ashley furniture trucking

ashley furniture trucking
Wallpaper Title: ashley furniture trucking michael ellis   −   March 1, 2015 Furniture
Download View Fullsize

Gallery of ashley furniture trucking

Ashley Furniture Trucking

In 1974, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. developed its own transportation subsidiary operated by Ashley Distribution Services Ltd. (ADS). Today, ADS is one of the industry's largest private fleets, with:Ability to deliver to 95% of North America in any given weekOver 650 tractors and 2,300 trailers In-cab satellite route communications and electronic DOT driver logs Air-ride suspension to protect the cargo and provide comfort to the driverOne of Transport Topics Top 100 private carriersAdvanced routing and dispatch systems increase on-time performanceTo learn more about Ashley Distribution Services, visit the Ashley Distribution Services websiteOpens in a new window.Frank RolbieckiDriver”If you want to go into a different area of Ashley, they're willing to move you wherever they have plants. If you have the right qualifications and the right attitude you are able to move anywhere in the company and advance yourself, not just be in one place.”DepartmentsProfessional/Corporate Opens in a new windowDrivers Opens in a new windowTruck Shop Opens in a new window
ashley furniture trucking 1

Ashley Furniture Trucking

In 1974, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. developed its own transportation subsidiary operated by Ashley Distribution Services Ltd. (ADS). Today, ADS is one of the industry's largest private fleets, with:Ability to deliver to 95% of North America in any given weekOver 650 tractors and 2,300 trailers In-cab satellite route communications and electronic DOT driver logs Air-ride suspension to protect the cargo and provide comfort to the driverOne of Transport Topics Top 100 private carriersAdvanced routing and dispatch systems increase on-time performanceTo learn more about Ashley Distribution Services, visit the Ashley Distribution Services websiteOpens in a new window.Frank RolbieckiDriver”If you want to go into a different area of Ashley, they're willing to move you wherever they have plants. If you have the right qualifications and the right attitude you are able to move anywhere in the company and advance yourself, not just be in one place.”
ashley furniture trucking 2

Ashley Furniture Trucking

Recommends Positive Outlook Approves of CEO I have been working at Ashley Furniture full-time (More than a year) Pros Have always been someone who gives 100% to my job and this company is the place to be for people like me. Benefits are awesome. I get profit sharing and we get to go to the Ashley employee only clinic and see the Dr. for $10 max including prescriptions! The leaders care about our customers and invest a ton in training and development. They visit the locations and the owners even know me by name – which is really cool for a huge company – plus they ask me for ideas! We have awesome employee events and a lot of fun activities. Basically if you are a hard worker and smart this is where you should work. Cons Not a place for people who don't want to work hard. Company is rural Midwestern based and has that work ethic – so if someone is looking for 8-5, no weekends, no OT etc. – not the place for you. Advice to Management Keep up the great work and thanks for actually caring about the people that work for you. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Copy Link Link Copied! Flag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate Helpful Ashley Furniture Response seconds ago Edit • Delete Ashley Furniture 2017-06-02 09:53 PDT
ashley furniture trucking 3

Ashley Furniture Trucking

Ashley has kept trucking in-house partly because of its history. Ron Wanek, who is Todd Wanek’s father, chose the small town of Arcadia, Wis., (pop. 3,000) to start the furniture company in 1970 because he found a vacant factory there. In terms of logistics, the location wasn’t ideal—30 miles from the nearest Interstate highway and thousands of miles from some of the fastest-growing parts of the country.
ashley furniture trucking 4

Ashley Furniture Trucking

Pros Have always been someone who gives 100% to my job and this company is the place to be for people like me. Benefits are awesome. I get profit sharing and we get to go to the Ashley employee only clinic and see the Dr. for $10 max including prescriptions! The leaders care about our customers and invest a ton in training and development. They visit the locations and the owners even know me by name – which is really cool for a huge company – plus they ask me for ideas! We have awesome employee events and a lot of fun activities. Basically if you are a hard worker and smart this is where you should work. Cons Not a place for people who don't want to work hard. Company is rural Midwestern based and has that work ethic – so if someone is looking for 8-5, no weekends, no OT etc. – not the place for you. Advice to Management Keep up the great work and thanks for actually caring about the people that work for you. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Copy Link Link Copied! Flag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate Helpful Ashley Furniture Response seconds ago Edit • Delete Ashley Furniture 2017-06-02 09:53 PDT
ashley furniture trucking 5

