firefighters who arrange events and travel the country with the restored engines, which serve as memorials to the fallen and help raise funds for family support. The Project’s vehicles appear at public events, auto shows, fire industry events and schools to promote fire education and support other firefighter charities.
To commemorate the kickoff of the sponsorship, Detroit employees will be able to see the Project’s Rescue 5 during a special visit to the Detroit headquarters in Redford, Mich. today.
In September, Rescue 5 is slated to visit the Daimler Trucks North America headquarters and the Continental Tire the Americas headquarters, both in Fort Mill, S.C., and will also appear at the Charlotte Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Challenge along with other local events.

For more information, a schedule of upcoming events or to donate to the Remembrance Rescue Project, visit

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach