U.S. Xpress Enterprises, a provider of transportation services throughout North America, has joined the group of companies supporting the efforts of Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that will place wreaths at the grave sites of more than 600,000 veterans during this holiday season. U.S. Xpress donated transportation services to eight of the participating cemeteries, shipping a total of 3,448 wreaths over a four day period.
U.S. Xpress driver Ted Wilson, the first driver ever hired by U.S. Xpress and a one-million mile safe driver, volunteered to make the multi-stop run for the third consecutive year. Stretching more than 1,400 miles, the run began at the Wreaths Across America headquarters in Columbia, Maine, and concluded at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tenn. Along his route, Wilson made stops in Parkersburg, W. Va.; Charleston, W. Va.; Winchester, Va.; Beaver, W. Va.; Princeton,
“Although I am not a veteran myself, I am thrilled to have this opportunity to play a role in giving them and their families the support and recognition they deserve,” said Wilson. “U.S. Xpress drivers know that every load they carry is important, but this job has a special meaning for all of us.”
A wreath-laying ceremony led by the military and civic leaders was held on Saturday, December 15 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. After the ceremony, U.S. Xpress employees joined other community volunteers in laying 680 wreaths.
“U.S. Xpress is committed to honoring the service and sacrifices of our veterans throughout the year, but we are especially proud to do so during the holiday season,” said Max Fuller, chairman of U.S. Xpress Enterprises.