9 Trucking Fun Facts

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Palmer Logistics Trucking Facts

Creating Healthy and Productive Workplace Environments

Affordance Office EnvironmentsFacility managers are challenged to create workspaces that increase productivity, creativity, boost morale and facilitate wellness. Studies have proven that spending 8-10 hours a day in a sedimentary position can lead to chronic health problems including diabetes and heart disease. Natural elements in the workspace, such as greenery and natural light, boost employee productivity and morale. Adding to the challenge is the growing millennial workforce’s desire to be part of corporate cultures that provide a sense of purpose and contribute to a greater good. Facility managers have their hands full, indeed.

Affordance Office Environments helps facility managers meet these challenges by creating environments which build wellness, productivity and people-centric office spaces.

Affordance Office Environments is the office furniture division of Palmer Logistics Services. Affordance Office Environments represents over 200 high quality commercial office interior manufacturers such as Divi, AIS and Mayline. Our product lines include modular work spaces with versatile sit stand desks, natural elements, flexible work stations and invigorating common areas all of which promote healthy, productive, and collaborative workspaces.

Our turnkey commercial relocation solutions provide space planning, furniture selection, design services, and furniture installation for companies large and small. We listen and create aesthetically beautiful work environments that fit facility managers’ budgets, delight their employees and make them proud.

Palmer Logistics Services…Adapting in the Ever-Changing Automotive Climate

Palmer Logistics Services has been recognized for outstanding quality 3 of the past 4 years including twice by an automotive OEM for inbound transportation performance. Our asset based truckload transportation success has been fueled by our exclusive partnership with Hazen Transport.

Richard Palmer expanded Palmer Moving’s core services and founded Hazen Transport in 1992 to provide home delivery and general freight services. Palmer Logistics Services and Hazen Transport’s combined exceptional fleets provide inbound transportation to 17 plants east of the Mississippi for 4 automotive OEMs.

While North America has seen a rebound of automotive sales back to pre-recession levels, suppliers are leery to invest in added capacity as the global economy is still fragile. This coupled with global vehicle platforms, the vast amount of vehicle options and difficulty to accurately forecast in traditional and emerging markets puts an enormous amount of pressure on automotive Supply Chain Management.

Transportation partners need to be nimble and have strong fleets to adapt to constant changes in demand, supplier locations and plant production fluctuations to succeed within OEM’s quality metric and communication expectations. Palmer Logistics Services and Hazen Transport understand and thrive in this environment. We are extremely proud of our success and look forward to growing and adapting in the ever-changing automotive climate.

Palmer Logistics Services – Meeting the Needs of Today’s Customer
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Awarded for growth and performance Robert Palmer Jr accepts keys from North American Van Lines President James Edgett Sr.

We live in a fast-paced world. Today’s customer demands instant, concise information and efficient service performance. Household relocation customers expect their belongings be transported faster and with more exact timing. They want efficient, relative information throughout the move process.

Palmer Logistics Services has an exclusive service delivery partnership with Palmer Moving and Storage to meet these demands. Our combined fleets are among the highest rated and most awarded agency fleets in the northAmerican Van Lines system. Our automated move management system allows relocation counselors to guide household customers with shipments of all sizes through a seamless, effortless successful move.

The less is more mindset of the millennial generation has been embraced by Palmer. We have developed programs to determine specific load and delivery days, shortened transit times and we exceed customer expectations, damage free.

My father, Robert Palmer Jr., signed one of northAmerican Van Line’s first national moving service contracts with an automotive original equipment manufacturer in 1968. Palmer has continued to evolve, grow, meet and exceed the needs of the ever-changing household relocation customer.

The Story of Palmer Logistic Services

Humble Beginnings…

Palmer Logistics ServicesIn 1910, a dairy delivery man named Robert Palmer started moving furniture on the weekends for friends and soon realized there was a better life in cartage. From 2 horses and a wagon to 3 companies, 200 trucks and 300 employees providing world class transportation solutions in 107 years.

My name is Terri Palmer Burton and I am proud to be a third generation owner and manager of our family business.

Palmer Logistics Services is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council certified specialty transportation provider. Our expertise lies in:

  • Global Household Relocation
  • Asset-based truckload transportation
  • Turnkey office moving solutions including furniture sales and installation services
  • Truckload and LTL sensitive equipment transportation including final mile delivery

Palmer Logistics has been recognized with outstanding quality awards 3 of the last 4 years by customers in truckload transportation and household relocation.

Thank you for tuning in and I am excited to begin my blogging adventure! I promise not to clog your feed and hope to share valuable information about the services and industries in which we provide world class transportation solutions. I believe my grandfather would be proud of how far Palmer companies have come in the last 107 years… from his humble start of 2 horses and a wagon.


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