Information in this crime blotter was obtained by Chesterfield Township police. Where arrests apply, they do not indicate convictions.
Car on landscaping bricks
A Chesterfield Township resident found his Cadillac Escalade propped on landscaping bricks Oct. 9 with the tires missing at the 26000 block of Joanne Smith, according to township police.
The theft took place the night before or early that morning and there were no known suspects at the time, police said.
Heroin and needle found in car
An off-duty Chesterfield Township police officer saw a swerving motorist around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 8 on I-94 near 21 Mile and called for a marked patrol unit to stop the vehicle, according to police.
The 25-year-old Macomb Township driver appeared disoriented and moved slowly. Police said they found a needle and suspected heroin in her vehicle. She was placed under arrest. Toxicology tests are pending.
A 20-year-old Clinton Township man and a 26-year-old Warren man were arrested around midnight Oct. 9 after allegedly stealing $1,393 worth of merchandise from the Wal-Mart store on Marketplace Boulevard, township police said.
4 Ways Owner Driver Jobs Can Survive an Economic Downturn
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The fact that hard times pass is little consolation to those enduring them. Economic prosperity swings in cycles, bringing success and wealth to industries in periods of plenty, before bringing lean times of scarcity that one must endure until the better times return. But knowing an economic downturn can run its course does not help businesses and workers survive a lack of income and resources.
This is no less the case in the courier industry. Hence it is vital that couriers know how to prepare for times that reap more chaff than hay.
Reduce vehicle costs
If you rely on owner driver jobs, you may operate with merely one van or two. When the industry loses its lustre and work contracts shrivel, it can seem that you have invested all your funds on a venture for an insufficient reward. But, even though you cannot trim from a mighty fleet that you do not have, you can still cut back on vehicular costs. Downsizing your van to a more efficient model, working out tighter routes, and planning your fuel expenses to the letter can save money where you thought there was no money to be saved.
Find return loads
Expansion is hardly the primary aim of a small business in dire economic seasons. But even those who get by on owner driver jobs need to grow and compete to survive in tough times. This is where an assiduous approach to return loads can come in handy. When it is too difficult to expend money on new routes and new clients, filling return legs with valuable paid cargo and eliminating the burden of dead mileage can suddenly bring about unexpected dividends. These rewards can stave off the brunt of a financial crisis in the industry and the market.
Implement low-scale marketing
While it is tough to maintain grandiose ambitions of a burgeoning client list when it’s tough even trying to pay the bills, you still need to have enough owner driver jobs to make a profit. And since tough times mean many clients will be cutting down on contracts, this often means you still need to find a way to be competitive when attracting new work. Low-scale and savvy marketing plans can make the difference. Using social media, industry forums, local advertising and targeted promotions can ensure you still have enough business to stay out of the red on your balance sheet.
When work is plentiful and the industry is booming, everyone seems eager to hunt down the latest and flashiest technological innovation. Such tools are quickly dismissed as extravagant trappings when there is an economic downturn. But if you rely on owner driver jobs you should still look to modern technology to save you time and money. Online courier exchanges, communication tools and operational software are often low-cost for a high reward in efficiency.
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Norman Dulwich is a correspondent for Courier Exchange, the world’s largest neutral trading hub for same day owner driver jobs1 in the express freight exchange industry. Over 2,500 transport exchange businesses are networked together through their website, trading jobs and capacity in a safe ‘wholesale’ environment.
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HINCKLEY The owner of a trucking company recently listed as owing the second most unpaid tolls and fines in Illinois says he s working to pay the tolls but disputes the associated fines.
Steve s Underdog Trucking, a Hinckley-based company that hauls sand, gravel and mulch, is in court with the Illinois Tollway over $192,742 that the agency claims it is owed in unpaid tolls and fines. Now the company s president, Steven Navalany says the agency s claims could put it out of business.
