(PHOTO: ALABAMA MOTOR EXPRESS)
Alabama Motor Express is celebrating 30 years in business by performing 30 acts of kindness that touch both the trucking and logistics industry and the wider Alabama community, including raising driver wages and donating time and supplies to a local homeless shelter.
“We’re a company that cares about our community and the future of the trucking industry,” AMX President and CEO Scott White said. “Performing these 30 acts of random kindness is our way of giving back to our community and doing something good.”
White was an experienced truck driver when he decided to start AMX. He was the only person on the payroll on the first day of business, according to the company’s website. AMX continues to be family owned and operated three decades later, but the company has grown to include 300 employees, 250 trucks and 600 trailers.
Since that first day in business, AMX has logged over 20 million miles and delivered more than two million shipments.
“This anniversary is important to the company’s employees who look for stability in an employer, to the customers who look for dependability in service and to the carriers who seek growing opportunities with a 3PL who specializes in truckload services across the United States,” a media release from AMX reads. “To commemorate and celebrate this success, AMX is completing 30 acts of kindness for their employees, community and industry.”
One of these acts of kindness involves donating 16 Women in Trucking Association memberships to women who work at AMX in an effort to support women divers and tackle the driver shortage.
“Our mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO at Women in Trucking Association. “We are thrilled to see a trucking company like AMX not only support these women, but to generously donate to their driver’s professional growth.”
ACTS OF KINDNESS IN THE TRUCKING AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRY
- (1-16) Donates 16 Women in Trucking Association memberships to female employees to support female truck drivers.
- (17) Donated $7,500 dollars towards the Alabama Trucking Association Foundation to provide scholarships for diesel mechanic schools.
- (18) Joined the Truckload Carriers Association and nominated their first Company Driver of the Year, Ruben Daniels, for his more than 20-year experience as a safe, loyal and courteous truck driver at AMX.
- (19) Raised the wage for truck drivers by 5-10% based on experience and performance of the driver.
- (20) Implemented a compensation bonus based on safety, loyalty and performance.
- (21) Provided a new financial wellness program, Smart Dollar, as a commitment to employee’s financial wellness.
- (22) Invested in a new driver lounge as a place for drivers to relax before a long trip, emphasizing the company’s commitment to employees.
- (23) Built a new corporate meeting room to empower the AMX team to better perform trucking and logistics operations for customers.
ACTS OF KINDNESS IN THE ALABAMA COMMUNITY
- Dedicates time and resources to The Harbor, a local homeless shelter located in Dothan, Alabama.
- (24) AMX leaders volunteered over 50 hours at the shelter, emphasizing the importance of leadership participation.
- (25) Regularly donates extra food pallets to the shelter, with the goal of donating a truckload of food once per month to consistently give back to the community.
- (26) Participates in a mentorship program, offering available positions to those at the shelter looking for work.
- (27) Donates components and parts to help create new amenities at the shelter.
- (28) Participates in the Dothan Rotary as a way to get involved in serving the community.
- (29) Donated to the SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services located in Savannah, Georgia, in addition to sponsoring families over the Christmas holiday.
- (30) AMX leadership participates in the Alabama Leadership Initiative, a program for emerging leaders to connect with statewide experts and address the issues impacting Alabama.
“These acts exemplify our commitment as a future leader in the transportation marketplace to deliver value and impact our economy in a positive way,” AMX President of Logistics Collins White said.