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KLLM Transport Services Announces Largest Driver Pay Increase in Company History

JACKSON, Miss. -- KLLM Transport Services (KLLM), one of the leading temperature-controlled, truckload carriers in North America, announced today the largest comprehensive pay and compensation increase in company history.

"KLLM drivers have been nothing short of remarkable over the last few years through some challenging times in the transportation industry. They've stepped up to the plate every time they've been asked to keep food on the shelves and stores stocked," said Jim Richards, KLLM President and CEO. "We are thrilled to pass along the largest pay increase in company history starting in February and the response from our current drivers has already been tremendous. Our leadership has taken feedback and put it into action with not only increasing driver wages, but also moving to practical miles, paid time off, and higher guaranteed weekly pay options."

Every Over-the-Road (OTR) and Regional company driver and independent contractor leased on with KLLM across the country will receive a pay and compensation increase in February with OTR company drivers set to see the highest cents per mile bump of almost 33 percent. KLLM Driving Academy students coming out of training have the option to go company driver or independent contractor immediately and will also see their earning potential jump 33 percent.

Regional company drivers and independent contractors will see their pay and compensation rise 10 to 16 percent in February with every regional company driver position in the company having a guaranteed weekly minimum pay option.

"Guaranteed minimum weekly pay options is something we implemented over the last year and have now rolled out nationwide to our regional company drivers keeping their wages more predictable," said Richards. "If available to drive, they know exactly how much they'll bring home each week versus having the ups and downs that can occur in some instances."

Paid earned time off for OTR company drivers will also be implemented soon where drivers who have earned home time will now be paid for the days they're off the road.

"The men and women on the road for KLLM each day will always be our greatest asset and this announcement today is driver-focused with their wants and needs in mind," said Richards. "Paid home time focuses on drivers and their families, and we're pleased to offer that to our OTR company drivers. They'll now be paid while spending time off the road with their loved ones."

With more than 55 years of exceptional service, KLLM partners with some of the largest brands in America each day within the lower 48 states and with service into Mexico.

To learn more about KLLM please visit https://www.kllm.com/.

About KLLM Transportation Services

KLLM Transportation Services (KLLM) is one of the largest and most prestigious truckload, temperature-controlled carriers in North America with services also into Mexico. Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., KLLM offers a range of transportation solutions including Over-the-Road (OTR), Regional, Dedicated, Intermodal, and Logistics. KLLM delivers unrivaled service to some of North America's largest brands each day and has done so for more than 55 years since its founding in 1962. You can learn more about KLLM by visiting https://www.kllm.com/.

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TNCRadio.LIVE Announces 2022 Lineup

HOUSTON, Texas -- TNCRadio.LIVE announced today that some well-known personalities have joined with the trucker-focused Internet streaming radio station to provide new programming beginning in January 2022.

With a predominantly talk radio format including live shows and popular podcasts, the station grew quickly since its launch in mid-2020 because of its easy availability online at www.tncradio.live and via Google Play, Apple's App Store, Alexa, and hundreds of platforms and devices.

"This has been an incredible journey and we are very enthusiastic about our future," said Managing Partner, Tom Kelley. "Since the station was founded, we believed that if we kept our focus on building a safe place for drivers to get the news and information they need, and the music and entertainment they want, we would be successful."

In October 2021, the streaming station launched their "TNCRadio Prime Time" lineup, 7-9PM ET daily. The shows are produced by TNCRadio.LIVE and are available as a podcast a few days after the original broadcast. "Our first season was extremely well received, and we are grateful to our many listeners who have jumped in with us," said Shelley Johnson, co-host of "Women Road Warriors," a lively talk show designed to empower and inspire women in the trucking industry.

Johnson, an Executive Vice President and one of the founding partners of TNCRadio.LIVE, made the formal announcement on-air. "We are so happy to announce that Ice Road Trucker Alex Debogorski, "America's Trucking Sweetheart" Marcia Campbell, and Dr. Christopher Cortman of "Building Strong Minds," can all be heard on TNCRadio starting in January 2022."

