Alexandria, VA, October 9, 2012- The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the voice of the 3PL community, is pleased to announce that England Logistics, Inc. is the recipient of the 2012 TIA 3PL Samaritan Award.
England Logistics understands the role it plays in creating a more livable, fair, and equitable social environment. They strive to leave a positive footprint in the areas they serve and this is recognized and championed by the employees and company as a whole.
England Logistics, through its own efforts and in conjunction with its parent company C.R. England, is able to provide weekly contributions to the greater community through tangible and intangible activities. England Logistics' community service extends throughout all its major markets and often many smaller ones as well. The acts of kindness displayed by the people at England Logistics are truly done as philanthropic acts by the individuals and organization alike.
Last year, England Logistics and C.R. England together donated more than $500,000 to local charities. They donated hours of service that were not tracked but if they were, that number would be significant as well. More than100 charities and groups, both local and national, were the beneficiary of the generosity of England Logistics and not all were listed in England's application.
"We are thrilled about this recognition and attribute it to our great team of individuals throughout the country that are truly their brother's keeper. This comes in the form of voluntary labor in many charitable organizations; acting within leadership ranks all the way through to front line manual labor and food delivery to those in need. Our outstanding people continue to rally around a broad array of great causes as well as individuals close to home that have met life's challenges. I couldn't be more pleased to be a part of such a generous team of individuals that are always engaged in a great cause whether it is sponsored by England Logistics or independently," said Jason Beardall, Executive Vice President England Logistics, Inc.
"Our members, large and small do some remarkable things and the selection of only one candidate is very difficult. We are very pleased to recognize England Logistics as this year's Samaritan Award winner. It is evident that generosity is at the core of the England culture. We are proud to have them as a member of our great organization," said Tom Fiorini, CTB, Chairman of the TIA Foundation.
"The TIA Foundation received more than a dozen nominations for the 2012 award and these nominations detailed the amazing contributions made by TIA members," said Robert Voltmann, TIA's CEO and President. "This year's TIA 3PL Samaritan Award Recipient, England Logistics, Inc. through the donation of time, talent and money has led by example. They don't just talk the talk; they "walk the walk,"Voltmann added.
The TIA 3PL Samaritan Award was presented October 9 at the FIATA World Congress in Los Angeles. England Logistics, Inc. has designated the Foundation for Children and Youth with Diabetes (FCYD) as the recipient of funds raised by the TIA Foundation Charity Fun Run at the 2013 TIA Convention to be held in Las Vegas, NV April 10-13, 2013.
The purpose of the award is to recognize the good works in which the 3PL industry is engaged by highlighting a specific 3PL Samaritan effort each year. The recognized service or assistance can take any form from volunteering logistical support to providing manpower, resources, or financial support to others in need, sponsoring sporting events, providing scholarships, hiring disabled people or other types of community service.
For more information on all the nominees and nominees and their efforts, please visit the TIA website at TIA Samaritan Award.
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $162 billion third party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines, doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations, FIATA