Freymiller partners with Wreaths Across America for another year of honoring, teaching, and remembering

Wreaths Across America

In the world of trucking, it is rarely just about making deliveries. At Freymiller, our team goes the extra mile in their dedication to making a positive impact. One way we do this is through our partnership with Wreaths Across America, which shares our mission of giving back to the community and serving a higher purpose.

Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization with a profound mission – to remember, honor, and teach. Founded in 1992, this organization is dedicated to ensuring that the sacrifices made by our military heroes are never forgotten. One of its most notable annual events is the placement of handcrafted wreaths on the graves of veterans across the United States every December. Professional drivers nationwide come together to make this happen, with over 2 million wreaths being transported by truck drivers in 2022.

Last year, we were an Honor Fleet for Wreaths Across America, the official name of fleets who provided their skill, time, and passion to safely deliver the wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery and other graveyards across the nation in a timely manner. 

We are honored and proud to have been one of those trucking companies showing our support to military veterans and their families, and we are looking forward to seeing what we’ll accomplish this year with Wreaths Across America. Transporting the wreaths in perfect condition takes skill and patience, and our involvement lies in the hearts of our drivers. Thank you for taking the time to participate in such an important event and for your dedication to honoring the memory of veterans and giving back to the community. 

Freymiller is also proud of our ability to financially support and contribute to Wreaths Across America and their greater mission of educating citizens about America’s service veterans. The nonprofit strives to ensure that no one is forgotten, and we are honored to be able to further that mission. 

We are not just in the business of transportation; we’re in the business of honoring, remembering, and teaching. Join us today for a lifelong, satisfying career at a carrier committed to making a difference.

How to maintain your truck in Fall 2023

Winding two lane road in Fall

Autumn is here bringing not only some much-appreciated cooler temps, but also specific maintenance needs to keep your truck rolling smoothly. In our quick guide for truck maintenance, we’ll give you the key factors to consider for a safe and successful journey this time of year.

Check your tires

Fall means wet leaves and unpredictable weather, which makes tire maintenance a top priority. Start by inspecting your tires for tread wear and proper inflation. Make sure your tire pressure is within the recommended range, as colder temperatures can cause pressure to drop. Well-maintained tires ensure better traction and handling, especially when navigating through wet leaves and slippery roads.

Prep your windshield

In the fall, the angle of the sun is naturally lower, specifically at sunrise and sunset. This can lead to increased sun glare, reducing visibility. Dirty windshields including ones cluttered with falling leaves, make this issue worse. Before hitting the road, clean your windshield inside and out, ensuring there are no streaks or smudges. Seasoned professional drivers keep a supply of washer fluid on hand to quickly remove debris and dirt.

Prepping your windshield for fall includes assessing your wipers. Rainy conditions and falling leaves make effective wipers even more important. Check the condition of your wiper blades and replace them if they are worn or streaking.

Monitor your brakes

Ill-operating brakes are never a good thing, but in the fall, the danger only increases. Rain, and even snow, can be common during this time of the year. Wet roads and slippery leaves dramatically decrease traction and require well-maintained brakes to ensure safe stopping distances. Check your brake pads and rotors for wear and tear. If you notice any squeaking or grinding noises, it may be time to replace them.

Prepare for fog

Fall often brings foggy mornings and evenings. Ensure your fog lights are in working condition and replace any burnt-out bulbs. During pre- and post-trip inspections, make sure that your headlights are aligned correctly, as proper alignment is vital for top visibility in foggy conditions.

Watch out for wildlife

Remember that during fall, it’s mating season for deer and other wildlife. Watch for deer crossing signs and remain vigilant for wildlife, especially during dawn and dusk. Keep a safe distance, avoid sudden maneuvers, and drive cautiously to prevent collisions with animals on the road.

It’s not only time to keep your truck in tip-top shape, it’s also time to assess if you’re satisfied with your driving career. Looking for a better career home? Connect with us today to learn more about our opportunities for CDL-A drivers.