Alex Debogorski, a standout on The History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" series, is well-known for his ability to tell stories of his nearly 50 years driving trucks in Canada. "Basically, all we have to do is just wind him up and get out of the way," Kelley said with a laugh. He continued, "Tale Lights," a new show to the TNCRadio Prime Time lineup "is the perfect format for Alex. The program is geared around letting drivers do what they do best. Next to being a safe driver, every decent driver loves to tell their stories. Alex is one of the best storytellers you have ever heard."

By his own account, well-known musician/trucker 'Long Haul Paul' Marhoefer has been a big fan of Marcia Campbell's for many years. "Having Marcia back on the air is going to be a huge hit for a lot of us," said the singer. "It was a very sad day when she left the airways in 2020. Even if it's only going to be once a week, I know many drivers have been waiting a long time for this."

The pandemic has certainly increased health awareness across the board. Trucking is no exception. The new show "Building Strong Minds," with noted author and psychologist Dr. Christopher Cortman will take on subjects that drivers sometimes avoid discussing.

"We will tackle anything and everything from stress, anxiety, loneliness and depression to practical tips on how to improve relationships from the road," according to show producer, Tom Kelley.

This will be the second season of the TNCRadio.LIVE Prime Time lineup and includes season one holdovers, "Women Road Warriors," hosted by Johnson and motivational author/speaker/driver Kathy Tuccaro, "TruckersLife Radio," hosted by TFC Global President, Ron Fraser and "The Train Station," with longtime Houston radio host Bill Waldrop, recently named as one of the corporate partners. The TNCRadio Prime Time slot also includes "Keep on Talkin'" with host/partner/driver Tom Kyrk introducing listeners to many of trucking's most interesting people.

Finally, company Vice President and another founding partner, Ron Samuels brings his nearly 60 years in radio to the table with a new show. "Reverse Gear," a look back at the history of popular music, will give the listeners an opportunity to not only remember some of the best songs of the last six decades, but also to see how the artists who wrote and performed some of these classics made their mark in the industry.

About TNCRadio:

TNCRadio.LIVE began broadcasting in mid-2020 and provides on-going weather, traffic, and emergency information and entertainment to the Transportation Industry, primarily to commercial drivers. The station is privately owned. TNCRadio.LIVE is a DBA of IMSICO, LLC, a Texas Company.

If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule interviews with people mentioned in this release, please contact Barry Rogers, Wayne PR & Consulting, Barry@WaynePR.com, visit the website https://tncradio.live/ or email info@tncradio.live

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Capstone Logistics Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Insource Performance Solutions

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- Capstone Logistics, LLC ("Capstone" or the "Company"), a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, announced today that it has acquired Insource Performance Solutions, LLC ("Insource") for cash from management. Insource is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based warehouse services company providing a range of value-added, outsourced services to distribution centers. Founded in 1997, Insource serves a variety of customers at 27 distribution facilities in eight different States.

"We've been following the Insource story for a long time and are very impressed with the way they have grown their company," said Steve Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Capstone. "With this transaction, Capstone not only broadens its service offerings and customer base further into Consumer Packaged Goods Retail, but we are also bringing on an experienced, well-regarded management team. Mike Price and his colleagues are a natural fit with how we run Capstone, and we are excited about the opportunity to partner with them."

"With their national footprint and resources, Capstone is the ideal partner for Insource to continue growing with our distribution and consumer products clients," said Mike Price, CEO of Insource. "We share a passion for service and a commitment to a performance-based model that benefits both our client partners and associates. Once we met Steve and his team, it was clear that our cultures were very similar, and the benefits to combining both companies would be substantial for our team members and clients."

Capstone is currently owned by affiliates of H.I.G. Capital and The Jordan Company, L.P. and Capstone's management team.

About Capstone Logistics

Capstone Logistics is a national 3PL which provides specialized, technology-enabled solutions for the most challenging supply chains. Underpinned by a powerful, interconnected platform, Capstone creates end-to-end efficiencies and cost-savings that help suppliers, distributors, and retailers exceed customer expectations. From performance-driven labor solutions to high-touch transportation and fulfillment, Capstone delivers the scale, accountability, and continuity that enables modern supply chains to compete in an ever-evolving environment. For more information, visit https://www.capstonelogistics.com/.

