Cookeville, Tennessee-based carrier Averitt Express recently hosted a record number of associates, family members, and friends as part of its annual softball tournament, which resulted in a sizable donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
More than 1,350 people attended the Averitt Cares for Kids Family Softball Tournament, which was held for the first time in Cookeville, home of Averitt’s headquarters. The tournament is named in part as recognition of Averitt’s associate-driven charitable program, which helps support the good works of St. Jude.
Drivers, dock associates, and other employees came to Cookeville from across Averitt’s network. In honor of that record attendance, Averitt donated $35,000 to aid the fight against childhood cancers.
“The Averitt Cares for Kids Family Softball Tournament was an incredible day for our entire team,” said Averitt President and Chief Operating Officer Barry Blakely. “We were thrilled with the positive feedback we received from everyone who attended, and we look forward to making this an even bigger event in the future.”
All told, 25 teams featuring 350 total players took the field for 46 games. The event was supported by 38 volunteers.
TCA Fleet Safety Awards open for entries
The Truckload Carriers Association has opened entries for its annual Fleet Safety Awards program.
TCA members can now submit online applications for the competition. Carriers placing first, second, and third in each of six mileage-based divisions will be hon ored honored at the association's annual convention in Nashville March 23-26.
Winners are selected based on their accident ratios in any given year. Division winners are subject to an audit for ratio accuracy and invited to compete for one of two grand prizes. Carriers with annual mileage of 25 million or fewer miles vie for one, while companies with more than 25 million miles compete for the other.
The deadline for entries is Nov. 10.
Interested fleets can apply online.
Arpin honored with excellence award
Arpin International Group, a full-service moving and storage company specializing in relocating government, corporate, military, and private-residential customers, recently received the Commitment to Excellence Silver Award for outstanding performance at the Cartus Corporation’s 2023 Global Network Conference. Cartus is a worldwide leader in providing talent mobility and corporate relocation solutions.
Each year, Cartus recognizes members of its industry-leading worldwide service provider network who have provided extraordinary service to its customers and clients. To be considered for the award, a partner must distinguish themselves by achieving critical performance metrics.
Arpin is headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island.