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Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Monday, July 20th, 2015


Trucking is a tough business. Whether you’re behind the wheel or on the phones covering loads, the never ending cycle of tight deadlines, strict regulations and increasing expenses is enough to drive even the best of the best crazy.

Now, if you’ve been able to stick it out in the transportation business for a substantial amount of time you probably have your methods of handling stress. But although you may feel like you have your stress under control, it’s important to understand the long term effects that stress can have on your business and your personal life.

Experiencing stress over a long period of time can cause damage to your brain that can’t be undone. Scientists have found that stress actually decreases mental functioning, increases irritability and can even kill brain cells. Even worse for drivers out on the road, stress affects parts of the brain that control paying attention, decision making, and problem solving!

In addition to stresses effects on the brain, it also can have effects on the rest of your body such as low energy, headaches, chest pain, elevated heartbeat, and tense muscles to name a few.

So how to we reduce stress? Good nutrition, regular exercise, and meditation are common methods of reducing stress but one commonly overlooked technique is laughter! According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter can have short and long-term benefits in reducing stress. Their studies found that laughter can active and relieve your stress response, sooth tension, improve your immune system, relieve pain and increase personal satisfaction.

As it turns out, laughter might truly be the best medicine! Now that you know laughing is good for you, you just have to find something to laugh about. I know that for me, when it comes to those dreadful at-home tasks such as laundry, I like to lighten the mood by listening to my favorite comedians while I complete them. Satellite radio has dozens of comedy channels to suit any taste with easy access while on the road. If you’re a trucker, you’re most likely spending the majority of your time in your truck alone, so you are free to relieve that stress and LOL all you want!

For  information on HG Logistics, LLC, located in Cincinnati, OH, please contact General Manager Doug Bierman at 513-244-3026. 

Cargo Theft Trends, Stats, and Tips

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

As Independence Day approaches, so does one of the top weeks of the year for cargo theft. Cargo Net, a division of Verisk Crime Analytics, has issued a warning to carriers and drivers for the upcoming week about the potential for increased activity by cargo thieves. In the past three years, the July 1-7 week has accounted for nearly 76 cargo theft incidents and nearly $11 million in loss value.

Cargo Net posted this infographic with its warning, showing the top targeted commodities (food and beverage, electronics and metal) and the top states — CA, FL, TX, GA, IL — from the July 1-7 theft data for the last three years:


HG Logistics, LLC, a third party logistics company and freight broker located in Cincinnati, OH is dedicated to providing you with the best service possible. This not only means ensuring the safety of our drivers but also ensuring that our loads are delivered in a safe and timely manner. With the holiday week approaching, HG recommends these 3 tips to make sure that cargo theft doesn’t happen to you:

Keep the cargo moving: The longer a loaded trailer or container sits unattended, the higher the risk for theft, plain and simple.

Focus on “hot spots” and “hot times”: As noted earlier, cargo theft is highly concentrated in 5 states, and if you drill down further, in certain cities, neighborhoods, and truck stops and other parking areas. Also, thefts occur more frequently on weekends (especially Saturdays) so focus your security efforts in the places and times they are most likely to occur.

Know who you’re working with: Having your cargo stolen from an unattended lot is one thing, but getting deceived by a thief in broad daylight because you didn’t perform proper due diligence is another. Thieves are getting more creative and sophisticated so you must have a robust carrier qualification process and follow it consistently.

For more information on HG Logistics, LLC, please contact our General Manager, Doug Bierman at (513)-520-7809.

Is Your Coolant/Antifreeze Ready For Summer?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015


It’s a HOT one here today at HG Logistics LLC, a third party logistics company and freight broker located in Cincinnati, OH and I know that the first thing I did when I got in my car this morning was crank up the AC. While a wonderful luxury for drivers, AC’s maintenance is often bypassed in vehicles until the coolant that saves us from the heat runs out. Any truck fleets that are planning on traveling the North American continent this summer, whether North to South or coast to coast, know that one of the few constants among those thousands of miles of pavement will be stifling heat and oppressive humidity. That being said, regularly scheduled maintenance throughout the lifetime of a heavy duty vehicle can keep it running for a very long time. Be sure to keep up with maintenance on your vehicles cooling system before this summer season is in full effect!

For information on HG Logistics, LLC please contact our general manager, Doug Bierman, at 513-520-7809


U.S. Trucking Companies Revenue Reaches Record $700 Billion

Friday, May 15th, 2015


A shortage of drivers and persistently low fuel charges are driving money into the pockets of trucking companies, as the industry reported a record $700.4 billion in revenue in 2014.

Trucking revenue rose 2.6% last year, according to the American Trucking Associations’ “American Trucking Trends” report released Monday.

The growth marked a slowdown from the previous year, when trucking revenue expanded 6.2%, but marked the first time industry-wide revenue exceeded $700 billion.

Revenue has been on an upward trend since the beginning of the economic recovery, as shippers, including everyone from apparel retailers to grocers, responded to the recovery in demand following the 2008-2009 economic downturn.

Part of the issue is demographic: for whatever reason, younger workers aren’t signing up to become truck drivers. The average age of a truck driver is 49, compared with 42 for workers overall.

The ATA estimates there is a shortfall of about 40,000 long-haul truckers needed to meet demand for moving goods, of a total of 1.5 million long-haul drivers nationwide, which is driving up shipping rates. ATA’s index that tracks revenue per mile grew 3.2% in 2014 to 154.1 from 149.4 in 2013.

Another factor is fuel prices. A gallon of diesel fuel is $1.07 cheaper than it was a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Most truckers charge shippers a surcharge based on fuel expenses on top of a base shipping rate. Those surcharges have declined over the past year, making truck shipments more cost-effective for shippers.

