KLLM Shows Its Spirit is a Driving Force

KLLM Transport Services is among the 14 small American businesses that received the 2006 American Spirit Award, which salutes efforts in disaster areas affected by 2005’s hurricanes. The award, presented by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), celebrates America’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Richland MS-based KLLM operates a fleet of temperature-controlled trailers, trucks, and dry-haul vans. Its carriers shipped goods and relief supplies to Gulf Coast areas decimated by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. The company said several of its drivers volunteered to make repeated trips to help the most severely impacted areas recover.

KLLM used about 75 of its cargo trailers to haul goods and supplies to damaged areas.

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KLLM Donates to Food Network

The gift from KLLM Transport Services is expected to double the Mississippi Food Network’s capacity to deliver donated food and household items to more than 300 agencies and food banks across the state. The food is then delivered to needy Mississippians.

KLLM is one of the largest transportation companies in the Southeast. Officials say the refrigerated trailer can haul up to 45,000 pounds.

In 2005, the Mississippi Food Network delivered more than 16 million pounds of food. The network was established in 1993.

Source: WTOK

KLLM Drivers Earn Recognition for Safety

Five KLLM drivers were inducted into the company’s Chairman’s Fleet, and 17 drivers joined the President’s Fleet recently in Jackson MS at the company’s annual Million-Mile Awards Dinner. Drivers must reach one million miles accident-free for membership in the President’s Fleet, and two million miles safely for induction into the Chairman’s Fleet.

New Chairman’s Fleet members are: Cleveland Harris of Jackson MS, Emanuel Jefferies of Cary MS, Nancy Oxner of Forest Park GA, William Oxner of Forest Park GA, and Joel Kringlen of Louisville MS.

Added to the President’s Fleet are: Timothy Shelton of Mt Vernon IL, Jose Lopez Jr of Kingsville TX, Terry Matthews of Asheboro NC, Vickie Green of Pine Grove PA, Rose Fredette of Carenco LA, Edward Mullee of Yucaipa CA; Anthony Montesion of New Port Richey FL, Willie McNeil of Baton Rouge LA, Raleigh Parthemore II of Gladewater TX, Danny Howington of Pearl MS, Marvin Anderson of Philadelphia MS, Guillermo Bustamante of Colton CA, Edward Campbell of New Orleans LA, James Carollo of Greenville MS, Melvina Chaney of New Orleans, Merlin Cryer of Mandeville LA, and Carl Singletary of Livingston LA.

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