Another year is winding down, and, thanks to our amazing employees and customers, it was another great one.
As we do every year, we grew. Throughout the year, we hired nine new employees, and we created six new positions. We now have 24 total employees.
Our loads arranged also increased. We arranged the movement of more than 12,000 loads, about 500 more than last year.
In April, we created a new division, LTL. This new division allowed us to dedicate a team to helping customers save money on their shipments that were less than a truckload. Eighteen percent of customers were able to save money through our new LTL division.
As we succeed, we believe it is important to help others succeed. We donate to causes throughout the year as we can. This year, our total contributions were about $23,000.
One of our favorite charities is a literacy foundation, which holds a golf tournament each year to help raise funds. A large amount of our donations this year went to this foundation.
For the first time this year, we hosted a food and fund drive in our office. We also provided sponsorships to a few golf tournaments raising money for charities, as well as sponsored a race. And. of course, we participated in the charity event of the year, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
As we celebrated our sixth anniversary in March, our organized fun began. We held our First Annual BAT Week in March, with the most popular day being BAT Spirit Day with 14 participants. Then, in October, we held our first BAT Games.
We had two family outings- one to Henry Doorly Zoo, the other to the Rorie Farm. We also had no problem with dressing up for Halloween and an Ugly Sweater Party.
We have major things planned for 2015, and we cannot wait to share them with you.