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The Current State Of Freight

The Current State Of Freight

Five years ago, only a fraction of shipping companies’ forklifts had certified scales on them. Today it is rare to tour a national carrier terminal where 100 percent of its equipment does not have certified scales on board. These companies have also invested in laser scanners and have internal directives to spot-check 8 to 12 percent of all freight for re-weigh and re-class issues. And, if the computer recognizes your company as a “repeat offender,” your freight will be flagged for inspections every time.
SCIENCE PROJECT

SCIENCE PROJECT

Auto recyclers have always known that their businesses help the environment. Now a scientific study has proven it.
BATTERY BEWARE

BATTERY BEWARE

Lead batteries continue to be a recycling success story in the United States and abroad. In fact, according to a National Recycling Rate Study commissioned by Battery Council International (BCI) in 2017, more than 99 percent of lead batteries are recycled. This is equivalent to about 12 billion pounds of lead batteries recycled in a four-year period.
DRIVEN TO SUCCEED

DRIVEN TO SUCCEED

In the southeastern corner of Missouri, in the part of the state that resembles a boot heel, you’ll find the last of the agricultural tractor recycling start-ups. Named for the location’s unique shape on the map, Bootheel Tractor Parts was started by Shawn Archie in 1999 out of a shop at his house. Fast forward 18 years, and Bootheel is a thriving business employing 22, and occupying a 100,000-square-foot warehouse and dismantling bay in a town of 3,000 known as East Prairie.
New Year, New Sales Strategies

New Year, New Sales Strategies

Motivation is the key to having a successful sales department. Your staff can be motivated by building trust, setting goals and offering incentives like contests and monetary rewards. Sales staff can also be motivated by inspirational speakers.
ARA CLOSE-UP

ARA CLOSE-UP

Spend just a few minutes with David Gold, and you can’t help but admire his energy and enthusiasm. It’s what has helped to propel this highly respected and seasoned recycler to the helm of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), where he earned the title of president this past November. Currently, David is Executive Vice President and President of Fenix Parts Canada. Like many others, he grew up in the industry, and now he’s fully prepared to give back. We spent 15 minutes with David recently to find out what’s in store during his term.
Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, slammed Texas over the weekend of August 25 – 27. It made landfall on Friday between Port Arkansas and Port O’Connor, became a Category 1 storm by Saturday morning and was downgraded to a tropical storm by Sunday. Before Harvey was over, it made landfall twice more, hitting not only Texas, but Louisiana as well. Its effects will take years to recover from.
Classic Success

Classic Success

When Brian Smyth and Jason McClure were 14 years old, one of their favorite activities was to play tag among the cars in the recycling yard. Fast forward to adulthood and they’re still running around the yard - this time in a more official capacity, as co-owners of Desert Valley Auto Parts in Phoenix, Ariz. It’s been a journey propelled by a lifelong passion for cars and a powerful friendship.
IRT 2017

IRT 2017

Auto recyclers from around the world descended on Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada in early September for the 2017 International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT). The event, held Sept. 6 - 8, 2017 at the Hilton Niagara Falls Hotel & Suites, was co-hosted by the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA).
Parts Smarts

Parts Smarts

When Bob Fiegleman graduated with a business degree from Penn State, he had dreams of turning his passion for fun and laughter into a career as a comedian and writer. Instead, he founded Morgan Highway Auto Parts in Scranton, Pa. Would things have worked out differently if Bob’s dad had been in the entertainment business rather than the scrap business? Who knows? Thankfully the people of Scranton, as well as anyone with access to a phone or the Internet, can do business with Bob when they need to buy used auto parts and vehicles. And, if a customer is lucky enough to speak with Bob on the phone, they’re sure to get a couple of laughs too.
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