Staff Spotlight: Gus Garcia-Vaca

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When it came to the love of a grandmother, it didn’t matter how big her house was, it only mattered that it was filled with love.  Gus Garcia-Vaca comes from an extended family of thirteen aunts and uncles on his dad’s side. Growing up near his family came with great perks. His grandmother watched all the grandchildren while their parents …

Virtual Healthcare

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Imagine George Jetson with a bad head cold, unable to go to work, sitting in front of a computer telling it how sick he is.  The computer extends a little mechanical arm holding a thermometer and quickly takes his temperature.  Another mechanical arm takes his blood pressure, while another arm feels his forehead and pats him on the back. After …

Norwegian Pancakes

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Well, that’s what we called them.  My Grandma used to make these for our breakfast when we spent the night at her house. These were always cooked up fresh in the morning with butter and powdered sugar. In Norway they called them “Pannekake”, but most of the world knows them now as French Crepes.  It doesn’t matter who invented them, …

Broccoli Cheese Soufflé

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Broccoli for breakfast? This broccoli soufflé can be eaten for breakfast lunch or as a side dish for dinner. It’s one of my favorites. It’s great steaming hot fresh from the oven or can be refrigerated then reheated to let all the flavors melt together. Believe it or not, kids will eat their broccoli when served this way. Ingredients: 2 …

What is Inland Marine Insurance?

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Written by James Johnson Historically, insurance companies offered Ocean Marine insurance to protect owners from loss of cargo during international voyages by sea.  In the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution gave rise to new types of property called “exposures on land”. Exposures on land were considered things like telegraphs, railroad equipment, and other types of property with which the fire …

Mango Rice

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Ingredients: 2 cups white or jasmine rice 2 cups coconut milk 2 cups water 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon white vinegar 2-3 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon butter 2 cups diced mango ¼ cup chopped parsley or cilantro ½ cup sliced green onions ¼ teaspoon black pepper Directions: Combine rice, coconut milk, water, salt, vinegar, and sugar in a saucepan …

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

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Recipe from Phil Sheridan Ingredients: 4 pounds chicken wings, halved at joints, wingtips discarded 2 Tablespoons baking powder *aluminum free 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder Buffalo sauce: 1/3 cup Frank’s Wings Hot Sauce 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 1 Tablespoon water Instructions:  Adjust your oven rack to the upper-middle position. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack …

What is the difference between intrastate and interstate permits?

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Have you ever wondered what the requirements are in your state to start or expand your trucking company? Whether you deliver in your home state or in all 48 states, we can help. We work with each trucking company individually and help keep your authority in compliance. What is an intrastate hauler? If a driver or company is only delivering …

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CAPSA – Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse

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CAPSA is a nonprofit organization in Logan, Utah that serves a community of people in the Cache County and Bear Creek areas. CAPSA is a recovery center for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape. CAPSA’s mission is to provide a “safe, caring, and confidential shelter, advocacy, and support for victims.” They also hope to “reduce …

Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Jeffries

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There is something so perfect about growing up in a time of simplicity and humility. The neighborhoods of Los Angeles, CA provided this for Jennifer Jeffries, as this is where she called home. As a child, it would be a common sight to see her playing hopscotch and hide and seek in front of her home. She also remembers roaming …

Client of the Month: Dushyant Malviya

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Dushyant “Alex” Malviya has been involved in the trucking industry for most of his life, which sparked his interest in recently starting his own trucking company. Alex’s passion for cars and trucks started years ago as a young child. Even from this young age, he was always interested in all things mechanical, working with cars, being a truck driver, and …

Jodi’s Caramel Brownies

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Jodi Godinez of our Trucking Department submitted this recipe and says, “This recipe originated with my sister Kathy, and it’s been a staple at many a family gathering dessert-grazing table for the past 20 years or more. Brownies, check! Chocolate chips, check! Gooey caramel, check, check! Can be made with or without nuts. I like them without.” Ingredients: 50 caramels …

What is Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Coverage?

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What happens if you get hurt by another vehicle that hits your car but doesn’t have enough insurance or any insurance at all to pay for the injuries? Having Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Coverage on your policy might be the answer. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Coverage applies when you’re the victim of a hit and run (excluding some states), the accident is not your …

Insurance for a Mobile and Manufactured Home

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What is the difference between a Mobile and Manufactured Home? Mobile and manufactured homes are similar in that they are built in factories, rest on a movable chassis, and are single story. The difference between them is in 1976 a new federal law mandated stricter safety standards for their construction and at that point they were referred to as manufactured …

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Staff Spotlight: Olga O’Brien

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Imagine horseback riding along the beach in Dana Point, CA or bodysurfing the raw nature of Salt Creek Beach. This may sound like a dream of a time that has far passed, yet this was the idyllic reality for Olga O’Brien. Olga was one of the lucky ones to have been born and raised in Dana Point, CA. She confesses …

Client of the Month: Temecula Custom Extrusions

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Temecula Custom Extrusions (TCE), located in Temecula, California and founded by Fernando Lopez, President/CEO/Engineer of the company. Manager of TIS Benefits Department, Frank Faldmo, states, “While working with them, providing their employee benefits, I was impressed by their organization and professionalism, yet how down to earth they were and are when dealing with their employees and business partners. The workspace …