Due to steady growth, OnTrac, the largest regional overnight delivery company in the eight Western States, has new business opportunities for independent owner-operator service providers. OnTrac contracts with local area transportation companies to supply OnTrac customers' local pickup and delivery service needs.
To facilitate immediate contracting and rate negotiations with owner-operators, OnTrac is hosting a Transportation Open House along with local area transportation companies at its Visalia operating facility from 9am to 1pm on February 15, 2014. OnTrac, and the local area transportation companies that will be represented at the open house, offer generous business plans with multiple incentives. Owner-operator contractors must have straight trucks of any size, cargo vans, package cars, sprinters or a tractor.
The open house will offer an opportunity for owner operator contractors to discuss additional opportunities the companies currently have available in the Ontario, Los Angeles, Burbank, Orange County, San Diego county and Ventura counties.
Contact BusinessOpportunities@ontrac.com with questions about the OnTrac hosted open house, or about how to start doing business with OnTrac. All interested qualified transportation vendors and owner operators are invited to attend our Transportation Business Opportunity Open House at:
2247 N Plaza Drive, Suite D
Visalia, CA 93291
For most people, the first week of July is a time to welcome summer.
For students, it solidifies the fact that school is out—giving them a reprieve from the studying and early morning wakeup calls. For adults, it is a long weekend; a family barbeque or a day at the beach. It’s a red, white and blue event, complete with patriotic songs and vacation time. Bring on the fireworks.
Bring on the sunshine, and the sales and the back-to-school coupons?
This year, while most people were enjoying their days off, letting the sun and the idea that school was out sink in, their mailboxes filled up with newspaper articles and advertisements highlighting back-to-school pitches from retailers—little reminders that, while school may have just ended for some, it’s never too early to start shopping for the new year.
And though, traditionally, consumers have begun their back-to-school shopping three-to-four weeks before school starts, this year, it’s different.
According to the National Retail Foundation, back-to-school and back-to-college spending accounts for $84 billion in sales, making this the second biggest season for retailers behind the $580 billion winter holidays.
Though sales were up 5.9 percent last year from 2011, retailers are allowing their customers time to shop around for the best deals—and the early start gives them more time to save for the holidays.
In a recent press release, Staples announced the launch of their #StaplesHasIt program, opening the back-to-school shopping season with their “Reward-A-Classroom” program—saving customers money, and rewarding teachers for all their hard work.
"Staples has it all for the back-to-school season, with tremendous savings and a huge selection of products that ranges from essential supplies to the latest technology," said Demos Parneros, president, North American stores and online, Staples. "Staples supports teachers and with our new Reward-A-Classroom program, we make it easy and affordable for parents and educators to work together to keep the classroom stocked all year long."
Staples makes it easy on customers to shop for supplies, and give back at the same time. With their diverse carrier mix, they’re also ensuring a quick delivery of those highly anticipated school supplies.
Without a worldwide infrastructure to support, regional parcel carriers like OnTrac in the 8 states out west, are able to keep prices competitive and its regional hub-and-spoke model enables customers to save time in transit; a welcome concept in the ever-changing, competitive eCommerce industry.
Their strategically located facilities and optimized routes make getting packages faster, easier.
“Free shipping is not enough,” Director of Business Development Mark Magill said. “e-Retailers now have to compete by offering faster shipping. In an industry where free shipping has come to be expected, online retailers must play to the beat of a generation that not only wants things faster, but for a cheaper price. Regional carriers are the perfect solution. With faster transit times and fewer fees than national delivery companies, regional carriers can often save time and money."
From its Commerce facility, OnTrac is able to deliver overnight to every ZIP Code in California and the major metropolitan areas of Arizona and Nevada overnight, with two-day shipping to Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado and Idaho.
Plus, with less accessorial fees consumers can feel good about their back-to-school experience from shop to ship.
OnTrac will be exhibiting at the 9th
annual Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) June 4th
at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL.
IRCE, the world’s largest e-commerce event, will analyze the social, mobile, global, personal, interactive and managerial changes that e-Commerce players are bringing to the new retail economy. This is a major educational event that offers online retailing and wholesaling professionals and consumer marketers the insights and analysis they need to give their businesses a competitive advantage in this expanded world of possibilities.
OnTrac Ground reaches more ground destinations in the 8 Western United States next day, giving Internet Retailers greater flexibility to use shipping as a promotional tool or profit center. Shippers also benefit from lower fees and fewer surcharges, which represent a significant savings over national carriers.
