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  • It’s All Relative: On Einstein & The GPS

    Albert Einstein once said “Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you have to keep moving.” Those of us in the transportation industry know that maxim well. Today, April 18th, marks the anniversary of Einstein’s death (in 1955), so I thought it fitting to honor his work, which plays a big part in how we keep freight moving each and every day. You see, Albert Einstein’s most famous work, the...

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Drivers

    Spring has officially sprung, and for those of us with teenagers, that means milestone events like prom season and graduation. All of which require parties, and all of which – so I’m told – are much more fun when you can drive. My oldest son, Denver, wasn’t in a hurry to get his driver’s license. While some parents would be frustrated at having to drive their 18-year-old around, I was happy to do ...

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Truck Pranks Make for Weighty Humor

    Did you get pranked on April Fools’ Day? Or are you one to prank others? In my travels across the internet one day, I stumbled on this video with this caption: “Trucker gets pranked with heavy load. Only in Russia.” I couldn’t find any information on this mystery video (what really happened?), but it got me to thinking….Although I can find the fun in a good, harmless prank, I can’t for the life of...

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • The Purr of the Engine

    We’ve established before that I’m a cat person (and a dog person, too). Like most people with pets, Sir Sir, our twenty pound behemoth of a cat, is the center of our lives. He gets fed on schedule, gets treats and toys from the store, and gets all the belly rubs he can handle. It’s a pretty cushy life. Honestly, I don’t know how Sir Sir, would handle it if I told him to get a job. Not like this ha...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Link Between Warehousing Trends and Morgan Freeman’s Voice

    Imagine you had a warehouse employee who could run at a speed of 5 miles per hour and effortlessly lift up to 700 pounds at a time. How would that impact the efficiency and productivity of your warehouse? Now imagine that you had an entire group of warehouse workers with these capabilities…. That’s the case at Amazon. The online retailing giant acquired Kiva, makers of warehousing robots, in 2012....

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Mondayest Monday of Them All

    It’s the Monday after Daylight Savings Time. Our clocks “sprung forward” (if you’ve actually gone to the trouble of changing your alarm clock, your car clock, your microwave clock, your answering machine clock, your oven clock, your coffee maker clock – you get the point..). And, we’re operating on even less sleep than usual. What’s up with that? Why does it take so long to recover from losing tha...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Rising Price of the Penny Test

    Ever heard of the penny test? Place a penny with Lincoln’s profile upside-down in the tread. If the tread covers the top of Lincoln’s head, you have at least 1/16 of an inch of tread, the minimum safe tread depth. If you see Lincoln’s entire profile, you’d better get new tires, pronto. And, this year, getting new tires is going to cost you a pretty penny! Oil, natural rubber, and the other raw mat...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • A Hairy Ordeal

    While waiting for a phone conference to start the other day, one of our vendors shared an ordeal she faced over the weekend. It was her three-year-old’s birthday and he received a little electric train that zipped around a small circular train track. As our vendor lay on the floor setting up the track for her son, he proceeded to run the electric train over her head, firmly entangling all six trai...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • I Goofed and Now I’m a Great Grandfather

    Admittedly, it wasn’t our finest parenting moment. With reluctance, we gave our eight-year-old daughter a hamster for her birthday. Our trepidation stemmed from the fact that Chloe hasn’t exactly had the best luck with pets. Every time, she names them, grows attached to them, and then, her new little friends kick the bucket. We worried that if the streak continued, Chloe would be devastated. Sure ...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Stay Fly

    I love to fly; I can’t help it. Maybe it’s a holdover from the days when even economy air travel was a luxury experience, but the whole thing makes me giddy. When did we lose the glamour of air travel? There was a time when people got dressed in three piece suits to get on an airplane, complete with gorgeous, coordinating luggage and a cocktail in the terminal. Nowadays, the airport is a crowded m...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • A Cookie for Your Thoughts

    When a local radio station mentioned that they were giving away $1000 worth of Girl Scout Cookies, it prompted some discussion in the office. It’s a fun way to promote a great organization, but I’m not sure the Girl Scouts need any help. The fact they the’re selling a delicious product doesn’t hurt (I’m fan of the Peanut Butter Patties, myself), but more importantly, these business-minded young la...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Batman and the Iceberg Principle

    We all know the big thing about icebergs, right? What we see on top is just a small percentage of what lies beneath the water. That can be scary for sailors and passengers on the Titanic, but if you’re the sort of person who likes to be prepared, it’s a good fact to know. Sometimes, it can almost be reassuring, like in the case of this iceberg resembling a certain masked vigilante… If that iceberg...

  • The Man Behind the Dream

    On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we reflect on the great works of a man who sought to teach us about equality and justice. One of the most powerful things about Dr. King’s work is the way in which he humanized so many things, urging each of us as individuals to reflect on what we can do to bring equality to our world. We’re all pretty familiar with the most iconic aspects of Dr. King’s activism, his...

