Briefly: 70 J.B. Hunt drivers will help deliver veterans memorial wreaths

Two J.B. Hunt tractor-trailers
J.B. Hunt

 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. will participate in Wreaths Across America for the ninth consecutive year. This year, 70 J.B. Hunt drivers will help 42 loads of wreaths reach their final destination at veteran cemeteries throughout the country to remember fallen veterans this holiday season.

J.B. Hunt corporate and field employees will join volunteers at Fayetteville National Cemetery on Wreaths Across America Day, Dec. 17, to place wreaths on the headstones. Additionally, the company will hold a support rally on Dec. 16 at its corporate headquarters in Lowell, Arkansas with guest speaker Daniel Robinson, a Gold Star father who lost his son, Senior Chief Special Operator Heath Robinson, in Afghanistan in 2011.

Altogether, J.B. Hunt will assist in the delivery of approximately 287,000 wreaths to cemeteries nationwide, including Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dayton National Cemetery, Fayetteville National Cemetery, Georgia National Cemetery, National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Riverside National Cemetery, Salisbury National Cemetery, San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, and Tahoma National Cemetery, among others.

A collaboration with BNSF Railway will make this year’s delivery the largest number of Intermodal loads hauled in the company’s nine-year history of supporting Wreaths Across America. J.B. Hunt has customized 12 tractors and four trailers with a military-themed wrap to participate in the deliveries.

Schneider names Southeastern Freight Lines a carrier of the year

Southeastern Freight Lines, a leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been recognized by Schneider Logistics as a 2021 Carrier of the Year award winner.  

Schneider, a multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, selected Southeastern for the honor from its network of more than 60,000 carriers. The Carrier of the Year Awards acknowledge companies that exceed service standards and demonstrate superb performance in Schneider Logistics’ key scorecard areas: high load acceptance, exceptional service, clear communication and overall FourKites visibility.  

Schneider Logistics hosted an awards ceremony at Lambeau Field, the legendary home stadium to the Green Bay Packers located in Green Bay, Wisconsin,. Keith Huggins, vice president of National Sales for Southeastern Freight Lines, accepted the award on behalf of the company.  

Arpin Strong raises funds for charity 

The Arpin Charitable Fund announced today that its Eighth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament / Bob Sullivan and Mark Dearborn Memorial has successfully raised $24,236 for charity.

The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes a humanitarian commitment that is global in scope. Its overarching goal is to collectively advance transformative solutions to our time's defining social and environmental issues.

Arpin Strong’s board members were thrilled to host the organization’s largest fund-raising event on September 30 at the Jamestown Golf Course. The annual competition aims to raise awareness and charitable investment in the tournament's primary charity beneficiaries. Funds raised at this year’s event were donated to the Global Institute For Transformation, The Village Link, The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain, A Wish Come True, and Marguerite’s Place. 

The Arpin Charitable Fund, Inc., d/b/a Arpin Strong, formed as an independent organization in 2013 in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. Since then, Arpin Strong has expanded its mission to provide financial assistance to victims of other tragedies and disaster relief and support a wide range of causes worldwide.

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