Touch a Truck – Sunday, October 9, 2016

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Touch a Truck

Epes Transport will be participating in the touch a truck event at The Fresh Market off New Garden Road on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 from 12 pm – 4 pm. Please come out and support.

Touch a Truck

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

12-4 pm, The Fresh Market Parking Lot off New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC

This event is a fun family festival that offers an interactive, hands-on learning experience for children and their families. Dozens of exciting vehicles will come together to transform a traditional parking lot into a place of exploration and discovery for children of all ages.

Tickets

Options include the purchase of:

1 Admission Ticket ($5)

Children 1 year and under free

Admissions begins at 12

Tickets will be required for event activities (petting zoo, arts/crafts, face painting, bounce houses, photo booth, etc.)

Tickets will be $1 per ticket for event activities

http://juniorleagueofgreensboro.org/blog/2016/09/14/touch-a-truck/

National Driver Appreciation Week Luncheons

National Driver Appreciation Week was September 12-16, 2016.  Epes Transport provided special lunches, snacks and giveaways at our terminals in Valdosta, GA; Greensboro, NC; Charlotte, NC; Chester, VA; Rockwall, TX; Meridian, MS and Morristown, TN to say thank you to our drivers.  Below are some photos from the luncheons held in Greensboro, NC and Rome, GA on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

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Miracle League – Volunteers Still Needed

Epes once again has partnered up with the Miracle League of High Point to volunteer in their buddy system baseball program to help children with special needs.  Please see the information below for more details on how you can volunteer.

WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL THREE DATES LISTED BELOW.  If interested in volunteering, please contact Amy Exline at 336-931-9817.

WHEN:       Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9am – 1pm

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9am – 1pm

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9am -1pm

WHERE:    2917 School Park Field, High Point, NC

The “Buddy” System: Make a New Friend. Gain a New Perspective.

One of the most important parts of the league is the “Buddy” system — pairing each player with a volunteer helper. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time on the field helping a player maximize the joy of their experience. Helping these kids will warm your heart and give you a new perspective on life.

Goals for The Miracle League of High Point “Buddies” are simple:

  • To protect the player at all times.
  • To assist the player according to their needs.
  • To allow the player as much freedom as possible to play.
  • To have fun.

Become a buddy and you will be amazed by how much you are needed and cherished by the kids and their families. We promise you will witness a miracle and meet a new friend for life!

Click on the video below:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=aQ7H7Mjao6k%3Frel%3D0

or click http://hpmiracleleague.org/ to learn more about the Miracle League.

Contact Amy Exline for more information at 336-931-9817.

Epes Wellness Score Card – Phase 5 – Brain Games

Ever wondered about the benefits of playing brain games? We need to keep our bodies in shape by physical exercise, but we also need to keep our brains healthy by mental exercise. The article below discusses the importance of playing brain games to improve our memory, and to keep our brains active.
 
http://www.neuronation.com/science/what-brain-training-good-0
 
Also, congratulations to the winner of our Phase 4 – Toning challenge, Carol Lopp!

Epes Wellness Score Card – Phase 4 – Toning

Here are several links that have some great toning exercises.  Don’t be fooled by where the articles come from; these exercises are for anyone with a hamstring, abdominal muscle, bicep, etc., and that will cover most of us!

http://greatist.com/fitness/50-bodyweight-exercises-you-can-do-anywhere

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/toning-workout

http://www.shape.com/fitness/workouts/no-gym-all-over-toning-plan

Congratulations to the winner of the Phase 3 diet challenge, Tammie Langley!

 

International Food Day

Epes Transport celebrated the summer Olympics by having an International Food Day on August 11th.  The Employee Relations Committee and their volunteers were assigned a country.  Then they had to make food that represented their country.  Employees experienced different foods from Brazil, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Great Britain, Sweden, China, Australia and France.

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OPEN NON-DRIVER POSITIONS

Epes is currently recruiting for the following non-driver positions:

SPOTTER – Ashdown, AR

SYSTEMS ENGINEER, INFORMATION SYSTEMS – Greensboro, NC

CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT – Greensboro, NC

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website at www.epestransport.com.

Epes Wellness Score Card – 3rd Phase – Diet

Why is it important to eat fruit?  See the link below.
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http://www.choosemyplate.gov/fruits-nutrients-health

Wondering how to get your fruit in? Here’s a tip sent in by one of our drivers: Naked and Bolthouse juice/fruit smoothies can be purchased at every truck stop and meets this week’s challenge. Also V-8 is available in spicy and regular flavors.

Please check with your doctor before significantly changing your diet or starting a new exercise regimen.