I have only been running between one and four trucks during the time I have allegedly become a top tollway violator, Navalany said in a letter to the Daily Chronicle. In my mind that is impossible.
Multiple calls to the Illinois Tollway were not returned.
In August, Illinois Tollway leaders released a wall of shame list of the state s top 157 commercial tollway offenders, who the tollway says owe a combined $3.7 million in unpaid tolls and fines.
Four DeKalb County companies made the list. Among them, only Steve s Underdog Trucking is still in business, but it ranked second in the state, according to the agency.
The tollway s court case against the trucking company opened in January in DuPage County. The case has been continued each of its past three status dates and is next due in court Thursday.
Lynn Navalany, the mother of Steven Navalany and an employee of the company, says the company uses I-Pass transponders in its trucks, but that it can t be sure how the tolls went unpaid. She said the company would be happy to pay just the tolls.
I went to court and spoke with the lawyer there and she said, Call me, we can work it out, and I ve called and called, Lynn Navalany said. We re trying to get it taken care of. We ll pay the toll part.
According to the Illinois Tollway s website, unpaid tolls can mean up to $70 in fines if left unpaid, but fines and fees can be assessed for a variety of other reasons, from incorrect I-Pass mounting to I-Pass suspension.
Steve s Underdog Trucking has been in business since 2009.
I want to stay in business, but these allegations are threatening to shut me down, Steven Navalany wrote I hope that with this unfortunate publicity I did not seek, may come a resolution that allows me to pay my fair share of tolls and stay in business.
Have you ever desired to start your own importation or exportation business? Are you good at identifying foreign products with local market potential? If yes, then here is a detailed guide on how to start an import export business online from home.
If you know the basics of how to start an import export business, you should endeavor engage in such trade because it is highly lucrative and profitable. Though it is very competitive business, it is not complicated. The import export business simply involves buying and selling of both foreign and domestic goods for a profit. The import business is one I have had a taste of; having played alongside my dad in the importation of sanitary wares and men s wear; I can boldly tell you that importation is a money-making venture.
Why You Should Start your Own Import Export Business
It is a well known fact today that China is the manufacturing hub of the world, while countries such as USA, Nigeria, UK, etc imports massively to supply the need of the population. Using Nigeria as a case study, it has been established that the local industries cannot meet the demand of consumers; thus the need to import goods other countries to complement local production.
In retrospect, Nigeria also have an abundance of mineral and natural resources; waiting to be exported. In fact, the importation of goods has never been easier than now; due to the emergence of the internet. Importers can now meet manufacturers online, while exporters can also push their products out using the internet as leverage to find buyers. So if you are ready to tap into this golden opportunity, then read on as I provide you with tips on how to start an import export business online from the comfort of your home.
Why do you want to go into importation or exportation? Are you prepared for the risk involved? Are you prepared to hassle with your manufacturers, agents, freight companies, customs, etc? In fact, are you prepared for the stress of importing and exporting? Are you going to focus on importing or exporting? Do you have the needed entrepreneurial skills to succeed? How are you going to raise fund for the venture? These are questions you need to answer before deciding if the business is for you.
Acquire the basic knowledge
After you have made your decision, the next thing to do is to acquire the basic knowledge needed to succeed in this business. This is where you have to inquire about the intricacies of running an import or export business. You should be knowledgeable about negotiating and selling as these are two important factors in import and export.
Define your market and select target product
One of the most important factors you must consider before even pondering on how to start an import export business is to select the target goods. This is where the need for feasibility study comes in .You must know what present imported goods are patronized in America or whatever your country may be. You also need to ascertain the hottest products in demand both locally and internationally.
Should you wish to transact with a certain country, you should know the items selling well there and know your target clients of those goods prior to buying them. I also want to point out that you don t need to have all the money in the world to venture into importing and exporting; you can start this business at home with minimal capital by becoming a product sourcing agent. This way, you merely act as a middleman between manufacturers and their clients. This endeavor also does not necessitate you to buy any inventory.
