Trucking is an important cog of the US economy, supplying goods and services all over the country. Today, nearly half of goods transported happen on the roads. Many of the products people need, especially in remote areas, would not be available without truckers.
In the past, companies handle their own transportation and logistics but now, they prefer to save cost by outsourcing to professional independent logistic service providers which have their own storage and transportation networks points across key cities.
This helps them manage client goods efficiently and ensure goods reach destinations on time as per customer requirements. Stevens Transport is one of the largest transport carrier in North America and has been providing reliable freight logistics across US, Mexico and Canada for years.
These transport service companies tie up with leading logistic service providers and are very good at optimizing transport assets. They also provide in house CDL training to improve drivers safety, skills and service standards. Such company-sponsored CDL training programs usually require an agreement to work for a certain period upon completion or paying back the tuition cost.
Trucking is a resilient industry and provides well paying jobs, even if the economy is still struggling with unemployment. With millions of trucks sold yearly, mostly in developing countries, truck drivers are in short supply. Each truck needs at least one permanent driver and a temporary driver as backup. Unless the world doesn’t need supplies transported, becoming a professional trucker provides job security.
While it doesn’t require high educational qualification, you need an appetite for challenges and also strong safety mentality. With more hauling experience and good safety track record, you will be ahead of the game in finding high paying trucking jobs.
Check out the site if you are out of job and interested to work as a truck driver. If you already meet the requirements, you are able to apply for trucking jobs by sending an application form which is provided in the website of the company.
Just when you saved enough money for the Samsung Galaxy S4, rumors of another exciting gadget, Samsung Galaxy Note III, has began circulating among gadget geeks.
It is hard to top what the S4 already does but the flagship phablet promises some fanciful features and hardware. Besides the S Pen and collection of S Pen apps, the Note III may be powered by Snapdragon 800 processor and a quad-core Krait 400 processor that can clock up to 2.3GHz. Unlike Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos processor, Snapdragon 800 is LTE enabled. In addition, the Note III is likely to contain an Adreno 330 GPU that supports 4K video playback and recording.
Samsung has been rumored to be working on S4 Zoom which works wonders on the camera. Don’t be surprised if this feature is ported over to Galaxy Note III. The Note III may also pack a 13MP rear camera with 3X optical zoom and optical image stabilizer on board. Other rumored specs include a 6” Super AMOLED display and 2GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Note III is expected to be announced this September, probably in the IFA 2013. Stay tuned.
LG may not be able to trump Samsung in smartphone sales but it goes one up, literally, in Times Square with its ad board.
Taking advantage of the frenzy whipped up by Samsung over its Galaxy S IV, LG also featured a “4″ in its flagship Optimus G smartphone advertisement.
The eye catching “LG Optimus G is here 4 you now” is to tell gadget fans not to wait for Samsung. Go grab a LG Optimus G first as it is already available. Such tongue in cheek promo is fair game. After all, Samsung took a jibe at Apple’s iPhone with its “The Next Big Thing is Already Here” ad campaign last year.
You gotta love SwiftKey, a virtual keyboard app on Android. The company just updated the app with its latest version, SwiftKey 4, which gives a whole new typing experience. Check out the video below.
A cool new feature is SwiftKey Flow. Users can type via swiping from letter to letter, like Swype and Google’s Gesture Typing keyboard. However, SwiftKey integrates gesture typing with standard typing, as well as intelligent word prediction algorithms. The improved prediction engine also means SwiftKey 4 now adapts to your typing style over time, becoming more intelligent with use.
In addition, SwiftKey has added support for six new languages, bringing the total to 60. To celebrate the launch of SwiftKey 4, the app is now going for half price. The company will also give away a Nexus 7 tablet to one lucky winner in SwiftKey’s Twitter contest.
Many choices of interior flooring exists today like tiles, marble, granite, carpet or hardwood flooring. There are pros and cons with each choice. Hardwood flooring is commonly used in dry areas as it provides warmth and contrast. But a relatively new product – laminate flooring is gradually gaining in popularity.
Today’s laminate flooring comes ready to assemble as smooth individual planks with tongue and groove edges which slide together with a click joint or locking system allowing the floor to be quickly assembled by hand or with a mallet. The new system is glueless and hence faster to install and less messy but yet function as a solid “floating” piece.
Besides easy installation, laminate floors are generally more affordable than hardwood. Because it is an engineered rather than natural product, there is a wider range of colors and textures to suit the personality of your rooms. Laminate flooring is also durable, low-maintenance and long-wearing which is suitable for busy family homes or those with children.
However, laminates don’t add much value to your home compared to solid hardwood floors. It also can’t be refinished since it is not real wood. But replacement is easy if the board gets scratched or burned.
It is best to engage professionals on laminate flooring ocala. The underlay is essential to protect against moisture, soundproofing and foot comfort. You should also shop for quality and not thickness. Without quality of material and construction, you are just paying for more fiberboard.
Samsung Galaxy S4 is not expected to deviate much in design from its well received S3. Some tentative hardware details include a 5” 1080p SuperAMOLED screen with full HD display, quad-core Exynos 5440 SoC and a main camera of about 13 megapixels.
