Frias Transportation Management Donates Five “Over-Loaded” Taxicabs of Toys/Bikes To Annual 98.5 FM-KLUC Toy Drive
LAS VEGAS – December 7, 2018 – Corporate Giving With Drive! Executives, drivers and team members of Frias Transportation Management jingle during this holiday season as the 50-year-old Las Vegas based company continues its diligent philanthropic commitment to its community.
More than five fully-loaded Frias taxi cabs, filled with 40 bikes, countless toys, and games along with $350 in gift cards were delivered to the 20th annual KLUC Toy Drive, a community-loved marathon toy fundraiser hosted by DJ/Host Chet Buchanan and the entire team at 98.5 FM-KLUC. Toys were collected for two weeks at the main Frias campus.
“Since our company was founded by Charlie and Phyllis Frias more than five decades ago, our company culture has always been to give back to our community and lead by example,” said Andrew Morton, Vice President of Operations. “We will continue to create programs where our 1300+ employees can actively participate in programs that enhance our city and provide a helping hand,” said Morton.
“We are fans of KLUC and have watched this toy drive grow into a citywide program,” said Kade Stratton, CFO. “We just asked our team members to donate, and they stepped up to the plate. I am very proud of our efforts at Frias, and look forward to our continuous efforts for this program and so many others in 2019,” he said.
Pictured: Executives Andrew Morton (VP/Operations & Marketing), Kade Stratton (CFO) Chris Higgins (VP/Human Resources) and Greg Stewart (VP/Fixed Operations) lead team members driving five overloaded taxicabs filled with 40 bikes, many toys and games to the 20th annual 98.5 FM-KLUC toy drive.
Pictured: Team members at Frias Transportation Management load five taxicab vehicles with toys, bikes and games en route to and have some fun on campus while setting a leadership example of giving back to the Las Vegas community at the 20th annual 98.5 FM-KLUC toy drive.
About Frias Transportation Management:
What was intended in 1958 to be a short trip by Charlie and Phyllis Frias to visit relatives in a small desert western town turned into a half a century collaboration that helped build Las Vegas into the undisputed entertainment capital of the world. Melding a commitment to hard work with a belief in the future of Las Vegas, on October 31, 1961 Charlie drove his first shift as a taxi cab driver for a small company named Union Cab with less than 20 employees. Phyllis soon joined Charlie as the company’s bookkeeper. That inauspicious start evolved five years later with the purchase of the cab company which would birth what would become Nevada’s largest transportation enterprise with more than 1300 employees totaling five taxicab companies: Ace, A NLV, Union, Vegas-Western, and Virgin Valley. Grateful for the successes Las Vegas provided them and resolute in their philanthropic desire to support children, education and the less fortunate members of the community, several southern Nevada civic, cultural and not for profit organizations were recipients of the couple’s generosity along the way. The enduring impact that Charlie and Phyllis Frias had on Las Vegas is one that few if any will ever match. Frias Transportation Management remains committed to the lifeblood of our tourism economy by providing safe and efficient taxicab transportation experiences as well as ensuring that the Frias philanthropic legacy will continue for decades to come. Frias Transportation Management is located at 5010 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, 89118.
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