Omnitracs’ contribution helps communities remember and give thanks to fallen veterans for their service
Dallas, TX (December 11, 2018) – Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced that it has pledged $25,000 toward the purchase of 2,500 wreaths to support the Wreaths Across America (WAA) program. For the ninth consecutive year, Omnitracs employees across the nation will also support this effort to remember and honor military veterans and their families by volunteering their time on “Wreaths Across America Day.”
WAA’s mission is to remember the lives of fallen veterans and give thanks for their service to our country. With reports showing that almost a fourth of all truckers have a military background, it’s no surprise that many members of the trucking and transportation industry are committed to the program. Over the past nine years, Omnitracs has donated more than 20,000 wreaths in support of this cause.
“Since day one, Wreaths Across America has relied on the trucking industry to make this ceremony a success and we’re honored to continue supporting this long-standing tradition,” said Ray Greer, chief executive officer at Omnitracs. “This program offers us an opportunity to celebrate the men and women across the nation who have served this country and give back to our local communities. I’m proud to work with so many individuals – both employees and customers – who are committed to this cause.”
On Saturday, December 15, thousands of volunteers will participate in wreath-laying ceremonies all over the nation, as well as abroad. In addition to funding the purchase of the wreaths, Omnitracs employees will take part in ceremonies being held at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas, Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California.
Several of Omnitracs’ customers, including C.R. England and Pottle’s Transportation, also support WAA and will join in this effort by donating their time and vehicles.
“Our company has been pleased to participate in Wreaths Across America for more than a decade,” said Chad England, CEO of C.R. England. “These wreaths are placed at the graves of military veterans nationwide as a symbol of our gratitude for their service and personal sacrifices for our nation. Serving as part of the Honor Fleet, C.R. England drivers, many of them veterans themselves, are honored to deliver some of the almost two million Remembrance Wreaths to 1,500 cemeteries. This year will be extra special for me as my brother Josh England and I will drive with the Honor Fleet and distribute wreaths as well. It’s one way we show our appreciation to C. R. England drivers who have also served their country.”
“Over the past fourteen years, I’ve had the chance to work with many organizations, including the Truckload Carriers Association and the American Trucking Association, to deliver millions of wreaths,” said Barry Pottle, President and CEO of Pottle’s Transportation LLC, an Omnitracs customer. “The wreath-laying ceremonies give communities an opportunity to bestow gratitude, remember fallen veterans, and educate future generations about the sacrifices made for freedom. I’m grateful to work with so many dedicated individuals in the trucking industry to support Wreaths Across America.”
Last year, nearly 500 trucks transported 1,565,000 wreaths to over 1,400 veterans’ cemeteries and that number is expected to grow this year.
To learn more, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester 25 years ago. The organization’s mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies each December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to sponsor wreaths or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org. Follow Wreaths Across America on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/WAAHQand on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WreathsAcross.
About Omnitracs, LLC
Omnitracs, LLC is a global pioneer of trucking solutions for all business models. Omnitracs’ more than 1,000 employees deliver software-as-a-service-based solutions to help over 12,000 customers manage nearly 1,100,000 assets in more than 70 countries. The company pioneered the use of commercial vehicle telematics 30 years ago and serves today as a powerhouse of innovative, intuitive technologies. Omnitracs transforms the transportation industry through technology and insight, featuring best-in-class solutions for compliance, safety and security, productivity, telematics and tracking, transportation management (TMS), planning and delivery, data and analytics, and professional services.
Contacts: Kimberly Smiley
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