Anderson Trucking Service helps wounded soldier get home
Anderson Trucking Service and Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) joined efforts to bring a wounded soldier back home to Minnesota. In early April, Walter L. Fricke, founder of VAC, contacted John Wojack, chief pilot at ATS. Fricke told Wojack about Sgt. Anthony Larson, a soldier from the St. Cloud area who had spent 18 months recovering from injuries suffered in Iraq. Fricke needed help to get Sgt. Larson back home to Minnesota from Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. On April 28 aboard the ATS corporate jet, Sgt. Larson returned home to a well-deserved hero’s welcome.
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Hogan’s Eckhoff named to America’s Road Team
Steve Eckhoff, a Hogan dedicated services driver for six years, was one of 16 drivers chosen to serve on the American Trucking Association’s America’s Road Team. The 2007-08 team has a combined 366 years of experience and 30.5 million accident-free miles. They were chosen from a group of 35 finalists in a selection process that included interviews and a review of candidates’ safety knowledge and community service.
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Celadon launches ‘Highway 2 Health’
As health care costs continue to rise as a percentage of payrolls, many employers are beginning to look at options that include a medical and health promotions presence on site. Celadon Trucking Services is taking that idea a step further with a new employee initiative called “Highway 2 Health” in partnership with Community Health Net-work. The initiative includes placing a health care team at Celadon’s Wellness Center at the company’s corporate headquarters in Indianapolis.
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Contractor saves thousands with Roehl’s lease program
Owner-operator Bill Carlson became an independent contractor for Roehl Transport and then bought a new tractor through the company’s recently expanded lease/purchase program. Carlson says he will save more than $30,000 in taxes over the next four years by leasing a new Freightliner Columbia. He can then buy the truck and depreciate it for further savings.
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Vermont receives Al Schneider Memorial Award
Schneider National and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) announced that the State of Vermont is this year’s winner of the prestigious Al Schneider Memorial Award. Since 1991 EANGUS and Schneider have honored employers who have demonstrated outstanding support of the enlisted men and women of the National Guard. Vermont is receiving the Al Schneider Memorial Award not only because of its exceptional commitment to enlisted men and women, but because the state encourages other employers to follow their example.
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