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New Entrance

NEW! J-Rayl to open Compressed Natural Gas station to the public!


J-Rayl Transport has switched its existing compressed natural gas (CNG) station at its Akron, OH, headquarters to CNG fueling from U.S. Oil’s Gain Clean Fuel. As part of the partnership, U.S. Oil has acquired the existing CNG station at J-Rayl’s headquarters and will also construct a new Gain Clean Fuel station in Sunnyvale, TX, just east of Dallas, to provide service to J-Rayl’s long haul transportation routes. Gain Clean Fuel is set to open the station in Akron to the public in early May of 2014. Read more.


New Entrance

Brand new entrance at Headquarters in Akron, OH!


JRayl has implemented a new traffic pattern for truck and trailer traffic. Effectively immediately, truck traffic is expected to enter the JRayl yard at the entrance of Arlington and Wilbeth traffic intersection. This is the entrance that used to be Rex’s Salvage at 1201 S. Arlington Rd. Please discontinue accessing the yard at the Triplett Ave entrance. The entrance at Triplett Ave will be used exclusively for car and employee traffic. If there are any questions, please contact the safety department @ 330-784-1134


Top 50 Green Fleets

J-Rayl was awarded Heavy Duty Trucking's 50 greenest fleets - November 2013


Out of a fleet of 220 heavy-duty vehicles, currently 10 are dedicated CNG and 3 are dual-fuel at the time of this being written. At press time, 66 more CNG trucks were scheduled to be delivered by the end of the year. JRayl also plans to convert 80 2007 and 2008 international trucks to a dual fuel diesel/natural-gas system from EcoDual. By the end of 2013, 33% of the fleet will be CNG, and 80% by the end of 2014. Read more.


Southbend Terminal

J-Rayl Opens Terminal near South Bend, IN


JRayl has opened a new location in North Liberty, IN, just 15 miles from The University of Notre Dame.

As a company, this location is crucial to our long term growth strategy, and as a result we have added approximately 20 new drivers out of that terminal. This number, as well as some office staff, will be added too as we continue to add business in that region. We have also hired Randy Scamehorn who will be helping us get that location up and running and will be helping out with various operation duties.


Innovator Award

J-Rayl Recognized as an "Exceptional" Innovator by PeopleNet


J-Rayl was recognized as an exceptional innovator at PeopleNet's annual customer appreciation dinner during the company's users conference in San Antonio.
J Rayl Transport received the award for top Innovator in the 100-500 truck category for demonstrating leadership in energy conservation and clean energy fuels. To read more about this award click here.


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Unveiling of new employees!


The Management of J-Rayl is very pleased to announce the addition of new employees to the J-Rayl family. Both the Akron office and the Dallas terminal have benefited from these new hires.
We are very pleased to welcome:

Clint Stofregen - Brokerage, TX

Clint graduated in 2008 from the University of North Texas with his BBA and was introduced to the transportation industry shortly thereafter. He is coming to JRayl from Stevens Transport in Dallas, TX where he was a Freight Broker and Lead Broker Trainer for 3 years.

Adam Harris - Brokerage, OH

Adam recently received his Bachelors Degree in Business Management with a focus on Organizational Change and Development from Walsh University. He has internship experience in business development and planning accompanied by a background in finance and trailer leasing. Working as a specialist in the brokerage will be his first, full-time employment opportunity post-grad.

Daniel Price - Recruiting/Safety, TX

Daniel worked for large companies such as the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council and Walgreen's Distribution Center during college doing HR and Logistics work. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BBA in Management/Economics in 2010.

Diane Oprean - IT, OH

Diane has over 30 years of experience in IT, working with large companies such as Timken and Diebold, with a major focus in database administrator duties. Diane has an Associates Degree in Computer Programming and a BS in Industrial Technology.

