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Lauren Russell

Lauren Russell serves as Armstrong’s Chief Marketing Officer. Originally joining the team in 2012 to focus on human resources and recruiting, Lauren recently transitioned to marketing, social media, agent relations, and event planning. She has over 20 years of experience in logistics and transportation.

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Agency Ownership | Business Advice | Technology | Logistics | Transportation | Best Practices | Logistics Careers

By: Lauren Russell
January 3rd, 2022

Growing and running a small organization is challenging work, whether you've been in business for a month or a decade. Additionally, logistics can be an unpredictable industry for ...

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Agency Ownership | Transportation | Agent Program | Freight Management | Freight Broker

By: Lauren Russell
July 21st, 2021

North Carolina is a vacation destination for millions of travelers each year. Most visitors head to the mountains or beaches to enjoy the natural beauty of NC. Charlotte, the ...

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Agency Ownership | Business Advice | Logistics | Transportation | Best Practices | Freight Management | Freight Broker

By: Lauren Russell
July 21st, 2021

For the first time in a long time, transportation and shipping are hot topics at the dinner table. The lack of truck drivers, stranded shipping containers, and difficulty ...

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Carrier Relations | Agency Ownership | Business Advice | Logistics | Transportation | Best Practices | Agent Program | Freight Management | Shippers | Freight Broker | Logistics Careers

By: Lauren Russell
June 9th, 2021

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to recognize, understand and manage emotions. It’s not just about expressing and controlling emotions but also about interpreting ...

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Industry News | Business Advice | Logistics | Transportation | Best Practices | Agent Program | Freight Management | Employee Retention | Freight Broker | Logistics Careers

By: Lauren Russell
March 18th, 2021

Working in logistics or transportation is typically not a planned career path for most people. Rarely do fourth graders mention becoming a transportation manager or freight broker ...

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Industry News | Agency Ownership | Business Advice | Logistics | Transportation | Best Practices | Freight Management | Employee Retention | Freight Broker

By: Lauren Russell
March 2nd, 2021

The world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year now. In early March 2020, employees at organizations nationwide were urged to work from home for two weeks. ...

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Agency Ownership | Logistics | Transportation | Best Practices | Freight Management | Recruiting | Freight Broker

By: Lauren Russell
February 16th, 2021

Many freight agents begin their careers at large brokerages that provide access to on-the-job training and the stability of salaried pay. With gained experience, self-starting, ...

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Insider | Business Advice | Logistics | Transportation | Best Practices | Freight Management | Freight Broker

By: Lauren Russell
January 28th, 2021

Are you a transportation manager looking to connect with a freight broker but don’t know where to start?

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