About Insource Performance Solutions, LLC

Insource is a warehouse services company providing a range of value-added, outsourced services to distribution centers. The Company works to refine, manage, and execute labor-intensive processes within customers' manufacturing and distribution facilities to produce outstanding performance-based results. For more information, visit https://www.insourceperforms.com/

About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. is a leading global alternative assets investment firm with over $45 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/value-added approach:

1. H.I.G.'s equity funds invest in management buyouts, recapitalizations and corporate carve-outs of both profitable as well as underperforming manufacturing and service businesses.

2. H.I.G.'s debt funds invest in senior, unitranche and junior debt financing to companies across the size spectrum, both on a primary (direct origination) basis, as well as in the secondary markets. H.I.G. is also a leading CLO manager, through its WhiteHorse family of vehicles, and manages a publicly traded BDC, WhiteHorse Finance.

3. H.I.G.'s real estate funds invest in value-added properties, which can benefit from improved asset management practices.

4. H.I.G. Infrastructure focuses on making value-add and core plus investments in the infrastructure sector.

Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 companies worldwide. The firm's current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at https://www.higcapital.com/.

About The Jordan Company

TJC, founded in 1982, is a middle‐market private equity firm that has managed funds with original capital commitments in excess of $17 billion and a 39‐year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries including Industrials, Transportation & Logistics, Healthcare & Consumer, and Telecom, Technology & Utility. The senior investment team has been investing together for over 20 years and is supported by the Operations Management Group, which was established in 1988 to initiate and support operational improvements in portfolio companies. TJC has offices in New York, Chicago and Stamford. For more information, please visit https://www.thejordancompany.com/.

* Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and affiliates.

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Move For Hunger and Graebel Renew Their Partnership and Turn 11,000 Miles into 47,000 Meals to Help Those in Need

RED BANK, N.J. -- Graebel Companies, Inc., a leading provider of international relocation services, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, today announced they renewed their partnership and commitment to the fight against hunger.

Graebel has been a partner of Move For Hunger since 2016 and has helped provide nearly 100,000 meals over the years. Graebel's passion to end hunger goes far beyond the boardroom and extends to many of its employees. Just last month, 250 employees participated in the Move2 Fight Hunger Challenge, a virtual competition that enabled donations to Move for Hunger by encouraging employees to be active. Throughout the month of September, participants could run, walk, bike, cook, or garden, to contribute meals to those in need. During the competition, Graebel employees exercised a total of 11,000 miles, (17,700 kilometers) which helped provide 47,000 meals.

"We have been so excited to partner with Move For Hunger over the years and this year's Move2 Fight Hunger event was phenomenal," said Ben Ivory, Senior Vice President at Graebel. "We looked for a way to engage our 800+ employees in 11 countries through healthy, family-oriented activities focused on an urgent need in our communities. The Move for Hunger team was amazing, and we can't wait to expand the program next year!"

Graebel is a leader in global talent and workplace mobility. They make it easy for companies to relocate employees or entire offices overseas and across borders. They work in 165 countries and their team speaks 42 languages.

The relocation industry is familiar to Move For Hunger, which has been making an impact since 2009. By mobilizing an entire industry, Move For Hunger and its network of 1,000+ movers have transported 24 million pounds of food (20 million meals) to local food banks in all 50 states and Canada. For over a decade, Move For Hunger has been focused on non-perishable food donations, but has recently launched its new fresh food program which has already collected more than 400,000 meals worth of fresh produce in its first few months.

"With the support of Graebel, we continue to find new ways to make an impact," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "Our fresh food program is well on its way and continues to build on the momentum of the organization."

The support is needed now more than ever. Five million more people have fallen into food insecurity as the result of the pandemic. Forty-two million people in the United States, including 1 in 6 children, don't know where their next meal is coming from.

"When COVID devastated the entire country last year, our network stepped up to deliver 4 million meals, a record for us," continued Lowy. "And with the support of our loyal partner in Graebel, this year we're on track to transport more meals than ever before."

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://moveforhunger.org/.

About Graebel

Graebel Companies, Inc. is a leading provider of global talent and workplace mobility solutions for some of the world's largest and most recognized brands and their employees in 165 countries. Since its founding in 1950, Graebel has innovated and grown to deliver excellent relocation service and results for clients, all while remaining family-owned and focused on people-first mobility. With custom technology solutions, Graebel develops and implements mobility strategies that help companies attract and retain talent; respond faster to global market trends; maximize return on mobility programs; and create exceptional experiences that make global talent mobility more humane and as seamless as possible. As a full-service relocation management company (RMC), Graebel addresses every part of the mobility lifecycle for employers and employees, including services for departure and move management, destination, settling-in and ongoing assignments. For more information, visit https://www.graebel.com/. Here's to the world ahead(R).

