February 1, 2010
Bekins of South Florida Named Mover of Super Bowl XLIV and Pro Bowl 2010
Bekins Van Lines has announced that its agent, Bekins of South Florida, has been selected by the NFL to provide services for Super Bowl XLIV, to be held in Miami, Florida at Dolphin Stadium on February 7th, 2010. In addition to the Super Bowl, Bekins of South Florida provided services for the 2010 Pro Bowl on January 31; also at Dolphin Stadium.
Bekins of South Florida has a long tradition of serving all of South Florida’s major professional teams including the Miami Dolphins, the Florida Marlins and the Miami Heat. Joseph Sabga, President of Bekins of South Florida, stated, “Our company prides itself on the strong relationship it has with the National Football League and looks forward to being a key part of this tremendous event in South Florida.”
Greg Hoover, CEO of Bekins Van Lines, added, “We are proud of Bekins of South Florida, and pleased to provide our quality Bekins transportation services to one of the world’s great sports organizations: the National Football League. The NFL and Bekins Van Lines both have a history of great traditions, and we are thrilled to be a part of this most American of events.”
Bekins Holding Corp. includes Bekins Van Lines, LLC, Bekins International Group and Bekins Tradeshow Services. Bekins Van Lines has been providing quality household goods relocation services and high-value products transportation services domestically and internationally for corporate accounts, the U.S. government and private relocation customers since 1891. More information about Bekins can be found at www.bekins.com.
Decker Recognizes Million Mile Team
Decker Truck Line, Inc. recently recognized two drivers on the company’s Million Mile Team for achieving an additional million miles on their safety records.
Benjamin McIntyre of Oquawka, IA was recognized for achieving 2 Million Miles.
John Pallos of Fort Dodge, IA was recognized for achieving 3 Million Miles.
The company’s Million Mile Team currently has 99 active members, which includes 63 one million mile members, 27 two million mile members, 6 three million mile members and 3 four million mile members.
To be eligible for the Million Mile Team, drivers must have one year’s seniority, one million or more verifiable miles, had no preventable accidents, had no lost-time injuries and satisfied the company’s annual safety meeting requirements. All Million Mile Team members receive a personalized Million Mile decal on their truck, a commemorative logo leather jacket, a Million Mile pin and plaque, plus recognition on the company’s Million Mile Team plaque displayed at the corporate offices.
Decker also recently announced the company’s December 2009 Drivers of the Month. Flatbed Driver of the Month was Ray Albright.
Married with nine children, Albright enjoys his sailboat, motorcycle and is a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.
Jerry Chapman, Albright’s dispatcher stated, “Ray does a great job, will run anywhere and will run weekends if needed.”
Driver of the Month for the Reefer-Van Division was Robert Peterson. Peterson and his wife reside in Beaman, Iowa. They have two daughters and three grandchildren. A driver for 20 years, Peterson joined Decker 3 years ago. His hobbies are working and do it yourself repairs and improvements on his home. Gary Northrop, Peterson’s dispatcher stated, “He is a very good driver and a great asset to Decker. He is always willing to do anything and go anywhere.”
Drivers and owner-operators are nominated monthly by their dispatcher. They are selected based on overall performance within all areas of the company, including operational productivity, safety record, maintenance/care of equipment (including idle time), payroll, billing and customer service. All drivers and owner-operators selected as a Driver of the Month are eligible to be chosen as Driver/Owner-operator of the Year.
Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc. Receives Safety & Training Award
Vertical Alliance Group (VAG) (www.verticalag.com) is excited to announce that Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc. (SRT)
(www.southernref.com) has received the prestigious Infinit-i Award, given to those VAG clients who successfully meet the stringent safety and training requirements set forth under their industry leading Infinit-i Safety & Training Solution. SRT’s customized Safety Training Portal can be found at: http://srt.vagst.com
“SRT has proven they are committed to achieving its mission of reducing commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes, fatalities, and injuries. At the same time, they have successfully utilized Infinit-i to substantially lower their Operating Ratio (OR) and increase revenue” according to Jay Wommack, President & CEO of Vertical Alliance Group.