Find a manufacturer or buyer you can do business with
If you are going to import, then you need to find a manufacturer but if you intend exporting, then you need to find buyers. Sometimes, you can find buyers and manufacturers on the same platform. A good example of such a platform is Alibaba.com.
If you really want to succeed in the import export business, then you definitely need a business plan. Aside helping you formulate a strategy, a plan will also help minimize your mistakes and prove to your financiers or investors that you have done your calculations well. In fact, no bank will finance your transaction without a business plan.
Incorporate your business
You can start importing or exporting goods as an individual from the comfort of your home. But if you want to get the support of your bank, and boost your image or credibility; then you need to incorporate a business. This will portray you as a serious business man or entrepreneur.
Build relationship with those in connected to your line of business
Have a good relationship with different business establishment in different countries. You can communicate with family, friends and business partners in those places. Contact the U.S. embassies, Chamber of commerce, business directories and trade associations in those places so that you would gather information regarding foreign distributors and manufacturers. You will be given a list of manufacturers and industries that can help you start an import export business. Always communicate with the consulate in these countries as preparation for importing.
Get the necessary license and clearance
Contact your taxation bureau in your country and get a registration number from them. Know what the requirements for a license are to manage such business in your own land. You also need to check with the custom agency and Chamber of commerce to ensure that trade barriers and embargoes are not present in the countries you wish to do business with.
You need to raise cash for your import export venture, unless you intend being a sourcing agent. You can raise money from investors or family and friends. You can also obtain a credit letter from your bank for trading in foreign countries. This will minimize your risk of trading, as banks will protect the goods prior to exchanging money.
Seal the deal and import/export the goods
If you are an importer, you must seal the deal before your goods will be shipped to you. If you are an exporter, you must agree with the buyer and provide the goods upon receiving the money.
Another important thing to remember when starting an import export business is to begin a mailing campaign so that you can market your business to your foreign contacts. Tell them about the advantage of selecting your firm if they choose you to be their import-export agent. You can inquire from your contacts in those countries, the names and corresponding addresses of companies that would like to sell their goods in America, Nigeria or wherever you are situated.
After you have obtained names of potential clients, speak to them regarding marketing their products. Tell them about trade shows you wish to join as well as your meetings with distributors and sales representatives. Your clients would therefore build their confidence and trust in your import export company.
Grow your import export business
In conclusion, you need to consider the commission you will get from the manufacturers; that s if you decide to start as an agent. This will however depend on your sales. Make sure to write agreements regarding your commission. As an agent, you can ask for a 10% commission fee from a product s sales price.
Another important factor to starting an import export business is to sign agreements that you have established with the manufacturers. You must make sure that the company you choose is legitimate and reputable. You can tell your lawyer to make a contract regarding this matter.
The third annual Food Truck Festival will be held at Brummel Park.
Evanston s first and only food truck, Hummingbird Kitchen2, along with The Tamale Spaceship3, Sweet Ride4, Taquero Fusion5,5411: Gourmet Empanadas6, Babycakes Gourmet7 and Curried8 will be offering food starting at 5:30 p.m. The park is at Brummel Street and Elmwood Avenue.
I am thrilled to be celebrating the third year of the Food Truck Festival at the Starlight Concert at Brummel Park. We have added new food trucks this year and it is always a celebration of great food and music,” Evanston Alderman Ann Rainey (3rd Ward) said in a statement.
Free Starlight Concerts are presented every summer by the City of Evanston. The 2013 series features 17 outdoor concerts at six park locations throughout the city. All performances are free to the public, and will take place from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
In the event of inclement weather, rain site information will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling 847-448-8058, 847-448-8260 or 311. The rain site is Levy Senior Center10 for Brummel Park concerts.
