Logistics gives back
Here are some recent example of donations and other charitable works by companies in the logistics, transportation, and material handling fields.
- Virgin Atlantic Cargo flew 57 captive-bred mountain chicken frogs on a scheduled flight from the U.K. to the Caribbean. The critically endangered species is native to Montserrat and Dominica; more than 90 percent of their population has died due to volcanic activity in Montserrat and a fungal disease affecting amphibians worldwide.
- On Veterans Day, truckload carrier Crete Carrier Corp. presented new Freightliner Cascadia trucks with special "Patriot Fleet" graphics to five company drivers who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces. This brings to 15 the number of Patriot Fleet vehicles in the carrier's lineup.
- Con-way Freight is transporting pallets of used phones to recyclers at no charge for the nonprofit group Cell Phones for Soldiers. The organization converts cash from the recycled phones into long-distance calling cards that servicemen and women overseas can use to call home at no cost.
- The game was on at Jervis B. Webb Co., which recently hosted a Lego League Scrimmage at its demonstration facility in Michigan. Employees coached students in grades 4-8 in the science and engineering-focused activity, and then gave live demonstrations of the company's automated equipment.
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