“They saved the needy in 2021”: Haulers doing good deeds

December 25, 20210

The outgoing year was really intense and active for the American trucking industry. However, truckers and companies where they work found time to help other people.

Trucking Moves America Forward, a program that improves the image of the American Truck Association, made a list of good deeds of carriers and their drivers.

These included:

Advantage Truck Group from Central Massachusetts is participating in its annual Haulin ‘4 Hunger charity that helps families in need during this holiday season. Since the beginning of the program, ATG has provided food to 23000 families who need this.

Brenny Transportation, Inc. took part in the local WinterWalk, which is held annually in St. Joseph, Minnesota. This year, the company went to a local arboretum and took a 50-foot-tall blue spruce to transporte to St. Joseph’s Church. The Brenny Transportation team also raised over $ 8000 in donations to needy families.

CH Robinson, a transportation and logistics provider based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, launched a “Thanksgiving Campaign” to acknowledge truck drivers who never left the road or stopped delivering, even during the most hard times. Two thousand letters with thanks were sent as part of the campaign. CH Robinson also supported families, organizations and charities with grants and fellowships, and his foundation has donated $ 100000 over two years to the St. Christopher Truck Driver Assistance Foundation, which helps needy truckers.

Richmond, Virginia-based Estes Express Lines took part in the Bicycles for Kids Ride. They shipped 415 bicycles from New Jersey to River City, Virginia, to be assembled by volunteers from the Richmond Area Bicycle Association, an organization that raised over $ 35000 to buy bicycles for children in need.

F&W Transportation of Augusta, Georgia, partnered with EZ-GO / Textron Specialized Vehicles to donate and deliver 1200 cases of bottled water to Texas to help those affected by the destruction of the Winter Storm Uri.

Garner Trucking, Inc. Findlay, Ohio, provided food transportation for a local food trip; collected and donated coats for local riding; sponsored a local child and collected gifts to make the holidays a little brighter for the local family; and participated in Wreaths Across America, donating over 1000 wreaths in honor of fallen veterans.

Defense, Ohio-based Keller Logistics and its own philanthropic team raised over $ 48000 for Operation KAVIC (Keller Assists Veterans in Crisis), which helps local veterans in case of financial problems with their veterans benefits. In November, the company organized a free dinner for all local veterans and their families.

Kentucky Truck Sales, Inc. based in Jeffersonville, Indiana, partnered with its sister company Century NationaLease to make a donation to Childplace Family Services, a local institution that supports and advises young people. Donations came from 75 employees of both companies, who took them directly to the center.

Employees of Landstar System Inc. donated gifts to children participating in the Angel Tree Program of the Children’s Aid Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Landstar employees donated gift cards worth $ 50 and $ 25, that can be used to purchase gifts or essential goods from Walmart, Target, Visa, or Amazon.

The Old Dominion Freight Line of Thomasville, North Carolina made a $ 100000 donation to Toys for Tots. More than 80 toy disks “Toys for Babies” are held annually in the corporate office and in the network of service centers of the company. The company also donated over 200000 food cans to the Salvation Army. Old Dominion also partnered with The Salvation Army to host a food promotion to which they donated over 4000 canned food.

The Rhode Island Movers’ Association hosted their annual Torch Runner convoy for Special Olympics. They raised over $ 8000 this year. All money was donated to the Special Olympics athletes in Rhode Island.

Smith Trucking, based in Worthington, Minnesota, took part in an action to help families in need in their local community this holiday season. This year, donations totaled $ 2850.

Truckers Christmas Group, a Wichita, Kansas-based nonprofit that raises funds to help CDL professional drivers and their families in the US and Canada, launched its 14th annual holiday fundraising campaign.

Good job, truckers!


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