philanthropy

So it *IS* Christmas already

How do we know? We've got word of a Christmas-themed Toys for Tots-focused parade Dec. 1 in Atlanta. Share any local events you're involved in here.

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Back ‘On the Road’

Driver and songwriter Tony Justice’s trucking CD is back on the truckstop racks, blazing new trails for independent artists -- and benefiting a good cause.

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Big success for ‘band together’ campaign

TA Petro has raised more than $750,000 in their three years of efforts to secure donations to the St. Christopher fund in exchange for wristbands.

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Diesel emissions: Cleaner than fast food charbroilers

Interesting new findings of a California study of commercial charbroilers -- and one driver makes a difference for the better in partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking.

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Severe-duty disaster relief

The First Response Team of America utilizes top heavy trucks and equipment to in a philanthropic effort to provide disaster relief wherever it is needed.

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VIDEO: Story of Trucker Charity’s new rig

A couple scenes from GATS -- an interview with Tony Hamilton, driver of the recently rolling Trucker Charity rig, and a scene with the father and son behind the Cubby Buddy toolbox.

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One child’s dream come true, in a truck

If you've never participated in one of the Make-a-Wish convoys -- which pair children with trucks to make dreams come true and support the work of various Make-a Wish Foundation chapters around the nation -- take a look at the smile on the face of Nicholas Cropper here, pictured in the passenger seat of owner-operator Henry Albert's Freightliner Cascadia. Also, get over to Albert's blog, where just post-Mother's Day, he wrote about his participation in this ...

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Truck Centers Inc.’s Christmas food drive a success

Freightliner/Western Star dealer network Truck Centers Inc. recently hosted a first-ever food drive for the St. Louis area’s largest food suppliers for shelters and food banks, Operation Food Search (OFS). The company’s Troy, Ill., headquarters kicked off a one-month can drive for OFS, also a TCI customer since the recent economic downturn has resulted in a 20 percent increase in the demand for the organization’s services, especially during this holiday season. In one short month, the ...

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Operation Roger, Susanne Spirit get some national ink

Growing for a long moment, the Operation Roger network of volunteer haulers making themselves available to connect adopted pets with new caretakers -- or to reunite lost pets with their owners -- free of any charge got some ink this month. The MSNBC cable network did a story on them, and we're happy to report they remain strong, having made since 2005 nearly 600 such connections. Laura T. Coffey's story began with a profile of hauler ...

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John Deere pedal car grand prize in Trucker Charity benefit raffle

And what's best about it all is that the proceeds will go toward benefiting trucking families in need at Christmastime via Trucker Charity's Christmas Group. Tickets to enter the raffle for the car (pictured), which was donated by Freedom Air Filters, can be purchased through Paypal via the Trucker Charity website for $3 for a single chance to win, $10 for 11 chances, and $20 for 25. The organization, whose tagline is "Truckers helping truckers," ...

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