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Monday, September 18, 2017

Build a Career with Pilot

As highlighted in Wonolo’s recent job market report, Pilot is a leading warehouse employer in the Philadelphia area. We happen to be searching for new talent to add to the team and currently have openings in our Philadelphia station, located in Folcroft, PA. For those of you living outside the Philadelphia area, check out our career page for additional organizational openings. Making a move to Pilot means joining a company with a remarkable history of stability, growth and quality in the transportation and logistics industry. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Appreciating Pilot Drivers

When you choose Pilot as a transportation partner, we know you trust us to keep your freight on track and deliver your shipments on time. We couldn’t do that without our drivers, who play a critical role in our success. From pickups to deliveries and with every transaction, they each put their best foot forward to represent our company’s commitment to our customers. We’re saluting our drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Join us in thanking them for all they do to transport your goods safely, quickly and reliably.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pilot Delivers … and That’s No Bull!

Winnie the bull had quite a ride from Winnipeg, Canada, to Collinsville, Texas, and Pilot’s shipping specialist ensured he made it safely! The fiberglass statue of a Charolais bull was purchased by J.R. Martin to adorn the entrance to her ranch, where she raises the real version of the special cattle. Winnie, named after the city of his creation, measures nine feet long, five feet tall, and three feet wide. At 125 pounds, it wasn’t the statue’s weight that posed a shipping challenge, but rather his awkward shape. With the just the manufacturer’s rudimentary crate made from a pallet and posts, Pilot and its partners made sure the unusual cargo made the long trip to his new home without incident. As you can image, when Winnie arrived on the dock at Pilot DFW, he immediately stirred up conversation.

On delivery day, the sun was shining bright at the Rockin M Ranch as the huge bull was unloaded in front of the American, Texas and Christian flags that will fly proudly over him night and day. J.R. waited a long time for this bull, and she and Pilot’s driver laughed as the truck ramp slowly lowered Winnie to the ground. The registered Charolais cattle grazing in the pasture looked on with curiosity. “He’s finally home,” J.R. said, to which the driver responded, “Pilot delivers, and that’s no bull.”

Friday, September 8, 2017

New Home for Pilot Albuquerque

Pilot Albuquerque is now servicing New Mexico customers from a new facility. The 12,000-square-foot station features a larger dock area and spacious offices. In its new location, Pilot ABQ is also more centrally located to both customers and transportation partners. You'll find the Pilot ABQ team at 5821 Midway Park Blvd NE, located just off the Jefferson corridor. Stop by for a visit or to talk about your next transportation project. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Pilot Air Charter to the Rescue!

At Pilot, we know things don’t always go as planned. That’s why we offer aircraft charter services for emergency shipments. From Learjets to Boeing 747s or Antonov cargo planes, we’ll find the right aircraft to meet your specific shipment needs. In fact, Pilot recently handled an urgent request for a key, global customer on a tight time frame. The 145,000-pound charter shipment consisted of seven 20-foot ocean containers and three crates, all filled with tools and parts to fix a downed power plant. The shipment loaded on Friday, August 18, and departed from Rickenbacker International Airport on Saturday, August 19, on the Antonov 124 pictured above. With this charter, Pilot helped get the operation back online, saving the company from further costly downtime. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Pilot Honored with 15th Ryder Carrier Quality Award

John Hill, president and chief commercial officer, along with Phil Annese, senior director, automotive services, and Stephen LeBeau, national account manager, automotive, recently accepted the 2016 Ryder Carrier Quality Award on Pilot's behalf. This is the 15th time Pilot has received Ryder’s award in the freight forwarder category and the third year in a row that Pilot was recognized for both its domestic and international services. Last year, Pilot handled approximately 5,000 shipments for Ryder through various accounts, mainly connected to the automotive industry. Since 2007, Pilot’s automotive specialists have been adding value to supply chains by offering customized programs and just-in-time solutions that streamline operations and improve cost efficiencies and responsiveness. Pilot is proud to be consistently recognized by Ryder and others for exceeding on-time performance demands and delivering superior customer service and new technology solutions.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Harder the Destination, the More Pilot Wants Your Business

For some providers, this philosophy may not match their capabilities, mindset or willingness to go above and beyond for the customer. But at Pilot, it’s what motivates us, especially when it comes to government shipments. Since 1998, Pilot has routinely delivered our troops their required cargo, regardless of location. Our vast partner network means we can move supplies from routes like New York to Mongolia or Guam to Korea, just as easily as San Francisco to Seattle. We’re proud to serve the Department of Defense (DOD), including all branches of the Armed Forces, GSA, NASA and other Departments of the U.S. Government. From uniforms to combat zone equipment, it’s what Pilot does best: deliver the gear wherever it’s needed so our troops can get their jobs done. We consider it our duty and privilege to be a worldwide government service provider.