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JAS Develops Border Link Team

September 21, 2016
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JAS Border Link Map

Stretching almost 2,000 miles, the border between Mexico and the United States is the most frequently crossed and controlled international boundary in the world. The world’s busiest border is also responsible for over 238 billion dollars in trade. In 2016, JAS Forwarding has taken the initiative to develop a Trade Lane specifically focused on fostering the partnership and collaboration between JAS USA and JAS Mexico.

Reuben Botello heads the JAS Forwarding Border-Link initiative as our Border Development Trade Lane Director.  To further strengthen the JAS Forwarding existing operations in San Diego and El Paso, JAS added full operations to McAllen, TX, headed by Mario Degollado.  Next, JAS added the North America International Pricing Manager, Antonio Pastrana, based in JAS Laredo, TX Sales and Pricing Office.  Since Laredo is one of the primary hubs for overland transportation activity between the USA and Mexico, JAS can better foster strategic relationships with trucking partners on both sides of the border. This has made an immediate impact for JAS Forwarding in the market place.

In an example of JAS' recent success through the Laredo corridor, the Border-Link team assisted Brandon Miller, Branch Manager of JAS Charleston, in moving 10 trailers and flatbeds from upstate New York to San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  JAS was able to provide the right price, allocation of equipment, and end to end visibility via Web-Tracker.  This collaborative effort resulted in a satisfied customer and tied in directly to JAS' cross border strengths.  That is what JAS strives for: a win/win situation for JAS customers and the company.  

The bilingual and bicultural staff at each of the four offices (El Paso, Laredo, McAllen and San Diego) enables JAS to act as an experienced liaison for customers. The team provides a single, seamless point of contact to facilitate management of cross border operations. Now with a strategic presence in all major inland ports along the Southern border of the United States, JAS has positioned itself not just to participate in this important part of JAS customer’s supply chains, but to be an innovator in the marketplace.

​JAS looks forward to the opportunity to prove why it is the best option in Border-Link services!

For further information, please contact JAS!

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What advice would you give your younger self?

I would advise my younger self to believe in yourself and be confident: Don’t let others opinions define who you are. Take them into consideration, make some adjustments and go for it.

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Leading sustainability at JAS allows me to work with logistics experts from different cultures, regions and functions. In my first months, I experienced great commitment, work ethics and openness to new ideas, from our frontline workers to the management board. People really make the difference - I am proud to be part of the team.

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JAS, the Bruni Foundation, and charity: water are committed to making a difference in the lives of those affected by the global water crisis. The first phase of the partnership will deploy a $100,200 gift from the Bruni Foundation, which will fully fund two clean and safe water projects in India and Mozambique.

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These initiatives will make a tangible impact in the lives of those in the local communities where the projects are being funded and are just the first step in the commitment to the cause.

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“Sheryl Sandberg former Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, wrote a great book called “Lean In.” It is a very inspiring piece of work that every female leader needs to read.”

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“I began my career at JAS as a Country Operations Manager. Over the years, I found a way to respectfully open doors, and I became the first female Managing Director at JAS. I am proud to be leading my country and making it a successful subsidiary by building a winning team on the local level and helping the company grow within the market.”

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