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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SIERA.AI Announces Q3 FY21 New Customers and Expanded Deployment

AUSTIN, Texas -- SIERA.AI a leading innovator of digitization and safety solutions for preventing industrial forklift accidents announced today the continued rapid growth of new customer wins and expanded deployment of its SIERA.AI S2 and S3 forklift digitization and safety solutions.

The Company has secured eleven (11) significant new contracts in multiple industry verticals and quadrupled revenue Quarter over Quarter. The eleven new contracts include verticals in retail, food and beverage manufacturing, trading, and general manufacturing.

New customers selected our industry-leading slow to a safe stop, pedestrian detection (partial & full), forklift access control, impact detection / measurement, and electronic inspection with real-time digital data collection and graphical analytics displayed in our online telemetry Dashboard, aimed at preventing forklift accidents, injuries and damages. Several new customers replaced existing telemetry solutions as a result.

"It's great working with SIERA.AI," said I. Serbin of Ken's Foods. "They are open to work with and customize to our needs. They take our feedback and work with us to address any concerns. It has been a rewarding and profitable experience."

Customers' commitment to operator and pedestrian safety, coupled with a strategic commitment to digital transformation continues to drive expanded sales and deployment of SIERA.AI products.

"Our goal is to continue developing and delivering proactive safety solutions that track and prevent forklift accidents," said Saurav Agarwal, president & CEO of SIERA.AI. "That's what our customers want, and that's what we want for every facility worldwide."

About SIERA.AI

SIERA.AI is a premiere provider of industrial vehicle mobility safety solutions. Our innovative safety solutions transform the way operations make decisions with our real-time data collection and graphical analytics Dashboard powered by our S2 Digital Forklift Inspection with Impact Detection, S3 Pedestrian Detection and S3 Slow to a Safe Stop. We aim to help each customer achieve Zero accidents in every facility worldwide.

For more information visit https://www.siera.ai/.

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Capacity LLC announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Mitsui USA

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Capacity LLC ("Capacity"), a leading technology-driven provider of eCommerce and retail fulfillment, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. ("Mitsui USA"). Mitsui USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading, investment, and service enterprises in the world. The partnership combines Capacity's proven 20-year track record with Mitsui USA's global reach and capabilities in the logistics sector.

"Capacity has chosen a highly respected strategic partner with a global network and a deeply compatible cultural mindset of prioritizing the needs of its customers. Mitsui USA will further support Capacity's operations, our commitment to customers, and growth into international markets," said Capacity CEO, Jeff Kaiden.

"Mitsui USA enjoys a long history of partnering with innovative and high-performing market leaders, fostering their vision, and helping to create value together. We are excited to support Jeff and his team in the next phase of Capacity's growth," said Matthew Maher, a General Manager at Mitsui USA's Financial and New Business Division.

Capacity's current management team will remain in place and continue to execute their vision. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Republic Partners and Longsight Advisors acted as financial advisors to Capacity in the transaction. Sidley Austin LLP served as legal counsel to Capacity. O'Melveny & Myers LLP served as legal counsel to Mitsui USA.

For more information about Capacity LLC visit our website at https://www.capacityllc.com

More information on Mitsui USA may be found at https://www.mitsui.com/us

About Capacity LLC:

Since 1999, Capacity LLC has delighted clients and their customers by delivering exceptional order experiences, via custom-engineered fulfillment solutions, value-added services, and tier-one technology. Strategic locations on each coast and in the mid-west reduce transit times, facilitate cost-effective shipping, and provide flexible transportation solutions. Our coastal facilities are close to the major ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and Newark/New York.

Capacity also has well-developed infrastructure serving the European market, with fulfillment operations in the UK near London's Gatwick Airport, in partnership with Yusen Logistics subsidiary ILG UK. The company provides domestic and international distribution for brands with a global reach.

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CUB Works with Capstone Logistics on Last Mile Grocery Delivery

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- CUB and Capstone Logistics are collaborating to bring grocery and liquor deliveries to Minnesota residents. Capstone is currently deploying 300 independent contractors to 80 grocery stores and 27 wine and liquor stores.

