Making America’s Largest One-Day Food Drive Possible:
Trucking Companies and Drivers Donated Equipment, Services, Gasoline
ST. LOUIS, MO—When over 30,000 Boy Scouts gathered donated canned goods from over a million home visits to 44 local fire stations on November 19, it required a strong team of logistics support to transport those goods to their final destination, the St. Louis Foodbank, in just one day.
St. Louis-based Sunset Transportation, a Third Party Logistics Company (3PL), manages the logistics for the St. Louis Scouting for Food campaign and would like to thank this year’s volunteer fleet of logistics coordinators, carriers and drivers that donated their services, trucks, equipment and gasoline.
Carrier Companies that donated services and equipment:
- AJ Transport LLC
- CRH Transportation, www.crhtransport.com
- Dodge Moving and Storage, www.dodgemoving.com
- First Capitol Courier, www.firstcapitolcourier.com
- M.C. Air Freight, www.mcairfreight.com
- Mido’s Trucking LLC
- Pilot Freight Services, www.pilotdelivers.com
- Rocket Express
- SBR Transport LLC, www.sbrtransport.com
- Scott Trucking & Contracting
- Siemens Water, www.water.siemens.com
- T-J Transport, Inc.
- WE/FEX Express, Inc.
- Weise Planning & Engineering, www.wieseusa.com
- Vitran, www.vitranexpress.com
Because of the generosity of these companies, the 2011 Scouting for Food campaign was able to transport 1.8 million canned goods in only 9 hours, using 50 tractor trailers. As a result, approximately 500 pantries will be able to feed families for the next four months.
Donations Still Being Accepted: To donate to this year’s Scouting for Food Campaign, drop off canned goods at any Regions Bank location through Saturday, Nov. 26.
Video: Watch the a time lapse video that documents the incredible team work that enables thousands of volunteers to collect over a million pounds of food in only nine hours.
Information: View summary of 2011 Scouting for Food
About Sunset Transportation
Sunset Transportation (http://www.sunsettrans.com), headquartered in St. Louis, is a leader in third party logistics (3PL) as well as freight audit and payment through its division, Sunset Financial. With more than 20 years of experience, Sunset is a growing regional leader with expertise in truckload, less than truckload, international, freight audit and payment and supply chain solutions. Sunset helps companies save on transportation costs by enhancing processes and maximizing resources.