advocacy

OOIDA’s annual Truckers for Troops care package campaign set for Nov. 13-17

Truckers for Troops raises money to pack and send care packages to military members stationed in combat zones. The program will also help veteran’s facilities on the home front, including those assisting or housing wounded, disabled or homeless service members.

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PFJ donates $125k to company helping military vets start businesses

Bunker Labs has helped veterans launch more than 360 companies since 2014, creating more than 1,700 new jobs. Of the $125,000 donated by PFJ, $25,000 will be applied directly to expanding the Bunker Labs chapter in Tennessee.

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TA-Petro raises more than $240k for St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

The annual “Band Together for SCF” campaign, along with various raffles and other events, raised a total of $241,310.58 that was donated to SCF. Since 2010, TA-Petro has raised more than $2.2 million for the fund.

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Truckers raise more than $40k in annual Special Olympics convoy

There were 145 trucks registered for the event and 111 participated in the convoy. Special olympics athletes were able to ride in the trucks as part of the convoy.

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Love’s raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

More than 430 Love’s locations will sell balloons for $1, $5 or $20 and hold events to raise money for sick and injured children in their communities. Stores will also hold events such as bake sales, cookouts, golf tournaments, 5K runs and more.

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Amid driver shootings, SBTC group promotes Sept. 5 as ‘Day without a trucker’

The group's head, James Lamb, notes 400 or more truckers have committed to participating in a D.C. parade, and others plan to shut down in solidarity. Lamb himself remains under an FTC suit against two businesses for deceptive marketing practices, to which he's countersued.

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S.C. World’s Largest Truck Convoy set for Sept. 30

The South Carolina edition of the series of "World's Largest Truck Convoys" benefiting Special Olympics is set for September 30, organizers say, anchored at the SC Farmer's Market in West Columbia.

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TA, St. Christopher Fund partner for fundraising campaign

TravelCenters of America and the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund are partnering for their annual month-long Band Together fundraising campaign for the fund in August. The fund supports truckers who face financial hardships due to medical problems.

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4 State Trucks taking donations this month for St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

The aftermarket truck parts store will give both online and in-store customers the option to add a donation to their order, which 4 State Trucks will match dollar for dollar.

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Truckers Against Trafficking receives $89,000 for auctioned Kenworth T680

The auction held by Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix, Ariz., resulted in the largest one-time donation in the history of Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit that aims to stop human trafficking by educating truck drivers and truck stop employees on how to watch for signs of trafficking.

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