Logistics gives back
Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.
- Atlanta-based pallet and container pooling specialist CHEP, a unit of the global supply chain logistics firm Brambles, has donated $75,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation to support reforestation projects in the U.S. and France. As part of their commitment, Brambles and CHEP will plant 60,000 trees in the Mississippi River Valley and 5,000 trees in the Landes region of France this year.
- Gulfport, Miss.-based truck dealership and rental fleet operator Freedom Trucks LLC helped promote National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by painting its newest semi-truck, a 2015 Peterbilt, bright pink with purple ribbons, symbolizing hope for women and their families who experience breast cancer. The truck (pictured at top) has been on view in parades and other public events across the Gulf Coast.
- Oklahoma City, Okla.-based truck stop operator Love's Travel Stops said its store employees and customers raised more than $3.4 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through its annual five-week campaign. From Aug. 26 through Sept. 30, Love's sold Miracle Balloon icons for donations and organized fundraising events like 5K runs, bowling and fishing tournaments, and cookouts.
- Fremont, Calif.-based third-party logistics service provider RK Logistics Group contributed $1,000 to the "Coding5K Challenge," an educational program that teaches San Jose schoolchildren to write software code. Nearly 3,300 students are expected to participate in the free program, which is sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
- Transervice Logistics Inc., a Lake Success, N.Y.-based provider of customized transportation solutions, raised over $11,000 by sponsoring and participating in the "1st Annual Long Island Truck Pull" to benefit Move for Hunger, a nonprofit that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. The event showcased 18 teams of 10 competing against each other to see who could pull a full-sized moving truck 100 feet the fastest.
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