2016 TL National Carrier of the Year
Beacon Transport, LLC was awarded 2016 TL National Carrier of the Year from Transplace.
We would like to thank everyone that made this award possible!
2016 Halloween Costume Contest & Chili Cookoff
We had a great time again this year. The competition was tough for both the costume contest and chili cookoff.
In the end we have the following winners:
- Costume Contest 1st Place – Cindy Puhalla (The Crazy Cat Lady)
- Costume Contest 2nd Place – Lisa Milom (Redneck Alabama Fan)
- Chili Cookoff 1st Place – Joey Shores (with his sirloin chili)
- Chili Cookoff 2nd Place – it was a TIE, between Stan Pritchett & Brandy Jones
Thanks for everyone that participated.
Portland Roadside Inspection – 10/26/2016
The Tennessee Trucking Association in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Safety conducts several roadside inspections across the State of Tennessee each year. Each roadside offers the best educational experience a company can have regarding how roadside inspections are conducted. Participants divide into teams and a State Trooper is assigned to lead each team. Teams work with the Troopers as they pull vehicles in for inspection.
Chris Callis, Maintenance Director, was able to attend yesterday.
We appreciate the opportunity to be involved!
At the annual Tennessee Trucking Association Convention held Sept. 11-13, 2016, Beacon Transport, LLC was awarded 1st place 2016 Fleet Safety Award in their class of truckload, for hire, 3,000,001-7,000,000 miles. Beacon Transport, LLC was also awarded 2016 Grand Champion Fleet Safety Award. We thank all our drivers and office staff for their efforts to make Beacon Transport, LLC one of the safest carriers traveling our roadways.
LA Flood Relief
Early on August 11, 2016 rain started falling in southern Louisiana and continued for several days. Flooding started occurring on the 12th and by the 15th more than 10 rivers had reached record flood stage. More than 145,000 homes were damaged and sadly, 13 people lost their lives due to the flooding.
As middle-Tennessean’s we remember the 2010 Flood that cost people their homes, businesses and ultimately their lives. When we were asked on August 19th to partner again with Life Center Church to help the citizens of Louisiana, Beacon Transport did not hesitate. Just as we did for the Oklahoma Tornado relief in 2013, we were more than willing to do whatever we could to help.
Unlike the OK Tornado Relief, we only had a 1 week timeline to collect donations to fill a 53 ft trailer. This was no small task, but Beacon Transport, Life Center, and the middle Tennessee community were ready.
In just 6 short days, we were able to collect enough supplies to fill that 53 ft trailer. One of our customers, ICP in Lewisburg, TN, even asked if they could use one of our trailers on their yard to start a donation collection center down there. What a blessing that was! As you can see, they filled the trailer ½ full of donations themselves. We also had donations come in from Memphis and East TN. Now that is an amazing response!
From our customers, vendors, and individuals, the goal to provide relief supplies to Louisiana was accomplished. On Sunday, August 28th, Beacon’s truck rolled out of middle Tennessee, followed by a support team from Life Center. They arrived in Central, LA late that night.
On Monday, August 29th, Beacon Transport and Life Center representatives were able to meet with the Mayor of Central, LA, Junior Shelton at the local community college to unload the supplies.
As you can see, a 53 ft trailer holds a lot of supplies! We are so humbled and honored to be a small help to the citizens of Louisiana.
We would like to say a special thank you to everyone that donated, ICP for setting up the drop location, Chris Callis, Beacon’s Maintenance Supervisor, and Doyle Williams, Beacon’s driver that hauled the load. We couldn’t have done this without you!
This is what we call TEAM BEACON!