Written by Justin Hatten
At AM Transport Services, hard work is mixed with fun.
Throughout the course of the year, AM Transport employees participate in a variety of social events, culminating with the Christmas party.
To kick off 2017, AM Transport hosted its first Chili Cook-Off on January 13 as judges picked winners based on five categories – aroma, texture, flavor, initial bite and lingering bite. Eight cooks participated with Jesse Baker (spiciest chili), Laura Matthews (judge’s choice) and Colby Shawver (people’s choice) crowned champions.
A St. Patrick’s celebration and AM Transport Bowl-A-Rama was held on March 17 as Bert Lathrop earned top honors, rolling a personal-best 203. A week later, AM Transport employees laced up the sneakers and showcased their basketball skills during the March Madness Shootout, won by Chad Martin, who upset top-seeded Connor Dixon in the championship round to take home the trophy that currently resides on his desk.
In May, the AM Transport team took part in National Bike to Work Day for the 12th-straight year and the company will hit the links on August 18, competing in the AM Transport Golf Outing followed by the Halloween party on October 27.
In addition to the social activities, AM Transport recently hosted Kickoff to Summer featuring a limbo contest to start the day. For lunch, hot dogs and bratwursts were cooked by Jason Doris on R2BQ, AM Transport’s mobile grill.
Along with bowling, basketball, and golf, employees go head-to-head in a bags tourney, play in the AMT Fantasy Football League and NCAA Tournament bracket challenge, participate in a weight-loss challenge and partake in the No Shave November mustache and beard contest with the winner announced during the Christmas party.
Speaking of Christmas, AM Transport headed into the studio last winter, cutting the first-ever AMT Holiday Album last winter produced by Connor Dixon.
AM Transport also prides itself in volunteering and participating in local programs and events, including Richland County Recreation Council Bunny Hop 5K, White Squirrel Triathlon, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Richland County Middle School 5th Block and Musgrove Park Clean-Up Day headed by Joel Carey, who oversees the weekly summer landscape maintenance project at Musgrove Park as well.
Giving back to the community of Olney is just as important to AM Transport as serving customers and carriers.