JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 10, 2022 – Today Trailer Bridge, a transportation and logistics company headquartered in Northeast Florida, hosted students from A. Philip Randolph Career Academies for an insider’s look at a career in logistics. The visit is part of a Communities In Schools of Jacksonville Career Exploration program focused on providing students a hands-on experience with opportunities available in the Greater Jacksonville area post-graduation.
Trailer Bridge is the first local business to host students as part of the Communities In Schools program. Students were treated as a new employee at Trailer Bridge, receiving a tour of the company’s port operations at the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Blount Island Marine Terminal then returning to headquarters located nearby for a mock onboarding experience and panel discussion with leaders from within the organization.
“We are excited to host these students today, giving them the opportunity to get to know more about an industry essential to their everyday lives and one that we at TB love so much,” said Trailer Bridge CEO Mitch Luciano. “Not only are we passionate about the work we do in logistics – moving freight around the world – we are also committed to serving the communities where we live, work and play.”
Trailer Bridge was founded in Jacksonville in 1991 by transportation pioneer Malcom McLean to deliver ocean freight services between Northeast Florida and Puerto Rico. Today, the company has expanded to offer a full supply chain solution for shippers around the world operating 14 offices throughout North America and the Caribbean. Careers within the organization include port operations personnel, equipment maintenance crews, logistics sales, accounting, marketing, account management opportunities and more.
“It is so important to show students the different opportunities that are available for them after they graduate high school, whether it be a path to college or directly into the workforce,” said Communities In Schools of Jacksonville CEO Leon Baxton. “We are thankful for local companies like Trailer Bridge that step up to show these kids what is available to them and how they can start a successful career at a major company here in Jacksonville.”
Trailer Bridge was named to the 2020 and 2021 Jacksonville Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list, the 2021 Inc. Best Places to Work list and the 2021 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.
To learn more about career opportunities at Trailer Bridge, visit TrailerBridge.com/Careers/.