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Monday, September 25, 2017

Pilot Customs Brokerage Petitions for Support of Industry Issues

Ilyse Dawicki, managing director of customs services, recently attended the Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., representing Pilot Customs Brokerage. Ilyse, along with peers from the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, lobbied for support of the issues facing the transportation industry. “We need our politicians to actively address the major concerns around protecting our importers and the security of the U.S.,” says Ilyse. In addition to gathering with members of Congress, the group met with Kevin McAleenan, acting commissioner of customs, and Brenda Smith, executive assistant commissioner, office of international trade.

Pilot has offered in-house customs brokerage services since 2013, adding significant value to our international portfolio. “We handle a vast array of customers, commodities and entry types, including FDA-regulated products,” Ilyse says. “Choosing Pilot for worldwide shipments brings customers a greater peace of mind, knowing one partner can handle every step in the process of delivering goods. Our customers can also be reassured that outside of our day-to-day operation, Pilot is engaged in making sure the right regulations for the transportation and logistics industry are enacted."

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pilot Seattle Recognized for Excellent Service

Pilot’s largest international customer and perishables supplier recently presented our Seattle station with a distinguished service award, recognizing the collaborative 25-year relationship. In particular, Pilot Seattle was acknowledged for its ability to adjust volumes and react to the time-sensitive nature of shipping perishables in order to deliver fresh produce to points around the globe in a timely manner. This supplier wrapped the cherry shipping season with a 50 percent increase over record 2016 volumes and pointed to Pilot’s ability to rise to the challenge as key in another record year. Patrick Allen, franchise owner, Bill Raine, perishables manager, and the entire Seattle staff were described as dedicated professionals who perform above expectations and make seemingly impossible tasks look easy, day after day!

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.