Celebrating the Good Times
After all that talk of rain in the last edition of the newsletter, as we write this edition, it seems the skies got our message. In July, it rained for a grand total of about one hour. It was a nice reprieve from the constant wet weather. It’s also good news for everyone going back to school. Our oldest son, Spencer, started middle school and our younger son, Conner, started the third grade. As with every new school year, it’s been a bit of a transition, but they’re having fun and really enjoying it. something every year and we encourage them to choose what they want to be involved in. Letting them choose their activity is a great way to keep them interested. Sometimes it’s football, sometimes it’s basketball. In addition to playing a sport, Conner has been showing interest in joining the Cub Scouts, so we may enroll him and give that a try. Both Spencer and Conner are also playing fall baseball. We try to keep them active in
My lovely wife, Jennifer, celebrated her 40th birthday in early August. We had a surprise birthday party for her, which I can talk about in the next newsletter because this mails out just after the party! At the Hare Truck Center, we’ve remained very busy. So busy, in fact, that we hired a couple of new additions: a new service advisor, Steve Quick, and a new salesperson, Matt Gibson. We’re excited to have them on the Truck Center Team — feel free to say hi the next time you’re in! Despite some inventory challenges recently with the model-year changeover, we still managed to have a great kickoff with the 2020 Chevy models. And between our Chevy and Isuzu trucks, we’ve had our best sales year ever (which is exactly why we needed to bring in another salesperson)! We hope to keep the momentum going into the fall.
events. You might even see us at your next event! Hare Truck Center is a proud supporter of many of the industries and associations to which our customers belong. We’re members of ABC, AGC, NAHB, and the ICI. We’re always looking to support our customers and partners in any way we can, whether it’s sponsoring an event or contributing to an association. If you know of an event or association we should be a part of and support, please reach out and let us know. One of the things we’re really working on during the second half of the year is our digital and social media marketing. We always keep our Facebook page updated with new content, which you can see at Facebook.com/ haretruckcenter or by clicking the Facebook icon on our website, HareTruckCenter.com. This year, we’ll be doing more than the usual updates. Right now, we’re getting ready to kick off a special contest that will debut on our Facebook page, but you’ll have to “like”our page to be eligible to enter, so be on the lookout for that! More details will be posted on — you guessed it — our Facebook page. It’s been a great couple of months for celebrations. It’s a celebration of back-to-school, birthdays, new hires, and so much more. It’s been a real turnaround from a few months ago, and for that, I am thankful. I’m excited to see what the rest of the year will bring. -Todd Thurston Sales Manager
And speaking of the fall, this is the time of year when we’re the most active in a lot of local
Matt Gibson, Sales
Steve Quick , Service Advisor
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Lessons From an Unlikely Businessman ‘SOME STORIES: LESSONS FROM THE EDGE OF BUSINESS AND SPORT’
You’re probably familiar with the story of outdoor apparel company Patagonia and its founder, Yvon Chouinard. Chouinard’s earlier book,“Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman,”explored the early struggles and triumphs of Patagonia and gave us some insight into how the company became so successful. Now, Chouinard has given us another glimpse into his world with his new book,“Some Stories: Lessons From the Edge of Business and Sport.”As the title suggests, the book is a collection of stories and beautiful photographs that illustrate how a sense of adventure, a readiness to adapt, and, above all else, a dedication to what you believe in are all necessary parts of doing anything well (including running a multimillion-dollar business). While the book contains
sweatshirt, and he’s constantly pulling inspiration and guidance from the natural environment.“Some Stories”explores Chouinard’s drive to learn and make mistakes along the way and paints a portrait of an icon of thoughtful action and business success. “Some Stories”is worth it just for the stunning pictures, but if you want to be pulled in by a book, and possibly forced to reconsider whether or not you’ve been coasting with your business and life, then this is a must read. As author and reporter Jon Krakauer warns,“this book might make you think twice about what you’re doing with your own life.”
plenty of business advice, most of its wisdom is just as applicable to life as it is to business management. “I know of no better example than Chouinard of what entrepreneurial Americans do best,” wrote author and angler Thomas McGuane. Entrepreneurs have to take initiative and be ready to accept great risk, and Chouinard does both with the pioneering spirit of a true business owner, despite his reluctance to accept the title. He would never abandon his values or the company’s to sell a
With the spookiest day of the year fast approaching, there’s nothing like a scary movie night to get the whole family into the Halloween spirit. The only problem is most frightful films really aren’t for kids, and the ones that are often fall flat. But, if you’re looking for a flick that will have the whole family on the edge of their seats (without traumatizing anyone), consider our top three picks for scary, family-friendly movies.
No. 3: ‘Ghostbusters’
“Who you gonna call”to be high on this list? The 1984 spectral classic, “Ghostbusters.”While this may be more of an action-comedy, plenty of scares and creepy imagery still get a jump out of first-time watchers young and old alike. If you’re looking for a lighthearted movie night that still captures a Halloween feel, “Ghostbusters” is a great choice.