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CNG Station Update


Our CNG fueling station is fully functioning for internal use. We plan to add diesel to the Natural Gas offering. We are opening up the intersection to allow straight drive through access from Wilbeth Rd. thus eliminating the need for the turns into our terminal from Triplett Blvd to accommodate public use.
We are receiving quotes for some parking lot improvements and will open up a drive through from the fueling station to the main terminal.


 

CNG Truck

10 new dedicated CNG trucks added to our Fleet


Another bold stride in the reduction of our carbon footprint will be achieved by the introduction of 10 new CNG trucks into our operations. These Freightliner Day Cabs are expected to be received on the 26th of July 2013 and will be used in a regional application.
JRayl is very excited to introduce these new power units into our fleet and continues to a market leader in the migration toward clean fueling solutions for our fleet toward a full over the road application.

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CNG Permit Process Approved


J-Rayl's CNG fueling station had its permits approved by the Akron City Council to construct the fueling station. The Akron Beacon Journal posted an article from the meeting on April 8, 2013. To read more information about the meeting click here.


 

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J-Rayl in NGT News


J-Rayl received media attention from Next-Gen Transportation news. NGT wrote an article about J-Rayl's CNG fueling station construction. To read the article click here


 

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J. Rayl Constructing CNG Fueling Station


J-Rayl is constructing a compressed natural gas fueling station for fueling its fleet and also for public use at its Akron, OH location. For the more information and regular updates regarding the CNG station please click here.

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Gretchen

J. Rayl welcomes Gretchen Seitzinger to the team!

Meet our new Recruiter: Gretchen has worked in the transportation industry for 13 years, and says there is not another industry she would rather be in! She is excited to be working at J. Rayl to help build the most professional, safe fleet available in the industry to meet our customer needs. Gretchen occupies her spare time being an ice hockey mom to a 12 year old son. She also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, white water kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking with her dog CJ.



Contact Information:
Gretchen.Seitzinger@JRayl.com
800.753.5050 Ext. 3218
Direct: 234.200.3018


 

E & Y Award

Jeremy Rayl Named Finalist in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012

Congratulations to Jeremy Rayl who was named one of the finalists in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program was created in the US in a single Midwestern city by Ernst & Young in 1986 to honor entrepreneurs whose ingenuity and perseverance have created and sustained successful, growing business ventures. Today, the program has been expanded to more than 135 cities in more than 50 countries, with awards presented to almost 700 of the world's most successful and innovative entrepreneurs. We are honored to have our CEO become a finalist of this prestigious award program. Watch Jeremy Rayl's Interview Here.


 

Top 2012 Business

J. Rayl Transport named Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio!

On Sunday, June 17th, The Cleveland Plain Dealer published The Plain Dealer Top Workplaces; a list of the best places to work in the Northeast Ohio area. J. Rayl is delighted to been named to this list. The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based upon feedback from an employee survey. 237 companies participated in the program and 100 have been selected for the Top Workplaces award. We are honored to have been selected for the award, particularly as the judges were our employees! View the complete list online: www.cleveland.com/best-workplaces.

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Jeremy Rayl featured in Smart Business

J. Rayl Transport is pleased to announce CEO Jeremy Rayl being featured in.

February's issue of Smart Business. Check out the article online at: www.sbnonline.com



 

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Cascade Capital Award Winner

J. Rayl Transport is pleased to announce it is the recent recipient of the Cascade Capital Corporation 2011 Business Growth Award. The award is based on the both Business Growth Awards criteria and the challenges facing small companies in today's business environment. The award is quite an accomplishment standing for businesses that play a continuing role in revitalizing the local and regional economy through their sustained growth and investment.

 


 

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JRayl Goes Green

J. Rayl goes green with the efforts of employee Jeremy Nelson and his newly organized green team! For more information on how to do your part visit: www.saswma.org.

2012 Update:To date J. Rayl has recycled 4,772 pounds of paper thus conserving: 40.6 trees, 7.6 cubic yards of landfill space, 16,702 gallons or water, 10,021 KWh of electricity, and 2,594 Ghg of emissions!


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