Fourth of July Fun Facts

Do they have a 4th of July in England?

Of course they do. That’s how they get from the 3rd to the 5th. (Ba-Da-Cha!)

Random, right? Well, here are some random facts, funnies, and quotes to kick-off your Fourth of July celebrations.

Food Consumption –

  • Approximately 150 million hot dogs are consumed.
  • The amount of chicken purchased the week before the holiday is 700 million pounds.
  • 190 million pounds of red meat / pork is purchased in the week leading up to July 4th.
  • 78 million Americans have a barbecue on July 4th.
  • For July 4th weekend, Americans spend approximately both $111 million on popsicles and charcoal.
“I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.”
– Bill Cosby
What did the mayonnaise say to the refrigerator?
A. Close the door, I’m dressing!
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ARPCO Has Gone Green!

At ARPCO, we are all blue (No, not emotionally). We have a blue logo, blue color-schemed media sites, blue carpet, and even blue default screen savers on our company computers.

But, at our heart,

we are all green.

(No, not with envy)

You may be wondering how a small family-owned brokerage office of less than twenty-five employees can really make an impact, but in our industry, even the smallest changes make a big difference. So, we cracked down, put our heads together (Gently), and began analyzing and researching how to improve our Eco-friendly, green standards.

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Keeping It Simple

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Well, we are not quite that small.

Greetings!

As you can see, or read, ARPCO is now blogging, but what can you hope to gain from this blog?

Our hope is that you will become familiar with ARPCO. Plain and simple.

We are a small, family-owned business that operates off of four simple principles. Excellence, Integrity, Goodwill, and Enterprise. In twenty-five years, (Yes, you will be hearing about our upcoming anniversary!) we have seen it all. It is from this quarter-of-a-century knowledge and experience that we will be drawing from for our posts.

We will familiarize you with our logistics services, inner-office departments, and amazing staff (Excellence Pillar). We will post updates specific to the transportation and logistics industry (Enterprise Pillar), while offering insights and interviews from our President, Albert Puig, who founded ARPCO in his home in 1988. Also, we will promote our green initiatives (Integrity Pillar) and highlight our Affinity Program, which deals with charitable assistance for those in need (Goodwill Pillar).

We honor a simple promise:

“ARPCO is on call 24 hours a day & 7 days a week to ensure the on time pick-up & delivery of YOUR freight.”

We believe in this simple saying:

“People like doing business with people they know and trust will deliver on their promises.”

As you can see, we are a transaction-based brokerage business that keeps it simple. In simplicity is efficiency.

So, let’s begin. We look forward to keeping it simple with you here on ARPCO Says.

Have We Met?

At ARPCO, we believe that…

“There are no 30-day quick fixes. The quickest ‘fix’ is to work smarter, work harder, work longer, and build better products than the next guy. Today, tomorrow, the next day and every day.”

-Anonymous-

Our business is dedicated to third party transportation & logistics solutions. We arrange the safe and legal OTR (over the road) & Intermodal transportation of B2B (business to business) shipments nationwide. We adhere to a strict code of ethics and operate within the guide lines and regulations as set forth by the DOT/FMCSA. 

Therefore, the staff at ARPCO promises you that we will work harder, longer and smarter, today, tomorrow and everyday to save you money.