Pandemic Doesn't Stop CTS from Spreading Cheer through Annual Holiday Bike Drive

Posted December 22, 2020

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Dec. 22, 2020) — Like so many things in 2020, Contract Transport Services’s

annual holiday bike drive looked a little different this year. Nonetheless, the trucking company

carried on its tradition of giving away free bicycles to local children in foster care, and to other kids in need this holiday season.

To make the bike drive possible, CTS truck drivers, mechanics, and office staff donated 52 brand

new bicycles. As an incentive for employees to donate, CTS gave away a 30-gallon cooler filled

with meat as a raffle prize.


Instead of hosting an event for families at its Green Bay headquarters, CTS distributed bicycles

at the end of last week to representatives from two local organizations: Foundations

Health and Wholeness and PALS of Brown County. The organizations have found safe ways to make sure the

deserving children receive their new bicycles.


“Our employees have made the holidays brighter for so many area children by providing new

bikes to these kids, and I want to thank and recognize them for their selflessness. We know that

2020 has been hard on so many families, and that’s why it’s important that donations and

fundraising continue during these challenging times,” said Curt Reitz, CTS President. “Having

the ability to give back and spread joy is one of our year’s highlights.”


As it has in years past, the CTS team also continued its tradition of participating in the

Adopt-A-Family program. The contributions by CTS and its employees have provided clothing,

household items, and other necessities to five area families in need.


CTS’s giving isn’t only a holiday event. The company has been making monetary donations to

the Green Bay Police Department, Green Bay Fire Department and Military Officers Club of

Northeast Wisconsin since 2016. This year the company contributed more than $18,000 to

those three organizations, with funds raised by CTS’s fleet of wrapped CTS semi cabs and

trailers that honor and depict branches of the military, police, firefighters, emergency medical

technicians and farmers. For each loaded mile a wrapped CTS truck travels, CTS donates two

cents to local charities representing the groups depicted on the cabs and trailers.


To learn more about CTS or to schedule an interview about the CTS bike drive, please contact

Curt Reitz at (920) 436-7910 ext. 1005 or email [email protected]


Contract Transport Services, established in 1985 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., is a

leader in providing dedicated and Midwest regional transportation services to many Midwest

Fortune 500 companies. In addition to our strong customer base, CTS is a local career partner

for over 175 CDL Class A trucking professionals.

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