Jacksonville, Fla.-based logistics and trucking firm The Grimes Cos. is offering two $750 scholarships for college students who are enrolled in a supply chain management-related degree program, such as logistics, industrial engineering, and manufacturing. Application essays are due June 15. For information on how to apply, go to www.grimescompanies.com/scholarships.
Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services firm Southeastern Freight Lines says its employees logged 2,590 total hours of community service in 2015 as part of its "Southeastern Serves" program. A total of 840 participants assisted the needy by volunteering at food drives and soup kitchens, and donating yard work, school supplies, and Christmas gifts in communities across the company's service region.
Coyote Logistics LLC founders Jeff and Marianne Silver have donated $2.5 million to the Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After Jeff Silver earned his master's of engineering in logistics degree from the school, he and his wife founded the Chicago-based freight brokerage firm, which they sold to UPS in 2015. The money is intended to provide fellowships for in-need supply chain graduate students and to endow a chair for the CTL executive director.
Third-party transportation broker The Allen Lund Co. (ALC) of La Cañada, Calif., continued its partnership with Children's Hospital Los Angeles this past holiday season by helping with Holidays From the Heart, a program that provides toys, clothing, and shoes for needy families of patients. ALC also donated trucking services for a sea container destined for Hands Together in Haiti, helping deliver musical instruments, woodworking equipment, shoes, shirts, and medical supplies.
Cincinnati-based freight brokerage Total Quality Logistics donated $1,000 through its Moves That Matter program to the Corbin Hill Food Project, an initiative to deliver local produce from small- and midsized family farms in upstate New York to nutritionally underserved urban neighborhoods, including Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Bronx.