Gadget geeks are expecting Samsung to surprise with nifty features and offer a reason to upgrade their phones. They will not be disappointed with a touchless gesture for screen navigation, much like the floating touch on Sony Xperia Sola. It can detect fingers at a distance so you don’t have ugly fingerprints on your beautiful screen.
The official launch date for Galaxy S4 has not been announced yet but some pundits are suggesting March or April for Samsung to gain an advantage over other Android competitors like Sony and HTC. Are you saving up some money for the S IV already?
HTC Corporation may not be a dominant player in mobile devices but its new smartphone, dubbed M7, promises to deliver new sound and camera experience.
While no official details are out, the smartphone is expected to feature a brand new camera sensor, with three 4.3-megapixel sensor layers to create ultrapixels. With more people using their smartphones as cameras, any increased level of detail and sharper colors from ultrapixels is definitely welcome.
The upcoming HTC M7 may also have a quad core processor, 4.7-inch screen with full HD resolution, 468ppi pixel density and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) layered with HTC’s own Sense 5.0 user interface.
The Taiwanese mobile phone maker seems real confident of the experience M7 can deliver as it takes a dig at Nokia and Apple in this infographic.
HTC touted its first phone with 8MP camera and creating the world’s first phone that could take 3D pictures and videos and play 3D movies without requiring glasses. It then panned Apple for being late in introducing 8MP camera on iPhone 4S and Nokia 808 PureView, which has a 41MP camera, is also mocked for not helping image quality.
Taking potshots at Apple may elevate HTC profile and get some publicity but they have to prepare for a backlash if M7 doesn’t live up to the hype. I am eager to try out HTC M7 though as I am one of those users who have replaced cameras with smartphones.
Risk Management sounds like added cost to businesses. But instead of viewing risk management as unnecessary expenses, business owners should see it as beneficial to profits in the long run as the organization builds a solid reputation and prevent frauds and catastrophic losses.
Besides governance, compliance and integrating Sarbanes Oxley Act, risk management extends to strategic planning too. A general rule of thumb is the bigger and more complex your business, the higher the cost of risk management.
While you can try to anticipate and handle broad spectrum of risks on your own or hire a few staff to do that; it is penny wise pound foolish for a huge organization to hire cheap or inexperienced staff. In the face of increasing regulation around the world, the scrutiny and challenge becomes more intense. Hence, leaving it to specialists to provide advice and solutions is a safer route.
A risk management consultant can minimize the risks of your business while keeping your organization lean and productive. They will help you set up methods and processes to achieve your objectives, identifying events, assessing likelihood and magnitude of impact on your business, etc. With so much at stake, it is vital to engage the right risk management firm for your business.
Core Compliance & Legal Services, Inc. is a suitable partner with their status as a leading risk management firm in southern California. It offers wide range of risk management services starting from Broker-dealer registrations and applications for FINRA membership to Hedge and private fund compliance program and regulatory requirement evaluations and updates. The company has a dedicated team of professionals who are ready to assist and support you.
Sony which has seen a year decline in PlayStation sales, may unveil powerful new version of the home console in February. It is expected to deliver more realistic games and entertainment features.
While the basic of PS4 (hard drive, Blu-Ray player, 1080p output) will not vary much from PS3, gamers can expect an upgrade to the processor and memory. A quad-core AMD processor and 2GB of RAM, compared to the 256MB (plus 256MB for graphics) in the PS3.
The processors capable of rendering games at 240 frames a second, more than capable of handling current-generation games which render at 30 or 60 frames per second. No wonder, some eager fans have dubbed PS4 as “PS3 on steroids.”
PS4 will definitely excite hardcore gamers with its prowess but Sony will have an uphill task reversing declining sales of games, hardware and accessories.
Besides facing down Nintendo and Microsoft in the traditional gaming consoles battle, Sony also has to grab consumers’ time and money from mobile devices operating on Android and iOS. Mobile devices are ubiquitous and game applications for tablets and smartphones typically sell for less than $5, while packaged video-games cost as much as $60.
Indeed, Nintendo last week cut full-year forecast for sales of its new Wii U home console to 4 million units from 5.5 million. Will Sony PS4 spark a craze for gamers back into home consoles?
Research in Motion may be launching its BlackBerry 10 today but Apple grabbed some limelight with its introduction of a 4th generation iPad with 128 GB and Retina Display, set to hit stores in early February.
That is twice the storage capacity of current 64GB models. Apple must have heard feedback from its users about lack of storage space, what with games, apps, books and multimedia. However, the target market seems to be consumers who have yet to get an iPad rather than iPad upgraders as there are no new features announced, even though the newly released iOS 6.1 will be incorporated.
The selling price is USD 799 for stand-alone Wi-Fi model and USD 929 for Wi-Fi + Cellular model. This latest iPad edition is not really exciting for gadget geeks and Apple will again be panned for falling behind the innovation curve. But Apple being Apple, they will still move millions of iPad units. Whether it reverses a declining trend of iPads sold will be watched closely.
The concern though is that Apple faces strong demand for its previous products, like iPhone 4S which affect sales of new products. Indeed, the new iPad is still working fine for me and I won’t be retiring it so soon. Will you be upgrading to the 4th gen iPad?