philanthropy

Small gestures go a long way

Truckers pitched in to feed sandbag-filling volunteers in Fargo, N.D.'s efforts to reach 1 million sandbags by this week's end in preparation for flood season.

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Giving back

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world is and remains immortal.” --Albert Pine

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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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