Ashley Furniture Trucking

Pros they offer, great benefits. allow for growth within the company. They will create new positions if needed for particular departments. Advancement is welcome . the pick up and delivery departments run extremely smoothly, very prompt and courteous when delivery the furniture. Cons Sometimes they have long hours and when you are salaried it does not benefit you as an employee very often. Rules change pretty often. Advice to Management Offer more bonuses when things run smoothly. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Copy Link Link Copied! Flag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate Helpful Ashley Furniture Response seconds ago Edit • Delete Ashley Furniture 2017-05-12 11:46 PDT
ashley furniture trucking 6

Ashley Furniture Trucking

Still, Mr. Purvis says, many furniture makers have outsourced trucking over the past couple of decades, often turning it over to outside companies that specialize in home furnishings.
ashley furniture trucking 7

Ashley Furniture Trucking

Ashley Furniture gives back to local communities through charitable efforts. Generous donations from the corporation benefit disaster victims, cancer patients, and poverty-stricken families. Ashley’s Angels, a non-profit organization sponsored by the furniture chain, provides additional assistance for children in need. The company also upholds green standards to promote environmental stewardship. Activities include recycling, tree planting, wetland restoration, and hazardous waste reduction.
ashley furniture trucking 8

The company’s drivers get extra pay for loading and unloading trucks. Their earnings average more than $70,000 a year. The company says only about 10% of its drivers leave each year. That is roughly in line with typical turnover for privately owned fleets, which is 10% to 15%, according to Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, a federation of trade groups.
ashley furniture trucking 9

The rate is far higher, above 90%, for trucking companies hauling full truckloads for customers, partly because those drivers tend to earn less and get home less often, Mr. Costello says.
ashley furniture trucking 10

Ashley employs about 3,000 people in transport and warehouse functions in the U.S., nearly a quarter of its U.S. head count. Its distribution centers feature racks specially designed to speed loading, and its managers arrange for trucks returning after they deliver their furniture to carry loads for other companies for a fee. Its drivers, dubbed Ashley Ambassadors, are also charged with building customer relations.
ashley furniture trucking 11

Trucks in Ashley’s fleet, from Volvo and Kenworth, average about 2.5 years old. The industry average is about six years, Mr. Costello says. Providing drivers with comfortable seats, beds inside the cab and other amenities helps keep them loyal. Ashley also tries to keep drivers happy with predictable schedules allowing them to sleep at home frequently, the company says.
ashley furniture trucking 12

Ashley has developed much of its logistics expertise in-house. John Leighty, executive vice president of distribution centers and transportation, joined Ashley out of high school in 1990 and has been with the company ever since.
ashley furniture trucking 13

Ashley’s plant in Arcadia, Wis., is 30 miles from an interstate. Ashley owns and operates about 800 trucks and delivers most of its own products from factories to stores. Photo: Ackerman + Gruber for The Wall Street Journal
ashley furniture trucking 14

That doesn’t make Ashley immune from the severe U.S. shortage of truck drivers. “I need to go through 100 applications to find one good driver,” says Larry Corey, Ashley’s vice president of transportation.
ashley furniture trucking 15

The furniture retail chain staffs workers with strong customer service skills, as employees drive business through effective sales techniques and personable interactions with patrons. Expect to undergo at least two interviews, background checks, and drug-use screenings. Hiring managers seek self-motivated individuals with strong time management skills. Applicants with experience in retail, sales, or the furniture industry gain further consideration with the company. Candidates may apply online or in store locations to obtain employment with Ashley Furniture.
ashley furniture trucking 16

Though it makes much of its furniture in the U.S., Ashley also imports about 70,000 shipping containers of Asian furniture a year, mostly via Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert.
ashley furniture trucking 17

Homestores operate under the direction of Ashley Furniture Industries. Founded in 1945, the company remains one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world. Roughly 18,000 employees work for the chain, with over 4,000 vacancies in retail-oriented roles. Job seekers benefit from the widespread presence of corporate-owned and franchised hiring outlets. In addition to extensive locations in the United States, the company maintains stores in Canada, Central America, Japan, and Mexico.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © Lakinge Furniture 2018