  • Why I Talk to Myself Every Morning

    Now that we’re more than a full week into the New Year, it’s time to ask: “How are you faring with your resolutions?” This year, rather than resolve to create a new habit, I promised myself to continue with one I got back into last year. Morning affirmations. Zig Ziglar famously said: “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing – that’s why I recommend it daily.” It takes ...

  • And That’s a Humorous Holiday Wrap!

    In my humble opinion, one of the greatest inventions of all time is the gift bag. My gift-wrapping looks about as good as my handwriting, which is to say, horrible. I’ll confess – I haven’t tried that hard, but when I do give it a whirl, I either cut too much paper or not enough, winding up with the dreaded gap. If I try to cover the gap, then I wind up with a taped up mess that looks like…well…my...

  • Ugly is the New Cute

    Were you invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party this year? If you haven’t heard, ugly is the new cute. What started as an ironic hipster trend, with young folks mocking the tacky tastes of their sweater-wearing elders, has come full circle. Now, manufacturers are intentionally making and selling ugly Christmas sweaters and ugly sweater DIY kits to meet the demand for over-the-top holiday horro...

  • What I Really Want This Christmas

    It’s a season for giving, and as I pointed out in my post about GoFundMe success stories, we should try to give in some way every day of the year. I’ve also learned that asking is just as important as giving. You may remember a post about a Rejection Therapy exercise the Matchmaker Logistics team did a couple of years ago. (It’s worth re-reading just for the joke at the end!) The exercise can easi...

  • Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

    Doctors report that every slice of bacon you eat takes nine minutes off of your life. I did the calculations, and based on this information, I should have died in 1792. Let’s just say that like any normal person, I love me some bacon. I bring it home. I fry it up in a pan. And, yes, I eat that marvelous, magical food whenever I can. But even though bacon is really close to my heart (Don’t go bacon...

  • Thinking Like Al Capone

    Last weekend, the Matchmaker Logistics team conducted its annual staff retreat followed by our Christmas Party. After a morning of learning and goal-setting for 2017, the team did a group activity – an escape room. If you haven’t heard of them, escape rooms are a hot new fad. Think of them as a video game come to life. It’s a real, live physical adventure game where the players are locked in a roo...

  • Penalty Kicks and Goofy Hats

    Although I’m not much of a gambler, I have been known to make a sports wager or two – particularly when my team (The Pittsburgh Steelers) is playing against Bob’s team (The New York Giants). These bets started with a Giants-Steelers game several years ago. Bob and I were both so convinced our respective teams would win, we agreed that the loser would spend an entire day wearing the winner’s team h...

  • Quick-What Rhymes with Shady?

    Regular readers know I’m a sports fan through and through, so when the sports page makes the front page, I’m eager to chat about it! Yes, folks, it’s almost Super Bowl Sunday! I’ll be enjoying the day the standard way – wings, nachos, beer – all the necessary elements for a perfect Super Bowl Party. But this year, I’ve got to admit – I’ll just be watching for the commercials. First of all, I’m a d...

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • You’re Looking Snappy Today

    If you have teenage and pre-teen children, like I do, then you know all about Snapchat. If not, chances are you haven’t heard of it. Or, maybe you’ve have, but you don’t really understand what the hype is all about. We’ve covered selfies, photo bombing, memes and hashtags, and now it’s time for another edition of Mary’s technology teachings: First, let’s back up a little bit. In the beginning ther...

  • Fooled by a Thief

    You’ve got to love those ‘Dumb Criminal’ stories that pop up in the news from time to time. There’s just something that feels right about watching a bad guy get whacked in the face by his own stupidity. Take, for example, these two brilliant masterminds who disguised themselves with Sharpies before trying to burglarize an apartment. Call it karma, or justice, but we find them so satisfying, we’ve ...

  • It’s My Birthday and Here’s What I’m Doing

    As you read this Monday morning JAMM, I’m celebrating my birthday the best way I know how these days: by sleeping in, staying in my pajamas until noon, and having complete control of the remote while my husband is at work and my boys are at school. They say you’re only as old as you feel, and most days, I still feel like I’m 19. But the truth is: although I can still party like an absolute rock st...

  • Hungry, Homeless and Naked

    All week long, we’ve been celebrating the hard-working truck drivers who enhance our daily lives by transporting the products we need and use. Consider this: • There are 300,000 items in the average American home. • The average American eats 1,996 pounds of food each year. • And, the average American family spends $1700 on clothes annually. Where would we be without the truck drivers who transport...

Matchmaker Logistics Inc.

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • Walk Like You Mean It

    We’ve discussed my aversion to running before. If you see me hightailing it with walking or running shoes on, it’s going to be for a really important reason – like being chased by a bear. Yet every September, I’m reminded of one of the most important reasons to get up and get walking. Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? On September 24th, my son, Denver, and I will be ...

  • Politics and 9/11

    This Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of one of the darkest days in our nation’s history, a day we will never forget. What started as a sunny September morning soon became a day filled with shock, worry, fear and grief as four airplanes, hijacked mid-flight by Al Qaeda terrorists, were used as flying missiles. Two were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center; another crashed into the...

Matchmaker Logistics Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

Matchmaker Logistics Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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