Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, recently announced participation of 2,590 total hours of community service in 2015 as part of the "Southeastern Serves" program.
Southeastern Serves is a program dedicated to giving back to communities across Southeastern's footprint by having associates of all levels involved with providing for the needy.
"We are committed to share our passion for providing quality service to our customers and to the less fortunate individuals throughout the communities we serve," said Mike Heaton, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Southeastern Freight Lines. "Through the Southeastern Serves program, we are able to give back and strengthen the communities who support us year after year."
This year, 840 participants, including Southeastern associates and their friends and family members, partook in Southeastern Serves projects ranging from volunteering at food drives and soup kitchens, to providing school supplies and yard work.
Most recently, Southeastern's Region II service centers, which include more than 20 facilities operating in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, participated in a region-wide volunteer project assisting Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan's Purse® program. Together, the Region II service centers collected over 300 shoeboxes to gift many deserving children across the country.
"The opportunity to support so many deserving organizations and needy people throughout the year is humbling. We look forward to the new community service projects that await us in the coming year," said Heaton.
This is the fourth year for the Southeastern Serves program.
About Southeastern Freight Lines
Southeastern Freight Lines, a privately-owned regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider founded in 1950, specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 87 service centers in 14 states and Puerto Rico. Southeastern has a network of service partners to ensure transportation services in the remaining 36 states, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico. Southeastern Freight Lines provides more than 99.35% on-time service in next day lanes. A dedication to service quality and a continuous quality improvement process that began in 1985 has been recognized by more than 400 quality awards received from customers and associations. Southeastern Freight Lines subsidiary, Southeastern Logistics Solutions, provides expedited service and multi-modal transportation services across the nation through strategic capacity partnerships. For more information, please visit www.sefl.com and www.facebook.com/SoutheasternFreight.