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Monday, December 11, 2017

Omnitracs Supports Wreaths Across America with $25,000 donation for 8th Consecutive Year

In total, Omnitracs has contributed $200,000 toward the program 

Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced the company’s continued participation in the national Wreaths Across America program. For the eighth consecutive year, Omnitracs has pledged $25,000 towards the purchase of 2,500 wreaths to be laid on the graves of our nation’s veterans. 

On Saturday, Dec. 16, thousands of volunteers will participate in wreath-laying ceremonies all over the nation, as well as abroad, to remember the lives of fallen veterans and give thanks for their service to our country. In addition to funding the purchase of the wreaths, Omnitracs employees will take part in ceremonies in the following locations:

●    Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas
●    Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia
●    Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota
●    Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California

“Omnitracs is honored to support Wreaths Across America as we join them in honoring the lives of our fallen U.S. veterans,” said John Graham, CEO at Omnitracs. “The program’s mission to remember, honor and teach is one we are committed to furthering through monetary and volunteer support for many years to come.” 

The trucking and transportation industry plays a significant role in supporting Wreaths Across America. Trucking companies, including almost 100 of Omnitracs customers, donate their time and services to fill more than 300 trucks with wreaths that are then delivered to more than 1,200 participating cemeteries.  
“Wreaths Across America serves a cause that is close to our hearts – more than 10 percent of our drivers are veterans and several of my family members have served overseas,” said Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking. “We’re honored to participate in the convoy and recognize those who have selflessly served our country.”

On National Wreaths Across America Day, each truck carries approximately 4,700 wreaths. It takes 52 trucks to deliver 246,000 wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery alone. 

“Our annual wreath-laying ceremonies are about gathering together to keep the memory of our nation’s veterans alive, while teaching younger generations about the value of freedom,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “It’s a small act of kindness that we feel is so important, particularly during the holiday season, and we are grateful to companies like Omnitracs and Garner Trucking that make it possible.”

To learn more about Wreaths Across America, or how to support the program, visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.

About Omnitracs, LLC
Omnitracs, LLC is a global pioneer of trucking solutions for all business models. Omnitracs’ more than 1,000 employees deliver software-as-a-service-based solutions to help more than 12,000 customers manage nearly 1,100,000 assets in more than 70 countries. The company pioneered the use of commercial vehicle telematics over 25 years ago and serves today as a powerhouse of innovative, intuitive technologies. Omnitracs transforms the transportation industry through technology and insight, featuring best-in-class solutions for compliance, safety and security, productivity, telematics and tracking, transportation management (TMS), planning and delivery, data and analytics, and professional services.

About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester 25 years ago. The organization’s mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies each December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to sponsor wreaths or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org. Follow Wreaths Across America on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/WAAHQ and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WreathsAcross.