#1 Trucking Customer Service – LALA Foods

We're proud of our commitment to excellence and it shows. We've recently asked some of our customers to let us know how we're doing. It's important to us that our reputation in trucking customer service is always satisfactory.

We asked Craig Morrell, a transportation supervisor for LALA Foods to give us some feedback on our service, and this is what he had to say.

LALA Logo trucking customer service

Gary, and his team at Olympic are a good example of what it takes to do business in today’s trucking industry.  They show professionalism with a personal touch, always taking care of our customer’s orders, and making sure the service is excellent.  I have no worries when I tender a load to Olympic Transportation.  

We've worked with Craig and his team at LALA for over 4 years. We are proud to continue our partnership to get the job done and make improvements along the way if necessary.
We're currently expanding our business and looking for qualified Owner/Operators. We offer many benefits including $1 per mile and even have a Lease to Own program. Fill out an application today and come work with the best!

Stay Cool, Save Fuel

The use of any commercial vehicle's air conditioning system increases the load on a vehicle's engine, which in turn consumes fuel.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) estimates that traditional air conditioning systems account for over 5% of a vehicle's fuel usage each year in the United States*. Properly using the air conditioning controls can help reduce fuel consumption.

stay cool melting popsicle

Here are some tips to using your trucks A/C more efficiently:

  • Press the recirculation button to enable the recirculation of the passenger air back through the air conditioner. Use of the recirculation feature will significantly reduce the energy used by the air conditioning system.
  • For a manual system, it is most efficient to keep the temperature control in the full cold position and use the blower fan setting to adjust the amount of cooling. The temperature control should be used to adjust the air only after the blower is at the lowest setting.
  • If the A/C is not as cold as it used to be, an air conditioning specialist can evaluate and repair the system. If there is a leak in the system, it should be repaired and recharged with refrigerant. It is also normal for the A/C system to lose small amounts of refrigerant by permeation through hoses over years of use. This may require a recharge of refrigerant.
  • A vehicle's HVAC system may have an air filter which can catch debris and reduce air flow, thus making your system work harder. On newer vehicles, this air filter could be located behind the glove box or below the windshield wipers. Most often this is truck maintenance you can do yourself!

Other than what you can do inside your truck, try these tips as well!

  • Park in a shady spot
  • Use sun shades
  • Leave windows cracked

*Source

Some Tips for Spouses New to the Trucking World

There is no doubt it is difficult to have a family when you are on the road for extended periods of time.

Seasoned wives of truckers in particular are used to the demands of running a household alone while your driver is away. However, if this is a newer profession that your now finding yourself supporting, it can be overwhelming and lonely, especially with children at home.

We found this wonderful article that gives some great tips for new trucking spouses.

Cheek Kiss - Tips for new trucking spousesTen Tips for the New Trucker's Wife

A tip not included in this article is to ensure that your spouse is working for a company that values its drivers and cares about their well being. At Olympic Transportation, we understand the sacrifice our drivers make, and believe that the reward of working for a high paying, reputable trucking company is worth it for anyone who chooses trucking as a career. In order to ensure your peace of mind, we employ a dedicated office team to support your spouse through their time on the road.

 

If you're looking for a great paying, owner/operator position with excellent client relationships and a caring and attentive staff, look no further. Olympic Transportation is hiring! Check out our benefits and contact us today about working for the best in refrigerated transportation! 

Owner Operator Jobs Available!

We're excited to grow our fleet! Won't you join us and work for the best?

dream job interstate sign - hiring owner/operators

Olympic Transportation is a respected transportation company out of Omaha, Nebraska that primarily hauls refrigerated freight across the country. We are looking to expand our fleet and grow our business and we need you!

  • We offer 3000+ miles per week

  • Enjoy a $1500 sign bonus

  • $1.00/mile on ALL miles for owner/operators + FSC on loaded

  • Dedicated lanes from CA or NW to the Midwest and back

  • Other lanes available upon request

  • Get paid right away. Turn BOL’s in and get paid within 48hrs!

  • Referral bonus if you bring other drivers to Olympic. CASH in your pocket! 

  • Lease/Purchase program

  • Ins/Base Plate program

That's right. ONE DOLLAR PER MILE ON ALL LOADS FOR OWNER/OPERATORS!

If you are at least 25 years old, and have had your CDL for 2 years, please contact us right way about available Owner/Operator positions at Olympic Transportation!

Go HERE to start your application or contact us at recruiting@olympictransportation.com with questions!