Logbook: JB Hunt recognizes 69 drivers for safe driving

Logbook A weekly summary of human interest articles related to the transportation industry.This week: JB Hunt Recognize FedEx Ground, the first female driver to achieve 3 million miles of safe driving, announces the Entrepreneur of the Year, and Wal-Mart is giving back to the community of new distribution centers.

JB Hunt recognizes 69 drivers for safe driving

Supply chain logistics provider JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. held the Million Mile Celebration on Tuesday celebrating 69 drivers who achieved 2-4 million miles of travel without preventable accidents.

The driver, his family, and fellow employees of JB Hunt celebrated their achievements at the company’s headquarters in Lowell, Arkansas. Company employees lined up to congratulate the driver on their way to the honorary lunch that ended with the awards ceremony with the company leader.

At this event, drivers were awarded a safety bonus of over $ 900,000 and JB praised the first female driver, Edwina, for achieving 3 million miles of safety miles.

“This celebration is one of our favorite events of the year. Driving over 2 million miles of safe miles requires a great deal of patience and dedication. JB Hunt is the safest on the road. We are honored to recognize men and women who come and go every day to ensure that they remain one of the fleet. Nick Hobbs, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President of Contract Services, said. I am saying.

JB Hunt launched the Million Mile Program in 1996 and celebrated its employees’ achievements for the first time at its headquarters in 2001.

FedExGround Announces Entrepreneur of the Year

Luggage shipper FedEx Ground has announced six winners of the Entrepreneurs of the Year Award for contract transportation services that have provided outstanding customer service over the past year.

FedEx Ground contracts with approximately 6,000 service providers in the United States and Canada each year. The Entrepreneurs of the Year are selected from the top 40 regional contractors who have the highest reputation for scaling, delivering on time, retaining and engaging individual team members.

FedEx Ground Entrepreneur of the Year. (Photo: FedEx Ground)

“These exemplary companies have tackled unprecedented challenges in the last two years, all of which have continued to prioritize FedEx Ground’s customer safety and outstanding service. FedEx Ground President and Chief Executive Officer. John Smith, the head of the company, said:

The winners of this year are:

  • SB Transportation Service Inc., Orlando, Florida.Opened in 2017, it is owned by Diana Rodriguez and owns 87 vehicles.
  • JSJ Trucking Inc. in Tupelo, Mississippi.Opened in 1995, owned by John Smith Jr., it has a fleet of 12 tractors.
  • Hutch Motors Inc. in Pasco, Washington.Opened in 2010, it is owned by Eric Hutchcraft and owns 26 vehicles.
  • Mercury Logistics Inc. in Greenwood, Indiana.Opened in 2018, it is owned by Laura Brown and owns 24 tractors.
  • Fulsom Logistics Inc. in Fresno, California.Opened in 2010, it is owned by Troy Fulsom and owns 24 vehicles.
  • EPR Transport Inc. in Pittsburgh.Opened in 2012, owned by Erin Roach, it has a fleet size of 20 vehicles.

Wal-Mart will donate $ 10,000 to a charity near the new distribution center

Wal-Mart recently opened a $ 220 million import and distribution center in Ridgeville, South Carolina. The center will serve as a distribution hub for Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in more than 850 regions. The property is near Charleston Harbor.

“We know that our customers expect a wide range of products. This new import and distribution center will increase access to seaports and enable us to deliver a wide range of products from around the world. We are also committed to becoming a community store and are proud to leverage our supply chain investment to create economic opportunities and jobs in the Dorchester County region, “said Senior Vice, Supply. President Mike Gray said. Walmart chain operations.

At the Grand Opening Ceremony of the distribution center on April 22, Wal-Mart’s new DC general manager Jeff Holtzbauer gives Wal-Mart $ 10,000 to local charity Going Places to buy bikes for children in need. Announced to donate.

Going Place founder Katie Blomquist, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, and Walmart General Manager Jeff Holzbauer. (Photo: Where to go)

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