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Apr 2012

Weather Update

Arizona + Snow = Flagstaff!!!

It’s mid-April and just this past weekend, here in sunny Arizona, we received 8 inches of snow! It was a full on blizzard this past Saturday, my fire place was roaring all day. Today, looking out my office window, as I write this blog post, it’s nothing but BEAUTIFUL outside and I wish I wasn’t sitting here at my desk, rather I can imagine myself on a nice bike ride, enjoying the spring temperatures, mid 60’s and ohhhh so lovely.

Flagstaff Arizona isn’t your typical Arizona setting, as you may have guessed. We are located near the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, along the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in the United States! Pretty impressive don’t ya’ think? We are situated at 7,00 feet which puts us as a high elevation semi-desert and that elevation explains why we are still being snowed on, even in April!

imagesBeautiful Flagstaff Arizona, OUR HOME!! Come visit!

Happy Birthday Roger

Happy Birthday Roger!

Roger celebrated his birthday over-the-road on the 13th of April and was finally able to “have his cake” and celebrate with the High Tech team today.


Roger has been with the High Tech family for a long time, and when I say long time I really do mean A LONG time. Roger started out with our sister company, back in the 80’s. He was what we called a “shop boy” and started work with us back then at the young, ripe age of 18!!! Wow how time flies.
Roger has been with High Tech since before it was High Tech… now that’s a long time Roger!
Roger is well know around town and in the trucking world. He’s logged, hauled chips, dry vans, maintained yards, tractor maintenance and more; he’s our “all around” guy and is capable of pretty much any task that’s needed at the time. Roger is a very valuable member of our team.
He is well know for his professional driving skills and expertise in the trucking industry. He has a wealth of knowledge and we are grateful to have him here with us at High Tech!
Happy Birthday Roger & thank you for all you do.
ROger1

Small Gains in February

A nice article over at truckernews.com… http://www.truckersnews.com/federal-freight-index-saw-small-gain-in-february/
Looks like things are looking up, even if it’s only a small percentage, at least it’s a gain.


FEDERAL FREIGHT INDEX SAW SMALL GAIN IN FEBRUARY
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.5 percent in February, following a one-month decline in January, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Freight Transportation Services Index, released April 10.
BTS, part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reported that the level of freight shipments measured by the Freight TSI, 110.3, declined from the December 2011 113.7, which was the number’s highest since when BTS’ TSI records begin in 1990.
The Freight TSI measures the month-to-month changes in freight shipments by mode of transportation in ton-miles, which are then combined into one index. The index measures the output of the for-hire freight transportation industry and consists of data from for-hire trucking, rail, inland waterways, pipelines and air freight.
Shipments in February were at the second highest level since April 2008, despite the 3.0 percent decline from December 2011. After dipping to a low of 94.3 in April 2009, freight shipments have increased in 23 of the last 34 months, rising 16.9 percent during that period.

Happy Birthday Doug!

Happy Birthday Doug!

Doug celebrates a big birthday today and we are proud to have Doug on our team here at High Tech Transportation.

Doug primarily drives over-the-road, running unit 84, a Blue T-800 Kenworth.

Doug has been with High Tech for almost 8 years. He is a smart, well read guy who is a pleasure to work with. Doug has done a lot in his life, including ranching and raising two handsome boys.

Not only is Doug a professional driver, he makes one-of-a-kind jewelry on the side. A talented guy all the way around! And as you can see from his picture, he is a fun person to be around.

Hope your birthday was wonderful, thanks for another great year Doug!

doug

Saftey is Priority

High Tech Transportation, Inc. has proudly been in business for over 15 years. We are proud of our drivers and their continued commitment to safety.

We currently have zero violations for Unsafe Driving!
http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov

WAY TO GO TEAM!!

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