Archive for July, 2011

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ALL POINTS Agent Rick Bondie Honored by TTS

July 21, 2011

Each year TTS, a leading agent-based supply chain and logistics provider honors exceptional providers with a Carrier of the Year Award.  The awards are in four categories – Rail, OTR, LTL and Drayman – and are based on bringing creative solutions to the TTS customer base, on-time delivery, technology capabilities and overall customer service.  This year, All Points agent Rick Bondie was named “Best of the Best” at celebration dinner in June.  Rick, who has been with the company for four years, was commended for his constant communication and attention to details.   Representatives of TTS went so far as to say that “if you want to do business with a top notch company, you need to call Rick’s office.”

Congratulations to Rick and everyone at All Points!

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Evans is Green Supply Chain Partner Named in Inbound Logistics Top 75 Companies

July 20, 2011

We are proud to report we have been named as a top 75 company in the upcoming Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner list.  The June issue of the magazine profiles companies that “walk the walk” when it comes to commitment to supply chain sustainability.  Click here to view the G75 Article.

The article stated, “In 2008, the Evans Network of Companies began focusing on reducing emissions by working with the EPA and non-government organizations to secure grants and other support for upgrading port drayage independent contractor trucks with emission-reduction technology. A new program called Export Coordination/Optimization-Match, or ECO-Match, aims to cut emissions and shipping costs by matching import and export loads to reduce the number of trucks needed for container pickup and delivery.”

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Albert L. Evans, Sr. Scholarships Presented

July 19, 2011

Albert Evans Sr. founded Evans Delivery in 1939. Without the benefit of a high school education, he created a successful organization that is thriving over 70 years later. He was a strong believer in the importance of education and thus, in his honor and memory, the Evans Network of Companies is proud to annually present the Albert L. Evans, Sr. Scholarships. .  Since its inception in 2007, the scholarship fund has awarded over $27,000 to sons and daughters of Evans Network of Companies employees and partner agents.

Four more students will benefit from Albert L. Evans, Sr. Scholarships when they head off to college this fall. The 2011 recipients are Emma Owen, daughter of Richard Owen, night dispatcher at West Motor Freight; Dania Roach, daughter of Woodstock, Georgia independent contractor Aston Roach; Malorie Fink, daughter of Single Point of Contact Team Member Karen Fink from Schuylkill Haven, PA;  and Angelise Stuhl, daughter of George Stuhl,  President of Evans sister company DM Transportation.  The scholarships were announced at the Evans Network of Companies’ annual agent meeting held on Hilton Head Island in May.

“The scholarship program was started to honor my grandfather who passed away in 2006,” noted Samantha Bates.  “He believed in education and in thanking our employees for their hard work and commitment to Evans.  Two of our initial scholarship recipients graduated from college this year and I’m looking forward to hearing from all of the students as they continue towards their degrees.”

Albert L. Evans, Sr. Scholarship winners receive $1,000 per year for each year in college provided they maintain an academic standard of 3.0.  The scholarship awards are sent directly to their schools.

New Award Created to Honor Previous Scholarship Winner
Samantha Bates also announced the establishment of the Jordyn Agostini Memorial On Angels Wings Book Award.  The Book Award was created to honor the memory of Ms. Agonstini, a previous Evans Scholarship recipient, who was tragically killed in a plane crash earlier this year.

“Jordyn was special,” said Mrs. Bates.  “She kept in touch to let us know how school was progressing, always wanting to let us know she was appreciative and would make us proud.  This is a way to keep her legacy alive.”

The inaugural winner of the Jordyn Agostini Memorial On Angels Wings Book Award of $500 is Joshua Thomas, son of Hale independent contractor Stephen Thomas in Columbus, Ohio.

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Ernest Newby Wins Harley Davidson Motorcycle

July 17, 2011
Ernest and Teresa Newby

Ernest and Teresa Newby

The Evans Network of Companies presented a 2011 Harley Davidson Motorcycle to Ernest (Ernie) Newby, an independent driver, in recognition of his safe driving record.  Mr. Newby is based at the Jacksonville terminal of Evans Delivery and has been with the company for 11 years.

“Safety is a cornerstone of the Evans Network of Companies,” noted Kim Lorimer, Vice President and Director of Safety.  “The incentive program is one way we promote and reward our drivers who operate safely throughout the year.”

To qualify for the motorcycle grand prize, drivers must have had no accidents or incidents in a calendar year, as well as keeping proper documentation such as daily logs, fuel purchases and miles traveled.  IN addition to the grand prize random drawing, monthly drawings are held for prizes including computers, digital cameras and Evans apparel.

“We’re thrilled Ernie won,” stated Tammy Bennett, agent at the Evans Jacksonville terminal.  “We’ve known him for many years. He handles our Walmart MacClenny route and his records are immaculate. He takes care of things before I even know about them and does whatever it takes to get the job done and to serve our customers.”

The motorcycle was presented at Harley Davidson Bowling Green, Kentucky to Ernie and his wife Teresa. The couple resides in Callahan, Florida and is expecting their first granddaughter this October.