Red Beans and Rice, a New Orleans Tradition
It’s a New Orleans tradition to serve red beans and rice on Mondays. Every Monday morning, the woman of the house would put on a pot of red beans while she did laundry. More than likely inside the pot or alongside the red beans, there would be sausage, pork shank, or pork chops. Red beans became the go-to dish on Mondays because it didn’t require much up keep. You could put it on in the morning, and let it simmer all day.
Chefs in New Orleans keep the tradition alive by fixing red beans and rice every Monday.
Now you might be thinking, what does this have to do with trucking and/or the trucking industry? Well, it has a whole lot to do with the trucking industry. When the chefs' needs for beans increase, their orders increase. When the suppliers' needs increase, the farmers' demand increases. It’s like a chain reaction, kind of like basic economics, supply and demand. When the demand increases, the supply also has to increase to prevent a shortage.
Now let me ask you a question: how are these beans being delivered to their destinations?
According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. Nearly 70% of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks. Without the industry and our truck drivers, the economy would come to a standstill. To move 9.2 billion tons of freight annually requires nearly 3 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and over 3 million truck drivers. It also takes over 37 billion gallons of diesel fuel to move all of that freight. Simply – without trucks, America stops.
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As Sponsors of the MS LDC Grand Champion, American Truck Showrooms donated $9,000. Gift Certificate to the winner.
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600HP heavy haul tractor introduced by Volvo! This is Volvo's new entry to the Mid-Atlantic trucking show.
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American Truck Showrooms - is the American Owner-Operator a Dying Breed?
American Truck Showrooms sees that currently, there is a significant shortage of truckers. We need to move goods, and the way they move is still very dependent on trucks. So, why the shortage of truckers with all of this demand? (www.americantruckshowrooms.com)
The "Owner-Operator" is the trucker who has his own truck or trucks and "leases on" or enters into a contract with a certificated trucking company (may be called a motor carrier or haul source). The motor carrier has the "authority," has purchased the insurance, and obtains the loads that are to be delivered. The owner-operator provides the truck and the driver to deliver those loads. American Truck Showrooms and other dealers provide trucks to the owner-operators.(www.americantruckshowrooms.com)
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Expanding Our Locations
Gulfport, MS - American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) is a big hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and, as a result, is expanding with Atlanta becoming the second location.
American Truck Showrooms www.americantruckshowrooms.com) is not a typical used truck dealership. Specializing in Class 8, Over the Road trucks, this dealership stands out. It is truly a “Show Room” facility. The Gulfport location has set new standards in “green” for truck facilities. Using low energy LED lights that are 24-volt battery powered, with traditional electricity only there for trickle charging, the entire 10-acre facility is lit up, inside and out. The truck wash uses a closed loop system, continually filtering and cleaning the water that is used to wash the 18-wheelers. The water is cleaned so well that it is stored in a clear retention pond that stocks large numbers of brightly colored Coy Fish. Visitors are welcome to sit on the deck by the pond and feed the fish. Adults and children alike are entertained.
The Gulfport location of American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) currently has over 100 trucks on the property. Popular makes include Volvo, Freightliner, Kenworth, and Peterbilt. The dealership focuses on late model trucks that are in good shape and fully refurbish these trucks as needed.
American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) has been such a hit because it offers the special Rental with an Option to Purchase, or Rent to Buy program that allows truckers, regardless of credit, to obtain a quality truck at a reasonable cost.
Atlanta is a logical next step for the dealership. Atlanta is about 400 miles from Gulfport, Mississippi. With many customers of American Truck Showrooms flying in to obtain a truck, the close proximity to the Atlanta Airport is a huge plus.
Like the Mississippi location, American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) in Atlanta will be a showplace facility. Over 6 acres, fully concreted with a full shop and 6,000 square foot office building will provide the dealership with a great location for its future growth. As in Gulfport, the Atlanta dealership will utilize a closed loop system for its truck wash so that it too can help keep the environment clean.
Also like the Mississippi location, the new dealership will offer the No Credit Check Rent to Buy program. The company plans on adding additional locations in later 2013 and 2014.
The Atlanta location of American Truck Showrooms will open this March in Newnan, Georgia, just south of the Atlanta airport off of I-85.(www.americantruckshowrooms.com)
Welcome to our new blog at American Truck Showrooms. We are dedicated to getting truckers back on the road in America and supporting the growth of the transport industry. Our company is recently expanding and plans to have shops strategically located across the US in due time. In today's economy, nobody can buy or finance a semi truck unless their credit is spotless and they can afford the huge payments of a high dollar loan. Here at American Truck Showrooms, we finance truckers regardless of their record because we do not do credit checks. We offer a guaranteed approval process and we give you payments you can afford. With our Rent to Buy program, we give every truck that rolls off of our lot a 30 Day Nationwide power protection plan, a 48 month 50/50 power protection plan in our shop, and allow you to buy out after 1 year with no penalty. We allow you to make payments on your 48 state IRP & 2290. We will waive your truck payment during down time if your truck is in our shop over 8 hours. We match your down payment up to $4,900. We even offer a program to allow tax write off of 100% of payments. The rewards with choosing our company do not stop there. Contact us today and let's see what we can do for you to get you back in control and behind the wheel.