With nearly 150,000 users of the Infinit-i Training Program (www.infinit-i.net), customers must demonstrate that their drivers and employees have reviewed specific training content on the web-based platform and successfully completed computer-based testing on the respective material. After thorough review by VAG’s training consultants, customers are then considered for the Infinit-i Award.
G.I. Jobs Names Schneider National Military-Friendly Employer For Fourth Consecutive Year
For the fourth consecutive year Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, earned a spot on G.I. Jobs’ annual list of Top Military-Friendly Employers. Schneider landed at 18, earning recognition on the Top 100 list for the programs and benefits it offers to reservists and veterans.
“Former military excel at Schneider National. The drive, tenacity and desire to succeed that delivers success in the military are the same traits that keep Schneider at the top of our industry,” explained Mike Hinz, vice president of Driver Recruitment and LTC, retired, U.S. Army Reserve. “We remain committed to hiring those who possess values similar to ours and have served—or are continuing to serve—our country.”
In its seventh year, G.I. Jobs’ list recognizes U.S. companies that make strong efforts and have the greatest success in hiring military veterans. “G.I. Jobs created the Top Military-Friendly Employers list to help military veterans gauge which companies are committed to hiring individuals who possess the values and skills instilled in them during their time of service,” said Dan Fazio, managing editor of G.I. Jobs. “The list showcases companies like Schneider that have a track record of recruiting, hiring and retaining America’s military veterans.”
Freymiller Inc. Receives Award in TCA Fleet Safety Contest
Freymiller Inc., a 48 state refrigerated transportation carrier based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is proud to announce that it has placed 3rd in Division 4 for the 2009 Truckload Carriers Association’s National Fleet Safety Contest.
The National Fleet Safety Contest awards are presented, annually, to carriers that demonstrate an outstanding performance in accident prevention. Out of six mileage-based divisions, Freymiller Inc. received the 3rd place award for their division. Division winners are provided the opportunity to compete for one of two grand prizes.
Harry Kimball, Vice-President of Risk Management for Freymiller, says, “Freymiller is proud of our safety culture and our dedication to the safety of America’s highways. Our successes would not be possible if not for the dedication of owners, drivers and staff.”
Harry Kimball is also proud to serve as a member of the Client Advisory Board of the Primerus Defense Institute (PDI). The Primerus Defense Institute (PDI), under the umbrella of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus), is a collaborative endeavor engaging Primerus defense attorneys and corporate defense representatives for the purpose of lowering business litigation costs and reducing exposure to liability. Primerus is the leading alliance of small and medium sized, top-rated, independent firms. With approximately 140 law firms located in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., Primerus firms provide clients with responsive, high quality, partner-level service for much less than what large law firms charge. All Primerus law firms are: AV- rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service; screened for excellence; audited annually for continued quality; and committed to excellence in six key areas; integrity, reasonable fees, continuing education, civility, community service and excellent work product.
“We are honored to work with individuals such as Harry Kimball and organizations such as Freymiller,” says John C. Buchanan, President of Primerus.
For more information about Freymiller, visit http://www.freymiller.com.
Marten Transport, Ltd. Recognizes Drivers of the Month
Marten Transport recently announced their Drivers of the Month for November 2009. Marten recognizes these professional drivers for their commitment to operating safely and congratulates them on their outstanding effort in November.
Drivers of the Month at Marten each receive a $25 T-Chek as well as special recognition from their fleet manager. Each driver will also receive both a certificate recognizing their achievement and a gift from the company store.
Marten’s November Drivers of the Month are: Michael Banks and Petra Wilson, Donald Copeland, Brian Allen, Jeffrey M. Ramsey, Nelson Hendricks, Jason Featherston, Sarah Krus, James Schmidt, Keith Steele, Glen R. Horn, Clinton Foley, Sergio Vazquez, Keith Costin, David L. Mason, Curtis Bankes, Alejandro Barba, Jerry Roberson, Fred Turlington, Stanley Jackson, David Crittendon, and Randy Burtner.
Qualifying drivers must meet a minimum of 10,500 miles for that month, have no accidents during the month and have 100 percent on-time deliveries.
Headquartered in Mondovi, Wis., Marten Transport is a premium supplier of time and temperature-sensitive transportation services and offers outstanding, growing opportunities. For more information, call 800-395-3331 or visit www.marten.com. •