By Saven Baker and Noah Winston
Arrive is a great place for students to consider an internship or externship. Not only do these opportunities provide current students with hands-on experience, but it gives them the tools they need to be successful for starting out in the industry. This blog is written by two of our previous winter externs, Saven Baker and Noah Winston. Read more about their perspectives on why Arrive is a great place to start a career in logistics.
What makes Arrive unique?
After learning more about Arrive Logistics these past few weeks, it is clear that Arrive is more than just your average 3PL brokerage. Arrive is based upon a set of core values that are not only attractive to potential customers but employees as well. Arrive strives to find the best employees that are passionate and hungry to grow in such a competitive industry. Arrive also provides their carrier network with the tools and resources they need to continue moving freight across the country.
How has Arrive technology improved the way we operate?
One way Arrive sets itself apart is state-of-the-art software that gives customers the confidence and transparency that is not seen anywhere else. Arrive Edge is an innovative solution to many of the problems that shippers and carriers face in the logistics industry. It offers services for customers such as automated tracking, 24/7 tracking, load matching and more. Arrive Edge provides seamless integration of all business processes to allow employees to make the best decisions. By using Accelerate, Arrive’s proprietary TMS, reps have the ability to find customers and schedule loads that benefit all parties involved.
What qualities does Arrive look for in potential candidates?
After speaking with employees from a variety of different departments, it’s clear that Arrive is constantly looking for the best people to represent its mission and values. In an industry that is competitive and relationship-based, Arrive’s reputation is in the hands of its employees. The people who have integrity, loyalty, trust, fight and boldness are the ones who will stand out in the freight industry who Arrive wants as part of the family. Arrive wants people who push themselves and the people around them to grow. There are many opportunities to grow within Arrive but you have to work for it and be eager to move to any opportunity that may arise.
Why is the logistics industry so attractive/competitive?
The logistics industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country. People are naturally attracted to it because of the enormous opportunity it has for clients, job seekers and people looking to start a business. Every trucking company needs logistical help when it comes to moving freight. Our partners look for affordability and efficiency when it comes to lanes Each one of our reps fights to make sure that our carriers are getting a fair deal.
What can you expect in the externship program?
Arrive offers opportunities for prospective employees, people who are interested in logistics and people who aren’t sure what they want to do next. Arrive has expanded recruitment by creating programs such as the 2020-2021 externship program. In this program, students from all over the country shadowed and participated in daily operations of sales reps. The carrier sales side of business includes managing freight, negotiating terms and prices and building carrier relationships. The business development side includes networking, training and bringing opportunities to the sales floor. This externship is very interactive and all students are given relevant information to help you succeed if you choose to start a career in the logistics industry. Arrive’s externship program is a truly amazing experience you don’t want to miss!
About Our Externs
Noah Winston is a current senior at Colorado State University and Saven Baker is currently a sophomore at Morehouse College.