CUB selected Capstone because of its cost-saving delivery model, powered by its proprietary MileZero platform. The technology optimizes route planning and synchronizes deliveries to multiple store customers, creating efficiencies and reducing costs. Delivery information is shared in real-time with the consumer and CUB through a white-labeled app.

"Today's consumer is busier than ever, and they shouldn't be treated differently if they can't find time to purchase their groceries physically in one of our stores. Our new online grocery pickup and delivery experience allows us to better deliver on our My CUB, My Way promise, giving customers who shop at CUB access to the same benefits and experience whether they prefer shopping in our stores or online through curbside pickup or home delivery," said Chad Bersie, director of e-commerce at CUB.

"Our grocery delivery solution provides the technology and logistics execution retailers need to offer omnichannel fulfillment," said Jon Rydel, EVP of Capstone's Last Mile division. "As online grocery sales continue to skyrocket, improving service needs to be a priority; and with Capstone Last Mile, retailers can offer their own branded solution that improves the total customer experience."

About Capstone Logistics

Capstone Logistics is the leader in providing specialized, technology-enabled solutions for the most challenging supply chains. Powered by an interconnected platform, Capstone creates end-to-end efficiencies and cost-savings that help suppliers, distributors, and retailers exceed customer expectations. From performance-driven labor solutions to high-touch transportation and fulfillment, Capstone delivers the scale, accountability, and continuity that enables modern supply chains to compete in an ever-evolving environment.

To learn more, visit https://www.capstonelogistics.com/.

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Nestle USA Awards Capstone Logistics Broker of the Year for 2020

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been named 2020 Broker of the Year by Nestle USA. Capstone's freight management division has served Nestle USA for more than five years, steadily growing the relationship each year.

Nestle USA leaders chose Capstone as Broker of the Year because of strong performance across several key areas: communication, innovation, service and account management, visibility, technology, and reliability.

"We are incredibly proud to have achieved this accolade from Nestle USA, the largest CPG company in the world," said Ross Vigil, EVP of Client Management - Freight Management at Capstone. "To have our team's commitment to service and innovation recognized by one of the strongest supply chain teams in the country is a tremendous honor."

Capstone provides high-touch transportation solutions powered by best-in-class technology. From handling high-risk temperature-controlled business to high-stakes production-line and retail shipments, Capstone has the operational expertise and carrier network to provide an exceptional experience to partners that require careful handling, meticulous execution, and end-to-end visibility.

Capstone's presence in more than 550 distribution centers gives partners unique access to actionable insights and support that can lead to faster driver turn times, reduced costs, operational efficiency, and shipper of choice status.

About Capstone Logistics

Capstone Logistics is the leader in providing specialized, technology-enabled solutions for the most challenging supply chains. Powered by an interconnected platform, Capstone creates end-to-end efficiencies and cost-savings that help suppliers, distributors, and retailers exceed customer expectations. From performance-driven labor solutions to high-touch transportation and fulfillment, Capstone delivers the scale, accountability, and continuity that enables modern supply chains to compete in an ever-evolving environment. To learn more, visit https://www.capstonelogistics.com/.

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Move For Hunger and Mover’s Choice Renew Their Partnership in an Effort to End Hunger

RED BANK, N.J. -- Mover's Choice, a specialty moving and storage insurance program, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced the renewing of their partnership today for another year that would help provide more than 25,000 meals to those in need.

This is the third year of the partnership between the two organizations that has contributed a total of 63,000 meals to hungry families across the country.

"We're extremely fortunate and appreciative to join such a much-needed cause," said Brandon Laam, Director of Business Development at Mover's Choice. "The sustainable donation process that Move For Hunger undertakes is quite extraordinary. With their partnership, we look forward to having the ability to do our part in getting food delivered to those who need it most."

Mover's Choice has been a trusted partner of the moving and storage industry for over 25 years. Their specially designed insurance products and solutions support many van lines and individual movers in the Move For Hunger network.

Thanks to partnerships like the one with Mover's Choice, Move For Hunger continues to increase its impact in the United States and Canada. Just last month, Move For Hunger announced that it had helped feed 20 million people - half of which coming in the last three years alone.

