Led by coach Ed Orgeron, the top-ranked Louisiana State University (LSU) Fighting Tigers recently won College Football’s National Champions title, putting themselves in the conversation as being one of the best teams ever.
Brad Nelson, Lake Charles Branch Manager remarked, “the Fighting Tigers had an incredible season with great sportsmanship and a community behind them! We can gather great inspiration from sports to spark a work environment with a commitment to excellence, team spirit, and the ability to cheer each other on.”
Brad is the third-generation owner of Freedom Trucks which is a Trimac associate in the Lake Charles area – a relationship that started in 2016. He also sits on the Executive Board member on the Louisiana Trucking Association (LMTA), who recently held a motorcycle raffle as a fundraiser for their TruckPAC.
To promote the raffle, the Harley Davidson was on display prior to the McNeese State University football game, where there was sure to be a lot of foot traffic. That’s when Brad had a champion of an idea!
“I figured LSU’s Coach Orgeron would be at the game, because his son is the starting quarterback for McNeese State University,” continued Brad.
“Knowing how popular Coach Orgeron is in our region, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to promote the raffle with a little of his magic! I contacted him ahead of time, and he graciously stopped by to help us promote our good cause.”
“To our delight, he also signed the gas tank with his Coach O autograph – which was a big hit, as we ended up raising $18,000 for the LMTA TruckPAC!”
The LMTA was founded in 1939 and represents the trucking industry in Louisiana and the United States to advocate and voice the laws and regulations of its members when they cannot. Brad has been a Director with the LMTA for the last 10 years, and was recently appointed to the Executive Board, leading to the position of American Trucking Association VP.
With trucking in his blood, Brad joined his family business, JW Nelson Transports in 1983, which now operates under FreedomTrucks. Upon joining Trimac Transportation as an Associate in 2016, we have seen a lot of success from this relationship, and their similar commitment to service with safety.
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