TORONTO, (June 9, 2005) — Highland Transport was presented with an Award of Excellence yesterday at the 36th annual National Transportation Week (Ontario) Awards Breakfast in Toronto.
The award is presented to organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to the betterment of the transportation industry in terms of areas such as safety, environment, education, image, technology, policy or corporate development.
For five years, Highland Transport has been actively involved in the Canadian Association of Food Banks’ National Food Sharing System (NFSS). The NFSS is a unique and sophisticated logistics system that distributes major food donations to provincial distribution centers which then distributes the donations to member food banks within each province.
The Canadian Association of Food Banks first met with Highland in 2000 when they agreed to join their pursuit to tackle hunger in Canada. Since they joined the program, Highland has offered nearly 500 FREE trips from the Greater Toronto Area to Montreal (two trips per week), carrying close to 12,500 skids of food to those in need.
“Highland Transport has set an amazing example for many Canadian transportation providers and has championed a spirit of commitment and generosity within the industry,” a press release on the winner stated.
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