Since its founding in 2009, Move For Hunger has made a sustainable way for people to donate food. They've partnered with 1,000+ movers in all fifty states and Canada to ask the simple question, "Would you like to donate your food when you move?" The organization has since expanded its scope to include organizing community food drives, rescuing unused food from events like marathons and festivals, and the recent launch of its new fresh food program which collects perishable food from farms and other sources and distributes it to local food banks.

All of these initiatives are vital in solving the hunger crisis that touches every state and county in the United States. There are 42 million hungry Americans including 1 in 6 kids that are considered food insecure. In California, the home of Mover's Choice, over 4 million people are unsure of where their next meal is coming from.

"Mover's Choice has been a close partner of ours for multiple years and we very much appreciate their continued support," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "We're trying to mobilize an entire industry-from the movers to all the companies that support the movers-to rally around the same cause. With our continued partnership, we're one step closer to doing that and one step closer to ending hunger."

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger 501(c)(3) is a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://moveforhunger.org/.

About Mover's Choice

The Mover's Choice Program has been providing specially designed insurance products for the residential household goods moving and storage industry for over 28 years. We provide comprehensive coverage at competitive prices. Learn more at http://www.moverschoiceinfo.com/

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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Move For Hunger and Mayflower Transit Announce a New Partnership to Help Fight Hunger in the United States

RED BANK, N.J. -- Mayflower Transit, the nation's most recognized and trusted moving company, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced today a brand new partnership that will provide much-needed transportation assistance to food banks in the United States while also contributing more than 125,000 meals.

Since its founding in 2009, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 24 million pounds of food - over 20 million meals - across all 50 states and in Canada. The organization continues to increase its impact year after year and is on pace to deliver a record 6 million meals this year alone. The new partnership with Mayflower Transit will only increase its impact.

Mayflower Transit joins an ever-growing network of 1,000+ movers and transportation partners dedicated to fighting food insecurity. Mayflower Transit began with a vision to give people a choice, providing an alternative to using railroads to move household goods. A growing network of paved roads in the early 20th century further enabled long-distance trucking, and thus began Mayflower's foundation as a trailblazer in the moving industry. Over the past 90 years, Mayflower has helped America move with 200 affiliated agents. Mayflower Transit is part of UniGroup, C.A., a cooperative based in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, and also owns the nation's #1 mover United Van Lines, UniGroup Logistics and more.

The new partnership couldn't come at a more important time. After nearly a decade of slowly declining food insecurity in the U.S., the pandemic wiped out the progress made and increased the total number of people struggling to put food on the table to 42 million Americans (1 in 8). Now, the country faces the uncertainty of what the COVID Delta variant will bring as we head into the cooler months when food insecurity usually increases.

"We cannot be more excited about our new partnership with Move For Hunger," President and CEO Marc Rogers said. "The partnership fits hand-in-hand with Mayflower's philanthropic mission to fortify the communities in which we serve through eliminating food waste and fighting hunger. At Mayflower we are seeking new opportunities and pathways to progress that go well beyond simply moving our customer's safely. A partnership with Move For Hunger pairs one of the nation's experts in ensuring millions of meals every year reach the homes of those in need with our vast transportation network. Together, we will be able to increase food security in the communities that need it most."

"I'm thrilled to join forces with Mayflower Transit," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "They're so widely respected and with agents everywhere, we can be that much more effective in our food rescue efforts. Thirty-five percent of all food in the United States goes unused or uneaten. At the same time, people are struggling in every state. The addition of Mayflower and its agents will help put more food in the hands of people who need it most."

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger (501(c)(3) is a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://moveforhunger.org/.

About UniGroup

UniGroup is a $1.4 billion transportation and relocation services company with headquarters in suburban St. Louis. In addition to household goods carriers United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, logistics company UniGroup Logistics, and international relocation provider UniGroup Worldwide Moving, UniGroup owns other subsidiaries providing goods and services to professional movers. Visit http://www.unigroup.com/ for more information.

About Mayflower

Mayflower is America's most recognized and trusted moving company. Mayflower offers a full range of moving services. With headquarters in suburban St. Louis, Mayflower maintains a network of 200 affiliated agencies. For more information about Mayflower Transit and its services, visit: http://www.mayflower.com/.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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