Briefly: Pilot raising funds for heart organizations during February

Heart Association's Life Is Why logo

Pilot Company is kicking off American Heart Month with its annual round-up campaign, encouraging guests to stop at one of their participating locations to support heart health.

This is the sixth year Pilot Company has supported the American Heart Association's Life Is Why campaign – inspiring guests to celebrate their reasons to live healthier, longer lives by donating at participating Pilot, Flying J or One9 Fuel Network travel centers throughout the month of February. This year, the company is also advocating heart health and safety among its 30,000 team members, providing virtual, hands-only CPR training, resources to find nearby CPR classes, virtual cooking classes, and other health and wellness tips.

Participating Flying J travel centers in Canada will be extending their support of Heart Month throughout February, with donations benefiting the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Pilot Company's fundraising initiatives include:

  • Paper Hearts: $1, $3, and $5 paper hearts will be available for purchase at participating travel centers all of February to benefit American Heart Association in the U.S. and Heart and Stroke Foundation in Canada. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to each organization.
  • Pin-Pad Round Up or Donation: During February, guests can round up their purchase to the nearest whole dollar or elect to donate other amounts on the pin-pad during checkout to the American Heart Association at participating U.S. travel centers or the Heart & Stroke in participating Canada. 

J.B. Hunt on Fortune's 'Most Admired' list again

 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.was recently named to Fortune’s annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the 12th time in company history.

“J.B. Hunt is always searching for new ideas that fuel our growth and better serve our employees and customers,” said Shelley Simpson, president at J.B. Hunt. “This recognition showcases the talent and hard work of our 37,000-plus employees to create exceptional value for our customers, and we’re excited for the opportunities we have this year to deliver on our commitments to them.”  

To determine this year’s recipients, Fortune collaborated with global management consulting firm Korn Ferry to conduct a survey of corporate reputations. Executives, directors, and analysts were asked to rate enterprises in their own industry based on a set of criteria including investment value, quality of management and products, social responsibility, and its ability to attract talent. Those named to the list were selected from 645 companies and ranked in the top half of its industry survey. 

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