"Free shipping is not enough,” said Mark Magill, Director of Business Development at OnTrac. “In an industry where free shipping has come to be expected, online retailers must play to the beat of a generation that not only wants things faster, but for a cheaper price. Regional carriers are the perfect solution. With faster transit times and fewer fees than national delivery companies, regional carriers can often save time and money."
From its Distribution Center in Reno, NV, OnTrac is able to reach every ZIP Code in the state of California and the major metropolitan areas of Arizona, Nevada and Utah overnight, with 2-day service to Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Idaho.
OnTrac will be showcasing its faster, more affordable Ground delivery service in booth #1708-1710 and raffling off a Kindle to those who visit its booth.
Not many people can say they’ve participated in one of golf’s longest-drive contests—even fewer, it would seem, possess the ability to claim a world-wide ranking in the sport.
Ben Tua’one, Operations Manager for OnTrac in Salt Lake City, can do both.
Not only is he an active participant, but last year, Tua’one was ranked number two in the world for his 388 yard longest drive at the 2011 Remax World Long Drive Championship.
Though he started playing golf when he was 13, winning player of the year in the Utah Junior Golf Association, the sport hasn’t always been a constant for him.
“I didn’t play much after high school,” he said. “It wasn’t until I started caddying for my cousins, who eventually turned professional, that I really got back into it.”
Not long after that, his sister signed him up for the longest drive competition at the Diamond in the Desert Classic in 2009—an event he won, reaffirming his talent and reestablishing his love for the game.
He went on to record his longest drive of 468 yards at the 2010 Soderby International, and now spends his time helping people work on their game, while he improves his own.
Tua’one’s skills were well received at the Festival of Roses Golf Tournament in Draper, Utah last week, an event in which OnTrac sponsored the Longest Drive Hole, and gave tournament participants the ability to donate money for the opportunity to have Tua’one drive the ball for them.
“All of the participants in the tournament had an opportunity to use a drive from one of the world’s longest golf ball driving competitors,” Larry Hardie, OnTrac Salt Lake City Account Executive said. “These drives were generally in the 360 to 400 yard range and would be equal to two or three strokes for the average golfer. This demonstration received a lot of positive feedback from the tournament organizers and they have already asked him to come back next year. With Ben’s participation, the golfing event created great awareness for OnTrac among the participants in the tournament.”
All proceeds and donations raised were given to charity.
“The OnTrac hole with Ben was a great addition to our golf tournament,” Golf Committee Chair, Paul Keyser said. “Everyone I spoke with raved about his tremendous drives and what a genuinely nice person he is. We would definitely welcome Ben back again and again."
It isn’t uncommon for a feat like skydiving to sit at the top of someone’s bucket list.
Nestled in with the landmark destinations, longstanding apologies and habits to break, inevitably there is some kind of grand adventure—one person’s perfect combination of excitement and danger; a chance to face a fear, and an opportunity to say ‘I did it.’
We all have one.
We iron out the details, travel around the world, and know exactly what we want.
But sometimes, in the midst of all our planning, a new opportunity finds us.
That’s how it went for OnTrac Software Support Manager Danielle Couch who, on a visit to Alaska in 2005, got her first taste of the historic Iditarod.
“I was hooked right away,” she said. “Then I learned fans could be a rider on a sled for the ceremonial start. After following the race over the years I knew I really wanted to take part in the ceremonial start. I told my sister I would do it by my fortieth birthday.”
What had begun as a vacation with her husband to Denali National Park in 2005 turned into a mission to be a part of something bigger, and seven years later, Danielle returned to Alaska—this time, to be a passenger in the Iditarod.
The Iditarod, a reconstruction of the freight route to Nome, commemorates the heroic part sled dogs played not only in the settlement of Alaska, but the 1925 Great Race of Mercy.
Upon her arrival, Danielle and her sister were required to attend a pre- Idit-a-rider instructional meeting, where the main instruction was to “Tuck and Roll.”
“There is a 45-degree turn off the 4th Street corner,” she said. “Sleds have overturned here. As instructed, I had my arms crossed over my chest and held my hands close to my neck, just in case the sled took a turn for the worst.”
Danielle’s veteran musher, Matt Giblin, took the corner fine.
“After I felt I was no longer in danger, I sat back and enjoyed the ride,” she said. “I was amazed to see fans lined along the entire 11.6 mile course. They were waving and yelling out to the musher, ‘good luck’ and ‘get to Nome safely.’”
Giblin made it to Nome on March 16, finishing the race in 11 days 20 hours and 49 minutes.