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Brunel Energy provides specialist personnel to the international oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation and construction industries. Our clients are predominantly major operating companies and international engineering or construction companies. Through a network of 35 offices in 5 continents (Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia) we currently second nearly 4,000 Technical Engineering Specialists to the largest multi-national Oil & Gas Companies and major EPC Contractors, through well established global supply agreements.
Brunel Energy is recruiting to fill the below position of:
Job Title: Freight Forwarding Officer Job Code: ENERGY VC35329 Location: Lagos
- Receive and process all information about materials imported into Nigeria directly by the Project and sometimes assist in the Contractors operations
- Instruct and coordinate operational activities delegated to other COMPANY entities, specifically air and sea freight shipping and import operations, with a special care for urgent materials.
- Liaise with various external parties in order to secure the necessary permits and relevant approvals.
- Liaise with internal users and interface with reception and warehouse personnel /facilities to ensure prompt delivery.
- Comply with finance processes & procedures related to his activities, audits, invoices technical certification, shipping activity payments.
- Track and follow exports and temporary imports activities for effective repair and return of materials
- Perform office activities: Maintain documentation, record keeping/filing system, including final Customs release documentation.
- Direct and guide Company personnel and vendors concerning Nigerian laws, practices and government regulatory bodies on a daily basis.
- A minimum of 2/3 years experience in Oil and Gas industry, including some knowledge of Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics activities.
- Knowledge of international transport regulation, standards and documentation for air freight and sea freight.
- Fluent English is mandatory.
Application Closing Date22nd march, 2013
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Police say a man s truck fell through the ice at a local skating rink Jan. 18 while he was doing donuts.
According to the report, an officer was dispatched to the Longacre Road skating rink, 7343 N. Longacre Rd., for a report of a car stuck on the ice. When police arrived they observed a car partially submerged in the ice and man in the driver s side revving the engine.
The driver told police he left a friend s house and thought it would be fun to do some donuts on the ice. After having his fun, the driver decided to leave and that s when the truck got stuck.
Police called a towing company to help remove the truck.
The driver wasn’t injuried but was cited by police for damage to property.
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Being the leading transport companies Singapore Jasico takes the total responsibility for organizing proper shipments for transportation of freight or orders to its final destination point. It has numerous branches of shipping companies Singapore, who operates from various regions thus making their work efficient and perfect. They have contacts with the best carriers, in the country and worldwide to facilitate proper shipments of your freight. Being the best shipping companies Singapore they are equipped with some of the best and qualified staff who expertise in worldwide shipping and air freight business. 2
With their quality services and overwhelming support of their clients Jasico has become one of the leading freight forwarders in Singapore and also internationally. Over the year the company continues to grow by serving their clients exact needs and demand. Having its base as the famous freight forwarders in Singapore, Jasico does not discriminate among its client. Therefore be it domestic client or overseas, Jasico is ready with the best possible service in the freight transporting. Their management staff is the best amongst other transport companies Singapore, and has an experience of 20 years of business in worldwide shipping Singapore. 3
The company specializes in both the air and sea freight transport. They are by far the best air cargo agents Singapore4 and also amongst the leading air cargo agent in the world. They also have the best warehouse stores in Singapore and therefore guarantee proper treatment of the stored products of their customers. Once given the responsibility of freight, they make it a point to provide with the best warehouse stores Singapore and freight for their customer s product. The Jasico s believe in quality services. They chose quality over money thus be it warehouses & delivery Singapore or other services such as Singapore air freight they provide with the first class facilities to their customers. There are no loop holes detectable in their services.
Therefore choose the best Singapore air freight and shipping agent for responsible transportation of your goods. They also have the best storage & warehouse Singapore is world famous, guaranteeing appropriate reserve for your products. With its quality services Jasico has been awarded with the title of being the best international Asia pacific freight forwarding company. Since 2001 it has also been the member of the global logistic network group. Though it has its headquarters in Singapore the company has its branches located in different corners of the world, you can also reach them through http://www.Jasico.com.sg. Avail their quality service. 567
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