Navigating Roundabouts

What is a roundabout? A roundabout is a one-way, circular intersection that uses signs to guide motorists around them. They do not have traffic signals. Roundabouts have safe crossings for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Watch the informational video below for the many benefits of roundabouts and how to navigate a roundabout.

Read the informational flyer that illustrates how to navigate a roundabout, roundabout driving “rules”, and dispels myths surrounding roundabouts with “Fact versus Fiction.” Download the Roundabout Flyer Here

Read the informational flyer that illustrates how truckers are to navigate in the roundabout. Download the Navigating a Roundabout Flyer Here

Road Rules

Drive Safe!

Kids First of Florida

Happy Birthday

Did You Know Most Foster Kids Don’t Get Birthday Presents?

It seems like such a simple thing, but for most kids in foster care, their birthdays go completely unnoticed and is just another day without a forever family.

We have learned that many kids in foster care are forgotten on their birthdays, in part because the Department of Social Services doesn’t provide funds to pay for birthday parties or gifts. In addition, these kids are separated from their biological families, and the experiences that led them into foster care often involve some form of loss, trauma, or maltreatment. Social workers say that having their birthdays forgotten is especially difficult, given the level of challenges and losses these children have experienced already.

Some foster families and placements do celebrate their foster children on their birthdays. Others would do more if they had the resources to do so. And, unfortunately, some of these placements simply don’t do anything for the kids in their care.

Raven Transport will be conducting a “Birthday Toy Drive” as well as selling raffle tickets to raise funds to donate for the Foster Children Birthdays to be celebrated. You may purchase raffle tickets in support of this community project, we can help with payroll deductions for donations of $10 or more, or if you like to go shopping just pick out a toy and donate that toy for the children.

We need your help and support over the next three weeks, Buy Raffle Tickets to raise funds for the children at KIDS FIRST of FLORIDA.

Kids First OF Florida

So they can Celebrate their Special Birthday!

BIRTHDAY FUND DRIVE

Raffle Tickets are $2 Each

Buy Raffle Tickets in the Office or send a Qualcomm Message to dispatch for a payroll deduction.

PRIZES:

*ICONIA Tab 8 * tablet generously donated by John and Joyce  Parsons.  Winner announced 5/6/16

 *Lowe’s Gift Card $50- Winner Announced 5-13-16

*RaceTrac Gift Card $50 – Winner Announced 5-20-16

Thank You – George F.

Alberto R. from the Lowes Distribution Center in Kissimmee, FL wrote a kind Thank You to Raven driver George F. for a job well done:

We would like to applaud one of your drivers for a job well done! This afternoon, The driver of tractor 1034 was observed on our yard driving safely and obeying all posted rules. It’s not often that we get the opportunity to acknowledge drivers for observing all the safety rules but this driver is truly reflecting you company in positive light. Please help us commend this driver and continue to encourage others to do the same!

Wow, what an awesome job. Thank You George!

Thank You

In Memoriam – Harrell Jones Jr.

KiddIn Memory of Mr. Harrell Curtis Jones Jr. “Kidd”
December 12, 1950 – March 27, 2016

Harrell Curtis Jones, Jr., of Charlotte, passed away on March 27, 2016 at the age of 65 in Middleton, Virginia.

Harrell was born and grew up in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, graduating from West Charlotte High School and served in the US Army. He retired from Harris Teeter where he was a truck driver and later joined Raven Trucking Company as a driver where he was currently employed.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Thomasena Roseboro Jones; daughters, Yolanda Jones, Tamela Carrington and Rashanda Broadway; son, Curtis Withers and step-daughter, Oterious Roseboro; sisters, Diann McClain and Delores J. Hoover and husband, Ziggy; 12 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 in the Paul Helton Chapel at Forest Lawn West; 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC (704) 392-2104. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

The Online Guest Book has been signed on behalf of the company…
A plaque and total of individual contributions will be presented to the family after reading the “Thunder Roll” Driver’s poem at the services by Freddie.