No. 1: ‘Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island’
No. 2: ‘Coraline’
Yes, a Scooby-Doo movie is at the top of this list — and it deserves to be. As the feature-length debut of Scooby, Shaggy, and the rest of the Mystery Gang, this 1998 film doesn’t pull any punches. While the hand-drawn animation and slapstick high jinks of the original Hanna-Barbera cartoon are all there, make no mistake: There are some creepy moments in this movie. Between scary zombie elements and a spooky Voodoo doll scene, this is the perfect film to get your kids into the Halloween spirit.
Few authors weave creepiness with coming-of-age stories together better than Neil Gaiman, and his 2009 film“Coraline”proves just that. Based on Gaiman’s book of the same name, director Henry Selick uses his signature stop-motion animation style to bring the script to life. While young children may find the doll-like imagery too unsettling, this is a great introductory thriller for preteens.
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2020 Isuzu NRR Truck of the Month: The 2020 Isuzu NRR has hit the Hare Truck Center showroom! This 19,500-lb GVWR Standard Cab comes packed with features and plenty of available options. Whatever your need, it can be configured. We stock a model that includes a 12-foot Knapheide landscape dump body with toolbox. The Isuzu NRR also uses the exclusive Hexapod design in order to maximize interior space. More space equals more comfort mixed with more productivity and maintenance features. Like all Isuzu Diesel N-series trucks built after 2007, it includes a data recording module in order to monitor your truck’s performance, and it lets our techs create an accurate Isuzu Vehicle Health Report.
Capacities Payload Capacity Body: 12,294 lbs. | Allowance: 12,875 lbs. Axle Capacity, Front: 7,275 lbs. Axle Capacity, Rear: 14,550 lbs. | Ratio: 5.571 Suspension Front Spring Capacity: 8,440 | Rear Spring Capacity: 14,550 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 30 gallons in-rail
The 2020 Isuzu NRR Fact Sheet Year: 2020
Manufacturer: Isuzu Trucks Model Name: NRR Diesel Type: Cab & chassis trucks Engine: Isuzu 4HK1-TC turbocharged intercooled diesel Engine Power: 215 HP @ 2,500 rpm Engine Torque: 452 lb.-ft. @ 1,850 rpm Displacement: 5.2 L (317 in.³) Instrumentation Oil Level Indicator: Dash-mounted oil-level check switch and light
To learn more about the 2020 Isuzu NRR or to get a look for yourself, give the Hare Truck Center a call and we can get you scheduled for a demo.
What do you do when apples are in season but you don’t have time to make a pie? You opt for a crisp, of course.
5 lbs Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
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1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp lemon juice
6 tbsp chilled butter, cut into pieces 1/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
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Heat oven to 350 F.
Mix in butter until it forms lumps roughly the size of a pea, then stir in pecans. Sprinkle topping over filling. Bake for 35–40 minutes, let stand for 10 minutes, and serve.
In a mixing bowl, mix all filling ingredients together. Transfer to individual serving ramekins. In a different mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt for the topping.
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Celebrating the Good Times
Lessons From an Unlikely Businessman
Frightful Films for Families
Truck of the Month
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NFL Lowers Concussion Rates in 2018
A HEAD ABOVE
The NFL’s Newest Rule Changes to Decrease Concussions
Prior to the 2018 National Football League (NFL) season, the league administration introduced two rules aimed at preventing concussions: Players are no longer allowed to “wedge”block —players running shoulder-to-shoulder into another player —during kick-offs, and they can’t lower their helmets when they tackle. Fans and players complained about the“soft”stance the NFL took on the gritty play football was built on. Most notably, former Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was subjected to a game-costing“roughing the passer”penalty for tackling in a way that would have been allowed in years prior. The NFL reported that it would be using Matthews’hit as a teaching tape. Despite the backlash, offseason reports may suggest that these rules have influenced concussion rates. The NFL reported a 24% decline in the number of concussions between the 2017 and 2018 seasons, lowering the total from 281 in 2017 to 214 in 2018 when combined with preseason play. In the regular season alone, the number of reported concussions was 135 compared to 190 from the year prior.
However, it’s worth noting that 2017 saw high recorded rates of concussions. Figures going as far back as 2012 indicate that 2017 was one of the most concussed years in recent football history. Still, NFL and medical officials point to 2018’s decrease in concussions as a positive sign that league initiatives are working. Officials say the new rules helped push the numbers down, and the use of more sideline concussion protocol testing and increased advanced helmet technology aided in this boost. The NFL reported that 74% of its players were now wearing its latest protective headgear, a 33% increase from 2017. According to USA Today, the NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, also indicated that medical teams across the league performed more sideline concussion tests than any year prior and saw a 75% decrease in diagnosing. The league is considering testing mouthguard technology that would give medical teams more information for diagnosing concussions. As we prepare for another season of football, there’s no telling what 2019’s numbers will show about the NFL’s latest safety protocols, but if 2018 was any indication, they just might be headed in the right direction.
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