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Bennett DriveAway holds annual Driver Apprection Day

Annual event raises money for their driver relief fund, which covers drivers if they face any issue that keeps them from working

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 9:49 PM

FOREST CITY, Iowa - Bennett DriveAway held its 'Driver Appreciation Day' in Forest City Thursday.

The Georgia-based transportation and logistics company, which has 19 locations in the U.S., including Forest City, offers pickup and delivery of vehicles, including Winnebagos.

Their annual event was held at the First Baptist Church, and it included something for everyone, with food, games, wellness presentations, a dunk tank, and a distracted/drunk driving course provided by Forest City Police. Drivers got behind the wheel of a golf cart wearing drunk goggles as a simulation of what it's like to drive intoxicated.

Amina Ajowha came down from Crystal, Minnesota to be at the event, and took part in the simulation.

"It feels like you see near sighted, far sighted, like you're seeing a double double, blurry vision. And that's very unsafe, so I'm glad that I had the opportunity to take that course."

She's been with the company for about a year, and says the company has a strong sense of family and community.

"I feel very comfortable, I've met a lot of people going up to Canada dropping loads...and it's a beautiful thing for me to continue my CDL career. And I get to do what I like, I get to pick where I like to go, they've always made me feel comfortable, and I love every minute of it."

Money was also raised for the company's driver relief fund, which covers drivers if they're sick, injured on the job, or face any other issue that keeps them from working.

Across the country on Friday, the company's various branch locations will be holding their own Driver Appreciation Days to raise money for the relief fund.

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