Hurricane Matthew devastated parts of the Carolina’s. Swing Transport in an effort to do our part has donated transportation to aid in the recovery. Two of Swing’s Disaster Relief Units will deliver much needed food, bottled water, clothing, etc to Grifton Mission Ministries in Grifton, NC tomorrow. Items will be distributed to over 300 families from there.
The collection drive was planned by Operation North State and held at Tilley Harley Davidson in Salisbury, NC. Swing Transport is proud to be a small part of the operation.
More information about Operation North State and their efforts to help the wounded warriors, veterans, and residents of North Carolina can be found on their Facebook page (Operation North State).
For Immediate Release:
South Sioux City, Nebraska – Swing Transport, Inc. was recently presented a Gold award by Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2014 National Safety Awards Program. Additionally, Swing was awarded a Platinum award for Workplace Safety for 2014. This marks the 8th consecutive year that Swing has earned the highest honor from Great West.
Swing Transport is a dry good carrier who began operations in 1975. With corporate headquarters located in Salisbury, NC and terminals located in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, the management team at Swing is constantly striving for safety improvement. Great West Casualty congratulates their efforts for making the roads safer for the motoring public.
The National Safety Awards program recognizes carriers in similar operations (truckload and less than truckload) with awards based on their year-end preventable accident results. Carriers are eligible to receive a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Participatory award. The Workplace Safety award recognizes trucking companies for their dedication to creating and fostering a safe work environment for their employees.
Great West Casualty Company is the nation’s leading provider of property and casualty insurance for the trucking industry. With over 50 years of experience, Great West offers risk management, underwriting, claims, and loss control services exclusively to the trucking industry. Great West is headquartered in South Sioux City, Nebraska, and has regional offices in Meridian, Idaho; Bloomington, Indiana; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Arlington, Texas.
For more information contact:
Joe Morten & Son, Inc.
Going to the beach for the grandest of causes.
Remember those that went and never returned.
June 6th, 1944
Normandy, France – Operation Overlord
The morning of June 6th, 1944 saw the largest Amphibious Operation of all time take place. Almost 7,000 naval ships and more than 150,000 troops crossed the English Channel to free France (and Europe) from the stranglehold of Hitler’s Germany. Allied casualties were over 10,000 although that number is only an estimate and casualties is believed to be much higher. Four thousand four hundred and thirteen servicemen were lost.
WWII changed the world more than any event of the twentieth century. It is unimaginable to think of what would have happened if Hitler had been allowed to continue his atrocities.
April 4, 1968
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated
On this date Reverend King was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN by James Earl Ray. Reverend King’s birthday is a National holiday celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January.
April 3 & 4, 1974
Super Tornado Outbreak
One hundred forty-eight (148) tornadoes struck a large part of our operating area on this date in 1974. Within 16 hours tornadoes were reported in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Thirty (30) F4 and F5 tornadoes helped make this the most violent tornado outbreak recorded. The combined path length was twenty-six hundred (2600) miles. Over three hundred thirty (330) people were killed. Almost fifty-five hundred (5,500) people were injured.
Remember, Tornado Season is here. Be prepared and stay safe.
An informative article written by Roger Edwards of the Storm Preparedness Center in Norman, Oklahoma can be found by clicking the link below.
March 28, 1979
Three Mile Island (near Harrisburg, PA)
Failure of the cooling system in one of its nuclear reactors let to an evacuation of thousands in fear of an explosion and dispersal of radioactivity. As a result, no new nuclear power plants were licensed until 2012.
March 27, 1939
The first NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was held in Evanston, Ill. Oregon won over Ohio State with a 46-33 victory.
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March 26, 1945
The Battle for Iwo Jima ends.
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire. The American invasion had the goal of capturing the entire island, including its three airfields, to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands. This month-long battle included some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World War II
March 25th 1954
Radio Corporation of America (RCA) began commercial production of TV sets that were equipped to receive programs in living color. The new color tv sets cost $1,000 or more. Keep in mind $1,000.00 in 1954 had the same buying power as $8,535.35 in 2013.