For information on HG logistics, LLC, a third party logistics company and freight broker located in Cincinnati, OH. please contact our general manager, Doug Bierman, at 513-244-3026 ext 3021.

HG Logistics’ Company Picnic

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

HG Logistics LLC, a transportation freight broker servicing the United States, Canada, and Mexico, celebrated the 4th of July with its second annual company picnic held on July 3, 2010. The day’s festivities included plenty of food, swimming, fishing, cornhole, and a wiffle ball game. The night ended with a fire works display put on by our very own General Manager, Doug Bierman. Company picnics are not only fun, but I believe they serve as a valuable tool in building company morale. Company picnics give employees the opportunity to meet each other’s families and to get to connect outside of work. There is no pressure but just a time to relax and have fun. Company picnics can also be quite an eye opening experience, revealing hidden talents you did not know employees possessed, like athletic skills or the ability to grill a mean hamburger. Other?activities are reminders that some of us are not as young as we use to be. I, for one, managed to pull a calf muscle trying to run to first base during the wiffle ball match between the “Young and Old Timers” vs. the “Joe Jocks” teenage boys. I did not care I was in pain. I was just ecstatic that I even hit the ball and had reason to run. Of course, I had to have a seven year old pitch run for me the rest of the game, and he?managed to steal second, which I am sure I could not have done even with two good legs. Believe it or not, the “Young and Old Timers” were ahead most of the game, but then the “Joe Jocks” managed to tie the game and score the winning run in the last inning during their last at bat. We have already challenged them to a rematch next year. After all, a little friendly competition is good for the soul. I know I thoroughly enjoyed HG Logistics’ Company Picnic, as well as the rest of the employees who attended. Company picnics definitely have my vote, and I would encourage other businesses to schedule an annual picnic. It is just a fun way to get to know each other from a whole?different prospective.

HG Logistics – Past, Present, Future

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
Reflections by Dave Greek Jr., President


About three years ago, HG Logistics was founded.  As a sister company to Hill and Griffith, we knew there were opportunities to expand and strengthen our relationships with our customers, while in turn utilize the values of HG Logistics to expand our horizons into new markets.  While some may look back and question the timing of opening a new business in the early stages of a recession, I saw this as an opportunity to fill a need with exceptional customer service at a time when other companies began to cut back to rein in expenses.  


The timing could not have been better. Entering the market when others were leaving and providing a high value added product, allowed HG Logistics to build a customer base using the quality of our service and high integrity of our staff.  Our customers have come to appreciate the personal service and quick response in helping them with their freight solutions.


Today, HG Logistics continues to expand its customer base and is consistently achieving double digit monthly revenue growth.  The team at HG Logistics has a much diversified background that allows us to provide freight solutions for any industry, which we believe is one of our core competencies.  Unlike many other 3PL’s, we are not tied to a specific industrial/commodity segment, thus affording us a much larger potential customer base to draw. 


While the economy continues to struggle through the recession, we here at HG Logistics feel that these times allow us to keep on providing the highest level of service that so many others are considering non-essential.  We know the value of providing first in class service, and when you combine the high degree of integrity of our staff, it can only lead to a bright future. 


From all of us here at HG Logistics we appreciate your past, present, and future business.  We look forward to continuing to develop those customer relationships that lead to a mutually beneficial relationship.


HG Logistics LLC is Poised for Success

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Three Year Anniversary


Three years ago, HG Logistics started with just three employees–a logistics manager, an office assistant, and a human resource/sales coordinator. We have now grown to five brokers and three office staff, and our looking to expand further by adding two brokers by October 2009.

Credit Score:

At first, HG Logistics’ credit score was not available. However, as our business continued to grow, so did our credit score reaching 63 at one point and as of recently, climbing to an impressive 90. Our average day to pay is 27.5, which has contributed to our notable credit score. Establishing these numbers in such a short period of time proves HG Logistics LLC is here to stay.


Only the best are hired at HG Logistics LLC. As members of TIA and a soon to be Gold Book Broker, all staff must adhere to a high code of ethics to set us above the rest.

Growing in a down market, confirms that service and quality still count.

Doug Bierman – Logistics Development Manager

Intermodal Logistics Specialist

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

 HG Logistics LLC, a third party logistics company located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is pleased to announce that in addition to our broad range of stellar services already in place, we have recently added an intermodal service to assist you in any of your international transportation needs.

HG Logistics can cover anything from LTL to full container loads and anything in between. Quotes are based either on door to door deliveries and services or simply on your container drayage needs for imported freight.

For Free Quotes Call….

Steve Hunt
Logistics Account Executive


HG Logistics 2009 Mission Statement

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

As a third party logistics company, HG Logistics LLC is a freight broker specializing in satisfying the transportation needs of our customers.  Our goal is always to exceed our customer’s expectations, which is reflected in our 2009 Mission Statement.

2009 Mission Statement

HG Logistic’s mission is to provide the customer with the most satisfying shipping experience that they have ever encountered.  We exist to attract and maintain customers.  When we adhere to this maxim, everything else falls into place. Our services will exceed the expectations of our customers.

HG Logistics will provide its customers with:

  • Someone who is honest.
  • Someone who is effective.
  • Someone who is reliable.
  • Someone who works hard and smart.
  • Someone who saves them time and money.

If you want to have a satisfying shipping experience in 2009, contact HG Logistics LLC, a company that lives up to its mission statement.

HG Logistics LLC
1085 Summer Street
Cincinnati, OH 45204
Doug Bierman: Logistics Manager
877-574-4744 ext. 3021  •   513-244-4182 (fax)

Equipment Movers

Friday, September 26th, 2008

From Cranes to Trains

No Job is Too Big or Too Small for HG Logistics LLC







HG Logistics LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio, is your heavy haul, oversized, complete project and job site movers. Contact us at 1-877-574-4744.